What did I do this Memorial Day Weekend? (May 26 – 28, 2018)

Hey everybody! I had a really fun Memorial Day weekend! Ergo, LOCMom and I did not go out of town, but we still did stuff! πŸ™‚ No money spending breakdown this weekend, but definitely next weekend! πŸ™‚ Come and see what I did this weekend! Feel free to tell me about your guys’ Memorial Day weekends in the comments! πŸ˜€

Saturday

Well, it’s OFFICIAL, ya’ll! LOCMomΒ and I are going to be moving! LOCMom wants to be closer to LOCAunt, so we will be moving to the area where they live in! But first, we have to sell our condo, so a lot of tidying has to happen before our house is put up on the market. So… I spruced up the bathroom a little bit yesterday and LOCMom cleaned the shower! It’s sparkling in there now, haha. πŸ™‚

Also, my birthday is coming up! I will be 27 in early June! WOOT WOOT! I have lived on Earth for 27 years and hopefully I will live to see drones delivering packages and finally see self driving cars come on the roads in 2020! Man, those will be some great years and we will all see the world change. For better and worse, I predict.

Anyway, LOCMom and I went to Ross to pick up my birthday present! I have been wanting one for a while, so LOCMom bought me a fancypants laundry basket! I currently have a boring white plastic one at home and even though it works, it’s not very “pretty”. So I am going to be getting a prettier one on my birthday!

After Ross, I went to the Frugalpants Grocery Store, or Winco, for groceries for the rest of the month and let’s just say this month I shot ALL OF TEH MONEY this month. There’s like only… a few bucks left? Which is fine since Social Security wants me to spend all of the money they give me, but as a person who is into Personal Finance kind of stuff, I kind of want to see leftover moeny I have not spent roll over into next month… That won’t be happening this month, haha. πŸ™‚

Before going home, I picked up my cheat meal at Niu Hawaiian Barbecue and got a double serving of Katsu chicken! When I got home, I ate all of that deep fried chicken and the next day had the WORST indigestion ever. NEVER AGAIN. Next time, I will get the smaller serving of it. LOCMom bought this meal for me, so I owe her about 10 bucks and will pay her next month. The reason I didn’t buy it because after buying groceries, I didn’t know exactly how much money was left in my checking. Will be fixing that soon. πŸ™‚

Here is my DELICIOUS meal! πŸ˜€

chicken

After my big meal, I just relaxed all evening. ^ _^

Β Sunday

Well everyone, I have come to a point where I have bought everything that I have wanted and I don’t really need to buy anything. *shrug emoji* And I feel SO BLESSED to be able to say this! ^ _^ It looks like things are going pretty well! But alas, LOCMom was pretty bored on Sunday, so we went out anyway. I went to See’s Candy first to get a free sample of candy and then we went to TJMAXX. While I was at TJMAXX, I tried on size 12 pants and they all fit in the hips, but just wouldn’t button across my waste. Boooooooo. 😦 I blame that on my muscle gains. πŸ˜‰ Can you say bigger glutes, haha! πŸ˜€

After TJMAXX, we went home and I exercised outside like I always do! Determined to keep losing weight so I can reach my goal weight of 140 pounds. > _<;;; But like I said earlier, I had indigestion bad today and eating a big salad after exercising like I always do didn’t hep… *sigh*

After exercising, I just relaxed all night. πŸ™‚

 

Monday

On Monday, I went with LOCNeighborP and her friend to the 50% off sale at Goodwill! It was a lot of fun and while driving to Goodwill, I found out that LOCNeighborP and her friend were Buddhists! Who would have thought? πŸ˜€ For the longest of time now I have been wanting to read about Buddha’s life story and not just quotes by Buddha because as an agnostic, I enjoy learning from different religions’ prophets and the wisdom they gave to others throughout their lifetimes. So LOCNeighborP’s friend said she would hook me up with some books about Buddha eventually! LOCNeighborP’s friend is a Buddhist Reverend and is a monk as well, so she even has a bald head and wears a robe even! The whole thing, which is pretty awesome! πŸ˜€ Up until this point, I thought being a Reverend was only a Christian thing, but I guess one can be a Reverend from any religion! πŸ˜€ The more you know! ^ _^

After Goodwill, I had the rest of the cherry pie LOCMom bought for Memorial Day!

cherry

Oh man, now I’m hungry again! πŸ˜€

Then, since I woke up at 7:00AM to go to Goodwill sale when it first opened, I was getting kind of tired during the day, so I had a 3 hour nap! Yup, you read that right. 3 hours. πŸ™‚ When I nap, I nap hard haha. πŸ˜› But I did feel great after my nap, so it was worth it!

