I don't. ;)
I only drive the correct way on the freeway.
That's hilarious. ;)
I strongly dislike math.
I was terrible at it no matter how hard I tried & I really tried.
Not sure if I'm going to the dentist.
I'm feeling under the weather.
I'm oddly disappointed by this I just wanted to get the appointment over with.
I'm home & I survived the first visit to see the new dentist!!
I did so well for the cleaning & the exam!!
I was so proud of myself!!
The dental hygienist said that I did so good.
My Sibling was there in the waiting room for moral support.
I think just knowing that calmed my nerves a lot.
And we prayed about the dentist visit at Church on Sunday.
So next week root canal.
And after that fix the cavities.
@jadedforever Woohoo! You faced your fears, congrats!
@jadedforever Sooo happy for you that it went well!
I need a root canal... :(
But I'm not surprised I knew that tooth would be my worst one & it was.
My root canal is scheduled for next week.
Wish me luck again.
And send good vibes my way for next week.
@jadedforever Oh no! But you'll get through, as you did today! Many hugs!
Tomorrow is the big day at the dentist ....
Also my first visit ever with this dentist which makes me even more nervous.
Tomorrow will be my first visit to the dentist in ages/years.
Yes, my fear has kept me from making an appointment & getting to the dentist.
And no one pushes me to get to the dentist.
I finally pushed myself to make the appointment.
This is one of my most difficult goals.
Please send hugs, prayers, support, good vibes my way.
My Sibling will be going with me so I don't have to be scared waiting by myself.
@jadedforever Good luck! Ask the dentist upfront to tell you what they are doing. That always helps me, while I'm not scared of the procedure, I'm very jumpy if I suddenly feel a tool on my gums you know. So, I asked my dentist to just tell what he was doing, so I knew what was going on. Helped a lot.
@rainbowssparks Thanks so much for your thoughts & support. Much appreciated!
@jadedforever Big hugs and good for you for finding the courage to push through your fear. That takes a lot of strength.
@hercat66 Thanks so much for your thoughts & support. Much appreciated! :)
@jadedforever Let the dentist know how you feel so he/she might take extra care. We'll be thinking of you!
@ExplorerSoul Thanks so much for your thoughts & support. Much appreciated! :)
Going to the dentist next week.
@jadedforever Yay! After reading your other comment, I was going to suggest trying to find a gentle dentist. I hope the one you are going to will be good and that it will be a more positive experience. If it's been a long time though, it might take a bit longer and hurt some but it's a really good thing you're doing.
@ExplorerSoul Do gentle dentists exist? Actually my last dentist was very kind but no longer around unfortunately... I miss him. Thank you for your support. I appreciate it more than you know.
So I made my first appointment! :)
I felt a little bit relieved after I made the appointment.
But I'm going to leave this goal up.
I will need to make my next appointment to get the work done I'm sure.
I made my appointment for next week finally.
Anxious, anxious & anxious.
Wish me luck.
@jadedforever Good luck, it'll be worth it!
The first thing that I thought of this morning was that I should make a dentist appointment.
I just couldn't force myself to do it yet...
I know it will be the only thing I think about after I make an appointment as well...
@jadedforever YOU CAN DO IT!
@jadedforever Did you make the appointment? : )
@ExplorerSoul No. But I thought about it a lot today. Which only gives me anxiety.
@jadedforever What is it about going to the dentist that gives you anxiety?
Everything about the dentist gives me anxiety.
We didn't have very kind dentists growing up & we didn't go much either.
So I pretty much have a fear about the whole thing.
1) Being under the weather but being able to sleep anyway!
2) A nap & a dream!
3) Soup & coffee!
1) The new gym with my Sibling!
I'm sore from the gym, I think that I overdid it...
3) Cheat day fries & Sprite!
1) Possible plans with my Sibling tomorrow!
2) Someone noticed that I got a haircut!
And my hair feels so much healthier & I prefer it shorter anyway!
3) My Sibling bought me new cookies!
1) My Mom bought us a cute heart Valentine Cake!
2) Library with my Sibling!
Dinner at Del Taco with my Sibling!
3) Catching new Pokemon!
1) The dentist!
I'm glad it's over for today.
Until next week.
2) Lunch with my Sibling!
A new thrift store & I didn't buy anything.
3) I bought myself a cute headband for surviving the dentist torture!
