Friday, September 13, 2013

Good things, lately

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+ A date last weekend with R: Super novel since given his schedule (which you've heard me whine about before) we don't have the same weekends and he goes to work quite early, which makes nights out tricky. Friday evening we planned to have cocktails on Pera Soho's rooftop and then go home, except after two stiff drinks we just meandered downstairs to the restaurant and had a proper dinner.

+ Being tucked in: I've been having a wee-bit-o-trouble falling asleep lately. Could it be stress related? Methinks so. No matter that my usual routine is generally pretty sleep-supporting, but neither that nor my go-to bag of tricks has helped lately. I'm so very tired, yet can't manage to fall asleep until 1-2 hours after getting in bed and I don't sleep all the way through the night anymore. I fill those hours list making (which is probably what kept me awake anyway). Oddly enough, I sleep my deepest for about 20 minutes in the morning, right after R leaves. And no, it's not just because he's gone, but he does this thing where he'll get up, go get ready, and then come back to the bedroom just before leaving to say goodbye and retuck the sheets around me. And then I'm OUT until my alarm wakes me up. Now how to get him to go to bed after me at night so he can do the same?

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+ Hurraw Vata lip balm: I popped this in my little Currently sidebar, but in case no one reads that but me, y'all have got to get some of this goodness from Hurraw. After my first order of organic, raw, and vegan goodness was packaged, received and used so lovingly, I placed another order in June for some more: another Chai Spice (become it's that good), Coconut (perfect for summer) and one of their new ayurvedic balms, Vata (um, cardamom, rose and almond? yes, please!). I waffled between Vata and Pitta (lemongrass, coconut and peppermint), but ultimately the cardamom and thoughts of autumn won me over, but no matter, those nice chickadees sent me Pitta anyway! (After two orders with two freebies, I think this is their standard practice). So. Good.

+ Order from Nuts.com: More recently, I also placed an order for some goodies like macadamia nuts, hemp seeds, chlorella and spirulina from Nuts.com and while I didn't pay for it, they shipped it overnight in the most adorable packaging. Super cute and cheery.

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  1. it seems like you guys are having a wonderful weather in the city :) I hope you are able to sleep-in this weekend and catch up on Zzzzz

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    1. Thanks, dear! Definitely my favorite time of the year...crisp and sunny days make me happy!

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  2. Ugh, the sleep thing. It's so frustrating. The last couple of nights have been better for me, although I still toss and turn quite a bit. Per a recommendation from a friend, I've been spending about 10 mins in savasana when I first get into bed, visualizing each muscle relaxing, beginning with my toes and working my way up. It's actually been working too, as I fall asleep before I get to my head. :) Maybe you could try something like that?
    And that hurraw lip balm - I was SO close to ordering some last week. Maybe I will treat myself... :)

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    1. Glad to hear you've had some relief! Will definitely try some pre-sleep savana now. I had been doing this other technique I'd heard of, which involved imagining you were falling backwards and your limbs were weightless. Your idea sounds much more civilized ;).

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  3. Okay, so I literally clicked over from here to Hurraw and went to town. Vata balm, chai spice, earl grey, coffee (for Aaron because he's always stealing my lip balm), and cinnamon. Perfect for cooler weather! I *almost* ordered Pitta and Kapha too, but got a hold of myself. I have a lip balm "problem".

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    1. Yayyyyyy! This makes me SO happy! I'm excited for you ;). Great choices, too! Maybe you'll find either Pitta or Kapha included with your package as a bonus treat!

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J.