Health & Well Being Sunday #5

This is going to be a very quick and very short update due to the fact that since my last Health and Well Being Post, I have been ill. I have had a chest infection which has been really painful. Initially I thought I had pulled a muscle in my chest but as the pain did not go away. Due to amount of pain I was in I decided it might be a good idea to go to the doctors, who confirmed it was indeed a chest infection but as my chest was clear there was no need for antibiotics. I did get some pain killers that made me feel very ill, so didn’t take them for long.

Due to the pain in my chest I have not been sleeping very well. Now lack of sleep is one of my triggers for migraines and I suspect this is why I have been completely floored by a migraine over the past few days. On Thursday I woke with a throbbing head which quickly turned into a migraine. I did attempt to go into work as usually I take the tablets and it disappears. About 90 minutes after arriving at work I was back home, in bed. I did not move for 6 hours. It hurt to much. Thursday night the pain lessened and on Friday it came back with a vengeance. Saturday was better sort of and today (Sunday) has been okay.

So as you can imagine exercising has not happened very much at all. Healthy eating and water drinking have but that is it.

I am hoping that tomorrow all my aches and pain will be better if not gone and so next time I do one of these Health and Well Being posts it will be more positive. Look out for Post 6 in two weeks time xx

101 Update…

In July 2016 I began my 101 Things in 1001 Days <<<Click Here for full list>>>

On Tuesday I will have exactly 2 years or 730 days to complete as many items on my 101 List as possible… argh!! Over the past couple of months I haven’t really given my 101 List a lot of thought.

However, I did complete 2 things in March

52. Sort out my Craft Cupboard 

70. Do something for Charity – Red Nose Day at work 

In Progress

72.Create a 101 List of My Favourite Movies 

One of the items I have started is to create a 101 List of my favourite movies. This is turning out to be harder than I thought because I like a lot more movies than I realised.  I keep adding new things taking things out categorising them. I think I am making this harder than I should. lol! 

I don’t want to bore you with everything that is in progress as we all could be here for a very long time.

Here are the statistics as they stand at this moment in time…

Currently in progress – 23/101

Completed – 6/101

Need to start / complete – 72/101 (That’s a big number)

During April I should have completed another item as I will have taken part in the A to Z April Challenge.

From May on-wards I will try and work a bit harder on my list.

Hope you like my update.

Take care

lu

Hello April…

Well, we certainly marched through last month and now a new month is once again upon us.  March was busy in lots of ways. I have finally got my bedroom roughly how I want it. I am not a 100% happy with it yet, which is why there is no photo, but once I am I will share.  My room is not very big so it does get cluttered very quickly.

My plans for April so far include having more blood tests and going back to the doctors… exciting.

My Quote for April is… 

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Blog Theme: Disney Characters

I currently don’t have a working graphics package on my computer. I did have Photoshop and Paintshop but they have both stopped working after the latest Windows update so I am stealing images from the internet. If they happen to be your images thank you very much for producing such delightful pictures.

You may have noticed that I am also participating in the A – Z April Challenge. My theme for the challenge is Disney Sidekicks (Supporting Characters). Yesterday I published the first post in the challenge, A is for… in this case A was for Abu from Aladdin. I have drawn a little picture too. I decided I was going to kick start my drawing again with this challenge so I hope it works?

I now have a fair amount of polystyrene for my “Sleeping Beauty Tower” project. This is to help build up the sides of the base.   It consists of a metre squared mdf base with a smaller mdf square attached to that and then there is three sided box on top of that. I am turning this into a cave.

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I am not sure whether this photo is big enough for you see. I have started layering some foam board to the side. I am hoping to try and make some steps to lead up to the tower. I am also thinking of making it look like a cave on a beach. Creating some sea, maybe a boat? I also acquired some lights on a string which I intend to fix in around the base so it looks like ground light.

I know it does not look like much at the moment but very soon, hopefully it will.

In Other News… 

I still haven’t read any books… Next Sunday I will do a quick update on my 101 list.

I hope you all have a good April and enjoy my A – Z challenge.

lu

Hello March

We are in the third month of the Year already! Can you believe it??? This is an on-going statement from me, but doesn’t time fly? I only wish I was having fun!

What fun random facts do I know about March? 

March – was named after the Roman god of war – Mars. It is believed that the month was named after Mars due it being the beginning of the military campaign season.

The old proverb states that “March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb”. This means that winter ends and spring begins.

Before Julius Caesar reformed the calendar. March was the first month of the year.

