I woke up this morning feeling chilled but hot with fever and throat too sore. I had all this plans about going outside and enjoying the weak sunlight but the pounding headache restricted me to my bed.
I rarely get sick. I may be underweight and thin but I seldom get sick even when I am surrounded by people sneezing and coughing their lungs out. But today, I’m feeling terrible. I made myself a chicken soup from a packet and pretended it was the delicious soup my mom would make when I was a kid and sick and didn’t have an appetite to eat.
I found myself with lots of free time. And I did not find things to do like I used to. At first it made me antsy because when I’m not busy I feel like I am wasting time. But this week was different. I literally did not do anything (that’s work related). I started each day at around 10 or 11. I ate brunch at this nice café that serves greasy english breakfast…it was delicious. I found cute accessories at this shop that’s closing so everything was really sold at amazingly low prices. I bought cardigan that has classy gold buttons. I bought groceries that hopefully will actually get cooked. And I found these patches that are applied on the soles of the feet to aid sleep. I tried it and I did have a good sleep but to be able to say it was effective I should at least try it several times but I’m reluctant to do that at the moment because the essential oil (stale smell) sticks to the sheets and I had to wash them all the next day. But I might try it again when I’m desperate for sleep.
I reconnected with friends I haven’t talked to in a while. I realized that I have great people around me (most of them are not physically around but they can be reached any time). I am getting better at not getting negative things affect me. It helps that I am a mind-over-heart kind of person. I decided to block and cut off toxic people.
The sun was bright this week! I was able to wear my summer dresses. I had a great time rediscovering the restaurants near me. I found cute shops in London that actually have my size. I found promising skin care products I am excited to try.
The sleeping difficulty is abating. I sleep at a decent hour. There is less waking up at three in the morning. I am waking up more energized. I do still have difficult nights but they are far apart and when this happen, I know the insomnia cycle is going to end.
I cooked and my sister was a vegan. There’s nothing more pretentious than that. My sister was up early to do her grocery shopping for her vegan menu of the day which was pad thai. Between the two of us, she’s the “better” cook. Although, I might be doing her a disfavor by comparing her cooking skill to me which is non-existent. She does cook pasta very well. And her japanese omelette is really nice. It’s called Tamagoyaki.
When I cook on the other hand, it’s more like a trial and error and the chance of getting it right is 1:5 with one being an accident.
So, we cooked the morning away and I am happy to say we did a great job.
This turned out surprisingly well. And because I love fried rice, I cooked some as well. I know the soup and fried rice don’t match but hey, I was quite happy with everything.
And here’s the delicious pad thai my sister made. I swear she’s getting really good at this vegan recipes.
So by late evening, I thought that was it. She was able to go complete vegan for a day…well until I saw her putting 2 spoonfuls of fried rice (it has ham on it!) on the pad thai.