And I wore my new cute headband!
Woke up with an awful scratchy sore throat today...
And also after overdoing it at the gym yesterday.
@jadedforever Hope you feel better soon :)
The gym, maybe today?
Yes, I made it to the gym today!
Checked out a new gym with my Sibling!
30 minutes on the elliptical machine!
Got to try out the hydromassage, it was neat!
We tried a new bakery place!
We rarely try out new places now I see why.
Eh, I was disappointed with the new things that we tried.
Cinnamon roll, it had walnuts. We don't like nuts & we didn't know that when we ordered it.
Cheese bread. Was nothing like cheese bread that I've had before.
Tiramisu. It was frozen when they gave it to me. I don't want to eat frozen tiramisu it's not ice cream. & LOL
And when it finally defrosted I wasn't impressed with the flavor of it at all. And tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts.
@jadedforever I can relate with your disappointment. A new Crepery opened up downtown here and I was super excited as the coffee shop that had been selling the most delicious warm blueberry and ricotta crepes had stopped selling them, and I was looking for an alternative. Alas, this was not it. not by a long shot.
but as they sing in yo gabba gabba, new things in life can be great. so don't give up after one bad experience.
Yep, I'm finding my way through February.
I made my dentist appointment for next week finally!
My Sibling will be there to support me! (Thank goodness)
Not looking forward to it...
But looking forward to the first visit in a long time being over with.
I have a cavity for sure & not sure what else is going on.
I woke up early!
I ate my oatmeal!
I was able to be there for my Sibling!
I ate my Greek yogurt!
I ate half an orange & half an apple!
I ate a few baby carrots!
I went for a long walk with my SO & I got Poke balls & new Pokemon!
@jadedforever Pokémon, yay! Which ones did you catch?
Baltoy, Electrike another new recent one. Gligar & Gulpin I caught last month. I'm sure there's others but that's some of my newer ones!
Now if I could just stock up on Poke balls & Poke bags I'd be set.
@jadedforever Well done! I haven't caught a Baltoy yet. Hope it shows up here too. Yeah, I know the feeling of running out of pokéballs. No stops nearby?
@rainbowssparks Sometimes when we go walking we hit up all the poke stops we can! But I'm so low on poke balls it seems that I can't get stocked up on them.
I finally made it to the gym today!
30 minutes on the elliptical machine!
Checked out a different gym with my Sibling!
And we got to try out the hydromassage, that was kinda neat!
It's been over a month since we've been to the gym.
Gym Visit #22 -
Saturday night with my SO!
40 minutes on the elliptical machine tonight!
5 days in a row at the gym! :)
Gym Visit #21 -
Friday night all by myself!
40 minutes on the elliptical machine tonight!
4 days in a row at the gym!
Gym Visit #20 -
Thursday night with my SO!
33 minutes on the elliptical machine tonight!
Maybe finding the chair will be easier than finding the table.
Still no table.
One of the tables has only gotten worse...
I found one of the chairs!
It has been decluttered!
Oops I wrote this under the wrong goal. ;)
@jadedforever Yay! Good job!
Nope still no table.
@jadedforever it can wait. It's being protected for your return right now ;)
No progress on this goal.
The one thing I really need to work on yet I find it so overwhelming...
Our dining room table is/has been missing. ;)
It was cluttered, I uncluttered it & we ate dinner at it for a bit & that was quite nice.
But it is completely cluttered again.
So my goal is to find our table again & be able to eat dinner there together.
@jadedforever lol I used to have this battle. Not as bad now but still need to work on never having to face this again.
@jadedforever Some surfaces just seem to attract clutter more easily for some reason! Maybe look at what finds its way on the table, and create alternative spots for these things.
@jadedforever I love your take on this! Funny.
I went to lunch & had an extra taco that I didn't eat.
I thought maybe I could give it to someone that was hungry.
I stopped at a store on the way home.
Someone was out in front of the store.
I asked him if he was hungry & gave him my extra taco!
He said Thank You!
I paid it forward!
I got a shopping cart for me & a woman waiting to get her shopping cart!
I don't think she said thank you though.
She may have just smiled.
A kind stranger at the grocery store!
I was going to get a grocery cart at the store at the same time as a gentlemen.
The kind gentlemen got a cart & gave it to me before getting his own cart!
He made me laugh again!
He was teasing me because my hair was a mess the day after getting a haircut.
