Last 2 weeks..

For the past 2 weeks, I got sick, got better, then got worse and then got better. It’s been a roller coaster of sickness in our house. During this time, I didn’t want to sit and write the blog. I just wasn’t in the mood. During days like this, all I want to do is sit and marinate in the couch 🙂 .

It’s been nearly 4 months since my asthma was worse and I forgot how it felt and when I started coughing at night and couldn’t sleep for 3 nights, I got emotional and angry. During these time, I get obsessed about watching a TV show and this time that show was “How I met your Mother”. It’s been 6 days and I am on the Season 8 and I can’t seem to stop it.

I don’t want to go out of the house and I just hate feeling like this. I sometimes force myself to go out until I had to go out. I had so many plans for the blog but for some reason, I have lost that drive to write the articles.

I tried my hands on many things, Zentangles, coloring, drawing, etc. but I lose interest very quickly. I did start changing my diet and I was really good till I got sick. I seriously wanted to eat only unhealthy foods. I tried to control it but with the sickness, I get emotional. So there went my plan to lose weight. I still do some exercise at least 2 times a week but that’s just a blip in calories I eat 😦 .

I still drink the green smoothies and the almond milk smoothies which I love and I had put on the weight I lost during those 3 weeks of good diet. Sometimes I just crave Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I have always known that it will be really difficult for me to control my eating habits because ultimately I cave. I have known for a long time that I am an emotional eater and that is the worst for people who want to lose weight.

So there readers, something about me you now know. If you haven’t see all those food pictures in my Instagram, then you won’t understand 🙂 . I am still not yet over my sickness because it usually get bad the day after my volunteer work in the pet shelter. Hopefully once I am over the sickness, I should hopefully stick to my healthy eating.

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Happy New Year My Readers

Hello My Readers,

Happy New Year. I can’t believe that 2016 is here. 2015 was interesting to say the least with lot of changes in my life which led to taking a break from blogging. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and the beginning of New Year.

It is so hard for me to keep up with the website updates and things going wrong, etc etc, Because I absolutely have no idea if something goes wrong and that takes me hours of researching in the net and trying to solve the problem. It just gives me an headache after I have done all this. That is exactly what happened when I decided to get back to blogging. I changed the theme in my website and I couldn’t find my widgets. It took me 30 minutes to find where it was in the theme Embarrassed smile. And let’s not forget about taking photographs, editing and then posting. It takes a lot of time to post just one article and being the lazy person, I procrastinate, which ends up me skipping on blogging.

Anyway, I am back and hopefully I will be consistent. I have lot of ideas for my blog post especially some travel post and some planner post. This year I am going to stay positive and do my best in keeping up with the blog. I think it was a good decision to take a break last year because towards the end I just felt pressured to post something in the blog.  Few months away from the pressure of blogging worked wonders on me. Now I have new ideas and I am feeling positive about posting more articles. I am feeling relaxed and confident after the break.

2015 in Review

  • My planner – I loved the personal sized planner and my planner collection grew so much that I needed a separate space for them Open-mouthed smile
  • Vacation/Road trip – I have lot of good memories for the year
  • Gratitude post – Meh Confused smile . I should have never committed to this since I ran out of things to say and I didn’t want to repeat myself.
  • Sickness – I think this topic needs a separate post where I can rant about it Winking smile
  • Obsession over collecting purse Eye rolling smile. I really need to stop this.
  • Finding the book “Be Happy Without Being Perfect” was a life changer for me.
  • Read about 324 books this year School
  • Accepted the fact that I am never going to fit in the “before pregnancy” jeans because I am too lazy Embarrassed smile
  • Anya got older, taller and got something new, an Attitude Eye rolling smile and she is just 41/2.

I am hoping that 2016 will be better and have an calming effect on me. I have lot of self improvement books on my list to read and hopefully makes me a better person. So here to 2016, where I become a better person.

Thank you for sticking with me readers.

2 weeks of absence..

