Much needed !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m going to be honest with all of you,this month / year has been pretty stressful. A few high lights or I guess in this case low lights include spending what seemed like hours on the phone to fix problems with my insurance and my bank account, spilling coffee all over the table in the break area at work, having a packed schedule that was hard to keep up with and most recently my cat’s UTI came back. I have found when the stress plies on it’s best to take some time for yourself and do things you enjoy. On Tuesday my friend and I went to savers. I got some great things there including three American Girl books. After that we went to Safeway for some food. Then it was time to hangout and watch Alexa and Katie one of our favorite Netflix shows . If you haven’t seen Alexa and Katie yet I highly recommend it. It was a really great day. spending time with your friends and doing things you that both enjoy is a great way to reduce stress. Spending time with my friend was much needed and so was what I did yesterday. For Christmas I got a spa gift card ! Ideally I like to get massages every month I didn’t get one last month but yesterday’s massage made up for that. My gift card was to a very nice spa, The kind of spa with fancy robes and steam showers ! I really enjoyed the massage and the steam shower. I could have stayed in that shower for hours ! After the spa I took my cat to the vet. She did really well at the vet. We spent awhile at the vet but on the bright side I got to pet her for about an hour straight. The point of all this is the road of life is full of bumps but it’s important to take time for yourself and do what you enjoy even when life is stressful.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Days like this :)

Hello, my bucket list friends! Do you ever have day where you wish that every day could be like that, well last Wednesday was like that and I can’t wait to tell you why. Here we go!

Days like this 🙂

Last Wednesday I had the day off just like I had the week before. (You can read about the week before HERE) I started off the day with no plans then my awesome friend Amy asked if I wanted to hang out with her. Since it can be hard to find time to hang out when your an adult , I jumped at the chance! We didn’t have any solid plans when she picked me up but we ended up doing some of our favorite things. We went to Jack in the box for shakes ,then we headed off to Goodwill to see what we could find. We both found some really cool things. Amy found a bunch of fun stuff for her class room as well as two cute pairs of jeans. I found a My Little Pony dvd that was brand new, a craft kit where you melt beads to make a sun catcher, a photo album and four shirts. We probably spent close to two hours in the Goodwill looking for treasures. I love days like this when you get to be with amazing people and do fun things, I love the days when I can say yes to a spontaneous invitation. What kind of days do you like best ?   Rock On- Christina Epperly

Nail polish,new shoes,and other things

Hello, my bucket list friends, Sometimes times it’s the little things in life that can really make your day ! This week there have been some fun little things that made me smile. Wednesday was a day full of smiles and I can’t wait to tell you all about it so here we go !

 

Nail polish,new shoes,and other things

On Tuesday I got the urge to get my nails done and this is unusual for me because whenever I get my nails done it’s pretty much always not my idea but for some reason I wanted to get my nails done so I texted my friend and we deiced to get our nails done the next day. I had already decided on the look I wanted for my nails. I wanted to get two neon colors that alternated with each nail. I picked out a neon pink and a neon green. My friend picked out a pretty light pink color in gel. We both had a good time relaxing and getting our nails done. After our nails we went next door to the Dollar Tree for some shopping. My friend found some great items to use in her classroom and I found some arts and crafts supplies and some official My Little Pony toys plus more ! Then it was lunch time. After lunch we were going to go to Yogurt Land but we were both really full so we decided to drive down the street a little ways to Savers. The Savers we went to was  big much bigger then the Goodwill we normally go to. The first thing I put in my basket was a Rainbow Dash plush from Build a Bear. I was very excited to get her then I found an Equestria girl doll of Octavia Melody. I was also able to find some American Girl books , a Mickey Mouse bobble head from Disney World, and some other items. After our thrift store adventure we headed back to yogurt land. We both enjoyed our frozen yogurt then we went to meet my parents.  When I got into my patent’s car I saw that there was a cardboard box. I knew that my new shoes were finally here ! When it comes to running shoes Asics are my favorites but the ones I had were worn out and needed to be replaced. My mom ordered me a new pair for my birthday. I’ve been wearing the shoes this week and I love them!  So, there you have it some of the highlights of my week. What were some of your highlights this week?  Rock On -Christina Epperly IMG_20190927_153155_2  

 

 

Fun with Yay Maker !

