Health for days journey – May 16th (“So this is what morning looks like?” edition)


Hey guys!!

I’m up super early today. I mean, super early for my standards. I woke up at around 8.10 a.m, looked at my phone for a while for some notifications and then finally rolled out of bed. I’m hoping to get ahead on a few things, which includes reading your blogs. My first load is on the washer and I’ve had 2 and a half cups of water already. Small ones, though. I’ve had a banana and now I’m having some milk with coffee because I’m not yet ready to eat a full breakfast. Maybe I’ll have some eggs today. My mother-in-law sent us a bunch of eggs when we were there for Easter (not chocolate ones) and we really need to get through them before they spoil.

The weirdest thing happened at 5 a.m. I woke up and was extremely hungry. I had to get up and eat something, so I did. Which is the strangest thing since I have never in my life woken up from my sleep to eat (I know some people who do). Anyways, I had something (it’s something we only have in Portugal, some little cereal flakes that you have with milk. It’s like an oatmealish consistency) and got bed to bed, sleeping for three more hours, like a baby. The quality of my sleep has improved a lot. These past few days I’ve had no nightmares, have been feeling sleepy before I take my pills and have gone to bed earlier and woken up earlier naturally. I’m quite happy about that. A few months ago it would be impossible for me to be up at 9.30 a.m. I just couldn’t.

This is what I’m talking about. I only like the honey variety


I’ll go on to my to-do list now:

  • Translate my sisters CV into English. She needs it done for today;
  • Do a final load of laundry (everything else is washed!!) with my sheets and just a few things that are left to wash;
  • Once everything is dry, fold and put away, along with the two baskets that were already washed;
  • Make a grocery list, including things I will need while my in-laws are here;
  • Clean kitchen (shelves; over, under, behind the fridge; walls next to the stove, behind and under the stove; floor;)
  • Wash Rosa’s bed;
  • Bathe Rosa. Probably going to wait for mister to get home to help with this task;
  • Read blogs!
  • Finish my big to-do list to post as my challenge post (today’s prompt);
  • Make a list of all of the Award posts I need to write;
  • Dry and put away dishes that I washed yesterday
  • Answer comments;
  • Do some gardening. I have a few flower seeds I want to plant: French Marigold (or honeycomb, I think –Β Maggie, they are native to Guatemala!!); cornflower (or bachelor’s button); Sweet William; elegant zinnia; sunflower; common marigold;


Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m quite impatient so I will be not will be dying for them to sprout. By the way, does gardening counts as working out?

Do you have any plans for today?

Do you like flowers? What is your favorite?

Do you do any gardening?

I sooo need this garden!

Thank you for reading, my friends!!

Hugs and kisses for everyone (not in a weird way, we each other on the cheeks in Portugal, so not offering French kiss, you weirdos!!)




55 thoughts on “Health for days journey – May 16th (“So this is what morning looks like?” edition)

  1. Those flowers are lovely! I think if I ever started a garden, I’d go for flowers rather than vegetables or fruits. I don’t know why. Also I have never been this early to your morning posts! I should probably go to sleep though cause I have to get up at 6 tomorrow 😦


  2. Garden aspirations huh? Lovely. Nodding flowers make me happy too. I would like my own small patch one day. Firstly, it does feel great to wake up early. You get a head start on things really. Secondly, is it difficult to bathe Rosa? Does she like baths? Tuktuk used to hate them. He would run from room to room and have us on his tail. Then Adi would drag him down and he would lie there like a lump inside the bath when we used to give him a good scrub. In the process we would be drenched but how he loved getting a blow-dry! xx

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  3. lol french kiss….you really do make me laugh which is great. Yes gardening is exercise….Love any type of flower, the top picture of hydrangeas beautiful. Hey thats great your sleeping better xx….


  4. My poor garden needs so much work. I mowed the back yard yesterday so while Mom is mowing the front yard, I’ll probably start working on it. I love mornings. πŸ˜€

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  5. I know what u mean about getting up early. I got up war 520 to go to bathroom and knew I wanted to go back to bed but also I knew I needed to walk this morning. so I walked, lol. now my bed is calling my name but i have to get ready for work

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  6. Good morning, Cheila! It’s nearly 6:00 AM here and I am enjoying my early morning quiet time before the madness ensues around here. I usually take from 5:30-6:30 every day to drink coffee, read blogs, network on social media, and research my blog posts. Then it’s time to get the kids up. The writing portion of my blog posts happens after I get the kiddos to school. Unless I have a mountain of dishes or laundry to do. 😦

    I love that you were up early today because I have more time to read and respond to your blog this morning! I hope you get a lot done today. Good to hear you’re sleeping better as well. We can all use that!

    I told you yesterday that I am not good with plants, and that’s true, but it’s the indoor plants I don’t get along with. I used to garden all the time before the kids were born, but don’t have much time for it now. Thankfully I get a minute here or there to take care of the outdoor plants, but it’s nothing like it used to be. One day I will have a garden like the one pictured above. πŸ˜› I can dream.

    Have a good day! πŸ™‚

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    • You seem to have a good morning routine going on, I should definitely start waking up earlier every day. How many babes do you have? They could help with gardening πŸ™‚

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      • It’s less a good morning routine, and more of a sanity retainer. I have to have time to myself or I go crazy, this just works for me.

        I have 2 kids-8 and 7. Yes, they are getting big enough to help with that now. They help me pull weeds and bag them, but I’m not sure what else they can do.

        I have been meaning to make a chore chart for the kids and my husband. He has never had to take care of anything around here. That’s how I’ve wanted it. He goes to work, I handle the house, that’s how I grew up. But now that I’m blogging and trying to turn it into a freelance biz, I’m gonna need some help. He is so great. When I brought it up, he said sure no problem and is being very supportive. Yay! πŸ™‚

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        • That’s really nice! I know of many not so supportive husbands. We are lucky. I’m currently not working, just at home dealing with my depression and my husband is the one working and supporting us. I handle the house. But when we both worked, everything we would do together. The kids can start helping you a little, mom needs a break

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  7. It’s been a long time since i woke up from sleep to nibble something…Nice to know your are sleeping well again..My mum in law loves to garden..i should plan to get into that mood soonish…hopefull you’ll be patient to see your flowers sprout

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  8. Haha your dream garden is beautiful! That’s my dad’s job, to make gardens and general outdoors areas beautiful so our house is surrounded by endless trees and flowers! The tulips are out now πŸ™‚

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  9. Glad your sleep is doing well. Goodness, I can’t remember the last time I woke up past 6:30 (the baby has recently decided that 4:50 was the perfect time to start his days). I have a love/hate relationship with flowers. They’re pretty and smell nice, but they make me sneeze and I can’t be bothered to tend to them. My husband’s the one who does the gardening. Have fun planting, I bet you’re garden is going to look amazing!

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  10. I should start keeping a list of awards I need to do also. Sometimes I screenshot it for later or just hope I’ll remember- and then I don’t. Then I start searching through my comments all crazy like just to find who nominated me for what. Gardening is so relaxing, I used to do it with my aunt when I was younger. I love flowers but I wouldn’t say I have a favorite, they just have to be really pretty which most areβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’–

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  11. Giving the dog a bath is always the most difficult chore. I’m so excited to see your flowers, you’ll have to post a picture of them. I’ve been wanting to try and grow a garden for ages, but my pup just urinates all over my plants!


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