Hello Readers,

You might be wondering what is happening with me and Why am I not posting anything in my blog. The answer to that is VACATION 😀 . Yup, we had a lovely break and went to India for 2 weeks. Didn’t realize how little 2 weeks would be 😦 . I had this idea of blogging from India but didn’t imagine the jet lag for a week or even SLOW internet. OMG, it was slow. We actually don’t realize how spoiled we are with our fast internet. I was dreading checking my mail or even Facebook. It felt like it took forever but sometime the Internet wasn’t so bad.

The plane was tiring because of a bored Preschooler 🙄 . Yup, She was talking non-stop and all I wanted was a quiet time 🙂 . The jet lag was crazy. It took us almost a week to get back to routine sleep. We also celebrated out daughter’s 4th Birthday with her grandparents and relatives. She was super excited about her birthday cake. It had a Frozen picture and I didn’t realize that they don’t do this in USA for copyright issues. But Thank God, they do that in India 😀 .

With the Jet lag and busy 2 weeks, I wasn’t in a mood to blog from there and let me tell you, for blogging, I do need a quiet time for me to concentrate and that is so not happening with a preschooler running around all the time. So I just dropped the idea of forcing myself to write an article. FYI, I know that I am behind on my Gratitude challenge so I am just going to cover all the week I missed by next week. I think its going to be a week of Gratitude article next week 😀 .

I do have some lovely idea of the article and I did take some pictures before I left for the vacation. So look forward to that. On the other note, after we returned from our vacation, Guess what happened? Yup, got SICK. The same head cold with slight asthma I got in December 😦 . I absolutely hate it. I am physically tired but mentally bored and that is a worse combination. I want to go out but just don’t have the energy to do so. With every 4 hours of my inhaler and 6 hour of nose drops, I am wishing that I could sleep away my sickness 🙂 .

That is the reason for my absence. I know that I told you guys that I would be regular. But come on, You have to give me a break if I am sick 🙂 . So hoping that I will regularly post articles from next week.

Yay, It’s the Month of Sickness

What is it about December that everyone keeps falling sick? I was thinking in the beginning of November that we were lucky not to get sick and lo behold, Anya got sick by 29th of November 🙄 . This was not the 48 hour sickness, this was a full-blown flu with 5 day fever, nose block and chesty cough. We barely slept 4 hours every day and with a cranky preschooler, it was a tough week. And by 3rd of December, hubby and me were getting sick as well. I had a head cold which is basically nose block with dry cough and headache for about 4 days.

It was tough with all of us being sick. I thought I was getting better but by 11th night, I was worse. I had wheezing and dry cough. It had gotten so bad on 12th night that I couldn’t even talk because I was basically wheezing and coughing. I had lost my voice. By this time, I was basically living on hot herbal teas. I have lost my taste buds so I was just eating for the sake of eating. I had to call the doctor but could get appointment only on 15th. So I just barely made it through that day.

On examination, the doctor told me that I have a mild asthma 😦 and she prescribed an inhaler and antibiotics. After just 2 doses of inhaler, I felt much better. Finally after 5 days of antibiotics and inhaler, I slept the night 🙂 . I have to say that it was a tough 3 weeks for me. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I was tired and hungry and definitely wasn’t in a mood to write an article. Finally I am feeling better this week since I am sleeping though the night. I feel as if December just flew by very quickly. It’s almost end of 2014. Does anybody else feel that 2014 went very quickly?

On the other note, I haven’t done any fitness for almost 5 weeks 😦 and I feel really guilty about it. I do force myself to do some fitness at least 2 times a week. And now I have to start again 😥 . Have I told you all that I have started volunteering in a pet shelter 😀 . I will dedicate a whole article for it in the near future. I really love doing it.

Merry Christmas my lovely Readers. Hope you all enjoy your holidays with your family and friends.

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter

Another year gone. I don’t think she will get a party from next year. It is expensive and tough planning a party. And don’t even ask when your daughter falls sick on the week of her birthday/party. Too much stress for me 🙂 . At least she enjoyed her party while recovering from the sickness. She was so excited about the cake and the party from 2 days before. We even had a pre-birthday cake on Friday 🙂 . She had high fever from Monday night and its was a 48 hr viral fever followed by her clingy cranky toddler for the rest of the week.