He asked me if I needed a barrette?
I really love it when he makes me laugh!
@jadedforever I'm so happy for you that things are better between the two of you :)
@morningsun Thank you so much! Me too! :)
He made me laugh out loud in bed!
I can't tell you what he said because it was private though. ;)
I'm feeling rather anxious.
I hope that it passes soon.
Maybe if I meditate it will help.
I don't know if I will be able to sit still though...
Meditation does not work for me every time apparently.
Last night was a late night & I didn't mean to stay up so late.
I tried to do a sleep meditation around 2am.
And I was still awake at 4am.
@jadedforever Aww, I'm sorry! It's so frustrating when one can't get to sleep.
@jadedforever awe, no! Keep trying
@jadedforever Try doing light exercise before meditation, even that helps. Also remember that the food you eat will affect your meditation experience.
Light Deep Breathing and paying attention to your breaths will calm your body and mind. Try slow Sun salutations. Hold every pose for a minute with deep breathing and then keeping your eyes closed sit for meditation. Hope this will help you!
@robertsmith2 Thanks for the meditation tips! :)
I did my sleep meditation in bed last night.
I guess it worked I don't remember falling asleep.
Also I took Benadryl for my allergies so I'm sure that helped too.
But I woke up later because my headphones were smashing my ears.
I'm planning to do more sleep meditation before bed tonight!
Meditation can be stressful.
The night before my bluetooth headphones needed charging & I didn't know that so they kept beeping in my ear while attempting to meditate.
And last night I just couldn't get comfortable with the headphones on while laying in bed.
I'm not really loving bluetooth headphones.
I was able to get a refund on my terrible quality Taylor Swift record!
Thank goodness. :)
Listening to Her Nibs!!
Miss Georgia gibbs on my record player!
Listening to Rubinstein on my record player!
RACHMANINOFF Concerto No. 2
LIZT Concerto No. 1
Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony
Listening to Taylor Swift on my new record.
Unfortunately the quality of the record isn't very good.
Disappointed with how it sounds especially after it was a pain to get it...
Too bad I probably can't return it.
I'm going to see if I can return it.
I want to set up a music corner/station somewhere in my place.
If I did that I know that I would be able to play my records more often & easier!
@jadedforever what kind of player do you have? I've been obsessing about getting a record player for over two years now but delaying for financial reasons. This may be the year though if I can get a good price on an audio technica I'm eyeing.
@aenea It's not expensive at all, I paid maybe about $40 dollars for it at the time. They might be a little more expensive now that was a while ago.
It's Electro Brand it has a cd player, radio, record player. Unfortunately the cd player doesn't work anymore.
But I wanted it for the record player!
I hope that you get your record player! :)
I enjoy having mine!
@jadedforever finally got that player! now I'm wondering the best way to go about starting my collection. How did you start yours? Any tips or must haves? Your tastes seem pretty eclectic, as are mine.
@aenea Vintage/antique stores. I got some of mine there for really cheap. I've seen them at Thrift stores but they never seem to have prices. Luckily my Dad also gave me some of his records!
I moved a nightstand.
I got bored with where all my furniture is.
I still don't like where I moved the nightstand so I will have to move it back or move it again anyway.
I drank coffee out of my picture collage mug yesterday & tonight!
I want to make another picture collage mug.
I used a new Christmas mug the other day!
Uh oh, I bought 2 more mugs. ;)
One for me & one my SO!
And he just bought me a mug as well!
Oops, so really 3 new mugs.
And I really wanted to buy the one with hummingbirds on it too.
@jadedforever lol I used to have soooo many mugs but paired down when I moved. I love different mugs.
Tinkerbell mug -
I'm drinking coffee out of my green Tinkerbell mug today! :)
It holds a lot of coffee.
Black Starbucks mug -
I'm drinking coffee out of my black Starbucks coffee mug!
I don't even drink Starbucks coffee their mugs are nice though.
Picture not mine.
@jadedforever Nice pic! :)
sorry not my picture.
Just one I googled.
@jadedforever Oh crumbs! :P
11) Birthday Cake
It was ok.
10) Fruit punch
It was sour.
@jadedforever fun goal!
It really is! :)
9) Flavor Mash-Up/Raspberry Lemonade
It was ok.
8) Flavor Mash-Up/Peach-Mango
I grew up eating Dum-Dums so this is a super fun challenge for me!
