Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello~!! ✨

Hello, friends~!! It's been a while, eh?? I haven't blogged since... *Checking* January!! 😬 It's July now!! I've missed blogging, but every single time I start writing a blog post... I stop halfway through. 😭 Let's see... How is everything?? Ástrid and I are wonderful, we're both on new medication. Mine hadn't been working so I talked to my Doctor and he started me on one called Latuda. I now take a total of 7 pills daily. 😬 Latuda, Lamotrigine, Abilify, Adderall and Klonopin. I take 2 a day of some of them, which is how we end up with 7 pills daily. That's a lot and I hate taking them, but they help me live. 😅 

Our boyfriend, Koji, is also doing wonderful. Though right now his computer is being repaired, so we're not on voice and I'm sad. 😭 Ástrid and I have talked to him every single day, all day long since January. So obviously going without hearing his voice is hard!! But, everything should be fixed by tomorrow (hopefully.) 😁

I love my perfect wife and our perfect boyfriend so much. I'm a very lucky girl!! ❤️❤️❤️ 

All of our animal babies are wonderful toooo. My little family is my whole world. ❤️ 

As for hobbies... I've been playing a lot of TESO (that's The Elder Scrolls Online), Dauntless and Age of Wushu. I'm eager for Age of Wushu 2, the survival game that's coming out... Eventually!! 

Koji and I

Ástrid and I, and my new clothes!! 😁 Both of these screenshots are from Dauntless. It's suuuuch a fun game!!

TV wise, I've been watching Gokusen (currently on season 3), Fruits Basket, Nana, Mo Dao Zu Shi and One Outs. All are fantastic. Gokusen is listed as a drama but it's more of a comedy with an uplifting message. Fruits Basket is a romance anime with dark twists. Nana... I don't know enough about yet, but from what Koji said, it's one of the best mature romance anime series' and the first episode was great!! Mo Dao Zu Shi is funny yet also dark but in a different way, as the main character uses dark magic, which I love!! Finally, One Outs is about baseball but the MC uses a lot of psychological methods of getting what he wants. I love psychological anime and manga.

As for what I've been reading... There's Solo Leveling, a Korean manga and also The Scholar's Reincarnation, another Korean manga. I've also been reading the Chinese novel Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God as well as Warlock of the Magus World. As you can tell, I've been busy with all my favorite media. Gaming, watching TV and reading!! 

Outside of that... I've been practicing with a loom and waiting impatiently for my 30th birthday (it's so soooon, July 28th!!) 

So, that's everything going on here~. What's going on with all of you?! Fill me in~!! 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Currently 🍵

HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVELIES~!! My little life has been bussssy, but I'm alive. One reason why I've been so busy is that my little family has grown. Ástrid and I have a boyfriend from Japan now! I never ever ever thought I would be poly. I don't have ANYTHING against people who are poly, I just thought I was strictly monogamous. Until he came along and Ástrid and I found ourselves falling for him and him for us, thankfully!!

My gorgeous Ástrid is doing well 💕. I've been... Off. I thought I needed a medication change, but instead the Doctor I saw simply upped my dosage. We'll see how this goes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Ástrid and I found a therapist who we were told would take our insurance but that ended up being false. Oh well. I'll keep looking!! 💪

Our animal babies are well, too!! Mya's growing even bigger!! 

Here is what I am Currently...

🎮 Playing: LOTS of The Elder Scrolls Online! I started in November and it's become so dear to me. Ástrid and my character are getting married, I've put SO much into my character and we actually met our boyfriend via the game!! I love everything... PvE, PvP and RP. I'm never bored when I'm logged in. This is my character:

📺 Watching: Zombie Land Saga which is a realllly cute anime about zombie girls who are idols!! I highly recommend watching if you love creepy cute characters. 

We're also watching an anime with our boyfriend which is Overlord. It's so good!! "When a popular MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own he decides to put his skills to use as the game’s new overlord." Boyfriend actually realized that two of the girls in the series are like Ástrid and I. Albedo is like me and Shalltear is like Ástrid, though she is a little like Albedo too. In order:

🎧 Listening to: I'm soooo far out of the K-pop loop. I don't even know what NCT is doing. 😭 I'm actually going to be getting back into J-pop. I've listened to J-pop since 2004, so it's not new to me, but I don't know what's in right now.

📚 Reading: Boyfriend has me reading one of his favorite novels ever. It's a Chinese novel (he's really into them) called Warlock of the Magus World. I'm on chapter 27 of... 1200. I have a LOT of reading to do!! 

💪 Working on: Eating better and getting in shape!! I'm going to eat one more junk food meal soon and than it's healthier eating and more exercise! I'm also going to be working on my Japanese and finally, I'm going to start drawing more!!

