Josh and Jordan are downstairs shooting next Monday’s video right now. My scenes for the week are finished, I’ve got chicken soup simmering on the stove, and a pain pill in my system making me the slightest bit woozy and loopy. My only responsibility left for today is to write this blog post. So here I am! Writing this blog post. Meta.
Oh hey, I got to see Rogue One!! I was surprised that I was able to go out of the house for a few hours so soon after surgery. It was a nice distraction from recovery, and I REALLY enjoyed the movie! I would like to see it again when I am not on pain pills haha.
I haven’t gotten to see my family yet since my surgery, but hopefully I will get to tomorrow before they leave for their Christmas traveling.
I couldn’t get to sleep last night until almost dawn.. For some reason, my mind kept obsessing over future meal plans. Y’know when you’re low on sleep and your brain picks a random thing to fixate on? I literally spent at least an hour reciting the recipe for chicken soup to myself. 3 carrots. 3 ribs of celery. an onion. garlic. i think i have some frozen kale. chicken breasts. chicken broth. salt and pepper. herbs. a bay leaf. sauté veggies, add broth and cooked chicken, simmer at least a half hour. don’t forget to take out the bay leaf. REPEAT.
Why do our minds obsess like this sometimes?
When I finally did fall asleep, I had a weird dream in which I had an argument with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time – the kind of dream with details that stick with you for a couple hours until you realize oh right, that didn’t actually happen.. no need to apologize for what dreamKelli said last night. Haha.
Today I am feeling good, and a little loopy. I’m thrilled that this time my post-surgery recovery is so mild. I cannot express how different it was last time.. I was out of commission for weeks! Months, even. It’s looking like I’ll back to mostly normal by this time next week. Here’s hoping the surgery will prove to be helpful in the long run.
This week, I’m thankful for
• such a mild recovery period! • pain pills • chicken soup • Star Wars • pomegranate jello • magnesium powder • warm baths • cheesy Christmas movies • fun new emojis • comfy socks • twitter friends • my new hairbrush • the good night’s sleep I’ll hopefully have tonight •
Switching gears here; have any of you given any thought to your New Years Resolutions for 2017? Are you making any this year, or do you think they are silly? I personally love setting goals (duh lol) but I prefer monthly and weekly goals instead of yearly goals. I think it’s important to be realistic too, otherwise you’re setting yourself up for failure. New Years Resolutions can be helpful in forming the direction of your monthly and weekly goals, but I feel like a lot of times NYR’s can become overwhelming and therefore unsuccessful for most people. I do like to start at least one big year-long project with each New Year, so I guess that counts as a resolution! But I haven’t decided what my 2017 project will be yet. We shall see… What about you guys?