That was actually me around day 14 - I was waiting to cut my hair around my birthday (March 27) as I might have had jury duty and wanted to look semi decent. Then covid shut the world down and I missed my hair cut, which was last done in December. It. Is. Touching. My. Neck. (I hate that)
I am actually surprised I haven't cut it myself - yet.
It looks like things are starting to slowly reopen this weekend. I saw that Hobby Lobby was open yesterday - HOBBY LOBBY! I cannot wait to get in there for the smell of the store alone. I cannot describe it but it is one of my favorite smells. Like a bookstore smells of ALLTHEBOOKS - Hobby Lobby smells of ALLTHECRAFTS. I have missed it greatly.
I used to whine a lot about having to go grocery shopping and now I miss the easiness of how it used to be. Shopping now requires a mask and planning LOL Although, some changes I absolutely love - the curbside pickups are fabulous. Drive up, pop the trunk, drive away. That needs to stick around!
Amazon has more things available for Prime free delivery now too. During the first weeks it was impossible to find puzzles and paint by numbers kits at all and if they had them there was at least a $10 shipping charge and you might get it in June. I was able to get stuff here in a few days last week and for that I am grateful as I am running out of puzzles.
I mean, really? How perfect is that? I have been amusing myself with Disney's Emoji Blitz - mostly to collect the emoji because they made everything else either too complicated to do or impossible unless you spend real money. But you can still collect coins and emoji. And apparently the number of the beast too :)
I am not kidding about that. I have lost all track of time and I know I am not the only one. Every day melts into the next and I hate that. It probably doesn't help that I never bought a wall calendar this year and while I have a daily planner I don't see it unless I go look at it and right now, who needs a planner?!
Look at computer
Stare at things
Puzzle, craft, paint stuff
Fight depression from news
Sleep not sleep because wtf is happening in the world
Still - my current planner ends in June so I spent some time looking for a new one. I decided I needed to work a bit more with my highs and lows and the moon. Since I have always been so in tune with the Moon, I want to track daily, how I am feeling and what is going on etc. So, I got a Moon journal and Moonology and am hoping that will help me stay grounded in whatever fucking day it happens to be and I stop thinking its Friday when it is actually Sunday.
I watched a birthday/graduation parade yesterday in front of my house. A ton of cars decorated their windows and tied balloons to their bits and drove up and down the streets honking and playing music and celebrating their people. Because we are still being isolated and it can be so sucky. So watching that made me all teary eyed. I am blaming my period but still. There is often too much negative news and not enough stuff to make me smile and that made me smile.
This is a not so brave new world happening and cabin fever is making me itchy to see what happens next. Also, I really hope toilet paper and paper towels are more available soon. I am pretty sure the people who hoarded it back in March will have enough til 2050 at this point. Save some for the rest of us, huh?
73 says between blogs. 73 days of staying indoors and watching the world via computer screens. 73 days of watching covid change everything. 73 days of not cutting my own hair off. 73 days of wondering what comes next.
I was commenting yesterday about the ridiculous toilet paper hoarding going on because of the coronavirus, covid-19. I mean, seriously, there are people buying 50 packs of tp and going back for more. But... there wasn't any shortage! Panic buying is going to cause one though and then that is going to screw EVERYONE up.
Just buy what you need people. Because, if you need that much toilet paper for a 14 day quarantine? Then you have bigger problems than the jumped up flu.
I get it. People are concerned because this is new. But let's keep some perspective, ok? Also, don't be an asshole.
My PSA for a very sleepy Daylight Saving Time weekend. Carry on.
First of all I have no idea what I am doing with this game. I am learning quickly though! I mostly started playing because I was looking for games similar to Bejeweled and Candy Crush and this one had Disney emojis so well, there you go. But I HATE timed games that make me frantic and give me anxiety LOLOL
But it is cute. And painful. But mostly cute.
Disney's Emoji Blitz!
The first pic is me finally getting Tink to a higher level score - which takes FOREVERRRRRR. The second pic is one of the challenges you can do to get more stuff. I was so frustrated at trying to get 600 emojis cleared in one game because I have only a few emojis right now that can do that sort of thing but omg 599!?!
The last pic was from the opening screen on the app. They were doing a special event and Sir Hiss kept flitting around the screen and I LOVE SIR HISS and his little propeller tail.
Anyone else addicted to this game? Any tips? LOL
Yeah Yeah - My blog has been dusty but I have a reason. I hate January and had little to say about it.
I did remember to say Rabbit Rabbit though - I am not sure if it works but it can't hurt and Bungerston is adorable, yes?
So, January. I am not a fan. It's cold and dark and makes me stabby. I get ideas and then I just let them sit there because I am not in the mood to create them yet. I think maybe I am waking up a bit but I can't tell if that's because January is over or just because it's 80 degrees today. But will be back to cold tomorrow. Meh.
I did read a lot, which makes the day better in my humble opinion.
Books For January:
The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
The Masked City - Genevieve Cogman
The Burning Page -Genevieve Cogman
The Lost Plot - Genevieve Cogman
(Yes I re-read all the Invisible Library Series and I just loved the new one. I was having trouble waiting for it to release in the US and happily I snagged a UK copy of it (The Secret Chapter) The dragon plots thicken!
