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Saturday, December 9, 2017

New Flash. I'm Less Than Perfect, After All.

"The happiest people are often the saddest."

I don't recall who first said that quote, but it really resonates with me sometimes. More on that, later.

Just noticed 'Emperor's New Clothes' by PATD on that screen.
aka 'The Monster Song.'
Dad said she's been playing it over and over for a half hour.
She may be only four, but its her favorite song...and she sings
along. :) 

To catch-up:

  • I spent pretty much the whole day sleeping. 
  • My blurb book package was delayed and is due on the 11th. 
  • My netbook got here yesterday and it runs great! I had to hop in the bike to get it. The 'K' key is loose too but it works, so its tolerable.
  • April's Christmas gift, a fabric Rick and Morty poster, from wish.com, came in, too. ^^ 
  • Playing a lot of Neopets.
  • Playing 25 rounds of gacha on Secondlife for a bonus prize, costing me 1250L (equivalent to $4.70 USD) I got to gift stuff, so that made it all the more worth it.
  • In my virtual worlds, between Neo and SL, definitely enjoying the virtual advent calendars galore.
  • Wrote another chapter for my novel last night. SO close to the ending, praise God!


Aaliyah accidentally found out she's getting my old netbook, so she's happy about that. She and Harmony are at my Dad's right now and I think that makes me miss them just a little more. :P God Willing, I'll be joining them in a couple weeks. :D Can't wait~!


Also, Dad sent me some adorable 'never before seen by me' childhood photos.

Never saw this before. (top) 
I scarcely recall a time in childhood where I got to keep my hair long. Didn’t even know it could’ve been me at first! 😂 P.S. Dunno who the baby is either. :P If I HAD to guess, I’d say it was my cousin Dustin.

I posted them to my Instagram, of course. These different fonts represent their captions.

The blonde is my older sister. (Harmony and Aaliyah's mother. See the resemblance?) 

I recall those days we dressed up like that. I remember that dress she’s wearing vividly. The princess hat came from one the many times we went to the Renaissance Faire. Pic below is us with our Dad. 

All of this really seems to dim the fact that I was actually sobbing unhappily at my computer like 15-20 minutes ago. 

In short, I'll post the conversation, cause it sums things up. Mind you, this all started with the fact that April and Rob tend to keep dirty dishes in their room, instead of taking them to the kitchen, which leaves me without dishes to use.

Rob made dinner tonight, stew, and they went to eat. I had nothing to eat with. They gave me their crusted dishes. They weren't coming clean.

I, essentially, got fed up with it. I complained to Rob, as I am tired of complaining at April for things the multiple times I did this month.

He got mad back at me. I got sad at my anger and well...this conversation with April is what ensued. (I did wind up apologizing to Rob btw so we're reconciled and all.)


I think this conversation gives real insight to how I am inside, ya know? My mindset? The side not many other people realize exists.



In any case, as expected, I've overcome. The sadness just fizzled out into contentment, and will have to again in the future. 

'Kitchen Sink' by twentyonepilots is a really strangely comforting song to hear when sad. 



I've just been sitting here praying, chilling, and listening to my favorite songs. 

I also ate sour gummy worms..and drank sweet tea. I gave into the sugar comforts of sadness.

Thank God for the few friends I got though. I need to be able to speak up about my feelings. 

I don't really feel like I can confide in family about this due to my 'past events' which may make them think I'd take take to dealing with my mild depression to extreme or even dangerous measures....which I never would, to be honest. I'm a God-fearing Christian, to start. But I also know the importance of enduring and letting this pass...so it all gets better. It always gets better. Know that, if you're reading this.

So...yeah. Another thing is I'm glad I started with the happy stuff, so perhaps I can have a happy part of my life to reflect on and be thankful to God for. :) Thank God he has it in my heart to write diaries, after all these years of doing it, cause it really helps. It really feels like what I was meant to do from a very very young age. He gave me a very creative and loving heart.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Having An Awesome Month!

