Achievement Unlocked: July 2016
I took the photo in the banner above in San Diego. By chance I got a photo of a bird flying in a pretty clean patch of sky.
It’s August, which means another recap of the previous month. As I mentioned in my previous post, I fell ill, and it really hurt to talk, and my nose was on fire all weekend. I took yesterday off work, and I didn’t see myself getting better quickly. But I took today off as well, and I was surprised to find that following my morning coughing fit and spitting up huge amounts of phlegm (gross), I actually feel much better. I still have a dry throat and I’m drinking as much tea and soup as I can, but my appetite has disappeared. I’m trying to stay warm with the heater on and I think I’ll be fit enough to work tomorrow, but I don’t think I’ll survive the long commute, so I am thinking of working from home. It will save me making anyone else ill, too.
I try to make the most of my time when I’m home ill. Sometimes they are the worst days for some people, depending on how ill they are. Usually I’m in bed the whole day, but I usually read articles on the internet, and read blogs. Have a nap every now and then. Today I painted my nails as I read. I painted them white then stuck some nail wraps over them for effect. I’ve posted a photo on Instagram.
Since I missed posting a Fashion Friday Q&A last Friday I am accepting questions to answer for this Friday! So please post them in the comments or send them through. 🙂
Just before writing this, I was:
Replying to messages from some of my blog friends.
This past month, I achieved:
Nick and I spent our last days of our trip in Singapore. We caught up with our families and successfully booked the date and venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! 🎉 It’s all super exciting and I’m also excited to post more about our wedding plans.
I went to the United States for the first time, visiting San Diego on a work trip. I didn’t get to see many sights, though.
Also saw Hey Geronimo for the thirtieth time – again, I am so proud of them releasing their debut album! Seeing them play live is hardly an achievement, though, since I make sure I go every single time!
This past month, I was grateful for:
My workplace spending money on us to travel to San Diego, even though I didn’t enjoy the trip a lot and found it so tiring.
This past month, I learned:
That I owe $3000 to the government, which makes me an angry child. That’s what you get for taking out a loan on a postgraduate degree and working as a professional…!
This past month, I got bored of:
Reading articles about web development. There has been nothing groundbreaking lately.
But that’s OK, because I enjoyed:
The chilli chai tea that I bought in London. It’s the best. I am crying thinking of what I will do when I finish the whole bag. 😢
Today, something that made me happy was:
Also, I feel a great deal better, so I’m on the mend!
Today, something I could have done better was:
Well, I could have vacuumed my room, but there is still time left tonight to do so.
Tomorrow, I’m going to:
Hopefully feel good enough to work from home.
Next month, I’m looking forward to:
Seeing Aladdin the musical! Nick’s already seen it (boo) but it’ll be hitting Sydney in August. I think it’ll be really good.
Next month, I’m going to make the positive change of:
August is going to be my month where I try to sleep a lot earlier than midnight and get up in time with no stress. I know this is a goal that I’ve probably had for a while, but I am determined about it now. And I’m also going to catch up with a lot of my friends, I can’t wait for that.
One thing on my to-do list is:
To make an appointment with the orthodontist. My bottom retainer/plate broke… I need to get it replaced. 😞
One happy photo from this month is:
If I had to write a book or record a film about this past month, I would call it:
Rollin’: Just Taking Life As It Comes
After I post this, I’m going to:
Put on a pot of tea. 😄