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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Stocking the Clothing Department

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Now that the closet is painted and mostly ready to be stocked, we have to decide on racks or whatever we’re going to use to hold clothes. Since we’ve just filled and painted all the walls and rebuilt the floor, I’m not wanting to use anything that will damage what we’ve done. And even though I found a scuff mark today, I’m not going to make things worse.

My lovely roommate happens to have a clothing rack that I really like. The aesthetics of it are just dreamy, and match the room really well. That and a cute little stool thing that Shadow has been using as a pedestal. Plus a massive mirror, this room is going to be easily the prettiest room in my place.

So I’ve decided to buy another of those racks. We have three of them now. With those and a couple mirrors, we almost have a full closet! I’m going to look a couple rugs possibly, and we need some more fairy lights. You can never have too many fairy lights.

One day I’ll finish the baseboards. Promise
Weird to think Walmart makes cute things. Don’t mind the bare wall
Slowly filling the hangers
Shadow doing his judgmental rounds

I want to find a little table for a makeup tray, not that I ever wear makeup, but because I have too much of it and need a place to put it all. And because I want to invest into learning makeup, I’m thinking of building a spot for it all if I have to. the bathroom is just down the hall, so I could just suck it up and put shit away like a normal person.

Mostly in there is clothing we don’t wear one a regular basis, like party dresses and large heeled shoes. I have a blazer and matching dress pants that I’ve hung in there and I need an excuse to wear that somewhere. I also have a few full length dresses coming in that I’m going to put on display in there.

Now that the room is basically empty and usable, we’ve been putting stuff in it again, and I’m going to spend some of my free time cleaning that today. Mirror placement is going to be a big deal for the future of that room, and with stuff everywhere, it just needs to be organized. And hopefully once my packages come in, it’ll be extra clean and decorated. There are probably a million different things I could do in that room, let’s see what I pick!

Once I start my Fabulous Fridays I’ll make sure to show off the closet in it’s finished state. But for now that’s all I’ve got. Thank you all so much! Be safe out there, and have a good day!
— Deryn

April Showers

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It’s day two of April, and day twelve of not working a proper amount of hours. The sun is absolutely beaming into my room giving the illusion of warmth from the outside. In all reality, it’s just above freezing and I’m still exhausted from trying to stay awake way too late last night. Excessive amounts of blankets are my only safety from lingering shivers.

I almost wasn’t going to write anything today and just continue to sleep for the next few hours, or even the rest of the day honestly. However, today is Thursday and being tired can make creative juices flow, so here I am.

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When I finally rolled over to grab my phone for the day, I had the most amazing idea, I should build a barn door! I’m overly ambitious sometimes, I know. Hear me out, so roommate’s room doesn’t have a door. The old canning room of the trailer just has never had one for as long as I can remember. Because of this, her pets, and Shadow too honestly, can just be pests to her sanity. I say pests; the cats chirp at each other before sunrise for like two hours, and the dog is our resident burglar alarm. Poor girl I feel like she could use a real door now. And that’s why I want to make a sliding barn door.

My dumbass was watching every video I could find on YouTube about it for hours this morning. I know I could totally build one too. Watching all these tutorials has taught me literally just a pattern since I know how to use a saw and drill. I’m going to lose the ambition real quick I think. A friend of mine installs doors and windows for a living: he’s coming by this weekend to check out what’s going down with the doors for me.

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Other than that, I’m actually writing again, which is super cool. Writing requires research, so I’m learning a lot about random shit too. I’ll have to dedicate a post to things I’d never thought I’d need to know. Maybe a good bonus post?
Being in quarantine is fun…

If I end up deciding I’d rather to something physical, I’ll just pull out my roller blades. I can stand, get up, and roll in them. That’s really all I can do though, so today might be a good time to try and actually practice them.

I feel like there’s so many things to do, but also the idea that I have a long time to do them. It’s refreshing. However, that’s all I’ve got for today. Thank you so much for reading, stay safe!
–Deryn

Roommate Incoming!

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A good friend of mine is moving in with me! I did it guys! I got a roommate! She’s a super cool chick and just overall one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. Her old place has had the lease cancelled and I just happen to have a spare room. Although, now that there’s another person in my house, I have to fix it... Now, that’s not a bad thing at all, I’m just lazy.

Next Monday I have someone coming in to assess the floor and make sure that room is 10/10. I like my new roommate and don’t want to slowly poison her. Plus, even if she’s only around for a couple months, at least that room is fixed right? She’s also got a cat and a dog. If you know me, I’m low key scared of dogs, so this is going to be a good learning experience. Plus a good workout for my boyfriend who is super excited to have a dog living with us.

Also on the agenda is the other bedroom that is currently storing a litter box and the boyfriends collectibles. I would like to have another full room available in my place just to help it feel less cramped all the time. Although I don’t know what I’d put in it, if anything. Maybe a full table for magic nights! No matter what though, I have to fix everything first.

I feel a bit like a bad mom though for Shadow. There’s just going to be two more animals in my house. Shadow and the cat will avoid each other, that’s fine, but the dog. Midna is the dog’s name and she’s super cute with the mentality that everyone, whether human or not, is her best friend. I’m sure they’ll get along, but just adding more animals to my family is going to be interesting. Expect extra cute animal pictures for the next forever! And reno pictures...

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I’ll try and keep everyone updated on my renovation progress. And as always, you’re an amazing person. Thanks for stopping by and reading this today! Oh, and happy Mario Day!
— Deryn

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