I have Great News!!

Everyone,

I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I had an appointment with my psychiatrist yesterday and she said I looked like a different person. She said I’m so much better and that she was very happy to see me. She reduced my medication and so I’m no longer on Bupropion and Mexazolam, which I have been taking for the longest time.

I’m just so happy about this.

It’s the first time I’ve seen a real improvement and reduction on my medication, after years of increasing it, changing it, trial and error. I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression since I was 18. I was diagnosed and first medicated at 22. I’ve been through 2 psychiatrists, 5 therapists and I know 75% of antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anti anxiety pills on the market.

I wish I didn’t have so much information. But since I do, I need to make sure I share it with others. And I promise you I’ll do that. For those of you who are still struggling, I’ll share my detailed experience and do my best to help.

Today, I just want to tell you it’s possible to get better. I’m not cured and I don’t know when/if I’ll ever be, but I’m finally so much better.

Trust me, I have seen the darkest side of life. I’ve felt it. I’ve lived with a huge cloud over my head for years. I’ve been through life carrying a backpack full of rocks for way too long. I’ve hated myself, everyone else, life itself. Everything has seemed pointless. Everyone has looked like an enemy. Death has been a wish.

I know it’s difficult and sometimes unfair/hard to compare, but I can tell you I had one of the most serious and difficult cases of clinical depression. I know quite a few people who have suffered from depression and they all got better so much easily, faster, sooner. That was frustrating and I would get angry because I seemed to have it worse than everyone else. I actually did. Years of extreme stress, heartbreak, responsibilities, growing up too fast, taking care of others, being strong for them, a bad childhood, among other things had collapsed on me, so I was dealing with 20 something years worth of trauma, damage, exhaustion. I wasn’t having an episode of depression. I was having THE episode of depression I had been holding inside me forever. It hit me hard, with no mercy.

God knows how much I’ve been through because of my mental health.

God knows how much Rui has been through because of it.

That guy is a saint.

I don’t say this because I love him, I say this because I know him. He is a rock. He’ll take care of you, provide you with whatever you need, comfort you, be there for you emotionally, know how to handle an anxiety attack, do extensive research on all of your medications, make sure you take care of yourself, cook for you, clean for you, understand when you simply cannot get out of bed, cuddle you, give you hope, say you’re beautiful when you’ve put on 60 pounds, make you laugh when you really want to cry, protect you, tell you you’ll find the best possible doctor and care, no matter how much you’ll have to spend or how you’re going to find the money for, do his best to make you smile, be your shoulder to cry on, defend you, tell people who think “depression is in your head” they’re fucking idiots and ignorants who should go and get some information, be your mother’s best friend, your sister’s big brother, be there for your appointments, get you the things you like because they’ll make you a little happy, get really angry at you because you don’t eat properly, be your absolute best friend, caretaker, boyfriend, husband, lover, confidant, partner, fan, the one who makes up for whatever is missing.

I think everyone should have someone like Rui in their lives.

We’ve been through thick and thin and we’re still together. We’ve really been through some real “grown up” problems for the past 5 years we’ve been together. There was never cheating, jealousy, cellphone checking, lying, issues with exes. We’ve been dealing with real, hard, old married couple problems since we were about 22 and 22, up until now. I guess we’ve passed the test.

What I really want to say is, I’m not cured. I may never be. I don’t mind really, as long as I have the proper care. But today, finally, I can say that I am far BETTER. Better is a beautiful word. So I’m happy about better. Better is more than enough.

Thank you for everything, guys.

If you’re going through a similar journey, we’re together. Talk to me. Let me be there for you.

“I’ve been away for 15 days” Update – Health 27.11.2017

Hey there everyone,

Do you still remember me? I know, I haven’t posted in about half a month.

I’ve been both busy and lazy and those are my reasons.

Since we haven’t talked for so long, I decided an update might be interesting, if you’re like me and like to know what people are up to. Or just so you know I’m not dead.

So, I’ll divide this update into categories, which will be published on different days.

