Wake me up when my life becomes normal again

HA, what a joke, like my life has ever been normal. And what is normal anyway?

Whilst we’re at it, have I really been away from WordPress that long…..I’ve logged on and they’ve decided, just for kicks, to confuse the shizzle out of my by revamping everything. Not cool.

 

So, I’m writing this from bed, because my body hates me and doesn’t want to move a muscle without pain shooting through my abdomen. Again, not cool. Welcome to the fun and fabulous world of Crohn’s Disease!!  I don’t normally have crash and burn days where I have to get into bed though in all fairness, I think my inflammation is just so far through the roof that my body has had enough and needs a time out…..and maybe a few painkillers whilst I’m at it! As a result of my feebleness tonight, my mum has decided ‘no more crap is coming into this house now’, and by crap she means everything that is joyous in life. Chocolate, crisps and shortbread. I want to cry haha

 

I also need to kick Chiquitos ass at some point soon too, I went for lunch today with my boyfriend and no joke, over half an hour we waited for our food and I was pretty sure they hadn’t gone to catch my fish themselves! My opinion, they’d had the fish grilling away for that full half hour because I’ve never had to chew fish as much in my life, and to add insult to injury, the rice was definitely something that had either come from a microwave or had been reheated, it sat in clumps around my plate. Vile.

 

So as you can all see I’ve come back grumpier than ever haha my bad, I’m sorry! An early night is needed tonight, maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and my body will be friends with me again 🙂 A girl can dream right!!

 

Sweet dreams folks xoxo

Babies,babies,babies

Just had to share our very first nappy cake with you, we’re so proud of it haha it’s a custom order, we’d never made one before but I’m addicted!! Isn’t it sweet?!!

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2 Blogs in 2 days, didn’t I do well!!!

I mentioned yesterday that I had started reading the Twilight books…well the first one anyway, I thought now that the craze had calmed down a bit in between films I’d take the opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. I.AM.HOOKED. I refused to be sucked in when the first film came out, and I was a HUGE Buffy fan way back when, but I just refused to be sucked in my yet another franchise. I did the same with Harry Potter, and Glee, but now I feel like I’m really late to the game and have missed out on seeing what could have possibly been amazing films at the cinema! I’m now on a mission to read all of the books before November so that I can at least see the last one on the big screen haha I’m such a geek. But seriously, I’m gonna end up broke at this rate between buying the books (the first was £4.99 on my Kindle so I dread to think what the newer ones will be), then the fact I NEED, not want, NEED to see the films, this is not gonna be a cheap month.

 

I do love a good book though, I downloaded a sample of the Hunger Games and quite enjoyed that too so maybe I’ll download that after my Twilight binge. Are there anymore good books I could read out there? I love books that can carry on, like Wicked too, fantastic reads in my opinion, and the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk, amazing chick lit, and the carry on so you get a continuous fix haha

 

Oh, oh and…..HURRAH!!! I have my bridesmaid dress as of last Monday. We went to Meadowhall, a mall in the next county to where I live and found a dress in a store that wasn’t even a ‘bridesmaid’ dress but it’s lovely! And only £45, and is cream! Mum figured why conform to tradition, who says we can’t both be in the same colour, hey, if it works for Kate Middleton!! One major snag is that mum still actually needs her dress and the wedding is on 24 August. Yikes.

 

That’s me for now anyway folks

 

XOXO

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!

I was sat talking to my boyfriend last night and we both realised just how fast time seems to go as you get older. I mean, I’d already realised this once I got into the working world because you find yourself praying for your holidays, or bank holidays, or even the days that your boss goes on holiday! But last night I had a really depressing thought…..it’s TEN YEARS this year since I left school. I’m officially getting closer to 30 day by day. Zoiks.

Age generally hasn’t ever really bothered me. I have a friend who started using anti-wrinkle cream at 21, seems like a waste of time to start so young if you ask me, I know some may disagree but, as long as you keep your skin well moisturised and look after it then you’ve got a pretty good shot of keeping wrinkles at bay. Wrinkles are a fact of life unless you’re wanting to go under the knife, I’d rather just wear them with pride (providing I don’t start to look like an elephant at 30, then I may have a different opinion on the matter).

I look through old photographs sometimes and think, really, was that however many years ago? The post I did recently on San Francisco contained pictures from my holiday in 2009, 2009, that was almost THREE YEARS ago, a sad fact that makes me want to weep into my green tea. Sigh. It’s the same with music isn’t it, do you ever hear a song and think, aargh I remember this from that night me and *insert name here* were on a night out and stumbled up to the DJ like a drunken fool demanding he play such a classic. And yes, Dolly Parton 9 to 5 IS a classic despite what that nightclub DJ says.

It’s a sad fact of life that time goes too quickly, depending which way you look at things too it can be downright depressing but, I’m choosing to think of it as a reminder that I should shift my little ass and work on that bucket list because it isn’t going to complete itself. I should start with something easy, to give myself a boost so I feel like somethings getting done, like when you write a to do list, even if its a really easy and quick task that you’ve checked off, the point is, you’ve made a start and one item has been checked off. Now, I think trying caviar might be the easiest one because, because, and I hope, the snow angel is a no go until we get more snow around December (please mother nature, spring snow is unacceptable. Just saying.)

