So, I’ve been trying to think of what to write about in my next post, and I figured I’d do like a monthly wrap up. Basically, talk about how this month has been so far and my thoughts. So, January started off without a hitch. Going back to school on the 6th was excellent. I really missed being at school while on my Christmas break. I think the main thing I stressed about was getting the books needed and having money for bills. I’m stressing about the bills left and right. I feel like I’m drowning. Having only a part-time job and not knowing if I’m going to have a career in the summer has me worried. Yes, I can sign up for classes for summer, but that leaves me unable to pay for my bills for a month. I’ve been putting applications in to try and get a job for when I’m not working.
As far as school is concerned, I’m enjoying my classes. Yes, it’s been stressful, but I’m happy. I slowly remember how to do ASL. I’ve had to watch videos to remind me of different signs, but it’s been good. I want to learn more and get better at ASL.
It’s Monday, and I woke up at 5:30am because of the dogs getting in the kitty litter box and mom yelling for them to get out. I figured I needed to get up anyway. Made it to school; no problem went to my math and ASL classes. Though, I had to leave ASL early cause mom had a doctor’s appointment and couldn’t drive me to Project Beauty Share after. I left early and caught the bus right before it was leaving school. Got to the plaza and made the 90 bus just in the nick of time. That bus was crowded. I was sweating through trying to make it from one bus to the next and then having to walk from the bus stop to Project Beauty Share. I do a lot of running around while there, so I was sweating there too lol. Had to run to catch the bus home. Got to the plaza and met up with Brandon. Oh, and I got a Halloween decoration from Project Beauty Share. Though, it’s a typical house decoration to me lol. Tomorrow I get my newest tattoo, and I’m excited!
I got my tattoo! Omg, I love it so much. He was only able to do the outline and some shading. I figured with how big it is, it’ll take a couple sessions. Even so, I love it! Here’s the pictures of it
I have to go back for the color after it heals. I want the flower to be pinks and reds. But in all, I’m excited to see how it turns out in the end. So many people commented on it saying they liked it. In ASL, we could only talk in sign, and a couple people signed to me. They really liked it. Another couple of people said they wanted to go to Shamrock Tattoo for one for them.
I got a job interview tomorrow at Senske. I met them at the job fair at the school. I don’t know if they’ll hire me with me not having my license. I guess we’ll see how it turns out. I’m not going to quit the library. I figure I could work at the library in the mornings on the day I work at the lawn company. As I said, we’ll see how things turn out.
Mom has knee surgery tomorrow as well. We’re trying to figure out what to do so the dogs aren’t in their kennels for a long time. I guess we’ll have to see what we can do given the time.
That’s been my January. I’m trying to stick to uploading on here. If your reading, this, be kind and give me ideas to talk about here.
So to stick with my plan on keeping up to date with postings on here’s we go…
Let’s start with school and how that is going so far. I’m currently taking Math 87, P.E., History of the Pacific Northwest, and A.S.L… I’m thoroughly enjoying A.S.L. but the others I’m struggling to keep my attention and focus on. I know the history class is heavy with the writing, and I have a paper that’s due next week. I’m trying to print off everything that I’m supposed to read. I get motion sickness when I read online. So, I try to not focus on the screen when I write. I also take a lot of breaks when writing on my computer.
On November 26, 2019, I got my third tattoo. I can’t afford to get princess, honey, Jeb, Rocko, Yuki, Cleopatra, and Sophia-sassy-pants individually tattooed on me, so I got 6 paw prints, a bumblebee and a dragonfly on my right inner calf. I know that’s not enough paw prints, but I have a thing about things being in 3’s, so I’m sticking to it until I decide to do 3 more paw prints. Oh, and the paw prints are in the colors of the rainbow. Obviously, from the pic below, lol… I’m getting another tattoo on January 28, 2020. It’s going to be of a bat, cat, a peony flower, and a semicolon. If you know about the semicolon movement, you know that I’m getting it for planning suicide. Here’s the website about it https://projectsemicolon.com/ . I feel very strongly about getting this tattoo. The peony means healing, and I love animals, so I wanted either a bat or a cat in it. I wanted a cat because Yuki has helped me so much after I lost Rocko. The Bat because they’re one of the most misunderstood animals around. They do so much for the ecosystems that they’re apart of. If I was a wildlife Biologist, I would exclusively study the bat. If not with bats, maybe with gorilla’s or orangutan and teach them ASL. I want my tattoos to have meaning to them, so I’m getting ones that have a close meaning to my heart. Oh! I forgot to say where I’m getting my new tattoo. It’s going to be on the inside of my right forearm. Here’s a picture of my newest tattoo…
This picture is right after I got it done…
(Update, I just heard from my tattoo artist, and he asked me if it’s okay if it’s a cat skull, I said I would love that. I’m excited to see what he’s coming up with. I can’t wait to post a picture of it!)