My Mom bought me a small bag of these for my birthday!
I even shared my Dum-Dums today with my Sibling & my SO!
7) Cotton Candy
It didn't taste too much like Cotton Candy.
I found a dime in the grocery store parking lot today!
I found a penny stuck to the asphalt today.
What a mean trick. & LOL
@jadedforever You're good at finding money!
@rainbowssparks Thanks! I've got eyes like a hawk. ;)
Now if only it was bills once in a while. Sometimes I even forget to log the change that I've found.
I found a penny inside of KFC!
I found a quarter & a penny at Target!
Near 2 different registers.
I found a dime today inside of a store not near the registers!
I found a penny at Walmart last night near the registers!
My hydrangea is officially dead.
I'm so bummed about it.
I will have to get a new one!
I miss my flowers.
I think my hydrangea might be dead.
A lot of my plants are looking sad right now...
I worked in my little garden today!
Put extra soil in my little plants!
One of my succulents is looking a little off. :(
Recently I bought a flowering plant at the dollar store.
I think that I might have killed this one already...
We shared an apple & an orange tonight!
We shared an orange & an apple!
I ate a few baby carrots!
I ate about 6 baby carrots!
I ate a handful of baby carrots at lunch today!
About 12 or so!
We shared an apple & an orange!
I ate a few baby carrots!
I bought shredded carrots at the store!
Why does it say I'm doing 43 goals?
But when I scroll down on my list I can only see 42 goals?
Is there a glitch or is it I just can't see that other goal?
@jadedforever I see that on your page as well. It says you are doing 43 goals but there are only 42
What is something not grown-up that you still have in your bedroom?
I still have lots of things.
I need to donate some more stuffed animals.
And Britney Spears has been now taken off the wall.
@jadedforever My teddies and my Diaries...
there is so much more but this have got special niche , So i dont think emma ever going replace these with anything
@jadedforever I guess a toy car, well not really a toy, it is for decoration. My room is very 'grown up.'
What is your favorite Tom Hanks movie?
I'm watching Splash again & I think it's really funny! :)
@jadedforever Good question, so many good movies. Loved his earlier stuff like Splash when he was more comedic, also loved him as a dramatic actor. If I had to choose one though, 'Forest Gump' would be that choice.
@Airos I just recently watched Forrest Gump for the first time! :)
I plan to watch more Tom Hanks movies soon!
@jadedforever You never saw Forest Gump?! Did you love it?
I worked at a drive-in when it came out. The screen is always up there and between the lobby speakers and all the cars with the windows down you hear the movie wherever you are. So I think we played it for 7 weeks and I worked 5 or 6 nights a week. So I got to know it really well. Most movies got to be uggh after a week, but I never tired of Forest Gump.
@Airos I liked it! I don't think that I would say I loved it.
But glad that I watched it anyway! I tend to think I have a different taste of favorite movies compared to everyone else!
I like Tom Hanks in The Terminal & Castaway!
@jadedforever toy story
@jadedforever Big is my favorite Hanks movie
@jadedforever I have never been a big fan of his films, but I have heard him in a couple of interviews and he seems to have integrity in spades, which I appreciate as it is one of the characteristics I most admire in others and one I hope I too embody.
Something you were disappointed with recently?
It doesn't have to be food either.
I recently tried Philadelphia cheesecake cups.
I kept seeing the commercial for them.
And I was so disappointed I thought it was soo not good & I just couldn't eat it. Blech.
@jadedforever tried some gluten free apple oatmeal bars, they were so awful, but they only had 4 g of sugar so I forced myself to eat half of it. terrible!
@jadedforever Devil Dogs!
When I was a kid, I loved Devil Dogs. I tried one recently, and it was AWFUL. Such a dissapointment. I know it wasn't just because I am an adult now and my tastes have matured, because I still love other junk. A friend told me that she thinks Hostess changed their formulas on their products to make them more cheap to produce. I'm sure she's right.
@rosewilder Life has been, in my mind, disappointing lately. You asked. I know that this is a terrible mindset, and I am getting help. Related to this, humankind in general . . . people focused on division, war, intolerance. I hope in my lifetime or at least in my kids' lifetime we finally solve the problems like war, famine, poverty . . . that plague humankind, preventing us from realizing our potential. Imagine all the money that is spent on the military now is, instead, spent on science, education, space exploration, helping those in need . . . Instead of investing in means to end life, invest in means to enrich life. So much we could do but are not.