Health:

  • I’ve been mostly feeling well, when it comes to my mental health. A few things give me anxiety, especially the students, when they are being difficult, but that’s just normal, every day stress.
  • I got the results for my CT scans and had an appointment with an orthopedist and my back are fine! The doctor I consulted before said it was really bad and that I should schedule an appointment with a neurosurgeon. Crazy woman. I don’t have any significant back problems, just bad posture, sitting for long hours and having weak back muscles. I haven’t had any complains since I began going to my water aerobics classes almost every day.
  • I’ve been drinking a very healthy amount of water. I get to 2 l on most days and I can drink even more on others. I think this is actually causing 2 issues: 1) My liquid retention is bad. 2) I can’t seem to hold my pee. Oh yeah, I’m mentioning my urinary issues on the internet. Maybe some of you have been there? I suddenly feel a very strong urge to pee and feel like I’m almost peeing my pants, which does happen some times. I mean, I don’t pee my pants, I just let out a few drops. This is new to me and very strange. I’m 26. Isn’t that too young to be incontinent?
  • My period was 48 days late. No, I’m NOT pregnant. No, I don’t have ANY health issues. It was just on vacation, I guess?
  • I’ve been eating somewhat right and in small amounts. I write down everything I eat using an app and I don’t even get to 2000 calories most days and always get the “You’re not eating enough” notification. Yet, I’ve gained weight. I’m currently at 93.2 kg. Funny thing is I’ve been walking more than ever (aiming for at least 10.000 steps each day) and I’ve been doing water aerobics and swimming almost every day of the week. It is very strange and discouraging. Maybe it gets worse before it gets better?

I’ve been track every single thing health-wise. I use several apps. Do you have a food or exercise journal? Pedometer? Do you track your calories or sleep?

This app, Flo is just perfect for women. You can track your whole cycle, so you know when your period is coming or if you are ovulating (for those trying to get pregnant. There’s also a “pregnancy mode”), your cervical mucus, symptoms of PMS, you’re sexual activity (again, for those trying to get pregnant or if you just want to know what you’ve been up to), your weight, your sleep, your physical activity (through another app), your steps, your calorie intake (again, through another app), your weight and your water intake. There’s also a community, meaning users can actually comment on different articles and topics and share experiences and problems. It’s just a really good app and I recommend it for sure.

Now, tell me about your health:

Is everything okay?

Do you track your health data?

Do you have any good health tips?

Are you good at taking care of yourself?

Do share!!

Thank you so much for reading!

Desenho sem título (4)

 

 

Health for days journey – June 28th (Stop all the slacking edition)

Good morning everyone!!

I hope you’re all doing well. Has your week been good so far?

I’ve come to the realization that this health journey hasn’t been healthy at all. I’ve been doing this for months and I’m actually worse. Why? Because I’m not focused and that has to change. I need to take action or things will never get better.

That being said, my main priorities for today are:

  • Drink 2 l of water;
  • Eat well – protein, 5 portions of fruits and veggies, avoid sugar and cut carbs to about 1/3 of what you use to eat;
  • Take your meds on time;
  • Take your multivitamin;
  • Walk 1000 steps, at least. I’ve downloaded a pedometer and that is the first goal, just 1000. I plan on walking around my neighborhood until I reach my goal;
  • 10 minutes of guided meditation;
  • 30 minutes of reading;
  • 30 minutes of adult coloring;
  • 20 minutes of yoga;
  • 20 minutes of listening to music;

And my tasks – non priorities, are:

  • I really need to do some gardening. There are weeds to pull out, seeds to plant and plants that need to be trimmed (can I say that for plants?). I need to give them some fertilizer and water them. The garden also needs to be swiped a washed down with the hose and some bleach where Rosa usually poops;
  • I need to do a few loads of laundry; And put them away immediately, before they pile up;
  • I really need to find a way to trick Rosa into giving her parasite medicine and cleaning her ears and teeth. I bet I won’t, she’s sneaky.
  • Empty Betty and fill her up again;
  • Clean all floors;
  • Read and comment blogs;

What else can you expect today?

  • My Perfect Party Series on Gracie from A Light In The Darkness;
  • 2 posts on Instagram;
  • 2 posts on twitter;
  • 1 post on Facebook;
  • My “What’s Up Wednesday” post (didn’t happen last week);
  • A poll!! I have 4 pairs of shows I was thinking on giving away. I’m not so sure now. You guys will help me decide if I keep them or donate them;
  • An update tonight;

And that’s all.