Night Sins - Tami Hoag
Dark Paradise - Tami Hoag
(I usually don't read the crime suspense books but these were light and easy to get through and fun)
Under the Dome - Stephen King
(re-re-re-re many re-reads LOL I love this book though. Aside from what causes the Dome, the horror of what people can do makes this one even scarier)
Island of the Lost - Joan Druett
(I wanted to like this book and it had a lot of interesting information and the story was awesome and full of adventure but, it dragggggged. It's about two real ships that crash land on and island at the same time but they don't realize it and how they have to wait to be rescued or find their own ways off - it was just dragggy)
The Stand - Stephen King
(another major re-read but is one of my favorites - not sure it was a good idea with this Corona Virus sprouting about the world)
A Map of Days - Ransom Riggs
(From the Miss Peregrine series, I have the first 3 and had no idea he had written more. I grabbed the ebook version of this book 4 and it was great. A lot darker than the first 3 and book 5 was just released a few days ago.)
From the Corner of His Eye - Dean Koontz
The Face - Dean Koontz
(Aside from the Odd Thomas books, these are my favorite Koontz books and I have re-read them many times. Some of his stuff can get a tad dark even for me - I hate reading about some forms of cruelty, but these two just make great stories)
The Passage - Justin Cronin
The Twelve - Justin Cronin
The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin
(And I have now re-read these 3 or 4 times now. My head is still in the story as it was so well done. I cried several times at the ends of the various storylines and wish there was more. It may be about the end of the world, apocalypse dystopian type thing and it is all of those things. But it is also about humanity and what we can get up to as well as love. I think overall, it is a love story and that is what really counts in our lives.
And that brings us to February. ..
The Party Bears are back! Yay!
Did we all remember to Rabbit Rabbit this morning? I actually did!
I was quite happy about the noise levels last night. 2019 New Year had my neighbors throwing a karaoke party til 3 in the morning - it was painful. This year, some fireworks and then oddly, quiet. Then a really LOUD FIREWORK that woke me up - then quiet LOL
My friend asked me if I stayed up til midnight on New Years Eve and I said no, unless I was just up already. I used to - but then I realized it was just another day and another year and the only thing that changed was the year's number, which back then I had to really try to remember because we wrote out things long hand without a pre-fill and I was constantly forgetting to update the year on checks.
It's funny, the one new years eve I really remember as being awesome was probably also the most boring sounding but it was nice! I was in junior high and I recall it being the year we got this thing called SelecTV? It was like cable and was a huge deal since my parents rarely went for that kind of thing. So my family was all up and watching the movie 9 to 5 which was pretty fun and I remember around midnight getting off the couch to get a snack of Pringles and bologna - and being happy to be up and not having school the next day. Yep, that was it, but it was nice!
Now, I like my sleep - LOL Also, I don't really write checks anymore so I by the time I have to write 2020, I'll have it ingrained in my head.
Happy New Year!
So, 2019. It wasn't bad but it wasn't awesome either. There were bits I liked and bits I could have done without but at least I know what I would like to aim for in 2020.
2019 was the Year of the Devil. It was apt too. There were things I needed to rid myself of and things I needed to re-prioritize. The Devil likes to get you in his grasp and with me, its procrastination. I like the IDEA of doing things more than actually DOING them. Until I get going, then I LOVE doing them. It's the way I have always been and I am working on it.
2020 - Year of the Chariot and that is a go go go card!
Which works out well as that is what I am hoping to do with myself - GO! Get all the things done. And stop the procrastinating.
What will you do with your year?
How to calculate your year card:
I use Mary K. Greer’s method to calculate my Year Card (which can be found in her books, Tarot for Yourself and Who Are You in the Tarot). You add the month and day of your birth to the current year, and the resulting number corresponds with a Major Arcana card. Always keep the highest number under 23 (in this case The Fool corresponds with 22.).
166 books this year!
Not too bad - I am looking forward to what 2020 has between the pages!
N = New
Happy New Year!
Because this is what I have been up to lately. More of the little green guy! I am trying to amass them for etsy but he keeps getting swooped up before I get that far LOL
I wasn't sure if anyone would know who he was at the xmas party I went to yesterday but not only was he known, he was LOVED! I donated one to the present tree and he was quite the hit! Yay.
So, I am making more and more - if anyone wants one, please let me know! $20 plus shipping! I do this through paypal. (Or etsy, if he actually gets there LOL)
I know I know, my last post was on the wee green baby - BUT, can you ever have TOO much of it?
I think no.
Anyway, I wanted to see if I could embroider its squee like goodness and it turns out, I CAN! I am so happy with it - I am going to try a few more and see if anyone wants to buy one. I am so tickled with the outcome!
I just... can't... I love this little guy! No, I don't actually watch The Mandalorian, although I have the gist of the storyline. But... LOOK AT HIM! So many clever memes too. The Simpsons one is very awesome.
Anyway, I just had to share some smiles today and here is my attempt at drawing him from a video you can watch here.
My Baby looks a tad grumpy or suspicious LOL
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious