In February…

And just like that, another month of the year is gone! This month went extra quick since it’s such a short one, AND Victoria – the state I live in – was put in another lockdown briefly due to some ongoing COVID outbreaks.

The lockdown was only for five days, but my work closed down for a little bit longer, and then I didn’t have work for a few more days after that because of the weekend, so I was stuck at home for what felt like forever and yet also made the month go by really fast – now here we are.

It’s really weird to think that earlier this month there were rules forbidding me to even leave my house, now we can have up to 30 people in our house if we want to (not that our tiny unit could fit that many, it can barely fit us! πŸ˜‚). It sure has been a strange month. We’re already two months into 2021; I’m only seven months away from turning 25, which is just insane to me.

This month wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would be, to be honest, but it wasn’t awful either. We had some things change – that I’ll go onto explain soon – in our day to day life that we are still adjusting to, that got changed again, and will be changed yet AGAIN in the future, but that’s just life. I’ll stop rambling now and get onto this month’s tidbits!

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TIDBITS FROM THE MONTH:

β™‘ Daniel started this new, full-time job on the first of this month, which was very exciting. It was quite a change adapting to a 6am-10pm sleeping schedule (for the both of us) instead of our usual 12am bedtime, then awake whenever we need to. Due to him starting so early, I get dropped off at my work sometimes a couple of hours early, so I’ve been getting a lot of reading done. That is, until he switched to working at home until further notice due to COVID and other reasons, so now we still get up early, but I don’t need to leave for work so early, so it’s even stranger being awake and at home without having anything to do πŸ˜… but Daniel is enjoying his job, which is good. He does miss actually going into work, but he won’t be working from home forever, so that’s good.

β™‘ This month’s seizure tally is really good! I only had 7. I was actually just about to write how over the moon I was because I thought that was the lowest it has been in years, but it turns out I had seven back in November.. πŸ˜• But, it’s still five less than last month, so that’s something.

β™‘ On the topic of seizures, my neurologist and some other people at one of the hospitals I go to have asked me if I want to sign up for a trial as it’s been almost three years now of trying medications and having no luck, and I have been on the waiting list to get the ball rolling for brain surgery and still haven’t even BEGUN to see if that is a possibility, so a trial is another option. I always said I’d be up for it, but now that I’ve been asked and they’ve told me more about it, sent me the information and a consent form, I’m not so sure about it.

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Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.

I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.

But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat – and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school πŸ™„), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.

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YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Ditto Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point πŸ˜… Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

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DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Metal Lunch Box

Who knew that, back in 2014, when I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time, I would end up not being able to walk passed ANY kind of cassette tape again – even seven years later… I bought this lunch box last year whilst getting some DVDs as a Christmas present, as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to get it and turn it into the Awesome Mix Tape.

But you see, the problem with being a collector and a crafter, AND living in a shoebox, is things get real cluttered fast, so I’ve implemented a new strategy: everything I buy must serve two purposes. Whilst this was going to be an awesome addition to my geeky decor, it needed to do more than that if it was going to take up room in our place – but then I realised that this thing literally IS a mini storage compartment.

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DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PACK INSIDE YOUR LUNCH BOX?
HOW ABOUT THIS BLACK PANTHER-INSPIRED BROWNIE AND BLONDIE SLICE.

I had just been given a heck-ton (yes, that is the official term) of Ooshies from a friend as well and wasn’t sure where to put my Marvel ones, so they now live in here. So, they have a home, I have a new addition to my Marvel decor, AND you guys get a new DIY project! Everyone wins πŸ˜‰

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