Since I’m still feeling off and it was a chilly/snowy day, I decided to stay in, get as much work done as possible in my clouded state while listening to the “100 best movie soundtracks” which actually cheered me up since it reminded me of lots of great movies like The Pianist, Platoon, Amadeus, Schindler’s List, Shawshank Redemption and so on.
It got us both in the mood to stay in, cuddle up and watch movies -but which ones??? So many to choose from!
For any of you who have not seen the movies mentioned above, please do check them out at IMDB
I woke up feeling great this morning. The sun was shining bright, our little birds were chirping away and I went out to teach my little ones -and they were all unbelievably great!
On the way home…… wasn’t as great and I started to feel as bit off……with sneezes and sniffles (>_<)
When I got home, it was time to make a pot full of ginger goodness that always helps when I feel a little under the weather. Not only is this drink a great antioxidant but it's also an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6, copper and manganese and the list goes on!
You will need:
A large fresh ginger root
Dried lemongrass (as much as you like)
Optional: Cinnamon stick or powder
Fill a pot with water.
Slice the entire ginger root and place in the pot with the dried lemongrass.
Boil covered for 10-15 minutes.
Pour into a mug and add lemon juice and honey. Enjoy!
* If you would like the cinnamon version, add the cinnamon sticks or powder instead of lemongrass and boil for the same amount of time.
One thing that really makes me happy is the absolutely stunning weather we’ve been having this winter. For example, a beautiful and sunny 19C day!
My entire day was happy and felt very positive just from the warm sun and endless blue sky. Ahh…… *^_^*
Here are just a few pictures from my area:
While this certainly didn’t make me feel happy, it certainly made me think about Tokyo fashion yet again.
I saw a young woman on the train this evening and she was wearing what could have been the ugliest hat I have ever seen in my life. To make it worse, this woman seemed quite stuck up and refused to move out of the way when someone wanted to walk past.
Anyway, this is a very quick sketch I did on my phone -it’s a horrible picture, because it’s a horrible hat.
This was basically a trucker hat with hunter’s ear flaps sewn on the sides. The bill was green, grey and black camo -in sparkles. The front had a swirl leaf pattern in purple, hot pink, white and black -in sparkles. and finally the flaps were black with brown and caramel matted fur sticking out like a wet cat.
Since it’s a woman in Tokyo wearing it, I’ll assume it’s a designer. If anyone knows who made this or why it was allowed to be sold, please message me!
As mentioned before and pretty much the whole point of my One Good thing A Day project, I’m trying to get a better lifestyle and try to train myself to become a more positive person.
I found a free iPhone app called smidge which is quite a great way to start and keep up healthy habits for a better lifestyle.
So far, it’s great to track progress and even includes reminders to make sure you follow the steps for each group.
Here are the categories to follow each day: