Journal – October 23

Journal - October 23

 

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Rusty

Liquid iron is so disgusting! I bought the version that is mixed with apple juice but I can still taste the rust very distinctly. I’m beginning to suspect that Adam prescribed me the liquid version instead of pills because it’s so gross I’m going to find more motivation to eat more iron-rich food so I can stop taking the supplement! In fact, “rust flavoured” is the bright side of it! I focus on that with effort so my mind won’t think “blood flavoured”. But whatever it is so disgusting!

Goodbye

Piers gave Betty away today. She was the car we used in the first 5 months of our relationship. She was the car that came to pick me up when I visited England the first time. She’s the only car I’ve driven in England. I’m going to miss you, Betty!

Gratitude

I’m grateful that my allergies are not life-threatening.

Beating Temptation

Temptation is a dirty fiend. We were watching the episode of The Apprentice where they had to make and sell gourmet doughnuts. I haven’t had one since, like, 2012 because they gave me severe heartburn. But OMG did I want one so badly tonight. I couldn’t even just grab a random sweet thing to eat to satisfy the sugar demon because I’m trying to only have sweets on special occasions. Life is so cruel!

 

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Journal – October 21-22

Journal - Oct 21-22

 

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Expert Slacker

I woke up this morning after only 4.5 hours of sleep. Not wanting to waste time trying to get back to sleep, I spent the next 3 hours working on my bujo. After that it was time to “start” my day with physio and yoga.

I was so exhausted by then. Did physio and was about to prepare my mat when I suddenly remembered my knee wound. I can’t do yoga with a knee wound! Yesssss! Said my naughty, childish mind.

It’s only a teeny tiny wound but it does smart a bit so there’s a legit excuse to give yoga a miss, right? Of course, there are lots of poses I can do without getting on knees but it’s just easier to stay safe! LOL.

Gratitude

I’m grateful for fresh clean bedding (even though it’s always a pain to change the sheets). It always feels so good, though!

Ladybird Family

I have seen 2 ladybirds periodically on a spot on our bathroom curtains for a few weeks now. I only see them at night when the curtains are closed and I’m standing at the right spot, and then I forget about them. Today there are FIVE of them there! 2 normal-size ones and 3 half-size ones! It’s a ladybird family OMG!! It’s also a mixed-race family! OMG!

 

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Journal – October 19-20

Journal - October 19-20

 

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Gratitude

I’m grateful for decent sleep two days in a row. I still felt fatigued both days but I can feel the sleeps were deeper.

Mystery Wound

The craziest injuries are the mystery ones. Noticed a small line of blood on my knee while drying off after a shower. It’s a cut or scratch, I don’t know. And how did it get there when I’ve been wearing long bottoms all month? I must have got it in the shower but how?

Camel

Logging water intake is a pain but it’ll make me try harder. Drank 550ml today. Such a disgrace!

Milky Woe

I had dairy milk for the first time in nearly four months. It wasn’t the sublime experience I anticipated but it was pretty nice. Adam said I could try low lactose dairy products for a bit, so I got some lactose-free milk. (And cream and cheese!) But after a breakfast of spelt bran flakes with raisins, I suffered major bloating. What is going on, then? Am I not intolerant to lactose but to casein? Is the lactose-free milk a sham? Is it the bran flakes? My damned gut is killing me softly.

 

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Journal – October 17-18

Journal - October 17-18

 

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Gratitude

I’m grateful for meditation naps, lol. They probably ruin my progress at mastering it but they feel so good!

Quote of the Day

We couldn’t decide what movie to watch tonight. Both seemed equally good and neither of us wanted to choose, so Piers said we should toss a coin. And that settled it nicely.

“The coin has spoken,” Piers said.

Rant

Buying furniture is so hard!

Fear

I planned to start designing next month’s pages in the middle of this month and it’s time I started. But I’m so terrified that I won’t be able to come up with something different that satisfies me. Every time I produce something, I feel like I’ve used up my limited creativity and I can never do as well anymore. I’ve proven myself wrong many times but the fear is always there.

Newt

Piers was so excited to find a lizard that he ran all the way upstairs to tell me. Then he caught it and realised it was a newt!

Journal – October 16

Journal - October 16

 

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Gratitude

I’m grateful that Piers takes out all the rubbish and recycling and never expects me to!

Accident-Prone

I’m quite sure that some people aren’t meant to do housework and I am one of them because I always get hurt. Last night, the tip of a garlic clove pricked my finger while I was making dinner. I mean it actually drew blood! Who gets bloodied by a stupid garlic clove?! And today while making the bed, I was pulling the sheets straight to tuck the edges in when my fingers slipped and the back of my hand forcefully hit an iron rod. Who gets bruised making the bed?! FML.

Addiction Part 1

I resolved to nip my addiction to The King’s Avatar in the bud today. I’d read it during my walk 3 days in a row now. So, today – a brave sigh, headphones on, Audible on.

But. What’s this? Audible is broken. I can’t get anything to play! And Piers said he’s having similar problems with Amazon Music. No choice but to read you know what! Nooooooo!!! (But secretly: Yessssss!!)

Addiction Part 2

My resolve is real. I managed to stop myself reading it in bed so a point for Team Win!

 

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