Happy Monday everyone!!
Hope your weekend was fun filled, and you stayed relatively dry and save. Yes, I'm talking to you East Coast readers!!! Thinking of you today as well!!!
You may wonder why I haven't been online in a longer time or updated on a regular basis. Honestly, it's the school blues, and the October blues, and just life that got into the way. I can plan ahead as much as I want to (even for the blog world) and there are still some things that just get into the way and ruin the fun, or even the possibility for me to go online.
What I have been mostly up to is school. As you know I lost my paper, both on Word and on my USB stick, so needless to say I freaked and stressed out. And when I stress out it's never fun and never easy. I looked calm but had a little meltdown. I finished or rewrote my paper, turned it in and I'm still hoping for the best. Though my reaction to stress comes usually later on and baaaam it hit me. My head and stomach weren't nice to me. At all. And since I don't want to get into details...let's just say I felt like crap on Tuesday early afternoon until Thursday. Then finally I felt better my stomach decided to take advantage of my weak body...I felt awesome. NOT. I stayed home all weekend long. Ditched parties, events or what not. I might have been looked at as the party pooper but hey I really could care less. If I don't feel like going I am not going. If I feel like crap I'm staying home, drinking lots of fluids, and just relaxing. I might have had a glass or two of white too...but just because I felt like I needed it. Sorta. ;)
So, I stayed home. And baked. Again.
I baked banana bread...à la Selma. :)
So easy to make, and sooooo good. Even after a few days. Can't complain...best thing I ever made! Recipe can be found right HERE.
I also enjoyed bringing the trash out so I could look at our door on a regular basis... ;)
Sorry for the crooked photo...but oh well....it's Halloween anyways...so it doesn't have to be perfect.
And well, I watched Hocus Pocus. I love this movie!!!
It brings backs memories...lots of fun memories. :)
And now, Monday...I woke up, got ready for my class and was already pretty much there...and baaaammm. It got cancelled. Great, thank you! How about letting me know earlier??? Like 6am???? Not at 8.30!! Oh well, so I'm back home now. Doing work, and trying to calm my stomach... :(
Is that ever going to end??? I hope so. I am not stressed anymore. I want to relax, and be and feel healthy.
Here's to a great week!!
So, how was your weekend?!
Hope you ended up doing something better than I did.
Hope you went to a fun Halloween party, dressed up or just had a fun weekend.
Are you ready for Wednesday???
I'm linking up with Sami and Dana, and Leeann of course(!!) who's having a fabulous time in Australia at the moment. :)
And by the way, hi new followers. Glad you found me!! :)
This is the only thing I can post today. It pretty much sums up my week. However, and you won't really believe me I think...my week has been very short. Monday I skipped class (shhhhh!!) because well, I went to a very important meeting talk show taping. Tuesday I went to classes and almost passed out because, well, I was busy, stressed out, and focused on only one thing namely the paper I screwed up or lost or whatever on Sunday that was due Tuesday and today Wednesday I went to classes...went home and learned that my class tomorrow, Thursday, is cancelled. This means...happy weekend to me. I can relax. Not. I have a few things to work on before I can sit back and enjoy silly TV time but my weekend literally just started. :)
I'm not only high on coffee today, but soon also candy. So Garfield and I have a lot in common this week. Or always. It always depends on how you look at it. ;)
I know I don't make much sense at the moment. Bear with me. I'll be somewhat normal again...soon I hope.
Have a splendid Wednesday, and a fabulous rest of the week...I'll be back soon. Miss reading blogs and comments. :)
It's that time again...where I can't stop myself from watching horror movies, eat a little more candy than usual and get excited about fall decoration, pumpkins and spooky sounds. :) I even found a few things to spice up the daily sometimes dreaded cooking...yay me!
Have a look and let me know what you think?!
Are you excited as much as I am?!
And now to the yummy part... :)
I'm ready to make a fun pizza...are you?!
But before...or maybe after I enter a house like the following.
Fingers crossed y'all. I had a rough Sunday evening!!
Lost one of my most important essays and had to rewrite everything from memory. Lesson learned. I know. But it hurt. Nothing seemed to work and let me restore nor find the file on my USB drives (plural!!). Oh well.
That I almost got run over by two bikes today...actually it's NOT ok. (really, use the effing street to ride your bike, don't sneak up, and don't drive like a maniac on campus...you are NOT alone!!).
That I wasn't feeling well yesterday, or the day before.
That I haven't gone to Starbucks in over a week.
That I ate a whole salami by myself.
That I'm looking forward to a fun day on Monday.
That I will not be attending one class on Monday because of the fun things planned. (shhhhh!!).
That I feel like crap being very anti-social lately.
