I was feeling a bit down all week because I wasn't feeling too well
health-wise, but I got some good news today so I'm choosing to think
that things are looking up. At least I can keep my chin up and say
"it will all work out in the end". :) So now I'm doing pretty
great though I could really use a nap.
The only downside is that when I'm in a good mood, I tend to go shopping
or splurge financially... so the next mission on the list is to resist
that wonderful temptation. Maybe a nice long look at my bank account
will sober things up for me lol.
Thanks for your question and have a great day!
Sounds like our nightly routines are kind of similar :D
The last things that I usually do before going to bed are usually the
same: taking my contacts off, praying, using the restroom, and saying
goodnight to my hubby.
For the past few weeks my parents are also out of town so I usually
text/facetime my little sister to see how she's holding up. She' been
staying with my brother and they're both unpredictable lol. I also tend
to look through all of my social media before I close my eyes, but
recently I've been trying very hard to get rid of that habit. I end up
staying awake for an extra 30+ minutes once I get sucked into my phone.
I'm always amazed by people who can play the guitar, piano,
violin/cello. I tried to pick up all 3 and they have always eluded me.
My brain doesn't work that way I guess.
That being said I love to sing and I'm pretty good at it. Harmonizing is
my forte. I was in choir almost all my life, led a lot of band/worship
sets in church/with my friends, and joined the university choir during
my undergrad as well. In reality I just love to be surrounded by the
arts and music, even though I can't focus on it career-wise. I think
musical involvement at any level really helps to round a person out and
also provides a great outlet for stress.
What about you?? Were you in marching band, orchestra, a rock band,
choir, voice lessons, instrument lessons?
Or maybe you're not musically gifted and wish you were.
That's really nice that you walk to your school. I hope it's not too far away!
I grew up in an area where there was barely any public transport
available and where most destinations are pretty far (about 6-10 miles).
Because of this, I have grown very used to driving everywhere and still
do drive when I need to get to work or school. It's also more rare to
find people walking places! I think the few times I decided to walk to a
restaurant nearby (in my hometown), I got a lot of funny/suspicious
looks from people driving by. It also didn't feel safe haha. I guess
that's why Oklahoma has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation.
No one walks or bikes! People barely even walk to the bus stands. It
seem everyone does their best to own a car, even if it may be a barely
functioning vehicle. People prefer this to walking.
That being said, I have been more conscious of my need to walk more to
incorporate a little more exercise into my daily routine. In the near
future, I hope to walk more. Thanks for your question!
I think I would almost always say waffles, even though it's pretty hard
to decide! Waffles have this slight outside crunch with and bready/chewy
inside thats so much better than pancakes. I really love it when waffles
have a little french toast-cinnamony flavor to them as well...perfection
once you add a dollop of butter and syrup.
I don't know if you've ever watched Parks and Recreation, but Leslie
Knope (the main character who has a waffle obsession) says it perfectly:
“We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles,
work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third.”
I totally understand feeling drained with 6-7 hours of sleep.
I usually fall asleep around 11:30 and wake up around 6:40...so that
about 6.5-7 hours of sleep which I find an adequate amount of rest for
my mind and body. Sometimes I fall asleep a bit later or toss and turn
for some time and the lack of sleep catches up to me, leading to a nap.
On the weekends I tend to get 8 hours of sleep and that really helps me
if I didn't get enough during the week or feel tired.
If I try to sleep longer than that, I usually can't sleep past 8:30 am
because my mind is so used to the mental clock of waking up at 6:40. I
find it so annoying when I have a day off and I wake 85 times wondering
why my alarm hasn't rang haha.
Nice to officially meet you! I've never met anyone from the Bahamas
though i hear it's gorgeous and would love to visit.
My real name is Regina which means "queen". I'm pretty sure
that the meaning suits my personality haha :D
I was born and raised in American but my ethnicity is Indian (from
India, not Native American). Both of my parents are indian so a lot of
people assume that I'm from there until I open my mouth and my
country-American accent comes out. My cousins from New York get a kick
out of my country vibes lol.
I lived most of my life in Oklahoma (a state full of ranches and cows
and fields of wheat/cotton) though I currently live on the East Coast!
For some reason my body is sensitive a prone to aching. Especially when
it gets cold I get knee pain or muscle pain. Usually I try to sleep it
off for the night and hope it's gone in the morning. I think I'm more of
a naturalist so I try really hard not to take anything unless I have no choice.
I usually start off by taking a Tylenol which seems to work for me more
than other brands of medication...but only if the pain persists for more
than a day. If it persists longer than that, I take a warm soak in Dr.
Teals Epsom salt bath. You get the water as hot as you can stand (and is
medically safe) and then add about 1-2 cups of Epsom salt and soak for
25 minutes or so. This seems to always do the trick and is also good for
any skin problems. I try to use the lavender one when I can find it
because the scent is really relaxing. It's actually a really good way to
relax before going to bed though I'm sure I sound like an elderly person now.
Thanks for your question!
Oh the days of drivers ed...good times :) I hope your son is having a blast!
My dad actually taught me to drive, and his driving still scares the ___
out of me on a good day.
I would say that I'm a good driver. I've only been in a few accidents
and only have one speeding ticket for going 20 over. My family is of
course has been scared to drive with me, but in the past I've only
driven crazy when there is no other choice.
Well to clarify, I am now a great driver.
I learned my lesson on driving safely about 4 years ago when I got into
a huge accident, injuring my right knee and left ribs (which still have
problems if I overstretch them or run too much...years later. Lucky
me.). A few months after that I was late to an appointment and got a
huge speeding ticket which I could barely afford to pay.
Since those two incidents, I have become a very cautious driver and I've
learned my lesson the hard way. I no longer weave in and out of traffic,
I make sure to follow the speeding laws--or at least keep the same speed
as the cars around me, and I no longer stay in the fast lane a majority
of the time.
My friends and family now would say that I'm a very safe driver and I've
had a license to drive since I was 16 and I'm still holding onto it 10+