Archives

So I’m The Only One Awake

Do you ever sit alone in your house being the only one awake? I’m talking during the day! This is me right now. Trev works nights so it make sense that he is sleeping. William decided he wanted to have his nap early, but wont let me set him down either. 

My little man asleep on my nap

My little man asleep on my nap

And of course the dogs are out

Silly dogs think they own the couch

Silly dogs think they own the couch

 

I am stuck on the couch and want to get stuff done. Of course I am stuck on facebook! Why does it draw us in 🙂 

I guess I can spend my “couch time” putting my recipes into my excel sheet, once finished I will share! They should make it easier to plan my meals, since going from the flyers was a total bust for me.

 

Why Are Games So Addicting

Yesterday I had a bad day. We’ve all been there you don’t feel like doing anything! There is laundry piled up, dishes to be washed, floors to be vacuumed, toys to be put away. The list goes on and on. But you can’t find the drive to do any of it. It’s like you know what you should be doing but all you want to do is sit on the couch and play games!

Just a bit of laundry to do :P

Just a bit of laundry to do :P

Yes I said play games. I am not a big TV watcher, I do greatly enjoy it but when it’s just me at home I don’t watch TV anymore. When I try to watch TV I am always interpreted, William needs me or he is playing with a loud toy, or talking/screaming. So I can never watch a whole show and catch every part.

I play games because I can be playing and if William needs me I can just stop. I can tend to him, play on the floor leave the game for 2 mins or 2 hours, and it doesn’t matter. The game is still there I haven’t missed anything!

Gotta get the crops harvested

Gotta get the crops harvested

What do games have to do with my bad day? I feel that when I am really down they help keep my mind off what is bothering me. And they work really well at that! I have been using this method of “dealing” with stress/bad days for a number of years. And it works really well for me, it doesn’t solve my bad day, but it gives my mind a break so that later I can look back and say that “bad day” wasn’t as bad as I though I know next time I can do X, X or X and make things easier/better.

The problem lies in that I LOVE these games! They are so good at keeping my mind occupied that I tend to put off things I should be doing to play my games. I just need to finish this quest than I will get to the dishes!

I am working hard to find balance, this is part of the reason I started this blog. To give me a way to track getting my life and house in order, while still having time to do the things I love (games 🙂

Gotta Break More Candy

Gotta Break More Candy

Do you play any games Online/PC/Gaming console etc, Let me know how you balance it all!

Have you Ever Had a Detox Bath?

I had a detox bath the other night. And it was not quite what I expected 🙂

I found the instructions for the bath on Pinterest  Here: Take-a-Detox-Bath

So I followed the instructions to prepare the bath (I used ginger but no oils) I got my candles set up, got my music playing. I even had a book so I could sit there for the full 40 mins.

Time to relax

Time to relax

So I got in, it was very warm, and they aren’t joking when they say you start sweating in the first few mins, after maybe 20 mins I was no longer able to read. Than I got bored, tried meditating but I didn’t want to pass out either 🙁 So I moved around a bit, rested my head on the side of the tub. I started wondering how long I had been in there I was sweating like crazy and was so bored! Next time I must set a timer!!

SO I figured it must have been long enough so I laid down again (trying to keep hair out due to the salts, NOT an easy feat) Than my heart started racing, not sure if that is normal. So I pulled the plug and decided to get out.

giant bathtub

As warned in the article I got out slowly, and boy was that a good thing I was soo loopy! So I sat down on the bathmat wrapped in a towel to try and get my bearings. I was still sweating like crazy! I wasn’t sure if I could mange the stairs in my “state”. By this time I had finished the drink I brought in, and since I was so thirsty I filled the cup up in the sink, finished that in what felt like only a few gulps.

How much water I drank!

How much water I drank!

Finally I decided I was ok for the stairs and made my way down in only my towel (all the while praying my neighbor wasn’t over to see me dressed like this). I walked to the couch laid down on a blanket, covered with just a towel and asked for another drink. I just laid there, no way I was going to be doing anything else tonight, and it was only 9pm!

I’m not sure what happened first the sweating stopping or me passing out 🙂 But Trevor woke me up and provided me with my final glass of water, and we went upstairs to sleep. I was still very hot but at least the sweating had stopped.

So would I do it again? Yes I would, I know that all that sweating was very good for me. But there are a few things I would do differently and I will share them with you. So if you ever try this bath you are properly prepared!

Drink a glass of water BEFORE the bath, yes a whole cup!
Have 1 or 2 glass while in the tub or right after getting out
Set a timer! You will want to know when your 40mins are up
Plan to go to sleep right after Detox Bath, I didn’t even want to look at my phone when I got out.
WATER WATER WATER!!!

I will have to see if I can find a waterproof book or maybe a magazine for next time as I needed something to do while just sitting there 🙂