What if I also want to live a “boring life”?

Hello everybody! I gotta’ admit, I struggled to find a topic to write about this week and it being Saturday, the week is almost done. But I have finally found one!

I have just got around to reading this blog post again. It is about blog post’s author wanting just a “mediocre life”. Mediocre being not a life that is wasted, but a life that is relaxing and not hurried is what I understood from it reading it again. The author of this blog post is also a mother who has children, but she does not want a life that is too complicated or busy.

I must admit that this “mediocre life” or “boring life” is something I completely understand. Heck, maybe I want to strive for it myself. Not wanting to be hurried through life with heavy obligations or even light ones and just enjoying life as if you are a butterfly; not weighed down by anything. Seems pretty nice. One does not have to be famous to live a “successful life” or in light of the royal wedding this week, even marry a prince in order to say they have made it. Don’t get me wrong, Meghan Markle has totally made it, but we don’t all have to have a guy or girl that is a prince or princess to marry in our lives to say that we are finally successful. Then there are special people in this world that are incredibly good at something, or even gifted at – insert hobby here -, and what if you are just average at what they are really good at? Living a “mediocre life”, you don’t really have to be gifted or really good at something either to say you have made it in this world.

Then alas, there is me. Someone who has multiple interests, but is not at a professional level with any of my interests. In other words, I am not a Mozart in any of my interests. Small things like drawing, writing, thrifting, sometimes pecking keys on a lone piano if I happen to come across one, and even cooking using recipes and never making stuff from scratch unless I have a recipe… These are the things I am not really a professional at, but I still enjoy because they are my interests that bring me joy. I may have “potential” in all of them, but I chose not to pursue being a proper professional in any of them because I really don’t want to give up my free time in order to have heavy obligations in order to become a professional in something I am not sure I really want to pursue fully in the first place.

I also sometimes think when I finally complete the book I have been writing and publish it finally, whether it be self published or I will just get book copies made of it for whoever requests them from me from some company like a printing company, I wonder if my life will change or remain the same. I highly doubt I will be the next Stephen King or JK Rowling when my book is completed and in a physical and/or digital format, but in this life, or for my dream of a “mediocre life” to be achieved, I wish to be a published author someday and write for fun. If I happen to become successful just so slightly and not become a rockstarΒ of the literature world, I sincerely hope people will enjoy the stories that I create from this wild and crazy mind of mine someday. πŸ™‚

Right now in my life, I am just an average joe. Not famous, haven’t achieved anything great society would deem me a successful person for doing, and in fact, for my age bracket as a younger millennial, I would be seen as a very boring person. I’m not a party animal, like engaging in causal sex, or like to go clubbing at all. I can’t even drink since I am on medication for my mental illnesses. Yes, Ms. LOC is veeeeery exciting as a millennial, haha. πŸ˜› But just because I don’t participate in any of those things doesn’t mean I have failed in life. In fact, I feel incredibly blessed to live the life I am living. I know I am very lucky compared to other millennials my age who are struggling just to stay afloat in this tough economy and I feel for them and all for the other Americans and people who are struggling in a rigged society like ours. But in my “mediocre life”, from what I have learned in the past and even now is that being not just nice, but a kind person to others always pays off. I think all people enjoy talking and being around kind people whether they are famous or not. And being kind is just a great thing in general that everyone should strive for when kindness should be given and spoken to others.

To conclude, I find that living a quiet, calm, and happy life is not wrong. It is something that should be strived for if you wish for a life like this for yourself and your family if you have one. I have learned that you don’t have to absolutely the best at something in order to be a good person or to be successful in society or in life. If you be you and spread kindness to other people you meet throughout life, things will definitely pay off and you will live a life worth living. πŸ™‚

Are you living a “boring life” or wish to live one?

What did I do/buy this Mother’s Day Weekend? (May 12-14, 2018)

Hey everybody! Happy Late Mother’s Day to all of the cool moms out there! Hope you all had a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend! ❀ ❀ ❀ I was out of town visiting LOCAunt and LOCUncle and their family for Mother’s Day and I had a good time! πŸ˜€ Come and see what I did this Mother’s Day Weekend! As a special bonus, I will be including Monday’s events as well since that is the day LOCMom and I headed home after our visit! Plus, I saved ALL OF TEH RECEIPTS this weekend, so I can show all of you what I bought this weekend! I’ve been slacking on that lately, so I’m happy that I remembered and things can go back to normal in the Weekend Updates now, haha. πŸ™‚ Let’s get started!

