Getting Ahead of Christmas Shopping

So, we’re just about 172 days or so til Christmas, and I’m already getting a jump start on gift buying. I’m starting even earlier than I did last year – we had our cruise last November and I wanted to make sure the majority of my shopping was done before hand. And my family keeps sending wish list ideas later as the years go by, so my attitude is I’ll buy what I think is fun and hope that they like what I find.

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July 2020 To-Do List

So, I wasn’t planning on creating goals to do each month since I created a 20 in 2020 list. But that list is more of a dream list of things of things I’d like to accomplish, though still fairly possible to complete them. But it’s been easy to forget about it with it’s long end date, compared to a monthly list is very much in the forefront. So I decided that I’d share some more immediate (and necessary) things I’m planning on getting done in the month ahead.

Rearrange My Room – I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, but with having to work 3am shifts and it still being light out at 9pm, moving my bed where less light is seen is kind of a big priority. I also might be getting a desk fairly soon, so I need to make space for that as well.

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Milk Tea At Home

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to make bubble tea style of milk tea at home (sadly, without the boba). I would brew up a cup of assam tea, and shake the tea with whole milk and a few pumps of peach syrup as the sweetener. I also wanted to try making milk tea following this video, but I didn’t have a proper container until recently. I ordered these really cute milk bottles at the beginning of May, but with everything going on, it took about a month to ship. I got them last week, and I’ve been trying style of milk a few times since then.

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Updating My 20 in 2020 List Pt. 1

At the beginning of the year, I created a list of 20 things that I wanted to do in 2020. The other day, I went over my list for the first time in months, and I feel like it really needs an update thanks to all the changes that have occurred due to Covid-19. And frankly, it feels like 2020 is a lost cause. But, I still want to try to motivate myself to do things, whether it’s realistic or not.

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Skincare Journal April 2020

So I was correct in thinking that I was going to use up two products, though I finished them sooner than expected. Luckily, my Jolse order arrived right when that happened, so I was able to start testing some products to rework my routines. I’ve only had to deal with hormonal breakouts, so no issues with the new products in that regard. However, my work is requiring that we wear masks, so that is causing my face to feel dried out and really textured. I was worried that I had been overexfoliating, but I think it’s just because of the mask, though I’ve stopped using the Glow Tonic for the moment just to be safe.

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My Library – Carpenter’s Farm

I discovered this while browsing through the twitter of the creator of Siren Head. One of his retweets shared a link to the main page of Carpenter’s Farm, written by Josh Malerman, the author of Bird Box. This story was originally serialized and apparently started right when lock downs were being put in place thanks to the current pandemic. The last chapters went up on the 6th, and I found it on the 7th (at 4am in the morning). Without giving away anything, here’s a brief summary: Seven friends go to check on a friend who has moved to a farm he inherited after a terrible breakup. They’re worried that he doesn’t seem to be himself, and while there, they discover what is so special about this farm, whether they want to or not.

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