My faves

Because listers gotta list, yo!

It took me about 5 minutes to come up with each list so needless to say these aren’t really my favorite books, movies or moments of my life. I forgot some in each category. I finally can print since I have connected my printer to my laptop. #winning 😉

Top 10 best moments of my life:

best moments of my life?
best moments of my life?

I covered up the last one because I’ve never discussed it in my blog.

Best books I have read:

fave books
fave books

Favorite movies of all time (sorry for the blurriness)

favorite movies
favorite movies

Favorite lines from a movie. This is not my favorite line but it is memorable. My favorite was too long.

favorite lines from a movie
favorite lines from a movie

I’m  going to skip a few days because the topics don’t interest me. Now I’m going to make a Spotify playlist and take a nap. Then I will need someone to talk me out of joining NutriSystem. lol. I just want to join for 1 month. I would only recommend it to people who don’t cook and spend a lot on groceries. I don’t spend much on food so this would be a huge bill hike for me but I want. :/

I bet my life

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I just ordered a laptop! Self control, where art thou?  It should be here on Wednesday. Exciting. It is a Dell Touchscreen laptop. TOUCHSCREEN. Yay. I decided to go with this over the other laptop I mentioned because the reviews are amazing. I’m expecting a good product. I’ve never had a Dell laptop, I’ve used plenty of Dell desktops. I’ve also never had a touchscreen laptop. That should be interesting.

I ordered a drop and spill warranty for 2 years. I feel safe with that. I only ordered today because I’m supposed to get my tax refund by Thursday. I wasn’t expecting to use my tax refund for that. I had plans to make a major dent in debt and now…sigh. Oh well.

I tried to start my weekend hustle/side hustle today. It didn’t work out. I wanted knitting supplies and jewelry to sell at a flea market. I lost out on both. In a way, I’m relieved because I don’t have to pay for it (especially after the computer purchase!) but now I’m feeling like I will never be able to buy anything from an estate sale. There is one that ends next Friday. I am currently #1 on about 3-4 items. But anything could happen. I dunno. I need stuff to sale. Stuff. Just stuff. Another man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

I think I scared the Jehovah Witnesses off. Every time I think that, it seems like C has a change of heart and comes back after a few weeks. I hate changing my schedule around to accommodate her. I would rush my afternoon work and then rush working on my practicum or not do it at all. It is definitely a relief if she never comes back. Does that sound harsh?

Instagram is not for people with crappy camera phones. I am thinking about giving up on #ListersGottaList BUT it is so nice to do something creative. I tend to do about 3-4 lists on the weekends so I don’t have to worry about it during the week. But my photos suck because I don’t have an iPhone or a Samsung (or whatever the top android phone is). The point of Instagram is pretty pictures….apparently.

Well my lists look much better when I take them with my digital camera so I’m going to post 3 of my lists here. I wish it looked like this on instagram. Oh well.

People I most admire and why:

people I admire
people I admire

As you can see, I didn’t have a lot of room for the “why”.

Things I need to improve:

few things I need to improve
few things I need to improve

I know you’re thinking “she should have added ‘handwriting’ to that list. lol.

Places I want to go:

dream vacations
dream vacations

The only place on that list I am really researching is Puerto Vallarta. I want that to be my next big solo trip. Asheville, North Carolina will happen. It is “only” 6 hours  away but ugh, I don’t want to drive that far. My legs will kill me. I’m thinking about going next year. I found a great 1 bedroom cabin for $150 a night. They have horses! No pets allowed. :/

Now I’m going to work on my practicum. I have a long work day tomorrow. I may try to go to bed early tonight…but I doubt that happens.

Sometimes the shadow wins

Do I even have to say AWKWARD? Hello! It’s me and a social situation. Of course it was awkward. I went to the Good Friday event and I didn’t die or anything but it was very uncomfortable. People and I are just not meant to be together…ever! The good thing is that it only lasted an hour. I guess it is what normally happens in Christian churches for Good Friday. But since I’ve never been to one, I wouldn’t know. People kept asking “Are you a visitor”? Is that code for something? LMAO. Sorry. Ugh, I was that person playing on her phone while waiting for the meeting to begin. I was so nervous. At least it is over now. I was the first person out the door as soon as the meeting was over. I kid you not.

All is well that doesn’t kill you. That is the saying, right? AND the lady who invited me wasn’t even there! %$#% Whatevs. She’ll say she was sick.

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I’m thinking about taking my dog with me to the cabin. Some of the reasons for NOT taking him are purely selfish. I want to dance for 2-3 hours a day (if not more). Will he get in the way? Will he let me dance? I can’t dance at home so this was going to be my chance to do my favorite thing. The other reason for not taking him include: what if he uses the bathroom in the cabin? Do they have something I can clean with like a mop? I can’t remember. And the main reason is his new car phobia. He refuses to get in the car without getting into his crate first. This dog has so many issues…just like me. Anyhow, we would have to get in and out of the car a lot. It is impossible to walk to the river or a lot of places from the cabin. What if I can’t get him in the crate?

I don’t want to board him because I know he will be an anxious mess. He’ll wonder if I’m ever coming back. 😦 I’m also worried he might bite someone. So many worries. If I HAD to board him, I would. But I’m allowed to take him with me so…and then I read this article about how if you can take your pet on vacation with you, why not? “It is so fun!” lol. You don’t know my dog.

I have to make a decision soon because I have to make boarding arrangements if I’m not taking him. This was supposed to be a vacation from everything.

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I have been doing #Listersgottalist. I love making lists. I’ve been doing it since…wow, since I could write. I’ve been posting all of mine to instagram. There are two things I really like about this “challenge”. It makes me use my stash and it gives me a creative outlet. I probably won’t do it next month because I won’t be home the whole month to post and I’m looking for the perfect booklet to do it in. But if the prompts are good in June, I’m in!

I’ll share two out of my four lists in this blog:

My All-time favorite songs: (It was so hard to pick only 6 songs!)

fave songs of all time
fave songs of all time

My favorite planner supplies:

fave planner supplies
fave planner supplies

Some of this stuff I’ve had for 2-3 years. It is nice to be able to use it.

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This Week I…

Music for the week: Lissie, Toby Lightman, Laura Marling, Marina & the Diamonds, Jillette Johnson, Kendrick Lamar, Butterfly Boucher, Kelly Clarkson

song of the week: Sara Bareilles – Brave

This video came out in 2013 but I just discovered it this week. #late I’ve loved this song since it came out but with the video – WOW. This is where I am in my life right now. I’ve been watching this video 3-5 times a day for inspiration.

TV for the week: Bloodline, March Madness, Keyshia Cole: All In (marathon style), American Idol (ugh! I’m only watching for the local guy. I don’t hate the show. I just hate that it is a 2 hour show. I “watch” most of it muted. As soon as the local guy is gone, I’m gone).

This deserves  it’s own paragraph: BLOODLINE. OMG. That show is sooooooo good. Why aren’t more people talking about it? Maybe the ending sucks? I dunno but I’m loving watching it.

Movie of the week: none.

Books of the week:

I Don’t Want To, I Don’t Feel Like It: How Resistance Controls Your Life and What to Do About It by Cheri Huber (on page 126)

The Happiness Advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work by Shawn Achor (on page 21)

Walked: edited to update – most steps on Sunday with 8,028 steps.

Planner update:

the week so far....
the week so far….

Can you spot two bunnies in this entry? 😉