March wrap-up

Here is one thing March’s got going for itself: daylight. The return of daylight! Happy days etc. (Look at me being all positive, carefully avoiding the zillion reasons I hate March. This March in particular.)

On my plate

Cauliflower + coconut puree. As in you take some cauliflower, give it a good cooking, drain it, let it cool just a wee bit, blend it with some full-fat coconut milk and wasabi spice and gawd it’ll lift any dish I swear! Currently really liking mixing things together to make purees and or mash type things, in general. Will the next step be learning to love soups on the regular?? Here’s hoping!

Brownies. I’ve been making batch upon batch of From My Bowl’s no bake vegan cosmic brownies. Well. A rendition of. I’m using protein powder instead of buckwheat flour, PB instead of almond butter, and I tend to base measurements depending on what I have in the house. Doesn’t seem to matter, they always come out delicious.

On my screen

Trainwreck. I was surprised at how well I liked it, considering I don’t like movies much in general. I liked the characters, the just slightly unconventional casting, how it was funny yet toned down. And I probably also liked it because judging from the movie poster, I was expecting an entirely different movie. Just happily surprised. I’d watch it again for sure.

Casey; This is where I go when I am sleeping. Casey released a new album and published this short video:

Regardless of whether you like Casey or not, it’s a treat for the eye. You could watch it with the sound off, just because it’s pretty.

Tiny houses. Fell into a hole on YouTube. Watching all sorts of compact living. Apparently I think I’m down-sizing to a showbox. Which I’m not.

In my playlist

Kathryn Joseph 💕

New Dream on Dream track Let it in. Such a well-balanced little tune. I do like it so.

Editors; Violence. Is it a grower? Is it an in-between album? Not sure! But I have been playing it.

Depeche Mode; In Your Room. Old loves die hard.

Books (re)read

Röta by Siri Pettersen. Order of preference: Röta (#2) – Kraften (#3) – Odinsbarn (#1). Could they just translate this trilogy already so that I don’t have to keep referring to them by incomprehensible Swedish titles? (PS. Please don’t call Kraften The Might. It makes my skin crawl. And unless I just don’t understand these books -at all- the might is just not a good translation.)

Us by David Nicholls. At this point, I don’t even know why I bother with new books. I could just read the same books over and over…

To be fair. I did start reading Drömmen om det röda by Nina Björk; it’s important and it’s teaching me things I want to know about, but there’s something about it that makes it difficult to read. I can’t be doing difficult to read right now, I can only do zero resistance.

Random notes

ACO dry scalp shampoo. Currently the only shampoo I dare use. Super unhappy with my set of genes because wtf, I’m taking better care of my hair than ever and this is what I get? I’ll start washing my hair more frequently again out of spite. It clearly makes no difference. Unless this is a reaction to washing hair less frequently, which seems illogical, but what do I know? Quite frankly, it all seems like guesswork to me.

Cut me hair. Or a hairdresser did, for a change. V happy with it’s bluntness, not s much the fact that it’s slightly longer in the back than in the front. I -hate- that shape on me. Didn’t realize that was the shape until I got home tho. So ja…

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Hairdresser was also concerned about the amount of hair I’m losing. Which is not at all worrying.

Put my apartment up for sale. It’s going great. 🙃 🙃 🙃

Completely ignoring this fact and have started packing. I’m not happy with my ability to edit. I’m saving things just in case! Things I haven’t really used for years. Lesson: stop. buying. things. The solution is not to throw away everything you own, it’s to stop accumulating more things.

What I’m doing with all the stuff I’m packing up? Moving it to my parent’s, obviously. That way I won’t have to move all my things at once, just the things I really want/need in one go, and then I can pick the rest up whenever.

Brows are not as bad as I’ve made them out to be. I’m painting on the brows again. Like it’s 2016. Not using anything fancy, standard pomade, it’s what works best with my sparse brows. If I want to still have the option of having no brows, which I do.

But overall, I’m just not enjoying makeup right now. The base is the best it’s ever been—apparently I’ve underestimated Paula’s Choice’s Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense cream, this cream + Naked Skin foundation = match made in heaven. I don’t. Even. Have. To. Blot. For 12 hours. And I’m not using a setting powder. What!? How?? Why didn’t anybody tell me? 

But the rest of it. I don’t want to wear no makeup, but I also not keen on any particular makeup (noooo, not color, noooo not a neutral look). Indecisiveness deluxe.

Monthly menstrual report

…what..? No email from Clue when the cycle ended? I’m disappointed.

Anyway.

A 49-day cycle is not bad. But if my cycle could be more predictable, that’d be nice. It’s kinda a requirement if you want to counteract PMS and first day of menstruation exhaustion. But yea. Not complaining. It’s been much worse than it currently is, both in terms of bleeding and PMS.

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