Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28th 2013 :)

The sun is shining! This pleases me a lot, hopefully I will be able to go for a wander into town in a little while and enjoy some sun. Lack of sun has affected me hugely over the last year or so and when it comes out it makes me automatically happier :)

Yesterday was pretty productive essay wise. I got 1300 words written, and I just finished off this morning. It is now submitted so I can relax slightly :) Unfortunately I know it's not the best thing I've ever written, my head just hasn't been in the right place to write it, but at least it's done now.

My plan of action will now be to get myself sorted and hair washed, then I may re-read my essay and resubmit it.

THEN I am going to go into town and buy some beeeeads! I bought a gorgeous pendant the other day and it came through the post yesterday so now I need to make a necklace to string it on. I got lots of goodies through the post yesterday - DVDs and stuffs that I bought out of my birthday monies - and it was very hard not to play with new goodies and do my essay instead.

I got very fed up with the whole thing yesterday and had to come back to yesterday's post to see those 'You can do it!' words staring at me. Gave me a bit of a boost which was nice.

I'm hoping the rest of my mother's day supplies come through today as well, then I can start making that, or at least start learning how to do what I want to do, later this evening. I do have some un-fun stuff to do as well, such as listening to the lecture and doing the reading that I missed this week ready for my seminar tomorrow, but I might do that in the morning and just take a complete break from uni stuffs for the day.

Oooh and I need to clean out the mices and give them a nice fresh new tank. They're always so fun to watch running around after their tank is cleaned, they have so much fun :D

My lovely other half sent me this photo yesterday which cheered me up a lot, isn't he a little cutie? :D

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27th 2013 :)

Yesterday was quite a good day really :)

I didn't get as much written on my essay as hoped but that's ok. It'll be a squeeze getting it perfect in time, but you know what, I had a good day yesterday and I'm not going to let the fact that I didn't get as much done on a silly essay spoil that :) I don't know if that's the right attitude to take all the time, but right now it's exactly what I need to do.

I had a driving lesson in the morning which was stressful. Nothing bad happened or anything, I just concentrate so hard in lessons that I'm exhausted at the end of it.

But we ended the lesson in town as I had a little bit of shopping to do - supplies for Mother's Day present! I spent over half an hour in the best bead shop ever (Raphael on St Benedict's Street in Norwich - go visit, it's amazing!) trying to pick the perfect colours, which I think I have :) Came away with 400g odd of seed beads - that's a lot of ickle beads :D

I also got through a new bead toy in the post, one of these babies:
It's a bead spinner, given to me by a lovely lady who had no use for it anymore. It helps you thread a lot of ickle beads quickly so you don't have to thread each one singly. I can't wait to have a play, but essay has to come first, and I suppose there's the small detail of needing other materials to come through the post before I can actually make anything with it :P

I also bought a pair of green tights. To go with my orange skirt :) I've been after some for a while but not being one who likes to spend money none of the ones I've seen have been the right price. H&M had the ones I want, and I went in there yesterday to find they were half price :D So I nabbed em. Now the sun needs to come out so I can wear a skirt :D

Today's plan of action is to finish this essay. I can do it, just need to knuckle down and do it. I just had some good brain fodder - boiled eggs and soldiers, so now I better get on with the essay.

Phrase of the day: You can do it! :D

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26th 2013 :)

Well. Yesterday didn't go completely to plan. I just did not know what to write for this essay. I don't think I'm getting to the panic point quite yet but the deadline is looming and I do need to get it done!

So later today I will be buckling down and hitting it as hard as possible! I did write a little bit yesterday so there was some progress, just not as much as I'd hoped.

Before essay writing, I have a driving lesson. Eugh. I do have the tendency to dread driving lessons now. Used to love them, but then I got hit by another driver and I just don't trust the other cars on the road. I get back from a driving lesson completely mentally exhausted. Hopefully it will go ok though.

After that I'm headed into town to pick up supplies to make my mum's Mother's Day present :D Looking forward to a bit of crafty shopping. Just need to make sure I don't start playing with the supplies before my essay is done!


Happy Tuesday :D

Monday, February 25, 2013

February 25th 2013.

Ello again :)

Well I literally just posted about my fresh start, so now it is time to start living up to it! No point in putting it off, it needs to become part of a routine.

I don't know how often these posts will come, probably more often in the start and then get less, but hopefully I can keep them often and regular. Maybe even everyday would help me get in the routine.

Today is just a 'What I need to do today' post, so hopefully I can come back tomorrow and tick off everything I needed to do.

So I guess a start to the day would be to get dressed so I can pop to the shop. I had a really icky weekend full of a coldy flu-ey thing so I definitely need to go out and get some fresh air, even if it does look completely miserable.

Next is to write about 1000 words of my essay. This will be tough. I'm not enjoying it and finding it really hard work to keep focused and motivated. I think I'll just put on a film, type up what I've already got written and do my best to keep away from past seasons of CSI, Youtube, and eBay (I do love eBay!).

Those are my two main goals of the day. Fresh air and essay. I might even freshen up the mices tank later if I get these 1000 words written :)

Happy Monday everyone!

Fresh start.

Mornin' everyone :)

I've had  a bit of a rough start to the year which is probably why I haven't been blogging. I need to be a bit more productive so I'm going to try to use this blog as a way to stay motivated. If I write it down for you lovely lot to see then maybe I will actually do it :) As a side note, these grapes I'm eating do not taste good. I hate bad tasting grapes.

There will be crafty stuff, uni stuff, long and short term goals, and I'm going to put it all out here for you to see.

Here's an outline of things I want to blog about in upcoming posts, then I guess I better get on with the day!

- Everyday things that I need to do. This will include boring things like tidying up, cleaning my mices tank, cleaning etc. Might be tedious to read but if I write it down I will feel like I've been productive. I get very down when I don't feel as though I've been productive so maybe this will help me to stay happy. 

- Goals for the future. The future is very important to me and I think about it a lot. It might help me stay happy to write it all down. These posts might be about things I want to do to develop myself, my skills, or simply just things that I want.

- Shorter term goals. Things I need or want to do in the next couple of weeks.

- As well as goals, I will carry on talking about things I'm making and doing, and will be holding occasional giveaways linking with my facebook page.

Hopefully this kind of thing will help me keep focused and happy and hopefully you can get something out of reading it as well :) Here's to fresh starts :D

Kayleigh xx