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Carrot Cake

I’ve been on a carrot cake streak lately. This is the second batch I made for the second week in a row. I noticed for quite some time that restaurants don’t normally offer these on their menus so after all these years, I thought I’d finally make my own. 🙂

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Forgot my mask?!

We took a little trip to the combini for lunch today and when I got back home, I was aghast to discover that I had completely forgotten to wear my mask! 😱 I knew something was off when I took this photo of me and Miyu…. but it didn’t click until I shut the door when we got home! LOL Whoopppsss.

When we were eating our lunch, Miyu hinted that she wanted my drink. I reluctantly slid my tea bottle over to her and said witheringly, “Why don’t you ever get your own drink?”

She replied, “Because my butt is stuck to this chair!” She went on to explain that the cushions on the chair make it hard for her to get up (like she sinks into the cushions). Sigh. 😩

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First snow of the year?

Apparently it’s snowing right now and Miyu said she wants to make a snowman later. She’s excited, running around singing the Do You Wanna Build a Snowman song from Frozen. And now I find myself humming the same tune 🤨. According to the weather app, it should be snowing for the next few hours…

Gosh, what a nice day to cozy up in my electric blanket and finish reading A Time of Contempt. Too bad I’m working 😣. But, I do have a thermos full of ginger tea and I can’t really complain because I’m home…where it’s nice and warm.

Current view from our balcony




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Doodle Bomber

Miyu’s doodle bomb in my new doodle journal

I’m starting this new year with three new things: (1) a weekly planner, (2) a daily bullet journal/diary, and (3) a doodle journal/Nihongo memo log. On the same day (today) that I decided to start my doodle journal, I found this neat book that shows illustration demos of some fun doodles. I don’t believe it was a coincidence, so I was inspired to start doodling right away. Of course, Miyu saw what I was doing and was inspired to doodle something of her own—on my very first page no less. 😌

Some photos from this past week or so:

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Christmas came and went

Christmas day was pretty chill this year, compared to last. Last Christmas I hardly even remember celebrating because I was in so much pain. But this time, I’m thankful that I was up and about and enjoying the evening with my girl. I had a feeling she would like the movie “Polar Express” so I hit Play on Netflix. At first she said she wasn’t gonna watch because she said it looked scary (the first few minutes are kinda dreary). But whaddya know, she ended up watching the entire movie and really enjoying it. We had a nice little evening! 🥰🎄