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Minor excitement 
20th-Aug-2016 05:26 pm
Life continues to be exciting but not in ways that can really be expressed on the internet. We swept our floors! Woohoo! ...Maybe if we'd taken before and after pictures, it would be more 'net-worthy, because let me tell you, it is exciting. And it's especially exciting because we hadn't done it in so long...eh heh heh...

But now we feel more justified in taking time off to go to Disneyland on Monday. Actually, before our passes got blocked out for the summer, we went one morning to go on the new Soarin' Around the World, and we remembered how much we like the park when it's not that crowded, and people like to sleep in, so it's never all that crowded right around opening, so maybe it would be nice to make it a point to go to the park in the morning, like once a week. We'd get out of the apartment and get some exercise! If we want to be really gung-ho about the exercise, we could even make it a point to climb Tarzan's Treehouse every time! ...We'll see about that one.

...And I think that's about all I can think of to write about for today. Today I'm thankful for our Stitch Fix arriving today, our grocery store have donut holes on sale, those donut holes giving us plenty of energy with which to do our chores, our floors being swept (and mopped!), and having Reese Sticks to look forward to later.
20th-Aug-2016 10:58 pm (UTC)
Clean floors, what a wonder!! :D I can't begin to describe how happy I am that as of today, my refrigerator is cleaned out and organized! And I won't begin to describe some of the things I discovered in that process... but so far it seems like my new housemate and her mother are proving beneficial in many ways! (to clarify, I did all the fridge cleaning myself because no one else should have to deal with that sort of thing except the one who made the mess, but their presence is the motivator to do these things I normally put off.)

Doing things in the morning is also nice. Whether they're responsible things or frivolous, I think the activity puts my day off to a good start.

(ooh, so tell us—me—about your new clothes!!)
20th-Aug-2016 11:05 pm (UTC)
It is so nice to have a clean living space! I admit, part of our motivation is that we'll be having guests again after such a long time. That and the fact that we hadn't done our floors in...um...a very long time.

Yeah, mornings are just such a nice time of day. If only they weren't so early...

(We haven't opened the box yet! But we're going to do it very soon.)
20th-Aug-2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, guests!! You might be talking about other people too, but as far as I'm concerned, just know that I will absolutely not ever judge people for poor housekeeping skills because I would be the worst hypocrite for doing so. Also, I don't know if this will be relevant to you like it was to me, but I recently read this article about hospitality vs entertaining (shared by a friend of mine who I think exemplifies the former beautifully) and it was a good reminder to me about the potential to be too fixated on getting everything just right for the wrong reasons. It was well timed for the arrival of my guests :)

(yay box of clothes!! you don't have to report immediately, haha, but i am curious :D)
21st-Aug-2016 02:09 am (UTC)
Yay, that's good to know! Thanks for the article, it was a good perspective. I think we gave up on the idea of perfect housecleaning long ago, because we're just that lazy...which could be considered a healthy perspective as far as knowing when to stop pushing yourself, but neat freaks might not be too happy with it.

Anyway, we had so much cat hair built up in all the corners, though, it really was bad. But now it's nice and pretty! And with a lot less cat hair, which is good because in addition to your visit, Gaston is coming down to Disneyland this week, and he's allergic to cats, so we don't want him to have to OD on Benadryl.

(I'm saving the clothes report because I'm low on LJ material. Look forward to it tomorrow!)
21st-Aug-2016 02:16 am (UTC) - Noragami volume one
Just finished the first volume of Noragami. Ok, so im not really the right demographic i suppose, but i think you did a great job on the translation. I really enjoyed the translation notes at the end. You put tremendous thought into your work and the explanations were quite entertaining.
21st-Aug-2016 04:10 pm (UTC) - Re: Noragami volume one
Ha ha, yeah, it's not really aimed at people who are uncomfortable with stories about mythology. Thanks for reading it, though!
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