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Quick update before disappearing for 2 weeks

Hello humans of the internet! If you’re new here, welcome, especially firsttimemarinekeeper, because I got a notification that you followed in the middle of writing that sentence. Haven’t read any of your posts yet but I hope you’re really enjoying your fish. Fish are amazing creatures.

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March 2019 Highlight

Hello humans of the internet! Its already April. I feel like 2019 is somehow speeding by and taking forever. But today its time for the March highlights. There aren’t a ton but they are good ones

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My Day Job

Hello humans of the internet! This blog has become a blog about my life and as an adult in modern society most of my life is going to work and I thought it would be kind of fun to talk a little bit about my job. I’ve talked about it before but only about how it’s effected by dyslexia.

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Hair adventures chapter: what’s it look like

Hello humans of the internet! This is just a quick update on how my hair turned out. For anyone who does have thick hair, yes it did take almost 24 hours to dry this is why I never wash my hair. And it did turn out purple. I mean it definitely looks like I dyed it myself in 2008 but it’s purple.

And now I’m off to take Peggy to the vet. She’s due for her booster shots.

Much love


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Hair Adventures Chapter: dying it myself

Hello humans of the internet! I hate my hair. We’ve talked about this before. It’s a weird texture, it’s a boring color and I’ve got a pretty extreme widows peak. So I’ve been on a bit of a journey with my hair in an effort to love it. Or at least not feel ugly.

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Thoughts While Dating a Marine

Hello Humans of the internet! Today we are talking about dating Schulz. He’s a marine and I wanted to talk about what that’s like for me at home waiting for him to get back. Just a heads up for everyone this is going to get a little dark, because sometimes it’s really hard. Basically, this is a list of reasons why you should never date a member of the military.

Basically, my mind is constantly playing the Mumford & Sons song, “I Will Wait.” Constantly. All the time. Just the chorus because I don’t actually know all the words.

The constant fear that maybe whatever the last thing I said to him was the last thing I’d ever get to say to him

The fear that I am not strong enough to provide emotional support for all that he has to deal with.

What if he gets hurt and no one tells me because I’m just his girlfriend. I’m not a wife so no one would call me. What if he’s in the hospital and I can’t see him in the hospital.

This is the love of my life. I spend 50% of the day knowing that waiting is worth it and 50% of the day hating every moment that I can’t spend with him.

So basically instead of letting myself get to lost in my panic-stress self thinking about every worst scenario, I have been trying to focus on positives, like fish keeping and house plants. Of course Peggy takes up a lot of time and mental energy.

Sorry if this is a little sad. I try to have a positive swing on everything. But today the only real positive is that I love him.

I hope that everyone is having a great time and is feeling better than I am right now.

much love


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Mystery Monday — Kawaii Box edition!

Hello humans of the internet! I got another Kawaii Box, just a few days after my birthday! It was like a birthday present to me! (I had a long day of putting together Peggy’s outdoor kennel so she can spend time running around when I’m not home instead of being cooped up in her crate.

I would like to take a brief moment to say that I’m actually now an affiliate of Kawaii Box so if y’all want you can click on this button down here. I really hope that is a “learn more” button. We shall see.

Kawaii Subscription Box

Now on to the fun stuff: a whole box of insanely adorable objects.

Also, what do you think of my fabric backdrop? I found a giant piece of grey felt and it makes me happy.
The note on top said that this is the Sakura Season box. Which I think is super exciting because sakura is cherry blossoms and I love flowers and pink so sakura is my jam.
The first thing was a little packet of snacks. (I didn’t eat them because I have a ton of food allergies, but my sister and her husband loved them. They said that they “taste so much like grape it was almost weird but in the best way possible”
I’m actually really excited about this because it’s a little pill case and I have to take allergy and asthma medicine. If you don’t need medicine to breathe, you could also use this for keeping necklaces from tangling on each other. Or for sorting out those little perler beads while making art. Or vitamins. Or keeping up with rings. It/’s cute and useful!
Look at this adorable character on this little wallet! Her tiny fan and tiny purse and tiny shoes! There is even a nifty little ID card that would make this prefect for a college student. Or a grown adult like me, that needs a new wallet because her reversible sequin wallet is broken.
and this perfect little dumpling cat. He’s so cute and he’s got a little cherry blossom embroidered to his tummy! This is legitimately one of the softest plush toys I’ve ever touched. He’s going to live next to my computer. (I’m going to need to build a special shelf for all the adorable things living next to my computer right now)
This is a little bracelet kit. I considered trying to make the bracelets but I thought that it would make a fantastic prize for the prize box in my sister’s classroom. She teaches middle school and some of the kids really like anime and kawaii things so I actually give a lot of these to her for the prize box.
These are 100% going to become a photo display in my bedroom. Possibly of pictures from mine and Schulz’s Disneyland adventures over Christmas. Or pictures of my sister’s wedding. I’ll decide later.
These beautiful sitckers. Love these. I usually include stickers on every letter I write. I write a lot more letters than the average 24 year old lady. I write to Schulz mostly.
And finally this notebook. I don’t know if the quality of this notebook is apparent over the computer, but this notebook is beautiful. The binding in fascinating. I love this so much. and it matches the little desk calendar that also came from Kawaii box. It’s so excited. I really want to write or draw in it, but I also feel like I I’m not skilled enough for the notebook.

So That was the Sakura season themed Kawaii box. It is super cute. It was so much fun to open and I can’t wait to make my photo garland with the cat clips and write some letters to Schulz. I hope you click on the “Learn More” button up there. I also hope that I added it to the page correctly and there is a “Learn More” button up there for you to click on.

much love


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Hello humans of the internet! As some of you might know, I’m a farm girl from sound Carolina and as such spring means 3 things: baby chicks, plants, and Easter. I was in the feed store and almost, almost picked out five little assorted bantams, just to see what they’re grow into. However, with everything else in my life it just wasn’t the time for new creatures. But you know what it’s always time for more house plants.

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Mystery Monday

Hello humans of the internet! I’m brining back Mystery Monday. Why? Because its the little things that bring joy. And I’m already anxious about waiting at home during this deployment that hasn’t even started yet. I hope y’all enjoy

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It’s a fish tank

Hello humans of the internet! I love fish. And maybe obsess over them as a coping mechanism when I’m worried about Schulz. Could be worse, could be drugs. But it’s fish!

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