101 Things In 1001 Days

100 Things That Make Me Happy

As part of my 101 Things In 1001 Days I set out to write a list of 100 Things That Make Me Happy.

It took me something like 2 months to compile the list and I was mindful to try to make sure it wasn’t just fandom related – that it was very well-rounded and covered a variety of things that I enjoy.

If I’m honest, It was actually a lot harder to do than anticipated. I don’t know if that’s just because of how down I’ve been over the last 6 months or so. At the same time, though, writing it and re-reading it has been a pretty good form of therapy. Reminding me of little things that make me smile – and nudging me to go and do some of them.

Anything than involves happiness is never a bad thing, right?

So here is 100 things that make Cassie happy
1. Going to bed and knowing I don’t have an alarm set in the morning
2. Having a hot bath, putting on warm & clean pjs and getting into a freshly made bed with clean bedding
3. Getting a forward-facing window seat with a table on the train to work
4. Getting any seat on the train home from work
5. My Natalie
6. My Dragon
7. Stargate SG1
8. Stargate Atlantis
9. Star Wars
10. TLOR gigs
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642 things to write about: young writer's edition, life

Blue his house with a blue little window

I have successfully Sunday-ed.
I did my grocery shopping. Admittedly, I did it online and it’s being delivered tomorrow but, still… I have purchased groceries.
I arranged my car insurance renewal – pain-free and cheap, just the way I like it
I managed to sort, fold and put away all the laundry that had piled up on the chair for the last *cough* 2 months. It hurt my hips but I got it done. It may not sound like much but one small, physical, achievement has me feeling pretty good.

So I treated myself. I walked down to the little Tesco and bought myself a bottle of Dr Pepper and a thing of Millionaire’s Shortbread that was on roll back. Nom nom nom and very nice it was too!

I also finished S2 of Rizzoli & Isles. That’s two seasons in the last week. Oops.
I’m now trying to watch one of Michael Shanks’ movies, The Bouquet, but it is awful – and not the fun kind of awful either.

I’m now trying to write some more of the shapeshifter AU but I’m a little stuck. Trying to hash it out with Natalie to get past this block. It’s frustrating that I’m so close to the end and there’s this bloody great mountain in front of me. GRRRRR

I can’t help but think this is a very boring blogpost so I grabbed the 642 Things To Write About book that Dragon got me for Christmas, and the next prompt is:
The entire neighbourood is beige and grey, but at the end of the street sits a bright blue house. Who lives in there?

Clearly, the person who lives in there is ME. You’ve met me, right, and my love for all things bright and colourful? You’ve been in my house? OK, maybe I wouldn’t have a house that was blue on the outside but on the inside is ALL the colours. I hated being stuck in private rentals where everything was off-white or magnolia or cream or beige, it was so cold and clinical.

For those of you who don’t know… My hall/stairs/landing are blue and yellow, my kitchen is green and grey, my living room is brown and orange. My bedroom when I finish it will be red, black and gold. I’m planning on my bathroom being purple. Not sure about the spare room yet though.

life

Write Here, Write Now

0xdxmhw17fyl0sq77o0m_400x400I’m sitting here, in my nice, clean, tidy living room feeling very pleased. I’m starting the year with my main room in order. I have a nice cold glass of Cherry Pepsi Max, I have a cheese & salami & apple sammich and a warm mince pie and clotted cream.

My feet are up, White Collar is on the TV and I’m remembering how much I utterly adore Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey. There’s something incredibly attractive about Neal Caffrey, physically and otherwise.
Bridget Regan is also in this season and she’s awfully pretty. I adore her as Dotty in Agent Carter and am very pleased she’s coming back for season 2

I have plans for this afternoon that involve walking down into town and selling my old TV at Cash Converters. I will also do some work on my fanlistings collective, assuming that the domain transfer has completed.

I am going to do some writing this evening. My aim is to write 300 words a day which shouldn’t be too taxing. The oldest file in my WIP folder is called ‘Post-paradise lost Jack/Sam so clearly I need to rewatch the SG1 episode Paradise Lost. Oh, what a chore, however will I cope?!

It’s a pretty good Saturday. I am approving of it 🙂

(I’m not sure how well I’ve done at writing this in present tense like the promp suggested. I suck at tenses – just ask my poor, suffering, beta reader. Tenses and POV shifts are my kryptonite!)

life

Stroke of Midnight

latest-happy-new-year-2016-photosAnd here we are. January the 1st. The 1st day of the New Year. A Fresh start.A blank slate. Start as you mean to go on. Blah blah blah. Etc etc etc. And so on. I think we all know the drill!

Midnight found me curled up on my couch, in my Hello Kitty onesie. I was watching Stargate SG1 on Netflix, I had an ice-cold glass of Pepsi in my hand and a bar of chocolate. I was chatting with my Natalie on gchat and to a young lady I know only as ‘Aura’ on OKCupid.
Yup, that was a pretty good place to be to start the New Year. I’m fairly certain the only way it could have been better would be to have someone curled up with me. OK so that would involve the couch being a wee bit bigger but it’s the sentiment, really.

I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions. I have a few goals I’d like to achieve in 2016, I suppose some would say it’s the same thing but heyho, each to their own.
Be healthier – Eat better. Stop going to the vending machine and eating chocolate. Stop ordering pizza. Cook.
Keep taking my meds – Every. Damn. Day.
Try and be more positive – Emphasis right now on try
Read 75 books. – I read 71 in 2015 so that shouldn’t be too much of a stretch
Save all the money for Gatecon – Travel and hotels are already covered, just need to save the pennies for the fun side of things.

Today finds me starting a good clean up of my flat. My mental health – and therefore motivation levels – have been utterly shit and my flat is paying the price. I’m getting a little sick of the place being messy so I’m doing something about it. I’ve taken out the recycling, I’ve done a couple of loads of laundry. I’ve cleaned and tidied 1/3 of my living room – but we’re talking moving furniture, wiping down skirting boards, as well as the vacuum and polish thing.
Let’s hope it’s a good sign of things to come this year!