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I want to be a ninja, she says.

Today was a busy day. I had to wake up a little bit earlier than usual in the morning so that I could make Miyu her onigiri (rice ball) to complete her obento (lunch box) since her class went on a field trip to the zoo. My mother-in-law cooked the major parts of her obento, thank God, because I did not have the time or energy to make it myself.

Work was stressful because our building was doing its annual carpet cleaning so I had a lot of anxiety with all the clutter and junk that accumulated in my office over the years. I had to get all the little movable things off the floor, but luckily I had help from my coworker friend and he actually did all the heavy lifting. We threw a lot of old stuff away and it felt good to get rid of junk!

I ordered a few things from Amazon the other night. One of the items was a new apron for Miyu for her cooking lessons at school. She had outgrown the one we bought her nearly two years ago now, understandably. I also got a small bathroom clock for our shower area (on top of the vanity) because I always find myself needing to check the time each night when we shower. I feel like a lot of my anxiety is centered around time. I hate that I always find myself rushing each night and each morning. Like water through my fingers, I just keep losing track of time. Nevertheless, I need to find a way to break this awful, anxiety-inducing cycle. Friday nights (or any other non-work night) are my anxiety relief days because I don’t have to worry about the time. Go figure.

I also bought Moringa tea. In the Philippines, my family eats Moringa leaves regularly (made into a stew). In Bisaya, it’s called “Utan.” Well apparently, it’s supposedly very healthy, especially when consumed regularly in the super concentrated powder form, which I also bought. I watched a YouTube video claiming that this miracle powder completely reversed their arthritis. So we’ll see about that.

And then lastly, inspired by her Yoshi’s Crafted World game on the Switch, Miyu has dubbed the Amazon cardboard box we received this evening her new “adventure car.” 🙂



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