  • What is up with your Wednesday?
  • What are your priorities for today?

Thank you so much for reading.

Have a wonderful day.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Chey

 

Thursday Meal Plan and Recipe Share #2 (3 days late, just like everything in my life)

Dearest family,

By now, you already know I’m a f****** disaster. (Sorry, person who doesn’t like bad words, better now? Thanks). I had meal planned for the whole week but the whole week didn’t go as I had planed at all. I’ve been sick twice (maybe I’m getting punished for swearing) and I’ve been out to dinner when I didn’t think I would. Let us check last week’s Meal Plan:

Friday, 26th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. – Check.

Lunch: Leftovers from Thursday. – Probably skipped?

Dinner: Watercress vegetable soup with potatoes, zucchini, carrots, turnips and onions. – Nope. Had CEREAL!

Saturday, 27th of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. – Probably.

Lunch: Leftover watercress vegetable soup. – Nope.

Dinner: Leftover watercress soup again, since I will be alone. – Nope.

Sunday, 28th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. – Oatmeal, I think.

Lunch: Eating out. – Skipped.

Dinner: Black beans, brown rice, mushrooms and a salad. – Out. Not good restaurant.

Monday, 29th of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. – And it tried to fucking kill me!!! (Sorry lady or whatever who you are)

Lunch: Leftovers. – NADA.

Dinner: Roasted chicken with potatoes and veggies. – Pizza. I was in need.

Tuesday, 30th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. – Nope. Cereal, I think.

Lunch: Leftovers. – No idea.

Dinner: Grilled fish, veggies and rice. – Nope, I cooked what I was supposed to have cooked on Sunday.

Wednesday, 31st of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. – NO WAY!

Lunch: Leftovers. – Maybe.

Dinner: Pasta and veggies with coconut milk. – Nope. Cooked the fish I was supposed to have cooked on Tuesday.

Thursday, 1st of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk. – Nope.

Lunch: Leftovers.  – Pff.

Dinner: Pork and mashed potatoes. Salad. – No. Leftovers.

Okay, enough fun now. Let’s be more serious this week and really hope things go as planned, preferably without trips to the E.R or food trying to kill you or whatever. As you know, this was supposed to be published on Thursday, so I’ll tell you what I’ve been eating so far. No recipe share either since I had no time or patience to photograph anything. I’m really sorry, I’ll be better this week.

 

Weekly Meal Plan

 

Friday, 2nd of June

Breakfast: I think I had some jello and just some coffee with milk. Was not feeling well, as I’ve told you.

Lunch: Was taking a nap.

Dinner: Rui took me out to dinner, had some amazing pizza.

Saturday, 3rd of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. (didn’t try to kill me, I think we’re good)

Lunch: I had some cherries. And later some coffee with milk and a small piece of dark chocolate as a snack. Later I had some olives.

Dinner: Mr.R said he misses cooking so he’s taking care of it now. Chicken, I have no idea how he’s preparing it. But he’s an amazing cook so we’re fine.

Sunday, 4th of June

Breakfast: Trying the oatmeal again.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pork + mashed potatoes + veggies + salad.

Monday, 5th of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple. (If there’s no problem so far)

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pasta + shrimp + veggies + coconut milk

Tuesday, 6th of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Boiled eggs + tuna + potatoes + broccoli

Wednesday, 7th of June

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Baked pasta + chicken + veggies + soy cream + cheese

Thursday, 8th of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Beans + raw chopped onions + lettuce + tomatoes + cucumber + corn + carrots

Snacks: (options)

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Dark chocolate (85% cacao)
  • Yogurt
  • Piece of fruit
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Tea and toast
  • Olives
  • Crackers
  • Jello
  • Popcorn

How was your week when it comes to food? Did you behave? What are you eating this week? Do share!

 

Thursday Meal Plan and Recipe Share (Weekly)

Initially, this post was supposed to be a Wednesday post, but I was only able to get it today so, from now on, I will share my weekly meal plan on Thursday, planning from Friday to Thursday. This week you’ll see my meal plan from Friday, 26 of May to Thursday, 1st of July. I’m not sharing recipes now, as this is the first post but, next week, you’ll get the recipes from this week’s meals.

Weekly Meal Plan

Friday, 26th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers from Thursday.

