Oh my goodness. Chester was super cuddly when I came home today and wanted nothing more than to just rub his scent all over my arms and legs. I happened to get a picture of him licking my arm! I love that you can see his tongue in this picture 😀
I am trying to make more of an effort to be positive as often as possible. It’s easy to be pessimistic about everything, but not quite as easy to see the good and happy in things. This is especially not always easy to do when the weather is awful and it’s gloomy most days. Indiana is quite ugly this time of year. I’ve rarely seen the sun for months. Sometimes I wonder why I even live here. It can be really depressing. This weekend, I made an effort to work out everyday, Blogilates style, and to eat healthy foods. I even started drinking fruit infused water, which I brought to work today. Lemon-infused water = really refreshing! It really helped reduce my chronic bloating today, gross, but it’s the truth.
All you need to make fruit-infused water is your favorite fruits, some ice, and water. Put these in the container, preferably a water bottle, pitcher, or even jar, and let it sit for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. I tried mandarin oranges and blueberries on Saturday and it was pretty yummy too.
After an incident on Friday when a new friend came to our house and then wanted to go home after we ate at a restaurant because he was feeling “under the weather”, I was in desperate need of some relaxation and anti-anxiety time.
One thing that always gives me some relaxation is crocheting. I love to just sit on the couch with the natural lighting and crochet something. I am almost finished with a dress for my niece. It’s so delicate and cute.
I hope it actually fits her.
I also began work on a baby blanket for a friend’s baby shower coming up.
I’m loving the scalloped edges!
A lot of baby stuff, but I like using the yarn meant for baby things because it’s so soft and delicate.
What sort of things do you do to relax and to stay positive? Have you tried infusing water? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