@Airos I'm so sorry you are feeling this way. I agree with your assessment of the mis-priorities and wasted potential that abounds lately, but I hope you can soon again find joy in life wherever it can come for you. For me, focusing on the little things helps.
Is there an October Bootcamp set up?
Does anyone want one? (if there isn't one)
@jadedforever there isn’t one yet
I kind of am focusing toward making my home nicer and develop some routines to keep moving it forward. My October work trip is canceled I think so looking forward to being home. :)
I saw this at the movies with my Mom & my Sibling!
I thought it was ok.
I want to watch All About Eve & The Graduate.
I also saw this Cary Grant movie at the movies with my Mom!
We liked it.
But now that I've seen North by Northwest we like that one even better!
I saw this Cary Grant movie at the movies with my Mom!
We both really liked it!
It was a funny movie!
Things haven't been good at home since my hospital visit.
I'm just disappointed & so hurt by my SO & his lack of feelings.
My SO wasn't supportive, caring or empathetic at all to me.
Financially I can't afford to leave, he knows this.
I just want things to be good between us.
I just want to be loved & understood.
And yep I might delete this later.
No one cares anyway.
I'll pray about it.
@jadedforever We care. I hope things can get better.
That's sweet of you to say so! :)
I parked my car on the curb of the street.
I got out of the car and was cleaning my car out.
I had leftovers in the car under the seat.
I think one was a meal & the other was a dessert.
I was disappointed that I had forgotten the food in my car and that it had gone to waste.
(that sounds like how I would feel)
I saw a trash can and tossed the leftovers in the trash can.
I was thinking of leaving my car there on the street and walking the rest of the way to my house.
I could see a church from where my car was.
From there it would still be a long walk to my house.
I was wearing sandals and I remember thinking that my toes were not painted nicely. LOL & ;)
Also that it would be too far to walk home in sandals.
In the end I think that I had decided that I would drive my car home after all.
Not sure why I was outside with no clothes on.
But in this dream I was.
All I had on was underwear.
I was waiting for my SO to come and pick me up.
And I was on a street with people out.
I was using my arms to cover myself.
I saw some people sitting out front.
I asked if I could borrow a shirt.
Someone gave one to me and I put it on.
I waited there until I saw my SO and his car.
I took the shirt off and gave it back.
I started to walk towards the car.
But before I could get to the car it seemed like it was still far ahead when it stopped for me.
There was a police car.
And I wondered if I would get arrested or not.
Reminds me a little of something I saw recently.
I was in a car with a friend who was a woman.
We were going to follow some people she knew to a fancy house.
I'm not sure why but it seemed shady.
I was trying to talk to her in the car.
I forget about what.
But she seemed distant.
She started to sing a song maybe with the radio.
I don't think that she wanted to talk.
I'm worried about driving too fast in following the other car.
She is driving fast according to the speedometer but it doesn't feel that fast.
When we get to the house we go inside.
There is a cute little white dog.
She is petting the dog.
But I don't want to put my fingerprints on anything.
I'm looking around.
It's nice & cool because the air conditioner is running.
She says I thought no one was staying here.
And we said the air is on for the dog.
I guess someone is checking in on the house and the dog.
We are walking through the house I see a big pile of money in one of the rooms.
I don't know why but I pick it up & put it down my pants.
But I'm getting more uneasy as we are walking through the house that I might get caught.
So as we walk through the house I am dropping the money off in places throughout the house.
I don't remember if I had any money left.
@jadedforever Another interesting one!
@ExplorerSoul Thanks! I thought so too! :)
I was in the car with 2 kids.
I was referring to myself as mummy or the kids were referring to me as mummy.
I offered them graham crackers but called them grammys.
I gave them each one piece. And said if they ate them that I would give them a whole cracker next.
One of the stranger dreams that I've had.
@jadedforever Interesting one.
@ExplorerSoul Thanks! I thought so too!
I'm going to update this dream later.
I asked about my neighbor.
I hadn't seen him in a while.
They said that he wasn't doing well & was getting ready to go to rehab.
I wanted to go but they said that it was a five hour drive.
I ran outside to wave goodbye as the car was driving away.
This dream totally has to do with what I was watching on TV.
Dream has been updated now!
