Took a break – why it’s important!

Good morning guys!

It’s been a while and that’s because I decided to just take a mental break from all social media. I think it’s super important to step back and take a couple days to yourself by staying off the internet. There’s so many benefits to this, but I think the best benefit is getting to spend time with whoever you want without worrying about whether you’re missing out on something online. Because in reality, you aren’t. Nothing should be more important than being/living in the moment. 

I went online briefly to make my Women’s Day post, but for the rest of the break I spent a lot of time with my husband. I also caught up on Game of Thrones (I’m late I know) and we went rollerskating a lot! The weather has been good, not consistently, but good enough for us to get outside. We just got our skates recently so we’re still learning, but it feels great to pick up some speed and just exercise. Saturday was one of the best days weather wise. It was about 65 degrees and it rained in the morning, but by 1-2pm it was warm and sunny. Didn’t rain the rest of the day, so we took it to our advantage and went skating for an hour at the park in the afternoon. We went on an actual trail, we’ve been practicing on a parking lot the first couple of times. Saturday felt like spring and I don’t think my soul has been that happy in such a long time. It’s been a LONG winter, guys. 

Another plus to a social media break is that you get a lot more free time. Instead of being on my phone or computer for a couple hours, I was able to do other things like some chores I’m behind on or things I’ve been wanting to do but never have had time for. It also gave me more time to sit down and read. I always choose between browsing through Reddit or reading a book on my Kindle right before I go to bed. I usually end up browsing Reddit and the last couple of days I’ve been reading instead. It’s a good decision to make! 

Anyways, moral of the story is that mental breaks are much needed and everyone should take them as often as they can and as often as they’d like. Everything will be there right when you get back and you won’t miss out on much!

Does anyone else do this? I try to do it every once in a while, but I think I’ll be doing it way more often. 

Monday feelz + what I did this weekend!

Good morning and happy Monday!

Recap of my weekend: 

It’s Sunday and I tried my best to wake up this morning at like 7-8am so I could get more out of my day, but instead I couldn’t do it and woke up at 10:30. Makes me really sad since I have to go to work tomorrow and my whole day will be spent there. I really wish I had a cool work schedule like I work 3 days and then I’m off 3 days. That would be nice, but I am thankful that I am able to work from home sometimes and that I can be very flexible with my schedule. 

On Saturday we cleaned up some of the garage – who would’ve thought this would be a LONG process?! We don’t even have that much stuff so it’s like this should’ve been able to get done in a couple of hours lol. So I think today we’re going to finish cleaning it and might possibly put up the lights and set up the patio with the fire pit. Last night would’ve been a great time to make a bonfire, but Mirhad fell asleep right after he came back inside from cleaning the garage (typical) lol. 

Looks like the rest of this week will be pretty chilly and dry so that’s good at least that we won’t have rain. I think there’s nothing worse than it being cold outside + raining, at that point we don’t even want to leave the house Speaking of chilly weather, I’m about to bring out all of my winter stuff so I can wash my sweaters and wear them this week! Yay, I’ve put it off since this place can go from 50 degrees to 90 real quick, but the time has come!

I tried a pumpkin flavored coffee yesterday from Starbucks for the first time ever. We tried the pumpkin spice latte and the pumpkin spice frappucino or something like that. I thought the frap was too sweet for me, but the latte was perfect. I love pumpkin pie so I expected the latte to taste like that, so I was pretty happy when it was close! Glad I got to try it though, so now I can buy pumpkin spice latte creamer and put that in my coffee. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, so I’m glad I didn’t buy it beforehand and possibly risk not liking it and throwing it away. 

I also bought Nescafe coffee, I decided to try something besides the Keurig. To be honest, the Keurig coffee doesn’t stay hot for long, but this one has since I pour boiling hot water into it. I like the flavor and I think it’s stronger than Keurig’s coffee too. 

I really want to go somewhere for the winter to sled/ski, but everything is so expensive. I was actually looking yesterday and I may have come up with a great idea. Need to see with everyone when they’re available etc., 

Monday:

Went to work today and it was way too hot inside so I went outside to get some fresh air literally 5x, it was too much. I was having like heat flashes and stuff, it was so weird. Hopefully it’s not like this tomorrow! 

Today will just be a chill day, we got no sleep last night. I think it was because of the heat that was on, so the house couldn’t get cool even after we turned it off. I might go buy some melatonin to help us sleep better and maybe get silk sheets or whatever to keep us cool. Planning what to make today to eat, thinking of something with steak. This morning I was going to wake up at 5 and make some rice and chicken, but since I had horrible sleep I couldn’t get up. Going to try again tomorrow though, hoping I can get into that habit.

