I’m still a child

I’ve been bad if not celebrating Thanksgiving, and buying crap is terrible. I don’t care about holidays. But spending money, I do care about. I still have money in my moving savings account that I haven’t touched yet. 

What did I buy? A cellphone – Moto G Power (2021). I’m going to use it for apps because my cellphone sucks. I will only be able to use this phone with wi-fi. It’s unlocked, so I should be able just to use it without a sim card, right? If I can’t, I will return it. I think Amazon will take it back. I chose to pick this up from Rite Aid. I will probably get it on Sunday, unless it arrives very early on Saturday. I’m new to this neighborhood and I don’t want a bunch of packages coming here. I think people around here notice everything.

Unfortunately, I ordered my Samsung Galaxy Book Go (a cheap laptop) directly from Samsung. Now I wish I would have ordered from Amazon because I know how they ship. Or I could have picked it up. I know Amazon will let me know when the package is here. Unfortunately, I have no idea how Samsung ships. I did leave one small package outside for 48 minutes, and no one stole it. BUT THIS IS A LAPTOP!

Anyway, my MacBook Air only performed well for less than two years, so no more Macs for me. I’m going back to Windows. I don’t know how long this Samsung Galaxy will last. It is usually $350. I got it on sale for $250. I need to be able to work. 

My Chromebook is about three years old and in good shape because I never used it. I just downloaded apps on it today. It’s funny because it is so thick. All the Chromebooks on the market today are slim. My CB looks like a dinosaur. It also has a small screen, so the next one I get (probably next year) will be bigger. 

I took today off. I did a good job with unpacking. I don’t know what else I need. Well, I know I’m going to get rid of a lot of my old clothes, which excites me. I might get started this weekend if I have time. I know I will probably never get back to a size 8 in jeans again, so I will get rid of 85% of my jeans (due to gastroparesis).

I’m going to have two piles. One pile will be the name-brand clothes. Those will go to ThredUp so I can get jeans in my size. I only have one pair of jeans that I can find in my new size (about a size 4). I did buy two other pairs, but I have to go through everything to find them. The other pile I will donate to the new city I’m living in. 

It will be great to get rid of so many jeans. However, I’m keeping all my tops. No matter my size, I wore medium and oversized tops, and I’m not going to stop now. I can probably get rid of a few dresses too, but I have to try them on. I’m not sure how a medium dress will fit me. The one I’ve worn is a little too long, but I can still wear it. 

I also need to get back into recycling. It seems like it should be easy, but ugh. I’m probably making it too complicated. I was saving cans, but that causes clutter, so I’m going to throw away the cans until I can come up with a system.

I’m doing a Black Friday sale for my biz. So far, one person has signed up, but she’s not an ideal client because it will be a lot of work for me for about $240 a month. Ugh. I might explain to her that I can work with her for a little extra money. Explaining stuff? Communicating? I suck at that. 

Well, I have to go and get my website ready for the Black Friday sale. I should do it tomorrow and just take today entirely off, but the deal goes live at 11 AM, and it makes me nervous to wait until tomorrow. I like to be prepared. 

This Week I…

Music of the week: Adele, Taylor Swift, Jewel, Maggie Rogers, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Grace Potter, Joss Stone

I’ve been listening to a lot of music this week. It makes me feel good, so why don’t I listen to more music? 

TV of the Week:  Survivor, Vanderpump Rules

Podcasts of the Week: Dateline, True Crime Garage, Court Junkie, The Vanished, Crimelines, Generation Why, Dear Gabby, Breakdown, What Should I Read Next?, Your Permission Prescription

Books of the Week: I’m reading Women With ADHD: A Life-Changing Guide to Overcome the Hidden Struggles of Living with ADHD – Includes Debunked Myths and 15 Effective Tips to Positively Transform Your Life by Roberta Sanders. There is lots of good info here, but I don’t like how she states, “make eye contact.” NO SHIT. What if making eye contact makes things worse because you get overstimulated? Then it’s not such a good idea. Only in job interviews do I try to make eye contact because the whole fake situation is overstimulating. Not making eye contact probably would allow me to have better answers, but I wouldn’t be a great communicator either way. 

I borrowed Huma Abedin’s book from the library, but I haven’t started it because the ADHD book is so good.

I finished Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ★★★★ It’s a great book about her father dying from COVID. But it’s so short. Only 97 pages. So I had to take away a star. It is a great book. Very real. 

Goal for Next Week: I don’t want to think about next week. I have no time off and lots to do. Busy week. Ugh. My goal is to make the phone calls I need to make. 

Weekend Plans: Today is Thursday. I would love to get a new blog post up on my biz website tomorrow. I really need to update my website, but that could take forever, so I won’t spend more than 2 hours simply fixing it up. I’m not going to start over. I will probably start a bag of clothes to donate and a bag for ThredUp. That’s a fun project for me. And maybe finally finish unpacking. I’m 87% done. 

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend! 🥰