It Has Been Another Year

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Bruh, guess who hit another year of blogging???? (That’s me!) I know that past year we haven’t talked as much, but I still try and hang out at least twice a month. Mostly because I ran out of stuff to do, and streaming started taking up my free time. Speaking of which, I have a fun stream planned for tomorrow! I’m going to play Civilization V with some friends! But that’s not what I’m here for today.

Today I wanted to say that this blog has been amazing. As I’m sure you know, my memory is trash on a good day. Being able to go back and read old posts, and remember what I was doing and how I was feeling about certain things is just so cool. Granted, there are things I wish I never had to remember but whatever. Reading old posts about jobs and having the same feelings now, or even about different hikes and trying to make arrangements to go back, it’s been great. And soon I’ll have posts with paddleboard adventures! The boyfriend has one and I’m super jealous…

Speaking Of…

New things to talk about? Yeah nerds! The paddleboard should be ordered next month, (should be) and I’ve got pet pictures for days to share! My cats are always doing something dumb, and Midna is an actual Angel. Hopefully I can get some good nature shots on that board too. Oh! And I was chatting with the roommate, we’re thinking about some new hair colours soon, so that will be awesome! And we won’t have to bleach my scalp again!

Shadow not caring where Percy is. Classic

Did I tell you that story? So, when we first started the blonde process, my roommate asked if I was okay with trying the scalp. If it was too much for me, just wash it out, right? Well, it was awful. Turns out I’m super sensitive to the burning sensation of bleach on my skin, who knew? The pink hair looked so good, and the leftover blonde and purple is also awesome, but we’ll be trying something new soon, maybe.

I Update A Lot

But I promise, there are actual stories and posts coming. I’m overbooking myself and finding I’m not leaving the time to blog much. I do really love blogging though, so I’ve added more time in my schedule, yes, I have a schedule, I have ADHD... Plus I have some reno / deep clean posts I’d like to make. My bedroom in particular is just a lot right now, and that would be both an amazing and terrible post.

Am I currently neglecting working? Yes. Is it because it’s so busy I haven’t done anything important in over two hours? Maybe… The Okanagan is crazy busy since the world started opening up again. I went to Penticton the other day to Skaha beach and it was BUSY! Thankfully we didn’t spend much time on land, hence why I’m buying a paddleboard. Eventually... But for now, I have to listen to this phone ring off the hook because I’m too busy to help these people.
I have to call one of our contracts to confirm an address, and I’ve confused this poor phone person so bad. They’re just trying to do their job and I’m like, here’s my situation. I can hear the “what do I do???” in their voice. But it’s all okay as we got it all settled. I feel bad but it gave us both a good laugh.

Remember this pic?

Ending Notes

This has been so much fun, and I love what I do. Thank you for helping me make my dreams come true! If you really want to see how things are going though, check out last year to the day’s post. I hope you have an awesome day, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Onward Journeys

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Where the frick did March go? Can you believe it’s already April??? I was busy all March and have made some decisions finally on what I’m doing “long term” now. Kind of anyway, I can be indecisive, but we’ll see how this goes!

Shadow is again, being Shadow

What Has Been Going On?

First big thing, that job I applied for, I got it! Huge pay increase, however I am working again full time. I hate full time jobs, I never have the energy to do anything after my work week. But with this job, buying a house it that much closer to becoming a reality.

Buying a house sucks, and if you’ve talked to me for any length of time, you know just how much it sucks... So with that in mind, I think I’m just going to replace mine. There’s a couple companies in town that build brand new modular homes and do the whole delivery / install for you. I’ve been looking into them and they’re beautiful. All the space, new appliances, the whole lot man, SO NEW AND PRETTY! This route gives me the “buying a new house” feel without too much “fear of change”. At least in my mind anyway...

Streaming has been a hit! I love every day I do it. There’s some regulars popping in, and I’m really remembering reoccurring names. It’s just amazing that I get to do something like this! Come check that out!

And Midna being Midna

Boyfriend is Much Farther Away Now

My boyfriend is moving. He’s gone to the other end of town now. And that super sucks, but at the same time, he can afford to live. I’ve been helping him move and holy frick I’m sore. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life.
Today is day five of him moving. We’re finally done all the actual moving stuff, and now it’s just getting him settled in. My body doesn’t hurt as much as it did which is amazing. These past few days have been like going to a gym! 
Even though him moving sucks, I’ve had a lot of fun. And I know he’s not gone gone so… Yeah. 

Dad and I at “Plant Land”

Stay Tuned

I’m making up a post on what I’m doing with my house in more detail for later. So keep an eye open for that! Oh, and keep an eye open for my soon to be blonde pictures again! But anyway,

Thanks for coming with on my month end adventure! Have an amazing day and stay safe out there!
— Deryn

 

Mid March and I Have News

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Been a bit huh? Don’t worry, I’m good. Streaming and job hunting have taken over my life a lot. One hundred percent worth it though, this has been great!