Well, I'm back to being broke. Not unhappily so. :) For some reason, when I save, then start to spend, I get this inkling to kinda spend until I'm back to the beginning, just for a clean start. I have eight dollars right now plus thirty something saved up, uncashed in, for Secondlife.

 I got a new netbook coming in soon, Dell Latitude 2120 Laptop (85 bucks on Amazon.)  which means I can pass my old one to Aaliyah next time I see her (unless I like my old one better, she can have the new one.) Either way, she's getting a netbook and she don't know it yet. :P That was kinda one of my goals this year and happy to see it fulfilled. She's ten now and I think she may be old enough to handle having her own computer. :)

The new one has It's got 250GB, Windows 7, 10.1 inch screen, and 2GB of RAM, plus a higher-powered processor than it's earlier version. I mainly intend on using it for writing and light web browsing, so I don't need a whole lot of power, just a tolerable amount. Portability is my main reasons for netbooks, too. I needed a new OS for sure, though, and it was cheaper just to get a new netbook. Refurbished, technically.

My current one has lasted me several years now (who knows how much longer it will last in a ten-year old's hands.) It's also a netbook. Asus 1005HA, which I bought for a hundred bucks off a customer while I was in my final days of working at McDonalds.

It's also Windows XP, 1GB of RAM, and less GB than the new one. Like 160 GB. Also 10.1 inch like my new netbook. It's starting to run Chrome slower, despite only having like three programs (two being browsers, and the other my adored Zenwriter.) Age is just getting to it, I guess. :P It was MUCH cheaper to just get another netbook, again I say, than to upgrade this one like I originally planned.

All that tech talk. Rob's taught me a lot about what to look for to get the most bang for my buck, within my budget, what I can settle for in a 'cheap upgrade' (an older OS like Windows 7) and what I can't (1GB of RAM, lol.) It was for my own memory's sake, now I'm moving on...

My Instagram album will be here tomorrow.

8x10 dimensions. 370 pages. Well over 3000 photos (Mostly nine insta-photos a page and a small few are full sized.) Full Color. Twenty-two bucks (including shipping) after a 30% off coupon.  I cannot beat that.


Insert Neopets-lingo here. 'Stocking Stufftacular' starts November 7-8th, and that means I get 25 days of virtual stuffs, and possibly a bonus item for eighteen bucks. I get 225 NC at the end too since I've spent more than I should've sanely done for virtual items. Gulp. Thirty-five dollars. This month. 

-walks away and hopes to laugh at this later.- I won't divulge too much more, but at least it wasn't all for selfish purposes. :P

Blurb book, my book version of this blog, still has fourty more pages to go before I'll call it complete. The entries in it date back to May 22, 2015.

Mom got me an AWESOME belated birthday gift! A Betsey Johnson purse. She accidentally left the 50something dollar price tag on. :o (In case you didn't know, it's kind of a rule not to leave a price tag on the gifts in my family.) I can laugh with her about it, tis okie. :) I'm already putting it to good use. :D 

 Not to mention it also came with a fun birthday bag and snazzy mylar balloon. The balloon is hanging out in my room and after it deflates, I plan on shoving it in a box with all my other mementos. :)

I recently went shopping and got a cute new outfit. I do need to get myself back in a little better shape for the pants though. They are kind of a thin material and thus, you can see my lumpy self. Ugh. I hate to say it but I don't know a truly clean way to describe it. 

Still, the pants are super cute as is the 'super soft' sweater, which reminded me of Tara's iconic blue one from Buffy the Vampire slayer..ya know, her death scene.

Five bucks for the whole outfit. :)

Mom just told me we'll be going to 'Liki Tiki' in Orlando for New Years Eve, so I'm over the moon about that, too.