Hello , my bucket list friends ! Yesterday, my friend and I did a paint night by Yay Maker. for those of  you don’t know what a paint night or Yay maker is let me tell you. It’s basically an art class where everyone is making the same painting. An instructor leads the group in a step by painting class. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to tell you more ! Let’s get going !

 

Fun with Yay Maker !

My friend and I signed up for this class a while ago but when yesterday finally came, I thought we were going to miss it . There were two accidents on the highway and that made traffic awful ! I was so upset because I knew we were going to be late and I wasn’t sure if they would let us join the class but they did ! The only thing that happened because we were late is that we didn’t get to sit together but that was ok because our paintings were a surprise to each other ! Once I sat down it only took a little while for me to catch up to the rest of the class. The hardest part for me was getting the turtles head to look how it was supposed to. It was also ok if you didn’t follow the directions exactly. In the original painting the turtle had a big flower on it’s back but I ended up doing something different and it turned out really cool . There were also other people in the class including my friend who did something different with the design on the turtle’s back. Once I got over the stress of being late, I had a lot of fun letting my creativity flow !  It was cool to look around and other peoples creativity as well ! Overall it was a fun experience and I recommend doing it of you get a chance.

 

 

Adding more lucky ducks to my collection

Hello, my bucket list friends last night I was able to add some very cute rubber ducks to my collection! I can’t wait to show them to you so let’s go !

Adding more lucky ducks to my collection

Last night I went out to eat with my parents and my friend. One of the things I love most about the restaurant we went is the arcade and at the arcade they have this rubber duck claw machine. It’s one of those games that is very easy to win and the give you lots of chances. On my first game of the night I got two ducks that are holding surf boards. I gave one to my friend. I played the game more and got even more cute ducks. There was one style of duck that I really wanted it was a duck holding a book. I kept trying to get this style of duck but I was not able to. At the end of our meal I deiced to try one more time and I got it ! I was so happy to get some new ducks for my collection including the very cute reading duck !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

A new job and fun times !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! My life has been jammed packed lately. In addition to participating in the OCD study at Stanford I got a new job that I’m excited to tell all of you about. I’ve also been enjoying some fun days. Let’s get going!

 

A new job and fun times !

 

2/16/2019 – The day after I got home from Stanford I started at my new job . It was hard to leave my other jobs but I’m really excited to have one amazing job. I’ll be both a receptionist and a massage therapist at this job. My first day went well and I’m excited to go in again this week.

 

2/17/2019 – This day was jammed packed with fun ! I met up with my amazing friend we went to the Goodwill ,the Dollar Tree , an awesome pizza place, and frozen yogurt. Then that evening we went to church with my parents. This day was filled to the brim with my favorite things. I’m so great full for days like this.

2/18/2019 – Another jammed packed day filled with my favorite things. My mom and I got coffee , went for a walk and went shopping at Target. I found some great things in the dollar section. I also go a My Little pony Equestria girls pinkie pie doll. The only downside was that everything was very crowed that day but overall it was a great day!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Happy 28th birthday and a trip to the ER

Hello, My bucket list friends I had on 28th birthday on August 26th and it was a wild one ! I really didn’t see it turning out the way it did but that’s life for you ! Hang on tight and I’ll tell about my crazy birthday !

 

 

My 28th birthday and a trip to the ER

My birthday started with a trip to Peet’s coffee and petting some very cute dogs there before heading to work .  While I was at work my amazing friend brought me cake ! After work I went out to eat with my family we went to PF Chang’s. The food was so good and the desserts were wonderful ! After dinner we were driving back home and a pain that I had been having throughout the day began to get worse and worse . It was soon unbearable about an 8 on the pain scale . I didn’t want to go to the ER because it is expensive but due to the amount of pain I was in I didn’t have a choice . I’m not sure what time it was when I got to the ER maybe around 10 pm . Right away the tests began to find a source of the pain . After hours of doing tests and waiting the ultrasound showed that I has a cyst on my left ovary. It is about 5 1/2 CM. long . It was decided that I did not need anything further right then but that needed to talk to my doctor in a day or so . I was given some pain medication and after 3 AM I left the ER. The issue with the cyst is still on going . I’m going to be talking to a surgeon next week but I’ll write more about that another time . Overall it was a birthday I wont soon forget !

Rock on – Christina Epperly