What I am Reading This Week

Posted November 20, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Hi everyone!! Last week was rough, and I mean that in a good way. I am going to Planet Fitness to get in shape, and last week I got brave and signed up for one of their classes.  There are not a lot of people there this time of year so I get a lot of one on one attention and OMG he kicked my ass so hard. I also cleaned up my diet a lot. After talking to some of my new gym friends, I decided to go paleo/low carb. I have been struggling to get through the withdrawals of sugar and all of that. I am shocked at how similar nicotine and sugar/ carb cravings are. I haven’t had a cig in three years, and I am going through sugar withdrawals, and I am all like why am I craving cigs NOW? Another thing is with working out, so hard and low carb my energy levels have tanked.  I workout at different times usually in the Morning. I tend to wake up at around 4 am for some reason I write on a client project as much as possible work out then come home shower put on clean Pj and my young live lotion and take a nap wake up crank out some more of my client project before passing out. I checked, and this is entirely normal before your body starts running on fat. You supposedly feel amazing once your body switches to that energy source.

As you can imagine, I did not get much reading done. I did read Reading People and OMG it is so good. I encourage everyone to read it it will make a difference n how you handle things. Like I already know I am an extreme introvert and now I know why I feel so drained when I am around people. I need my time to recharge. I now feel less guilty now asking for alone time.

Speaking of alone time, I wiggled out of going to Kentucky for Thanksgiving. Before you start thinking I am a mean ole bitch, I didn’t want to go all the way to Kentucky then come all the way back to Cleveland for my audiology appt on Dec 15th. 10 hours on the road in that short amount of time is waaaay to much for me.

 

What I am hoping to read this week

 

I am waaaay too tired to make a pretty graphic in photoshop this week, so I am just gonna list them here. It is still non-fiction  November, so I am sticking to non-fiction still.

 

Deep Work- My library hold on this came in. I am hoping to get some tips on how to get into the flow of work. This is big in my business groups.

The Power of Habits- As I have said before, I recently overhauled my diet and exercise regime, and I want some tips to make them stick. I don’t want this to be a phase I want this to be my new lifestyle. I need all the help I can get though Lol

 

What are you reading?? I am all up for recs!!

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

my newest obsession: Young Living essential oils

Posted November 17, 2017 by Hillary in life / 0 Comments

If you are like many other book lovers you love candles right? and me? I mean I would buy and still have a gazillion candles. After almost burning down my apartment building one to many time went looking for an alternative. Plus I was also looking for something to help the anti0-anxiety meds work more. I mean I did not have the crippling anxiety that I used to have, but traces of it were still there, and it even affected my everyday life.

A friend had recently gotten into essential oils and urged me to try some. At first, I was all like hahahahaha, but after a LOT of my friends started singing their praises and I did my research and settled on Young Living. I have to confess I saw on Instagram that Dannielle Laporte used Young Living and that sealed the deal for real.  I like their Seed to Seal guarantee, and I had already tried their products and was in love.

I will admit it. At first, I balked at the price of a Premium Starter Kit at 160 dollars but I saw that you get ten oils AND a diffuser I decided to go ahead and purchase one. At the very least my apartment will smell amazing, and I could use the diffuser as a replacement candle. ( I now have the Desert Mist Which has a candlelight setting). I waited, and I got my box and eagerly tore it open. I set up my diffuser and lavender is supposed to help you be calm and OMG it smells AMAZING! And I went to read a book.

 

I was hooked from that point on. I had recently gotten on a health kick, so I was delighted to find out that the oils had actual health benefits. Like Thieves which smells like Christmas will help support your immunity. I will write all of this up in later posts but for now, just know that they smelll amazing, and they help support calmness, your immunity, and your whole body.

 

So I loved the DewDrop Diffuser, but I had seen the Desert Mist on a Facebook page and I…MUST…HAVE..ONE.. I had signed up for Essential Rewards after I was like hell yeah I will be ordering lots of stiff from Young Living. I put it in my order a crapload of oils and get this they even gave me FREE oils to reward me for buying so much. I put it on a three-day delivery and waited.

 

When My Desert Mist diffuser arrived, I set it up and hunted the candlelight setting and tested it. That is as close to a real candle as you can get without having an actual one. I was beyond impressed.

