My 605th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

I've got some motivating to do, let me tell ya!

Probably you're thinking "Whew at last! Ariel is going to start blogging in me more!" And for sure, Journal, I really want to and think I can do some improving there and I guess I ought to promise you I will, but ... 2024 is a LAZY LAZY year so far. 😳 I mean, you know I'm pretty lazy, but so far this year has just been the laziest.

And the thing is, it's not just me, it's everybody!

Our whole houseful of yams have been total slackity-slackers this year, BEYOND anybody's expectations of slackity-slackerness.

So I feel like I ought to do something about it.

I know what you're thinking -- "Ariel! Seriously??? Are YOU actually going to get on everybody else's case about being lazy? Do you think they'll listen to you? You're the worst lazybones around here!"

But maybe that makes me the perfect one to do something about our funk-o-laziness streak.

I just need to figure out what.

Help me stay on track with this, would you?

Thanks, Journal. You're the best!

My 604th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

Jeepity peepers, now it's over a month since I wrote my last entry!

This is bad.

I don't know if it's bad enough for me to make a New Year's resolution ... that sounds like a lot of work.

Maybe just a New Year's solution.

Or some New Year's lotion. That might smooth things over! And it's moisturizing so that makes it a good reaction to a dry spell, right?

Okay, now I got it: a New Year's notion!

My New Year's notion is that I'll try to journal a pretty good amount in 2024.

How's that?

My 603rd Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

Wow, like, I let myself wimp out on my list and start being lazy on my journaling and all of a sudden it's over two weeks since my last post.

Sweet!

My 602nd Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

Well! I guess I'm finding out whether journal-entrying every day is something I'd just keep doing as a habit!

My 601st Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

I am a giant wimp of a wimpy-wimpdoodle wimpster, and you know what?

I'm okay with it and I don't care who knows it.

Hooray!

I have now officially wimped out of my 350 entry goal for my list of things I love about my boyfriend, and even though a little part of me is telling the rest of me, "You're terrible! You should feel so guilty about this," I am not listening one bit.

I feel great!

He never asked me to do this list, you know. I just thought of it and thought it would be cool and told him about it and he thought it would be cool, even though he also said, "But listen, I'll totally fine with it if you wimp out after ten or twenty or fifty or however many entries." Then when I told him I for sure was not going to wimp out, he said, "Anyway, you don't even need to write a single entry for me to know what an amazing list it would be, or will be ... because the sound in your voice and the look on your face just when you were telling me about it already feels like a million things that you love about me."

Which, now that I think about it, is the 301st thing I love about him.

But that's the last one!

For sure!

I've definitely wimped all the way out!

My 600th Journal Entry

Daaanng, Journal! 

600 big ones, baybeee!

Honestly, I pretty much never would have thought this journal would get up to so many entries, and now that it did, I'm just like, WOW.

It's a super-big accomplishment, right?

And you know what else is a super-big accomplishment?

The 300th thing I love about my boyfriend is, he's so important to me that now that I'm at 600 entries, way over half of them are about how great he is. Waayyy over!

(Don't go back and count and make percentages out of it or anything, Journal. I just plain know I'm right about this, but it would be too much work for either of us to count them all up, and it will only prove I'm right anyway, which I'm already sure of. So that idea is a total waste of time.)

I wish everyone had someone who was as important to them as my boyfriend is to me. I couldn't be who I am without him, and that's absolutely no lie.

The world would be so much better if everyone had someone like him.

Anyhow, today was a big day considering I reached 600 journal entries and 300 things I love about my boyfriend, and tomorrow is going to be another big day, because tomorrow is the day I decide for sure whether I'm wimping out on my original goal of writing 350 things and just writing 300 instead.

Wish me luck!

My 599th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

The 299th thing I love about my boyfriend is, "OMG again because I just read this entry over again and starting another project of hundreds of things I love sounds SO AWFUL right now!!! Only I do really love the idea of writing 366 things I love about my yams because there's 6 of them and so I'd only have to write 60-something things about each one and maybe even less than that because some entries could be about loving having so many yams, not about any one yam by themself. If I'm going to do that I probably almost definitely need to wimp out on this list like I thought about in Entry 596, just so I have a month-ish to rest up before starting another huge-ongous list."