I worked on my crocheting last night & I did about 6 long rows!
I worked on my crocheting tonight & I did about 12 shorter rows!
I worked on my crocheting tonight!
I did about 12 rows!
I worked on my crocheting yesterday & today!
I worked on one of my crochet projects today!
I've been working so hard on crocheting that now I have arm/shoulder pain.
Worked on one of my crochet projects today!
I haven't had any french fries lately. :)
@jadedforever I've had french fries the past two days!
@ExplorerSoul I guess you ate mine for me.
Oh no. Maybe you can eat extra healthy for the next 2 day to make up for the french fries.
I ate half of the french fries today.
Honestly it was just cheaper than the other options.
But I did drink Almond milk, eat Greek yogurt twice.
And only ate a serving of chips when I ate some.
I didn't get a chance to eat my overnight oats today though.
Well I ate chili fries today...
I hadn't been trying really hard at this.
We went out to eat tonight.
I told my SO I don't want french fries.
He ordered them anyway.
But I didn't eat any of them!
Yay, me! :)
I missed a day.
I realized that I ate french fries 3 days in a row.
I didn't even try to talk my SO out of buying us french fries since they were the cheapest option.
I know that's a terrible reason to eat them but it's the truth.
I got 2 fortune cookies with no fortunes. :(
The last time that happened it was bad luck...
@jadedforever Oh hope it's not bad luck this time
@jadedforever stingy fortune cookie makers. Thing happy positive thoughts. It may mean you have a blank slate and anything is possible!
The road before you is long drive safely
You will be involved in many humanitarian projects.
Lucky numbers 8 13 27 35 40 41
Important associates will be there for you, if needed.
Your talents will earn you the highest status and prestige.
I unsubbed from another email! :)
Some of our emails are doubles from my email & my SO's email.
Some of them might be necessary but lots of them aren't.
I think the catalog finally stopped coming in the mail! :)
I just unsubscribed to a catalog/mail that kept coming in the mail every few days.
I hope that fixes that issue it was so annoying.
I just unsubscribed from a bunch of websites from my Email list!
I wish that I could easily do that for all the paper mail that comes into the house.
I'm trying to tell myself when I'm out looking/shopping for house things to look for grown-up things.
But grown-up things aren't quite as fun.
Maybe there is a happy medium there.
I'll have to think of some ideas of what that might be/look like!
@jadedforever I've decided that one of the advantages of being an adult is to get to pick what I like.. :)
You know your bedroom is not grown-up when you take Britney Spears in a frame off of your wall. ;)
This photo might have been better suited for my bedroom.
Amazon Prime is cancelled. :)
I didn't get my edgy haircut yet.
But I got a haircut it's much shorter than it was!
I'm telling myself I can't have my edgy cut until I go to the dentist.
My hair is so not healthy right now. :(
So I think short is the best thing for it.
Also I just like my hair shorter anyway.
I took a risk & let my SO take the scissors to my hair today!
I gave him directions to follow & he didn't quite follow them but he tried.
I saw him make a face after the first cut.
I still want to get an edgy haircut.
But I didn't want to think about getting one right before Thanksgiving or Christmas in case it looks terrible on me. ;)
Not my drawing.
We are not in a good place right now.
But I'm not going to go on & on about it.
It doesn't do me any good.
It's bearable but I'm not happy.
@jadedforever I'm sorry. What about your other goal of going to counseling? Is that still a consideration/possibility?
@ExplorerSoul Yesterday I probably would have said yes/maybe. But there is a wait on it first we need a referral to see a counselor for the insurance. It's not free so there's a cost of course.
And we just got hit with a pretty big unexpected expense.
So not likely at this time.
I'm not against counseling at all.
But I definitely think we could work on our relationship at home as well.
I don't feel like that is happening right now either.
Thanks for asking.
@jadedforever I highly recommend John Gottman's books. His self-help books are one of the few based on actual studied with objective results, not just 'opinion/belief based advice' on relationships.
My SO have been on the outs since Christmas night.
I'm feeling really anxious.
Last night I had a terrible migraine too.
I don't know what to do with myself.
And I don't know how to fix us...
@jadedforever Oh I am so sorry
@jadedforever Oh, what a horrible feeling.
@jadedforever so sorry to hear this. My ex and I eventually split up on Valentine's Day. Holidays just seem to make relationship stress that much less fun. Best of luck in finding your way through. ❤️
@jadedforever That is not good, hang in there.