Saturday

LOCmom and went out of town to visit LOCAunt and LOCUncle! Before going to their house though, when we got into their town, we stopped at the Fancypants Goodwill really quick where I found a Dana Buchman crossbody purse for 10 bucks which was hardly or never even used! SCORE! It had a few stains on it, but with a little spit, I got them off. TMI, I know, but I lacked water and a cleaning cloth at the time. πŸ˜› I also love my new purse since my current wallet which I had bought on clearanceΒ at Kohl’s is the same brand as the purse! DOUBLE SCORE! πŸ˜€ And this was the purse I bought which retails for $32.99 on sale currently! TRIPLE SCORE! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

We then went to our family’s house to hang out for a while and then went off to visit LOCCousinR and her husband,Β LOCCousinM! I also got to see my second baby cousin, LOCCousinJ! At their house, we ate some In-N-Out hamburgers and fries and they was sooooooooo satisfying! πŸ˜€ I freakin’ love In-N-Out, haha. πŸ™‚ Only fast food you will ever see me eating! πŸ˜€ Well, minus McDonald’s yummy hashbrowns, but that’s about it. πŸ™‚

While at LOCCousinR’s and LOCCousinM’s house, I got to pet their dog Luna who is such a sweetie. πŸ™‚ I like animals a lot, so I don’t mind petting any furbaby I come across, haha. πŸ˜›

After visting with LOCCousinR and LOCCousinM, we all headed back to LOCAunt’s and LOCUncle’s house for the night. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Saturday

Dana Buchman Crossbody Bag – $10.19

Total Amount Spent: $10.19

Sunday

On Saturday, LOCMom, LOCAunt, LOCCousinS, LOCCousinR, LOCCousinJ, and I went out walking around the lake and fed the birds! Here are some of the birds we fed and encountered!

gentle

swan

The cutie on top was a very gentle gander. πŸ™‚ He/She was so friendly that it even let you scratched its chin while it was eating. So cute! And the black swan is a female swan that lives on the lake! She is very pretty. πŸ™‚

After walking around the lake, we had a ladies lunch with LOCAunt and my female cousins! LOCCousinJ was there and he was the only male to join us at our lunch. He’s a toddler of course, so he had to come along with his mom, LOCCousinR. πŸ™‚ After visiting with everyone, LOCCousinR and LOCCousinS left and LOCMom, LOCAunt and I went out thrifting! We went to our usual old haunts, the Fancypants Goodwill and Snowline, but I did not find anything unfortunately. 😦

After coming home, along with LOCMom, I took a nap almost 3 hours long. That is how long my naps usually are, so not too bad. ;D After dinner, LOCMom and LOCUncle went to the casino and I stayed home with LOCAunt. While everyone was doing their own thing, I watched the newest episode of My Hero Academia and man, is it getting good! I can’t wait to see what happens this week! I may just start reading theΒ manga scans on the internet instead of buying the book series because I want to follow the current arcs with the fans, but I am not sure yet. Still deciding, but I’m thinking about it. πŸ™‚

Then after LOCMom and LOCUncle returned, I went to bed. πŸ˜€

Money Spent on Sunday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

Monday

On Monday, LOCCousinR dropped off LOCCousinJ for LOCAunt and LOCUncle to watch while we packed up and said our goodbyes. When leaving the Sacramento area, LOCMom and I wanted to stop at the Tractor Museum while we were there, but we decided to stop at the town’s Goodwill instead! You know me, I have to stop at every Goodwill because I do not have enough stuff already. xD When inside, I managed to find a big red bin I am currently using as a purse holder since I am always setting my purses on the floor anyway. So I had the idea of getting a bin for the purse I am currently using and so far so good! πŸ™‚ I also encountered a cute dress at the Goodwill, but it was the tiniest bit too small, or so I thought, so I passed it up. Oh wellz. :C

In Williams, LOCmom and I stopped at Granzelas and LOCmom bought me lunch there! Β That was really nice of her. πŸ™‚ I had a cup of vegetable beef soup and it was pretty tasty! I regret not getting bread with it because the broth was just like the broth you dip those tri-tip sandwiches in and the juice gets all soaked up into the bread… *droooooooool* I didn’t really need the bread though, so that’s why I didn’t get any. Maybe next time! πŸ™‚

Then after a few hours, we finally made it home and I cleaned and decluttered only the tiniest bit because my room was a mess from getting thingsΒ ready to go on our trip. Then during the evening, since I have received my voting ballot in the mail for the June election, I voted! Man, was that ever fun. I got to read some iiiiinteresting campaign statements from some of the candidates in each category who seemed decent and some who were downright looney, imo. O _o;;; So who did Ms. LOC vote for? Well, I will not say who, but I will say I voted for basically every candidate in their category who wanted and would fight for Universal Healthcare. πŸ™‚ That is one issue that is very important to me and it’s always nice to see that other candidates running for office agreeing that healthcare should be free for all people and not requiring people to pay out the nose for expensive medical costs. 😦

I then watched about an hour of two new anime series I just started! I started two new series called IDOLish7 and Erased! Both are good, but I particular like IDOLish7 because it’s not something I normally watch and usually avoid like the plague anime series wise, but it’s actually pretty good. It’s one of those silly idol anime series based on a Japanese anime idol dating game, but it’s not horrible like these anime series based off those games usually are. It’s probably the only good one out there in it’s genre I would bet. Besides one glaring issue in the series which grinds on my nerves, the show is very good and all of the characters have a personality and different quirks! Quite nice! ^ _^ As for Erased, so far so good, but I am curious to see what happens next. It is a mystery anime, so I am wondering where things will go, haha. πŸ™‚

After watching an hour of my shows, I then went to bed. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Monday

Total Amount Spent: $0.00

So a very nice Mother’s Day weekend! Hoping your guys’ weekends were good too! πŸ˜€

How was your mother’s Day weekend?

