Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Happy Birthday to the world’s best selling author! William Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare – Wikipedia

My favourite quote of ALL things Shakespeare is:

This above all: to thine own self be true, 

What is yours?

I never really got into Romeo and Juliet, funnily enough. My favourite Shakespeare play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The most recent thing that I have learnt though. You can absolutely love Shakespeare, you can love his writings, his plays, his quotes. But don’t ever feel like you HAVE to sit down and watching a play. I recently read a really good “what not to do list”. One of them was, if you don’t want to see a Shakespeare, don’t. I was so happy to read that! I love watching my favourite actors and actresses do Shakespeare monologues. I have yet to see a whole Shakespeare play though.

Also, you HAVE to watch David Mitchells comedy show based on Shakespeare life. Upstart Crow

Bucket List…Video Style

So about a week or so ago, I saw the first video below and thought “I want that to happen to me”. Then I started to shift through some more videos, and found even MORE things I want to happen to/with me before I die.

I present to you all my “bucket list”, but in videos!

bucket list

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noun

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  1. a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.”making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list”

Look at those eyes!

I want to pet a baby highland scot cow sooooooooooooooo bad! lol

Play with a baby ellie!

Okay, these may be all animal related, lol

The next Tolkien prehaps!

I don’t have many things I want to cross off, but all would be satisfying.

Thursday Theories – Lifestyle

That’s it! Change of lifestyle impending.

I hit my head, and then three nights later I threw up a few times. Do I think the two things are related? No, does my hypochondria … absolutely freaking! Anyway, it’s given me a big wake up call. Especially when I had to ring in sick for work and I started to cry. Because, I really enjoy where I work and I really adore the people I work.

I just have to accept the fact that I cannot eat the same way I did, I cant wait till 8:30pm and stuff my face with bad food.

I have to get more physically active. I have to just generally get out more. Before COVID I used to have no problem with going out, just window shopping and then have some lunch. Talk a walk to the Library and get a couple of books, now I either I don’t have the time or I don’t feel like it.

Where does one even start, I feel like sometimes, “fake it until you make it”. I just don’t feel like this that time, I am one of those, I need to do it all. Give it all! My mum said though, don’t go the complete opposite way. Don’t go from stuffing my face, to you know, eating like once a day.

So! When one changes lifestyle, you have to look at everything:

Eating habits,

Sleeping habits,

Drinking habits,

Mental and physical habits:

What it’s like…

Just listening in on a conversation between my mum and my Gran (with the dementia). It was funny and heartbreaking. My grandparents split up and got divorced in the early 90’s, and yet the way she talks about him, it’s almost like he’s only just passed away and they were together that whole time. Yet, she doesn’t talk much about Reiki, and when she does, we can’t believe she doesn’t remember that’s why they split in the end, lol.

It is an odd thing to really witness, like you always hear about how people forget things and people. You kind of expect that to happen, but you don’t expect them to lose huge chunks of their life, just kind of like that. It’s sad, it’s funny, it’s…different to what you expect. She did amazing things with her Reiki and Tarot work, it took her around the world all on her own! Now it’s all kind of just gone. I guess, I take up that lantern?

Have any of you ever experienced anything different to what you expected?

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Can you believe it?

As the fabulous Blanche Devereaux said

Well, I am stunned. Just stunned. Stunned is the only way to describe how… stunned I am!”

And it kind of feels like that no matter where you look. You look there “oh no that’s bad”, so you look over there “oh no, that’s bad too”…”and it’s not looking so great over there”.

Two days before Travie past, we thought he had depression. So I bought all this stuff to cheer him up. I still get notification from the pet store. At first it depressed me, but you know something? There are a lot of amazing things for pets out there. I am going to use Travie’s Insta to advertise that a lot more. (mynameistravie)

My Twitch channel is progressing, I can now give VIP things to people I like =D I don’t know WHAT that means though, lol … So close to affiliate, and my plan is to then help raise money for different charities.

Emma Watson saying that she speaks for ALL Witches, badass. And yet some people were not satisfied with that even! She was just throwing “crumbs”. What Watson did, was take on Rowling, and the comments about Emma from a lot of GCs and transphobes. She did so much MORE than just throw crumbs.