Dinner: Watercress vegetable soup with potatoes, zucchini, carrots, turnips and onions.

Saturday, 27th of May 

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple.

Lunch: Leftover watercress vegetable soup.

Dinner: Leftover watercress soup again, since I will be alone.

Sunday, 28th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Eating out.

Dinner: Black beans, brown rice, mushrooms and a salad.

Monday, 29th of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Roasted chicken with potatoes and veggies.

Tuesday, 30th of May

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Grilled fish, veggies and rice.

Wednesday, 31st of May

Breakfast: Oatmeal with a banana, assorted seeds, honey and cinnamon. Coffee with milk. Apple.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pasta and veggies with coconut milk.

Thursday, 1st of June

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with toast and fruit. Coffee with milk.

Lunch: Leftovers.

Dinner: Pork and mashed potatoes. Salad.

Snacks: (options)

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Dark chocolate (85% cacao)
  • Yogurt
  • Piece of fruit
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Tea and toast

 

Health for days journey – May, 3rd (I need a laundry maid edition)

Happy hump day!!

Half way through the week, almost half way through the year…

I don’t know where the fuck we are going but we’re going pretty fast!! (Pardon my French, but I am no lady. I’m like Demelza!!)

I’M NOT following my beautiful and very organized schedule yet, because I’m in the process of gathering materials and I also need to get this household back on track before I can do anything else. The redecoration really made a mess, I mean, we made a mess, mostly me, and I need to get things organized before I get into a studying, eating, cleaning routine.

I’ve realized I need to make a few changes!!

  1. I’m a really messy cook. I need to start washing things as I go and never leave dirty dishes in the sink for the next day, otherwise I spend hours washing up every few days!! I can also control the number of utensils I use;
  2. I should also use less kitchen towels. I keep changing them and then having to wash way too many.
  3. Same with my clothes. I wear pajamas, I don’t change and do chores while wearing pajamas, and then they obviously have to go to the wash, as I can’t sleep in dirty pajamas. Then I end up wearing a different pair every night, when I could wear the same pj’s for 3 or 4 nights in a row.

I’m sure there are many more, but these are the ones that come to mind right now.

I’ve lost weight, having no idea why because after Easter and Rui being on vacation I’ve been eating like crap.

Yesterday I had no appetite and the same goes for today. My lunch has been sitting near me for almost 30 minutes, and I have taken 1 bite only. I only feel like drinking water. But, since I take strong medication, I need to force myself to eat something!

My task list for today is the following:

  • Read blogs and comment and be up to date on the ones that I follow;
  • Make a list of all the Awards I need to post;
  • Unfollow people who never interact with me or haven’t posted in many months, or the ones I always read and comment but don’t do the same for me. I feel bad about this but I spend way too many time reading blogs and people don’t even seem to care that I follow them, so I will only follow the ones I like, the ones that interact with others and myself;
  • Fold and put away a HUGE load of laundry;
  • Dry and put away the ton of dishes that I washed yesterday and wash the dirty ones from dinner. Story of my life is laundry and dishes, rinse and repeat!
  • Clean the kitchen and the living room, at least;
  • Take pictures and show you my new dressing table;
  • Wash a few blankets and duvet and pillows;
  • Interact on social media (I always forget to do this. People like whatever I post and I forget to return the attention. This bothers me way too much!! It’s just hard to keep track of everything, you know?)

I guess that’s it for today!

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shinning and the weather is hot. Perfect for drying laundry outside. Yes, I’m an old woman at heart.

See you guys later?

xx

 

Health for days journey – May, 2nd (Trying to get back to it edition)

Good afternoon loves,

It’s 1.36 p.m here. I’m eating brunch. I woke up super late because I was watching Poldark and obsession over something until 4 a.m. and then I couldn’t sleep. Not something mine, I’m fine, every day I get better. It’s like I told you, someone in my family is suffering and I suffer with them. I can’t separate things. But other than that I am fine. I’m in a good mood, just having my coffee and oatmeal and fruit and trying to be good to myself and to stay calm and relaxed.

Rui has gone back to work, so it’s just me and Rosa again. Just us girls. I’m about to go and give her a bath to shut her up because she is crying and being annoying and I have no idea why. Maybe she needs a boyfriend? Do you know any sexy dogs?

