Welcome back to Smiling Through Tears!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. The last two week’s were pretty rough when it comes to my health, but now that I am feeling better I plan on blogging daily again. My pneumonia is pretty much gone and the pain from the hysteroscopy is also gone. Thank goodness!

Friday I met my friend again for coffee. I figured it probably wasn’t the best idea to drink since I’ve been sick, so coffee it was. I can’t say it enough – but my friend is awesome! They are always here for me no matter what. It’s a nice change of pace because I’ve always had to be the bigger person and chase after my “friends.” I’m done with that and I refuse to put myself back into another situation like that. I rather have one friend then a few friends that are petty. My friend and I never run out of anything to talk about and it’s so laid back and relaxing. I can literally say anything to them and they don’t run, don’t get grossed out and are willing to listen. They put me in such a great mood and I forget about all of my “issues” when I’m with them. THANK YOU for being you.

The weather Saturday was pretty nice. In the morning I went with my parent’s and their beagle puppy Daisy to puppy socialization. It was so cute watching all of these puppies for an hour playing. They are so clumsy. I went for a very short walk with my mom afterwards. I decided that I was okay walking so I went to the Cleveland Metroparks and went on a very short hike by myself. It was nice to be outside with my thoughts and nature. When I got home I opened up the windows to get fresh air in the house while I went outside to do some spring cleanup in the yard. I’m still not allowed to overdo it until the bleeding is gone. When I came inside I napped on the couch for a couple hours. I didn’t mean to fall asleep but I haven’t done much of anything in two weeks, so it caught up with me. I can’t wait until Tuesday when I’m allowed to start working out again.

The weather today got up to 74º Fahrenheit. It was beautiful out. I got up and went grocery shopping for the week. Of course I forgot a handful of things so I have to go back tomorrow sometime. It’s okay though because it give’s me something to do and people to talk to. Yes, I talk to the grocery staff because they are super friendly and it helps me with my social anxiety. After grocery shopping I went to visit with a family that I use to dog sit for. Their dog passed away exactly a year ago today and it’s still pretty hard on them. However, they adopted a new puppy yesterday. He is SO cute!!! He is a three-month-old beagle mix and his name is Ziggy. I took him a puppy care package so he has many new toys to play with and bones to chew.

When I got home from visiting with the family and Ziggy I started my weekly meal prep. This is something that I’ve been doing every week for the past couple months and I’m starting to see a difference in my eating habits. If I have very healthy food that is high in protein already prepared to eat, I choose that over making something unhealthy. Sometimes the cravings are hard to curve but cutting out refined sugar has also helped me mentally and it’s much healthier. It took me a couple hours to get breakfast and lunches prepped and cooked and I’ll do the dinners tomorrow (after I go back to the grocery store!) I also took a short nap 🙂

So that was my weekend. I plan on going to bed early tonight so I can keep up the sleep routine I have going. I feel much more mentally stable and able to process things that happen, good or bad.

Is it just me or is it exciting see all the crocuses, tulips and daffodils starting to come up? It makes me smile!

To my new followers, welcome to Smiling Through Tears. This blog is a daily account of my struggle with mental health disorders. To all of my returning followers, thank you for supporting me and following my journey.

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