Morning thoughts! πŸŒ„πŸ« This was meant to be part of a series but NOPE πŸ€£

Hello there! I hope you’re well πŸ’›. Is it ever too late to try reprise a series and unexpectedly go off the beaten track with it? The moment in time series (here’s an example!) was always intended to be a mindful one where I’d focus on what’s happening around me and a post hadn’t been contributed to it since the pandemic began so I thought that needed to change that for sure!….and then it wasn’t so mindful because I started talking about the day ahead and even the night before! πŸ™ˆπŸ€£ This post became a morning chat full of thoughts instead with a semblance of that series (altho I won’t be saying this has anything to do with those posts anymore because it’s just so different and is it’s own thing!). It can be important to live in the moment and it can also be a welcome reprieve to escape from it into a favourite pastime (like this blog) so this morning I liked to think I was combatting the two! 😏

This would never have worked out as a part of the series as when my mind got going it turned into everything BUT that particular moment 🀣. It felt like a nice activity to begin the day with and I know I’d like to do it again so an attempt to add to an old series created a new one! πŸ’«πŸŽ‰. Onwards we go with this and I’ll act like these last two paragraphs didn’t exist as the following is from earlier today…

🌞 Good morning!…well it’s the morning whilst I’m writing these words anyway which is confusing when this is meant to be a present minded post πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ€£. There’s a question that needs to be unleashed before I carry on: Am I avoiding being present minded if I plan what to have for breakfast or is that going overboard with the whole living in the moment thing? 🀨

What the hell, I’ll just say it: I want porridge with blueberries so that’s what I’m gonna have 😌🀣. I feel like going into the specifics. Lately I’ve been trying a more finely grounded oat porridge (I don’t know if that sounds fancy but it’s not, it’s a fair sized tub but it did come with one of those handy measuring spoons so you never know what’s considered fancy or essential to getting a good bowl of porridge these days πŸ˜‚). It’s not quite Ready Brek which I was obsessed with for a while (that stuff goes up in a cloud of smoke when it hits the bowl!) and it isn’t a chewy inedible disaster with huge oats, it’s a really nice middle ground so as I’ve woken up hungry, I’m looking forward to that! πŸ˜‹

The blueberrys go out of date FAST in this house and we don’t really know why (they’re kept in the fridge…maybe they’re not meant to be πŸ€”) so you’ve got to grab them whilst they’re good so nothing goes to waste. Sometimes I’ll use frozen instead which reminds me I want to make a smoothie later on but with frozen raspberries, not more blueberries or else I’ll turn into one! πŸ˜‚ Now I’m wondering if I should add whatever milk alternative we have or water…does milk automatically make it into a milkshake? Water doesn’t sound like it’d make it tasty tho. What’s your favourite, smoothies or milkshakes? My mind is just jumping in a connected manner from one thing to the next so I’m currently dreaming about Eddie Rockets peanut butter cup milkshake 😍. It’s been a long, long time but I will have that treat again one day if it’s the last thing I do! πŸ™Œ

Okay it’s just dawned on me, maybe another reason this isn’t mindful is because I’m typing πŸ€” but if anything typing this out is making me take more things in! (Listen to me try to convince myself 🀣). There’s so much I want to get done and my mind is being tugged towards the day ahead. I’m aware that pain is setting in within my legs for one thing but I’m determined to not lose sight of all the ideas that are getting conjured up as I look around. For one thing, I REALLY need to get back into caring for my plants πŸ˜…. Of all times, why have I abandoned them in Winter!?? I keep reminding myself to do something about it, maybe move them to a spot that gets the sun (as strangely enough the shiny thing is out even tho it’s still sooo cold) but then a flare-up sets in or if I feel good I get hypnotized by a million other things that lead back to a not so good state because pacing is intolerable at times when all you want to do is move!

Sometimes I think my mind does the moving that my body can’t 🀣. At the very least it keeps me going to be taking in the little things throughout the day that bring joy when the big stuff tries to get you down ✨.

I broke the Kindle routine that we talked about in my post about getting back into reading last night and flicked through the Joshua Weissman cookbook my sister got me for Christmas and it’s really good!! (I don’t feel like I’d enjoy cookbooks on Kindle judging by one I sampled as the black and white pictures just don’t do it for me so for that I’m sticking to print 🀣). I’m trying not to skip forward as I like how this book is compiled with a sort of path that teaches you to focus on the small stuff like creating ingredients that you’ll use on the bigger recipes later on. I think I’m obsessed with going through it so I’m bringing that down with me today. I never really think about it but I tend to decide what I’d like to bring downstairs with me for the day ahead each morning, knowing that I won’t get back up there unless I’m hit with a particular flare-up that needs laying down. I’m a lower level person it seems! (Okay that instantly has me thinking about The Real Housewives of New York 🍎🀣).