I have no clean dishes. I’m being completely honest and real. 0 clean dishes. I haven’t done the washing up since about Thursday and we’ve had my sister over for the weekend and you know dishes, they just accumulate. Maybe I should have though of buying a dishwasher instead of redecorating the house. It’s a case of wants vs. needs. I need a washing machine, because I’m lazy and sick of washing dishes by hand. I want a nice, beautiful house. So… No washing machine. For now.

Does washing dishes count as exercising? If you’re doing it for 2 hours it must count, right? Right??? No, I don’t think so. I’m going back to my yoga tonight.

So my today’s to-dos are:

  • Stay out of trouble (There’s a bottle of coke in the fridge) and stay true to my health journey!
  • Drink at least 1,5 l of water;
  • Drink less coffee and milk (I need to work on this in general);
  • Wash the dishes and make the kitchen spotless;
  • Do a ton of laundry!! (This task never ends);
  • Come up with a final draft for my daily schedule;
  • Change our bed;
  • Open the windows;
  • Stalk the mailman until he brings me a book I’m waiting for and a postcard from my dearest friend Dippy-Dotty Girl.
  • Stop Rosa from eating the mailman;
  • Keep up with my blog reading!!
  • Make a list of all the Awards I need to write and post;
  • Call mother and sister;
  • Make something delicious for dinner. Mr. R might kill me but I’m thinking of a vegetarian dinner. I might make him some steak on the side if he complains too much;

I think that’s it for today. I’m taking things slow.

If I’m brave enough, especially now that everyone that has ever known me can follow this blog and read about my big butt, I might share my weight later and such things.

The mailman just came and I got the postcard from my friend which is totally appropriate for this post!! It will go as featured image!!

Something very important:

My dearest love, Rui, has an Instagram account dedicated to his vegetable garden and his farming life. Would you give it a look and follow if you like the content? There are very nice pictures of tomatoes and such!

https://www.instagram.com/masquericostomates/

See you guys later?

xx

Health for days journey – day 18 (update)

Good evening, my friends!!

How was your day?

I’m currently watching Poldark while blogging. I love to multitask!!

I’m really loving this show and definitely recommend it if you like period shows!

So my plans for today were:

  • Drink, at least, 8 glasses of water!! Can you all take the challenge??? Let’s drink water together. (I do realize I sound like a freakin Nestle commercial);  – I have only drank 6, so far. Please tell me you’re better than me. What a foolish girl, cannot even complete her own challenge. Well, I need to take my night pills so I might drink glass of water number seven. Not too bad!
  • Clean my kitchen!! – I spent about 2 hours (or more) washing dishes that were there to wash since Sunday. I should be ashamed for letting them sit for so long. I am not, though. You know I’m shameless. 
  • Do laundry, fold a bunch and put it away! – I was able to wash and dry a ton of laundry but I have yet to fold it and put it away. That’s okay, though. I mean to do some Spring cleaning, get rid of some things, separate what doesn’t fit and rearrange and reorganize the way we store our clothes. I might get to that tomorrow!
  • Call my library, tell them I need the extra 15 days!! – Totally forgot, but they are open tomorrow and my deadline is not over yet, no harm done!
  • Cook my chicken curry/curry chicken? Help me, I speak no English! – Continuing “my man isn’t here so weird shit happens saga, I was unable to cook my chicken breast because it got stuck in the freezer. That’s right. It’s frozen and glued to the freezer rack. I tried every possible way to pull it out, but did not succeed. 
  • Put some fruits and veggies into this body!! – Bad girl, no veggies!! I had two kiwis and a few tiny apples, though.
  • Do some exercise!! – My 2 + hours dishes adventure and the fact that I had to water our huge vegetable garden can count as exercise for today. No? Okay. 
  • Read all of the posts I have in my reader!! – Yes, I did. I always do. To be very, very honest it’s getting hard! I spend about 4/6 hours a day blogging, just answering to comments and reading other people’s blogs and liking, commenting, etc. I love it so much so it’s not boring or hard in that way. Just almost like an unpaid full-time job!

