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Nov. 20, 2017

It’s Monday — the day theaters go black (aka the one day a week I get off). Monday is my “me” day. Chore day. Laundry day. Most importantly: coffee & book day.

I feel like I’ve done my day off right, at least according to my needs. I had a lazy morning watching half an episode of So You Think You Can Dance (I get too emotionally involved in tv shows, I cannot resist them)(Edit: I have since finished the season). I spent over an hour at my favorite coffee shop reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. I wouldn’t say it is my all time favorite book, but I quite enjoy her writing style. It is intriguing — a book that I want to pick up and continue is always a winner. I have about fifty more pages before continuing on to the next book on my bedside table: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby (edit: I have started this book. Only about thirty pages in so far). To be completely honest, I really have no idea what this next book is about, but it was on the “Suggested Reads” shelf at Bluestocking so I figured I would give it a go. I believe Irby’s book is another collection of essays, while I do not normally read books which are comprised of essays, it seems to be all I am reading lately. Somehow this style is gravitating towards me.

Along with doing pleasurable things, I have also gotten some chores done (doing the “adult” things I really don’t feel like doing, but have to be done). I did a bit more research into health care. I’m broke, so medicaid is saving my ass. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth putting my dollars into dental insurance (I probably won’t, but hey, even if I don’t care enough to buy it, at least I care enough to look into it… does that count for anything?! Ha, nope, not really).

I am not a shopper by any means. Shopping, especially for clothes, is quite exhausting and annoying. Or at least that is my opinion on the matter. I hardly put any of my dollars towards clothes (except on rare occasions when I am investing into a certain piece). But, I went to one of the local department stores here in Queens and purchased a winter jacket (something that is kind of important as we are heading into winter). It is a cheap $19.99 New Look jacket. I don’t love it, but it will work. I have been resisting buying a jacket for the past couple weeks, but I am glad I finally ripped off the (theoretical) bandaid.

One thing I have to admit though: I bought my first pair of Lululemon jogger pants a couple weeks ago (I closed my eyes as I paid for them), but they are seriously the best joggers / legging-like pants I have ever purchased. At that same time, I also tried on a pair of leggings which I might go back and purchase one of these days. It’s hard to justify paying that much for a pair of leggings though, but they are a million times more comfortable than I ever realized leggings could be (but this comes from someone who has only owned cheap Target leggings).

I need to stop procrastinating and go do by laundry. Time to go visit the laundromat across the street. Bye.

Nov. 27, 2017

Hello, Monday. It is quite lovely to see you again. I’m just consuming a avo-bagel and coffee like I do (nearly) every day — and no, this really isn’t an exaggeration –, at the same coffee shop I come to (nearly) every day. I think this is my first time every being a regular at a coffee shop. Never before. But, it is quite lovely. Like a home away from home.

I spent the morning watching tv (what a shock…) currently being a consumer of the new Netflix show (remake of the 80s film), She’s Gotta Have It. I love any book, movie, television show with a strong female lead. I’m a total feminist, what else can I say? While I wouldn’t say it is my all-time favorite show, I don’t feel an urge to binge it, but I like it. I will continue being a consumer.

I did some cleaning this morning, some basic chores, but I am not feeling the adult stuff today. I probably should do laundry, but being honest, I probably won’t. I have enough clothes to get me through the next 3-4 days, but I might just be wearing my six-year-old-cheap-target-leggings and rando tees.

(I clearly care about my appearance *sarcasm*)

I feel like at this point in my life, appearance just doesn’t matter to me that much. I don’t even have enough words to continue this paragraph, because I just do not care enough. I normally have food on my clothes from the baby anyways. There are more important things to worry about, I just want to be comfy.

But, there are a couple things I must do today, such as: buy contact solution. I used up every last drop last night. But, in general I am doing some more fun things today. Christmas themed stuff: thinking of presents / starting to make presents — I love the holidays — 28 days! So I’m going to sign off and post this, because I’m notorious for writing and never posting. I have 20+ random drafts on here I have just never finished / edited. Bye.




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