It seems like every time I sit down to write a blog my mind goes completely blank and I have no idea what to write. I want to say something really meaningful, or insightful but I just end up talking about my day because that’s all I can think of. Not that I think it’s wrong to blog about your day, after all that’s what life is a series of days. It’s just I always think of good things I want to hit on, but when I’m here sitting in front of the keyboard I can’t seem to recall them. I guess that’s why my updates seem to be few and far between these days. I really admire those bloggers who can actually post on a set schedule and never seem to be short of things to say. I take my hat off to you, you’re awesome. And those who post everyday and sometimes more than once a day, you amaze me and I bow at your feet I’ve had such a crazy hectic year that I’ve neglected the things I enjoy doing in life, one of them being blogging and updating content on my sites. I say this because earlier in the year I was getting these terrible stomach pains and was later diagnosed with a gastric ulcer. It’s kind of like a strong burning sensation just below my breast bone on my right side. Anyways, I took acid reflux medicine and adopted a more “ulcer friendly” diet and the pain pretty much went away after about a month. I’ve noticed lately that when I’m feeling really stressed the ulcer seems to flare up really bad, well and also because I tend to eat more unhealthy when I’m stressed. Anyway with moving, unpacking, and trying to get settled and the stress that comes with doing all of this around the holidays, my stomach has really been killing me. I went to the doctor to make sure it wasn’t bleeding or anything and in addition to reminding me of the foods I should try to avoid, she also said something that really stuck with me and made me think. She asked me how often I do things I enjoy to relax myself, as opposed to only doing the things in life that I know have to be done. Well that got me thinking about things I enjoy and so I’m now on a mission to get back to doing the things that make me happy in life. It will be interesting to see if I can actually stop worrying long enough to do this, and if in fact I do, will it help my stomach troubles? I’m probably going to make this my New Year’s resolution, we shall see.
On another note, if you celebrate Christmas, are you ready for it yet? I know I am not. I still have some shopping to do, hopefully I’ll get it all done tomorrow! Time is running out, and though I’m a natural procrastinator, I have been so busy with my move, Christmas shopping really hasn’t been a priority on my to do list. Now that I’m mostly settled I’m trying to cram it all in during this last week when normally I’d be finished by now. Not smart! I do love Christmas and I really get into doing all the things you really only do during this time of year. With moving though, this year that has been a little lacking on the fun holiday activities, so tonight I made sugar xmas cookies and hubby and I decorated them. Well I think he probably ate more than he decorated but it was fun lol! Side note: I did something fun and enjoyable and I haven’t had ulcer pain all night, maybe there is something to relaxing. Back to topic, I thought I’d share a couple pics of our finished product, we ended up making about 3 dozen. They are a little sloppy, and we somehow ended up working with the world’s thickest red icing, but overall I think they turned out cute. At least they taste good, which let’s face it, is what’s really important! Big love people