Things to improve: (new feature)

  • I was too lazy to use moisturizer after my shower. This cannot be. I have super dry skin and need to take care of it;
  • Now that I’m home every day, I have the chance to brush my teeth after lunch and I always forget. And I should floss, too;
  • Really focus on my water intake, my vegetable and fruit portions and exercise. I must not slack in this department!!
  • Take more pictures during the day, to include in my posts.
  • Stop biting my nails!

Things I’m grateful for:

I must apologize to dear Friederike, who blogs over at The World of Fritters because I forgot to mention that I decided to include “things I’m grateful for” in my updates because I was inspired by her post The “Thankful Journal”!! Please go over to her blog a look around. You’ll love it!! Thank you so much for the lovely idea, my friend!!

  • Good weather that allowed me to dry so much laundry (do I sound like a middle age housewife? I am one at heart. Proudly)
  • A new show to watch!!
  • New readers and friends!! (seriously, there’s someone new every single day. I’m so thankful for it)
  • My blogging friends who always read and comment and support me. I love you guys so much!!
  • Talking to my mom on the phone, we always have so much fun.
  • Finishing a small bottle of shampoo and conditioner that I used to take to the gym and a big bottle of shower gel. I love finishing products lol
  • Having the company of my Rosa. I love that she is my little sidekick!
  • Being home alone for the first time (this is a little isolated) and not being afraid at all.
  • Sleeping well and waking up to lovely notifications!

What I ate:

  • My oatmeal for brunch;
  • 2 pieces of toast (special seeds bread) with vegetable spread (non-fat), some milk (skimmed, lactose-free) with coffee and 2 kiwis.
  • Dinner: Not actually dinner, I just ate a few baked apples with a little stevia and cinnamon. More of a treat than a proper dinner. I was not that hungry and the apples were getting old so. I’m going to eat something more before bed;

Glasses of water: 6 so far (almost midnight)

Oh, I must tell you about this amazing app I have just downloaded. I found out about it because my dear friend Maggie has been using it, blogging about it, as you can read in this post Little Accomplishments (an amazing blogging series). She loves it and recommends it, so I decided I might try it. The name is Plant Nanny and you can download it to help you drink more water. You adopt a little plant and the more you drink, the more it grows. It’s great fun, really. Please check it out!!

That’s it for today, dearest friends!!

See you tomorrow.

xx

Cheila

 

Health for days journey – day 18 (I really need to clean the kitchen edition)

Hello word,

Hope your listening… okay these are the lyrics from a song by One Republic.

Anyway,

Good morning or good afternoon or good evening or good night and you’ll read this tomorrow!! You never know with the timezone, do you?

Here I am, one more day, trying to be healthy and active and happy.

I must tell you I’m obsessed with Poldark and that I’m going through a great sacrifice by doing my chores and blogging instead of watching it!! Just kidding, you guys and this blog are one of my priorities. Verity can wait. She has been for a while, poor thing. (I’m sure this doesn’t make sense if you haven’t watched the show).

I must also tell you I’m a disaster. While using my keys to open my mail box, I let them fall outside of the gate, the locked gate. Those were the only keys I had. I had to retrieve them using a metal clothes hanger and a hymen. I felt like inspector gadget or something, but I’m happy I could get them back. Otherwise I would have to create a station near the gate and wait for someone to pass and pick up my keys. Not humiliating at all!!! Oh, I couldn’t pull the hanger back so, right this second, I have a clothes hanger outside my gate. People must thing I’m less than sane! Why do these things happen when your man is away?

So, plans for today:

  • Drink, at least, 8 glasses of water!! Can you all take the challenge??? Let’s drink water together. (I do realize I sound like a freakin Nestle commercial);
  • Clean my kitchen!!
  • Do laundry, fold a bunch and put it away!
  • Call my library, tell them I need the extra 15 days!!
  • Cook my chicken curry/curry chicken? Help me, I speak no English!
  • Put some fruits and veggies into this body!!
  • Do some exercise!!
  • Read all of the posts I have in my reader!!

I guess that’s it. I’ll be happy if I accomplish this, and then go and watch some Poldark.

New rule:

Dear readers, please pay attention. There’s no point in following me so I will follow back. I will only fall back if you introduce yourself, actually show that you have interest in what I write and engage with me and this community. So if you want me to follow your blog, tell me your name, leave some links, just talk to me!! I will only bite if you’re a giant piece of chocolate, so you’re safe!!!

xx

Cheila