So since this is a VERY long post, I’ll stop here.

See ya! 🙂

Where have I been for the last week?!

Hello hello!

Happy Monday! I just got finished updating my blog and trying to make it look like Halloween and October themed. So far I like it, but I may end up changing it later. I am working from home today, haven’t gotten in the groove of blogging every day like I use to which makes me sad. I need to get back into it! I was planning on starting on my travel post yesterday and today, but I didn’t have time. I think I will start after writing this post though. I need to look through the photos on my camera first and then pick and choose which to put on here! The one on my header now is from that trip to Yosemite 🙂

So what’s been going on since I last blogged?? LOTS! Well, nothing too dramatic, but just some little updates here and there. Let’s see….. we finally bought a patio set and it was actually pretty cheap – $69 for 4 chairs, a nice glass table, and an umbrella. It’s perfect for us right now. I dream of the days I can wake up earlier and drink coffee outside sitting on my patio and enjoying some fresh air. And that day may be coming sooner than I thought! We can’t set it up until we clean out the garage and that little alleyway thing between our house and our neighbors because there are way too many mosquitos and bugs. So we have to clean all of that first so we can spray down the backyard and so I am able to park my car in the garage finally 🙂 this weekend was too hot to work outside, but next weekend it will be perfect weather to spend a whole Saturday cleaning it out and power-washing it. So I am looking forward to that.

What else? Hm, we bought some cool lights to put in the backyard too, so at night it can be pretty when we’re sitting out there. I also got a fire pit from my parents that’s really nice so we can have bonfires. It will be the perfect hangout spot! Even if it’s cold outside, I still see myself sitting out there with the fire going wrapped up in a blanket 😂

I’ve been working on my Pinterest a lot and have even posted one photo on there the other day which is a great start. It’s also been a struggle to host my own website outside of wordpress, it takes a lot of time and it’s hard for me to find that time. Hopefully I can finish it before the end of this year.

I started making a weekly to do list of things I want to accomplish from Monday-Sunday and it’s been working well. Sometimes I don’t finish stuff on there and if it’s not a huge deal I’ll add it to next week. But blogging at least 3x this week is on there, hopefully this helps me get back into the groove. 

Mirhad discovered that my camera is super good and is learning how to use it correctly which means he will be my photographer for everything!!! 😀 Woohoo, finally! Apparently I chose a pretty good one so I’m glad for once I did something right LOL. So pics will be happening more often now 🙂

I think that’s it for this update, hopefully the travel blog will be up by the end of this week. It’s on my list! 

See ya! 🙂

Hello MONDAY! ☀️

Happy Monday!

I didn’t get much sleep last night and it really took a toll on my day/mood. So I drank some coffee and it helped a little bit, but I think I need some food in my system to give me real energy! I’m currently eating an apple and working on some user stories for work. Tonight I think we’ll both go to bed earlier because Mirhad got even less sleep than I did because he was studying all night -_-

On the other hand, 8 more days!!!!! I am starting to wrap stuff up for work so everything is good to go for next week. And I am slowly starting to put a list together for what I need to bring – this will take a while. I have the essentials of course, but since we’ve never done a trip like this, I don’t want to forget anything. I need to buy other things like a small bottle of dry shampoo because I know I can’t take that big one lol. 

What else? Yesterday we deep cleaned the whole house except for one room (the storage room) so we’re tackling that this weekend. Hoping to put everything where it belongs and have it ready to be a guest bedroom. There is SO MUCH random stuff in there, maybe we can throw a bunch of it away. A lot of it is Mirhad’s clothes, maybe his winter clothes? Not sure, but we’ll do something with it. That room will be the hardest to deal with, but it needs to get done. Otherwise, everything else is so sparkly clean 😀 we even moved our bed around in our room and it changed everything. I went an got the night stands we’ve wanted and they’re so useful already. 

Haven’t been able to blog all weekend. I started a post on Friday, but the weekend flew by and by the time I knew it – I didn’t even write one post 😦 New goal is to post once everyday, that way I can write my thoughts down too. 

But yeah, that’s pretty much it. Going to go work on some stuff and then plan 🙂 

Bye!

 

Monday 😴

Good morning!

Happy Monday!! Let’s make it a great week! I am working from home today because we got in a little late last night driving back from Dallas. Speaking of Dallas…… IT WAS GREAT!! I have some photos we took and I will make a Dallas travel post 🙂 It was mostly just videos from my camera so I actually might make a montage video of it and possibly post it on Youtube (of course if I figure out how to edit it) but I do have some pictures of the city. 