I'll have to look more into that as I have no idea what that place is. :P EDIT: It's a Hotel Resort. SA-WEETTT!! :D

I'm going to Dad's for Christmas and the thing I'm looking forward to most is spending time with my family, especially Harmony and Aaliyah. It's like they are my two favorite little people in the world and they're a joy to be around. :D I've no doubt they think the same of their cool aunt. It's been a while since I've seen them anyway. 

We are all going to be staying at Dad's house and I arranged for Mom to take me over there on the 23rd. So we got a few weeks between now and then. :) It'll be worth the wait for sure, though.

Well, as they say though, you have to take the good with the bad. I've had a couple pitfalls this week as well. 

For one, Carlo, our cat, has made a new habit of expressing his displeasure by going to the bathroom in the kitchen. He PEED ON THE STOVE and now anytime you cook with it, the kitchen reeks of the strongest cat urine odor you ever smelled. I doused it with some bleach and perfumed spray, hope it helps. Unfortunately, I wound up regrettably taking my frustrations out on my roommates, for one reason or another, but that passed.

My keyboard is breaking and now and then needs the computer to reboot to use it again. I keep getting close to buying a new one, while my keyboard is still functioning for that moment, then I keep not buying it. It's strange.

I still have allergies. :/

Thanking to God there's not more bad news. 

Anyway, that's all I can think of. Praise, Thanks, Glory to God. P.S. Dreamed I cast demons out of my head last night. It involved some sort of nightmare with Abbadon, from Supernatural, I think. All sort of fuzzy. I literally walked in a room of fast swirling black smoke and said, repeating, 'I believe Jesus Christ is Lord and God Raised Him from the Dead.' Screaming ensued. I said to get out. Annnnd that was the end of that. Success. So yeah.

I get my share of demon dreams, sometimes they go for a lot worse, but it's always ALWAYS the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that gets me out and through those nightmares. Works every. Single. Time. God is real. :)

OH! By the way, the house has been put on a soda fast, Praise God! So that is another bonus about this month. ^^ I hope it lasts because even I was starting to get out of hand with it. *.*

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Birthday!

In short: 
I went shopping...a lot. I kinda splurged.

1. I got a new 'second' Instagram Album ordered just now, filled with photos from 2014 to present. The first one was bought years ago and has photos in it from before then. 

This second one was only 22 bucks with a 30% off coupon! (I almost always buy from blurb with a coupon if I can) That's over 3000 photos in an 8x10 full color book. Including shipping. :D Couldn't pass it up. Not on my birthday. I'm 29, by the way.

2. More X-mas gifts for Harmony and Aaliyah. Dolls. Not a major brand.
 A wood people toy set for Harmony.



Plus an Elsa pup-tent that the cats quickly tried out.

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3. Pads. Not so much a fun thing but I needed them. April helped.

4. A giant purple bowl. We needed one.

5. Super glue. Paint. Some double sided markers.

6. Jumanji DVD.

7. 100% Acetone. I THOUGHT we had some here but we didn't. April had to drive me back to the dollar store get it, and I bribed her with McDonalds for her and Rob. I tried to find spray sealer but sadly couldn't find it. I already had the other art supplies I needed for my project. (See below)

8. An autobiography about an old fifties movie star. I forget her name, haha. 
My bookcase is slammed.

EDIT: Picture.



9. Thrift shop clothes, some I know won't fit but might be giftable. Need to be washed first. All fifty cents, except for the red wrap dress I just 'had' to have. THAT was three bucks.




10. The coup de grace? (Besides the new album.)
My Five Dollar Monster High doll head (with case) I spent most of the day repainting. Redid the hair and cut it, too. Softener and baby powder which de-shined and softened the waxy locks.
Excuse the Insta-typo.


P.S. Glad I wrote this down. Part of me was baffled how I spent over sixty dollars and on what. I'm feeling a bit better that it was just on a bunch of stuff and not just one or two things, lol.

Anyway, when I went thrift shopping, I asked for a big bag. They gave me a garbage bag, which was a little awkward walking to the Dollar store on the other block with. I had the clerks put it behind the counter as I shopped. 

