Habits Are Hard

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I’ve been trying to build some new habits in my life. General things like actually vacuum and keep up with laundry. Having ADHD makes that difficult as I kind of need to be praised CONSISTANTLY for doing basic things. Basic isn’t really the right word, more like, non-exciting. There’s an amazing guy on TikTok who has been teaching me how to do things like keeping a clean house, while having my brain be stupid. That reminds me, I need a whiteboard…

I suck at keeping things in my house clean. Talking with my wife, she was saying how the bathroom can be a bit of a problem sometimes. That’s fair, so I decided I was going to try and help as best I can. There’s the little sticky toilet cleaning things that stick to the inside of the bowl, which I bought. Clean toilet, get first step for me! I even bought refills for the thingy, thing. Next huge thing I did was buy those disposable wipes. The cleaning surfaces ones, because not every mess made in the bathroom requires a whole cleaning crew. Plus, if depression strikes and cleaning the bathroom no longer matters, I can kind of keep things bearable.

Percy

Besides Cleaning

I’m trying to read more. It’s not that I don’t like reading, because I love reading, I just, sit. I don’t know, it’s just, hard to stay focused. There was some “self help” post I read on Pinterest forever ago saying “you should read for 10 minutes before bed” or something like that, which isn’t a bad idea. Now, ten minutes is lame, so I figured, why not read a chapter at a time. That’s it. I’ve even got a cute lamp next to my bed, this has helped. I may actually finish some books this year!

Saving money has always been a weird one for me. As of late, I’ve been trying a new thing where I put the few cents left after a transaction into my savings account. That makes sense, haha, cents, sense? I made myself laugh again... I’d like to be able to do things like, go to England again, and maybe actually fix my damn trailer...

My big thing though is trying to remember to take care of myself, which shouldn’t be as hard as it is. I’ve been trying to workout more and even start eating better too. I was challenged with adding more colours to my meals, so kale and spinach or some neat green things to eat. Don’t judge me, I’m doing my best...

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No Matter What

I just have to remember to be somewhat consistent, and make sure I’m doing this for me, not because I was told to. Who doesn’t want thicc gains and a nice clean house? But yeah, that’s my life at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

How I Have Been Through This

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In case you didn’t know, my dumb ass got Covid. It’s been an odd week of feeling like death one minute and then wanting to go for a run the next. My roommate and I have been stuck at home, so I can share what’s been happening to me.

First Couple Days

Before we got tested, I had a bit of a headache. It was also New Years, so I assumed I was hungover. As my headache didn’t go away, and my roommate started to feel sick, I borrowed my dads car and took us to the testing center.

The people there are really nice and just making sure everyone is healthy and being taken care of. I did the saline swish thing, and that was a bad idea. I have a weak gag reflex, so I almost threw up everywhere. But whatever.

That night, I was kind of worried it was going to come back positive. If it did, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do besides get batter quick, right?

Spoiler, It Was Positive

For the first little while, headache and weak bones were my big symptoms. Advil made everything better though. At least, at first. Then it got bad. My bones felt worse, my head got stuffy, and I started getting chills. I can’t sleep very much right now either.

With my head feeling so over pressurized that it wants to pop, I’ve only been getting a few hours of sleep a night. Benadryl and Advil are my only saving graces right now. Plus, a lack of appetite and not sleeping, I just need to eat a frick load and sleep for about three days. That’s all I need.

I’m dizzy, dehydrated, and feeling like actual death, or at least, I am half the time. Sometimes, I’m fine. As of right now, I’m actually feeling pretty okay. I’ll have to maybe take some Advil just ’cause I can feel a headache coming back.

After Everything

I’m no longer considered “contagious” as of the 11th, but I’m going to do my two weeks and stay inside and quarantined. We’ll see how I’m feeling after that. But for now, I’m kind of hungry. So I’ll catch ya later! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn

Deep Cleaning My Space

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I say deep cleans, I’m not very good at the whole “deep clean” thing, but I’m trying. My roommate is a lot better at cleaning than I am. Spending too much time on Pinterest, I’ve been looking at tips and schedules for cleaning in order to both help and learn for the future. The only real thing I can keep clean is my room, half the time, and I end up doing dishes sometimes. My current cleaning ability is not good enough, hence my learning.

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What Have I Been Doing?

Starting small, there are some neat little things I’m attempting to invest in. There’s little sticky toilet cleaning things that clean the toilet lightly every time you flush it which helps a lot actually. That and disinfecting wipes for quick cleanups around that don’t require me to wash the whole bathroom. TikTok taught me that one.

