Sunday, December 4, 2016
Blogmas 2016 - December 4: Cleaning & Decorating!
Today I did some major cleaning as well as decorating. I never finished putting up the decorations my mom sent, so I took some time to put up some more decorations. I reached a decorating block halfway through, though, so I had to stop. Once that block happened, I redirected my efforts towards cleaning the house.
The last time I washed dishes was the day after our Thanksgiving get together. Yikes. I made a point to wash the dishes others had left with us, and since then I just didn't feel up to tackling the rest of the dishes. M and I made the decision to use disposable plates, bowls, and utensils for the actual event, but that doesn't mean we didn't dirty a plethora of dishes. All of the food had to be made and served somehow, and that along with our continued dish usage over the past week made for a less than happy sink area.
I tackled the kitchen and cleaned up the mess from us preparing four boxes to be sent out. Once I was a bit more happy with the state of the house, I sat down and ate some leftovers from last night. M had made a rice, veggies, and egg mixture and it turned out delicious. It was just as yummy on day two with an extra egg thrown in.
I caught up on some YouTube videos and worked on my planner spread for next week. Once I finished that up, I realized that I lied in one of my previous posts. There is something I could share with you guys from our Itaewon trip!
M and I picked up a jade chess set! I entertained myself for about an hour by playing chess... against myself... Shh, it's been a while since I've played chess and I was just happy to have a set that we could call our own. LOL!
I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole again. Some of my YouTube watching involved watching some Vlogmas videos, and that caused some Vlogmas videos to pop up in my recommended bar from previous years. A few were from YouTubers that I have watched for many years and I found myself watching all of their previous Vlogmas series.
Then that rabbit hole began when I started thinking back to the different points of my life I was in for x or y video. I remember watching Blair Fowler's 19th B-day party vlog and apartment tour in early 2012 from my first dorm room. I never cared for her videos while I was in high school. She was too rambly. As I got older, something about that rambly nature made me happy and I finally delved into her channels. I started watching old and long-abandoned nail art channels. My first YouTube subscriptions were to nail art channels. I've consistently used YouTube since late 2006 (seriously, this gem was one of the first videos I saw on YouTube, and that was the day it came out. That was an entertaining Winter Break) but I never used subscriptions until I started getting into nail art in 2010.
As you can imagine, I stayed down that rabbit hole for a while. It was fun coming across old videos I had completely forgotten about and reliving some of the emotions and memories that came peeking out from that time.
I decided that this meant I needed to go back through my blog and reread everything I can. It's amazing to see how much my life has changed from one year to the next and how much I've done in the past year alone. What a crazy adventure this has been! Then that meant I needed to go through all of the blogs I consistently read and look through all of their past posts and enjoy the snippets of their past and where I fit into that part of their life, if at all.
It eventually got dark, though. Literally. The sun went down and I realized I was still on the internet and I finally got back on track with cleaning.
M got home a little bit ago and I told him I would quickly type up this blog before sitting down with him. We started a new anime last night, called KonoSuba, and we want to finish it tonight. It's an interesting short series. Just weird enough to make me mouth "WTF?" about twice an episode but filled with enough of my brand of humor and action to keep me watching.
When did you discover YouTube? Do the holidays make you feel extra nostalgic?