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  1. I am 3 months and 15 days game-free! It has been a month full of waiting for summer school to finally be over with. I am grateful for patience! Now, the gap year can officially begin starting today. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: meeting and clean-up IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: Project Exodus (now 11/40 complete), my 52-week Bible reading plan (resuming Sunday), and subproject Summer at the Movies (one more topic to be studied TONIGHT) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 sometime) and my comic project NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: my 5.5-year old blog Bookish Update Time: currently reading The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell as of right now today Order Update Time: the DVD was about to get shipped and I can't wait to get my hands on in 5 days at the latest
  2. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: study for the first ever exam of summer school IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: Project Exodus (still 3/20 complete and will plan to continue once when school is FINALLY DONE in-person), my 52-week Bible reading plan (one week left until 75% complete, but I will get into it on next Thursday), and subproject Summer at the Movies (one topic is yet to be studied tomorrow) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: The Divine Mentor by one of my mom's old pastors who brought to you by Life Journals (A program soo overrated in today's church, it is good. If you are interested, the link is www.lifejournal.cc) (just 4 chapters down and only 8 more to go... I must be ahead of schedule - chapter by chapter, day after day - for the next no school day (that's next Thursday) to come back to the 52-week Bible reading plan and do over the first half of week 39); The 5 Dysfunctions of the Team (for outside reading one last time before THE END) Order Update Time: the $5 pack of 10 stickers had just arrived two days earlier than expected, so that's good news; note to self: be prepared for Amazon Day on Monday! (keep in mind I am not a prime member and I don't buy any devices at all, instead I am paying for really decent items and nothing too fancy)
  3. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: to study for the first ever exam of summer school starting tomorrow if only the teacher hands out the study guide according to the syllabus IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: Project Exodus (still 3/20 complete and will plan to continue once when school is FINALLY DONE in-person), my 52-week Bible reading plan (one week left until 75% complete, but I am getting there eventually), and subproject Summer at the Movies (I don't mind having more topics get all piled up while I stay busy with my own schedule with a bit of more love to the local church of my daddy and whatnot) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: The Divine Mentor by one of my mom's old pastors who brought to you by Life Journals (A program soo overrated in today's church, it is good. If you are interested, the link is www.lifejournal.cc) (just 3 chapters down and only 9 more to go... I must be ahead of schedule - chapter by chapter, day after day - for the next no school day (that's next Thursday) to come back to the 52-week Bible reading plan and do over the first half of week 39); The 5 Dysfunctions of the Team (for outside reading one last time before THE END) Order Update Time: the $5 pack of 10 stickers is coming soon on Friday from Louisiana! I dunno what to do with them once when I open it... Yesterday, we went out for the BBQ after church and then we came home. I don't have to go to Sumner until next week. Who knows? Now, one day of summer school flew by and I finished the notes on the chapter 2 presentation, yet the chapter 3 prezi wasn't up yet until tomorrow. It is weird when one day you watch the lecture and the next day its presentation was up on Canvas. I didn't find my jacket and wallet. Mom found it eventually while I am away. I struggled with making diverse decisions on my own when it comes to food. All I had was the Starbucks drinks and a bit of food. Note to self: get 2 Theo's chocolate bars, one Barbara's cereal, and 2 Starbucks K-cup boxes from a grocery store. Mom says I can't eat sweets because I am prediabetic and look how fat I am! My parents rarely did body shame me and that's racist weight-wise. I hate to be fed up with all the magazine s**t over the counters of the check-out section!!! I am so jealous of everyone in my generation being ahead of me in life itself!!! UGH!!! 😡 Another wedding yet to be missed AGAIN due to the capacity of the manor and only Mom has to go. 😭 BAW!!! The last wedding I attended in person was on November 12, 2010. After that, I've only seen the following on screen in order: William and Kate, Derick and Jill, Jarrett and Alyssa, and Harry and Meghan. That's about it for me! I NEVER get a chance to experience the entire wedding session until it's officially my time to shine! I will only have to "do-it-yourself": buy used save the difference style. Less money, more magic to make my childhood dream a reality!
