Well, what a week it has been! It started off with me fearing for my life and didn’t get much better. Work was okay, nothing too exciting. I went to the gym and ran for 20 minutes straight – also not exciting at the time, but I felt pretty dang good afterwards. Then yesterday I woke up in the wee hours with the world’s worst migraine. Legit. Now I’m not one for taking painkillers – I usually deal with any headache that crosses my brain and get on with my life. The only time I reach for the painkillers is when I get a migraine. Usually I know when I’m about to get one because firstly my vision gets super sharp. To the point of being uncomfortable to look at anything. Then I get a flicker in one or both of my eyes that starts off really minor and then gradually gets worse and spreads across my vision with its floaty bubbly patterns to the point that I am pretty much blind. Once that fades away (around 30mins to an hour) the headache kicks in, I run and find a dark quiet place and sleep that b@#tch off. The length of suffrage varies, but I always feel wiped out and raw-brained afterwards.
This time though, it came with no warning. I was minding my own business in the land of nod until a sharp pain in the back of my eye woke me up. Thinking it was “just a headache” I attempted to go back to sleep. It didn’t take me long to realize this was worse than your average so up I got to try to relieve it with pain killers. Yeah, they did nothing. The pain got worse and I started to feel super nauseous. I knew getting back to sleep would be futile so I tried my best to deal with the troupe of spike-booted head-bangers thrashing around in my skull. Eventually my body couldn’t take it anymore and I threw up. Twice. So not cute. The migraine lasted for hours more after that, my apartment was not dark enough for me to be completely comfortable and I felt like I was going to be sick again for most of the day. Awesome.
Luckily I have a wonderful and understanding partner who waited on me hand and foot, providing cold flannels, glasses of water and a bucket just in case. No, I didn’t use it.
Do you want to know the worst part, though? Last year I got a prescription from my doctor for some migraine tablets, but never quite got around to getting them. I have had a couple of migraines since, but nothing serious enough for me to get off my arse and get those damned tablets. So today I decided that the day had finally come. I needed to have them on hand in case this happens again because it totally was not fun. But nobody told me that prescriptions are only valid for a year. And mine was dated 24/10/2011. FML
On the positive side though, here is what you actually came here to see, my loves this week!
I really want one of these prints, but due to my lack of self control lately I have been trying my hardest not to look at them for fear that my hands will go ahead and Paypal that before my brain even realises what is going on. The artist also has a blog which is super cute, too – I just adore her “The Table” collection. Swoon.
I’ve found another cute and addictive game on my phone! This one is called Super Penguins, I’m not very good and I feel bad when they crash into the rocks like this, but it is a lot of fun!
So I finished reading Bridget Jones this week! I had seen both movies years ago and always wanted to read the books. A light an easy read, I read them one after the other, and I’m sure any chick who has ever been single in her life will totally relate to Bridge. Loved it.
I am a huge Macaron fan. Huge. I even tried to bake them once. Yes, just the once – they are hard, okay?! But I have to admit, until this week I hadn’t sampled one of these tasty morsels for quite some time. Actually, that is a lie. I totally had one last week at an afternoon tea for work, oops! Well, before that it had been months and months. So when my partner bought a box home this week I was uber excited!
Is it just me, or is this one of the weirdest pieces of art you’ve seen?! I spotted this at the Art Centre here in Melbourne and was so wtf I had to capture it!
Also – this has been making the rounds in social media and is both terrifying and kind of cute! Happy Halloween!!
This morning I feel lucky to be alive, folks! I don’t recall having a bad dream, or dreaming about swimming, but I woke up at 4.30am gasping for breath and gulping down as much air as I could. I totally felt like I had just drowned in my sleep. My partner is at work, doing a rare super-early morning shift, my nerves are completely shot and I’m too scared to go back to sleep, so I figure, what better time to write a blog post than now?! It’s 5.30am, I am really tired and inwardly freaking out that I’m about to ‘kick the bucket’, so please excuse me if the rest of what I’m about to write doesn’t make a whole lot of sense!
Has this happened to anyone else though?! Any reassurances would be much appreciated. Maybe it’s time to go to the doctor for a check up?! God knows it’s been a while.
Onwards and upwards – you’d think after nearly dying and all that my list of loves would be quite profound and heartfelt, but I’m struggling to keep it together as it is, so the best I can give you is from the list I jotted down yesterday morning – not life-changing stuff, but I hope you enjoy!
Garnier BB Cream – It has been a while since I gave my thoughts on any beauty products, but this one has totally changed my routine! I am definitely a liquid foundation gal and while I have loved the Covergirl Clean range in the past, the last one I got smells very strong, is super runny and made my skin look very shiny in the oil slick rather than soft and dewey kind of way. So for the past few weeks I have been using powder foundation and although the sheen has reduced, the coverage is not as good as liquid foundation and my pores look HUGE. Enter BB Cream. I feel like I am always a step behind everyone else with this kind of stuff because I have heard rave reviews about BB cream, but never tried it until now. This stuff is amazing. It totally evens out my skin tone, reduces my pores significantly and provides a really nice base for my powder foundation. It doesn’t really cover my random spots and I’m too vain to wear it on its own (although you totally could), but I will definitely keep using this one.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan and almost fell over in excitement when I saw this advertised at our local gaming store over the weekend. I know the series is over, but anything that can keep the magic of Hogwarts alive is fine by me, so I am really looking forward to its release. Basically Playstation is bringing out a new series called Wonderbook, the first being the Harry Potter Book of Spells. Who knows what else they’ll come up with?!
Found this on Pinterest of all places, book-marked it and had a good chuckle. 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage. Simple, honest advise that really should be a no-brainer, but can be all too easy to forget in the ebb and flow of everyday life. I know I’ll be taking some of this on board.
So the reason we were at a gaming store over the weekend is because we were looking into getting an Xbox 360 Kinect. We totally got one and it is awesome! I’ve always been into gaming. I remember spending literally hours wrapped up in the worlds of Banjo-Kazooie, Jak and Daxter and Zelda on our Nintendo 64 in my youth and have enjoyed these types of games ever since. Although I loved my Wii back in Christchurch, the Kinect takes it to a whole ‘nother level – you don’t even need a controller, you guys! Your hands take care of everything. The main reason I wanted this console was so I could get down with my bad self in the privacy of my own home and although I’m not a good dancer by any stretch of the imagination, Dance Central is fun and sure makes me feel like I could dance battle you anywhere anytime.
Finally, another website that might make you chuckle – It’s Lovely! I’ll Take It! features some of the worst real estate photos in the world. How these people thought this would help sell their houses is beyond me, but it least it provides us with some entertainment, am i right?!
Hope you guys all had a wonderful weekend and a special shout-out to my family and friends back in New Zealand – enjoy your long weekend!
Also – I’m sadly not going to the gym today on account of the nearly dying thing, but I did run for 9 whole minutes on Friday – booyah!