It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has just been such a messy, unsatisfying rollercoaster lately, and the inspiration to write or to share has been non-existent. But I thought as life continues, so should I. On Sunday we went Christmas decor shopping – the first properly here in Australia. We (by we, I mean me) thought it was time to start incorporating the Christmas feels into our home and life, even if it’s nothing like Christmas back home in Sweden. Start to adjust to how it’s celebrated here. So we went and bought a white Christmas tree, beautiful black and golden bulbs, and listened to Frank Sinatra while we put it together and guess what? It really felt like Christmas is coming up.
How good is this lamp from IKEA which makes it possible to have a lamp over the couch / dining table without attaching it to the ceiling. It gives the most cosy feeling ever and the lamp shade we chose to it goes so well with the rest of the dining table and chairs. In love!
It’s the week 2 of lockdown here, it was meant to be lifted tomorrow but it has been extended for another week. My routines are completely off, I’m not wasting enough energy throughout the day so when I’m going to bed I can’t just fall asleep as I usually do as soon as I put my head on the pillow, and I’m dreaming alot and I wake up exhausted.
A couple of weeks ago I went to have my blood test done, and it came back last week. My cholesterol was a bit high, not much, just need to make a few changes, but was also lacking in b12, Iron and Vitamin D and my immune system was a bit down.
As I went vegetarian for about 3 months, I really increased my saturated fat I think as I’m not the best to cook wholesome food without meat, so now I’ve started to incorporate meat again – only organic though, and will exclude dairy and unhealthy fats as much as possible instead.
These are now some of my favourite food staples.
I’ve been doing 30 minutes of HIIT workouts in the morning for a couple of days, and tries to spend 30 minutes in the sun too. It’s just really hard with the lockdown as well, I don’t leave the apartment unless I absolutely need too. I just really hope that it will be over next week.
Ok, as we know, I’ve been dealing with my hair on my own since.. pre-lockdown last year? I have a complex relationship with hairdressers, or not hairdressers themselves but hair salons. As a kid, I rarely had professional haircuts and usually, it was our next-door neighbor cutting me in their kitchen, or as an option to that – going to the cheapest hairdresser in town, which, wasn’t the much better option. I have been crying over my hair many times, as you might understand.
Hair salons are loud, lots if people, and you spend 4/5 hours staring at yourself in a massive mirror while the hairdresser is wet combing your hair and you look like a drenched, miserable cat. So the slight anxiety I feel around hair salons have made me to a self-appointed hairdresser which education from Youtube.
But as my hair got thinner, drier, and just…sad I decided to pull it tigether and just book myself an appointment. So first I went for a haircut (the hairdresser wasn’t rather impressed with my DIY), and we cut a fair bit off. Rebooked in another 2 months for a trim and color so my hair could have a chance to recover from my own experiments. And, here’s the result. Super happy and I am so glad that I finally let my hair into the hands of a professional. No more at home-experiments.
On Sunday we woke up a bit later and had a really slow morning before making a move to Lane Cove National Park as I’ve seen they have a tiny waterfall there. As we walked along the river there we passed by a place where you can rent paddle boats (or whatever they’re called) and I screamed out of excitement and we just had. To. Do. It.
So peaceful to just float around the river, even if our legs got quite sore.. The rental time was for an hour but think we were back within 30 and didn’t even go chasing the tiny waterfall afterwards.. Haha.
Tomorrow is the first day off work week, today I have just been cleaning and doing laundry, went down to the pool in the building for a few laps to work on my conditioning as I’ve been a lazy muffin since… Can’t remember so quite a while.
This day hasn’t been very exciting. The full moon really affected me and my mood has been a bit off. I slept nine hours and woke up tired. I feel low and slow. Tomorrow will be a better day. But for now, look at this little lady. She brings so much joy to my heart.
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.