Thank God, it’s over and we are back to our normal routine. I was so tired by the end of the week and all I wanted to do was have a quiet restful day and let’s not forget the need to eat a good meal and probably lot of carbs. It’s been tough on my resolution of eating less carbs. I haven’t been following it for the past 2 weeks. I really hope that I can do it from this week. I just want someone to cook my food and serve me 😀 .

I will tell you some motherhood tales in my next article. I am amazed by what she learnt 🙂 .

Sick Again

The reason I have not been posting in my blog is that I am sick with flu 😦 and it started with Baby A last week and then I got sick by Thursday. Hubby worked from home on that day but I was so sick and tired that I slept the whole day. I thought that I would get better by the weekend but no 😦 , I got a light wheezing and nose block which was worse. I slept the whole weekend away. Its really hard when you and your baby both get sick. I am so tired by the afternoon that all I want to do is sleep but I just drag myself till hubby gets home and then give her to him.

I am getting better but slowly and Baby A still has runny nose and light ear infection 😦 . So most of the days I am so sick and tired that I just can’t think of updating my blog. All I want to do is eat and just like down with a book. But I am hoping that I will post regularly from on.

thanks for reading my blog 🙂

Snow in Seattle..

There has been changes weather wise in Seattle. Apparently this week was the coldest of this year 😦 and all I could think was WHY NOW??? I hate cold weather. I hate it when the cold wind hits my face because I know that ultimately I will end up being sick 😦 . Any way, last Sunday we had a little bit of snow fall but it melted away when it touched the ground. And Saturday, we visited a friend of ours and it was so cold outside 😦 and we already knew that this week was going to be bad.

 

View of the balcony and the road

 

 

Anyway, I didn’t want to get out on Sunday as I was scared of getting sick. On Sunday night, it snowed very heavily leading to a layer of snow all over the ground. But I had an appointment on Monday which I couldn’t miss leading to me going out in the snow 😦 . We got stuck in the traffic for about an hour as usually it just take 10 min to come home. As soon as I returned home, I knew that I was going to get sick. I had the beginning of ear ache, body ache and head ache. I knew that within a day I would get a nose block followed by severe sinusitis.

My face is hurting with the swelling due to the sinus and I can’t breathe which leads to me not sleeping 😦 . I am just plain miserable. This weekend is a Thanksgiving weekend so hubby has 4 days of holiday and we had plans for staying in a lodge and enjoying a night together. But unfortunately because of my sickness, we cancelled our plans 😦 . It sucks big time as I was looking forward to this break.

I hate being stuck in the house. There is going to be fantastic sales on all the shops on Friday and here I am, stuck in the house being sick. I really hope I get better by Friday or at the most Saturday. I can’t stay home for the next 4 days as it will drive me crazy 🙂 .

I forgot to tell you that my blackie has also started sneezing along with me 😦 . Poor guy, he is sneezing and sleeping all the time. I just hope it doesn’t get bad like me 🙂 . Aren’t we a pair? Momma’s boy is sick just like his momma 🙂 . I am just taking lot of hot drinks, Sudafed, saline nose drops and of course during night, vicks nose drops. The worst thing is these medicines only work for an hour or two and then my nose starts blocking again leading to me waking up tired and cranky.

Ok, rambling and rants over 😀 . Hopefully I should get better by next week. I think it’s that time of the year where I need a hair cut as a change and to perk me up 🙂 . I think I need to feel good after this sickness is over. I am thinking of going real short, probably like a shoulder length bob as my hair takes forever to dry after my hair bath. But the downside is that my hair is dry and fizzy, so I might end up looking this 😀 and thats a risk I should be willing to take unless I use hair straightener every time I have a hair bath.

Anyhoos, I will try to post articles at least twice a week from now on 🙂 .