April dropped me off and she picked me up later.

Also, Mom said she's got a gift for me and is bringing it Saturday. I have no idea what it could be and I love that. ^^ I've been throwing too many gift suggestions out to the family about Christmas, its nice to let myself be surprised.

I ate my pie for breakfast. Worth it. April and Rob were invited to help themselves as well.




NOW! About yesterday. We had a late Thanksgiving at Ricks with April, Rob, Rick, and Dawn.

They cooked, we ate, and shared a bunch of stories. Then packed it up and took our leftovers home.
Not much else to tell there, but as always, it was a good time with my friends.

The food I brought home from Dad's is already almost all gone after a day.
I guess April and Rob thought it tasted that good. April loves Anna's frozen cooked lasagna.

My Dad and Anna are engaged, by the way, rings and all and plan to elope privately.

I also added significantly to my novel, which is taking a turn even I found uncomfortable to write...I still even..to think about. Steel is a bad, bad villian. Ugh. I have plans to humble him though, but not in a very nice way. Still, he'll change for the better. He may seem past saving, but he's not. 

Anyway! It would seem I am caught up. Yet another grand birthday chronicled and I don't find the day ordinary or wasted. :) Pray God I make it to the big, three-oh!, eh. Until then, mwuah!

P.S. It's long overdue to update my blurb book with these entries and photos. I may or may not be inclined to get it ordered at some point too as after years of writing. God willing in Jesus name, Amen! :D 

Patience is a virtue.



Saturday, November 25, 2017

:D Spend much?

2:05 p.m. So, I've decided what I want to spend my savings on. ^_^ After we ring in the new year, hopefully. A blurb book, with over 3000 Instagam photos I've taken between 2014 and 2017. My second one since 2013. I mean, I 'could' very technically, just purchase prints, but why do that when I can include that many, for cheaper, all in one book...and for probably around thirty bucks..if i can't hunt down a coupon first. ;)

Today, I also caved on the Steam Holiday sale and bought Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure. Yes. I'm 29 years old in a few days and still have a heart for Disney princesses. Don't judge me. I did 'sleep' on it though, rather than just impulse buying. Not only that, it'd be exciting for the girls to play with when they come visit. I also got an extra education game for Harmony to play. :D

So! I went to Dad's after all. Good food, then taking allergy meds til I passed out. Netflix, pets, and all around just hanging out at the house. Did some netbook playing and wanted to go get my traditional discount books at the library but they were, sadly, closed. Came home early, since a vet trip was needed and I didn't want to be at the house alone all day with a barking chihuahua *years later and the poor girl is still fear-ridden of people, including me, so I don't blame her*)

Dad and I did actually talk about the fact that we only see each other about once a year, or longer.

I'm okay. I am. We talk all throughout the year online and there is no strain or tension, no grievances in our relationship. It's just that I live so far away..which is true. I mean I only see my Mom once a month, now, sometimes. And he said it is more than a relationship he got with his own 'biological' dad, who left him as a kid. He met him again in adulthood but they don't have much of a relationship. Yeah, the biological gramps barely knows his grandkids. I've met him a couple times. Anyway, we're cool. I'm coming back for Christmas THIS year, praise God, so THAT is a bonus. ^^ Will be happy to see my nieces again soon. They're coming over there, too.

Also, he got me a gift card for my birthday. Visa. Didn't work. I was almost frustrated to tears. *Didn't want to cry at my birthday gift.* But Dad got me what I wanted with a real card instead. 25 dollars in iTunes which I happily spent on an old twentyonepilots album, and some other songs.

Oh, and there was my favorite frozen Ms. Smith chocolate pie, which I enjoyed a few slices of. Diet, schmiet. Right?

Oh, and speaking of kids, I got a NEW COUSIN! Born last night, a first child for my Uncle Pat and my new first cousin. Scarlet (gorgeous name) Nancy Fogg. Middle name named for my late grandmother. R.I.P. Sure she's got a new baby to watch over now.




