Health: #SerenitySaturday It’s December!

This morning I awoke to snow, and while it technically isn’t winter yet (not until the 21st) it seemed a bit magical. The snow didn’t stick around since it isn’t really cold enough yet, so everything is just wet and cold but I still don’t mind. I needed that little bit of magic because the holidays really make you miss family. It doesn’t help that I recently had to miss my cousin’s wedding, who I am close with. Seeing all the pictures of her wedding posted on Social Media actually made this feeling of sadness worse.

Communication of my emotions is key to not letting me go down this depressive hole. I’ve talked to my husband about it, and expressed my feelings. He understands and is completely supportive, which is nice. I’m also trying to keep busy so I won’t dwell on it so much. So, I am doing a little decorative planning to keep my mind at bay. 

The house still needs work, plus I have some ideas for a vanity corner for my beauty products. I’m also planning on having a sort of “formal” living room or maybe making a little library. Who knows!

Health: #SerenitySaturday – Unwinding from a long week

I don’t know about you all, but it has been a long week. I felt like I was running around with my head cut off trying to finish errands, Cooking on Thanksgiving, and to anyone who went Black Friday shopping, I need a day to relax. While Sunday’s are usually the day that people use for relaxation, for me I spend it getting ready for the week ahead, this includes cleaning, laundry, and meal prep. This does not help me relax, Sunday nights I do facemasks or try out different skincare. 

Saturdays are for relaxing for me. I am 31 years old so clubbing and bar hopping happen like once in a blue moon now. My relaxation comes in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea, especially in this cold weather. I then have a piece of Home made sourdough bread, sometimes I top this with brie or butter and jelly. 

I read a book while eating and drinking, I am currently reading two books one is Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell, the second is Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, The latter book I discuss with my husband Saturdays as well. 

I keep can

I spend some time with the animals too, either throwing the ball for the dogs or cuddling with the cats, I make sure to spend some time with each of them. Love it when I can get Mordechai to purr since he does it so infrequently. 

I spend sometime taking pictures so the blog and doing crafts for my planner or around the house. I like to feel like I accomplish stuff.

I do Yoga when I’m done to stretch out my body and my mind, then I take a relaxing bath with some epsom salt or a bath bomb/oil if I have one on hand. 

The night is spend cuddling with the hubby, we sometimes rent movies and pig out with chocolate strawberries or just binge something on Hulu and Netflix. We are almost done with Brooklyn 99. 

This does wonders for my mental health, as it centers me and reminds me why I spend all that time during the week doing hectic things. 

Always make sure to set aside some mental health time, being stress out affects your body in negative ways. 

Internship Life

Working in the coroner’s office has a way of making you face mortality. There are just so many ways to die, and to be confronted with it on a daily basis is a hard thing to do.

I wish I could say it gets easier but it doesn’t.

I’m lucky enough to have a great support system, and to be around people that do the exact same as me. The one thing that this internship has forced me to do is find humor again because you need humor in order to do a job like this. 

There is also something to be said when you actual hold a human heart in your hands, or pretty much any organ to be honest. The contrast of each organ which each other, and to see it all actually fit in the human body is kinda weird.  

My internship ends in December and it is an experience I can say that I won’t forget. 

15 reasons for 15 years!

So recently I celebrated 15 years together with my husband. It’s sort of astonishing that I have spent almost half my life with this man, but I would not change it for almost anything in the world. I decided to put together 15 reasons why our relationship works in honor of this occasion

  1. I am not afraid to tell him how much I weigh
  2. We can make each other laugh
  3. We tease each other all the time
  4. We cook together
  5. We give each other space
  6. We understand the need to make ourselves happy
  7. If something is bothering us we talk about it
  8. We accept the good and the bad
  9. We talk about everything
  10. Trust
  11. We find each other attractive
  12. We give each other our honest opinions
  13. We give and take
  14. Admit when we are wrong
  15. Understand that we are not perfect

Lifestyle: Cheeto is tongue tied

Cheetos is an unusual cat. Not only does she have constant energy, but she sounds like a motor when she purrs. Another thing that makes her stand out from any of the other cats I have had before is that she likes to sleep with her tongue out. I’ve never had a cat that has done that before.