Today I don’t have a huge to do list, but I still have things to do. Here is a little bit of it:

  • Go to a car dealership – look @ cars, we are looking for another car so we have 2 so Mirhad can drive to school next semester. We are thinking about getting something bigger because we have been wanting a bigger car + it will be better for future trips 
  • Unpack my suitcase 
  • Catch up on the newest episode of KUWTK (I feel like I am back in college writing my to do list because I’d write things like “catch up on my show” lol)
  • Blog (doing it now)
  • Clean around the house 
  • Water the plants
  • Read book I bought (about trips) – look for a new book to read
  • Work on video from trip

That’s the list so far… I doubt I will do everything today (I tend to get lazy.. which reminds me I need to get on top of my shit lol)

Talk to you soon! 🙂

Tuesday 🌿

Good morning!!

I really need to get back into the habit of blogging every morning, I always have the intention, but then a million other things pop up that I have to do so I never get around to actually writing. So I finally have some time right now and I will make it a habit to blog again once a day like I use to! 

So this morning I woke up, kind of feeling a little sick.. for some reason my stomach was bothering me and my head hurt, but I feel much better after eating. I ate a bowl of cheerios this morning, half of an avocado, and half of an orange. BTW my favorite snack at the moment is half of an avocado (bc lots of calories in a whole one) and pink himalayan salt drizzled on top… SO DELICIOUS. Another new favorite snack is garlic hummus and pita chips, seriously these two things is what I have been missing in my life 😋😋😋 the only thing is that when I start eating the chips with hummus, I CANNOT stop lol, it’s so difficult bc its so good! 

So on Friday it’s Bajram which means that Ramadan is officially over and this is one of the best holidays of the year. We get to spend time with family, give gifts, and enjoy each others’ company. Before Friday, I have to clean the whole house (it’s just a tradition or rule I guess) and we have already pretty much bought everyone presents, today we are just going to finish up the rest. 

Yesterday we were at Marshall’s and I think I found a good vanity mirror for my makeup table so I think I might go back and get it since it was only $20 and I think it would look good in the room. I also just found these vanity light bulbs on Amazon for $20 that I can stick on there to give it amazing lighting so I think I might buy those too. All that’s left is to buy a chair and I did find one on Amazon, but it’s $60 so I think I might put that off until I get my first paycheck and have some more money. 

Mirhad has been working, this is his second week so he’s done pretty much by 5 pm so today after he’s done, we’re going to go finish buying the presents and we have to go buy this board game because Adisa is coming over tonight so we can chill! It’ll be fun, I haven’t seen her in so long and I’ve missed her! I need to remind myself to give her the grad gift I have forgotten to give her a million times!!!! 

Thor is probably most likely going to be home on Monday (crossing my fingers) I’m still waiting for the lady to respond about us coming before the 23rd, but I don’t think it would be a problem.

Anyways, I have to go visit my mom real quick and then head to Marshall’s to buy that mirror while it’s still there!!! See ya! 🙂 

Monday March 26, 2018 🌼

Hey hey hey!!

Happy Monday everyone! I feel like it’s been the longest day ever. Set an alarm to wake up at 6 am to go to the gym and that didn’t happen… I’ll try again tomorrow. Instead, I went back to sleep until I had to wake up for class and going to class was basically pointless because it wasn’t much help for the study guide. But, it doesn’t matter, still went. After that I came home and ate 3 eggs and then went to go run some errands with Mirhad. Did everything except go move our delivery date of our appliances to a later date because we are not even close to being done with the kitchen. I have soooo much to do before I leave this weekend 😵

So in Chicago it’s going to be rainy and cold, which sucks, but when we went for Vildana’s birthday last summer it was rainy as well and we still had a good time even though it was much warmer. So the rain won’t be stopping us, we’ll still have fun! I need to plan my outfits since it’s going to be more winter type clothing, so I’ll be doing that probably Thursday after my class. I also need to change my windshield wipers before we leave since it’s going to rain and mine are so bad for some reason even though I changed it like 6 months ago I feel like. 🤔

I need to study for my micro test a little bit more the next 2 days and get that over with. I also have to finish the homework that’s due tomorrow & then make sure I’m caught up for next week since I’ll be gone. I wonder if my teacher would give me the problem set earlier?? Hopefully, I can just finish it while I’m gone because when I come back I have a test, ugh I feel like she flies through the material, but seriously we just had a test 2 weeks ago!!!! 😐

Anyways, it’s going to rain for the next 2 weeks and I’m already annoyed. But I guess this seasons saying will be “April showers bring May flowers,” so bring on the flowers!!!

So we came up to Washu and both of us forgot our computer chargers and mine is on 44% and his is on 20% 😦 so I can’t even use my computer for long to continue blogging 😦

But yeah, I’m going to go finish this homework and study!! Bye! 🙂