Since we’re half way through March, I figured I’d share some fun things that have been going on in my life. Like that job hunting. I may have (I’m pretty sure I got it,) got a job for another telecommunications company. This time, call center though. Until the world is safer it’s a work from home job too, which is super cool.

* I just woke up, it’s Monday morning and I found out the company I applied for, which is Rogers, just spent twenty-six billion to buy Shaw up. Shaw, being another tech company but mostly west coast based, is a crazy purchase, but for kind of cheap. But yeah, just read the news this morning and wanted to share.

The boyfriend and I were making homemade pasta

Enough About Possible Work

Remember my cute parsley and lettuce? Well, the lettuce died. I didn’t plant them fast enough, and the parsley went full “I’m actually just a yummy weed” mode and started sprouting where it didn’t belong. I’ve replanted a lettuce and now I also have a garlic. Little gardens in my kitchen are going great.

I’m thinking of getting my boyfriend a little herb plant. He’s moving to the other side of town, so he’ll need a housewarming gift. Actually that parsley once I replant it might be perfect.

Oh yeah, he’s moving. Friggen expensive rent man… But with that, I may be bussing more. It’s quite the distance and if I can even just surprise him at work, it’s one hundred percent worth the trip. Maybe some more Bus Adventures in the future! Because public transportation is bizarre. That or I’ll be having more adventures in general with my car.

The Lettuce and Garlic

A Car? What?

I know I know, my amazing car that I keep not completely fixing and not insuring. She’s still sitting there, in the driveway. Well, my sweet baby got in trouble for not having plates. Apparently that’s “against park regulations”… So I may be forced into having her work soon. I’ll be looking into a cover for my back seats for Midna if I do that too.

I’m excited, if I get that back on the road, I’ll have to look at going to Vancouver for a weekend. That’ll be a fun story too! I love that drive so much, and it’s, oh wait. It’s not April, I can’t go yet, there’s still snow and I don’t have winter tires. Never mind, we’ll look at that again later.

We opened my blinds up

But Yeah

That’s been my life lately. I know, it’s exciting seeing all of the things in my life slowly coming together! Want to see more of me? Catch me on Twitch before this job takes over my life! Thanks for stopping by today, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

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

Stories From Recently

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Life has been quiet lately. I’m mostly streaming, so I haven’t really been out. Well, that and I have no real reason to go out right now. But there are some, interesting interactions I’ve had that stuck with me. So, I’ll share some today. As well as some updates overall. With life being quiet, I’m thinking of changing up my schedules. 

(TW Body Image)

My amazing wife wanted to look at some shoes. Shoes are fun, and the mall is a fun trip to make, so off we went. The bus ride in was quiet. We were basically the only passengers for the first half of the ride. The mall is one of my least favourite places in the world. It’s draining and likes to remind me that I’m not as thin as I could be. Especially Garage (the clothing store). Back when I was in high school, there was a crop top I loved. I needed it in an XL (or extra large). Naturally, asked an employee who said to me, “we don’t sell clothes to fat people”. In high school I was maybe 90lbs, severely underweight and had a toxic relationship with food. So as one could imagine, I avoid that store now as best I can. 

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In Case You Couldn’t Tell

We stopped there. By now we’ve walked around a decent piece of the mall and all the models in windows and constant watching and worrying about everyone around me, I was out of my “customer service” voice. Now at the till, there’s only one open right now, which makes sense, and the person in front of us in line is a new employee trying to get her new discount. Everyone is new at some point, so like, have at ‘er, we’ve got time. Took a few minutes, and in that time, another employee said we could download their app for a discount. We decline, and it’s downhill from here. 

I’m A Dick

Our turn. This employee is adorable, I very much loved her hair. And she does her job “do you have our app,” I messed up. I declined this time, and aggressively. My tone of voice went straight “Karen”, and I didn’t even notice… When we walked out, my wife then decided to tell me, instead of WHEN WE WERE IN THERE SO I COULD APOLOGIZE! I felt terrible! This poor employee even asked for another staff member to come to the desk just in case. JUST IN CASE!!! I’m the worst!

Doctors and Older People

Sitting in a waiting room, an older gentleman sits across from me. Why not start a conversation? We talked for like, a half hour-ish. About everything too; doctors, moving, and living in a world like this. This lovely guy moved here from Hope, which is a small enough town everything is closed on weekends. It’s also in the bottom of a valley, so the weather is an issue and lack of doctors are just not making that a good home anymore. And he moved there from Surrey. Having a conversation with someone, and such a quality one too, that guy really made my day. I didn’t get his name though. 

And Now, Updates

Life is quiet and I’m not as busy as I used to be. I’m going to cut back posts for awhile. At least until the weather warms up and I can share hiking again. I’m going to try a post a week, but if I still don’t have much to talk about, I’ll be one a month. I’ll still be streaming, and I am on both Instagram and Twitter quite a lot. Make sure to follow me to see my new posts and updates! 

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And thank you for stopping by. You are amazing and I hope you have an amazing day!
— Deryn