Health for days journey – June 20th (update)

Hey guys,

How is everyone?

It’s so hot here, I’ve taken a cold shower. And I hate cold showers. I must confess I have been sleeping with nothing on but my panties. And I can’t even tolerate a sheet covering me. We do have a fan but we’re trying to be frugal and not use it. We sleep with both of our windows open and it helps a little. I sweat so much just doing stuff around the house.

Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday. She will be 42. Yes, she’s a very young mom. She had me at 16 and my sister at 20. I love that she is still in her forties. I’m going to her house in the morning and then I have my therapy appointment at 3 p.m and then I’ll go back to have dinner with my family. Rui will meet us there. I must find a way to have time to buy her a nice present.

Reflecting on my day, I did lots of things, but nothing I had actually planned.

I tried to study but my brain can’t do it right now, with the new medication and all. I’m not sure how things will be regarding my exams. I will do the 3 mandatory ones for sure, maybe leave the other 4 for September? Or maybe just give up on my second minor. It’s sad but I’m just not productive as I need to be right now. I’m still deciding on what to do. My brain is not cooperating at all. My memory is shit, I read one page and have to go back many times. I used to be a fast reader. Now, I’m slow and I just keep forgetting things. I can’t seem to focus either. It’s frustrating but I need to accept this season of my life and just do the best that I can.

My list for today was:

  • Finish folding all of the laundry and putting it away; – This actually happened;
  • Do some gardening, focus on watering and maybe planting some new seeds. I have a few empty pots and beds; – Just watered;
  • Make dinner; – Not today, as I’m worried and anxious. I’m having cereal, he’s having scrambled eggs;
  • Read at least 30 pages from the book I’m trying to finish; – I read quite a bit last night but haven’t touched today yet;
  • Take out the recycling; – Nope;

What I actually did was:

  • Try to study for 30 minutes and failing miserably;
  • Fold and put away a ton of laundry;
  • Dust my bedroom;
  • Catch up on a few blogs;
  • Organize my study materials that were all over the place;
  • Make my bed;
  • Organize the living room table;
  • Wash the blankets from the sofa;
  • Talk to my mom on the phone;
  • Reorganize my dressing table;

Not what I was planning but it was productive, so I’m fine with it.

What were you up to today?






48 thoughts on “Health for days journey – June 20th (update)

  1. It’s BAKING here in London to! We ditched the duvet and have just a sheet now! On our way home I seriously thought of stopping to buy a fan!! Not a fan of this, can’t sleep at all when its like this 😢 xx

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  2. Do convey my birthday wishes to your young mother, Cheila. She is indeed young for a daughter who is in her twenties! Well you go have yourselves a blast. Put on those Mary Janes and twirl around to some music 🙂 And of course gobble a chunk of birthday cake for me. It would be a wonderful break from your studies xx

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  3. Folding and putting away laundry is ALWAYS on my list, and it rarely gets done. Yikes! I am currently catching up on blogs and prepping for a new post to publish tomorrow. It is beautiful here in the States, I’m almost on the East Coast. It was warm but breezy.

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  4. Aww happy early birthday to your mom! ❤ I have a young mom, too – she had me when she was 19, just a few months shy of 20 – and being so close in age is a lot of fun. 🙂 I'm sorry it's so hot where you are; I can't stand the heat!! I do a much better job tolerating cold. Our humid summers here in Georgia are so awful. I can never get the AC in our car running fast enough when we're out and about, lol. I didn't do much today – babysat my two youngest siblings, then went to the library with my mom and sister – it was a girls outing! We never have those anymore. I'll be doing my best to read a lot this week, as I have six different books checked out right now lol.

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  5. Aww happy birthday to your mum! I hope your low key celebration will be fun with lots of laughs and love 🙂
    As for the weather i wish I could send you some of our breezes, as they just about knock me down at times, but they’re very refreshing

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    • Thank you, dear. I think your breeze has actually got here. It’s suddenly windy and a bit cooler. Thank God, my ankles and fingers get so swollen when it’s hot. So painful

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      • Oh good! I also hope that means the wind will relax a little here then. I hate swelling due to heat, I barely experience it, but the few times I have it sucks. I hope that breeze stays a while longer for you, so you don’t feel as achy and sore ❤

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        • I do experience it badly every single Summer. I get so swollen I can’t even wear shoes. It’s so hurtful. I was out in the city today for about 4 hours and I had to take my rings off, it was getting so bad. A rude doctor has told me it’s because of how heavy I am. Well, I had it badly when I was 30 kg lighter. It’s just something I’ve had always suffered from. I guess it’s a mixture of bad circulation and liquid retention. And I cannot take any draining supplements because they would drain my medication along with fluids. So I do what I can: ice, putting my feet up, loose clothes, loose sandals, cold water, etc..

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  6. Happy birthday to your mama (: it’s getting pretty hot here too, but I’ve been working all day- so I don’t have time to even be outside! I hope it cools off for you soon and that you have a great rest of your week xoxo

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  7. Happy Birthday to your Mum, Cheila…do pick up a gift for her… rained all morning and finally stopped late afternoon…I didn’t have any early appointment so I was lucky I could stay indoors without worrying

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  8. It’s been hot here in Atlanta, GA too. Happy birthday to your sweet mama, I hope you have a good time seeing her tomorrow! I love doing laundry but boy do I HATE putting it away. I don’t know what it is, but I loathe it. It just sits in the basket until everything in there is dirty again. 😫 I didn’t do much today. Worked on my giveaway post, grabbed a couple of last minute things for said giveaway (thank you for entering!!) and went back to work. I was pretty sick yesterday so I took a day off. It felt nice to get out, but I probably could have used another day of rest! Hopefully tomorrow will be better! Xoxo


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