If there's one thing I appreciate the most about writing about my life, practically covering all my twenties by now..getting there..it's the births I get to write about..and if I see the kids enough..writing about them growing up.

It is something cool to leave behind when I die one day..hopefully very old, in my sleep. Going straight from a pleasant dream and walking into Heaven like I imagine happens when you die in your sleep. Likely, better. God knows, right?

P.S. Also got another chapter in on my book today, so Huzzah!! Ahead of schedule until December 4th and only 27 pages until the ending! :3

So yeah, that's what I wanted to write about and also thanking God I got back into blog writing long enough to mention this stuff. :D Hopefully, I'll write about my birthday as well on the day ;of.' lol. Anyway, I'm off. Praise God, Jesus, Lord. See ya! Bye.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

This Past Month. Lots'a pictures!

Well, my savings challenge is a couple weeks behind BUT I managed to get all the Christmas presents. I can't wait to see my Dad's reaction to mine. I think it's like a bull or steer skull. I got it for SEVEN bucks at yard sale! I soaked it overnight in a plastic crate of water/peroxide, another day to dry, and then glossed it with Mod Podge. Good to go. And today, I wrapped.

Aaliyah is getting a custom mini baking set. Mini cupcake pan, chocolate cake mix, chocolate frosting, measuring cup, and a frosting bag. There's another reaction I can't wait to see.

Drake and Brooklyn get a pair of water guns. :) Fun fun.

Baby stuff. One for my niece Zoey, barely a year old and yet to be born cousin, my Uncle Pat is having. Both girls.

DJ and Maranda get a door alarm.



Did a Pinterest thing for Mom, Jen, and Anna's gift.



 Image result for sundae pinterest bath

Above image from Pinterest.

Jen gets a sequin keychain and a cute yet fuzzy framed photo of Me, Harmony, and Aaliyah.

Got April, Rob, and Dawn a gift on Wish.com. It should be here after Christmas, but no biggie. :) Not like I don't see them often, lol.

I got all the stocking stuffers and Lord, are they stuffed. *.* So much candy! You can thank God, and the Halloween discounted stuff, for that. ^^ Even got candy vampire teeth in there. lol. Must resist eating mine until Christmas now when the choc-cravings hit.


Still happily single and loving it.

WARNING: NEOPETS LINGO AHEAD!

Tried Neopets premium for the month. Loving it and MAY consider extending it. ^^ Still battledome training my Neopet. Doing a plot, and a games challenge.

Got Neocash, about twenty bucks worth, I think, and bot training fortune cookies and faerie quest cookies. Kinda had to stop blowing money on it right there. Lol. Virtual stuff is not a sensible thing to waste money on, very admittedly. 

Got a Space Faerie code off Ebay, which now accepts credit cards and not just Paypal, thank GOD! and I struggled to use it at first, but it eventually worked. Now if I can just win against her...someday.

Rob gave me $25.00 credit on Steam for my Birthday. Borderlands Two and a bunch of DLC went on sale. Got it. Played once with Rob, nuff' said.

'Chrisley Knows Best' is officially my new favorite show. That, and 'According to Chrisley.' Oh, the sass!

I also bought Sonic CD. I needed to upgrade my account status by spending five bucks. Worth it.

After all this, you can see why the first paragraph is what it is.

Can I just say I'm GLAD my family doesn't read this blog? No spoilers with the gifts! :D

April's new thing is Rick and Morty. It's the new Harry Potter. Lol.

Writing goals are, at least, for the moment, ahead of schedule 
and we are closing in on an epic ending!

A 'fan' of my work on Secondlife. Ahem, I find the term fan blush-worthy when thrown at me willingly by someone, anyway. That was how they introduced themselves. :P 

Anyway! On Secondlife.  Offered me free rent to rebuild my store, only to donate once in a while, and I'm super blessed about that, in Jesus name, Amen! Been making a lot of ballet themed stuff, because I love ballerinas...as well as the opera. What a combo. :)

Mom doesn't care for opera, and probably find it strange that I adore it.

