4th of July holiday thoughts: lemonades out of lemons 35/100

1. Three more days til the weekend!

2.  Half-day yesterday Monday, which essentially is almost a holiday by itself, I got to prep loads of food for out potluck  july 4th

3. Got to spend quality time with my sister-in-law, and her sister too, which I love both dearly.

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34/100 lemonades: iKEA over Craigslist won

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One week at our place today.

Thanks to Ikea and its affordable range of furniture, we were able to furnish our modest apartment for goddamn cheap!

Finally my husband opened his eyes that living with others won’t be good since we treat our living space very sacred.

Initially we considered buying stuff off craigslist, but  the amount of time plus the prices were not really something we expected for what we have in mind.  So off to Ikea we went yesterday. At 328 bucks,  we got a modest livingroom  sleeper sofa, a rug, a nice dining set and all my kitchen trinkets as well. What a steal

One month has passed since the accident- and other takeaways

Exactly a month ago our lives changed in split second when an oblivious driver hit our vehicle, making our beloved and well taken care of vehicle roll over twice.

By some miraculous twist of fate, despite the miserable condition of the vehicle, we literally walked out injury-free, just minor cuts and bruising and me, a little emotionally rattled. Authorities who rescued and were in the scene told told me that it was really a blessing that we were protected by our car.

To commemorate this one month event,  I wanted to share several takeaways from this life-changing incident, apart from the typical FOLLOW the goddamn signs, something that the other driver obviously didn’t bother doing.

  1. Seatbelt saves lives. After we were hit end and flipped over, we ended up the  side , so we were held together by the seatbelt. It should be called a life belt.
  2. Be a conscious passenger. Don’t always rely on your driver to do the navigation. I’m guilty of this but try my best to be otherwise.
  3. Anger doesn’t cure anything. After we were rescued, I was ready to wring the neck of the other driver. Thankfully my calm husband advised to be quiet.
  4. Invest in a Dash Camera. Being the cheapskate that I am, I reluctantly said yes months prior to getting a dashcam. Little did I knew that it would totally change everything, once we showed it to the police. Freakin strong evidence right there.
  5. The goodness in people are innate. My husband who held my hand while we were in that situation, the residents who hurried to the scene and immediately called 911, the residents who offered to provide us everything during that accident. I can’t even count the number of kind people who were willing to help.

Special mention to my amazing husband for his kindness, his patience and selflessness as we went through this entire ordeal.

After being hit after he made sure we are alright, and while still inside the vehicle flipped to the side, I heard him asked if the other driver was okay. I wouldn’t even care to ask because obviously we were the one wronged in this situation.

Bless my husband for being a selfless freakin hero, even though we were hit, he made the conscious effort to check if the other car was okay.

I am so grateful each and everyday to wake up to this perfection of a man.

33/100 lemonades out of lemons: maximizing raw milk

Raw milk is love and it is sold in sprouts nearby. Had to go back drinking milk but had to opt to Raw because of the incredible nutritients it provides. 

It stemmed from my diagnosis from my chiropractor (more on that in the coming posts) that I had to take a high dose of vit d and calcium. And i refuse to supplement with d and calcium (mighy do that soon though) to boost my aging bones.

31/100 lemonades: no thursday thai 

Cranky as fuck i wanted to eat out as soon as we got off work. Was silently seething when hubby didnt make a right turn to my fave thai place.  

Then it dawned on me that the positives outweigh the unhealthy thinking in my head:

1. Saved bout 50 bucks from not eating out

2. Nourishing and controlled food at home

3. Cooking still is the best.

Yeah its way better.