😊 Loving: Ástrid, our boyfriend, our pets... My whole little family. 💕❤️ Our friends. Knowing that it's almost Lunar New Year!! Something REALLY important coming up soon and so much more. My heart is full and happy. There's some personal stuff that I MUST push myself to do, so I have to love myself and put faith in myself that I CAN DO IT, too, because I am slacking. Wish me luck, lovelies~!! 

And tell me what your Currently list is like!! 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Welcome, November~!! 🌽

Welcome, November~!! 🌽 I love the start of a new month. New goals to be completed, new memories to be made and the latter is especially true as we move deeper into Autumn. The night is fair drawin in. We haven't had any snow yet, which is good, giving the Earth time to do her thing and the animals time to prepare, but it's definitely gotten chillier. Those who've known me for a while will know that it's officially Angie hoodie and cardigan season. 🤗

Some of my November goals are: 

🍂 Keep on top of my to-do list. This goal sounds easy, but it's not when you have mental disabilities that work against you. I've had so much build up that it's more of a daunting task than a simple to-do list. I want it to be so that when we enter December, I have no old to-do list.
🍁 Eat more vegetarian foods. I often eat meat because I'm anemic but I can't take iron, so I depend on red meats, but at the same time, as an animal lover and Pagan, I want to limit the animals I eat. Plus, vegetarian food is generally healthier (at least, the kind we buy!! Please don't come at me.) When we do buy meat, as well as eggs, cheese, etc. I'm thinking we'll mainly shop at our local organic market. (Of course, there will be exceptions, like visiting the Korean market!!) Sadly, all of this can't start until the 15th. Ugh. 

🍂 Speaking of Korea: practice my Korean. This course, 90 Day Korean, had a sale for one month of courses for $1. Obviously, I jumped at the chance. I'm working through the first week now and.... It's hella confusing to me, especially because what I learned about romanization before was WRONG, but I have faith I'll get there and Ástrid has a lot of faith in me. 😊 (I really want a Korean to English - English to Korean dictionary, so I don't have to depend on Google translate. 😓)

🍁 Take more pictures. I used to take soooo many per month and I feel like my Instagram has severely been lacking. Pictures are so important to me, so I'll make sure that I take more this month. 📸

🍂 Take the best possible care of my little family that I can. This can include keeping the bank out of the red (I'm so bad with money), making appointments for us and making sure we keep them, eating better in general and so on. This is the most important goal!! I want us all to be healthy and happy. 😊

There's also some little stuff, like finishing the K-drama series' I've been watching, cleaning my desk (though I guess that's part of my to-do list!!), interacting more with friends online and so on. Give me strength, lovelies~!! 

I hope you all have a healthy and happy November yourselves~!!    

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween and Samhain~!! Goodbye, October~!!

Me as a Spider Witch

Hi, lovelies~!! Did you all have a good Halloween (and Samhain, if you celebrate it)?? I hope so!! Ástrid had planned to visit her endocrinologist (her Doctor who prescribed her HRT) on Halloween, so she could wear her Mercy costume, meaning going out as herself for the first time. We woke up early and got ready, went and had a wonderful morning. Minus her blood being drawn, ouchies. 

I know she was scared to go out, but she was also so brave and everything went fine. 💕

Ástrid's Mercy from Overwatch costume!! This was a costume and makeup test before Halloween, though. I didn't get a picture today, ahhhh. 

We came home and pretty much crashed. Neither of us have been sleeping well and we didn't have anything else planned. Once dinner was ready, we had some BBQ beef, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie and cider rum punch. Mmmm!! Plus chips and dip for later, and loooots of candy as it's been so cold lately, so not a lot of kids stopped by!! 

I played some Overwatch, as the new competitive season started and now Ástrid is writing her short story and I am blogging. 😊 It's been a nice day and a nice night and I'm excited to see what November will bring (please, everything good.)

In October, I wrote the posts: Currently, where I talked about all of my current activities and interests, Happy Rebirthday, Ástrid as my gorgeous wife celebrated her 2nd year on HRT!! Full Hunter's Moon Dream Board, where I shared what I was dreaming for from this month's Full Moon until (and beyond) next month's.

I need to catch up on all of your lovely posts. I'll do my best!! Fighting!! 😊 

Goodnight, and Blessed Be~!! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Full Hunter's Moon Dream Board

Tonight's Full Moon also known as the Hunter's Moon, is in Taurus meaning that what we begin now will last. I haven't made a dream board in so long, but I've been feeling extremely magickal lately and I want to harness that energy and bring what I need and want into reality.

1. The most important thing: my family and friends, I want them to have good health and good luck until the next Full Moon and beyond. Love is so important, especially when life is rough and it's been rough for so many people lately. I want others, especially Ástrid who has been going through a hard time with her family, to feel love and acceptance from them and others. Which all leads to the smiley face.... Happiness. 

2. Tarot and money: Money has been.... Tight. Right now, Ástrid and I are out of some necessities and I've reached out on Twitter with my Ko-fi and PayPal. I've also opened up my tarot reading again, which is free. I like to think that if someone has enjoyed a reading, which I do for the sake of the reading itself, they may tip me using one of the above. But it's never necessary. 

