Chatting Over Dinner

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Last night a friend and I went and got dinner so we could reconnect. She’s taking time off work for mental health, so we took the evening to compare stories, and even relationships. She’s been with her partner for just over two years now. And all of my relationships have a habit of ending before the two year mark, which isn’t a bad thing. They were meant to end when they did, although some could have ended sooner...

We play cards together, and before this virus hit, we were really the only women in the group. Being that way, her and I bonded pretty quick, and she’s always been there since. When it comes to female friends, I only have a few. The few I do have, I hold onto very tight. Precious quality time with the ladies is important to me. There are just some things you can’t talk to anyone else about. Or is that just me?

I’ve grown so attached to Midna, I can’t believe it sometimes

Dating with mental illness is weird. Both of us have depression, although she definitely suffers from it more. She’s an absolute sweetie and deserves all of the best things in the world. Depending on who you talk to, they would say the same for me… That’s a weird realization... ADHD has got me the weirdest reactions from people though. I don’t think before I do anything, which sometimes can lead me into some trouble. I’ve made real progress in dealing with that, but I can always improve. Plus I have a trash memory, which helps with nothing ever.

Percy is the cutest when he sleeps!

In case you’re curious, only a piece of the conversation was devoted to “in the bedroom”. Man did she ask me tons of questions, holy frick. Not that I don’t want to answer most of the time, but dang she had questions. Oh crap it’s time to publish! Guess that’s all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day!
— Deryn

Making Up For Lost Time

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Over the past few years I went through a lot, and with that, I missed a lot. I loved sitting on my couch and catching up on the newest TV shows and movies. Dating someone long term who takes something like that away from you, well, all I can say is I’m never doing that again. Since I have some free time again, I’ve been catching up. TV shows mostly are what I’m trying to get ahead of right now. With working being quiet, which happens too often, I’ve been doing some light bingeing.

I am a HUGE Supernatural fan. Great show, fantastic, amazing, I love it, and now I’m finishing it. Starting where I left off, season thirteen, I only have two more seasons before the show is just over. After that I’m thinking the Haunting of Bly Manor. Oh man I am so excited! The boyfriend is letting me use his Disney+ as well, so maybe I’ll pick up something on there too.

Yo, The Boys is awesome! We picked that up since we’re caught up on The Mandalorian. The concept is amazing and I don’t think I’ll ever watch a superhero movie the same ever again. Definitely graphic though, there’s a scene I actually just couldn’t watch and had to be told it was safe again. The premise of corporately owned superheroes is just brilliant, and people die so violently, it’s an adventure every episode.

Actually turning Supernatural on again, I’m realizing I should start from the beginning again. There’s quite a lot that just doesn’t him home as hard anymore. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still an amazing show, but I really need to devote a weekend to just rewatching it. I’ll probably cry a whole bunch if I do that though…

Monday, when I got home, dad wanted to watch New Mutants. I thought it was going to be a TV show, but apparently not. I went in expecting a more adult themed X-Men style of show, with more blood and swearing kind of thing, but holy frick. The movie was intense and had an amazing tie to Native American mythology. More movies, or spinoffs? like this should get made! The odd scene had some scares, but is still totally worth watching!

Eventually here, the boyfriend and I are going to watch Breaking Bad too I think. That show has a good amount of seasons, so that’ll keep us busy for sure! As for now, that’s all I’ve been watching. And that’s all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

The Best Few Days

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I spent a few days with friends and family, not paying attention to social media or the world really, and enjoying the company for my birthday. I stayed with the boyfriend for a couple days to start everything off. Most of our weekend was watching TV, which I’ll have a separate post for, but it’s more than that. Homemade meals, quality time, and getting overly spoiled, I had a great weekend. Turning twenty-three was so special! Before I met up with him, my lovely roommate had to spoil me first. 

Boyfriend took this picture, and yes I totally am using it

Starting with my lovely wife*, we got home from work about 6:30ish. *I call my roommate my wife. It’s a thing we’ve been doing forever now. Presents, a new hair colour and some needed bonding started my weekend off strong. I’m currently a red head with a new Little Mermaid backpack to match! Mind you the hair was a last minute “we should do this” kind of thing. There was more with the backpack, but that’s for me. From there, my dad offered to drive me to the boyfriends place since it’s getting cold and snowing now. 

He made an amazing dinner! Chicken stuffed with .. fancy cheese, ham, and some other goodies (I honestly forgot everything that he used) and wrapped in prosciutto with veggies and pasta! Dang, thinking back I was, well am, so spoiled! I should have taken a picture of it! From there, caught up on the Mandalorian. We’ve started The Boys now too, and I have a new headset and microphone to use! The comfort of spending time with someone who enjoys my company and makes me feel safe is just, amazing. I’m a sap, I know, but he’s just, the best! Oh, and I had a frittata which is super yummy. I will never get tired of his cooking.

