This week I decided to redecorate my room. I live with family, and my room is a conversion from a dining room/den. I have tweaked things here and there until I finally got it down to look like this. I'm not completely satisfied with how everything is oriented yet, but my space has come a long way from how disorganized it used to be. I have a color scheme of gray and white throughout the room with a few wood features and more pops of black in my desk area to ground the space. My room is only 8.5x13, but keeping most of the colors neutral has opened up the space to look larger. I previously wanted to put up shelves on the walls, but now I just want to put random photos and artwork up. I like my work space, but it will be changing after I add my Betta's aquarium. I'm upgrading him to a 5-gallon tank that will sit on my desk so I can keep an eye on him.
This first photo shows the West side of my room. The second photo is the other end of the room, where you can tell that I used curtains to cover the opening to the living room and more curtains for the doorway to the kitchen. I'm going for a sort of eclectic look in my room, a little bit of everything, mainly because I share my room with my daughter. It's a small space to have most of our possessions, but we make it work. My space is continuously evolving as I add new decorations, so I don't think it will ever have a finished look. That's part of the fun for me.
After those photos got taken, I added a crystal feature under my desk for when I want to burn incense. Sometimes I set this out on top of my desk when I want to sit down and journal. The crystals are meant for healing. It has been a really long time since I have had crystals like this. It feels great to have them around again.
I have been practicing with my Polychromos colored pencils. I drew a basic rose and experimented with color combinations and shading. I really love how they blend so beautifully. This piece took me two days to finish. I call it Psychedelic Rose.
My siblings and I have a tradition of going to Sonic's on the weekends when we feel like having some slushies. It is a far drive from our house, so I decided to come up with a way to make the special slushies we like at home instead. I took ice cubes and a handful of jolly rancher hard candies, blended them up until they were slushie consistency, then packed it into a jar before pouring green apple and blue raspberry syrup over it and giving it a good stir. Just as good as going to Sonic's. We love this solution, so we are coming up with other flavors and mix-ins.
This weekend my brother and I decided to do a challenge to see who could make the best chicken and mashed potatoes. He somehow forgot that chicken was included in the challenge. So Lily and my sister only judged the mashed potatoes. It was a tie because each liked one or the other. I used all organic ingredients and special recipes that are highly rated. I didn't win, but I didn't lose either. Ha ha.
We recently got an XBox One S console. So I decided to get a couple of games. I got Child of Light because I love the animated theme and the fantasy aspect of it. I thought Lily would like it as well. It was too much of a challenge to play, so I abandoned it. I got Mortal Kombat X to make up for that and decided I wouldn't buy any more games. I'm more into the two-dimensional games. I don't find the 3-dimensional exploration games with storylines appealing at all. I like to get right down to business and do intense stuff in a game. I grew up on fighting games on just about every console you can imagine. I've been gaming since I was a toddler. I have not gamed in over a decade though, so I'm pretty rusty.
I decided to play Mortal Kombat with Lily and ended up getting served. I thought I was good. I got my butt kicked by my daughter, who just started learning to play! I'm still surprised, but I'll be honing my combination skills in the dojo before I feel confident enough to redeem myself. This is a clip of the last match we had. Those graphics though!! Wow.... just wow.