Anyway! Made this recipe recently, and it was SO delicious!



Got some Buy One, get one free pies in my favorite flavor a couple weeks ago for my birthday! It's my tradition that if I get nothing else, at least have a pie or cake on my birthday. Will get to nom on that when I get back from Dad's at Thanksgiving. They're frozen, so still good.




 Hoping to God he shows, though. It looks like he will this time.

I love my Dad to death. 

I haven't seen him since probably last Christmas. For real. We've made constant arrangements to meet since then, only for him to come up with some excuse out of nowhere that he can't come. Got to a point where I stopped expecting him to mean it when he said he would come over and just shrug when he gives me the excuse.

This all sounds sad. It does. 

It doesn't make him a bad father, to me. 


I've just grown up, we both got our own lives. It's just how stuff goes in adulthood. 

There's no strife there. Anyway, fingers crossed. Even if the plans get cancelled, April and Rob (who are doing Thanksgiving on Sunday as they both are kinda miserable right now) are my Plan B.

Boy, I just killed the perky mood, didn't I? XD

Anyway, I'll be private live-streaming on my Youtube of home, so that I don't get homesick. :)

Also, how can I forget! I spent a week at Mom's (where I fell in love with mentioned show above) and went to the Hard Rock Hotel for the first time in years. My! How its changed. Also, Mom got me a free umbrella. ^^ Should probably bring it with me when traveling as the weather is not great today.




Other noteworthy moments from my past month: 


Over and over and over. My heart melts at this rendition.


My character, the Lady Elizabeth Sheeks. :D Based off of a promo picture of Annabelle Wallis for the Tudors.



Yeah, our neighbor got a goat. Now he's the friendly neighborhood goat. :D One day he got all tied up on his rope and another neighbor and I had to work together to untangle him .^^




That wonderful day April and I split tiny cupcakes. :) Ultra sugary, but oh so delicious!

So yeah. This month has been enormously blessed. Praise and Thank Jesus Christ for that. :) Hope it continues and you all have a wonderful holiday! Will be happy to add any new past 'noteworthy' events if I can think of them. P.S. My allergies have it in for me today. *.*

My favorite song this month.

Warning: it could get stuck in your head. It's catchy. *.*

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Venting Is Real.

I feel so alien sometimes. 

I've reiterated that I don't trust men before. That doesn't extend to all men. Just the flirts, the charmers, and the offensive types. I'm open to 'friendly' men who clearly would never have an interest in ever trying to date me.

I think I have coitophobia. Also a fear of intimacy. Not easy to deal with.

I hate pet names. I hate flirtation. I hate flattery.

I REALLY REALLY am not in a place where I want to expand my social life right now. I keep to myself and that's not something I should be ashamed of.

And within the past couple days, where I had to brush off not one, but two guys, trying to start a conversation but flirting with me, and I had to turn them down (nicely yet honestly) they basically get rude with me.

I'm not exactly given proof here that it's okay to trust a guy. I'll accept it when I see it, but thus far I've yet to find that.

Then today....okay. I'll start from the top. He started out with 'hey gorgeous' and I had to immediately tell him I don't like that. I do block him. He comes back with a second profile and said he knows, he just did it to annoy me. I let him down again that I'm not interested in chatting. Block. He comes back with an angry message from a THIRD profile. I block again and change all my facebook settings to friends only.

Except there doesn't seem to be a 'friends only' option for Facebook.

This dude..I talked to him on OkCupid a LONG time ago. Things got on okay, except that I saw his Facebook page. I hate to use the word 'religious fanatic' but...the dude was on some levels of 'something ain't right in the head here.' Not to mention a lot of his posts had a lot of violent and angry speech. 

So I let that go and moved on with my life. 

Then today he pops up out of the blue.