If you know me, you know I love Halloween. This past Halloween in 2019, I did something I called the Haunted Hunt. I don’t really celebrate Easter, so I decided to do something like an Easter egg hunt, but Halloween themed. So, I got little plastic ornaments that you can fill, and I spray painted them orange, black, and white. The black ones I put wings on and made them bats. I had smaller black ones I put fuzzy legs on and made them spiders. The white ones I put some cloth over and made them ghosts. Lastly, the orange ones I put stems on and colored in pumpkin faces. Oh, and the others had googly eyes on all of them lol. I invited over both my bothers and their girls. My best friend and her daughter, along with her sister and daughter and son. I hid all the characters around the yard and had the kids hunt for them. Oh! And I put together goody bags full of stuff for them and so they could use those bags for hunting with. I’m hoping to do this every year. Last year was the last-minute planning, so I couldn’t do it as well as I wanted. But this year I’m going to put aside money for it and plan better. I thought of it at the beginning of October. I loved that everyone had fun. I’m hoping to make it a yearly tradition. I love Halloween so much, and I love all the kids I want to make memories with them. I want to make memories for them too. I want it to be something they look forward to. I’m hoping that they do look forward to it every year. I’m just trying to decide how to decorate the balls this year. Also trying to figure out how much money to set aside for it. Here’s a picture of the kids!
Working in the library has helped me so much emotionally. I know I went over it in my last post, but I love being at the library so much. It reminds me of when Cindy and I would walk downtown, go into Nordstrom’s and try on $500-$900 dresses take pictures then put them back. After we put them back, we’d go into the library cause it’s connected to Nordstrom’s. We’d check out books and read them that night and the next day or two do it all over again. I have to say being at the library reminds me of happy times. People don’t understand that I enjoy the work I do there. I changed my mind because of working at the library and remembering how much I enjoy being at the library.
I’ve changed what I’m studying, and I’m going for a library technician. They still offer it at Spokane Falls Community College so far I’ve taken classes that are required for it. I just got to include a computer class now. I still have 5 extra credits I can use towards a course. I did have 8, but I use some for an extra P.E. class, which is the class I’m in now. It’s a weight management class that I felt would help me a great deal. I need to lose more weight and get back to eating healthy this class will help me to do that. I got to go to the gym, which I think I might do before math class. We’ll see what I plan on doing. I might go to Planet Fitness since I have a membership there. Be kind to use it for working out and not just for the showers lol.
We have no hot water at the house. The piping needs to be fixed when we get money, we’ll fix it. I’m not going to make my best friend pay for it. She’s already doing so much for us. Letting us move in there and stay there for the first month without payment. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate her and her hubby. I love them to pieces. They do so much for us and are so understanding of our situation. It’s hard to find people like that. I want to repay her for everything she’s done for my family; I just don’t know how and me.
What else is there to talk about?
I’m working on a cookbook that’s going to consist of recipes from my grandma. I’m making them and seeing if they work with today’s appliances and ingredients. I’ve made a few, but I need to make more. I told my co-workers that they’re my guinea pigs for the food. Lol. So, far they’ve loved everything I’ve made. I want to work on creating new recipes. I just got to find time between all the homework lol.
I’m taking 17 credits right now, so 4 classes. History is the most time-consuming. I gotta get through the work before I can work on certain things. I have to do an interview with someone who lived here in the Pacific Northwest since the 1990s. I’m thinking of doing the meeting with my mom unless someone else says they want to do it. It has to be about their life, not the history of the area but the history of their life. I have to record it and use it to write up a paper. I have to turn in the questions I’m going to ask and who the person is. Once I do that, I can do the interview. Then I have to write up a transcript of the meeting and turn that it. Oh, and I have to read through the book we’re using for class before I can do any of that lol. It’s so much to do, but I don’t mind. I like to read and write, so I don’t remember all the work that I have to do. P.E. I have to keep a log of my habits, workouts, and food. I’m trying to do that. I’m logging my food on https://www.myfitnesspal.com/, but I’m supposed to do it on a log she gave to us. I’m not recording it as much as I’m supposed to. I was supposed to log it every day this week, and I missed Monday. I don’t feel I’m doing very well. I know I have more to say I just can’t think of it at the moment. Maybe I should just work on homework and see if I think of anything. I’ll make it into my next post. Like I said I’m going to try and keep up with posting on here. I’m hoping to stick with it.