“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.
The phrase it’s darkest before the dawn means that things always seem the worst right before they improve.
I think a lot of us are going right now “Dear god, that darkest part of the night is taking a long time”.
I am refusing to let the darkness take me, especially since I’m asleep usually at that time.
This is going to be a short post, but it is darkest before the dawn. Sadly, there is something rotten in this world, and it is not COVID. It should be COVID, it really should, but it is not. COVID is not the worst thing on this planet, it’s us, it’s Humans.
There are good humans, there are good beings out there. You are one of them! And that, we need to remember and hold onto. I think the biggest problem is, the worst of us, have the biggest platforms.
It feels a bit like good times are gone, but what I wanted to start doing every Friday for a Friday or so. Something funny, something about stories. Make it specific to not be so depressing. I’m trying to start my blog on a good path on Monday and Friday now. I want to help to start and end the week with something a bit more lighter. Whether I can it myself, we have yet to see!
So for this Friday, there have actually been funny articles in the News…I know right! You don’t believe me! That is a total Fable! There have been though, so I am going to share some of them with you.
You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase. Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!” Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?
I would so totally leave it! No money is worth my life, especially if it’s killer money and it kills me. Then I can’t spend it anyway! … I think I got carried away…KILLER MONEY!!!
Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess?
No! That’s a horrible thought really. I have never cheated. I can’t imagine that I ever would. However, if I did. I wouldn’t say anything. I’m one of those people that thinks that by telling your partner you’re not doing it to not hurt them, you are doing it for yourself. That’s still a selfish move on the cheaters part. I feel like people only tell their partners when they want to get out of the relationship, but they don’t have the guts to actually break up…For whatever reasons.
Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did?
Oh dear god…YES! A couple of months ago, I put an ANZAC symbol over my Facebook profile picture, one of those Facebook portraits. Even though the people in my family who actually fought liked it, my Mum rang me to tell me how disrespectful she found it. Like, she never rings to tell me “I am so proud of you” It’s like with a lot of people really, quick to be negative, never heard anything positive. I had to really convince myself that if the ANZACS didn’t find it offensive (and these family members would tell me and they definitely wouldn’t like it either) the my mother can get over herself,lol
I don’t know why people don’t understand if you do nothing but criticise, why would I believe you believe in me? I am nearly 35 and my Mum still gives me that up and down look of what I’m wearing…35! It doesn’t help that my brother is very fashion conscious, I’m just not,lol
Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?
I don’t know?! A soar? I’m not honestly sure,lol
What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week?
Seeing my kitty cat getting back to a some what “normal self”. He’s been having seizures about once a year, so we’ve kept trying different medications. This last one seemed to really knock him about, he was so lethargic and he wasn’t really drinking. He seems to be getting a little better, like he’s gotten used to the tablets, but the twitches have come back. Is it horrible to say that I don’t mind, because he seems to be much better.
Try on jackets and coats, get rid of ones that I haven’t worn in either years or ever.
I have done this one. It’s amazing how big coats and jackets are! They are not like tshirts and tops where you can fit a few in one bag to get rid of. You can put one or two coats into a bag only. There were a couple I “fit into” just can’t close them up anymore. Which is so sad! Of course they are my favourite coats as well.
Look into making my own candles and getting my own quotes on jars. (I was initially inspired by this after thinking about putting Magical Monday on a candle jar for myself. Then I thought why not look more into this?)
I have actually found a couple of sites which look great! It’s been completely fascinating and I have been getting even more ideas!
Try to create candles with certain fragrances as well…Try to research into what a “motivating” fragrance might be, for example.
This has been a bit harder just because you can’t really “smell” things over the computer. So when I’ve been going into stores, I’ve been trying to see if I can smell them. I actually found a few soaps and I liked their smells,lol. So I’ll have to see if I can create those smell…Watch this space for more!lol
Finish up writing the review for “Lord of Shadows”.
There are a LOT of soup recipes for Winter. Soups and Stews…When I was little, I used to call Stews…Spew,lol…I have discovered lots of different lasagnes and yummy pies too! I can’t wait to make some of them! I might even post them on here…Don’t you feel lucky? =D
Just a little friendly reminder that in 24 hours exactly from now, it will be Earth Hour 2016. So how are you going to “celebrate” it? One of those most well known way to honour Earth Hour is to shut off all lights and all devices, and to sit in candle light. You can support it in your own way of course. As mentioned on the website it is best to use 100% beeswax and/or soy candles.
Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Below I have posted some links of sites and social media outlets, where you can take a look at some more information and see what you can do to help.
How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I only have one sibling, a brother, and he is younger than myself. Although a lot of people always assume that he is the older sibling. I’m not sure if it is our personalities, or because he’s really tall and he’s voice is extremely deep.
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
Well I don’t drive so I’d rather be the passenger, for the safety of everyone! I am actually studying to get my licence at the moment. Even so, I think that I’d prefer to be the passenger. I worry a lot and the thought of being responsible for other people in a big “thing” does honestly scare me. Even with every person telling me about the freedom of being able to drive.
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
I love the candles, I am a big candle person. One of my favourite shops is in this little town called “Hahndorf”… They have amazing candles Hahndorf Candle Shop …. Please give them a look!
List at least five of your favorite types of animals? (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)
Wolves (Dogs in general really)
I know that some of my choices may seem a little “obscure” but after watching Safari Live now for over a year. I have really come to appreciate some of the animals that most wouldn’t assume as being a “favourite”. Take Warthogs for example, they are AMAZING mothers! So fierce and so protective, and just watching the little piglets rolling around in the mud, all happy. They will bring you joy, I promise!
So I found this amazing little article on BuzzFeed (UK) called “17 Adorable Reading Nooks That Are Cosy AF” and oh my goodness they are utterly gorgeous! A lot of them made me very teary because of that moment when you really wish that you have one of these little reading nooks…So saying that, I hope I don’t make any of you depressed with the gorgeousness of this article!
If I was a rich lady I would definitely have a room with a Library and a little space somewhere, possibly even hidden, for my reading nook. I am particular fan of Number 6 and 17, I like the fairy lights as well as having natural light. Especailly on those days where it’s nice to read in the natural sunlight, without becoming horribly warm.