June schedule, posting schedule and an update.

Hey guys,

Tonight I come to you with a general organization post. You know I’ll be super busy this month and these posts help me get everything in writing and to see where I’m at. Their purpose is also to let you know what you can count on in terms of blogging schedules, which I’m trying to pay closer attention to.

Just to remind you what is going on, I have 8 exams to take and then I finish my university degree. I only need to take and pass 3 to finish, actually, but I’m doing extra so I can: 1) have a second minor in History; 2) finish my A1 level of German; 3) Finish my A2 level in Italian. I would be extremely happy if I could get all of this done, but I’ll be satisfied (not actually, you know me) if I just do the 3 I need to finish school. So I’ll be taking the following exams:

Business English – I have been teaching Business English for years but had never taken a course on it. I think this might be very easy to pass because of my experience and I’m only studying for this for 90 minutes each week.

Italian – It’s A2 level so it’s fairly easy. Besides, the course materials are less than 50 pages, consisting on mostly exercises. This should be fine.

American Cinema –  I have a few movies to watch and a bunch of reading to do. This one is a priority so I’ll be studying for it for 3 hours each week, maybe more if I need to, while watching the films as well.

Portuguese Medieval History – I took this course last semester and the classes were at 8 a.m. I studied a lot for it and read so much but I missed both exams, as I was heavily medicated and was unable to wake up for them. I know a lot of the materials and topics but I’ll review everything.

Portuguese Contemporary History –  I also took this course last semester and failed. I needed to do a written project where I had to compare the work of two authors on a certain topic. I worked so hard and I though the project was really good. I guess the professor did not agree with my work, my analysis and my opinion. It happens a lot in humanities courses. I also took a test which had 2 questions. I knew every single thing about the first and knew a lot about the second but could figure out 3 dates that were presented. I was on medication that was affecting my memory and concentration, especially when it came to numbers. The dates were also very similar, something like 1823, 1826 and 1832 and I could not relate each date to each event at all. It’s kind of funny actually. Anyway, I hope all of the work and many hours I’ve spent on this topics will help now.

Ancient Classic History – It’s a new course and I need to read a bunch but the professor has shared so many materials on Google drive, I just need to print everything and get reading and analysing.

History of the Ancient Classic Civilizations – It’s pretty much the same as the previous one, expect it is more focused on, well, civilizations and literature. I have to read or re-read a few things such as The Odyssey, The Iliad, etc.

I guess I’ll be fine? I like to study and am usually pretty good at it. I mean, I’ve been teaching other people how to study for over four years, that should count for something.

Anyways, this will keep me pretty busy and it is my top priority. But I still have to focus on the second which is taking good care of myself (especially for exam season) and on keeping the house manageable, the laundry from piling up, the three of us fed and comfortable and my garden, as well as my blog, which I refuse to leave for over a month.

This is what I expect to be doing when it comes to my blog:

Guest Post Sunday – no issues here, I have people scheduled up until the 25th of June. I don’t even have to do much, just arrange the posts and post them.

Thursday Meal Plan and Recipe Share – again, no issues. I do need to meal plan anyway, and it’s a quick and easy post to write. I might plan for the whole month, divide by week and schedule them all next weekend so I don’t have to worry. Can I meal plan for a whole month? Sure. Oh, and my love has kindly offered to cook both on Saturday and Sunday, from now on because he misses it. It’s a huge help as I don’t have to plan for those days or cook at all. Thank you, my love.

Perfect Party Series – This posts do take a while to get done. And it’s 5 people each week, which takes quite some time and work. I’m in the process of doing them on the weekends and schedule for each day at noon. That’s the time they will be published.

Health for days journey – I’ll still be writing this every morning, during my morning blogging time. There will be no nightly update, however. I’ll update you on my day on the next morning. I’ll give you my daily to-do list and update you on my previous one on the same post. I won’t be answering comments or reading posts after my 2 hours of morning blogging time. No blogging during the day at all. I might use some night time to read blogs and answer comments or only do it the next morning. I’m sorry about this but I might be super late on reading your posts and answering comments but I will, FOR SURE, get to them eventually, I promise you that.

Saturdays – These will be the days for special posts:

June, 9 – Vlog about my blogging experience and what I think it might work for me, along with some tips. People have been asking about this and I think it’s easier to explain on video, although it will be kind of uncomfortable for me. I shall be fine, though.

June, 16 – Vlog answering the questions that were asked on my recent survey. I’ll leave you the link so you can answer some more questions if you want to. You can also leave a few on the comments, if you have any.

June, 23 – “My morning and night routine”

June, 30 – “What’s in my bag”

Awards – I have so many awards to do. SO MANY. I might do them whenever I have time and randomly post them each Saturday and Sunday.

I guess this is it, my friends.

Oh, and I might take a break at any time, if I find I need one. I have no intention of doing so but if I feel to overwhelmed, I’ll be away for a while.

Here’s the link to my Survey! Any questions will be answered in a vlog.

Don’t forget we’re accepting submissions for Bumblebee Magazine. I would love if you would send me some of your work to be published. We do accept anonymous work.

Thank you so much for reading.

Biggest hug ever.



Health for days journey – May, 2nd (update; My new studying schedule and a recipe!!)

Hey there,

Are you having a nice morning/afternoon/evening?

I had a good day.

  • I reached 900 followers!!
  • I spend the whole afternoon talking to an old friend, one of my best friends through Facebook messenger, just catching up. I am really happy about it. We hadn’t talked since 2014!! But I never forget about people, so I’m happy we talked;
  • I also “spoke” to my best friend Ricardo through Facebook messenger for a couple of hours. We keep in touch but not as much as I would like, so it was nice, as always.
  • I changed my personal Facebook profile picture and got a few compliments, always good for the ego.
  • People are happy that I decided to share my blog on my personal Facebook and a few friends have congratulated me.
  • It’s 11.05 p.m and I have already got 500 views. It has been a good day for views. 243 people have visited my blog today, so far.

Let’s see what I managed to accomplish from my to-do list:

  • Stay out of trouble (There’s a bottle of coke in the fridge) and stay true to my health journey! – I drank a small glass of coke; There’s no hope for me.
  • Drink at least 1,5 l of water; – I didn’t pay attention, need to be better tomorrow. But I might have been close. I am drinking berry tea with lemon right now;
  • Drink less coffee and milk (I need to work on this in general); – Nope. Two cups of coffee with milk today!! I mean, it’s more milk and coffee (instant coffee powder), so more milk. It’s skimmed and lactose-free, but still;
  • Wash the dishes and make the kitchen spotless; – I did wash a bunch of dishes, but didn’t clean the kitchen. I have a new bunch of dishes from dinner, I’m a messy cook, everyone says so;
  • Do a ton of laundry!! (This task never ends); – It wasn’t that much after all, I must have been dreaming about laundry. I have a bunch to fold and that IS a nightmare!
  • Come up with a final draft for my daily schedule; – Done, will show it to you now;
  • Change our bed; – Will do this in 5 minutes before bed;
  • Open the windows; – Done. Several windows and the door have been open all day;
  • Stalk the mailman until he brings me a book I’m waiting for and a postcard from my dearest friend Dippy-Dotty Girl– Didn’t have to stalk the guy, the postcard came!!!
  • Stop Rosa from eating the mailman; – He’s alive, but she barked like she was going to eat him, helmet, bike and all;
  • Keep up with my blog reading!! – Will do so now, until I go to bed;
  • Make a list of all the Awards I need to write and post; – Absolutely forgot. Tomorrow it is;
  • Call mother and sister; – They both called me. My sister actually called me twice. And my mother has just teased me on Facebook messenger saying I must have nothing to do because I was online all day; 
  • 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 made something delicious, but I have no appetite so only Rui had dinner; It was vegetarian either, as you will see;


My new schedule:

Can you read my shitty handwriting? For a teacher I’m pretty bad!

So, the intention is to organize my days, so I can have enough time for everything, especially study for my final exams in July. I only need to do 3 exams to finish my degree, but I’m doing extra courses so I can have an extra minor in History. I’m also doing German, to complete the A1 level. I will do 8 exams, in July. I have 2 months to get prepared which is more than enough, since most of these course I have done and failed (which means I know some of the materials but didn’t do well enough to pass) and the materials are easy.

I like to multitask, especially at mealtimes. I usually have breakfast or lunch or my afternoon snack while blogging or reading. Sometimes I watch shows or videos or listen to music while blogging or reading blogs.

I forgot to schedule the time for my afternoon snack, but it should be around 4 p.m. I won’t be having a morning snack, because I’m having a late breakfast between 9 a.m and 10 a.m and an early lunch, at noon.

I’m also trying to give my blog a little structure. Just a little, because I love it the way it is, all over the place, posting when I feel like doing it. I will keep posting every single day, my health for  days journey. I decided that on Wednesdays, I will post all of my recipes for that week and meal plan for the following week, as well as a grocery balance. I thought it would be nice do a weekly recap/favorites on Saturday and to have a guest post on Sunday. Would you like to do a guest post for me? Email me 🙂

I have no exercise schedule for Saturday because I hope I can go swimming and I don’t have one for Sunday because it will be my rest day. We’ll have date night on Saturday, going out or staying home and doing pizza night or movie night. My cheat day will be Saturday or Sunday, I can only pick one. I have scheduled some time on Wednesday to watch some movie, there are a few movies that I want to watch that Rui is not interested in watching, such as old classics. I might blog about that movie, as I rarely do reviews.

My health for day journey posts will include the same as always:

  • What I eat
  • Water I drink
  • To-do list for the day
  • General news about my daily life
  • Things I’m grateful for

Now, it’s time to share the recipe that I made for tonight’s dinner:

Ground beef and vegetables pasta


  • 500 g of ground beef
  • 200 g of frozen peas
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 500 g of whole wheat pasta
  • Garlic powder, parsley powder, olive oil, salt and mixed peppers according to your taste
  • Tomato pulp


  • Cook the pasta in boiling water with salt and a drizzle of olive oil (so it doesn’t stick together). It takes about 10 minutes to be done. Once cooked, pour the water and set aside.
  • Chop the onion and the red bell pepper and add them to a pan (I use a wok), adding the frozen peas. Drizzle of olive oil and let it “fry” while stirring;
  • Add the ground beef, stirring until it gets lighter instead of red. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley powder;
  • When the ground beef is almost cooked, add the tomato pulp and leave for 10 minutes in medium heat, stirring occasionally;
  • Serve the ground beef and veggies with the pasta. I added a red cabbage, raw onion and cucumber salad on the side;


Hope you like it, guys!

See you tomorrow!!