That a simple Halloween Card made my day sunny and bright! (Thank you J!!) ;)
That I snuggle too much with the dogs.
to go to bed at 8.30/9ish on a regular basis now. Not sure why.
to miss Europe sometimes (and its fall weather!).
to have sore legs from dancing too much at Zumba!!
to finishing up homework and whatnot so I can catch up on Criminal Minds!
Happy Weekend everyone. It always starts on Thursday for me. More, happier, photo-loaded posts are on their way soon...just when life happens or nothing happens at all it's not as easy to pretend that everything is okay. Bleh. But today felt like a good day, I also think the wind and gray clouds have a lot to do with this...it's gorgeous!!!
I'm slowly doing better. Still overwhelmed and trying to get back into a routine and back to my full potential which doesn't involve people who treat me like crap. That person still can't say "hello" to me. Not that I really care but where the heck are your manners?! I mean, you are not 12. You're probably three times that age and can't come up with a decent, quite mature greeting? You suck.
Anyways, thanks for all of your comments. It helped a lot. I'm determined to make myself feel happy every single minute. That's the best I can do, and think of right this second. That's why I'm making myself mac'n'cheese after I post this. You can never go wrong with that. It's my little comfort food right now. I know, I'm already cheering for myself.
Oh by the way, midterms are over!!! I'm so relieved. Don't think I failed but heck, I wasn't fully prepared for the one I had yesterday. Really. Then again, it's okay. It's over, and I don't have to think about it any longer. So, while I'm trying to catch up with work (school related of course), TV shows I might have missed (I know, so dramatic), and whatnot I saw something that shocked me. A little. Then again, it's got something sexy to it too.
Wanna know what?
Well, the Chanel and Brad Pitt collaboration. I still am not sure what to think of it but it's not bad. Not good either but really, not bad. Have a look yourself. Let me know what you think.
In other news:
A wonderful blogger (aka Krystal over at Village) is now going to change more diapers than writing blog posts I assume. Her baby boy finally arrived. So happy for her!! Can't wait to meet that little fella one day.
I still have to force my momma to call me. It would never occur to her to call me out of nowhere. I have a huge urge to travel, even if it is just for the weekend. Speaking of my past weekend...I left Orange County for two days. It felt good. I needed that and it help the healing process too.
And I have to start Christmas presents shopping. Yes, you read right. I'm slowly on it. :( I love it but don't like it this year. Just not sure why. Then again, the closer it gets to December the closer I get to fly to Europe!!! Woohoooooo!
Hope you are having a good day and week. I'll be back soon....promise!
I love fall. Leaves change color, temperatures drop, colors in fashion and style change, pumpkins are out and pumpkin patches are a fun thing to go to, and I can finally wear funky looking socks. Hmmm...this was pretty much fact last year here in southern California. It was cooler. This year? It's a tiny bit different. We had 104 degrees on October 1, and the following days were pretty much 90-degree-hot-and-dry. Though by the end of last week and this week it cooled down a little. Thank Goodness. I thought the weather needed a special lesson on what fall weather really meant. I wanted to give it a D- just because it failed to notice it needed to slow down and let go of summer.
This definitely changed this week. I cannot believe we're having temps in the 70s. Yes. All of you out there not living in this area of the world and experiencing a cooler and wetter fall season...embrace it. Really. I miss rainy days. Just one, not a ten-day rain day. But one gray day per week that lets you wear a sweater and cuddle up with a hot drink in your hand without making you sweat just by the thought of it would be terrific. I'm so happy fall decided to return to southern California. Sooooo happy. I can finally wear different clothing. Hahahaha!! I know, I'm so dramatic!!
I'm still in the middle of all kinds of tests (really, what was I thinking?!!) but I'm enjoying life, education, and southern California. My midterm today got postponed due to my prof having had a terrible car accident last week. She's fine but on meds and couldn't come in at all. One day we had a sub for one part of our midterm but today she couldn't manage to find someone. I feel bad. Then again, more time for me to sleep in, study, get prepared and get healthy (stress makes me sick!).
And I think rain is on its way...literally people...it is!! Will I remember how to open or even use an umbrella?!?
Hope you are having a fabulous, cooler fall day.
And I hope you embrace it no matter what.
I'm off drinking apple cider.
I'm a little obsessed with this show at the moment.
I call it a mixture between Romeo and Juliet and Robin Hood. Can't fully describe it why but oh boy I'm obsessed and so hooked!! It's definitely not what I expected. Then again, I didn't have any expectations. So, I was surprised that it hit my TV spot. I have shocked people when I told them that I don't watch Walking Dead or other shows that might go in the same direction. I just don't. But this? Hmmmm....it feels right at the moment. As I said it hit my TV spot.
"Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if
it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the
world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the
sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without
any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is
back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution."
