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“Valentime’s Day”

Miyu was telling me yesterday about how it’s Valentime’s Day tomorrow at her school and that she needs to buy chocolate. Well, since bringing snacks to school is against the rules, I opted to get her cards instead. At first I couldn’t find them at the Exchange and was really disappointed, but I lucked out and found them at another location. I ended up getting her 5 packs and some of them come with little sticker tattoos. Needless to say, little girl was thrilled! She spent roughly two hours writing cards to her classmates. I told her to make sure she doesn’t miss anyone or else they’ll be sad…and nobody wants to be sad on Valentime’s Day. 🙂

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“We’re not friends anymore.”

She was mad at me this morning because I told her she couldn’t bring her Pokémon toys to school. She has a habit of showing off her toys and I just don’t want her to grow up like that—materialistic, covetous, greedy. Worse, she currently believes that showing off her things will win her affection from her friends.

I love this photo so much I’m going to hang it somewhere in our new apartment. Looking at it reminds me of how precious time really is, and how comical yet endearing childish emotions can be. 🙂

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Anxiety and the new year

I’ve been dealing with a massive amount of anxiety lately because we’re supposed to move to a new apartment sometime in January or February. The source of my anxiety is not knowing if a suitable unit will be made available by that time. A suitable unit is a large enough dwelling preferably on the 2nd or 3rd floor.  I look at the apartment’s website every. Single. Day. Multiple times a day, even. For vacancies. The only thing available right now is an OK unit on the 5th floor. We’re not too crazy about the floor plan and the photos taken of the unit aren’t all that great.

Another source of anxiety is money. I just got done paying off a huge loan and an auto loan, and I’m facing a huge medical bill that I need to pay off, so I haven’t had any time to actually save money for our big move.

The good thing is…I’m on holiday leave and won’t be going back to work until January 2nd. I’m going to try and use this time to get the house ready for moving. Maybe that will take my mind off some of this anxiety. Wish me luck.

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Christmas came and went.


It has been over a month since I last blogged and I feel so disoriented. The previous school term was the most stressful I’ve ever had. It finally ended on December 15, but I’m still decompressing. I was taking the one math requirement for my degree plan along with two other major courses and I was under so much stress that I contemplated giving up many times. I’m happy to report, however, that I passed all three classes.

Last Saturday I upgraded my phone and finally went back to Apple after roughly five years of having an Android, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge/Note 8. I decided to go with an iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green. I like that it’s much more comfortable to hold in my hand compared to the Pro Max.

Ken, Miyu, and I have all gotten sick and Miyu is on her 2nd round of sickness now. Luckily she doesn’t have the flu, but it’s a pretty bad cold.

The kitchen is a mess from all the gingerbread house/cookie making. I need to tend to that and then work on getting the house in order in general, but it’s good to be back.