3. Feeling content: The woman doing yoga represents how I want to feel content. I've been all over the place lately, with my medication just not fitting quite right and all of my worries piling up. I have the ability to do what needs to be done, but whether it's my executive dysfunction or something else, I'm constantly held back. I need this Full Moon to bring the power of being able to do what I need to do into my life. 

4. Learning Korean: I've been practicing Korean on and off since last August and I want to get better. I've been slacking!! This isn't that hard to do, there's plenty of material out there to get me started and I've memorized some words. So I just need to stick with my studies!!

That's what I want this Full Hunter's Moon to bring into my life. What about you??

Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Rebirthday, Ástrid~!!

HAPPY REBIRTHDAY, MY LOVE~!! Today, Ástrid is celebrating her rebirthday. It's been two years since she started HRT!! We started her celebration at midnight, with a kiss from me to her and a gift from a friend of ours. After a few hours, we snuggled together to watch Solo. 

After the movie, we started getting tired and we had a plan for tonight, so we decided we'd hit the hay. 

So, what was our plan? Visiting the local corn maze!! Ástrid's been to one once, but I never have, and we thought it'd be a fun date night and a rebirthday gift. 

The sky was already dusty blue and soft pink, the corn smelled amazing and holding Ástrid's hand as we walked through (got lost, got lost TWO checkpoints back but ultimately exited safely) was perfect. I also got a nice little picture of the Moon.

We came home, had dinner and are now relaxing for the night. Ástrid's rebirthday was wonderful and I'm so so so so happy. I love her so much and I'm so proud of her. I made her a really crappy card, but she loved it and that's all that matters. 💕 Happy Rebirthday again, baby. Thank you for taking me on a wonderful corn maze adventure and I LOVE YOU~!! 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Currently 🍵

It's currently storming outside on this lovely October morning 🌧️

Hello, lovelies~!! It's time for my first Currently post in a long time, but first I want to say Goodbye, September and Hello, October!! In September, I wrote a post saying Goodbye to August and talked a bit about what the month had been like for us as well as posts about Ástrid's birthday and our anniversary, Kerry our catfish who passed away, celebrating Mabon, my September Weekly Love List (I only did one all month, ahhhh) and a cute and Casual Hello Kitty outfit

I never feel like I write enough posts each month, but when I round them up like that, there're more than I first thought and I feel accomplished. 😊 Which is good, because I've been hella tired so far this month. I've been struggling to do anything. 💤

Anyway, here is what I am Currently...

📺 Watching: This month has been excellent so far for movies. Ástrid and I watched The Thieves which stars one of my favorite actresses Jun Ji-Hyun and is a fantastic heist movie. 

Next was a Korean horror movie called A Tale of Two Sisters and nope nope nope nope. We started watching this movie on the computer and had to move to the bed to cuddle because it's THAT kind of scary. I love story heavy horror movies and this one was great. P.S. I am now terrified of a certain area of our kitchen.

And our latest was the Hong Kong live action Blood: The Last Vampire also starring Jun Ji-hyun!! This was such a fun take on vampirism and I loved the action scenes. I also loved the friendship between Saya and Alice. 

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Two of these are on DramaFever, which I recommend!! 

🎧 Listening to: My favorite Korean pop group (which has an epic rap line) NCT 127 is having a comeback!! Omo!! I can't explain how excited I am!! Here's the MV teaser: 

Oh and there's this...

They're doing SO MUCH this comeback and I hope that they get all of the love and recognition that they deserve!! 

🎮 Playing: Lots of World of Warcraft and Rainbow Six Siege!! Because of the Halloween Terror event on Overwatch, I'll be playing a lot to get my loot boxes. I better get Widowmaker's new skin!! 🕷️🕸️

As for Siege, I'm getting so much better!! Yay!! On the 10th, I'll be trying MapleStory 2.

📚 Reading: Mind Play by Mark Wiseman, a book about (erotic) hypnosis. It's a very interesting read and I've had some great success with this book so far. 18+!! When the Tiger Used to Smoke, a book full of Korean stories that are similar to our, for instance, Little Red Riding Hood. I guess that, in Korea, instead of "once upon a time" you say "when the tiger used to smoke"!! I love this. 

💪 Working on: Learning Korean!! It's been a year now and I still have a hard time, but I'm getting there. I really love sweetandtastyTV which sounds like it's only about food (which is good by itself) but it's also about teaching Korean!! For instance, in one click you can learn 9 Tips for Learning Korean or you can learn about just one word, like Pretty, depending on the video. 

😊 Loving: Ástrid and our babies, the fact that it's almost Halloween and Samhain, the stormy weather we've been having, seeing people RP on WoW, playing Frost on Siege, planning a trip to Ocean Mart and Seoul Market soon and so much more~!!