My life

Arrrr, matey!

I don’t know. Ignore that. So, today I tried spinach for the first time in my life (that I know of). It tasted amazingly good. Could’ve had something to do with the fact that I had it with grape juice. And a frozen banana. Oh, and peanut butter. Can’t forget that soy milk either. A smoothie. Yes, I had it in a smoothie. Almost all I could taste was the peanut butter. But I liked it a lot! Definitely not terrified of green smoothies anymore. Very filling, too. Bring it on!

Yesterday we went to our local supermarket for just some bits and bobs. What we left with was so much more though. I don’t mean the usual ‘We’re out of milk. Let’s go to the shop to get milk. Just milk! Weheey!’ 2h later you get back home with a load of groceries and items you didn’t even know you needed ‘Hmm. We forgot the milk.’ No, that was not the case yesterday. What we left with was an amazing experience. How come? Well, it’s not every day you bump into Kylo Ren when doing your everyday shopping. It was a promo for… uhmm, what was it a promo for? Something to do with Star Wars anyway. And this was just really good cosplay. He had the ‘looking menacing’ and ‘staring people down’ absolutely on point!

G.

My life

Stupid is who stupid does

My wits come like a lot of things in this life nowadays – subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. I think I can actually physically feel my dumb moments. It feels like a little bit of my hard earned wisdom is just happily fluttering away. Or angrily packing its bags to hitchhike as far away as possible at the first chance it gets. Sometimes it also just goes *poof*.

Today my new phone screen protector arrived. It’s matte. I got on without any air bubbles on my first try. Proudest moment of the day. Looks really cool by the way. No more fingerprints. And no glare. Oooooooh, I really want to say something along the lines of ‘Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to get stuff done but you can feel your phone glaring at you so you pick it up to soothe it and there goes your attention span. Smile and wave. It’s all gone. What were you doing again before you grabbed your phone to quickly check that notification… uhmm… 40 minutes ago?’ A blessing and a curse. It’s all there. All the information you could want. But that also means there’s all the information you could want. Do you realise how long it could take to go through ALL the information? That you could possibly ever want? No wonder we sometimes get lost in there.

I prefer getting lost in a book though. Just teleport through those pages and see what they’ve been up to whilst you were away. So exciting! Or heartbreaking. Funny. Spooky. At the end of the day though, there’s not been one book that I’ve actually regret reading. There have been a few that have brought up some very mixed feelings right after I’ve read them. Like Room. I think at the end of the day it was a good book. With some awful parts there was no need for and which seemed to have been added just to shock. Consider me shocked. Or the Maze Runner series. Which were badly written but with a gripping storyline. Mmmmm, books.

G.

My life

Greenery

I did a bit of gardening today. Sorted out my hydrangea and some old plant pots. Absolutely can’t wait to have the garden finished. For this however I do need a plan. And one day very soon I’m going to make that said plan. To say I know nothing about landscaping would be a humongous understatement. I honestly do not know the first thing about it. But I’ve got Pinterest. What more could I need, eh? I also know I want it super low maintenance. I’d actually prefer it if the plants took care of me rather than the other way round. Little plant fairies. That’d be the best. That and a big unicorn statue.

To do. I’ve got a lot to do. Do I want to do it though? Nope. Most of the time I do not. Why? I’ve no idea. What would I rather do then? No clue. It’s rather bizarre actually. It’s not like I’d really mind the things I’ve got to do. But there’s this little inner voice that just goes ‘No!’ whenever I bring it up. And it’s pointless arguing with it. I either just go against it and get things done or watch another episode of Lucifer or Vikings or whatever else there is I’ve got to catch up with. I wonder what that’d be like. To be caught up with all the TV series I follow. Probably an impossible dream. It’s not one I’m really working towards just now anyway. I’ll have enough time to watch all the series when I retire. Or break a leg or something. Being as accident prone as I am (poured boiling water on my finger today. Ow.), I’m surprised I haven’t broken anything big already. Only nose and toes and such.

It’s getting late now and I’ve got to be up in the middle of the night to go to work tomorrow (6am is not an acceptable hour to have to wake up). Goodnight!

G.

My life

Dreams and diets

I just can’t get past the fact how weird my dreams are. Have you ever had any dreams where you woke up actually crying? Or screaming? Hah, funny story about that one actually. There was this one time a few years ago I got woken up by someone screaming their head off. Took me a second or two to realise that someone was me. Then I of course shut up. And remembered. I’d been dreaming about Voldemort. Thanks for that J.K Rowling.

Healthy diet is a good diet. Duh. How come if it’s so good for you it’s so much more time consuming than a crappy diet? Or is that what they’d like us to think? I think I’m just lazy. If you order takeaway you still have to wait anywhere from 30-90 minutes for the food to come. The food itself will be consumed in a matter of minutes because you’ve been drooling thinking about it for an hour now. Then you’re left with a bunch of boxes. Plus the guilt. Oh the good old cry you have after having a big pile of crappy food, sobbing on the empty food containers, promising to get better, promising to let go of the delicious naughtiness, not to sin anymore. You know, until the next time you’re hungry again. Whereas with a little bit more effort from your part, you could’ve wizarded a meal perfectly good for you in that time. Yeah. Laziness is great. Keeps all those local takeaway businesses going. Oh, but making your own meals you can use ingredients from local farmers and butchers to keep them in business. I guess you’ve just got to eat ALL the food. I’m kidding. Healthy is the way to go. I mean, have you ever cried because you feel guilty about eating a salad – or just a nice home cooked meal? Didn’t think so.

G.

Food, My life

Finally done!

Oh that feels good. So good. Having finally actually done something Important off my to-do list. So proud of myself! It was going through a ton of old dusty boring paperwork for some snippets of supposedly important information. Pfft I say. Still. I did it!

Oh, and I also baked. Made some mustard + ham + cheese pastries. According to certain people they were very yummy. The certain people may or may not also include me. It probably does include me, you know. Cause I freaking loved them! Omnomnom.

Kitchen planning is fun! I spent 5h on it the other day. I won’t lie. There were some frustrating bits. Especially when the items I wanted, nay – needed, didn’t fit on the plan. Then I lost an inch of the wall somewhere. It was there but it wasn’t. In the end I concluded it must’ve been an interdimensional anomaly and just left it. It’s just something I’ve got to learn to live with, I guess. A mysterious inch. That’s there but isn’t. It was there when I measured everything. And it matched the measurements on the plan. But it wasn’t on the plan. It’s just. I don’t know. Very happy with the end result however. Almost. Soon.

Sleepy now. Good night!

G.