Today …

… I opened up some additional doors (creaky old ones I didn’t know could be opened any wider!)

… I did my yoga in another location (of the house)

… I did the laundry (all of it!)

… I cleaned up my online bookmarks

… I cleaned up my desktop

… I emptied my laptop’s recycle bin

… I cleaned up my email subscriptions

… I cleaned up my YouTube subscriptions


… I organized my underwear drawer (hello, pretties!)

… I organized my crochet WIPs

… I organized my small collection of ribbons

… I decided to throw away leftover yarn

… I did not put on music

… I wanted to listen to myself

Because last night I realized I will still be spending the next 7 months of 2016 here in my small, uneventful, unremarkable, beautiful but un-exciting corner of Indonesia.Β  Where I can’t even find English reading material. (Or have it shipped to me). There! I said it.

Oh. My. God. Look. At. Her. Butt.

… I also started a new daily habit: hair pulling.Β  Errr no, not hair pulling! Oil pulling. Oil. Using coconut oil.

… and then wrote frantically in my notebook.Β  Anything that came to mind.

Dear Lord.Β  I have to somehow find a way to make those 7 months count.

Bitch. Better. Have. My. Money.


Now what shall I do tomorrow?

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43 Responses to Today …

  1. It sounds like you’ve done so much just today to make some of that time count (a lot!) πŸ™‚ x

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  2. ssunshine14 says:

    And this sums up for what we call life..

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  3. Miriam says:

    Hey, you had a pretty productive day. Of course you’ll make those seven months count. πŸ™‚

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  4. yanti says:

    yey you did many things,congrats. πŸ™‚

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  5. You’re awesome! Completely inspiring…. Sending many blessings your way for a great year πŸ’–

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  6. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    You could write a book during that time and draw your own illustrations, and time will disappear. There will be too less time. I have had so many moments when I wished time wouldn’t disappear without a trace. It seems you are already filling it up with all kinds of things. Remarkable. Not everything has to be of great importance, but it can still be a pleasurable way of spending our life.

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    • Paardje says:

      “Not everything has to be of great importance” – I love this! What a wonderful and timely reminder πŸ™‚ Thank you! ❀


  7. Pinnatifid says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you did all that in just a day!

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  8. naelany says:

    if you’re in want of reading material… you could always give fanfiction a go πŸ˜‰ All online, and free to boot πŸ˜‰

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  9. Oh wow, you’ve done so much!!! I happen to just be sitting around these days somehow, too lazy to move or do anything… :(… What’s Oil Pulling πŸ™‚ ?

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    • Paardje says:

      Hello my friend! πŸ™‚ ❀ Glad you stopped by.

      Oil pulling is swishing around coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, first thing in the morning. It's amazing! I thought it'd be yucky, but after just one try I'm a convert! Your mouth & teeth just feel so clean, much better than with just toothbrushing. It has many other health benefits too. Look it up and give it a try! πŸ˜€

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  10. opat says:

    Hi Paardje, now I am curious with the city you’re living since you said you can’t find English reading material πŸ˜€
    Anyway I do hope you enjoy your days!

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    • Paardje says:

      Hello Opat πŸ™‚ Saya tinggal di Batam.


      • opat says:

        Oh, okay. That is challenging πŸ˜€
        Let me know if one day you happen to visit Jakarta πŸ™‚

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      • Paardje says:

        LOL! XD I know. It is otherwise beautiful here though. So much nature. I’ve been asking my husband for us to visit Jakarta but he says the traffic there is really bad! LOL! XD But terimah kasih banyak, I’ll keep that in mind ❀ ❀


      • opat says:

        Yeah of course it is REALLY bad hahaha. But many people survived lol.

        Regarding the books, have you tried Guess it is a bit more pricey and I am not sure about the shipping charge to Batam, but maybe you can check it out?

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      • Paardje says:

        I haven’t heard of periplus yet but I’ll check it out πŸ™‚ Thanks! πŸ™‚ ❀


  11. makupsy says:

    I would die! A whole day with no music? Sounds like you had a pretty busy day. I actually want to clear up my social media accounts starting today, unsubscribe to some stuff, delete some Instagram pictures, clear my mailbox, stuff like that.
    Great read πŸ™‚

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