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Valentine’s Day and why I don’t celebrate it

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I never really liked Valentine’s day. Not because I thought it sucked being single (really, I think it’s great – entire pizza to yourself, don’t have to shave your legs, can fangirl as much as you want without your better half looking at you like he’s considering getting you locked up… ) but because I just don’t get it.

Think about it; this super random day is THE day to show your love to your better half/the girl you’ve been trying to woo for three months now, by spending all your money on half-decent chocolate, über expensive jewelry she’ll probably exchange the next day, and flowers that will die by the end of the week. Why?

Isn’t it better to celebrate your love (or being in love) every day? Now, we do have a toddler so it’s not like we can gaze into each others eyes and talk for hours every day. A lot of it is diapers, what to have for dinner, and “GOD, STOP TOUCHING THAT, YOU’LL ELECTROCUTE YOURSELF!” shouting. But we always make time for each other, in each our way. Hubby takes the kid every single morning so that I can sleep. Granted, I’ve been sick for 2 1/2 years so sleep is very important for me, otherwise I just don’t function, but EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. That’s quite something. He takes the smelly diapers (note to self: keep husband forever) and buys me my favorite chocolate just because. He tells me I look gorgeous (even when I soooo clearly don’t) and puts up with my immense talking even when he doesn’t care about the subject.

That’s the kind of love I want, not for him to feel forced to buy me stuff on a random, specific day. Hell, I don’t even expect gifts for our anniversary or wedding anniversary; I just want to spend the day doing something nice together, if it’s possible.

So, to everyone who does celebrate Valentine’s day – consider swapping the gift and the flowers out with a nice homemade dinner and a two hour talk. Or at least add it TO the gift. It means much, much more when it’s genuine. If you must give a gift, try giving something that your better half really wants. No matter if it’s a perfume, a book, a pair of socks… showing you actually listen when they talk is a 100 times better than getting a pair of earrings you’ll be exchanging tomorrow.

And to everyone who is single and feeling sad they don’t have anyone to celebrate it with? Buy yourself some really good chocolate, some nice tea, perhaps a new snuggly blanket, and enjoy that you can watch the Hell out of your favorite show without anyone trying to claim the remote 😉

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Harry Potter and You Read It HOW Many Times?

WARNING – this will be long. If you intend to read it all, I suggest you go get yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee 😉

Despite what people might think when reading my blog, I’m actually not a hair-and-makeup kind of girl. Sure, I like playing around with makeup, but that’s mainly because I’ve always been fascinating by everything that can be created and altered – paintings, drawings, collages, rearranging the furniture in the living room… It doesn’t really matter what it is, I just see most things as a blank canvas that I can’t leave untouched.

I definitely can leave my face untouched, I actually like the way I look most of the time. Yes, I definitely feel ugly and disgusting at times, but most of us do. But for most of the time, I like my face. I mean, it’s my face, you know? It’s hard not to like it after so many years 😉 Hell, I once went to the store in my husbands t-shirt and boxers – and nothing else. Because that’s how little I care about people’s opinions. But after getting sick, I started feeling really ugly and like I just HAD to wear make-up, which is why I ended up with owning so much.

I also ended up with a lot of unread books, which is what my point of this (already long) post is. I’m not an omg-my-nail-broke kind of girl. I’m the I’ll-just-read-one-more-chapter-oh-look-it’s-morning kind of girl. Or well, I was. Being sick takes its toll on you and everything fun you used to do just goes straight out the window when you need help to just sit up. Luckily, I’ve been feeling better and better lately, and although still sick, I can do things again and I feel like doing them, most of all. I wear out quickly and I have a son who demands a lot of attention, but I still manage to do a little work in my Wreck This Journal or, occasionally, read.

HPThanks to my brother, I own one of these beauties!

Yesterday I did what I always do – read Harry Potter. I’ve read the first four books many more times than I think any of your would ever guess 😉 (maybe I should make it a giveaway or something – the one who guesses, wins). I won’t tell you since it sounds like bragging, but I really love Harry Potter like a crazy person. The 5th I’ve only read twice and the 6th once, but it came out in the middle of exams and moving out for me to focus on books. This of course made me think that I should probably start reading some more. I miss it. A lot, even. When you usually read 5-6 books a week, reading two books in two years is cause for crying. I’m just having so many issues with deciding what to read or when to do it, that I can’t seem to get anywhere. So I choose Harry Potter, like I always do.

I have a Goodreads account (which I haven’t used for ages) which I’m thinking about trying to remember again. I think it’ a nice way of keeping track of your book and what you’ve read and want to read. Plus, I like buying new books and using the scanner because I’m a child 😀 Feel free to add me if you wish.

Also, I should really get my Wreck This Journal uploaded soon – it’s not finished yet but 90% of the book is done and it would be fun to show you guys.

How often do you read? What are your favorite books – or on your “to read” list? I could always use some inspiration 😉

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A little personal update

I’m sorry for the long absence. Constantly. I’m just sick a lot so I’m either sick or running to the doctor’s office 24/7. My blood-tests showed there might be something wrong with my liver and my new, nice doctor tried to reassure me greatly that, “It’s probably nothing serious, you’ll be fine” – as if I’m even worried about it. I’ve been sick every day for 2+ years now. I’d actually LOVE to know what the problem is, because then we could at least try to fix it.

So tomorrow I’m going there again (appointment at 10.30, woho…) to have more blood drawn (even more woho…) and then they’ll hopefully know something. If not, I’ll get a referral to the hospital where they’ll probably use me as a needle holder as well, but if it means they figure out what’s wrong with me, I’ll take it.

 

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Uuuuh… I’m alive!

Celine Dion songs aside, I’m actually not completely dead and buried yet. It’s just that when you get home at 16.50, have to make dinner, play with your kid, do homework, clean the house, spend time with your husband and sleep and shower somewhere in between all those things, there’s not a lot of time for blogging.

There’s also not a lot of time for blog-reading. I had over 680 unread posts on Bloglovin. Not being healthy, apparently, since I’m home sick since Friday. And everything is total chaos right now.

But my son is doing well, he’s a happy little monkey, he’s now walking everywhere, understands the sentence, “Do you want some chips” but doesn’t understand, “We have to sleep now” (always responds with a “… no!”) and understands what’s in the candy cupboard… clever little monkey, he is ;P

I’m trying very hard to make a meal plan for this week but it’s as if procrastination is so much easier than actually doing something useful. Maybe, if I ever finish it, I’ll upload it here! 😉

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Ice Bucket Challenge! – And what IS ALS even?

I’m sure you’ve all seen those Ice Bucket Challenges on facebook during the past few days. And I’m sure that, just like me, you have no idea why people were actually doing it. Or well, maybe – to raise money for this “ALS” thing, right?

But what is ALS? If you’re only going to watch one more ice bucket challenge video, let it be this one. It starts of funny but just watch the entire thing, please.

If you have anything to spare, please do. If you don’t, please share on Twitter, facebook, IG, Tumblr and your blog. If it were your friends or family in this situation, you’d wish people would do the same for you.

Take those 10 minutes to help make a difference! THANK YOU, my peeps!

 

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