Hello and it’s April.
We are healthy and we are ok, and for now that’s all that matters. Mental health-wise though, I could be better. As I sit and type this, I realise that my body is very tense, my mouth is making this pursed motion, my shoulders are far from relaxed. I take a deep breath and try to relax a bit but I feel like this is my position these days.
I’ve been trying to be better at reading the news a bit less often, and instead when I find myself opening Safari on the phone and thumbing through my news bookmarks, I try to put it down and reach for a book instead.
I’ve also been trying to distract myself a bit more (when I’m done with the kids and their schoolwork and the household many things and whatnots that need to be done) with my crocheting, also baking a variety of things, and reading of course.
And a Mew
Also some things eaten this week:
Can you tell that I love cilantro? Do you?
Making more tangzhong bread
Ordered Korean fried chicken takeout
Well this counts as a Math lesson, doesn’t it?
Let me know how you have been doing? What are some ways you’ve been working off your anxiety?
Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram
A homemade biscuit
Maybe some Hainanese chicken rice (I still have some premade pastes from Singapore)
Bird Cottage – Eva Meijer
I, Parrot – Deb Olin Unferth