It has been a slow week around here. Here are stories for this week.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
The kids were playing with the bubble gun they got from the carnival. I have soapy floors now, but I think my laziness on having to clean the mess should not be a reason for preventing the joy on their faces 😀 My job was to quietly observe and click pictures!
Monday, January 25, 2021
This is an ode to my Kindle! I had written about using my Tab as an Ereader in 2014. Well, comparing the Samsung Tab and Kindle as an Ereader, Kindle wins, hands down!
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Dysmenorrhea. (Teenage years) Some people said me it is just normal pain. You are acting. You cant bear little pain also. Your pain threshold is very low.
I felt guilty and confused then. Bore the pain. Cried my heart out. Besides, nausea and dizziness.
Did home remedies. Tried ayurvedic and homeo medicines besides certain lifestyle management which goes with these medications. Well, nothing worked. Absolutely!
Bore the pain every month. Took leave from school, college and work once a month.
Became an adult. Read that dysmenorrhea affects nearly 20% of women. It is not something to be dismissed!
Got married and had kids. (A doctor said to me while I was in 9th grade that it will go away with childbirth) Well, I had two deliveries- one was csection and another vbac. Guess what?! Nothing changed. Rather it increased 100x!
Somewhere I found this gold mine called Ponstan.
So now I gobble one or two Ponstan. Order in food. Switch on TV for the kids and Rest up with no guilt feeling!
Next target is to read up about the relationship with diet, nutrition and dysmenorrhea. If anybody has any book suggestions on the topic by people in the medical field, please recommend below!
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The girls wanted to dress up today. I would normally say no and tell, “They are ‘outside’ dresses!” But then I thought – they have been sitting at home without attending any major events for about a year now. They are at the rapid-growth-phase and the dresses are not going to fit them soon. So let’s as well wear them, take pictures, twirl around and make memories! 🙂
Thursday , January 28, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Went for a flower festival today. It was so pretty to see. I think the lockdown and quarantine has opened up a plant-person side of me 😀 I hope I don’t kill the lovely plants I bought.
An additional pic because I loved it so much!
*QUERENCIA – It is a Spanish word which means – The place where one’s strength is drawn from; where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.