Expecting to see gorgeous photos of Lisbon? Sorry to disappoint (you’re probably used to it by now)

Here’s what happened:

I ended up not leaving the house at all.

Last night, I realized I was missing two pills, two of my sleeping pills. So I obviously didn’t sleep at all, spend the night tossing and turning and bugging poor Rui. I woke up and I was a mess. While complaining and finding excuses not to get up, I actually realized I hadn’t done the blood tests my doctor had asked for. Oops. I felt stupid because it had been a month and a half. I called a lab and asked when I could come for my blood tests and they said any day, between 8 and 11.30. I then call my doctor’s office and changed my appointment from today to Monday the 12th, when the exams will be ready. I was so wrecked and couldn’t sleep at all so I decided to take one of my powerful pills. I told my mother what was happening and she said everything was okay, we could celebrate any other day, as she hadn’t slept very well herself and was feeling kind of groggy. In the end, everything worked out. And you’ll get your photos of Lisbon, next Monday. Am I forgiven? I hope so.

Now, I feel like I have aΒ hangover (I’ve never experienced one but I imagine this is what it feels like). Also, yesterday was super windy and I spent two hours gardening and taking the wind. I think my sinus didn’t like it very much, as I am feeling a lot of pressure and pain in my ears and getting a bit deaf. Oh, the joys of living in the country.

Anyways, this is June, although it doesn’t feel like it at all, because it’s cloudy and cold and windy. This month I really need to focus on studying and being on a tight so I’ll tell you what I intend to do tomorrow:

Schedule, June 2nd:

8.00 a.m – Wake up. Get up. Wash my face, brush my teeth, get my hair in a pony, make breakfast for Rui and I. Eggs and toast and coffee with milk. Maybe some fruit. Take pills, take multivitamins.

8.20 a.m – Have breakfast. Start a load of laundry.

8.45 a.m – Catch a ride with Rui to the end of our village and then do the 2 km back home walk. Starting the day with some exercise.

9.30 a.m – I’ll probably be home by now. Hang laundry to dry. Start another load. Open windows, make bed, water house plants, put away dry dishes.

10 a.m to 12 p.m – Work on blogging, writing, magazine related work, emails, students, mail, social media. Have a snack at about 10.30 a.m.

12.p.m – Perfect Party series #5 is published.

12 p.m to 1 p.m – gardening.

1 p.m – Lunch and dishes.

1.30 p.m – German revisions (3 hours), break at 3 p.m for small snack and water, probably dark chocolate and some green tea.

4.30 p.m – History of the ancient civilization cultures revision (1.30 hours).

6 p.m – Small snack, probably nuts. Break. Check blog and email and phone. Make calls.

7 p.m – Fix dinner, eat dinner and deal with dishes and kitchen cleaning.

8 p.m – Break, watch something with Rui.

10 p.m – Update post is up.

10 p.m – 11 p.m – Yoga, yoga for back pain, shower, medication, night beauty routine.

11 p.m – midnight – reading.

Midnight – Go to bed.


And that will be it. Let’s see if I can stick to my routine. My update post will include what I studied, my methods and a review of my day.

Thank you for reading. xx







9 thoughts on “Expecting to see gorgeous photos of Lisbon? Sorry to disappoint (you’re probably used to it by now)

  1. Oh dear, Cheila, but it does not matter that you did not end up in Lisbon. You shall clearly next week, at least you did get the blood test appointment sorted out. Prioritising health is a must. And look at the positive here, Lisbon will wait for you. Unless she decides to go on holiday. Pathetic jokes aside, you take it easy, eat well and enjoy the walk. Here’s to a full night’s sleep tonight xx

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  2. Of course it’s ok xx must always look after you xx 😘 I do hope when I visit Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή next year we can catch up xxx looking forward to your photos of Lisbon whenever you get to do it


  3. I love the image of spending hours in a garden on a windy day. I don’t know why, but that sentence just made me feel really good and gave me renewed energy in striving to grow my own garden.


  4. I’ve had a few hangovers before honestly and the very first one was horrible!!! I seriously thought I was about to die. I don’t drink anymore. Well, maybe wine lol.


  5. Take care, dear. It’s so awesome that you’ve got the entire day planned out! There’s no pressure. We’ll be around to see the photos of Lisbon. Take your time. Whenever you’re ready! 😊


  6. I too have never had a hangover, but I hear they are terrible, so I imagine you are feeling like shit, and that sucks 😦
    Hopefully you get a decent rest tonight.


  7. Hope you feel better soon!! Having a hangover is a horrible feeling; even more so when you haven’t even done the drinking!! 😊 I hope you have a relaxing and productive day πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Plus those Lisbon photos would probably make me regret not visiting when I was on my year abroad! Haha. xxx


  8. It’s ok! I hope you get better and try to rest as much as you can, everyone has days like these!


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