Thursday, April 1, 2021

Right now I am...

... happy that my ear infections seems to be over (well, almost)

... annoyed to have to admit that I now have a headache though. A real three-day one, I think. I woke up with it yesterday and it's still there. 

... kind of pleased with myself that I haven't taken any painkillers yet. Even though I always stick to paracetamol and ibuprofen (we don't even have anything stronger), I feel I sometimes take too much. I would love to be able to do without (even paracetamol can cause rebound headaches - my mom suffered from this). So I'm trying to sit this headache out. So far, so good.

... looking forward to doing a bit of weeding in the overgrown part of the garden. I try to fill up the wheelbarrow at least once a day. That takes me about half an hour. Totally doable and it does make a difference. 

... trying to remind myself to make that phone call to my father (we have set times for our talks) an hour earlier. Summertime started in The Netherlands last weekend and on Monday I totally forgot about that.

... still trying to find my blogging routine. I've had my moments, but that's a long time ago. Thinking about picking up the daily picture thing this month.

... thinking about a lot of things that I don't want to post here. Maybe I need to start journaling to get some things off my chest.

... not too happy with where this blog post is going (too much complaining) and not sure what else to say. I'll end it here and give you some beautiful skies instead.



  1. If this double posts, sorry, I am having issues commenting on blogger. Lovely skies! I hope you find a way around the headaches. I have been having a bout of them due to a med I was taking. I am discovering there aren't many meds I can take that don't cause side effects anymore. Thinking I need to find natural options. Be Well!

    1. Nope, just once. I'm getting there. Just took it slowly today. I also find it helps to drink a tea of rosemary, mint and eucalyptus when I wake up with a headache. Rubbing a mix of rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil (mixed with a carrier oil) on my temples and forehead also helps.
      I hope you can find some natural options too!

    2. Details on the tea: I use about one teaspoon rosemary, half a teaspoon of each of the other two herbs on three cups of water. I let it steep for 12 minutes and drink it before breakfast (takes me about 90 minutes - two hours to finish it).

    3. Gosh, I need a template for advices like this... don't forget to strain the herbs out of the tea after those 12 minutes - you don't want to make it too strong.