After the weather cools down, I’m going to go out exercising and keep at my weight loss journey! πŸ™‚

So Happy Memorial Day to all and I hope that everyone had a lot of fun this weekend! Take a moment out of your day to remember the sacrafices of our heroes who have passed away and the freedom they fought for to keep all of of safe so you and I could have fun this weekend! πŸ™‚ And if you were friends with any veterans who have passed away, keep them all in your thoughts this wonderful weekend. ❀

How was your Memorial Day Weekend?

What did I do/buy this weekend? (May 19th – May 20th, 2018)

Hey everybody! This weekend was pretty fun! Come and see what I did this weekend! πŸ˜€

Saturday

Before going shopping, LOCMom and I went to a family yard sale near our home, but alas, I did not find anything. 😦 Then, I went to the mall to Macy’s, Torrid, and See’s Candy! I was basically looking for a dress in Torrid and Macy’s, but a dress I found at Macy’s was dry clean only. Boooooooooo. :C So I left it there. I eventually found a dress, but more on that later! πŸ™‚

We also ran into LOCAuntV and LOCCousinJ and her daughter, LOCCousinO! We didn’t visit for too long, but we all said hi to one another before leaving the mall! πŸ˜€

After the mall, I then went to get my cheat meal for the week and I couldn’t think of anywhere else that would be cheaper, so… I had In-N-Out! πŸ˜€

innout

It’s not the best picture of an In-N-Out meal in the world, but maaaaaaaan did it ever hit the spot! πŸ˜€

But while at In-N-Out, I saw a pigeon or technically, a rock dove, have a nest in a place where there were spikes to keep her away on In-N-Out’s building. She wants to be a good mommy so bad to her babies which I thought was super sweet! πŸ˜€

bird

After shopping, I basically relaxed all day and later on watched a new episode of My Hero Academia! πŸ˜€ One of the characters got captured by the League of Villains this week, but since he has such an awful personality and the main villain is such a stickler for manners, I don’t think things will work out well between them. xD

HOWEVER! I have also started reading the manga for My Hero Academia and I was very surprised on theΒ little details the show left out from the manga. That is the reason I will always like manga more than anime every time. The little details are so important to me and to express scenes accurately! πŸ˜₯

After reading My Hero Academia, I went to bed. πŸ™‚

Money Spent on Saturday

  • In-N-Out Cheat Meal – $5.70

Total Amount Spent: $5.70

Sunday

On Sunday, LOCMom dropped me off at Ross while she went out shopping at other stores! In Ross, my goal was to buy a pair of news shorts or capris, but sadly no luck. 😦 I also looked at laundry baskets and there was none that I liked. 😦 I have been meaning to upgrade my boring white plastic one with a prettier cotton lined one, but it must be the perfect laundry basket! > _<;;; You know how that is. But since it is near the end of the month and I don’t have a lot of money left to spend on frivolous things like laundry baskets when mine works justΒ fine at the moment, it will have to wait until next month. πŸ™‚

But after looking at the laundry baskets, I made a b-line to the dresses because I remembered I needed one! Especially a nice dress for parties and special events. πŸ™‚ After trying on 378234837384 dresses and after many “bend over” tests in the dressing room, meaning… whenever I bend over to pick something up in said dress, my panties won’t show. : | I am blessed and cursed with a big booty where I make the tiniest dresses look x-rated whenever I bend over in them. It’s hard carrying all of your weight in your waist area especially when you sit down… 😦

But anyway… I eventually found a dress after trying on many a dress!

And here it is! πŸ˜€

dress

I thought this dress was so cute! It will be great to wear to parties and stuff! Plus, I can hand wash it afterΒ wearing it which is the best part! πŸ™‚ And I am all about the latest sneaker trend Serena Williams is rocking with her dress from the recent Royal Wedding! πŸ˜€ I might just have to try that in this dress, haha. ^ _^

At the end of the day, LOCMom and I went to visit LOCAuntV and her dog, Boogie! LOCCousinJ was there and we also visited with her as well. ^ _^ Boogie wanted everyone to throw his toy, but LOCAuntV threw it out in the garage, haha. πŸ˜› We left LOCAuntV’s house when her show came on and went home. πŸ™‚

Back at home, I read more My Hero Academia! I am at the point where the third season of the anime series starts, but I really don’t think there is any hurry to catch up to the current chapter because seeing as Shonen series like these go on FOREVER, there is really no hurry to finish them all in one sitting. πŸ˜› They are a marathon to read, not a sprint you could say. πŸ™‚

After reading My Hero Academia, I went to bed. ^ _^

Money Spent on Sunday

  • New Dress from Ross – $26.80

Total Amount Spent: $26.80

So all in all, a good weekend! πŸ˜€

But one last thing!

While exercising tonight, I caught this great sunset by my house!

sunset

Pretty, huh? πŸ™‚

How was your weekend?

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?