 

I have found that some oils and a supplement CortiStop help me achieve my goals of ultimate health. Like Danielle Laport says in White Hot Truth I don’t want just to be healthy and like I want to THRIVE. I want Ultimate health. I want to bask in the glow of the ecstasy of being as beautiful and healthy as possible this side of eternity.

 

Does the Desert Mist replace a candle in my opinion in my writing and reading rituals? YES,  I have the thing pumping out oil 24 hours a day. I even flavor my water with the peppermint, tangerine and orange and lemon ( not all at the same time though) My water intake is finally what it is supposed to be. I FEEL good and like my body is healing.

 

I recently went Paleo about six weeks ago now and omg so much nausea from the withdrawal of sugar and junk foods. Digitize saved me so many time. Last time I went through this I was huddled on the coach cursing all the Paleo gurus but this time I put Digize on my tongue and almost INSTANTLY the nausea was gone. These oils are amazing.

 

If you wanna chat oils with me feel free to email me

 

 

If you want to order your starter kit just click the picture below

young living essential oil premium statrer kit

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Book Review: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Posted November 14, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

ISBN: 9780446691437
Book Review: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven PressfieldThe War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Published by Warner Books on 2003
Genres: Self-Help, Personal Growth, General
Pages: 165
Format: ebook
Source: bought
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two-stars

The Art of War meets "The Artist's Way" in this no-nonsense, profoundly inspiring guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind.

I have heard some fellow creatives say that this book helped unblock them and how it helped their creativity. I have been feeling somewhat blocked lately and thought this would be a good time to crack it open and learn about some unblocking techniques.

What I Liked

There were a few quotes that I liked. I think there were two of them. The VERY last pages of the book were excellent. I am not saying this to be snarky either, but it was. It was if the majority part of the book was his morning pages, and then the last chapter was the real book. For that reason alone I will read Turning Pro, but I am just gonna borrow that one from the library.

In the next section, i complain about this but t goes both ways I think. I did like the inspirational feel of it at times. Like if i needed some inspiration then this would be a great book.

 

 

 

What I Did Not Like

Oe thing that I did not like was the short snippets of text that made up a chapter. I will be honest, going into this book I thought would be akin to reading The Artist Way or Bird By Bird but no, it was like a paragraph made up a chapter and that was it. And there weren’t even any techniques in the book. It was all inspirational

I really thought that I would be gleaning some insights on how to become unblocked in this book and i felt that what i got was….not that.. If it had been toughted as an inspiratinal book or such then ok, I might not have felt so disappointed, but ugh I am STILL blocked…Which I realize is no fault of the author but still.

There were no real techniques in this book. Expect a prayer to say before you start writing. I am like if it were THAT easy, there would be a lot more authors out there but alas

 

 

 

 

I hated this book. Aside from a few quotes, I felt this want even worth the money I spent on it and I THINK I  even got it on a sale.  I had to force myself to slog my way through it, and I am glad that I did because the last chapter was great, but all the other chapters were just ugh… I WANT MY 2 DOLLARS BACK!!

I think the reason that I was so disappointed though is because I went into it expecting one thing and got another. I wanted techniques that he used to write or to get unblock and instead it was a sappy inspirational book. I feel that had I been in the right frame of mind then I would have thought differently about this book.

two-stars
Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Sunday Post

Posted November 12, 2017 by Hillary in sunday post / 3 Comments

It seems that winter is here for reals here in Cleveland. I usually get up and go to the Gym at around 5 am this past week has been FREEZING. I seem have gone on a natural health kick this past month. At first, it was just working out. Then I started using essential oils then this past weekend I went and Paloized my whole Kitchen. I know why too so many people close to me this year have gotten cancer and I am terrified. I feel as if I am losing control and I also will soon come down with the dreaded C word. Actually I started working out cause my shrink told me that excessive helps depression and anxiety then I learned that 4 different friends in this past month had gotten cancer and 2 family members and I guess I feel that I can control what I eat and put on my body and stuff then I FEEL as If I have SOME measure of control. That is what my therapist told me anyway. BUUT I am doing healthy things so no one is complaining although my mom might when I get to her house in mid-Dec and start cleaning everything with Thieves and replacing all her stuff with nontoxic stuff from Young Living and throwing out all the protected food. Ok, I will leave her diet coke stash alone. The rest though no promises.

