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

Power outage life !

Hello,my bucket list friends ! As many of you have probably seen on the news California is experiencing planed power outages due to winds and fire danger. Since I don’t really have anything else to blog about right now, let’s talk about the power outage here we go !

Power outage life !

Here’s the thing I’ve lived in the mountains my whole life. I’m no stranger to power outages , fallen trees and even fallen power poles. When I heard about the planned power outage I wasn’t really that upset about it, I wasn’t excited about it of course but since I’m used to power outages and many people in my neighborhood including my family have generators I knew how things would go. This is the second time we have been effected by the scheduled outages. The first time was about a week ago and lasted for a day. With this outage we are going on day four. Yes, it is inconvenient even with our generator there are things we can’t do such as wash clothes and use the microwave. We also have to turn the generator of at night because it is on the noisy side but hey that’s what flash lights are for. Other then that life has pretty much continued on as normal. I know for the people who don’t have generators things have been harder for them but overall things feel pretty much the same. I do hope that these scheduled outages  stop soon so the news can talk about something else maybe even something happy. I know that’s very unlikely but a girl can dream!

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  

 

 

The Bucket List orange

Hello, my bucket list friends back in 2015 I planted a tree to cross it off my bucket list . ( you can read about it HERE ) It wasn’t just any tree that I planted it  was an orange tree ! Well today I finally ate the first orange from that tree and I’m excited to tell you all about it ! Here we go !

 

 

The Bucket List orange

 

There has been one orange on my bucket list tree for a while. I’ve been waiting for the right time to eat it and today was the day. I simply went over to my tree and gently picked it and when I did a bunch of orange blossoms fell of the tree like confetti. It was like the tree was celebrating me picking the orange. The Orange was imperfect it had some spots but it was from my bucket list tree and that was perfect enough for me. Even though the Orange had been on the tree for a while it still tasted great !   I can’t wait to see if my bucket list tree grows anymore oranges !

Rock on ! – Christina Epperly

Things I love March 2019

Hello, My bucket list friends ! I know I’m late with this post but time has been going by so fast ! Anyways , enjoy reading !

 

 

 

Things I love March 2019

TV show Buddy VS. Duff –  I love this show ! It’s a baking competition between two very famous bakers. It’s an exciting thrill ride of a contest between the cake boss and the ace of cakes. It’s awesome to watch two very talented bakers go head to head ! I highly recommend adding this show to your watch list !

My little Pony Ultimate Equestria collection – I wrote a blog post about how awesome this item is ( you can read it HERE )

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Yogurt land –  OK, so I’m not new to how amazing yogurt land is but I went three times in March ! They also now offer vanilla and chocolate ice cream !  I haven’t tried the chocolate but I can tell you that the vanilla is amazing !

 

Starbucks Cherry Mocha – this yummy drink made me feel like I was  drinking chocolate covered cherries! ( You can read my review HERE)

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Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

Just some random thoughts 3/18/2019

Hello, my bucket list friends !  Sometimes there is not always one specific thing that comes to your mind to blog about and this is one of those times . When that happens it can be fun to just dump what ever random thoughts you have into a blog post so that’s what I’m doing today enjoy !

 

 

 

Just some random thoughts 3/18/2019

 

  1. I love the Jewelry I bought at Claire’s yesterday- Yesterday I went to the mall and I went one of my favorite stores Claire’s. They were having an awesome buy 3 get 3 free sale. I got some super cute necklaces and earnings I’m even wearing one of the necklaces today.

 

2.  I love the weather right now – It is so beautiful and sunny right now ! The sunny weather is like an instant mood booster for me . There has been a lot of rain this year and that’s a good thing but I’m so happy for sunny days !

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3. Summer is on it’s way – Summer is my favorite season and when the weather is warm it makes me think of summer. I’m very excited summer is coming soon ! I can’t wait for the adventures I will have this summer !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Dear, OCD I’m in charge now

Hello, my bucket list friends . Last month I wrote quite a few posts about my TMS treatments for OCD . If you want to read them just look at my posts on this blog from February 2019. Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea to give an update on how I’m doing since treatment.Hold on tight and here we go !

 

Dear OCD, I’m in charge now

In my previous posts about TMS I wrote about some of the changes that occurred during treatments. OCD began to lose it’s grip on me and I was feeling more in control then ever before. Well, I’m happy to say that things have continued to improve. Before receiving the TMS treatments, OCD controlled a large part of my day. It was always controlling what I could and could not wear, what songs I could and couldn’t listen to, what order I had to put the blankets on my bed and many more things that impacted my everyday life. I felt anxiety that if I didn’t follow OCD’s orders bad things would happen . I never truly realized just how much of my time that OCD took from me.  Now, things are very different I’m in charge now. I’m able to make my own everyday choices with feeling little to no anxiety. If OCD stars to give me orders I remind it that I’m in charge now and I do what I want to do. I was so used to following OCD’s orders that now sometimes I have to stop and ask myself what I want to do . I feel so free now! Now , don’t get me wrong life is not perfect and it never will be but I feel a lot better now that I’m free from OCD’s control. OCD still sneaks in with it’s unwanted thoughts from time to time but I can dismiss these thoughts faster and easier then ever before ! I’m so happy that I took part in the study at Stanford. Things are looking up.

Rock on – Christina Epperly