Hi my loves! It's time for another Recent Things Post. Lots has been happening in the SIL world so I have quite a bit to update you on - so grab a cup of tea or coffee, take a seat and let's get talking! (PS; I'd love to know your recent things too - so be sure to leave a comment)
Recent inspiration This bible verse is what I keep on reminding myself of over and over and over.
Recent health This time next week, I'll be hooked up to an IV with iron pumping through my veins. I don't know what the heck I'm going to do for 4-5 hours, but I'm glad that I'm finally getting something done. I'm just hoping and praying that this works (more on that below).
Recent things we've eaten lately
We've been on a bit of a pancake kick lately - but we've also eaten other things! :P The best meals lately? Homemade turkey meatballs, Mini Spinach and Ricotta Frittatas and Watermelon Couscous Salad (recipes coming soon for the meatballs and couscous) were some dinner highlights and I made the most delicious baked carrot cake oatmeal that Jesse and I both loved so I'll have to share the recipe soon! I've also been eating the heck out of these Mint Chocolate Raw Bites. Hollyyyyyy yum.
Recent realisation.. sometimes you just need a hug - or a big ol' cry... or I'm just a sook. Yesterday my haematologist's appointment was a bit of a bummer. We found out I'm not anaemic (which is a good thing!) but do have low iron levels so an iron infusion may work but it also may not be the cause of my fatigue/pain/other issues and the doctor now isn't so certain. Why do doctors feel the need to be so mean? It's probably an end of the day thing, but my doctor decided to keep pushing down my positivity by telling me that I may have to deal with feeling like crap forever.
Not exactly what you want to hear when you just want to feel better - so naturally, I got upset. I'm someone who doesn't get frustrated or angry ever because I guess I don't really know how to - I just blubber away. Is anyone else like this?!
Recent song that's stuck in my head Mighty to Save by Jeremy Camp. Every week we sing it at church, I'm then singing it non stop for the next week. It's so catchy and makes you feel good!
Recent Thing I did... In fact, the last thing I did was clean the house (and move Chanel's toy from under that couch - that dog keeps her toys all over the house so she can have one to grab and bring to you at any moment and she knows exactly where every single one is). Friday is house cleaning day - ohhhhhh the exciting life I lead, guys!
Recent beauty fave is definitely not a glamorous beauty fave, but a necessary one. I swear by this Home Health Blemish Treatment Lotion which is just US$6.83 on iHerb. It lasts me ages and really really works. It's gentle enough to not irritate my super sensitive skin but works enough to clear up annoying blemishes. Lately my skin had been driving me nuts (which the haematologist thinks could be related to my low iron levels) and I'd completely ran out, but after my iHerb order arrived with more and I used it for just 2 days, my skin cleared right up!
Recent triumph... I finally categorised my pinterest boards! I'd been putting it off for ages but I've finally done it - and now recipes are all neat and tidy in their little homes - whether you're looking for savoury recipes, oatmeal recipes, pancakes, cookies, chia pudding or whatever else!
Recent obsessions... ABC's Baby Daddy. Jesse and I have been watching it on Netflix and we are totally obsessed. Only pet peeve? That Riley has the cutest outfits that I neeeeeeeeeeeed and it totally annoyed me that they switched the babies that played Emma in the second season - even though they're both two very cute sets of twins.
Recent pondering... this Rise of the Grudge Workforce Infographic from Suncorp really got me thinking (I won't post the full infographic as it's quite large, just click on the link). It really does feel like the retirement age is getting older and older. My Pa retired when he was in his 60's, yet I know of family friends who are still working today veering close to 80 - so what will be the case when we get older?
Saving for a home is hard enough, but planning for the future also involves thinking way further ahead. At the moment we're definitely in the now - saving for a home and focusing mainly on that, but it definitely makes sense to start planning for our future and thinking about our super now rather than freaking out later.
Recent discoveries... I've found a bunch of new to me blogs lately and I'd love to find more - so leave your own blog link in the comments or share some of your faves!
Tell me, I want to know some of your recents:
- The song stuck in your head
- The TV show you're loving
- Your recent beauty faves
- The best thing you've eaten this week?
And what do you think - do you feel like you'll be working forever?
PS: Leave me your Pinterest links so I can follow you too!