Woke up at 8am today, the longest sleep-in I had in a while. It’s been a long week at work, and things constantly felt like it were going against me. So I was very much happy to close up on Saturday and start my weekend.
After work I went home and changed into something nicer, and we drove to a friend’s place for dinner. They served us with lamb cutlets, roast potato’s and tzatziki and cheese and mango ice cream for dessert. Around 12am I was so tired and we drove back home. Yet I wasn’t asleep until probably 2am with a mind still being awake even though the body was exhausted.
Lazy Sunday morning started with coffee and watching the morning TV in the couch. Later on we went to Ikea to spend our 60$ voucher that was about to expire and eat lunch (you can see how much we Swedish people like our sauce) . Really just got rather unexciting things like a new frying pan and lunch boxes..
For dinner we made bibimbap, I had marinated tofu with mine and Alex cooked up a scotch fillet. It was so yummy. Such a simple dinner but completely satisfying. Now it’s 9.21 and I will make my move to the bed as the tired nut I am.
Keraste resistansshampoo & conditioner– My hairdresser gave me a few samples to test out and try to save my dyied, dying hair.. And it’s amazing. I have hope again.
Blinc mascara amplified – This is a re-order for me. It’s the best mascara I’ve ever used and I will use it forever. Doesnt smudge, no panda eyes, buildable and you just need warm water to take it off.
Innisfree jeju volcanic clay mask – I’ve never used anything from innisfree before, and I’m not superparticular with brands when I’m purchasing face masks. But needed a new claymask and liked the sound of this – not expecting miracles, but it has a beautiful green color and is very wallet-friendly 🙂
I got a new favorite breakfast! I am not much for oats for breakfast usually as it’s a bit to..plain? But its super filling and it’s easy to up the calories for a steady breakfast. I simply boiled 1 dl of oats with 2,5 dl of water for about 4 minutes, added 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder, let it simmer for another minute or two. Transfer to a bowl, added sliced bananas, blended 1 dl of fresh blueberries with 1 dl of oat milk and poured it of the porridge. Tadaaaa, yum!
About a week before I turned 29, I just had this overwhelming feeling of….getting older. I don’t mind getting older, I actually like it as I feel like every year I’m getting wiser and finding myself more. But when I was a teenager I got a septum piercing. I took the piercing out after not having it in for too long, but apparently I had it long enough because 15 years later it still hasn’t grown together. So when I noticed, I jumped into the car and drove to the closest tattoo studio 8:40 pm on a Friday night to purchase a septum ring. And suddenly, I just feel a bit more rebellious rather than getting-closer-to-30-wtf.
Once again, my poor fragile hair had to suffer. It was so brassy and yellow by now that I just couldn’t stand the way it looked. I went longer than usually though between colouring. It must be closer to two months. Next time I will have to go to a hair dresser, get a proper cut and colour. But for now, this will do.
My hair really needs some extra TLC now, if I don’t wanna loose it all. Will give it a trim with the Split-ender pro, then do a mask every time a wash it, and eat alot of fish.
With all that is currently happening in Sydney and the covid outbreak, the stress really affected the feels around this festive holiday. As it didn’t effect me personally, I could still go along with my plans. But I knew alot of people couldn’t. And that alot of people was alone. Couldn’t just covid waiting a bit longer and atleast give us Christmas?
Me, my husband and two friends went away to the mountains and up there it was like none of it existed. The surrounding was incredible, the sound of silence, the fresh air. It was what we all needed.
We cooked, ate and drank. Alot of all of it. Enjoyed the view. I mean the place was full of animals and insects, I saw the most beautiful butterflies but also the biggest moths in my whole life. Also met some friends, they were pretty shy thought so we just watched them while they ate the grass.
Now we’re back in the city. Tomorrow I’m back at work. I’m sort of excited for the festive season to be over, the idea of starting fresh. Doing things differently. The goals for next year. Work harder, better, learn more. Eat better. Cut the sugar. And the alcohol. Exercise more. As every year. Im always excited about the fresh start after new years.
Remember the very much wanted wishbone chairs I spoke about? Well, we bought them. And a new dining table. The table is great. It’s solid. It’s earthy and dark. Lovely contrasts. But the chairs… Maybe I had too high expectations. Or maybe it’s just this fix idea how nice they look in everyone else’s home… But I’m not happy with them. And we can’t return them because we unpacked them. And didn’t realise until they were all unpacked how they just didn’t really fit in. They would’ve been better in all black, but I was scared the seat wouldn’t be black for long with all the rubbing on them. So. Back on square one with finding nice dining chairs. I mean, how hard can it be!?
During lockdown I march I did cut a fringe on my own. I forgot how hard it is to maintain a fringe. Styling it. Cutting it once a month because it’s a matter of a millimeter when it’s too long, gets into your eyes, and just starts to be annoying instead of pretty.
The year is almost over. It has almost passed. And what a year it has been. At some point I thought it was never gonna end, but at some it felt like the weeks were just flying by. I’m in the couch, having a cup of tea. The rain is tapping against the windows. Reflecting. The cases are increasing again. I almost forgot. Put covid in the box of “oh do you remember when..” But it’s here again. The numbers increasing. Talking about it at work. Tired of it. We are all tired of it.
Oh dear, where did the time go? It’s been a while since I checked in here. But life has been a little bit of a roller-coaster lately and so much has happened. I got a new job. Summer is here. It’s almost Christmas. The year is almost over. But I’m excited. I feel like life is getting better. Like I’m moving forward.
I feel excited. For a new year. For what life has in front of me. It’s a nice feeling. The feeling of going in the right direction.
Today I’m having a day off. I have been to the gym. Picked up the weeks groceries (and they even added chocolate for my pick-up order, it made me so happy. It’s like they know me from what I usually order and gave me the healthier option) and now I’m laying in the couch going through stuff for work. Yesterday we put up the few Christmas decorations we have. I said “if we don’t even try to celebrate Christmas here, we will never get used to it”. It’s weird to celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer, but we just need to change our mindset.
The older you get the shorter the weekend gets? I mean, that must be a thing? This weekend wasn’t much more exciting than the last one, the weather has been kind of cloudy and the wind cold so yesterday we tried to do a little adventure to Bondi, but after we parked the car we agreed on it being too cold and jumped back in again, haha. Today it was quite similar, took the car to Mosman to walk around a bit, but the wind was too cold so we grabbed a quick takeaway coffee and walked a few blocks before heading to the shopping center to get a new pair of Converse for Alex, then on our way home we just stopped by our friends for a quick chat and coffee. Now the sun is shining and I’m feeling a bit restless because we haven’t really done much, but it’s 7pm so its pretty much bedtime (hey grandma) soon.
I have never really been a Converse fan but I would happily swap one of my least important body parts for these shoes. I am in love but of course they’re sold out.
Yesterday I had a little bit of a emotional breakdown, and today is no better. Everything just feel so hard. I know this year has been tough on everyone so somehow it feels like it’s not ok to be sad, that I need to be grateful for everything that I do have, to not complain. But sometimes we all just need to let go for a moment, to let oneself be vulnerable. This year has been tough on a personal level as well as everything else that is happening in the world and I feel like I’m walking in mud. Constantly two steps forward, one step back. I am trying to trust the process, and I know that everything will be fine. But some days I feel like giving up. The thing with being an adult though, is that giving up is not an option. No one will do the job for you. So the only option is to keep on trying and believe, that tomorrow will be better.
Good evening! A bit of an update rom the couch potato herself… This is probably the calmest Halloween weekend of my grown up life. Usually I have been working and then going from work to a party. This year, not that exciting but I actually prefer. I would enjoy the dress up part but that’s it, haha. Yesterday evening we went to visit our friends, we were just sitting in their backyard talking, and having a few light beers before going back home around 9 pm. The weather is so bipolar and it constantly looks like it’s gonna be a massive thunderstorm but then the sun comes out..
Today we went to Alex’s office to do a bit of work, had a nice lunch, then we made homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta filling in a butter and sage sauce for dinner. It was the first time we made pasta and I am surprised how easy it actually was. Now we’re just processing the food coma, but I honestly think it won’t get more exciting than this for tonight.