Happy Friday! Today is confession day. Why? I’m feeling a little guilty and need to get it off my chest and let it go.
So what have I done? It’s more what I haven’t done. For the past couple of months I have just barely been getting these posts done. I enjoy writing these and for a while was putting in the time and effort to squeeze some substance into them and work on my writing skills. Lately though, life has been getting in the way and I haven’t been giving you much worth reading I’m afraid.
I could take an extended break, but I have done that in the past and lose people completely along with my self-discipline. So, I ask you to bear with me for a couple more months. I will keep coming to the computer with my stressed out foggy brain and write so that when the fog clears I’m ready. I do occasionally have a good idea that will not get justice right now, so I am keeping a list for future reference.
I am heading to the farm this morning to start on room #2. Check out room #1. Yes, we have baseboards to add yet, but the floor is finished in here! Hopefully the process will move along a little faster now that we know what we are doing and we have the right equipment. I’m running out of time!
Tomorrow, my soon to be Bonus Daughter has a horse show so there will be no home improvement going on. I am hoping to do some sketching while I am there. I haven’t held a drawing pencil or paint brush in weeks and I get cranky when I go too long without some artsy time.
All the running around, physical work I’m not used to, stress and planning has been taking a toll on my health as well as my brain. In the past couple of weeks I noticed I was walking around exhausted all the time. D. also noticed and suggested I find some vitamins soon. So I took a little time to evaluate what was going on. For almost 20 years I have been vegetarian. Vegetarians often do not get enough B vitamins because they are found mainly in meat. I have been low before and should have realized what was happening.
I also have not been sleeping well. As long as I can remember I have had bouts of insomnia. It’s miserable. There has never been a rhyme or reason for my insomnia. Occasionally I know it’s stress related, but often life is fine and I still cannot sleep.
Sooooo, on Monday, I found myself some vitamins with a good dose of B’s. I got the gummy kind. I literally gag trying to take the pill form and even though the gummy ones are full of sugar, a vitamin that doesn’t go in your body doesn’t do any good at all! Then I cut out what little dairy I eat, and for my evening snack substituted a blueberry/avocado/chia seed/ginger/honey/almond milk smoothie one night and last night made myself some Golden Milk (recipe below).
This morning I woke up from the BEST sleep I have had in ages!! I feel like a new person. I had noticed yesterday that I still had energy after 2:00 in the afternoon and got most of my house back in order. Today my head feels clear and I need to finish this up so I can go slap down some tile!
Golden Milk (Variations can be found on Pinterest of course. I sort of guesstimate with what I have on hand)
2 cups of coconut milk or almond milk
1 tsp – 1 tb of coconut oil
1 tsp – 1.5 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp – cinnamon
1 tsp – nutmeg
1″ piece of fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp – raw honey
sprinkle of black powder – this allows your body to absorb more of the turmeric.
Blend (I use the powder at the moment and just mix it all in a sauce pan) then warm over medium heat and drink.
Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!