Ask a Millennial! Are we killing top sheets?

Hey everybody! Unfortunately, as you may have noticed, there was no Weekend Update this week. The reason being is because on the day I was going to type it up (being Monday), our power went out! And it was already Tuesday when the power came back on, so yeah. 😦 But there will be one next weekend for sure! πŸ˜€

But today’s post is my blog series called, “Ask a Millennial!” In this blog series, I talk about everything millennials like myself like, dislike, and what industries and stuff we may or may not be “killing”. πŸ˜› LetsΒ get started!

One of my awesome readers suggested I review this article at some time for this blog series, so I would like to thank that reader for their contribution to help me keep this blog series up and running! πŸ˜€ So the question is: Are millinnials killing top sheets? If you ever asked me taht question before I knew what a top sheet was, I would have been like, “Whaaaaat? D: “ Like, unless you explain what those things are to a lot of us millennials, we probably won’t know what you are talking about unless we are very familiar with them. So for my similar aged readers, I will explain what a top sheet is. A top is that flat sheet you put on your bed that goes over the main sheet that goes under your matress and you sleep under the top sheet along with your blankets on top of the top sheet. A top sheet basically keeps your blankets from getting all smelly and gross from our fleshy human bodies. πŸ˜› Simple, right? πŸ™‚

So… do I use a top sheet? Yes I do, but honestly, it’s not really a big deal to me. *shrug* And I will tell you why…

So here is a picture of my humble bed:

bed

Yeeeeees… As you can see, I honestly just make my bed up so everything in basically fitted just enough, like the sheets, so it will not come undone and will not look too messy. And that light brown sheet in front of my bed under all of the blankets? Well, that’sΒ the top sheet. πŸ˜› Notice how I do not tuck it under my mattress. That’s because I’m a lazy millennial whose bed never sees other human eyes besides LOCMom’s and mine, so I have no other people to impress really. *shrugs* Don’t have a significant other yet, so there is no one to really care all that much how my bed is made besides myself. πŸ˜›

Also, the reason I really don’t care about having a top sheet in general is because those blankets on my bed are basically 100% polyester. Meaning, they are completely washable and if they do get all sweaty and gross from my fleshy body, I can just put them in the washing machine and clean them. πŸ˜› I’ve got to be honest though, they haven’t been washed in a while, but as it heats up weather wise, I will probably have to start putting them all away and just using only one of them to sleep with. But I loooove being perfectly warm at night at theΒ right temperature, so I hope these cool nights will last a little longer! πŸ˜€

But I do agree that everyone should make their bed before you have to go to sleep in your bed each night! You don’t have to do it right away after you wake up, but it just feels better when you get ready to go to bed and your bed is already made and ready to go for the night. πŸ™‚

So yeah… That is what I think of top sheets. πŸ™‚ In all honesty, since a lot of millennials like myself don’t have a lot of money in the first place and can’t afford to buy a house right now or maybe even never in some cases :(, I honestly think they are not even on our radar of things to buy. Plus they are so damn expensive for a good top sheet let alone a good 100% cotton sheet pack that probably includes one in it. 😦 I even look at sheet prices at TJMAXX and I’m like, “That’s a lot of money, ya’ll. How can I afford something like this? 😦 “ That’ why if I ever had own place, I would be looking in sheet sections in thrift stores for 100% cotton sheets since they are cheaper in thrift stores. I know, I know… Bedbugs, Ms. LOC! Bedbugs! But I would only look for sheets at fancypants thrift stores instead of say, Goodwill. In the past, I have worked at a Goodwill drop-off location for their job training program and you wouldn’t believe how many people use those places like their personal trashcan. 😦 And worse, we had to dig through the trashy bags that they donated to us just to get stuff out of them just to sell at Goodwill. So yeah… I wouldn’t go buying sheets from Goodwill unless you absolutely HAVE TO and know that there are no bed bugs on the sheet, or sheets, you will be buying from Goodwill. Just saying. o _o So.. Buy at your own risk. πŸ˜›

So… Top sheet or naw? For me, it really doesn’t matter. I have no one to impress in my life yet with fancy sheets I could buy and LOCMom has plenty of sheets for our home, but it’s always an extra bnous to put something on my bed that will make me not have to wash my 100% polyester blankets so much! Woot woot for that! πŸ˜€

How do you feel about top sheets?