(If anybody is reading this entry just on its own, trust me, it makes more sense if you read the last couple entries before this one first. Which I guess it's too late for you to do since you already read this one, but at least if you go and read them now you can be like, "Ohhhh. Now I get it.")

My 598th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

The 298th thing I love about my boyfriend is that he gave me permission to just copy my comment that I made a few minutes ago into this post to make it an entry instead of just a comment, so here it is:

"OMG again because I just read this entry over again and starting another project of hundreds of things I love sounds SO AWFUL right now!!! Only I do really love the idea of writing 366 things I love about my yams because there's 6 of them and so I'd only have to write 60-something things about each one and maybe even less than that because some entries could be about loving having so many yams, not about any one yam by themself. If I'm going to do that I probably almost definitely need to wimp out on this list like I thought about in Entry 596, just so I have a month-ish to rest up before starting another huge-ongous list."

Which, I just realized I meant I would copy it and change it so it was more actually a thing I love about him and not just me saying some stuff about another entry in this list and really not even mentioning him, which would make a really weird thing to do as an entry in this list.

But he gave me permission to do it!

And now I wrote an entry about how I love him giving me permission to do it, which means if I really want to be extra wimpy and lazy, I can still do another entry where I just copy and paste it without any extra adding stuff.

Journal, I am just burning it up with so many entries today!

My 597th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

The 297th thing I love about my boyfriend is, if I say something like, "I just left a comment on my first entry in this list and now I think I should have made that comment into a list entry here so it would count toward my number of things I love about you," he'll say, "I think that's a great idea, honey! You know I love how your brain works, right? Totally do that."

And then if I say, "What if I just have this entry count as doing that and not actually copy the comment here but say I did, so I don't have to do all the work of going back to that entry to find the comment?" he'll say, "Did you look at your tabs to make sure you didn't leave that entry open? You may not even have to search and find it again," and I'll say, "Oh my gosh, I did leave that tab open! So should I just copy it over here right now?" And he'll say, "Into this entry? Why not copy it into its own entry and get even farther in your list?" And I'll say, "Oh boy! That's a great idea," even though it also sounds kinda cheaty to me.

And then later he'll read this and he'll say, "You got most of what I would say right when you were righting this, but I just have to point out that I would have said 'further' instead of 'farther' because further is about extent and farther is specifically about distance," and I'll say, "I know, I almost backspaced and made it 'further' except then I thought saying 'farther' was a lot more like me and you'd like that I said it."

And then he'll say, "I love you so much, Ariel."

My 596th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

The 296th thing I love about my boyfriend is something I said before, which is that he loves fun numbers. Right now I love that about him because I feel like 300 is a more fun number than 350. Honest! It's not just an excuse because I'm maybe going to wimp out about doing 350 entries in this list and only do 300 instead!

I know when he reads this, he's going to be like, "Yes, absolutely. 300 is a much cooler number than 350." And he's also going to be like, "And remember, the whole reason it was 350 instead of 365 was so you could write an entry every day and finish right at the end of the year even though you didn't start the list until the middle of January. Since you haven't actually written an entry every day, just basically averaged an entry every day, you've already fudged some on your goal, so what's the big deal about fudging a little more?"

And then I'm going to say super-seriously, "OR I could fudge it the other direction and actually write 365 list entries instead of just 350!" and he'll just nod and smile because he knows I'm way too lazy to do that.

My 595th Journal Entry

Hi, Journal!

The 295th thing I love about my boyfriend is that if I'm thinking about wimping out about something (like maybe, "I think I might need to make this list go to 300 things and not 350 things"), he doesn't say I should stick with it and make sure I accomplish whatever it is so I feel good about myself.

Instead he'll say, "So which one is going to make you feel better overall and in the long term -- wimping out or sticking with it?"

Sometimes that's a hard question to answer!

But I love that he always supports the fact that I'm the one who should answer it, not anybody else.