  4. Me too except... I have PCOS and I am obese. I have prediabetes and had the hormones imbalanced. These contributions made me not only infertile, but also barren. Yeah, I know. When I was younger, even before 19 Kids and Counting came on back in 2008 with 17, several children especially at least 2 kids are considered to be a norm if not on average. Now that the reality show came and went, I just wanted to have children one day after marriage. I'll just wait and see how many God is blessed with! #goprolife
  5. How's my week of summer school? Ugh... super busy... but besides all of that, I have texted to what would be potentially Mr. Right, so I have to talk to him in the upcoming week at the school cafe. Then, I am trying to be more diverse while eating out for the first time ever by myself (think outside the "Starbucks coffehouse" box): I got a stroopwafel flurry from McD's on Canada Day! It's soo super sticky but slow, I could barely chew through the strong cookie bits. That's not it... I barely got ice cream from Cold Stone and Ben & Jerry's in the past on my own. Also, I had Panda Express at one time. Plus, I got pizza from the Crossroads mall and was planning to get pasta sometime along with the American meal and whatnot. You're gonna love the vegan edition at B&J's if you want more progresterone in your body! Two more days of studying later, it was July 4th as I spent time with family for the evening, cooking dinner and consuming it. Afterward, I ate ice cream. 1. I had a cone in the afternoon, and 2. I ate the rest of the sundae when the sun is going down. Unbelievable, Nat! You should be patient. After dessert, we went to the downtown section of my lovely hometown of Kirkland to see the fireworks one last time. Then after that, we came home. The next day, we went to Grandma's house to celebrate her 86th birthday. That was fun! In addition, my cousin's baby is kinda cranky and the dogs are trying out samples of the "people food" for a tiny bit. The evening lasted several hours before 8. I will consider looking into volunteer opportunities before applying in six weeks. Today, I put more money into my debit card because Mom says I am learning to manage money. I have to stop being carefree and face the upcoming 40-something-year phase I knew what's coming: "adulting". I heard that my old friend's 27-year old sister struggles because she has autism (in the past, I heard that she has asperger's). Then, we had an errand at Fred Meyer's. Then, it took me 2 full hours of figuring out at most to RSVP the wedding day (it is only 3 weeks from now) since today is a deadline and you have to write your name properly straight from the invitation envelope in order to be there. Dietary restrictions? Song requests? BOTH ARE NOT APPLICABLE!!! At the end, I typed in my mom's email and... it is officially sent off. There I go! That should do it... we've seen Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Shark Tank. It's getting close to midnight in Seattle, so I have to say night-night! I'll see you whether I post. Bye! 😀
  6. Thank you, @ElectroNugget!
  7. Guess what I got from the Internet? An Earth bath bomb from Fragrant Jewels!
  8. What about Washington state? Do you know Arizona is full of job opportunities - especially one of the most blue-collared apprenticeships - in the nation? Washingtonians are looking for more relevant jobs like the info tech, marketing, and others that my college is training people with skills needed for the more competitive workforce. The career fair takes place in Bellevue next Wednesday thanks to the radio ad that I needed to hear in the past week. I'm going there after school!
  9. I need to read the textbook for homework before the teacher has to give the presentations that have most to do with lectures based on chapters from the textbook. I don't have class today, but I have 6 weeks of summer school left to go! Right now, I am on chapter 3. The textbook itself is what made me lose focus and it could extend time no matter how much I take frequent breaks because it's all black and white in it.
  10. Yes, that's right! Especially cramming in the textbook readings before the lecture presentations by the next day.
  11. If you are not good at managing meetings well like me (that is just because it is due to gaming), here's how it works. See image below (please note this is taken from my ultimate textbook ever purchased in person).
  12. My July 2019 Reading List Week 1: The Divine Mentor Week 2: Arms From the Sea Week 3: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Week 4: Resurrected Light by Sanna2011 from deviantART My Dad's VBS Week (July 29 - August 2): Unplanned (Reason Why: movie coming soon on DVD August 13; preordered in advance on Amazon) UPDATE: It may or may not change regardless of the schedule, but it will eventually.
  13. Natalie

    How goes it

    I have read Fahreinheit 451 back in late 2015, but I have not read The Martian Chronicles before though my school recommended it in the past as part of the reads series.
  14. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: summer school (starting on Monday, July 1) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: Project Exodus (still 3/20 complete), my 52-week Bible reading plan (38 weeks and 4 days complete - will finish one week I have started on the 4th of July this upcoming Thursday), and subproject Summer at the Movies (caught up until further notice as of last Wednesday) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: 50% complete in ALL of the Saga comic book series (54 down and 54 more to go!); did Out of Solitude 100% as of last Wednesday also after being caught up with my subproject above What to Read Next? Nothing... for now. *bingewatches America's Test Kitchen on CreateTV*
  15. Here is an article link I hope it was helpful: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/low-carbohydrate-diets/
  16. Day 52: I just finished Saga volume 8 and we made cupcakes. Then came the moment I have been waiting for... my college graduation! Hours later, I listened to The Jet 95.7 FM long into the night, celebrating the milestone up until 2am. I fell asleep... Day 53: We went into the park shelter and ate food. Then we played some Jeopardy and got some goodies. At the end, it was time for me to move on. I went to Seattle with my parents. We'd been to Greenlake and um... we went out to the Panama Hotel and I sipped matcha mate green tea. Fun drink, but I hope the herbs would help me lose weight. Day 54: My sisters and one of the guys went out to the Mariners game in the T-Mobile Park (it used to be Safeco Field). I was helping out my parents with all the clean-up I have to deal with after service. After that, me and my mom went to Grandma's house. I spent hours studying scriptures personally, but I had fun enjoying it. Afterward, when it gets dark, we headed back home and I finished the studies before bed. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: NONE! (all finished, now what?) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: Project Exodus (3/20 complete), my 52-week Bible reading plan (71.7033% complete), and subproject Summer at the Movies (1 more topic left until I am caught up until Sunday) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: see previous post and coming soon... Arms From the Sea (the book I got for free two years ago and to be read next)
  17. 50% complete on Volume 9 of Saga (now on "chapter 52") #summerfeels
  18. During the spring equinox weekend, it didn't go well according to plan. Now, over summer solstice weekend, I have graduated from college. What am I gonna do next? Go on a barbeque that has nothing to do with pineapples! Don't forget that I am just celebrating my accomplishment of overcoming The School (not to be confused with some Itex-related lab you would find from the Death Valley back in Maximum Ride, so mind you...).
