Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Recently acquired books and DVDs, needing some girly self care, and some study music.

First, I just wanted to share a new musician I came across via Pandora. Karunesh turned up on my Zen Station- which I typically have playing in the background while doing homework. Evening Reflections is probably one of my favorite songs and if you do decide to listen to it, wait until it gets about 2 and half minutes in, it's worth it.

Hastings had a 2 for $10 deal on books $7.99 or less. So, I grabbed Ghosts of Ascalon and like the book advertises, yes, it is a book based off the Guild Wars game. I'd actually borrowed it from the library last year but didn't have a chance to really read it. Now that I have Guild Wars 2, I decided I should probably finish GW1 and read the books between the end of GW1 and GW2. 

This was the book I had originally gone into Hasting's for. I don't like the cover art and think the cover art from the 2nd book in this series was much better. Anyway, I am really excited to read this one... Assuming I can get a break in homework long enough. 

Occasionally Amanda and I find interesting books at 2nd hand stores. This is just one of a few that we found the other day when we took Fiona to meet her Mom. 

Another from the 2nd hand store. Amanda seemed to think I needed as many fun books as possible. 

These two DVDs are also thrift store finds and part of a set. But where the rest of the set is, I don't know. I'm always interested in see something educational like this and since they were on a good deal, I grabbed them. 

I am a Rogers and Hammerstein's girl and weird as it sounds WW2 movie lover. So when I found this at the thriftstore, still wrapped in plastic, unopened or tampered with for 50 cents, I snatched it from the shelf. 

Lately I have been neglecting myself because of depression, chronic pain, and school overload. I haven't done many of the things or personal rituals I would normally do, or have been trying to get myself back into doing. The last time I dyed my hair was last summer. I can't remember the last time I painted my nails or did a facial mask. Or even took care of my feet outside of washing them. So, depending on how much homework I get finished tomorrow... which is actually now today, I am going to do some of those things. It's time to pluck the eyebrows, break out the facial scrub, body scrub- a friend gave Amanda and I a soft bubbling scrub from the Haus of Gloi called Persephone's Decent that's simple luscious!  I also want to do my nails, take care of my feet, and possibly dye my hair again. I'll dye it black, like usual, because I don't like the kind of mousy-brown my natural color is, but I was thinking about doing purple streaks too. I haven't decided and getting proper hair bleach and purple dye can get expensive. I already have the back dye so I might just stick with that. 

 I've been thinking about tea, meditation, and later watching a movie to go along with it. 


  1. Take care of them feet girl! It'll pay dividends when you get older, trust me!

    1. I know, I just need to do it. Lately, I just don't feel like doing much of anything. I never actually dyed my hair and I don't think I am going to until I really feel up to it.