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Magical Fluffy Unicorns Make Me Happy

This past week I’ve been feeling a bit down. I restricted my availability for my first job to make room for my second job, but I didn’t get put on the schedule yet,  so I’ve had the last four days off, which has left me entirely too much time to think. And when I think too much I usually get a bit depressed. I hadn’t really done anything productive with my time – I didn’t have much homework and didn’t particularly feel like doing much of anything.

This morning I woke up and remembered I was having a good friend – my old roommate – over for lunch and my apartment was a mess. So, I pushed my sleeves up and got to work.

I’ve gotten into the habit of listening to audiobooks on my Kindle. I like to get them online from the library and I can have them for up to three weeks, so it gives me plenty of time to listen to them. So with The Necromancer by Michael Scott playing in the background (the series has been a bit mediocre, honestly), I started to clean.

Normally I would say that I really dislike cleaning, but there are certain days where I really enjoy it. I like scrubbing the dirt away, having everything put away, everything right where it belongs. I took out the trash and did the dishes. I cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen, and then I vacuumed. I threw out a bunch of junk I just had lying around and I cleaned out the fridge.

Since I’m a bit short on money with not working as much as I usually do, I’m trying a bit of an experiment by trying to eat as much of what I have on hand before going to the grocery store. So far, I haven’t had to get very creative yet. I’ve just been eating unusually healthy because I have so many darn frozen vegetables in my freezer! I also have a bunch of random Hamburger Helper boxes that I bought but am now scared to try. I tried the orange chicken and so far I am 0-1. I should know better than to buy boxed Chinese food.

I then remembered I needed to pay rent and put together a scholarship application for my church that is due soon, so I took care of that and some other paperwork stuff I’ve been putting off, when I remembered I was supposed to meet my friend an hour ago. For some reason, most likely ’cause I’m lazy, I just assumed that we were meeting at my apartment. But naturally as I went through my text messages, we were supposed to meet up at school for lunch. And I had already eaten.

I called her and apologized – I can be such a flake when it comes to meeting people and I genuinely feel bad. She was on her way by so she stopped by and we just chatted. I made some coffee and we giggled over boys and wedding plans, just like we used to do when we lived together the last couple of years. I miss seeing her as much.

Me and Andrew have been planning for probably the last month to watch the movie Castaway and every time our plans change, usually because of his roommate. Not that we mind, it’s just a bit of a running joke. So Andrew invited me over saying, “Let’s watch Castaway. And by that I mean let’s plan to watch Castaway and not watch it.”

And like always, that’s what happened. His roommate and friend were going to Dave & Buster’s, which is basically an arcade for grown-ups. We had dinner there and then went around playing all of the games. Andrew and his roommate were really good while me and the other girl just pretty much sucked. :P But it was a lot of fun, and Andrew won me the fluffy unicorn from Despicable Me so I was pretty happy. :)

It really is SO FLUFFY.

Fluffy Unicorn

Hey there, 2015!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year Day! :) I spent it how I normally do, with Andrew and friends and family. We made Frido Pizzas (essentially fried bread dough, with pizza toppings on top of that, and sauce last. SO GOOD.) and had toasted ravioli, little smokies, and of course Christmas cookies. I made a fruit pizza – which I wish I would have taken a picture of because it was so pretty and some chocolate covered strawberries, which weren’t so pretty but so delicious.

In other words, we stuffed ourselves happy. :)

New Year’s Day is also my mom’s birthday, so at midnight I wished her a happy birthday and gave her her birthday present. I usually get her a gift certificate to a local pizza place that she loves, and I also printed some of our engagement photos off and framed them for her.

I normally don’t make any resolutions on New Year’s and I suppose this year is no different. I always challenge myself to read 52 books in a year, which I track on Goodreads, so I plan on trying to get a head start on that before classes resume again. I read 50 in 2014, which I think is still commendable despite being two books shorts of my goal. Overall, a good year in reading! Here’s to another! :)

I’ve happily read three books, so far: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Young Elites, and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I absolutely loved the first two, and the last was more of just an entertaining read. I would highly recommend the first two (and heck, the last one as well)!

I’m going back to school in about a week and a half so I’m trying to get as much wedding stuff done before then as I can. I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment for the amount I still need to do (and the small amount of time I have left to do it) and finances. I’ve added up everything I still need to pay for and that figure is very intimidating compared to how much I make at my small, part-time job. I had a good cry about it with my mom, who’s really good about telling me to suck it up because God’s gonna work everything out. But I do feel a bit better about it now, and I’m going to try to enjoy this time as much I can and as much as I should!! Expect a blog post later about it. :)

I am looking forward to a great 2015!!