lördag 21 oktober 2017

Vacay mode

I’m in Spain enjoying a warm and sunny start to my one week vacation.

It’s been about +26 C today and no clouds in the sky. The sea was too cold for my tasting though, I put both my feet in it and then immediately stepped back up on the beach again. 😆

But it wasn’t a big issue for me, I was happy and content just relaxing in the sunshine. The rest of the family went into the water though, and a lot of others on the beach. I’m just very particular with the needed temperature for me to enjoy myself in the water. 

We went on a walk through our village in the afternoon, and tried a new way, in the opposite direction to the way we usually go. 

A nice walk, that ended with me spotting a silk heron.

Not the best pic I know, but the distance was too far to get a good one with the phone.

I’ll post more pics tomorrow. 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 19 oktober 2017

Spinal manipulation

Visited my chiropractor today and he was upset with me for not having made an appointment earlier. “No wonder you’re in so much pain” he said while doing that scary spinal manipulation. He started off with a long massage to soften up and relax my muscles in the back and neck, then the manipulation started. It sounds terrible, especially when doing the neck, but it feels great afterwards. 🙌🏻🙏🏻🙌🏻

He also gave me some new exercises to continue on working with my back. I will never have a normal/healthy spine, but working out correctly and taking good care of my spine, I will at least be pain free. That’s my goal. Be as good as I possibly can and hopefully without hurting too badly.

Now I’m off to bed, feeling very tired and ready for a week of vacationing in Spain. 

Leaving this gorgeous little guy and his sister at home, or rather at their loving second family’s home. My fabulous BFF Jezz. ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 18 oktober 2017

Back pains and sunshine

I’ve had problems with my back ever since my baby was born almost six years ago. I gained over 25 kilos in weight when being pregnant with her and maybe it’s all that extra weight that gave me these problems? I’m not completely sure where they come from, but it’s easy to blame the pregnancy. I’ve done x-rays, I’ve seen countless of doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists, and at times the pains have been next to none, and, as now, the pain is taking over completely. Making it hard to find a suitable position to feel pain relief and doing terrible things to my posture. And making me eat painkillers as candy (not strong ones, have decided to stay away from those). 

I’m not sure what started the pains this time, but I admit that it might have to do with me working out like a crazy person in Canada. At least that is when I started feeling the pain intensify. I’ve tried to rest my back muscles from heavy lifting and only stuck to running last week, but it doesn’t seem to have helped, so I’m not doing that either this week. Only resting. And seeing my chiropractor tomorrow! I had planned to do that after getting back from Spain, but making my appointment online tonight I found a spot tomorrow at lunchtime so I snatched that! I hope he can help me with the worst pain, and gives me the right exercises to keep it away! Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻

But! Although feeling that constant pain in my spine, I can’t feel anything other than happiness as the last ray of sunshine hits my face on the way home from work! What a beautiful autumn day we’ve had today! The air crisp and a bit chilly, and the sunshine making the yellow and orange leafs on the ground glow like gold. A day made for happy smiles!

I’ll tell you all about my visit at my chiropractor tomorrow! 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 17 oktober 2017

Two more days

Two more days and then I’m off to my vacation in Spain. One week of sunshine and warmth (I hope. Fingers crossed.) and some nice running along the beach in the evenings. I’ve really missed those amazing views from my runs there this summer. It makes the running so much more fun. 

It’s not the best time to leave work, but it rarely is in my line of work. I’ve already made plans to join in on a meeting through Skype, but I’m fine with that. I’ll probably need/want a break from the sun anyway. 😆

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

måndag 16 oktober 2017

Lessons learned

Sorry for not giving you my time much the last two days, it’s been totally crazy trying to get ready with all the finishing touches before the showing of our apartment. Now they’re both done so fingers crossed some of the visitors fell in love with it.

I think it looks close to perfect.

And hopefully someone else will too.

My lesson learned this weekend is that I really shouldn’t postpone (or underestimate) the work needed to be done before a showing. 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

lördag 14 oktober 2017

Get it done

Remember me telling you about everything I postponed instead of getting ready for the showing of our apartment? Well now I can’t postpone it any longer. Tomorrow is the big day, so it needs to happen today. 

