I’ve got an inflamed stitch…

I’ve got an inflamed stitch in my right eye, so I’m on two different eye drops 4 times a day and I need to go see my specialist in Edmonton to get it dealt with. As of writing this status update, I haven’t yet received word of when that will be and I have an appointment with my eye doctor here in Camrose if I don’t get an appointment before then. If I don’t get a call by four, I’ll assume I’ll be going to that appointment, as my specialist does surgeries on Friday and is not in the office.

I’m saving my money…

I’m saving money by not having breakfast at the Norsemen Inn’s cafe after my night shifts. Instead, I’m eating at home before I go to bed. This is saving me between seven and twelve dollars a shift, and when I work ten to eleven shifts per pay period, it adds up. Yes, I am still taking taxi rides to and from work, but I took out cash for that when I deposited my check in the first place, so it’s already accounted for in the budget.

I might be earning a decent amount of money now, but if I don’t use it wisely, I’ll always be in debt to the credit card companies and never save up for anything that I want in the future, like a home that I own and not rent. By saving and not spending now, I’ll be able to spend big in the future on such things without accumulating too much debt getting them. (Of course, if I can convince my landlord to let me get a business license, I’ll be able to start making money from the Alberta Business Directory but that’s a different story and problem.)

I need to be less lazy…

I need to be less lazy in when I get out of bed. I’m getting out of bed later and later in the day, even though I’m going to bed around the same time. It’s pure laziness, nothing more and nothing less. I’ll need to get up earlier tomorrow anyways as I have a video to record for my YouTube channel so that I can stay a week ahead. I’ll also have to get up earlier on Friday to deposit my paycheck manually and pay my bills.

I love my new job and am doing the best that I can in order to keep it. Occasionally, I do make a mistake, but I try to correct them whenever I realize it (and ask for help when I don’t know how or can’t do so by myself). I’m enjoying the peace and quiet which allows me to read or quietly play games on my iPad, but am also enjoying the work that I do at the beginning and end of each shift as a night auditor.

I’m loving my new iPad

I’m loving my new iPad for all the cool things it allows me to do when I’m not at my computer – from reading digital books, to surfing the web using Firefox (and having my tabs synced so I can just pick up where I left off), to chatting with my friends, to playing games and watching movies and TV shows. I should, in theory, be able to use it to do schoolwork when I return to school (after I get some more credit card debt paid off first) as I will be doing most of it online through NorQuest College.

My new iPad also makes reading a lot easier and not so tiring on my eyes during my night shifts at work. The text is so much bigger than on my iPhone, and the ability to rest every so often and go play a fun game is very nice. It’s especially nice since my solitaire stats will now be synced between my computer and my iPad thanks to Microsoft and it’s Game Cloud software. I’m also playing old favorite games of mine like The Sims and SimCity (and can find more games for free).

I’m planning on saving up and buying an iPad…

I’m planning on saving up and buying an iPad so that I can have a larger screen to read on at work. Plus it’ll be better if I want to watch a video as I’ll have a larger screen to enjoy what I’m viewing. I would also in theory be able to work on writing projects or schoolwork on it, and since I have a lot of down time on my job, this would be a good thing to keep me from getting bored.

I’m working nights now…

I’m working nights now so you can expect posts here on my blog to be posted in the afternoon after I get up from sleeping. The good news is that my job is full-time so I’ll be making a nice amount of money every month, and my paydays are now steady, even if my employer doesn’t do direct deposit but old-fashioned checks. I’m not going to complain either, as I’m very happy to be working once again. πŸ˜€

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt…

I decided to rejoin DeviantArt because I wanted a place to post my art when I start creating it. I decided that my blog didn’t get enough exposure, so posting it elsewhere would be better for me. I could have used Imgur, but I want to keep that for my Minecraft screenshot posts. Hopefully, I will get some inspiration soon and I will create something to post on my gallery there.

In other news, I’m working to create and schedule videos for my YouTube channel ahead of time so that I don’t have to worry about posting if I get a sore throat or something like that. It also reduces the total time each day that I have to dedicate my internet to uploading videos there. Maybe I’ll use some of this downtime to create some art for my DeviantArt gallery… πŸ˜‰

I’ve come to some realizations about my life…

I’ve come to some realizations about my life. They are:

  • God wants obedience from me in every aspect of my life. I might seem good – by going to church every Sunday and volunteering there – but God also wants obedience in my private life.
  • I don’t know if God wants me to run a Christian social network for a business. I’m going to have to pray about this and see where the Lord leads in this area of my life.
  • I need to keep active and when not playing games, I need to keep my Christian music playing on my computer. This will help me focus more on obedience to what God wants and less on things He doesn’t want in my life.
  • I’ve got a nice library here but if I don’t use it, it just goes to waste. Same for my art supplies and the other stuff I don’t use on a more regular basis like my gaming consoles.

This is a lot to take in and I really need to think about where my life is heading and where I need to make it go in the future. I also need to study the Bible more and maybe look for more Christian books to read instead of the fan fiction crap that I’ve read on my breaks at work and at home. Now I need to go take my shower and get ready to do today’s live stream on my YouTube channel. πŸ˜‰

See ya all later and may the Lord bless and keep you all! πŸ˜€

I had a great reunion this weekend…

I had a great reunion this past weekend, but now it’s time to get back to normal things. I did a couple of live streams yesterday after I got home (one after 2 and one at 7:30 or so) and will not be doing one today even though I will be playing Minecraft this morning before I have to go to work this afternoon. I will be starting a modded 1.12.2 Survival world so that I can eventually build Loyalty Hall to display my awesome Twitch followers (and eventual subscribers) and Patreon supporters! Right now though I need to go have a shower, then it will be time to play so take care for now!