Alone

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Quarantine and a wack sleep schedule have dismissed the idea that I was ever going to be in my house alone for more than two hours. Now that both roommates are working, I’m all alone in my place, besides the animals of course, and it’s super weird. I’m not used to being left to my own devices for too long. I mean, on one hand, I can do whatever I want all morning right? 

My morning starts with being bullied out of bed by two hungry, and rather large cats. I say that, I bully myself because I love them too much and don’t want anything bad to happen to them. And Midna is a good girl too who has THE SMALLEST BLADDER EVER! Dogs…

What a cute puppy!

Now on with the rest of my day. Jordan is home first at 3:30ish. By this time it’s about 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning and I’m freaking out mildly. I have too much time alone and don’t know what to do. I’m trying to get into a routine with cleaning right away in the morning. If I can burn all of my “AHH!!!” energy right away, I’ll have been somewhat productive, right? Dishes are always somehow dirty?? Literally I don’t even understand how I own so many dishes that cannot be kept clean??? And I just did so much laundry recently I’m scared of my next water bill.

Lunch time rolls around and I have nothing left I need to do. By now my brain is trying to drive me insane. To deal with this, I either start gaming, deep cleaning a room, or attempt to write some more. I never stick to it though as YouTube usually takes my attention. Instant entertainment is dangerous really. That or I can’t stay home anymore and I just got for a walk.

I found him walking around the other day

Realization kicks in that I’ve spent at least a few hours doing literally nothing and that I’m hungry. Jordan should be home soon, so I’ll essentially make him an early dinner and myself a late lunch. That works! My famous chicken and hash browns! That’s a joke. It’s pretty good, but I am anything but a chef. Comfort food is the best.

With one roommate home, that means only a few hours until the other one is back too. Overall I’ve been alone for about seven hours. I’ve been alone longer at work, but for some bizarre reason, this sucks so much for me. I say that, but I have abandonment issues. But yeah, I spent a bit of time alone, and I hate it.

He got whipped cream on his whisker!

That’s all I’ve got for today though. Thanks for stopping by today, you’re amazing! Stay safe out there! I’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

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So, My New Phone

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As per my last post, I’m sorry I suck. Just to make sure my post went out on the same day, I quickly typed something up on my new phone and straight up am deleting it later. With my forgetfulness, I decided to write a post today as an apology. But also as a thanks for sticking around. Today I want to talk about my new phone!

My old boss, who is still a really good friend of mine, hit me up saying the Samsung S10 was $30 a month off right now. I have had my S8 for just shy of three years so I figured I may as well get the newer phone right? Plus, I work off my phone, so I really need something extra amazing once in awhile.

I had to reconnect my headphones, and that took quite a bit of research that I wasn’t expecting. Literally just press the touch pads on both ears for a couple seconds and they’ll start bluetooth mode or whatever. That’s it, like super easy and took me like a half hour of looking.

After hooking them back up, I noticed they’re significantly louder than before too, which is awesome. That was one of my complaints I had. – Link – Now I feel these headphones are worth what I paid.

I’ve been having fun with the camera too! Mostly because I shaved my cat finally. Otherwise I haven’t gone out much to flaunt this camera to myself.

Poor Kitty got shaved

The larger screen has helped a lot for work things. I can see the order screens all stacked nicely, or with budgeting, I can see my budget and my bank account together at the same time. It’s been super handy honestly. People knock the larger screens but I do so much on my phone that I really needed something bigger. Physically it’s the same size as my S8 was, it’s just bezel-less. (Is that a word?)

But yeah, I made this honorary post to talk about my new phone a bit. I’ll be posting more pictures for this beautiful camera eventually. And as always, thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Having a Cat

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I always talk about Shadow, so I’m sure you know who he is. My precious baby that I essentially got bullied into babysitting and now own. I love him dearly but frig man, owning a cat… His rear is starting to be a problem with matted fur. And I’m trying to deal with it but he’s just mad and sensitive about it. My hand is torn up from him fighting me. And I’m out of ideas…

I started this while I was mad at him last night, but today I’ve gotten back at it with a calm mind and a cat who hates me significantly less than yesterday.

I read some blogs on helping out a cat this morning and honestly I was just being impatient. So today him and I made some great progress and I gave him a lot of treats. So I think we’re on the right track. Poor bud, he’s just easily irritated and matted, and I feel bad about it. He’s doing his best, so we’re going to work on this together.

Not a new picture of him, but he’s so cute!

I’ll update everyone on some social media when we’re done dealing with the fur, and a new picture of Shadow I promise!

As always, you’re amazing! Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Stormy Saturday

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No home renovations today. Rain has been putting a wedge in my plans for a couple days now. So today I’ve had to think of something else to do at work, besides working of course. I instead wanna talk about things I’m looking for in my new place! I’ve made a little list. I like lists.

1) Something Newer
So to clarify, living in Canada, especially the west coast, the oldest homes around me are only 50ish years old. That means I want something preferably only 10ish years old. Water tanks and central air are less likely needing to be replaced and the wiring for the place is up to code. Saves me so much trouble unlike my current mess of a house.

2) A Yard
It doesn’t have to be acreage, just something for maybe a berry bush and a maybe a lawn chair. I’m probably going to dig up most of the grass anyway. It’s such a water suck. I don’t understand how people can have such green, perfect yards. They look so, flat.

3) Walking Distance to Work
My car died awhile back, as you may know from my bus adventures, and that makes getting to work expensive if it’s not close by. Plus, it’s the only way I get exercise anymore as I am the laziest person I have ever met.Walking has saved me a lot of money though, which is a blessing in a way.

4) Somewhat Relaxed Strata
I LOVE DECORATING! Especially for holidays like Halloween! I had someone complain one year cause I was “too into the holiday”. What kind of a complaint is that? I’m still upset. I want to be able to enjoy my place and not get in trouble, like come on..

5) Pet Restrictions
I have a cat and some places, even if I own it, won’t let me have him. Shadow is vocal, and I get that some people have allergies but pets do way less damage than kids in my opinion. I am not getting rid of him.

He’s such a cutie! I can’t just let him go!

That’s really the biggest group of things I would like out of my new place. Anything I’m missing? Let me know! Anyways…
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

I Need Some Help

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I’ve wanted to write stories my whole life. The idea of bringing my thoughts to life has always inspired me to learn and grow. But even the best writers get stuck and ideas come to a halt.

I have pretty much two full chapters now, and I don’t know where to display then for fresh eyes without just giving my phone to people I know. Is there a website that you would recommend for something like that?

Or even, would there be an interest in putting them on here as an E-Novel kind of idea? I’m open to pretty much anything at this point.

I’m hoping that in asking questions and getting feedback I might actually finish this stupid thing. Sometimes my inability to focus makes progression difficult.

If I don’t get much for replies I’ll just keep blogging for now. It keeps me writing and I find it easier at the moment. Plus I have people to talk to with a platform like this one. Anyway, here is a picture of my cat.

Thanks for reading!

— Deryn