Vet visit, my new piercing, applying for a job, college

I got my nose pierced a couple weeks ago for my birthday! I’m really happy with it, I have a tiny diamond stud in it. It’s healing well so far, it takes 6-12 months to fully heal though.

The kitties are doing well. Mustachio’s vet appointment is tomorrow morning. She’s getting spayed! So glad her appointment is finally here. She gets dropped off at 7:45am and her pickup time is 4pm

In other news, I’m applying for a part-time job at a local library, shelving books. I’m meeting with my case manager tomorrow and she’s gonna help me with completing the application and resume. If for some reason I don’t get the job then I will try applying somewhere else around here.

I’m also hoping to get back into college soon. I need to make an appointment with someone there and see what the next step is after I make my final payment on what I owe them. I should be able to get the process started in a couple weeks from now. I’d like to take 1-2 classes at a time while I’m working part-time, and try to finish up my associates degree.

I’m very excited that I will be working soon hopefully and possibly back in college. It will give me something constructive to do, job experience, and will be a good overall thing for my mental health. I tend to do better when I’m busier and have actual things to do to distract me, things that are more involved than watching tv or playing games. Going places, doing tasks/errands, etc.

I’ve been trying to eat healthier and exercise too. It hasn’t been easy. I have a bad habit of boredom eating and stress eating, so I think being busy with a job and school will help a lot with that. I think I’m just tired of being home doing relatively nothing productive with my life, I feel mentally well enough to work part-time now and maybe take a class or two alongside that.

Finally started watching the show Bridgerton after hearing about it from my friend all the time. I’m really enjoying it.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on with me lately, hopefully I will have some good news in a few weeks regarding a job and school

Thanks for reading!

Doing well, kitties, my upcoming birthday

I’ve been doing really well. I’ve been eating healthy, exercising, doing self-care, being more active, staying on top of cleaning, socializing, getting things done, etc. Things have been going great for me in terms of my mental health. I spoke with my psychiatrist earlier this week and she said she’s really proud of the progress I’ve been making and of the things I’m doing to keep myself well.

My birthday is next weekend. Getting my nose pierced! Super excited, I used to have it pierced but I ended up in the hospital at some point in the past and had to take the jewelry out, lost the jewelry and never bothered replacing it for some reason. Anyway, I’m getting it done on Friday at a local tattoo parlor.

My kitties are doing well, they’re getting used to each other, sort of lol. Anyway, I don’t have to worry about leaving them alone together anymore, they do fine when I leave them alone for awhile, usually when I come home from somewhere they’re napping in their beds.

Here’s some pics I took yesterday:

Thanks for reading! I’ll try to start posting more here 🙂 I’ve just been preoccupied lately

Maybelle is here!

My new cat (previously my sister’s cat that is now mine) is here now! She’s been here for going on 2 weeks now. She’s doing very well. She’s such a sweet kitty. She’s 13 years old and loves to snuggle and purrs a lot. Here’s a picture of her in her new bowtie collar, and a picture of Miss Mustachio in her collar 🙂

Mustachio has an appointment at the vet on June 16th to get spayed. Hopefully it goes well 🙂

Just wanted to update you all and let you know she’s here and doing well, and Mustachio is doing well as usual, they’re happy kitties 🙂

I won the coloring contest! and other news

Last time I wrote here I posted about the coloring contest my apartment building was having and my entry, I won! I got a visa gift card as a prize. That was such a nice surprise today, I wasn’t really expecting it, here’s the coloring page I did/entered

I also helped decorate the Easter eggs today for the building’s Easter egg hunt for the kids who live in the apartment complex (the egg hunt and potluck was supposed to be last week but had to get rescheduled to today)

I also have some big news.. I’m getting another cat! My sister can’t keep her 13 year old cat any longer due unforeseen circumstances and moving into a place that doesn’t allow pets. Her name is Maybelle, she’s a beautiful tortie, I can’t wait till she’s here, I’ll be getting her by the end of this month. I’m allowed to have up to 2 emotional support pets in my apartment, I already have Miss Mustachio, so Maybelle will make the second. Really hope they can get along, Maybelle is very mellow. Mustachio is only 6 months old so is still very energetic. Here’s a picture of Maybelle:

Still here

I’m still here, I didn’t post for awhile because I was adjusting to some med changes. Anyway, the good news is I’m doing very well. My mood is a lot more stable and I’m having way less paranoia, I feel really good. It’s the first time in 4 or 5 months I’ve been doing this well.

My cat is doing good, she’s growing a lot! She’s a good girl, I love her so much. Here’s a recent picture of Miss Mustachio

I am entering into a coloring contest my apartment building is doing, this is one of my entries. I don’t have my good Prismacolor pencils anymore but I made do with my Crayola colored pencils

I went to the dentist recently for a cleaning and exam finally, it had been 3 years since I went. I need quite a bit of work done. At least I finally got myself to go. I have 2 appointments in May and will have more after that. At least I’m getting it all taken care of, I put it off too long. I’m now brushing with pronamel Sensodyne toothpaste 2 times a day, flossing 2 times a day, and using fluoride mouthwash 2 times a day. And I’ve cut back a lot on the sugar. So hopefully that is helpful or at least prevents further damage to my teeth. Years of purging from my eating disorder really messed them up.

