So, I’ve been going out A LOT lately. Well, that makes it sound like I’ve been partying– which is the furthest from the truth– but I have been away from the house a lot. Alex and I have still been having a bunch of day dates together. Marlowe and I have been out and about more. And I’ve ten zillion friends around. Okay, the friend thing is totally an exaggeration– but I mean, even before I got sick I would typically only hang out with one or two people at a time. And after getting sick? Not even that! But this week? I’ve been surrounded by people 24/7. Which has been well, a lot! But really good too! I feel like I don’t even have the time to sit down to post on instagram! (Not complaining, haha, but it’s silly to think a 2 minute task has been difficult to find time for 😉 I’m scrambling to answer half my texts and as many emails as I can. Winning at in person connections— but failing with loads of missed online connections. Alex and I have ben going out more— for silly errands and whatever else. We’ve even opted to head out of the house more on rainy days– which was pretty rare before. We can blame that on me finally investing in a raincoat— something I should have done when I moved to Florida almost ten years ago 😉
This is me making friends. I obnoxiously used snapchat for about two weeks. It was great. I asked a lot of people to be my friends. Most people (alex, marlowe, marlowe’s dolls, the chickens) all said no. This guy said yes. Thanks Anthony, glad we’re friends. This was a whole foods lady date to buy lots of probiotic drinks, chips, chocolate pie, and more necessities for my girly sleepover.
festival days! Alex is still working a lot since it’s still technically season and we’re still overcrowded with snow birds over here— but we’ve still been making it a point to do lot of family things before he gets to work on weekends (instead of just sitting at home) and as much as we can on his days off.
cupcake runs. well, water for me. I’ve learned (or I’m still learning) to put what I should have over what I want. Ideally, I’d eat chocolate everyday. Realistically, thats not good for me or anyone. I’ll let myself indulge in a meal out, but I know better than to indulge in the dessert too (usually). Sometimes it’s tough, but mostly it’s not. I’d rather feel healthy, alive, and pain free than eat whatever I want. Sure, I miss bread, the occasional sweets, and coffee, but I’m just grateful to be able to be out and about and not struggling anymore. I’ll totally take what I can get– and be grateful for it.
pizza date! That being said– I do test things out from time to time. Not gluten though, I still stay away from that! But we had ourselves a really wonderful family day that ended at a pizza place with vegan and gluten free options. It was great. Totally not cardboard-like like most GF pizza. I’d like to do this more– at least once every few months!.
Miami! So I think I mentioned this, but I started driving again about a month ago– maybe two months ago now. I drove to Fort Lauderdale for the first time about a month ago (40 ish minutes away). And now, Miami! It’s crazy to think how often I would drive there– back and forth, but that has seemed and felt like an impossible task since I got sick. I would get so dizzy and the pain in my arms and everywhere was so bad– but all that is finally better! I dont think I do could long Miami drives every day or even once a week— but I can certainly do them from time to time now.