Five Simple Things (August 26)

 Hello.

Here are five things this week.

1. This Cat.

 

This week has been a mountain of hard, but Eleven has sat with me to watch Stranger Things and to just be a comfort to me. It's almost like she can sense when things are rough for me and knows just how to come and sit, and be there, just in case I need her. Wish humans were as empathetic towards others and just listen and be there instead of giving their views, or opinions. Unsolicited opinions are such a huge pet-peeve to me and they don't help anyone. But, at least animals teach us the best way to be there for others and I just love that.

2. These Items.

Along the same lines as above and this week being tough, I bought myself some new pencils, pens, and some crayons. I've also been using this headache balm from Gypsy Soul Organics. I've been using it on all my pulse points, and even on my temples to help with headaches and overall tension.

3. This Cleanout. 

This week we took everything out of our kitchen and gave it a deep cleaning. We also got rid of many things that were just taking up space and we haven't used in awhile. It felt good to downsize and get everything cleaned in a way that makes us feel better about the area. Wish these cabinets were different, but soon we won't even need to care anymore. Looking at open cabinetry in our next location. These closed, dark cabinets are so dated I actually hate them. ☻

4. This Damage.

This will be four times one of our vehicles have been hit right in front of our house. It's getting a bit overwhelming, to say the least.

5. These Meals.



Been getting better at trying out different foods lately. Working with a dietitian to get my eating calories back up to where they are supposed to be has been challenging, but keeping track of what I like, the calories in the food, and how it made me feel has helped a great deal. Eating disorder recovery is a lifelong process, but thanks to counseling it doesn't control me anymore.

Plus, I now have a spice rack of sorts that I've never had before. I'm not quite sure what all these herbs are great on, but I'm learning as we go. I'm seeking progress and not perfection, but I am looking forward to trying some other herbs in some dishes soon.


Positive affirmations this week:

Have a nice weekend.

Five Simple Things (August 19)

 Hello.

Here are five things this week.

1. This Ambience. 

Sometimes the light hits just right.

2. This Doormat.

Found this great doormat at our local food co-op and I just love it. It's made from eco-friendly materials like natural coconut fiber, dyed with AZO-free pigments, which is a definitely plus. I went on a hunt online trying to find it and I couldn't, but the brand is Down to Earth and it's their Basics collection, and here are one similar.

3. These Items.


Lots of good things came in the mail this week. Kinder Beauty Box, Dae Hair, Tan-Luxe (recommended to me), and Sephora samples. All of it was great and I am absolutely loving the eye brushes in the Kinder Beauty Box and the shave cream. I am also loving the Monsoon Deep Conditioner from Dae. The tanning lotion came from a recommendation and I love how it feels, and the tan is definitely a look of being sun-kissed.

4. This Cheese.

Cheese samples are definitely my thing.

5. This Kitty.

Always an aesthetic kitty.

Positive affirmations this week:

Setting boundaries will cause your life to change. Speaking from personal experience, you will lose people, even family, you will make people mad, you will also be shunned by the people you thought would love you no matter what. But, the best thing is, those people lack respect for you and setting boundaries calls them on their lack of respect. It's okay to lose people. Once you set those boundaries and practice keeping them, the right people will stay, and the right people will come into your life. Boundaries are your way of creating respect for yourself and self-love. It's hard to lose people with those boundaries, especially family members, but overall, it's their loss, because you deserve so much more than that. You can do this!

Have a nice weekend.