 

I OD on holiday treats already and made myself sick. I have a massive writing project due for a client in Jan, and I  can’t afford to be ill, so I was like that is it, Hilary, you gonna eat Paleo and you are gonna feel good, and you are gonna WRITE like a mofo. I found a recipe and grocery story list maker Plan2Eat. I like it so far. I have been going through Pinterest looking up recipes and putting them into plan2eat

 

I broke down and got another subscription to Scribed and I downloaded Reading People and whatever font they had it on at first really messed up the words. I of course didn’t know this and was wondering if maybe someone down the line had seriously messed up and formatted it wrong. I got to play with the different settings on Scribed and much to my relief I found that once I switched it to a different font the words all look normal now. Which is good cause I was gonna be mad if I paid and the words were all messed up like that.

 

My November Book of The month came on Friday! Yay! It was tough to pick just one. Typically I would fill up my box, but I am on a budget for the holidays. The book I chose was

Also like five holds from the library came in last week.I have started semi Hibernating, so I will have plenty time to read. The fact that it gets dark at five now is confusing my kitten. He thinks because it is dark it must be sleepy time and tries to get me to go to sleep with him. Ha, I can’t wait till it starts getting dark at three. He will be soooooo confused then.

 

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

What I am Reading This Week

Posted November 6, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

I actually read last week! Actually, We skipped fall and went straight to winter and you better best believe that I don’t leave my apartment for the cold unless it benefits me directly in some way and yes the gym counts. LOL Anyway since I am all hibernating after I get all my work done for the day I read.

Hi, Anxiety! Life With  A Bad Case of Nerves

 

This is a book worth picking up.. My review is here. While it won’t give you any magical formulas with dealing with anxiety it will help you feel less alone and sometimes that is all we need.

The War of Art

 

Seriously underwhelmed with this book. Review to come.

The Power of Habit-

I have actually read this way back when it first came out but I wasn’t really ready to make so many things a habit. Like exercising. I mean I KNEW intellectually it would be great but I could never seem to get off my butt to do anything about it. Fast forward to today and I am making changes left and right and I want to see if there is anything that I can do to make sure that they stick

 

Reading People-

it seems that everyone has read this expect me. I have to admit I love those personality tests and I am dying to know what Anne Bogel says about them.

 

 

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Posted November 5, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

 

I can’t believe it is November where has this year gone? It is like I blinked and this year has gone by. I kinda wanna do over, but that only works in books, not in real life. I see the audiologist again in little over a month. I have been practicing my listening skills with podcasts and audiobooks. I understood 80 percent of speech on my last appointment, so I am hoping for a 90 percent on December 15.

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I am taking part in nonfiction November this year. My introductory post is here. I read War of Art last week, and I was…underwhelmed with it. A review is coming soon but suffice to say I was expecting more than what I got from it.

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I am doing the couch to 5k on the treadmill and damn am I tired. Plus after a workout, i am always starb=ving, and my legs and feet ache. I am hoping my body adjusts soon. At least I am not dead tired like before just fatigued is all. But I am getting stronger and better, and there were times this last week I have felt like I was actually running and that means more to me than any number on the scale. I tried on a pair of size 16 pants that I have, and they fit! I was sooooo happy. For reference, I used to be a 22 three months ago, so that is progress!

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I am tempted to put up my tree this week. I am not one for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I prefer to have the whole season be Christmas. Everyone seems fond of reminding me that it is not Christmas yet but to that, I say it is Christmas season if I want it to be. I am not looking forward to dragging the tree out and untangling the lights, BUT I LOVE having the tree UP.  Hopefully, Marbles won’t tear the tree down.

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Non Fiction November 2017

Posted November 4, 2017 by Hillary in non-fiction / 1 Comment

What was your favorite nonfiction read this year?

Review

This book has been life changing! Previously I used to try to follow a paleo diet but I hate meat, and I always feel sluggish with eating a lot of meat for some reason. I was looking for a healthy way to eat that I could live with and I came across this book in the library. This book has changed my life. It pulled me out of a dark depression, and I have lost weight. I still follow the Weight Watchers point system, but as to WHAT to eat I try and follow a gluten-free vegan diet. Don’t get me wrong just the other day I went and had some french fries and a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen, a saint I am not, but on the WHOLE, I try to incorporate what she advocates for.