I'm a bit nervous and hoping this is the last I've seen of him.

I'm a Christian. I can forgive. I do. I hate it if I don't. It's just...is it okay if I don't trust any guy that comes onto me?  Can I forgive but not let myself trust them? 

Am I such an evil person to avoid having a big social life? I have a few friends, some closer than others, and I'm happy with that. And I'm easily friends with women, especially fellow artists. They aren't gonna try to date me and I won't them. 

It's just my experience with men has been so awful that I've given up all hope in trusting any guy who tries to get close to me. Does that make me evil? To have my walls up? 

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am totally optimistic about staying single the rest of my life, celibate, too. Introversion does not always equate to an unhappy existence.

This usually only becomes a problem, the keeping my distance thing, when I actually speak up about it. It's a non issue to ignore the person, but they don't like that either. That's a funny thing. It's rude to ignore someone, but its also rude to turn them down. Its like the only win is to say yes and put up with hearing some things you really don't want to hear and endure advances you really don't want. I just can't do that.

I want to be single. I'm happier, more secure that way. I just..I got feelings that just don't mesh with ever having a partner...so I don't want to bother. I can't let a guy into my life and then keep him at a distance because I'm not comfortable with the same things other women are.

So when I look at it that way, there's nothing wrong with not wanting a relationship.

Now with that said, I don't want to associate with any guy who put---what the heck am I saying?

Sorry. Brain. Epiphany.

I'm seriously letting a guy or guys make me feel guilty for not wanting to talk to them after they flirt with me? Forget that! -Feminism fist pump-

I can talk to guys. The platonic, purely forever platonic kind. Just no suitors, please.

Deep breath. I feel better now. Sigh. Phew!

I also want to mention that nothing much has gone on besides me selling the dressmaker, finally, and NOW finally have some new cash to put towards my savings goals. HUZZAH!!!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Other Stuff Came First

It's obvious I haven't updated in a while. Other things came first. Last week, I have a lovely weekend with both the girls. We mostly hung out in the living room and watched tv, including the live action Beauty and thew Beast. Aaliyah played Sims. We didn't go out anywhere.

I gave her my wig (My hair grew out so I'm not inclined to wear it anymore) and she really pulls it off...so did Harmony. Those vintage-looking pics were perfect!










I got back into Neopets, (Lots'a pet training) and Secondlife, so I've been pretty occupied with those.

I'm way ahead of schedule on my novel so I'm giving that a break for a little bit.

Money has been tight, groceries have been low.

We've made quite a few trips out to Dawn's though, which meant people time for me..which is a good thing. They got a new puppy. ^^

 Outside of world news/drama, there's nothing really life changing that happened in the past couple weeks. I did manage to get a knot on the head the other night. I was lost in my own happy world again and hopped into bed, only for my head to come down on the wood base of the window frame. Had a 'cartoon character' sized lump that I prayed my way through with some ice before swelling went down the next day.

Health wise? Meh. I started drinking soda again, and eating more chocolate. *.* That time of the month just came and went.

Been watching the old episodes of Full House I found on Hulu, so that's been enjoyable. :) And while creating, been watching Supernatural, of course.

Um..Aaliyah's hotel birthday bash was cancelled due to the storm throwing things out of whack. I still managed to get my present to her through Jen, though. Just a nice barbie and a cute puzzle. Hope she liked them. ^_^

Oh! And burn pile got burned. Our own little leftovers from Hurricane Irma. (Aaliyah said she's fascinated with Hurricane study by the way, that and the Titanic.)


Last, but not least, there was this:


And yes, it went to a nice rehabilitation home. :)

Did I mention I'm happier than ever to be single? Just a random thought. Praise the Lord, God is able to do above all we ask or think! Jesus Saves. God forgives. You know I gotta say it. ^^

P.S. Gave away my Victoria Frances painting. Happy about that. It was just kinda 'lying' around. Still trying to sell my dressmaker but nobody is willing to come out here yet. *.*

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