I was mad at my SO on the way home after Christmas.
I was so upset that I made him sleep on the couch.
I'm on my cycle which my SO knew about.
Yesterday my SO says to me "You sure are grumpy."
Mind you I was trying to find out about his plans & I'm always the last to find out about everything.
He could have offered me a hot water bottle, Motrin, or chocolate.
Instead of commenting about my grumpiness which only hurt my feelings.
I strongly dislike when people won't stop for me to walk in the parking lot.
This happened to me again yesterday & it makes me feel invisible...
And I'm kind when I see people need to walk across a parking lot!
I'm not proud of myself.
I wasn't patient last night.
My SO just pushes my buttons sometimes.
And last night he did that when I told him that I was at my limit already.
Still no patience.
For Monday -
I did a 12 minute meditation!
I did a 5 minute meditation!
And I did another 12 minute meditation!
I did an 8 minute meditation!
I did a 10 minute meditation too!
2 days of guided meditation I hope this helps me...
I just did two 5 minute meditations!
I watched this movie tonight with my SO.
The Money Pit.
I watched this movie with my SO tonight.
It was just ok.
I actually really liked this movie!
I found it to be really funny!
I watched Catch Me If You Can!
I worked on my scrapbook again!
I did one more page front & back again!
I need more stickers!
I worked on my scrapbook!
I did one page front & back to start with!
I plan on taking my time with it!
I bought 3 new scrapbooks recently!
But I haven't worked on them at all.
Not sure if I will just make them plain & simple or not.
I tried chamomile the last 2 nights.
I don't think it helped me fall asleep or relax or etc.
I don't care for the taste of chamomile tea that much.
I guess it's just not my cup of tea. & LOL
I was up late last night.
Tried to have some chamomile tea.
But I still couldn't fall asleep easily last night...
I'll try to have some tea earlier tonight.
@jadedforever Good luck. Here I am at quarter to midnight UK time yet again when I first thought abut bed almost 2 hours ago. Will have to forego reading again. Might try some tomorrow
I bought the honey vanilla chamomile tea!
It was recommended here on 43 things.
But I haven't tried it just yet.
So I've kinda tried chamomile tea so far!
I made it twice but I made the tea pretty weak.
I wasn't thrilled about the smell of it.
The first time I tried it plain.
Last night I made it with honey.
Not sure if it helps me get sleepy before bed yet.
I know I was pretty tired last night because I was up super early.
But I seemed to fall asleep a little better or maybe it was just in my head/sugar pill!
@jadedforever I wasn't sure about chamomile tea either and didn't really stick at it. Good idea putting honey in it though. It's very good for you too. Milky drinks are meant to keep you asleep when you do get to sleep. Not sure if there i science in it, but my wife swears by her Horlicks!!!
@irishthistle79 Thanks for your comment & the info! :)
Do you have trouble with sleep?
Maybe you should try chamomile again.
@jadedforever In the past yes, that's when the milky drinks came out! Now it's more my own stupidity. From the point I am tired and think I need to go to bed and have a read to the point I actually end up in bed, an hour and a half or more seems to have elapsed. I just need to get to bed sooner... wait I feel another goal coming on lol.
We have a 2 year old who is not well at the moment, which doesn't help either and with my exam study previously and a new job this week, my brain has been rather over active. No excuse though.
Maybe I will try it again I love trying different types of tea.
@irishthistle79 What exactly are milky drinks? Hope your 2 year old feels better soon!
I look forward to seeing/reading about your new goals!
Good luck with your goals!
@jadedforever Aw thank you, same with yourself.
They are drinks mainly made up of warm milk. Not sure where you are from but in the UK, Ovaltine and Horlicks are two common examples - malt based powder that stirs in to hot milk. There seems to be a theory that warm milk keeps you asleep. Although my toddler drinks warm milk before bed and she has been up quite a bit recently haha. She has a bad cough which is waking her up though at the moment and that will hopefully clear up soon thank you.
I want to try chamomile tea to see if it will help me get relaxed so I can get to sleep easier.
I stay up way too late all the time.
I get weird every time I try something new.
My Sibling drinks this tea at night though & says it might help.
I get anxious especially at night.
Wondering about Spearmint or Peppermint tea as well.
