Currently [January Edition]12:00 AM
It's 2017. The holidays are over. Time to get on with a new year with new challenges and opportunities. Who's excited?
I know that some people are glad to see 2016 end as it was a challenging year for most but my 2016 was incredible. I've been through my share of shitty years when all you want to do is hide, cry and wallow in self pity (I'm looking at you, 2004, 2008-2010 and 2014) but I think it's those tough times/years that make you really see how precious life really is; how important happiness is and teaches you about the important things - family, friends, love and happiness. The rest is just noise.
Anyway, we're all here for linkup shizz so let's get right to it! Here's what I'm currently....
Reading. Right now I have 4 library books and I plan to read all of them. Current book is a Buzzfeed book recommendaton about secret societies -- this one is about the US Federal Reserve. Is it true that this "reserve" has nothing to do with the government and is actually controlled by powerful bankers to maniuplate the global markets to their benefit?
Exercise. Aside from my regular muay thai, I bought a $70 groupon for 2 months of unlimited yoga at my local yoga studio (a savings of eleventy billion dollars; yoga is expensive yo!) and I can't wait to start again. I was a regular at my studio during work fuckoff time and saw great benefits to my overall mental balance, muscle endurance and strength. It also improved my muay thai since it helped with my flexibility and flexibility is key for powerful roundhouse kicks.
Health. Being an old hag at 41, my health is paramount and I have a few appointments lined up this year to ensure that my body is in top working condition - a colonoscopy consult (not that it's needed but I asked for one; it doesn't hurt to get info), a pelvic exam (hate these but again, good to see what's going on in there to make sure there aren't any unwanted guests aka the big C). I've been toying with the idea of getting a mammogram but I'm seriously wondering how my teeny tiny boobs will even make it into those machines? They'd probably have to put those two xray plates on either side of my body so I'd end up just doing a chest xray #smallboobproblems.
Drinking. At the risk of sounding like a bourgey douchebag, I'm drinking $60 coffee. Yes, coffee that costs $60 per pound. Not even joking about that price. I've seen this coffee at my local coffee place and always thought "who in their right mind would pay $60 for coffee?!".
Well, my aunt came back from the motherland and brought us this gem:
I hung on to this bag for as long as I could and when I ran out of my regular stash, I dug right into it.
Seriously. Leo's expression says it all about the quality and taste of this coffee. I actually think it's ruined me for all other coffees but I refuse to dish out that kind of cash...even though I'll probably drink my other coffees with contempt and will forever compare all other coffees to this one.
Wearing. My new favourite sweater! It's so cozy and warm and comfy.
And because I love this pattern, I decided to make matching hats because fuck paying $50 for the hats....free is much better:
Proud of. My craft room/office space. This area been a work in progress for about a year now and over the holidays, I finally got some time to actually reorganize my space and complete my pegboard corner. My brilliant storage hack and use of dollar store bins (because fuck full price shit) worked out perfectly.
Linking up with Kristen