What I’ve been up to! (as of November 25, 2018)

Hey everybody! I am SO SORRY that I have been absent lately. I haven’t forgotten about the blog, I swear! I have just been feeling awful lately and I have scheduled a therapy appointment to have someone to talk to about the troubles in my life I am currently facing.

But today, I am going to tell all of you what I have been up to!

Started My Art Blog

Yup! Just started my art blog! It is called My Wandering Mind!

I have two posts on it currently and would have a few more, but like I said, I have been feeling awful lately and haven’t updated it lately… But I am hoping to keep it going! I will be posting art sketch dumps next, so please stayed tune if you would like to see them! : )

Until then, here is my first piece of artwork up on my blog! It is of Deku from the series, My Hero Academia. Hoping you guys will enjoy it. ❀

Shopped Goodwill Black Friday Sale

So I did manage to go to the Goodwil 50% Off Everything Black Friday Sale and this is my haul!

goodwill haul
The stuff that looks like a giant blob is my haul, haha… xD

I mainly bought exercise clothing for the winter since I did not have any for this time of year for about $2.50-$3.00 a pop! I’m always on the lookout for long exercise leggings as well, so I bought two pairs of them! And the rest of the stuff were wants basically, haha. : )

But I did have a lot of fun being my “natural environment” you could say. ;D

Made Green Bean Casserole

I don’t have the picture or recipe on hand, but I did make a green bean casserole for Thanksgiving! And oh my god… It was SOOOOOO tasty! ^ o^

I also went to LOCAunt’s and LOCUncle’s house for Thnaksgiving dinner and that was a lot of fun! It was fun spending time with them on Turkey Day. πŸ™‚

Signed Up to Volunteer

So I have basically put in an application to volunteer at a local Retirement Home! Crossing my fingers that I will get accepted! It has been awhile since I have heard from them, but I am hoping everything is going okay with my application! πŸ˜€

And that’s about it…

So yeah, I have not been doing a lot lately. Just like luandry and stuff. *shrug* \ (‘ u’) / I wish my life were a bit more exciting, but it is what it is.

I am very sorry about the short blog post today! πŸ˜₯ Just wanted to let everyone know that I stil care about updating the blog and haven’t forgotten about it. I’ve just been feeling too crummy to write is all and now matter how many “sunshine pills” AKA Extra Strength Vitamin D pills I take (one serving of them a day), I still feel awful. Hoping the therapy appointment will help a lot for me. ❀

What have you been up to lately?

What did I did I do this Weekend? + What I’ve been up to! (April 14-15, 2018)

Hello everybody! Sorry for the lack of a weekly post last week. I was on a roll in writing my book that I want to complete someday. Plus, IΒ didn’t do anything all that exciting this weekend. 😦 But come and see what I am up to!

I, uh, think I tossed all of my receipts out for this weekend, so no money records for what I bought. Will remember not to do that next time. T _T

On Saturday, LOCMom saw that there was a fancypants yard sale in the nice neighborhood we live next to and we decided to hit it up! I found some art canvases for the Veteran’s Home I volunteer at for about 50 cents to a buck each. Score! They’re 10 dollars for a bundle at the craft store without a coupon. There was also some greeting cards there that I fancied for 3 bucks, but seeing as I have sooooooo many already, I decided to pass on them. Gotta’ know when to stop collecting, haha. πŸ™‚

Then later in the day, since I have been good on my diet all last week, I decided to have my Saturday cheat meal at Costco! Mmmmm… Yummy Polish Dog! And for 2 bucks, you can’t beat it! πŸ™‚

On Sunday, I basically just stayed home and relaxed since it was rainy and muggy out. Did some chores and other stuff, but that is about it. πŸ™‚ Boring day, really. : |

What I’ve been up to!

So yeah, this weekend was just alright. But the stuff I have been up to is much more exciting!

Currently, I have been writing up a storm on my book. I’m hoping to keep the momentum going this week as well! I am on a roll you could say! πŸ™‚

I have also been trying to lose weight again and that seems to be going well! Check out my latest progress pic that I made!

before after

I apologize for my messy hair in the right picture. I had just woken up and didn’t brush my hair yet. πŸ˜› But maaaaan, have I come a long way! I have decided instead of my weight loss goal being 125 pounds, it will be 140 pounds. πŸ™‚ At that weight, it will put me at a healthy BMI for my height and at an even smaller pant size, I bet. But if I reach that weight and see that I have a forming thigh gap, then I am going to go for it! πŸ˜€

I have also most recently shrank down into a size 12/13 in pants from a size 14/15! When I tried pants on at Kohl’s and saw that some of the teenager pants fit me, I did a little jig in the dressing room! πŸ˜€ Now for the real test… Trying on already shrunken size 12/13 pants at Goodwill. Hoping to pass that one! πŸ™‚

Last week, I was also reading a lot by catching up to some manga, or Japanese comics , that I love to read a lot! I have also been watching anime, or Japanese cartoons, and have been catching up on the episodes I have not been watching in a while. I have just recently finished the second season of the anime, March Comes in like a Lion, and it was really good! I am literally praying for a third season because it is just that great! Here’s hoping! Also, I have been watching the anime, My Hero Academia, since the third season has started and it has been slow so far, but I am hoping that it picks up soon. It seems that the actual plot is at the end of the credits and I hope it gets featured in the series soon.

