Monthly archives of “October 2019

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A Wednesday Off

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning so I took Miyu with me since she’s sick anyway. Afterward, we visited the toy store, bought a few little things, including a Pete the Cat Trick or Treat book, and then went to Denny’s, one of my favorite restaurants, where I’m blogging from now. Next up we need to stop by our local home store to buy ceramic pots for some of my plants and then go grocery shopping. After that I really need to start on my homework.

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Our new oil heater!


We got it this past Sunday at Yodobashi. It wasn’t in stock so they had it delivered to us today. Original price was ¥32,868 ($302.65). We got it on sale for  ¥28,540 ($262.80). We’ve been using our trusted gas heater (handed down to us by Ken’s aunt) since around the time when Miyu was born. It works wonderfully and can heat up a large amount of space in a short time, but it racks up our gas bill like nobody’s business. This new electric oil heater will rack up our electric bill for sure, but hopefully not at the same rate though. I’m so happy because I’ve discovered over the years that I feel and breathe so much better with radiant heat. 🙂

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A rainy morning with coffee


As expected, Miyu is worse this morning. She’s coughing, sneezing with phlegm, and her forehead is getting warmer by the hour. I decided to call in sick today and will most likely do some work from home. We just finished eating breakfast and I made myself a nice hot cup of (instant) coffee in my new pancake mug. I can hear the sounds of rain and cars passing by from outside and while I’m excited about this new HayDay update, I actually just want to curl up with my Kindle instead…or maybe even get back into The Expanse. But alas, a mountain of dishes and laundry await me still. Despite the lazy feeling, I hope it’ll be a productive day for me and a relaxing day for Miyubear.

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The Moon


Miyu is down with a cold. She started coughing last night and now she has a runny nose. So you know what the means…Ken and I will most likely be following suit. She’s already asleep, tucked underneath her fleece blanket like some kind of pink hermit.

I’m always feeling disappointed lately that I can’t do all the things I want when I get home after work. I hate it because I know it’ll be like this for roughly seven more months. It was raining this evening. Apparently there’s a tropical storm headed our away. Ugh.

When we got home, I started laundry, refilled Maddie’s water bottle, fed us some dinner, hung said laundry, and sent Miyu to bed at around 9. I don’t really like to give her nightly showers when she’s sick.

My mind seems fragmented and cluttered so I’m listening to some meditation music on YouTube which I’ll continue listening to in the shower that I’m about to take soon. My three online classes officially start today, but I can afford to wait until Wednesday to actually start on classwork. How is it almost 10 already? Sigh.

I think this incense is by far my most favorite, judging by the box in the photo being my last. I use it almost every other night, or whenever I notice the absence of its scent really. It calms me down and the fragrance lingers for hours and hours like a gentle reminder to get a good sleep. I ordered 12 more boxes just a few minutes ago. I also ordered (while I was at work), a camera bag for my M50, an extra SD card, and a bath robe for Miyu.

On a random note, I’m looking at the photo above and I’m thinking, damn, I really need to repaint my nails. I paint them this milky translucent color that makes them look clean, simple, and polished. I think I’ll blog about that someday soon. My hands were better today. I didn’t have to wear tape or my wrist guards. I was also able to buy cough medicine for Miyu during my lunch.

I’m tired, but thankful.