January 19th, 2022

Darjeeling looks for any opening to come be a bother when I try to do anything, but I can’t help loving her anyway. I get my revenge when I go pet her every time I have a chance.

I thought I’d finally try the soymilk pudding I bought a while ago, (even though I love dairy products my stomach does not), and as expected it tasted different from normal pudding, a bit weird but not too bad. Then I caught a glimpse of the expiration date and was not happy. I loathe expired food, mostly dairy (childhood trauma), so realizing I had just eaten expired pudding did not fill me with joy as one can imagine. Now I don’t know if it tasted weird because it’s soy or because it was old, so I will have to go and buy a new one.

Something good did happen today though; I guessed the wordle on the second try! That’s how I wake up in the mornings now, with wordle and some yoga.

January 18th, 2022

Today I tried to study for a bit, it’s been quite a while, but Darjeeling eyed my textbook as her new bed so I didn’t get far. I would like to try taking the N1 exam this year, but with the little I study it doesn’t seem realistic.

At the supermarket checkout, this old lady always comments on how much points I have saved up on the point card, today she even pointed to the balance on the receipt, and spelled out how many points. And told me that it’s okay to use them. Maybe she thinks I don’t understand how the points work? We will use the points when we decide what we want to use them on, whenever that will be haha.

The clouds at sunset were deliciously pink, like cotton candy.

Darjeeling is currently sleeping on her little chair beside me, and after I fold the laundry I will find my way to the futon myself.

January 17th, 2022

Went to the home goods store and got this for the sink, so that when I am cooking I will have some more space to set down bowls and stuff. The kitchen here is bigger than my last apartment but it’s not big enough by any means.

Cut down my flowers a bit and placed them back on the tallest shelf (cat owners will know why).

Been looking at some other houses/apartments the last few days. Now that I don’t have to live close to a specific train line, as I work from home, we have more options and might be able to get a bigger place for cheaper, so we can save some money. I of course am getting way ahead of myself and already decorating and arranging furniture as I look at the plans and pictures of the houses online haha.

Might have ordered a big batch of new stamps as well. Only time will tell.

January 16th, 2022

Took a little walk in the afternoon before we had to be home in time for the repairman to come and fix the drain in the bathroom that hasn’t been draining well lately (we haven’t had anyone look at it for the past 2 and a half years so that would be why)

It was also the day to celebrate Teddy’s birthday! We had some cake, and later I made simmered hamburg steak, french onion soup and fried potatoes that we ate while watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

I am so glad I got this table from Ikea that I wanted for years, it is so functional. We could spread out the other side so we both sat on the same side and this way we could eat and watch a movie at the same time. When we move to Norway I will definitely either bring the table with me or get the same over there, maybe even more than one.

January 13th, 2022

I started wordle after finally figuring out what those colored squares were on twitter. It’s fun, and I wish there was more than one a day.

My avocado plant started growing! Feels like it took forever.

I went to Nitori to get some baskets to, well, put stuff in. And Darjeeling had a field day. She got obsessed with this basket and spent 10 minutes rubbing her face on it as if it was laced with catnip.

I got a long-awaited letter from my best friend and set to replying right away. There is something different about getting a handwritten letter as opposed to a message on facebook. I would recommend everyone to get out some pen and paper once in a while.

January 12th, 2022

Made a little plan with me youtube video today, planning in my bujo. I really love this orange journal, and this is the third one I am using now.

Darjeeling oversaw me adding subtitles to the video and she also crawled into this basket and got stuck.

Today was Teddy’s birthday, but as it is a weekday we didn’t celebrate it yet, I just made what he wanted for dinner and he is always happy with that haha. The way to a man’s heart must really be through his stomach.

January 11th, 2020

Got a letter from a penpal I haven’t heard from in a while. I run to the postbox every time I hear the sound of something being dropped in it.

When I did the reorganizing of the office room, I left one shelf in the bookshelf empty so Darjeeling could have more space to use and she isn’t one to say no. When she was a kitten she could fit on top of the books, but that is not the case any more. I dream of having a house where I can put actual shelves on the wall, both so I can put flowers and candle light out of her reach, and for her to have fun climbing the walls (would have to keep the two types separate obviously)

January 9th, 2022

Went out with my good friend to have some モーニング, we first went to a place by the station and I got the french toast morning with orange juice. Then we went to Komeda for a little snack break before wandering about a bit, enjoying the touristy views.

I got myself some flowers, and we went to daiso to see about getting a proper vase but as none of them sparked joy I ordered one on amazon instead, and in the meanwhile will be using my glass water bottle as a vase. It works.

Teddy came home with my favorite tea (french island vanilla from Mariage Freres) and some waffles in different flavours; plain, chocolate, sweet potato and butter, and honey jelly. My favorite was honey jelly, I wish this store was closer.

January 8th, 2022

I ordered a pots and pans set a couple of days ago that arrived today and I wasted no time in cleaning them up and putting them to use. The orange colour brightens up the kitchen and my mood, and while it doesn’t make washing the dishes more enjoyable, it makes for a pretty view.

A slow day of catching up on correspondence and bothering Darjeeling. She is always so cute that I can’t keep away.

Teddy made maguro-don for dinner as I love maguro! We tried giving maguro to Darjeeling once but she wasn’t impressed.

January 7th, 2022

Got some letters done (no thanks to Darjeeling) and started bullet journaling again. I bought a planner in December last year, but found that I didn’t use it as it felt like I had to keep up with like everything, so I thought I would do the more flexible bujo again.

True to her nature Darjeeling laid on top of it though.

My lunch was tsukune from the freezer and miso soup with gyoza in it, again. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Week days are getting pretty regular, depending on what time I manage to get up in the morning I will do some exercise, brew some tea, do laundry, take out the trash, work, exercise (if I wasn’t able to get up in the morning to do it), make dinner, eat, take a bath, and go to bed. I try to get most of the weekly shopping done on Sunday so I don’t have to go during the week, especially as corona is going around again, but sometimes I have to go to the store as well.

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