So that is it, I guess! πŸ™‚ I apologize that my life is not more interesting. I guess having a boring, but non-dangerous life is good, but it doesn’t make for good writing about. πŸ˜› Oh well, I love my “mediocre” life anyway, haha. πŸ™‚

How was your weekend? What have you been up to?

What did I do/buy this weekend + What I’ve been up to! (April 7-8, 2018)

Hey everybody! This weekend was a very relaxing weekend, but fun! Come and see what I did this weekend! πŸ™‚

On Saturday, I did about 2 weeks worth of laundry. I tend to let my laundry pile up before washing because in that regard, I am a lazy millennial. πŸ˜› But it all eventually gets washed! Nothing worse than not having clothes to wear, haha. πŸ™‚ I also fixed a bad sewing job on my new red designer pea coat, which I will remind everyone was only $2.50 at a thrift store. πŸ™‚ SCORE! πŸ˜€ Anyway, when sewing the two bottom buttons on tighter, I unknowingly sewn the buttons through the pockets making the pockets unusable. Oops! So this weekend, I got around to cutting the stitching out and fixing the buttons so the thread would not be sewn through the pockets. I must say the pea coat pockets feel good now that I can get my hands into them! πŸ™‚

LOCMom was craving Chinese food, so we also had Chinese food on Saturday! Yummy!

chinese food 1

I ordered some pot stickers which were soooooo tasty! Saturday is usually my cheat day where I eat some major junk, but not too much, so this was a nice cheat meal! πŸ™‚

But before I went to bed, I was being a total night owl Saturday night and I did a nail care routine on my fingernails and toenails! I never get them painted or paint them myself, but I like for them to look healthy at least. πŸ™‚ I just never get around to buffing them and I did on Saturday night, so all is well now! πŸ˜€

After that, I went to bed. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Saturday

Chinese Pot Stickers – $7.95

Total Amount Spent: $7.95

On Sunday, I went to the Sears in our mall which is having a really long closing sale and bought myself a sweater! Which by the way is a size medium, but more on that later. πŸ˜‰

xmas sweater

Yeah I know, it’s a Christmas sweater, but it was only 4 bucks and I needed one that fit me since my other sweaters are quite baggy on me now because of my weight loss. And for 4 dollars, I’m not complaining. I’m just happy to buy something new that will keep me warm for the rest of the rainy days during April. D:

After Sears, I went home and walked outside for my exercise because it was just so beautiful outside today in Northern California! πŸ˜€ It was soooooo worth it! Then after walking, I mainly relaxed and fixed my dinner. I had cooked up some ground turkey on the stove and I was so happy to have warm food in my cold, but yummy salad! πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Sunday

Xmas Sweater – $4.57

Total Amount Spent: $4.57

What I have been up to!

Yeah, this weekend wasn’t too exciting, but I did have fun!

So just recently, I have started a new skin care regimen! I bought some day cream, night cream, and eye cream from TJMAXX and Marshalls for cheap and I have been doing a skin care regimen on my face every day and night! I noticed a difference until I started using my facial scrub in the shower which completely opened up my pores again. Uggggggh. Dx Now I have to start over again and buy some better facial scrub that is softer on my skin. The internet recommended me two cheap cleansers, so I will pursue getting one of those. πŸ™‚ I don’t really wear makeup and go barefaced all of the time, but having smoother skin is something I want to try and do from now on!

Also, I have an announcement to make concerning my diet… I am OFFICIALLY a size medium in shirts! Woooooohoooooooo!!!!! πŸ˜€

medium shirt

See that little ‘M’ on the tag? It’s official! πŸ˜€ When I saw that this medium shirt fit me perfectly in the dressing room, I was over the moon! I just couldn’t believe it… In high school, I remember at one time being a small in t-shirts and I hope to get back there someday. But for now, where I am at is good! However, I am still a size 14 in pants, but hope to be a 12 in the future. It may not look like it in the above picture of me, but I carry all of my weight in the lower part of my body, so that is why I wear a big pant size. However, the top part of my body is pretty small, so I can get away with fitting into smaller shirts. πŸ™‚ I hope to get closer to my dream by joining a local gym in town starting next week and working out again! I usually walk around for exercise outside, but the weather has been rainy on and off, so I can’t really exercise continuously in conditions like that. 😦 Since I magically turned 65, or in other words, have Medicare as my insurance and qualify for their Silver Sneakers program, I will be able to join this local gym for free! So neat and I feel so blessed! ^ o^

And I also have another announcement to make… LOCMom and I have a new pet! Everyone, meet LOCFishy Leon!


Leon is a beta fish that we rescued! As you can see, he lives in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine… and likes it a lot! Leon is a very happy fish that is going to get an aquarium soon instead of the bowl he lives in currently. He will live a much longer life in an aquarium, so I am looking forward to getting him a new home. πŸ™‚

And since one of my awesome readers asked for a picture of the pink pea coat I bought, here it is!

pink pea coat

So… Yay or nay? I still have it and plan on donating it to the Veteran’s Home I volunteer at since there are plenty of older lady veterans that would love to where this pea coat to church or to maybe even a party! It kind of looks like an old lady coat, but at the time I looked it over and bought it, I thought it looked good on me. Oh well. πŸ™‚

So that’s what I have been up to! That’s it for this Weekend Update! πŸ˜€

How was your weekend?