(Disclaimer: this post is kind of long and detailed and probably boring to some people. but I need to talk about my accomplishments to remind myself that life doesn’t have to suck all the time. thanks.)
As you may have noticed with the lack of updates, I’ve been having a crappy few weeks. Nothing horrible has really happened, I’ve just been down and having a hard time getting back up. BUT last Friday was my birthday and I was hoping to use that as a turning point to gather myself and start seeing things on the bright side again. So far, it has worked. Continue reading
Sometimes you just need an escape. An escape from daily life, from people, from technology, from the internet… although I don’t take the chance often enough, occasionally I’ll escape into the woods with my notebooks and my camera and just enjoy the peace and quiet.
Unfortunately when it is one in the morning and raining, it’s not the best idea to go frolicking alone in the woods (especially when you’re as blind as I am). So instead, I laid in bed for an hour creating this little collage on the Polyvore app on my new phone because I am a horribly self-contradicting human. so it goes.
I miss summer already, but if I play around in Polyvore some more, I might inspire myself into some decent winter fashion.
I’m getting all excited for my Japan trip again. This is partly to do with airbnb.com and all the lovely places I could potentially stay!
I’m rethinking my trip plans again too. I still want to WWOOF, but I want to extend the other parts and the overall stay (to 3 months total). Here’s my current ideal plan:
- 2 weeks staying in a hostel or shared house, relaxing, acclimating, and doing the general touristy things – “getting settled”.
- 5 weeks on the farm, getting my hands dirty and learning about sustainability from the Japanese perspective.
- 1 week in Okinawa ??? (not sure how realistic or expensive this is, but it would be awesome!)
- 4 weeks in an apartment or shared house, marinating in the culture.
So tacking on another 5 weeks and trip to Okinawa will definitely put me over my current $3000 safe-estimate (for 7 weeks, 6 of which will be on farm) but… I know it will be worth it. There are still a lot of numbers to crunch and months to pass before this becomes a reality, but I’m working toward it!
Today was one of those “it’s so hot and sunny and wonderful outside I don’t want to do anything but lay on my porch swing” kind of days. But I knew I had to do something, so I decided to finally give a couple of my plants bigger pots to spread their roots.
First I replanted one of my little strawberry plants (one of the 5 spawn that came from the main one I bought last summer). Then I moved my baby tree into a much bigger pot, because it has been in the same tiny one for over two years and I feel like such a horrible plant mother for neglecting it like that I mean look at those roots!
I’m sorry baby tree for making you suffer such a long life in that tiny pot. May you live long and prosper in your new pot! and hopefully your next move will be into the ground where I will someday have a home.
“I’m about as deep as a kiddie pool.”
- 11 year old C’s thoughts on taking philosophy in sixth grade
Basically I did three things today:
- set the guinea pigs free and cleaned their cage and did their laundry.
- played all those silly video games despite telling myself I was not going to play games today.
- randomly decided to try on some makeup I had bought a while back, did a horrible job of it, and laughed at myself. and now I can’t remove it
as proof of #1, here is a short and dull video of the piggers running around:
Now I’m going to go play a round of Magic with Josh because I’m a good girlfriend.
Today is Saturday and since I was soooOOOoooOOOooo on top of things this week, I decided to treat myself to a day of whatever-the-heck-I-felt-like-doing.
so I picked the last of my tomatoes, we went and bought the cinnamon rolls I’ve been dying to have, walked to the nearby coffee stand for a mocha while the rolls were in the oven, and then I proceeded to play lots of kawaii games and do basically nothing all day.
(in case you haven’t met, this is my ~boyfriend~)
When I took breaks from sitting and staring at screens I would squeeze in a small chore. The only real “work” I did today was update my iPad to iOS 5 finally (been avoiding it for fear of it becoming slow & useless) but it ended up working just fine, EXCEPT that I lost all of my documents in Pages
That’s about it though. If you’re curious, here’s a list of what games I got myself into today:
- Tamagotchi connection v5.5
- Hello Kitty Kawaii Town (Android)
- The Sandbox (iPad)
- I Love Coffee (iPad)
- almost Sims but I decided to go to bed at a semi-reasonable hour.