Outside my window this morning

Getting home Monday, since I stayed there for two days, my dad and I spent some time together. And now I can make my own London Fog’s too which is cool. They’re my favourite latte, and he got me a milk frother. I spend an unholy amount of money on them, especially working next to a Tim Hortons. Milk, vanilla syrup, earl grey tea and a bit of water makes the most amazing drink ever! We also got to see New Mutants which is an interesting movie. I’ll write more on that later. 

My great friend Will took this one. England is less snowy than here

I’m not the kind of person who needs a lot for holidays or birthdays, the experiences and time spent with the people I care about is the best part of my life. I can’t thank the people around me enough for being there. Since I didn’t post yesterday, expect that tomorrow! Updates from The Mandalorian, The Boys, New Mutants and gaming! Those kitty headphones from Razer I loved are now mine! I spent a good hour making them glow pink too! Pictures of my setup will go live eventually. But, that’s all I have for today, thanks for stopping by! Be safe and warm out there if you live near me!
— Deryn

Going Back on Lockdown

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Depending on where you are, life is getting complicated again. My local news site has been sharing some sad stuff about the schools around here. Children are known for carrying all sorts of diseases, and that’s starting to really show. In my local area, there’s been a couple schools now with new cases. If everything gets bad again, we’ll have to go back into lockdown. There are definitely perks and some real downsides to being back under voluntary house arrest.

Last time we were on lockdown, we did so much hiking! And I would love to get back on that train as I was in good shape and getting amazing pictures! I just got my replacement headphones in the mail too. I claimed my warranty so I can hike and walk around more. Hiking is just, so much fun and really good for the body. With snow coming soon, I’ll get so many beautiful pictures! Who needs a gym when you live next to a mountain?

Don’t mind the roommate

My mental health peaked so hard during lockdown! Although, I’ve made real progress over the past few months. Finances too, lockdown makes money saving so easy! With everywhere being closed it’s almost impossible to go out to buy food after all. Midna is also 100% a fan of lockdowns. More walks, and both mums being around all day, it’s a dream come true for her! Not the cats though, they still hate everything.

If, or I guess when, lockdown happens, we’ll see how it goes. I’m not worrying either way. As far as I’m concerned, life is great. Side note, no post on Monday as it’s my birthday! I’m going to be busy the whole weekend. Maybe Wednesday I’ll have a filler post. Being a holiday I should be able to make that work. Anyway, that’s all I have for today. Talk soon, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Organizing the Socials

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It’s been almost a year since I cleaned up my social media. And since I’ve done things like rebuilding boards on Pinterest, I figured I may as well do an overall cleanup. Reentering the dating world has got my heart all fluttering and such. Every girl I knew in school had a wedding board and I finally rebuilt mine. I also post way too many memes online, so I’m going through and cleaning that up. My Google backup though, that was frightening. The amount of crap on that… It’s crazy to think I spend so much time on my phone and on social media these days. Wiping everything clean and starting fresh is oddly satisfying.

A Screenshot of my phone? Weird

I ended up clearing about a thousand photos off my Google drive that we just memes. I don’t need the memes backed up there as I have almost all of them on my computer now. You never know when you’ll need a particular meme, but they don’t need to take up room on the cloud. Work is quiet enough that I can reorganize my whole social life sometimes. Not that I’m complaining, it’s good on my mental health. Looking at all the pictures I’ve taken of Shadow over the past year and bit I’ve had him makes me laugh a whole bunch.

My Instagram is next. I hadn’t updated any of the captions after my last breakup and after the guy I’m now seeing changed his gamertag, username? @ symbol? Since he changed his tag on the Insta’s. I also take a lot of selfies that I just hate after too long looking at them. Instagram is also now the only way I remember how long I’ve had Shadow for, as I posted about him there and not on Facebook…

The roommate sends me the best pictures!

Twitter isn’t a problem much anymore. I’ve gone through it and not really hated anything, so that’s a bonus. Same with Patreon and I guess technically Tumblr. There’s no cringy screenshots on this years post of this as I don’t have anything too bad anymore. Still backing things up on a thumb drive like this one, I have put years of my life onto a memory card to literally never look at again.

Actually looking at my Pinterest, I was so overwhelmed I just deleted over 90% of what I had. I had upwards of almost ten thousand pins and now I’m down to almost four thousand. Being a nerd definitely takes up most of my Pinterest at this point. One thousand and twenty pins that are the majority just Legend of Zelda pins is insane. I’m still in the process of reorganizing it, but the writing and the fan art, I’ll be busy for hours. Actually that might be a good thing to tackle today. Unless of course I get distracted looking at wedding dresses…

Like, my kids are so cute!!!

My cellphone has been taken care of, and I’ve tried to keep on top of the screenshot problem. I also went and deleted apps I don’t use. Now I have to go find a new couple backgrounds for winter. With each season, I try and update my background, keep it fresh and all. But that’s all I have for today! Since I posted about Halloween yesterday, I’ll sub this for a Multimedia Day. Thanks for stopping by and be safe!
— Deryn