...I often read and watch TV. It just so happened that I did all that on one full weekend, and it just so happened that whatever I read and watched had similar themes going and it felt too close to home. We all know I sulk, and I am emotional and well, when something just anything feels very real to me or reminds me of something...oh boy!! *be aware, it's a non-picture post today! - felt like the right thing*
Were the book and the show a sign?!
What am I supposed to do or believe now?
Should I be happy? Worried?
I think a little of both.
It's all part of life, and of what makes us who we are right this very second because in ten minutes we could change our minds or something might happen and we will have changed. It's that simple. It's that fast.
While I was sulking I started reading a new book, and caught up on Parenthood. I was so behind. Let's just say I had to watch two seasons?! Or one and a half! Whoopseeeee!! (Now I'm all caught up though! Yay me.)
I mainly bought it because it was cheap, right there in that moment that I needed something to read and well...I started reading it. It's a great read. Not difficult and just felt odd reading about a car crash and someone fighting for her life.
Though then I took a break and started watching Parenthood and baaaammmm car accident happens again. The whole family is waiting in the hospital, hoping, praying and begging for some sort of a miracle that nothing bad happened...really? Twice in one day?! Felt like a real deja-vu.
Was that a sign?
It was telling me I should not find a car and should not drive.
It was telling me to slow down, or enjoy life.
Or to tell my lovely friends who drive each day NOT drive and text.
That's exactly what I should be telling them. Every single day. Every single time I see them trying to reach for the phone.
We have all been there...high school, college, even after college...tests and the stress related to those suckers. I doubt that any of us likes any kind of tests. Whether it is going to DMV and renew an expired driver's license or take that darn test again because maybe you had too many tickets at some point (for the record, my license was expired and I never had gotten a ticket before in all my years of driving!), or apply for whatever job that requires a test, or just answering a few questions that will determine whether or not we made it to whatever point in that field or questionnaire. Answering questions and getting the right answers is never easy...let alone remembering specific details. No thank you.
Today is one of those days for me. I have a huge test. It's got three parts and sounds super easy but I know deep down it is not. It requires my brain to function properly and work with me in that particular moment (75 minutes to be exact). My pen also needs to be working (I always have spare ones with me), and the questions just need to be normally phrased and understandable. I have had this professor before so I kind of know what to expect but it still freaks me out a little thinking about it.
So, here's what I came up with in regards to learning/studying/cramming stuff into my brain and how I approach my brain to calm down and make myself feel better and be okay with today's test.
1) sleep properly
2) keep hydrated
3) eat healthy
4) review each class session/notes after each class and before each class
5) rewrite things, and mark things in your notebook
6) don't over think - make it sound logical and easy (even when it involves the Roman Empire)
7) laugh at funny notes you took and take a break too
8) don't study too much...too much is never good
9) Skip a day of studying - it helps
10) Don't forget to live life a little too.
I know, school is important, good grades too if you look at it but life happens too. And it is happening way too fast sometimes. So I take my time and try to enjoy as much as even possible. There's TV for example, and living in California helps too...it's been rather sunny and hot out so a stroll around the area is always fun and should never be skipped. Fresh air also always helps the brain to relax.
Or of course...just have the textbooks next to you while getting distracted on your smart phone. I am in love with my phone and my apps. :) Twitter and Instagram of course are my favorites. And yes, there's the old Facebook too but I kind of don't feel the need to use it as often. It's a fun break that's for sure!
So, once this test is over...I'm gonna be reviewing for another class...because in one week I'll have two more tests to get prepared for. Those I'm a little more concerned about because I have absolutely no clue what to expect. Fingers crossed my logic way of studying works as well for that class.
And hopefully, really really hopefully I can then relax a little more and focus on life as well. That's mostly important to me. Life. Gotta get my act together and meet a few people soon...really, before this year is over. I don't like saying "oh, I'm gonna see you soon". Soon to me is hopefully by next week or in two weeks, not in five months. HA!
I know, life happens for all of us differently. I just need to focus on it more, and force myself to be more outgoing...sometimes I feel like a total loner here. :( That's really not why I came back. Not liking my current state. And this portion of today's post is basically based on the books I had to review and work on. It's all about life lessons, and fate. It played a huge role in the past and is playing a role in the current present. So why not take advantage of it and follow that path.
As of next week, I do not want to be a loner anymore. Nor a sad sad being.
Please remind me each day of my little promise here!!
I like the fact that a new month starts on a Monday!
Just feels right.
Hope you're having a good one.
I didn't do anything this weekend so I can't really write an update.
That's also why I came up with this silly quote thing I found on pinterest.
I know, I have no life. Ha!
And if you were wondering about my post's title...I was not referring to the movie or the post but I might as well do it right now. ;)