Friday, April 29, 2011

Uneventful Friday

The weather has really been horrible this past week and my health both mental and physical has taken a turn for the worse. I find myself unable to do much, instead I'm just sort of hanging around the apartment, eating plenty of zinc and vitamin C and trying to stay positive.

Today I:

1. Made some lasagna for Mr. C.

A traditional Bolognese/ white sauce / mozzarella cheese lasagna baked in Le Creuset glazed ceramic pan. This pan is my absolute favourite. Nothing ever burns inside and is always baked to perfection.

2. Finished a top I've been making based on the same pattern as my cowl neck dress.

All the outside seams are hand rolled. A time consuming process, but just perfect for my current state of mind. I find this sort of precise and delicate handwork relaxing.

I bought this polyester chiffon fabric while on visit to Timisoara, Romania over two years ago. It's been waiting patiently in my fabric closet for me to decide what to do with it. The top is cut on the bias, so it has a bit of stretch to it eliminating the need for a zipper. I'm quite pleased with the end result. I'll probably wear this layered over a navy blue top. Or maybe I'll even buy a plum coloured top to match it.

3. Had some soy bean stew for lunch

Any kind of vegetable stew is my go to comfort food whenever I feel a bit blue. The soy been come from a friend of my mum's who lives in the same village. Homegrown soy is a bit crunchier than store bought but it tastes about a hundred times better.

4. Watched the Royal Wedding

Yep, I succumbed to curiosity and tuned in for a portion of the ceremony. I have absolutely no intention to ramble on about my feelings about the ceremony, the dress or the royal family. Plenty of other bloggers will do this today.

So there you have it, the less glamorous side of my life. I do try to keep certain aspects of my life private. I hate to whine or look for sympathy but since I am writing this blog to connect with people I felt my readers deserve a more in depth view into my personal affairs and state of mind.
Have a happy Friday!


  1. First now, I noticed this post, hidden under the movie post. So, how long have you now been ill? Ages ago, you wrote that you have been sick for a long time and that was long ago too.
    Being sick physically is a psychological stress as well. I assume you have seen a doctor. What did he/she have to say? Maybe you should have a thorough check-up?
    It is amazing though, that you have the energy to do all the things you have posted on.
    If possible, do have another doctor appointment, ask for another opinion.

  2. Mette: I've been in treatment for depression for 9 years now. I have a really good doctor and I see him often enough. As with all depressions mine is cyclical and I have my ups and downs. Currently with the weather being so bad and some physical exertion during Easter weekend I was feeling low.
    As I write this I'm feeling much better. The weather has improved, my throat is no longer sore, taking zinc really helps!
    Thanks so much for your concern, it really means an awful lot to me :-)

  3. You have all my empathy! I really know, what depression is. My mother had it, I have it in a long terming version and now even my younger daughter has it. It has an influence on the whole family and I feel I have no right to enjoy my life, when I see my daughter´s suffer every single day.
    Blogging has been a tremendous help for me; I get to write down my feelings, I get to " meet " people, maybe in an even intensive way than in person.
    I wish you all the best. Therapy with a tailored medication is a good combination too.