The Weekly Update: 4/16/17

Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating, and Happy Sunday to everyone who is not :-) I have no idea if other people will be around blogging today, but I'm here anyway! Oh, and of course the guys across the hall have an Easter door decoration lol. Also, remember I showed you all the picture of the cat that loves belly rubs? Well I was talking to the woman downstairs who takes care of most of...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/9/17

I only posted three posts this week and didn't do a ton of blog hopping because I've felt kinda meh and my tennis elbow has gotten bad again. I keep rubbing arnica cream onto it. I have no idea if it's helping. It's a lot easier than soaking in epsom salt though. Honestly I think they both do help some, it's just that I still keep using my arm and making it hurt more. In other random news, I...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/2/17

Good news! The headaches were in fact caused by the granola things I was eating! So I have had a blissfully headache-free week! Well, not entirely since I got a headache from fatigue one day, but that one went away after a night's rest, so close enough. Kristen's life tip of the week: If you start feeling dehydrated despite drinking lots of water and can't figure out why, make sure you're not...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/26/17

First of all, I want to give a big, giant thank you to everyone who commented last week! I didn't even go around commenting on other Sunday Posts myself and instead waited for you all to come to me first because I was worried my post might be too long or make other people uncomfortable, and I didn't want anyone to feel obligated to comment. But you all came and commented anyway and just further...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/19/17 + A Personal Note about Chronic Illness

My Weekly Update posts are always personal since I usually update you all about my life, but today's is going to be even more personal than usual. I've mentioned a few times on my blog that I have a chronic illness. I generally don't like to specify it as CFS/ME partly because, thanks to the awful name (chronic fatigue syndrome), people tend to think, "Oh, so you're tired? I'm tired too. Just...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/12/17

Another week with no news. Since I'm going to be moving in a couple months, I'm just trying to figure out stuff that I need to figure out and getting anything that I don't actually need right now packed up ahead of time on days that I have the energy. Which is no day, to be honest, because I've been even more exhausted than usual lately. I've also had a really hard time concentrating, so I've...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/5/17

I love Google. I mean, obviously I love Google, we all love Google, but have you ever tried searching for a song you didn't know, like, any words to? It's astonishing the things you can find thanks to Google. Seriously, I had a song stuck in my head and wanted to listen to it, but I didn't actually know the words, so I typed "muse gravity yeah yeah yeah" into the search bar, and, believe it or...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/26/17

The guys across the hall have St. Patrick's Day decorations on their door! I didn't even know St. Patrick's decorations existed?! Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's, and now St. Patrick's. These have got to be the most festive people I've ever seen! Also, last week I showed you all the hand turkey I drew, and I had this whole part where I talked about how I used to be into art and was trying to...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/19/17

You may have already seen my beautiful artwork on Twitter, but, in case you haven't, I got the urge to draw a hand turkey the other day. So I did. I think that sometimes, when you get the urge to do something on a whim, you should do it. It doesn't matter if it's productive or not, it's just good for your mental health. And that makes it productive. #LifeLessonsFromKristen ;-) Also, I had more...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/12/17

Happy early Valentine's Day, I guess? I can't say I have any plans, but I do find it kind of interesting that the only people in my hall (granted there are only four apartments, or eight if you include the first floor) who have decorated for the holiday is the group of young guys. I feel like there's this stereotype that it's girls who like to decorate for holidays and whatnot, but these guys...