Day 21 ~ coming out of it and new (old) practices

Day 21 ~ January 20th, 2017

I am just coming out from a horrible cold the last few days. I had the worst death cough ever for the last week and a bit. My chest is absolutely killing me! I can’t remember when I was this sick, it’s got to be close to ten years, just ridiculous.
Thankfully it seems to be mostly behind me now, though it seems I am losing my voice a little…? At least that doesn’t cause me any discomfort though so I can’t say that I mind it.

I am glad that I kept up with all my regular exercising even with feeling like total crap for over a week. It was tough some days, especially with getting so little sleep every night.
The fact that I have stuck with Yoga daily for almost three weeks is kind of blowing my mind a bit. I’ve never stuck with a yoga program this long before, but I am so stoked that I’ve kept up with it. I think I will start another right after finishing this one too as it’s been an amazing daily practice for my achy body and for my busy mind.

Getting through the Pre-Calc 11 Math is difficult, not in terms of my ability, but in terms of interest. Dear god is math ever boring!!!! *bawling emoji here* Plus, I need basically complete quiet when working on it so I don’t lose focus and that is not something that happens all that often at home. And sitting still for long periods of time is near impossible for me so I can’t have any distractions while trying to do it either. I will get through it because I have to, but it is going to be a challenge for me!

I think I am going to do a daily 3-5 things I am grateful for again. Not for any specific purpose other than it’s a good practice that really makes a difference in overall mentality in the long run and I would like to pick it up once more.

So, starting today the things that I am grateful for are:

~ not needing to blow my nose ever few minutes
~ my son not being sick anymore either
~ finding a new Korean show to watch with minimal work at locating subtitles
~ that my son loves swimming!
~ above freezing temperatures

And on that, I think that’s it for today! Hopefully I can get back to these daily posts as I am so behind already!

Cheers ~ ✌


Day 365 ~ daily gratitude (#4 is DONE!)

Day 365

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) I do push-ups or sit-ups to warm myself up instead of turning up the heat

(2) I get to make a short morning exercise program for Hulkhands!

(3) my mom taking my son for a sleepover tonight! (Thanks Mom :))

(4) I get to spend the evening ringing in the new year with some of my favourite people *excited happy dance*

(5) new beginnings and adventures!! Bring on 2015!!!


This is all DONE as of today and it was actually a lot of fun most days! I am a rather optimistic person so I didn’t find it too challenging but there were some days where it was close to impossible to find five things to be grateful for in a 24 hour period. I think that anyone who does this will definitely find by the end of it that they will be a little more cheerful and you’ll find less things to complain about in any situation/setting 😀

Days 361 to 363 ~ daily gratitude

Day 361

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) my son getting dressed on his own this morning!!

(2) I’m good at handling money

(3) catching up on some journaling today

(4) being able to sit in silence with a book for more than a few minutes this afternoon

(5) almost all the house is finally organized! It’s only taken just over a year…

Day 362 & 363 Here

Days 357 to 360 ~ daily gratitude

Day 357

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) how arm the winter has been so far

(2) actually finding a hair elastic today. Not that I needed it but they all disappear very quickly when my son is around…

(3) getting out for a 3 km run this evening

(4) no holds coming in at the library before the holiday closure until the beginning of January

(5) fine tip pens

Days 358 to 360 This Way

Day 356 ~ daily gratitude

Day 356

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) waking up early but just not getting out of bed because I didn’t have to

(2) my knee brace

(3) making progress on the felt board I am putting together for my son

(4) Hulkhands cleaning the stove today. It needed it badly!

(5) fantastic post-hardcore/alternative/rock covers of pop songs

Love the Way You Lie ~ A Skylit Drive

Firework ~ My Ticket Home

Bye, Bye, Bye ~ Our Last Night Ft. Cody Carson of Set it Off

Days 353 & 355 ~ daily gratitude

Day 353

I’m Grateful For/That…

(1) I’m all prepared for Christmas now!!

(2) my son is independently using “all done” more often now. Less frustration for everyone!

(3) Hulkhands is home today 😀

(4) getting the Anime shows/movie wallet all organized again and adding in the new stuff

(5) re-arranging the video games and separating all the kids movies to their own shelf

Day 354 & 355 Cont. Here