I did some fun stuff for my sister’s birthday. I’ve never been good with gifts and birthday stuff, but I really wanted to do something fun for my sister’s 21st because she made my 21st birthday cute :-) So I gave her one of my baby morning glory plants—-which had just started curling around sticks toward the sky!
And then I tricked her and brought her this sad failed chocolate zucchini bread that I was super bummed I messed up:
But then I surprised her with a nice cake and her friends:
I’m really glad I did something nice for her, she does so many nice things for me :-)
This is Alice Ball, the pharmaceutical chemist who in 1919 developed a medical treatment for Leprosy and gave hope to millions. Her drug was the premier treatment for Leprosy until the 1940’s when antibiotics were developed. Before Alice, Leprosy was considered a hopeless disease. In the US people found to have Leprosy were forcibly removed from their homes and detained indefinitely in remote colonies. Alice’s treatment allowed hundreds of detainees to at last be paroled from the detention centres and go home to their families.
I submitted my application for a second bachelor’s at CSULB. Honestly, I’m pretty scared I won’t get in, but I know I definitely won’t get in if I don’t try. I don’t think I’ll be too crushed if I don’t, because I know I have a lot of things working against me, but who knows! We’ll see :-)
I took action and did something about my faulty sewing machine. It’s been having problems ever since I bought it in March. I took it to a service center and they’re going to fix it for free bc of the warranty.
However, I learned that the brand/model I have isn’t the best quality and it has issues sewing denim or stretch fabric :< The lady working there told me newer Singer machines aren’t that great and come in for repair all the time :-P So I learned that it’s important to talk to experts when it comes to buying sewing machine.
I’m seriously thinking of investing in a better machine and working on my sewing skills. Maybe I can open an Etsy shop! There are so many cute things I want to make and maybe if I get good, other people will want them too!
I did something really fun last weekend, I did a charity 5k scavenger hunt! One of the coaches at my Crossfit gym organized it to raise money for a middle school track team and it was a lot of fun. I felt a lot more fit than I have in the past and it was fun to take goofy photos running around with two new friends through downtown Los Angeles. Here are a couple fun photos :-)
here’s a bike rack by Grand Central Market
Here’s Angels Flight where train cars have broken off and people have died, so we tried to reenact it
Here’s a huge fountain at Grand Ave Park and we’re meditating :-)