Gifting, Re-Gifting, and Reciprocity

Anyone else as stressed out about gifting as I am?!

This is on my mind bc I’m getting a bonus next week from work and I’m seriously considering buying all my Xmas gifts with it (lol, yes in August) bc there’s so much uncertainty about if I’ll still have a job in Dec. And with this year being so abnormal I kinda want my family’s Xmas to be as close to normal as possible.

And I actually enjoy gifting. EXCEPT the part where they give me something in return. Gosh, I HATE receiving gifts.

My problem is that I’m not a materialistic person, so I don’t obtain much pleasure in acquiring things, and I never go shopping for myself except for essentials. Acquiring things actually causes more of a burden on me bc I get anxiety when things are out of place or when things don’t yet have a place. So when I receive something it usually sits out on my counter until I can create a “place” for it. And my space is very limited here so it does create a stress for me. I wish I could explain better why it drives me so crazy.

I actually re-gift ALOT too. Like, all the time. But it doesn’t help my dilemma bc every time I gift or re-gift, then they reciprocate and I get something back. So I’m at square one all over again. I don’t make any progress.

Lol I can actually vent about this topic forever but you all probably get the point by now. 🤗

Weird Headaches

So I’ve been having this weird headache in the back of my head, close to my neck. It’s not throbbing, but constant. Nothing relieves it – not caffeine, not pain meds, not sleep. I could actually still feel it while I was asleep! How is that even possible?! And it’s lasted an entire week.

I’ve never had a headache like this before. A “normal” headache for me is a throbbing pain in the front of my head, close to my eyes. It’s usually caused by stress and/or high blood pressure. And I can relieve it numerous ways.

I’m actually all better today (finally!) and I’m stumped as to what happened and why. And I’d love to prevent it from ever happening again.

I actually had an appointment with my doctor today. I made the appointment on Tues when I was feeling unwell. But the soonest they could see me was today and I woke up perfectly fine. Lol, figures.

They ran labs on me and everything came back normal. My blood, my blood pressure, and my urine all were within normal range.

So… I have no answers today folks. Doctor says if it happens again that I can get a brain scan. Wow, that seems intense but ok. Hopefully it won’t happen again.

Have you guys experienced a mystery headache like this before? Low, back of the head, persistent, etc… What resolution did you get?

Lockdown Family Fun

Hi everyone! Like most of us, the majority of our favorite entertainment options have been a no-go this summer. Our concerts have been cancelled, as well as our beach trip. And our regular Saturday matinee movies are closed.

But one thing that’s been extremely entertaining to both myself and my kid, and has successfully gotten us out of the house almost everyday, has been the PokemonGo game we’ve downloaded on a cell phone.

We get out everyday and drive all over our city looking for these Pokemon and collecting items. If it’s nice outside and we can avoid people then we park the car and walk around too. But otherwise we just play in the car and still have fun.

I just love it bc I hate feeling like I’m stuck in the house.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this in case you guys are running low of ideas to keep yourselves from going stir-crazy at home. Kids love it too.

It’s My Birthday!

Hi everyone! I started a blog as my birthday present to myself!

I hope I don’t bore all of you to death while I figure out how this all works and gain some traction.

Also, anyone want to leave behind any tips or tricks that a newbie wouldn’t know?