Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursdays - Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Yesterday was not nearly as productive as I had hoped. I allowed myself to not feel guilty about it as it was my birthday. I'm 28 already! I think I finally feel my age. I've always felt older than my actual age. I spent a good portion of yesterday trying not to be upset that I'm 28 and childless, but I didn't mind getting older. After all, 28 is just a number!

I don't know why I did this, but I scheduled a visit to the optometrist on my birthday. My last eye exam was in 2006 so I was overdue for new glasses. She dilated my eyes and they also took photographs of the inside of each eyeball. Very cool! My eyeballs are healthy, though my vision is worse. Yay.

After the doctor's visit, hubby took me to Chipotle. I had to stay in the car while he picked up the food, as the lights were bothering my dilated eyes. Then we came home and watched The Reading Room. I didn't realize it was a Hallmark film, but it was quite good! After that, my eyes were really tired. It might not have been a good idea to watch a movie right after doing an intensive eye exam, but I sat far away from the screen so that I could actually focus on it. Reading anything up close was impossible. It's very weird to lose your ability to focus on something within a foot of your face!

Today was much better for productivity. I forced myself off the computer, set the timer for an hour, and got to work. After lunch, I did another hour long session. I was able to wash the dishes, sweep the kitchen, vacuum the apartment, tidy the living room, make the bed, wash two loads of clothes, hang up one of those loads to dry, clean the cat boxes, sweep the master bathroom, wash off the counters, and scrub the master bathroom's toilet. Whew!

Then I sat down this afternoon and studied Japanese for an hour. I'm going to implement another aspect of study. I was thinking this morning that studying Japanese is good. However, I need to start trying to read primary material. At first I thought I would try reading the Bible in Japanese. Unfortunately, that is way over my skill level. Next time we go to the library, I will check out some children's books in Japanese. I think 3 sessions each week, 15 minutes each session, tacked onto my normal study time will be very beneficial.

My quiche is almost ready to pull out of the oven and then we'll be finishing up this week's episode of The Biggest Loser. I hope everyone else is having a great evening!


SKM said...

Happy belated!

Missie said...

Happy belated birthday! I have to be productive today too...mostly tiding, but I could easily sit and watch TV and play computer all day :)

- B said...

We share a birthday! How neat. I hope you had a wonderful day and that your 28th year is the best year ever!

Anonymous said...


I was unaware that your birthday was yesterday. I send my belated birthday greetings to you.

I think that it's neat that you are up to the challenge to be able to read children's books in the Japanese language. I'm actually quite impressed with the fact that you have been able to learn Japanese by yourself without an "official instructor." I don't think I could ever do that.

BTW, 28 is NOT old. I'm in my 40's - that's old! :)


-Lady Rose

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