Are there any cookbooks you swear by? This one’s still knew to me but I could see it becoming a staple as I’m an avid viewer of Joshua Weissman’s YouTube channel to know what’s ahead! Other cookbooks I’d love to get are the newest one by Nadiya Hussain (Nadiya’s Fast Flavours) and Nadiya Bakes too. The Liam Charles books are on my radar as well (can you tell I like the Great British Bake Off? πŸ˜‚). I watch Nadiya shows and everything she makes just looks amazing! Also they hold the same vibes as the GBBO to keep those fans I suppose and that’s always calming! ✨

Hmm what next? This post feels like a morning style update full of the things I think of first thing as I get ready 🀣. I’m missing the planner I had last year which had one of those to-do lists with tickable circles and I’m thinking of getting a similar book on Amazon that solely has them but until then I’m looking at scribbles that are nowhere near as organized in another planner πŸ˜‘. I’m excited for the day ahead. I’m going to do things in segments so that over time they build up and whatever it is that’s being worked on will get done! I like looking at pacing in that way 🀣.

I can hear the dogs as they run around, waiting for everyone to be up and for the day to fully begin in their eyes. They really do light up each day and bring those extra random moments that you never expect πŸ•πŸ©πŸ•. Aside from how freezing it can get lately, I can see hints of Spring creeping in which is a relief when Winter feels neverending! ❄️ Maybe some of you are already enjoying the warmer weather? I won’t even try to lie, I’m jealous. Happy for you but jealous at the same time. Not sure if that’s a good or bad combination 🀣.

Alrighty, I’ve got to go forth into this day! Breakfast is calling my name which is kind of awkward because I changed my mind, I want a crumpet now with the blueberries on the side 🀣 (they’re delicious toasted with a lil bit of butter…..and now if we’re back on the words that lead onto things I’m humming Butter by BTS πŸ§ˆπŸ˜‚). I really enjoyed just rambling about whatever came to my mind with this post! It’s like I want to do more of these but the drive to write them comes at the last minute so they won’t be a planned thing which I need more of! 🀣. I’m trying to think of a noninvasive but openly nosy question to end this post on, what about: Did you think of breakfast when you woke up this morning and what did you have? Most times it doesn’t cross my mind and I’ll make it to the kitchen before I remember that breakfast is even a thing! Then I’ll have no idea what to have before settling on an idea πŸ˜‚. There should be a post on habits that need to change because that’d surely go on it! 🀣 I think I should have a load of breakfast ideas that are readily available and make it into a less annoying thing! πŸ™Œ

Anywho! Thank you for reading this and I’ll see you again soon but until then I hope you have a really nice day, stay safe, take care and buh-bye! βœ¨πŸ’•Xx


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  1. You painted such a cheerful, lovely picture of your morning! It really made me smile to read your thoughts and the vivacious voice that came through in this post!! The question you asked, about how one can find the balance between being present and going overboard with the whole mindfulness is something that I’ve been thinking about myself recently. Not that I have any answer, but it felt really warm to know that other people have wondered about it too!
    I haven’t woken up early enough to have breakfast for months at this point ahahaha but reading this post makes me want to get up and walk in the sun and make my own breakfast! Then again I’m pretty terrible at cooking and the only thing I can make is a solid, crazy good omelette (can you even go wrong with an omelette?)
    Thank you for sharing this lively, sunshine-like post, I loved reading it! ❀

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    1. Ahh thanks Arshia!! πŸ€— Just reading through your comment now and it fills me with such joy πŸ˜­πŸ’—. That’s a relief to know I’m not the only person seeing things that way too as it can at times feel like I’m going about the whole being present minded thing wrongly when it should just be a relaxing way to perceive things, not something that turns into a questionable stress fest πŸ˜‚. Haha making omelette here can take a while as our stove has a mind of it’s own, taking it’s time to heat up (which is why I just go at it and make a scramble out of sheer frustration, a lil morning venting session) so yeah, it sounds like you’re an omelette pro in my book! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‹πŸ€£ Thank you for being you and taking the time to add happiness to my day, it means a lot! βœ¨πŸ’›

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  2. I love this kind of post, you have a beautiful and fun mind. Thank God I didn’t read it this morning, though as I had to get blood work done and was unable to have breakfast until after 12. I would have been crazy hungry reading this. I love blueberries but they’re so expensive here. They don’t go bad for at least a week or so, otherwise I’d probably not buy them as I’m the only one eating them. I usually have them plain, as a snack but I’ve been thinking about blueberry muffins lately lol Might bake some soon. Please keep these posts coming, they’re very relatable and fun.

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Cheila!! πŸ₯° Haha yeah blueberries are delicious! The amount you get for what u pay can be so bad too, there are places that sell bigger punnets of them but then it’s like more will go to waste than get eaten even if it’s a fairer deal. We recently got frozen and I’m starting to notice that with the porridge either works well as I’ll cook it in anyway so it’s kinda like a syrup so may just switch over to that. I wonder if frozen blueberries work just as well in muffins πŸ€”, they really would make a lovely breakfast/treat so hope you get to bake them and enjoy! πŸ˜‹ Ahh you’re so sweet, I appreciate that! βœ¨πŸ’•

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