Hi Mom (and other family members who like to know what sort of weird shit I’m up to these days!)! Here’s a weekly update on my life (and a playlist of what I’m currently listening to… [does anyone actually listen to these? asking for a friend]).
While many of you are aware, I turned twenty on Friday. My hair has turned white overnight and my chronic knee pain had developed into full blown osteoarthritis. I am coming into my elderly age. I stayed inside all day Friday and sat. It was glorious. I watched films (Mr Holmes, Young Victoria, Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Indiana Jones), made homemade cinnamon rolls with the new hand mixer my mom bought me for my birthday, ordered pizza, and drank some fancy gin and tonics. My friends came around during the day to sit with me and watch films. Then they went back to studying for exams. Everyone was out the door by 9.30 and I was asleep by 10. It was a total rager, Mom.
On Saturday, I woke up early for yoga at 9 am. Then I came home and studied for my upcoming exams. I finished knitting a scarf for myself and then went out for coffee to study some more. That even I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with Ellie. It’s out a week early here in the UK. So, Mom, tell Crosby she better not be stealing anymore of my clothes or else I will text her the entire plot summary and spoil the film.
Sunday, I went to the Cat Cafe and petted cats. Then I came home, worked a bit, and then went to yoga at 2. In my elderly age, I must preserve my core strength and flexibility of my youth. In the afternoon, I used some weird sea salt shit on my face and scrubbed off all of my dead skin cells. Then I put some smashed seaweed on my face and sat around the flat like an Ariel wannabe for a while. Sunday night, I stayed up until 3 AM watching the entire season of GirlBoss on Netflix. It was very good if at times a bit infuriating. But, I recommend watching it.
Today, I woke up at noon. I made myself a breakfast sandwich and then took a nice stroll up to New Town to grab a cup of coffee and work on my revision. I’m re-writing my notes and creating charts now to help me remember key facts. My exams aren’t for another two weeks, but I study the best if I do a little bit each day. Tonight, I’m going to hot yoga and will be reduced to a puddle of sweat.
I got the last of my assignments back on Friday. 70 on a report about the domestication of the common goat and a 68 on a Roman essay about Roman Forts. Pretty decent.
The rest of the week, Mom, I’ll be working and drinking a lot of coffee because I’m (probably?) addicted to caffeine. On Thursday I’m going to go pick up the two canisters we painted for the kitchen. I am very excited to be able to organise the flour and sugar so that when I open the cupboard they don’t spill out and attack me. It will be nice not being covered in white powder and looking like a cocaine addict every time I want to bake!
I’m in this strange stall period now with classes over and exams not for another two weeks. It’s a bit stressful but also semi-relaxing because I don’t have any classes to go to, if that makes any sense? However, I’ve honestly been a bit bored because I do actually enjoy my lectures and such. So, to combat my pre-exam stress/boredom I’ve been listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac and searching the internet for funky fresh activities to do with my time in-between revision. I was thinking of maybe taking a few day trips to random places but not yet sure. I’ll let you know when I make up my mind, Mom.
Anyway, it was really nice being able to see you all last week. Miss you and Dad and Rory and Mulan and (sometimes) Crosby.