Never take a day for granted! I’m off to requaint myself with my bucket list haha have a fun weekend folks!!

XOXO

My week of being a zombie!

I’m actually pretty good at it, not that this is a surprise, when I get overly tired which can happen quite a lot I tend to go through life in a trance haha the week becomes a blur….and that’s pretty much what’s happened this last week!

 

So last Monday I got told that I can reduce my steroids, whoooopa, and as of tomorrow I’ll only be on 2 a day, 10mg! In 5 weeks time I’m back again to get started on some medication. Now, I’ve fought this for the last 3 1/2 years but I’m finally at the point where I want to give my body a chance to heal, to have some happy years in remission and a sense of normality so here’s hoping that it agrees with me. Oh, and that, apart from the many scary side effects, you know the usuals, liver damage, skin cancer, nausea, my bone marrow being affected there’s the whole staying out of intense sunlight. I always use factor 50 anyway but you try finding sunBLOCK over here in the UK, it’s like hunting for gold on a farm, pointless!! So hopefully factor 50 will be enough because my mum gets married in Cyprus in August, outside, at 12 noon. Yes. Midday heat and I’m a bridesmaid haha plus side, we know the photographer so any large red blotches appear then he can airbrush me up baby 🙂

 

Between hunting for sunblock, planning holiday outfits (yes, I know planning outfits 6 months ahead is OCD at it’s finest but positive thinking and all that!) we’ve been trying to sort out product labels, containers, oils, sorting the business website, I AM EXHAUSTED!! We had a nice meal out on Sunday though at The Red Hot World Buffet where my steroids could eat their little heart out, I was just a mere bystander haha seriously, I had 3 plates of starters, 1 plate of ‘mains’ which consisted of 3 different meals all seeping into one, bit gross to look at but tasted immense, and 2 plates of desserts!!! Yes, the all you can eat buffet was a HUGE success, so much so that we’re all looking to go back again soon for the night buffet, the sushi station wasn’t open for lunch and my mum and I are huge sushi fans so, it has to be done right?!

 

Oh, and lastnight I managed to lose a lense out of my glasses yesterday too, luckily I have contacts but my eyes are officially knackered. I feel like someone has blasted a hairdryer at them whilst holding them open with matchsticks. Ouch *whimpers*

 

That kind of takes us back to today, I’ve been a very bad blogger I know, I’m sorry but I have been very busy…..and feeling very sorry for my tired self haha but I’m back and currently full of chocolate frozen yogurt which I’m guessing may have more E numbers in that I normally find acceptable but I REALLY needed them (she say’s whilst getting ready to watch Obese: A year to save my life USA).

 

Anyway, ciao for now xoxo

I’m on a roll

I’m cooking on gas today people. Figuratively speaking of course, we’re actually all electric in this house, bit of a bind during a power cut to be honest but now I’m just babbling!!

 

So, today I’ve made blueberry and cranberry muffins (recipe up soon), I’ve been liaising with the designer for the labels for the cosmetic company that my mum set up and I’m now on board with, we’re so close to getting everything launched in a huge way, I’m so so excited! Even our logo makes me smile! Thursday we go to see the web designer, eeeeeeeeek! Of course I’ll be sure to keep you all in the loop because, well, I guess a shameless plug never did anyone any harm, and I genuinely love what I do and think it’s nice to share with the world 🙂 and, WE CAN SHIP INTERNATIONAL BABAAAAY!  We’re hoping to sort an Etsy shop out soon too. Whoop!

 

I’ve been hunting out cosy soup recipes too, you know the kind that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. My mum made me the most amazing green lentil soup yesterday, which was red oddly enough, and I’d finished it by the time she’d sat down for hers haha next time she makes it I’ll be sure to post the recipe for you, I know you’ll all love it as much as I did. I had the blended version because I can’t eat the skins on things but mum had hers chunky.

 

Well, there’s no stopping me today, I have some energy from somewhere and I need to get as much done as possible before I crash haha

 

XOXO

 

 

Mini Emergency Kit

Now, we all know my now that I am a serious Pinner and also adore Lauren Conrad’s blog so this post is really dedicated to her post about mini emergency kits.

Before Christmas LC posted a blog about last minute stocking stuffers (see link above) and I thought it was fantastic! Such a simple idea really, extremely useful, and yet, I’d never even thought about something like this. This is certainly on my list of possible gifts to make a person that has everything!

This post got me thinking though, I think I should have an emergency kit of my own. What would you all have in yours? LC’s personal recommendations were in the pic she posted below…..

The exact list of her items can be found here http://www.laurenconrad.com/post/beauty-911-locked-and-loaded.

 

This basically is just an excuse for me to go out and buy a cute little beauty case and fill it with lots of supplies haha

 

XOXO

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