Laundry is my biggest weakness. I can do like, one, maybe two loads before my brain moves on. And I have too many clothing options. I’ve sorted my closet over and over again hoping to downsize. It doesn’t work as much as I need it to, but I’m trying.

Since I got a positive Covid-19 test, I’ve had a good opportunity to stay home and clean! My kitchen looks really good and I’m actually able to keep on top of dishes. Plus, I’m learning how to cook some new stuff!

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A New Day

My living room looks less like a plushie murder scene and more like a comfy place to relax. All credit for that goes to my wife though, she really has done an amazing job. Now all I have to do is not fuck it up.

Today she said we should tackle the bathroom, which means I get to learn how to actually clean one! Maybe I’ll finally finish caulking the shower too. Probably not, but I can pretend. She’s not actually awake yet, so I’m going to relax for the time being.

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But yeah, that’s all I got for today. I’ll let you know come about March or April how everything is going! Thanks for visiting! Since I have to stay home for a positive Covid test, I’m going to be around more. Thanks for all the support, and make sure to stay safe out there!
— Deryn

Another Year Gone By

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Wow, another year huh? 2020 was such a ride! My roommate, new relationship, and well, everything else this year gave us, I’m glad I made it through! Everything I’ve taken from this year will stick with me forever. This year I had the opportunity to really understand what I need as a person from both my professional life, and from my relationships. Also, buying a house is hard.

Midna is such a good girl!

I was prepared to talk about how work is going to go first, but I just got laid off… So that’s basically out of the question now. From the cellphone store, I still work with cabs. Speaking of which, I want to be able to do this full time. Like my content? Support is always appreciated. The big thing with my blog is I’m changing my schedule. Monday’s are staying Multimedia, I love them too much to change them. But Tuesday and Thursday are moving to Wednesday and Friday. Noon-ish Vancouver time is still my goal as well.

My wife (my roommate who I’m not actually married to, I just refer to as my wife) deserves all the best in the world. When I’m looking at houses, I’m looking for things like, a yard, kitchen space, room for growth. Ya know? Especially with Midna, she loves to run, and as I have learned, jumping around playing in the snow! I love her so much! My goal for myself is to own a house by the end of 2021.

I’m going to take the next week-ish to write a whole bunch, maybe get back into my French practice, and try to finish the “building” of any rooms in my trailer. We’ve been cleaning my closet up and powering through laundry, and now it’s accessible and super cute! Fashion blogging maybe now that that’s finished? Don’t worry, I’ll let you know what I’m doing. I’ve also been learning OBS for streaming too. So that in the future maybe?

Like, look at her!

Expect some changes starting tomorrow, primarily with my organization and the tags for everything. Oh I’m excited, 2021 is going to be a good year! Anyway, that’s all I have for today. Be safe and stay warm out there loves!
— Deryn

Survived Another Holiday

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Christmas itself was actually kind of fun this year. Had more customers Christmas eve than what I wanted, but still not enough to stay open. And Boxing Day was too quiet considering the day it was. I’m not sure how my other stores did, but man was I quiet. I’ve worked retail for years, and the holidays have never been my favourite. I stretched myself too thin this year with hours at work though, so come the new year, I’m going to try and relax again. 

Stealing more pictures from my friend overseas

I did the Christmas eve shift by myself. My boss was celebrating his 32nd birthday, so I took the shift. Made sense to me, and if I didn’t have enough customers by three in the afternoon then I was allowed to leave early. Spoiler, didn’t see enough people! I got home about half after three which was nice. My amazing boyfriend even came over with some presents! Being cared about is kind of the best. My roommate and I also now have matching pajamas!

Christmas day, the big day! Quiet, peaceful, and spent with family. Just the way I like it! We all got some good stuff, great food, and some amazing new memories too. I shared the funny tags my dad made for the presents even. Tight restrictions for visitors didn’t ruin our Christmas either! Mind you, we were only really missing my dads girlfriends family, who we video chatted with for a bit. Overall, successful holiday! I’m actually glad I didn’t work it this year.

Boxing day! The busiest day in retail! Man, I went in prepared! Breakfast, caffeinated tea, and even a bra! At about noon, it really hit us that we were going to be, well, quiet. I think I had two, maybe three sales before I went home an hour and a half early. ON BOXING DAY! Whether is lack of stock or the pandemic, I really don’t know, But it was quite a let down. 

My brothers cute shirt

Anyway, I lived. I was bored out of my mind, but I lived. That’s all I have for today though, so stay warm and safe out there!
— Deryn