I’m just going to enjoy this gorgeous cafe latte first. Slowly. 😜

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

torsdag 12 oktober 2017

Postponing the inevitable

This weekend our real estate agent is showing our apartment to presumable buyers, on both Sunday and Monday. And I’ve got tons to do before that, to make sure it’s at its best. Cleaning everything spotlessly and throwing things away (or just hiding them in the basement 😜). Organising all my wardrobes so that the buyers can see the potential space instead of my mess (yes, my closets are a disaster, the only space that I fail at keeping it organised). And leaving the cats at a friends house and getting rid of all traces of them. Tons to do. So I should start to work on that. Do I do it? Nope! It’ll probably be the only thing I do this weekend (until Sunday lunch when we need to leave the apartment). Stressing and getting angry at myself for not having started this process earlier. 😆

At least I have no one else to blame but me. So I keep postponing the inevitable, probably for no other reason than being a lazy butt. 🙈
I’ll keep you posted on the selling process and fingers crossed the bidding goes well. 🤞🏻

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

onsdag 11 oktober 2017

A short one

Just dropping by to say hello. Another busy day at work, but today I did manage to squeeze in lunch. 😜
As I told you yesterday I would, I started my morning in the gym. With a run. No heavy lifting, as promised. But I wanted to, so badly! 😆

I’m sorry for the bad quality in this pic, but I think you get the point; a run with a view. When running in Canada on the treadmill at the hotel gym, I had a video playing of running in the mountains on the screen in front of me, making it feel
like I was actually the one running there. Very nice. Kind of missed that today. Looking out over the half empty parking lot just isn’t as exiting! 😆

Tomorrow mini me’s kindergarten is closed (teachers being away on some business planning thingy), so I’ll be working from home keeping her company (or rather she keeping me company while working). So hopefully tomorrow will be less stressful! Fingers crossed!

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

tisdag 10 oktober 2017

Passing time

My day has been just as busy as I predicted it would be, I didn’t even have time for lunch. I know, that is not a good thing, and combined with me drinking buckets of coffee it’s a disaster waiting to happen. 😱 So when I got back home today I decided I would do nothing but relax. No household chores, no planning ahead or preparing for the showing of our apartment on Sunday, just a quiet evening with my little one. Not even cooking dinner, just enjoying a simple sandwich or two. As easy as it gets. Mini me loves sandwiches so to her this was a perfect dinner. I don’t really agree with her on that, but today I needed to keep it simple. 😋

But I was so worked up and high on caffeine so I had a hard time relaxing. Feeling more bored and uneasy about not doing anything. Probably so because I know tomorrow will be just as busy at work. But! After I put mini me to bed I lay down in a hot bubble bath forcing myself only to think about how to get my body and mind to relax. The warm water helped my muscles to let go of the tension and after a while my mind followed with. Just breathing and focusing on being present, right here, right now. Letting go of the day that has passed and ignoring what is to come tomorrow. 

So here I am now, relaxed and ready for sleep. I’ll start my busy day tomorrow by having a run on the treadmill at my gym. Keeping my promise to my PT about not working out this week (I know, technically running is working out too, but we’re in agreement that I could run). Looking forward to that. My muscles are still sore after Sunday’s PT session so it’ll be good to get them moving tomorrow. 

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss 

måndag 9 oktober 2017

Forget, forgot, forgotten

I was so tired today that I totally forgot about a meeting I was supposed to attend. It totally slipped my mind. I sat at my desk working instead, not even feeling I was missing out on something. Embarrassing! Totally not like me! I’ll do better tomorrow! I promise. It won’t happen again. How the meeting went without me? According to the report I got, ok, but they needed me there. 🙈

Hopefully this jetlag is wearing off so that I’m back in my fullest capacity tomorrow at the latest. I’m not used to feeling this tired and it’s definitely clouding my judgement. 
I have a totally packed day, full with meeting from early morning to late afternoon, including two interviews, so I need to be at my best. But it’ll be fine, I’m sure of it. I’ll just put on a smile and make it happen! 👍🏻😃

How’s your day been? Done anything fun? Like attending planned meetings and feeling full of energy all day?

Laters babes!

Over and out 
Pusspuss