I followed this goulash recipe loosely; pictured below is the end result, including the adjustments I made. Comment below if you try it out!!!
First off, happy freakin’ 2018!
Life seems to have been so busy/hectic and lazy at the same time; work is still a thing, as is chilling out with friends when possible. I last spoke with you guys in December. Safe to say that life gets away from me really easily, and I am no longer apologizing for that. Most of you have been here long enough to understand that I am so inconsistent here, and you’re still (at least, I hope) reading my blog — and for that, I’m super–appreciative!!!
On January 23rd of this year, my area was shaken by a 7.9M earthquake, followed by a tsunami warning. It was so, so scary; my dad was around for the 9M earthquake in 1964 and it was, from what he told me, pretty insane. I never thought that I would go thru that in my lifetime…ever. BUT!!! Nothing happened; no catastrophic waves, nothing. Just a lot of sirens, about a minute of ground-shaking, and people rushing to the tsunami evacuation designated areas. Luckily, the boy and I were above the evacuation line (100ft above sea level), so we were fine. [He was playing a video game with his best friend in Wyoming while I was freaking out…haha.] The entire town was like a crowd of sleepy zombies; it was amusing, but I didn’t recover from the experience until a week and a half afterward.
Now, let me tell you about the craziness that was Monday at work. I signed on, and was assigned to one of these express lanes. I took a look at my schedule to see when my break was, and was relieved to see that an hour after I was to get back from my break, my coworker H. was supposed to come to my register and take it over. She ended up relieving our other coworker, B., and didn’t even bother to come to her assigned register. I even told her that she was supposed to be on my register, but she said, “No,” and proceeded to work on the register behind me. I could feel her smirking smugly at the back of my head. I was stuck on the express lane for my entire shift (a whole 8-hours)!! I was seriously so upset; I didn’t report it to the manager, but when I told the bf about it later, he said I should’ve spoken up.
These past two weeks, I’ve been super-restless; my D&D group hasn’t met up for a game in that time, and I’m kind of going nuts and am a little sad. I love my social time; I miss my friends. Being at work and around my community doesn’t count. So today, I’m working on this post (also, stay tuned for a fashion post or two), and painting my nails for Valentine’s Day. I honestly can’t think of anything else to do with my time.
(Also, in the past 3 weeks — or so it feels like it’s been that long — my art night group that meets on Sunday evenings hasn’t been coming together either due to sickness and conflicting schedules. UGH!!!)
- YouTube Channels I’ve Been LOVING!:
— My Best Friend Jes, or JesReadsBooks. She is so sweet, so awesome, and has recently delved into the vlog scene on her channel, which is a great addition to her normal book-tubing.
— Ashley’s Vlog Channel: She’s so smart, so relatable, very “no BS” kind of person. I love watching her vlogs, and her friend Steph is also pretty darn awesome.
— Jenn-freaking-Im!: She is such fashion goals, life goals, oh my gods, I love her.
— Abby Williamson, as usual…
— My girl, Loey!
— Sarah Hawkinson for fashion & real-talk
— And last but not least, my girl Cassie. (The link is to her main channel where she does product reviews, but she does have a toy collecting channel as well as a muk-bang channel, if you’re interested in checking those out, as well.)
- Spotify Playlists I’ve Been Into!:
— Ultimate Indie
— My Discover Weekly
— Abby Williamson’s Songs of the Day Playlist
— Atmospheric Calm (mostly for napping)
Well, I think that’s all for now. Fashion posts to come shortly. As always, thank you all so much for sticking with me and for continuing to read my blog; it means so much to me. Happy 2018 to you all; may it be the best year ever.
Until next time! ❤ ❤
So late last night, I was really craving McDonald’s; the boyfriend was playing Destiny 2 with his best friend Z, so I kind of had to interrupt his gameplay, but we were both hungry, so I didn’t feel so guilty. I slapped on some clothes and took the boyfriend’s car keys to get the car warmed up. As I was out there, I set up one of our old iPods and our little bluetooth speaker and sang along to my favorite songs on that iPod, “Something About December” by Christina Perri & “Dear No One” by Tori Kelly. There was a young lady in a truck parked next to us in our apartment complex’s parking lot, and the entire time I was in there waiting for the boyfriend to come out of our apartment, I swear she was staring at me. (I’m sure I’m not the only one who likes to belt out their favorite songs when it comes on the radio/playlist.)
Anyhow, later, we make it to the drive-thru, order, and are notified that the fries/hashbrowns we ordered are gonna have to be made fresh, so it’ll take a few minutes; as we were waiting, the line of cars got three-thick, behind us, and someone honked out of impatience — I then had the boyfriend lock the doors because I got paranoid. Luckily, a few minutes after the honk sounded, the lady working the window came back with our order and we drove off. I hate when people honk; like, everyone is getting their orders in due time. It’s not our fault that we had to wait — and also, if you didn’t want to wait, then why the hell did you come through the McDonald’s drive-thru?? **Ugh, stupid impatient people get to me, sometimes.**
The rest of the night went pretty well; the boyfriend went to bed about an hour after we got our food, and I stayed up till about 2:30a watching Bii’s Vlogmas 18/Massive Q&A in which she answered both of the questions I posed to her via Instagram & Twitter. (I was so thrilled, I sent her a huge gushy thank-you post on Twitter…lol.)
I hope you all are enjoying your week, so far. Today would’ve been the day to go get my monthly pedicure with my friends E. & Momma Tama, but due to schedule conflicts & budget issues, we’re not able to make it happen this month — maybe next month will work out in our favor.
Until next time! ❤ ❤