What nonfiction have you recommended the most this year?

Review

 

I Love Dannielle Laporte so hard. Personally, I feel she is brilliant, and her observations are right on point. I have all of her books and her planner, and I love them all. I read White Hot Truth while in the throes of a depressive episode. At the beginning I did not want to admit that I was depressed then I delayed in getting the proper help because I consider myself a spiritual self-help junkie and I was like well maybe I am just peeling back layers of stuff to get to a new improved Hillary underneath. Never Mind the fact I am diagnosed with bipolar I still wanted to do it all myself. It wasn’t until a friend dragged me into my shrink’s office that I admitted that I needed professional help.  While I was recovering from that this book came out and I was like yes, yes, yes me too!! I tried to force everyone to read it, but not everyone is as woo-woo as I am.

 

What’s one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of?

Looking at my books that I have read for this year I would have to say books on topics that have real-life meaning. For example, I have meant to read Evicted all year, but somehow I never seem to get around to the non-woo woo self-help books.

 

What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

 

I am hoping to find new to me blogs and to get recommendations on serious nonfiction. I seem to have buried my head in the proverbial sand after trump won the election and shifted away from the political to the self-help genre. Nothing wrong with that I suppose, but still, I kinda feel guilty a there are so many people that are struggling, and they deserve to have their voice heard.

 

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Book Review: Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves by Kat Kinsman

Posted November 3, 2017 by Hillary in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

ISBN: 9780062369703
Book Review: Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves by Kat KinsmanHi, Anxiety by Kat Kinsman
Published by HarperCollins on November 15th 2016
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, Medical, Mental Health, Social Science, Women's Studies
Pages: 240
Format: ebook
Source: bought
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five-stars

Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman.

Feeling anxious? Can’t sleep because your brain won’t stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you're too afraid you’ll make the wrong one? You’re not alone.

In Hi, Anxiety, beloved food writer, editor, and commentator Kat Kinsman expands on the high profile pieces she wrote for CNN.com about depression, and its wicked cousin, anxiety. Taking us back to her adolescence, when she was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, Kat speaks eloquently with pathos and humor about her skin picking, hand flapping, “nervousness” that made her the recipient of many a harsh taunt. With her mother also gripped by depression and health issues throughout her life, Kat came to live in a constant state of unease—that she would fail, that she would never find love . . . that she would end up just like her mother.

Now, as a successful media personality, Kat still battles anxiety every day. That anxiety manifests in strange, and deeply personal ways. But as she found when she started to write about her struggles, Kat is not alone in feeling like the simple act of leaving the house, or getting a haircut can be crippling. And though periodic medication, counseling, a successful career and a happy marriage have brought her relief, the illness, because that is what anxiety is, remains.

Exploring how millions are affected anxiety, Hi, Anxiety is a clarion call for everyone—but especially women—struggling with this condition. Though she is a strong advocate for seeking medical intervention, Kinsman implores those suffering to come out of the shadows—to talk about their battle openly and honestly. With humor, bravery, and writing that brings bestsellers like Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson to mind, Hi, Anxiety tackles a difficult subject with amazing grace.

I too have Anxiety. Mine comes with my Bipolar, but I still have the same crippling sensations of fear. I wasn’t always an anxious person. I can in face remember life before I had this crippling anxiety and wonder what I did to bring it on but alas today I have it, and I must figure out a way to live with it. Which is why I love books where OTHER people write about how they deal with their anxiety. It makes me feel less alone, and sometimes I will glean something new to try.

What I Liked

I loved how open and honest  Kat Kinsman is about her anxiety. I mean I am open about the fact that I HAVE anxiety, but it is not often that I will go into detail about it with just anyone. Most of the time I reserve the nitty-gritty details for my mom or close friends. But in Hi! Anxiety Kat Kinsman gives us an intimate look into her anxiety.  She goes into detail so that we can see excakly what it is like living with this illness.

