I am down with the flu this week. My mind is cloudy. I tend to get a little short tempered when I am not well. I can't taste or smell anything. I tried my very best not to succumb to using any medication but I lost. I went to the pharmacist yesterday and begged for cold and flu tabs. I have been sipping hot green teas and making my own herbal teas. Ginger, lemon and turmeric with a dash of honey is my current favourite at the moment. Sweet, sour and spicy all at the same time. They say the combination is good for me. It has antibacterial properties. I just drink it because I love the taste.
Been dealing with a lot of stress from work at the moment. So much so that I took a week off because of stress. Stress leave as my doctor calls it. I have never taken one in my entire professional life. I was not sleeping well and threw up every morning. My body was telling me to take a break. It was a break that I welcomed though. I get to sit down and think things over. I have a plan. I hope it works out but you know what they say "When we plan, God laughs". I just hope not too hard though. I don't do well with anxiety. It stops me dead in my tracks. I am coping better these days. Surrounding myself with positive thinking people was probably the best thing I have done. That and running.
Recently I found out that a friend is on a 6 months trip of her dreams. I don't know her that well. She was one of my friend's girlfriend. They have since broken up. She started a blog journalling her trip and introduced me to 8tracks. Usually I don't listen to indie music. I am more of a mainstream kinda girl but indie music is not so bad. I listen to it while writing blog posts or reading. Perfect as I do not know the lyrics so I won't get distracted. I do hope said friend is having one hell of a time. Maybe one day, if I am allowed to share her blog, I will post it here. For now, I just want to keep it to myself.
We are thinking of gardening again this spring. I miss the garden so much. After a year's hiatus and neglect, we have decided that we need to get back to doing what we love. Being outdoors, playing with dirt and water, harvesting our hard work and teaching the little one all everything we know about gardening. We are also hoping to get our worm farm working again. I know M miss watering the plants early in the morning before work. He use to do it every single morning without fail. Except for rainy days of course. Wish we could have chickens. It would be so awesome to have fresh eggs as well. Didn't really think of that when we bought this place. We do what we can. For now, we can garden.
Fortnightly trips to the library is a must now. She just loves the place. The books, the puzzles, the quietness. We spend 1/2 an hour perusing every single shelf and every single cubby hole of books. Each time I hear, "This is nice" or "I have not seen this one before". Every time we go, it's 2 puzzles and 2 books we check out. She has her own library card and is now quite good at checking out items at the self check out counter. Here is to hoping that her love for books and the library last a long time.