The TMI Tag

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I saw this fun questionnaire tag on Bookish-Wanderer and decided to participate as well. It’s just random questions that kind of reminded me of the Myspace bulletin survey’s I used to fill out back in the day.

What are you wearing?
As I always am when I’m at home, I am wearing pajamas. I like to be comfy.

Have you ever been in love?
Yes, only once. It didn’t end on good terms. I have yet to be able to open my heart to anyone else because I don’t want to get hurt again.

7 Days of Black & White

I was challenged by Hunida to participate in the seven day black and white photo challenge. I’ll post the rules below, but I admit to breaking them. I guess I was so excited about seeing everyone’s photos who were doing this that I sort of glossed over the rules. I didn’t even realize at first that it said no people until after I had already done a couple selfies as my photos. Oh well. I’ve never really been one to follow the rules anyhow. Also, I decided to compile all of my photos into one post instead of posting one photo each day.

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It’s My Birthday

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It almost seems a little surreal right now. For some reason it doesn’t seem like my birthday. I remember a time when I never wanted to live past 27 years old. Now I’ve made it through two more birthday’s. I am 29. I still can’t believe I’m so close to 30. I know everyone says that your 30’s are your best years yet, but I have a terrible fear of aging. I know I can’t be young and beautiful forever, and there’s a lot more to life than physical appearance. At least I still have one year of my 20’s left, although I know it will fly by super fast. Today is also bittersweet because it’s my kitty Chloe’s birthday as well. She would have been 17 years old. She almost made it. I think it’s amazing that we shared the same birthday. I wish she was still here with me.

Cozy Weekend In

The company I work for decided to switch our holiday’s. We’ve always had Black Friday off in the past, but they took that holiday away from us and gave us Veteran’s Day instead. I’m not too happy about that because I’ve always done the majority of my Christmas shopping on Black Friday, and now I will have to be at work the entire day. Not only that, but it takes away our four day weekend too. We would always have Thanksgiving and Black Friday off, and then Saturday and Sunday followed. Now we’ll just have Thanksgiving off, have to go back to work Friday, and then have the typical two-day weekend. I would also always indulge in some alcoholic beverages on Thanksgiving night, but now I will be unable to do so since I will have to wake up and go to work the next day. The only good thing about having Veteran’s Day off instead is that I already put in for vacation for this coming week, so I just got an extra day tacked on to it.

So with that said, this post is going to be about my cozy three-day weekend spent in my house. On Friday, I wanted to have a little relaxing pamper session. I drew some hot bath water and applied one of my favorite face masks (as mentioned in this post).

My Sweet Angel, Chloe 2000-2017

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On Halloween, my precious kitty Chloe took her last breath. It was one of the hardest days of my life so far. Just last week I was driving in my car and I was thinking about how she was getting older. I started to cry because I thought I might only have a year left with her, at the most. Little did I know that I would only have a week.

It all started on Sunday evening when Chloe did not want to eat for some reason. I found it odd, but I just figured maybe she didn’t feel good and wasn’t hungry. I also noticed that while she was trying to clean herself, she just completely fell over onto her side.

My Life in the Early 2000’s

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My 6th grade yearbook.

It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. 2000-2005 is probably one of the most prominent periods in my life. It’s funny because as an adult, 5 years seems like nothing. It literally goes by in the blink of an eye. However, this particular half-decade seems like it waged on forever. I definitely think a lot of things that happened helped shape my life and the person I am today.

▪ I spent tons of time at the skating rink. I always took my own rollerblades along because I preferred them to traditional skates.

▪ I also loved to ride my bike around the neighborhood a lot.

▪ I was in middle school during most of this time, in which I would get my first set of failing grades.

100 Followers! + Shopping Trip

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First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me so far! I have now passed 100 followers! I opened this blog two and a half months ago, and I was nervous that nobody would be interested and I would be talking to myself. I didn’t think I would gain this many followers in such a short time. I do admit I get down on myself sometimes because I see other bloggers who started theirs around the same time (or even after me), and they have twice as many followers now. I have to remind myself that it’s not a competition or a popularity contest. As long as I’m having fun doing what I’m doing (which I am), then that’s what matters. Of course I want people to like and be interested in what I have to say. I think that’s something we all want. I’m just glad I’ve been able to continually grow my blog.

Yesterday, I went to the mall on a little shopping trip. I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to the mall. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a bit of a homebody. I also like shopping at stores that we don’t have in the mall here, so I tend to buy everything online. Well, I attempted to buy jeans online a while back too, and that didn’t work out so well. It’s a shame too because I absolutely loved those jeans, but despite being the size I normally wear, I couldn’t pull them up over my butt. From that moment, I decided any time I needed new jeans I would have to try them on before I bought them. That’s what triggered my trip to the mall. I’ve been wearing the same jeans for about a decade now. They got to the point where I couldn’t wear them much longer. There were big holes in the butt (where I had to wear a long shirt to cover it), and rips up the leg. I needed new jeans, asap.