Eight Hours Phone Free

Hello! Happy mid-week you guys, ya’ll, friends?! What do ya’ll say? I’ve been meaning to pay attention to how I address a group of friends or my family, and have kind of forgotten to notice what rolls off the tongue…ANY WAY. Last night I came home to discover that I had left my phone charger at one of the houses I nanny at. I had about 25% battery left. My initial reaction was panic, but it was a quiet panic. I could have gone over to a friend’s house or to my brother or sister’s to charge my beloved phone, but I didn’t. I decided to wait it out until today at Noon when I would be back with my charger.

See, I’ve been thinking anyway about how much technology affects good, solid sleep. Lately, when I wake up, I am SO groggy and my eyes are TIRED. I’ve gotten into the worst habit of falling deep down into the Instagram/Facebook hole right before I turn off the light. Sometimes I don’t even look at a book anymore before bedtime. Now, that is sad ya’ll! Are you guys in the same boat??

Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple stated recently in one of her IG posts, that she doesn’t spend a lot of time on social media for adrenal, thyroid, and hormonal reasons, and maybe there’s some truth to that? I don’t know, I haven’t asked Amie or done the research behind that, but I do know that I noticed just a little bit of a refreshed/rested feeling when I got up this morning. I think I stopped scrolling through all social media around 8PM last night, btw. So yeah, I think I’m gonna set a curfew for myself with social media. Maybe 8:00/8:30PM? I’ll report back.

For some reason, watching Bloodline on Netflix on your laptop in bed before bedtime, doesn’t seem to have the same affect!? 😉 With a show like Bloodline, you would think it would!

Have a good one ya’ll…

Ellen

 

Hi How Are You

That’s what I feel like saying to you all after over a month-long break from this blogosphere (a new word I stumbled upon, thanks to one of my cousins!). I’m not going to re-hash what all I’ve been up to the last month and half, because that may sound boring and mundane. To me at least. Although there’s A LOT!! More later.

As I write this post, I’m enjoying a home-cooked lunch. Man, it feels and tastes so good to be cooking again I feel like I haven’t really cooked for myself in a few weeks. I’ve just been haphazardly throwing together salads with black beans, rice, tomatoes, zucchini and warming up toast with almond butter and raspberry jam. I should clarify though, that my idea of cooking is roasting up some vegetables, boiling pasta, maybe sauteing some greens, and voila, I have lunch/dinner/leftovers!

I’m also listening to Norah Jones. I love her voice and her band. Norah Jones reminds me of the early 2000’s. Perhaps we are still in the early 2,000s? Feels like lifetimes ago though. Do you ever feel like you’re still in a certain decade or is there a time in your life that you can’t seem to forget, or don’t want to forget? For me, that’s probably 2000-2010. The years of Norah Jones, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated. Those were good years and good movies.

Anyway. Yeah, just thought I’d check in and get some random thoughts out. There are certainly more thoughts to be shared, but that’s good for now.

I’m off to clean up and grease up for some pool time with my family. I have some work to do and things to get ready for the week, but I feel like I should be with family and be social for a little while.

Happy Sunday ya’ll!

-Ellen