I also like how she tells the truth about Effexor. I am one of the people that Effexor works for. It pulled me back from the dark abyss of depression and allowed me to live my life, BUT if I miss a dose a few hours later, I get sick of a  bitch as withdrawal symptoms set in. I have people tell me that it is all in my head that THEY don’t get sick and at times I have felt that maybe it is just me. Kat Kinsman tells it like it is for many of us if we are late taking a dose or if we try and go off of it. I admire her for going cold turkey. I was reading, and I was like OMG YOU ARE DOING THIS WITHOUT STEPPING DOWN?!  And you know what she was honest that she was sick for WEEKS after she quit. She explains why she did not see a DR first and I can’t fault her for that, but still, i was like holy fuck. She even tells us that it was two YEARS before the brain zaps stopped. Damn, i guess I am stuck on this for life cause I don’t have that kind of courage. Heh

My friends like to joke that I am a “modern-day shut-in” and at times I felt really bad an about it but this book made me realize that I am not alone and that agoraphobia is a very real thing that people live with. It made me feel less isolated, and that is the point of Kat Kinsman sharing such stuff in the book for the people who CANT speak up.

In the end, she admits that she is “privileged as hell” with her illness and I realized that I too was privileged. I have access to great insurance; I can work from the comfort of my apartment. I am manged to snag a great apartment that has everything or almost everything I need or want on the same block. I can be open about my anxiety with my friends. My friends get me when I tell them I am not in a going out mood.  I have a FANTASTIC Dr., And the list goes on. I will admit there are days I wish I were the kind of person that liked to go out of a one-mile radius but I am not. I am lucky in that I don’t have to drive anywhere as we have buses here. I do feel for people who have agoraphobia and who do not have this kind of choice, and they are indeed stuck in their house.

 

 

What I Did Not Like

There is nothing about the BOOK that I did not like, but I wanted to add something about how I hate that most people who live with crippling anxiety do not have the resources to live life as they choose. They have to go to work in a place that gives them even more anxiety. They cant be open with it or worse they live in a place where they cant get treatment for it.

For example, I take a million milligrams of Neurontin for anxiety. Kidding I only take 900 three times a day. cough here in Cleveland I can get my pills easily. Hell, I don’t even have to leave my apartment building as the pharmacy mails them to me. Life here is pretty good I must admit. Then I visited my mom at her house in South Eastern Ky, and I find out you gotta take a drug test, AND you have to leave your home to go pick up the pills and sign a paper and blah blah blah. I mean can u imagine how hard that would be for someone like me who hates leaving my apartment which is afraid to drive ( there is no public transportation in SouthEastern Ky) who hates dealing with humanity in general? Seriously it is a pain in you know what. I hate that the way I live is the way the most privileged of us with mental illness live. I wish that everyone could have access to fanatic dr and pharmacies who will mail their meds and that everything they needed was within a one-mile radius. But they don’t.  And that makes me sad.

 

I feel that Hi! Anxiety by Kat Kinsman is a book that is important in the cannon of dealing with anxiety and mental illness. There are not enough books on the topic of severe anxiety in my opinion. This book tells it like it is and if everyone understood what it is REALLY like living with anxiety then maybe, just maybe help can be found.

five-stars
Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

nov blog and life goals

Posted November 2, 2017 by Hillary in life / 0 Comments

Get on my winter schedule

It is officially winter here in Cleveland. It is cold and will be until June, SO It is time to break out all my Hygee tricks and get comfy and settle into my winter routine with looks something like this.

  •  Wake Up
  • Get caffeinated
  • Work out
  • Come home put on clean Pj (It is winter ok. It is not likely that I will leave my apartment anytime to brave the cold unless I gotta go to the store or something in which case I will put on “real” clothes.)
  • Morning pages
  • Medaiate (I use Headspace)
  • Write
  • Read
  •  That is my wintertime Schedule. I will also have lots of hygee thrown in which I will talk about in a later post.

 

Work out Every day

 

I FINALLY got back in the habit of working out in Oct. I have been going every day for the last month, so I want to continue that. I am losing weight finally, and I am starting to have more energy and to be more focused, and all of that good stuff is yay!

 

Couch to 5k

I can finally run.. I may run slow, but I can do it! A friend mentioned the couch to 5k to me, and I thought here I could do that and train myself to run! I am excited about this. I never liked running before in my life, but I was never taught to run, and I always felt bad cause I was so slow, but I think now I am over what other people think so that maybe now I can finally learn properly.