The official flower of March is a Daffodil which is appropriate as it matches the colour of Belle’s ball gown. This leads us nicely on too…

March on What is Hoped For?

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You may have noticed that the banner has changed to Beauty and the Beast. The banner is from the new Beauty and the Beast movie which is released on the 17 March 2017. I am so excited to see this movie. I have actually booked tickets to see it on the day of release… so happy!

So expect to see plenty of Beauty and the Beast themed posts during March and also the review of the new movie.

I also need to read more during March as I read no books during February as I couldn’t find them… due to clearing out my bedroom. eek!

March – Quote 

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I am now half way through my bedroom overhaul which means that I am hoping to actually do some creative work over the next few weeks. This means that I might have some of my hobbies to post on here.  I am even going to attempt a Beauty and the Beast themed piece of work.

A – Z April Challenge Theme Reveal

The date for the A – Z April Challenge is –  Monday 20 March 2017 

I think I have a theme idea. It’s not very exciting but I am looking forward to taking part in this Blog Challenge again.

So here’s to March… Hope you all have a good month?

lu

Getting Behind

My quote for February is –

“The Worst Enemy to Creativity is Self-Doubt” – Sylvia Plath

How many times have you talked yourself out of doing something because you have lacked confidence in your own ability? If you are anything like me, so many times that I have lost count. I have been plagued with self-doubt most of my life. There are many reasons behind this and I can sit here all day self analysing but it won’t make any difference. The only thing that will make anything change is – ACTION.  

In the words of The King (Elvis), “a little less conversation and a little more action please”.

This month (in between the migraines) I have been trying to be more active in various aspects of my life. Spiritually, Mentally, Physically and of course Creatively. In all of these aspects I have tried to put self doubt to the back of me and push myself into trying new things or improving on what I already know.

There has only been one hindrance to this (well, two if you include migraines) – I decided I was going to organise my bedroom and buy some new bedroom furniture. So, I broke my old bedroom furniture up. Half of my possessions are in bags in the conservatory, the other half in boxes and bags in my bedroom. The New wardrobe has arrived but the new chest of drawers… still waiting. Until this arrives I am unable to organise myself, as I want to move my room around and create a work station etc… I am roughly three weeks behind in my plan at the moment, which is annoying.

On a positive note though, it is giving me more time to research and formulate ideas.

I am still working on my 101 List and I am playing with the Bullet Journal. I hope to update you soon on some other things I am planning on doing.

Looking forward to the A – Z April Challenge. I think I have my theme sorted?

Next Sunday I will be of course be posting my Slimming Sunday post thinking about what I will be posting now. Hopefully there will be a few posts between now and then. I apologise of course for the lack of photo’s in today’s post. So, here is a photo that always makes me smile. Sea Otters holding hands so they don’t drift away from each other. 🙂

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Hope you all have a good week.

lu

Pinch… Punch… 101 Update

My Progress so far on my 101 Things in 1001 days

1 0 1   T H I N G S   I N   1 0 0 1   D A Y S 

It has been a 110 days since I began my latest 101 List – wow! So I thought I would do a brief update on what had been completed so far, in progress etc…

Completed 

32. Go to The Tower of London – 26/10/2016

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64. Make a calendar for my mom – October 2016 

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88. Go to a live Ballet Show – 08/10/2016 

89.Buy a New Laptop – 28/10/2016 

In Progress

28. Travel to 3 different continents – 1. USA 

29. Go to at least 30 places on my Travel Bucket List (I will list this in a separate post – mainly places in Florida)

34.  Read 60 Books – 7/60

38. Visit the Local Library 5 times  2/5

39. Try at Least 15 New Authors within Item 38 – 6/15

42. Maintain my Blog by posting at least once a week

45. Maintain my Writers notebook

40. Donate all Old Books

47. Complete a Colouring Book – The Secret Garden Colouring Book 

48. Finish Sleeping Beauty’s Tower

51. Fill a Sketch Book

55. Sort out my photos and put them on a flash drive

56. Take a photo for each letter of the Alphabet

72. Create a 101 List of My Favourite Movies

73. Collect 20 Blu-rays

74.  Watch a film from each year going as far back as I can go

75.  See 20 Movies at the Cinema 1/20 

76.  Write a review for all the Movies in item 75

As you can see I have quite a lot of things in progress. I am a little disappointed in myself that my Health and Fitness is not in progress, but this is due to not being well. I hope to running again tomorrow.