I started drinking chamomile tea again recently just because I like it and it had been a while since I'd had it. I've been drinking other teas lately. I'd forgotten how very relaxed it makes me! LOL I drank it at work and practically fell asleep at my desk!
There are several decent brands, as well as the option of buying it loose, but I quite like Celestial Seasonings Honey-Vanilla Chamomile. Its delicious and smells divine! I like to put some raw buckwheat honey in it to sweeten it slightly.
@jadedforever I've started drinking it again before bed, and notice it helps me stay asleep, but I don't think it helps much in 'making me sleepy'. Melatonin is good for that for some people.
@wordsncolor Thanks for your thoughts! Well helping me to stay asleep would work just as well. I just need better sleep either way! I recently got melatonin/chamomile gummies but haven't tried them yet.
@jadedforever be careful with melatonin dosage. The right dose can be very effective, but I've found that too much will make me groggy and disoriented in the morning and middle of the night. Just start out on a very low dosage and slowly increase as needed. Good luck!
@aenea Oh, I will especially because I'm leery of trying anything new.
Thanks for the concern & info!
@beequeen @jadedforever my daughter and I both love this celestial seasonings variety too. :)
If you're looking for a natural sleep aid, CALM magnesium supplement works great and can be made as a hot tea-like drink.
@aenea Thanks for all the info! Hopefully something helps me to get to sleep or sleep better!
@beequeen Honey vanilla sounds good. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look for it!
@jadedforever Best infuse to help sleepiness are linden and lemon balm.
@mantide Thanks for the info! I will look into it! :)
@jadedforever I want to love chamomile, but I'm allergic to it. But before I figured that out, I was a huge fan of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea. It's so yummy.
Anyway. I find that warm tea (herbal, of course) of any kind is soothing at bedtime. I love peppermint, but it can reduce your milk supply, so for the time being I'm a ginger tea girl. (Yogi's ginger tea is lovely.)
However, as a lifelong insomniac (some of my earliest memories are of struggling to sleep - I'm talking 3 years old here), my absolute go-to sleeplessness remedy is the bedtime stories section of the Calm app: https://www.calm.com/. I paid for a subscription because of the stories, and I NEVER pay for apps. We use it every night. It helps the kids sleep, it helps me sleep, and (though he denies it) it even helps R sleep. There's a wide range of stories on there, from kid-friendly bedtime tales to my personal favorite, Drifting Off to Sheep. Literally just a guy reading facts about sheep in a cozy, curl-up-in-a-blankie way, not a farm reports way. It never fails to lull me to sleep.
(Just had to throw that out there, because I'm such an annoying evangelist for this app. :D)
@sabryn I'm worried about being allergic to anything new.
Thanks for the app info anything helpful is really appreciated!
@jadedforever If you have ragweed allergies, you could be allergic to chamomile - they are in the same family.
@jadedforever If you are struggling with sleep and anxiety, I recommend trying this tea (it actually has chamomile in it, but it is the valerian and passion flower that are key): http://fouroclock.ca/en/teas/passionflower-valerian/
@ExplorerSoul Thanks for the info on the tea! :)
We're looking into this we just haven't found the right charity walk for us yet.
Just looking for a short walk for my very first one.
Also one of the charity walk that I liked was like 40 or 45 dollars.
A bit much for us.
My Sibling does charity walks!
I haven't done one before.
It will be something great for us to do together!
This song touches my heart to the core.
It brings tears to my eyes almost every time I hear it.
I think it is one of her best songs ever.
I replaced the other video. It seems to have disappeared.
"Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning."
@jadedforever When I was younger I'd get caught up in things and not notice it was night so I forgot to go to bed. I'd like to find something I can get caught up in without looking at the time.
@morningsun I hope you find your special something that you get lost in! :)
I ate my maple brown sugar oatmeal today!
I've prepared strawberries and cream for Tuesday?
I also bought more oatmeal at the store!
I'm all stocked up on oatmeal!
@jadedforever Please post me some
I ate my peaches and cream today!
I've prepared maple brown sugar for Sunday?
I ate my maple brown sugar oatmeal today!
I've prepared peaches & cream for Saturday.
I ate my peaches & cream oatmeal today!
I ate my maple brown sugar oatmeal today!
I've prepared bananas & cream for Friday.
I also bought more pumpkin spice oatmeal!
I'm enjoying having a bigger variety to choose from.