I’m going to try to start posting on here more frequently again

At the moment I’m procrastinating and trying to motivate myself to go grocery shopping

Thank you for reading and sticking around if you’re subscribed to this blog, I appreciate it 🙂

Gaming Updates

Here are some updates and screenshots on what I’ve been doing in some of my games lately 🙂

In Pokemon Legends Areus, I beat the frenzied Lilligant, made it to the Cobalt Coastlands, caught an alpha Octillery, and got Basculegion so I can ride across water, screenshots from my game are below

In The Witcher 3, I explored Novigrad a bit, I’m under-leveled to really do anything there but look around. I enjoy the music there. I am currently doing the Hunting a Witch quest in Velen and am in the Elven Ruins

Aside from that I’ve started playing Skyrim a bit, so far I’ve only done the introduction but plan on playing more this weekend. I’m considering buying Elden Ring, it looks like a fun game, and looks like something I’d enjoy.

Pokémon Violet and Pokémon Scarlet were announced, super excited for those to come out holiday 2022. I’m also really looking forward to Hogwarts Legacy, it looks good from what they’ve shown and I’m a big Harry Potter fan so I’ll definitely be getting it.

Trying to pull myself out of a depressive episode with art and music

Lately I’ve been in a depressive episode. I don’t want to go into it any further than that, but I’m trying to pull myself out of it. I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, and manic and depressive episodes are a part of that. I decided I’m going to start drawing again, it’s been a few years since I’ve drawn. I really used to love art and drawing but lost motivation for it for awhile and lost self confidence. I’m going to start with sketching again, not sure what but I’ll post some pics on here when I do. My art is going to look like crap for a long time probably since it’s been so long since I’ve drawn but I want to keep at it for several years and try to improve.

I’m also going to start practicing ukulele again, since I typically feel good and accomplished when I learn something new on it. I’ll post videos when I learn some new songs.

Part of the idea of getting back into these two hobbies is to improve my skills with them and spend less time wasting time scrolling through Facebook and other social media when I could be getting better at things I’m interested in, that have much more value to me.

That’s really all I have motivation to write today, so thanks for reading if you did, and I will post more next week

What I’ve been up to with videogames lately #1

I started playing The Witcher 3 on my Nintendo Switch recently and I love it, it’s so fun. I’m currently playing the “Just the Story” mode, but once I get used to the game after getting through the main story I will start another playthrough but on the “Story and Sword” setting.

I bought a bunch of games during the switch eshop new year sale including:

The Witcher 3 complete edition

Cozy Grove

Calico

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Nino Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

I think I’m going to buy a physical copy of The Witcher 3 for my Xbox One eventually, since the graphics are probably even better on that console

I’ve also been playing Pokémon Shining Pearl, I just have to beat the Pokémon League. I got all the way to Cynthia and her last Pokémon but then it knocked out my last Pokémon in one hit, so I’ll have to try again once I train mine more. Then after that I’ll have to complete my Pokedex, or at least try to. I don’t know when I’m getting Legends Arceus yet, we’ll see.

And of course I’m still playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I’ve been working through the DLC, I’ve designed about 10 vacation homes so far.

I’ve also been getting into selling turnips on ACNH, so I started doing that, and having other people come over to my island to sell their turnips when Nooks Cranny is buying for a good price.

So that’s what I’ve been up to in my games lately, I think I’ll make these posts an ongoing “series” where I post updates/pictures on what I’ve been doing in my games, what I’ve bought, etc. 🙂

2 Weeks Without Caffeine Challenge

So I’m starting a 2 weeks without caffeine challenge. I want to see how it affects me. I just recently went a couple days w/o caffeine and was exhausted and had a bad headache. I want to challenge myself to go longer. So tomorrow January 6th, 2022 I’ll start my no caffeine challenge. I can have decaf but that’s it. I know that had a tiny amount of caffeine in it but it’s basically nothing compared to the amount I normally consume (a LOT).

I’ll update with a post a week from now documenting how my first week went , then I’ll make a post at the 2 week mark discussing how the 2nd week went.

I’m really just doing this out of curiosity. I like making challenges for myself and documenting how they go.

I’ll post again on the night of there 12th of January (hopefully, I just need to make a reminder for myself). See you then!

Miss Mustachio and my first 2022 post

Miss Mustachio is doing very well! 🙂

I’m officially off chlorpromazine. Eventually I’m tapering off the oxcarbazepine as well because my doctor said the abilify is a good enough mood stabilizer.

Im doing pretty well. I had a good Christmas/New Years. My family came over for Christmas. On New Year’s Eve I ordered some takeout. Today I went grocery shopping. Got a lot of healthy food. Trying to eat more vegetables.

I think this will be a really good year for me. I have a lot of goals and I feel like I’ll make progress/and accomplish some of them this time.

I started watching 2 shows. One is the Chucky tv series, based off the Chucky horror movies. It’s really good. And I’ve also been watching The Witcher which I absolutely love!

The self-care art group I normally go to once a month isn’t meeting for the next few months due to the rising covid cases here.

I’m going to ask my care manager to help me find some volunteer opportunities so I can get more used to being around people before I jump into part-time work.

My mood has been good. I’m trying to learn to cook more. Later this week I’m making Buffalo chicken thighs. Hopefully they turn out well. I had some cheesecake today and it was amazing (store-bought). I’ve also been practicing chords on my ukulele. Hope to learn a few more songs this year and get better at playing.

So that’s what’s been going on with me! I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season 🙂

Thank you for reading! See you soon!