It is like everywhere you look, there are bad things. So you have to look for look for the little rays of light inbetween the dark clouds, otherwise you will go mad.

Fat

I am allowed to call myself that, right? lol

Well, right now I have realised how much weight I’ve put on recently. Now in part, I am taking three different medications, my birth control, my cholesterol and my anxiety. I would also have to say though, it’s not really an excuse for my bad eating habits. I have become a little more lazier. Where I work now, I’m not catching public transport anymore, it’s rides with other people. So, I’m also missing out on the 10 minute walk to and from the bus. Which while not huge, probably makes a difference.

At first I did the whole “Yeah, yeah, I’ll start the diet next week” and then Shane Warne (a cricketeer) passed from a heart attack. And then a really fit politcian, who did a lot of work for her community, also passed at early 50s from an heart attack!

Isn’t it “funny”, how real life can be so much more scarier than the movies!

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The new normal?

I initially was going to write this about COVID and are we already for a new COVID, as it starts too get back to some sort of normalcy. Now the cat has passed away, kind of unexpectedly. Having a “new normal” sort of has a different meaning again.

So I guess what I want to ask/talk about with you. What would you like your “new normal” too look like? When it wasn’t just the cat passing. I thought that during the “new normal” period, one thing I am looking forward too, is better hygiene. Before COVID, it never occurred to me to think about it, generally. Like you always do the norm, wash your hands, yawn with your mouth closed.

Now though, I am more aware of what I’m doing, rather than just, you know, doing, lol.

I take better care of my hygiene, like instead of just expecting all the dirt to come off in the shower. I actually look at my hands, my nails and I even take better care of my feet! I have always sneezed into my elbow, so that wont change for me, lol. Things like washing your hands may take longer, but it’s only like 30 seconds – 1 minute longer. I extra clean things now. I don’t go hypochondriac overboard, but I do a little bit more cleaning. Say before, unless I felt something touch my hands. When I’d take the bin out, it didn’t even occur to me that I should wash my hands. Now I get some hand sanitiser, and clean my hands, even if nothing touched it. You don’t always know what’s touched your hands.

As for the kitty, I’m still not out of the routine, I mean it has only been 48 hours since he passed. I have had several moments, where I thought that he was in the room. I am having literal pains, which was not like Pippy at all. I couldn’t stop crying with Pippy, with Travie it’s been random crying and literal stomach pains. I am not enjoying this “new” kind of grieving

It’s okay to lose a little of yourself

Personally, I felt like I a lost a little of myself during COVID, and you know what? That’s alright. I didn’t lose any of the important “stuff”. I would agree with some, that I have become harder, but not with the important things. I still cry a lot, lol.

I just think my quality of life is improving.

Our souls are like lizards and snakes, we shed them sometimes when we no longer need them…Okay, that sound really gross, but you know what I mean, right? We shed the old skin, but we still keep intact, and the important stuff human or snake still remains =D So it’s all good =D

It’s a metaphor, haha.

The important thing is to keep moving and shed when needed, because you do need to shed once in a while. You can’t keep the old skin, like with skin and lizards, if that skin doesn’t shed properly, it can actually be quiet painful.

Such a great metaphor, lol

Also Happy Birthday Charles Dickens

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope -into a better shape…”

Great Expectations

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The Changes are coming…

So with the new job, clearly things will be changing…

Not so much blogging. I usually have a blog twice a day, although in that first week of work *which I believe starts next week* I might not have a 100% usual blogging record. Keeping in mind as well, that I study part time (which reminds me that I really need to start with the new term).

It’s more to do with my streaming and my website.

Website – Lolsys Library

This will definitely be changing as at the moment, I don’t really have the time or the energy or start up anything online. I am going to take out the Reiki Healing, page. However. I am still keeping it up. As it’s all got my social media platforms and “social” activities in one place. It’s got all the places you can “follow me”. So my Twitch, YouTube etc.

Twitch TV – Lady Lolsy

Although, I’m sad to have to do it, I am going to have to change the schedule for Wednesday and Thursday. I do sometimes do a stream on a Friday, but I think that’s going to be just cancelled. Or at least every second Friday, but my time.

I also am still having issues with WordPress, breaking picture links and just not loading…Anyone else?