Yearly archives of “2019

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Anxiety and the new year

I’ve been dealing with a massive amount of anxiety lately because we’re supposed to move to a new apartment sometime in January or February. The source of my anxiety is not knowing if a suitable unit will be made available by that time. A suitable unit is a large enough dwelling preferably on the 2nd or 3rd floor.  I look at the apartment’s website every. Single. Day. Multiple times a day, even. For vacancies. The only thing available right now is an OK unit on the 5th floor. We’re not too crazy about the floor plan and the photos taken of the unit aren’t all that great.

Another source of anxiety is money. I just got done paying off a huge loan and an auto loan, and I’m facing a huge medical bill that I need to pay off, so I haven’t had any time to actually save money for our big move.

The good thing is…I’m on holiday leave and won’t be going back to work until January 2nd. I’m going to try and use this time to get the house ready for moving. Maybe that will take my mind off some of this anxiety. Wish me luck.

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Christmas came and went.


It has been over a month since I last blogged and I feel so disoriented. The previous school term was the most stressful I’ve ever had. It finally ended on December 15, but I’m still decompressing. I was taking the one math requirement for my degree plan along with two other major courses and I was under so much stress that I contemplated giving up many times. I’m happy to report, however, that I passed all three classes.

Last Saturday I upgraded my phone and finally went back to Apple after roughly five years of having an Android, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge/Note 8. I decided to go with an iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green. I like that it’s much more comfortable to hold in my hand compared to the Pro Max.

Ken, Miyu, and I have all gotten sick and Miyu is on her 2nd round of sickness now. Luckily she doesn’t have the flu, but it’s a pretty bad cold.

The kitchen is a mess from all the gingerbread house/cookie making. I need to tend to that and then work on getting the house in order in general, but it’s good to be back.





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A Peaceful Dinner


If only all dinners were like this. I was very productive yesterday having done two (smallish) loads of laundry. I finally washed our lounge sweaters, so I’m happy about that. I guess I exerted myself too much yesterday because now my upper right arm hurts and I can’t lift it without feeling pain. It’s not so bad that I need to take Motrin, though. I still need to fold a lot of laundry, but I think I’m going to hold off on that. I’m hoping to put us both to bed by 9:30 tonight.

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Maddie’s New Playhouse

We recently got another Amazon shipment in today. I ordered a few things, including two new litter boxes for Maddiebear. I got tired of her chewing on her pee mats so I thought well…she already knows what to do with the litter box, hopefully she’ll pee and poo in there? *Crossing fingers*

Anyway, Ken was showing me this rabbit video on YouTube when I saw how people were creating their rabbit’s play area using cardboard. So, using the new box we got, I asked Ken to cut some doors in it and voila! Tomorrow Miyu and I will create a roof for Maddie’s new playhouse. 🙂