  19. Saga Volume 8 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  20. Hello! I just graduated from college today. Do you wanna see my congrats certificate? Here! Here! Look at it...
  21. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: NONE! (all finished, now what?) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: 100 Days of Thanks (DONE as of 100% complete), The Science of the Christian Life (ALSO DONE TOO as of 100% complete), Project Exodus (3/20 complete), and my 52-week Bible reading plan (>70% complete) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: Saga Volume 8 (now on "chapter 47" - this is FUNNY!!! Read it if you can on the 'net.) Day 51: I slept in until 10:20am and I haven't gotten out of the house until around 5pm. Me and my sister went out to go get some extras we would need to have a good time baking cupcakes tomorrow. We had celebrated the last full day of spring. Goodbye, flower weather!!! Anyways, I had some food for the evening while we watched Dragon Wars. If you haven't heard of the film, it is a coming-of-age action-adventure story about the girl with a dragon tattoo every half-millennium.
  22. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: NONE! (all finished, now what?) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: 100 Days of Thanks (99% complete), The Science of the Christian Life (95% complete), Project Exodus (3/20 complete), and my 52-week Bible reading plan (>70% complete) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) What to Read Next? Saga Volume 8 (hopefully starting tomorrow, volume 9 postponed due to commencement); Arms From the Sea (right after commencement if I am still waiting for volume 9 of Saga) Day 49: Yesterday, I didn't get out of the house until 3pm. I came to the library and borrowed the one item I was looking forward to reading. Please see cover below if you are interested, but wait there is more... I went to the farmer's market and they didn't have any fresh grapes. You can only buy them if they are in the form of alcohol. If you are abstaining from drinking during your detox from video games, I suggest that you skip it. I drank 2 samples of red wine. 1 is bittersweet and the other is a bit raw. I cannot take something unsafe for public transit. Sad! Instead, I headed to the grocery shop and got grape juice plus a bunchful of grapes for cheap. Then I saw my old friend from government school again while I was on the way out of the mall. And then I just headed home my dad said. It was a bit of the interruption throughout the day, but it is fun... Day 50: I knew I was coming to the point of getting into catching up time, but I am almost done with two things I started during the season of passion from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. 1. 100 Days of Thanks (that started on March 6th) and 2. The Science of the Christian Life (that started right after Easter service). The good news: After weeks of waiting, I am finally accomplished with the Whitworthian shenenigans that was originally aired over spring semester of 2019 for my sister who is 4 years younger than me. The last time I checked in with the chapel podcast, I took notes over what they had done over my sister's first semester there near the beginning of my Christmas break 2018. The first series was Redefining the Law and the other was Reading the Bible with Jesus. In my campus over the past spring term, we sometimes on occasion crammed #MeToo down our throats while in reality focused more on the Holy Spirit. I have enjoyed every last minute spent with the XA (Chi Alpha) ministry, but it was worth it. I am glad to be a better person today. I cannot wait to show the world how proud I am once when I receive the rolled-up paper with a ribbon in the middle. At the end of the day, it was time for me to wait a few more hours before it gets really interesting. I am super excited to celebrate my acheivements! 🙂🎊
  23. IMPORTANT AND URGENT: NONE! (all finished, now what?) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: 100 Days of Thanks (97% complete), The Science of the Christian Life (still 80% complete), Project Exodus (still 1/8 complete and will update sometime this week), and my 52-week Bible reading plan (still 69.2308% complete and will update after midnight in the next post) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) What to Read Next? Saga Volumes 8 and 9 (hopefully starting tomorrow) Day 48: Today, I had my last day of school and pending commencement on Friday. What a long day it has been for me... *sigh* nothing new underneath a sun... other than that, a good day on campus. I don't know what to do next, but still... no homework for me FINALLY! Now, I have some catching up time to work on for the next less than two weeks.
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