 

Try a gluten free vegan diet again

I tried this before and felt like I was going to pass out one day and gave up. The dr told me I needed to take b vitamins and get enough vegan protein, so I am gonna take this b vitiemen supplement and stock up on the beans and other sources of protein. I will still be following weight watchers like I have been for the past few months now. I am severely allergic to wheat, so I am hoping that once I cut that out that I will feel 100 percent well. I want to THRIVE not just go through life living OKish is that makes sense.

 

Participate in Non-Fiction Nov

This is something that I have meant to participate in for years but it seemed that I always seemed to miss it. This year I caught the post explaining it in time to do it so yay! I will be participating. I am not sure what I will be reading as I am not a planner of that nature, but I definitely will be reading a lot of nonfiction!

 

Read at least ten books

 

My reading is woefully behind this year. This has not been a great reading year as you can tell. I am hoping if I read ten in November and ten in Dec that I will have read enough to do a top ten kind of thing.

 

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

Sunday Post 10-22-2017

Posted October 20, 2017 by Hillary in sunday post / 1 Comment

1- If you follow me on my personal FB  you will already know that on Thursday I had a shitty day. Literally. I was deep into a client project, totally in the flow. I felt highly creative the words were pouring out and I was in my element. All of a sudden the manininice dude bursts in my apartment with an urgent CHECK YOUR TOILET! A PIPE BURT IN THE APARTMENT ABOVE YOU AND EVERYONE TOILET BELOW IS OVERFLOWING I, half in a daze went in, and there was an explosion of feces all over the place. I shrieked at the top of my lungs. “SHIT!!” As if to answer me, my commode gave one last tiny explosion of shit to add to the already 2 feet deep of shit on the floor and walls. To their credit the maintenance dudes got it all off the floor but that left me to mop the thin film of feces that still coated the floor and the feces that was on the walls and you know what they put everything in the BATHTUB that I had in the bathroom leave me with a tub full of crap.

All my friends had sung the praises of Young Living and its cleaning products. I had purchased a Premium Starters Kit and was very pleased with my oils and diffuser and had used the Thieves cleaner (purchased separately) in cleaning and in a fit of wanting to be a modern-day liberal vegan organic only hippie, which was prompted by reading the book Crazy Sexy Diet I had gone on a spending spree and bought Young Living’s Thieves cleaner and disposed of my more traditional  bleach which at the time I felt represented my capitalist pig comrades.

So I had a room full of shit and only Young Living Thieves cleaner to clean it up. To make matters worse (as if they could be any worse), the maintenance dude had told me that it was not “all my poop that was in the explosion, that it was everyone poop all mixed in the pipe” and that was just… beyond gross. Anyway, I took my Young Living cleaner stuff and made it extra strong. The bottle is a “concentrated version” of the stuff, and you are to mix a capful of water to clean with. I, however, took a 16 oz glass bottle mixed half with the Thieves half with water and went to shitty town.

Y’all I couldn’t believe my eyes the Young Living stuff worked AS WELL AS BLEACH! AND it made my house smell like Christmas! I even took some pics of my bathtub to post on Facebook to prove that it did get all the shit out

This stuff is magic! And yes now I have a squeaky clean bathroom that smells like it is Christmas morning!

 

2- I somehow contracted Impetigo. I have no idea how. Yesterday I was in the contagious phase and stuck in my apartment. I worked on a client project most of the day.

 

3-My three-year-old Kindle is refusing to connect vis Bluetooth to my implants. I have no idea why. I  have tried various methods, but it seems as if the Bluetooth thingie is shot on the Kindle. Maybe I should ask for another Kindle for Christmas.

 

4-I did not go to the gym last week. I seem to be dragging my ass in the front. HOWEVER, i did eat better so maybe focus on one thing at a time? I did get my apartment habitable in the Unfuck Your Habitat method. I highly recommend you read that book. It is in my language and not the syrupy sweet language of Fly Lady which I hate. I am sad that the Unfuck Your Habitat app won’t work on iOS 11, but I read on the website they are working to fix that.

 

5-My cat pissed on my library bag cause I wouldn’t feed his fat furry ass around the clock like I used to. He is seven months and already weighed 9 pounds. I read that Thieves Household Cleaner could be used to wash stuff in the washing machine, so I stuck my bag and some Hives in the washer and guessed what it worked! So Yay I still have my big ass library bag!

Hillary
I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!