March Means Plants

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It’s March already huh? Can’t believe February basically flew by! This month I’ve got some big plans, since the weather looks to be getting nice again! Plus, at the end, I’ve got a fun story!

Those Plans Being

I’ve been teaching Midna to run with me. She’s a good runner and I do actually enjoy it, so may as well right? I’d like to be able to run a decent distance, and with the warming temperatures, I can wear better shoes for the occasion. If I can get really good at running, I’m basically zombie proof, so I may as well.

I bought some plants! (Story farther down.) Nothing crazy, but I want to start measuring my deck and start looking at renovations. I have some big plans for my deck and I need to start making friends with handypeople and whatnot. Plus, money. I’ve got to start making more of that again. Maybe find a part-time job at a coffee shop or something. 

Streaming has been so much fun! I’m loving every time I hop on, and I’m hoping it really takes off for me. I’d like to do this for a long time! Being able to do what I’m good at, which is talking and playing video games, and share that with the world is just, amazing. I’ve even built quite the schedule, starting at noon on Wednesday through Saturday. Gives me days to also relax! 

PLANTS

I Can’t Get Ahead Of Myself Though

With Spring coming, it’s now also a great time to start downsizing and doing some more deep cleans. Since routines are basically out the window, I’m going to do my best to book certain days in the next couple months to just do it and get it done. Clothing is going to be my biggest issue with moving and I can already feel it. Clothes are just so cute… 

Oh it’s almost time to start planting stuff in the ground!!! I’m so excited!!! Plants are amazing, and I love growing them. This year will be a minimal year though as I’d like to be either moving or doing massive renovations. I’ve got some awesome plans like I said before. And I promise I’ll share them all with you when I get there. The deck is where I’m starting this year though for sure. 

Otherwise, dad and I went on an Adventure recently. The Greenery is open, it’s a plant nursery, and we decided to go look.

Dad and Plants

Story Time!

Breakfast first! It’s just him and me, so we decided to hit up a restaurant we haven’t been to. This place is neat, there’s a massive fish tank in the middle of the restaurant! Although I do have complaints, no sausage? At a breakfast joint? And our waitstaff cares more about one table than any other one in here. All but the hostess, she’s talking to everyone making sure they’ve got enough coffee and whatnot. Nice girl.

Enough of that, onto the main event! PLANTS! Surprisingly it’s not very busy here. Even with social distancing, it’s almost as if no one wanted to show up for the first day. That’s totally fine with me! The flowers are starting to pop up and so many herbs are ready to go. I freaking love plants. I’ve been posting my gardens for years, and the different plants I’ve tried to have in my life. With all the ideas I have for the future, I won’t buy many plants yet. Not until I weigh my options.

Bought a parsley and a lettuce plant myself, but my dad, that nerd got himself a lemon tree! He is so excited! There was a lot of debate, but in the end, we get to bring the cute tree home! He’s so proud of his tree, and I’m proud of him.

My New Friends

But Yeah

That’s all I have for today. Have a very splendid March and an amazing day! Stay safe and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

Missing England

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One of my really good friends overseas keeps sending me pictures of his walks. I miss England so much, and these pictures are really not helping! I just want to fly back, enjoy the cooler weather and some Costa again. I’ve been there twice now, and I just feel like I haven’t seen anything yet. I’m not much of a tourist and find myself mostly just visiting with friends or exploring Chesterfield. Every day there was such a different experience. Wandering around the market and seeing all the people every day was also just so neat. I remember walking down some side street, and we could hear a busker playing a violin. Jordan caught me on video just dancing as we walked right by.

Like, look at those views!

I was still blogging when I was in England last year. Man, it’s already been almost a year since I left… I wrote quite a bit now that I’m looking back. What I’ve Noticed was my first post from my trip. I love Chesterfield, it’s such a cute little town! That’s where I stayed the majority of both my trips. When I talked about it, I put in pictures from two other cities as well, but I guess I just never said anything? Our trip home was a mess! Oh gosh I remember that! Memories like that are part of the reason I want to go back so bad!

England is just so pretty!

The next trip I’ll be taking my lovely roommate as we both have friends there, and she’s actually from England. She wants to go back and smell the rain again at the very least. Plus I have a few other friends who actually like to be tourists that I may try and drag along. Two weeks isn’t enough time to travel. I shared so many pictures on my Instagram. All of these pictures like I said we taken by a friend of mine who lives over there. He doesn’t social media or I’d tag him.

All of these were not taken by me

But yeah, that’s all I’ve got time for today. Thanks for stopping by! Be safe and have an awesome day!
— Deryn

Errands and Homework

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I have jobs to do today, starting with errands, my roommate has lost a part of her piercing. I have to go downtown and see if I can get some cute replacements for her. I don’t buy jewelry often, so let’s see how this goes.

That’s really it for errands though, but since I have to make a trip out of it, I’ll be busy for a couple hours. I may also actually apply to be a barista at the cute nerd cafe in town. She may not need one, but it wouldn’t hurt to try. I don’t need a job, I’m just kind of, bored? I think? Maybe just feeling stuck...

As for homework, for those who don’t know, my Tuesday job is dispatching cabs. We have a system for quotes and estimates, which is super out of date. My job for today is to hopefully rebuild it. If not, I’ll have to work on it tomorrow too.

I’m also mad hyperfocused on writing my novel right now. I’ve almost completely redone my first draft and have plans for a full series. So hopefully I can put more work into that today. I haven’t written this much in awhile, so I’m not gonna stop myself.

Today’s weather is supposed to be cooler with a hint of rain, which I think is perfect for writing in. So we’ll see what I get done today! But for right now, that’s all I’ve got. Stay safe, and check me out on both Twitter and Instagram for updates on life, and behind the scenes stuff!

Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

It Is Too Hot

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Seriously, it’s too hot. It’s supposed to hit like 35° again today. That’s day four-ish of about seven-ish, I’ve lost count, of stupidly hot out. I love summer, being outside at the beach is great. Normally I spend more time in the water than at home, but it’s difficult to get there. When it gets to this temperature, I just want to sleep.

The past few days, I’ve been relaxing in air conditioning while doing literally anything besides boiling. With hiding inside, I’ve been super productive though! My bedroom has been rearranged, and my kitchen is much cleaner than it was. Plus I’ve got this blanket I’m making, and I’ve started on the second ball of wool now! I’m excited!

The strangest thing is Saturday is the first of August. Summer feels like it’s been almost non-existent this year. I’m almost at the point I can start posting Halloween memes on social media again and my friends won’t remind me it’s “only July”. Mind you, I’ll get that in August too. But yeah, July is almost over!

There’s only one air conditioning unit currently set up in my place, so I’m going to get the second one into place today I think. I don’t imagine August being colder than July. And I’m sure the pets would appreciate the colder house with their fur coats.

I’m mostly just rambling my thoughts together for today. But other than this, I don’t actually have much to talk about today. It’s hard to go out and do anything when it’s so hot out. Supposedly Monday and Tuesday it drops to under 30° for the first time in awhile. That temperature I can deal with. I can get to the beach and not worry as much about heat stroke along the way.

Thanks for stopping by for my rambles today. I appreciate you all! Stay safe out there! Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

My Current Hyperfixation

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So, I’m making a blanket. I found all my old crochet materials and decided I’d pick it up again. I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy it, and I can actually see the progress I’m making which helps my ADHD with consistent dopamine hits.

Stole this picture from my dad

I decided, I think it was my last year of high school, that I was going to learn to crochet because my grandma knit a lot and I wanted to hang out with her doing something similar. It was all mostly just to prove that I could. We would spend hours watching The Waltons and just making stuff. I remember lying to her about if I had a spare block just so I could come home early to get some episodes in before my dad got home from work.

Fun fact about this hobby, I can’t read crochet patterns, so I watch YouTube videos to learn stitches. I know how to do all the different stitches, and I know their names, but I just can’t read them and understand. That’s amusing to think about actually. I’ve made blankets, bows for Christmas presents, a bag once, and so many other things now, but I can’t follow a written pattern at all.

I think I’m going to put this blanket on my couch. It’s rather large as I was using my bed to measure width. Work today is slow, so I’m making more “knots” as my dad likes to say while waiting to go home this evening. I don’t mind waiting like this though, it’s supposed to hit almost 40° today and I get to spend that inside in air conditioning. If I wasn’t doing this, I’d probably be farming today. I’m almost done Year 2 in Story of Seasons now. Am I a boring person? Sometimes...

My Instagram will have updates on my blanket if you’d like to see it. Low key too, I’m using that app more, so if you want to see what I do in my spare time, go check it out! Shameless plug? Yep! Anyway, I’m struggling to focus, all I want to do is work on this blanket, so I’m leaving this post here. Thanks for stopping by today! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn