Afternoon thoughts

I just got finished eating my lunch and have 30 minutes to go so thought I’d share my thoughts.

Lunch was a low- carb (ish) salad. I’ve been replacing fast food with hearty salads the last week or so. In general, I’ve been slowly easing into the keto diet and now all I have left to complete the transition is to quit putting sugary creamer in my coffee and stop drinking the two Sunkist sodas at work, and eat lower-carb veggies.

I need to cut the sugar out anyway, or I might start gaining since I upped my fat intake. It’s almost entirely healthy fats, but I need to get into ketosis to start losing weight. I ordered some ketones strips off Amazon that checks your urine to see if you are in ketosis so that I can know if I’m doing it right.

Other than that, work is slow. So I’ve been thinking about writing a post in response to Mak’s post on another bloggers’ “10 new questions for atheists.” (I’ll put in a link later.) I hope to get that post out in the next couple days.

Got a call from my son’s school. He’s been marked absent again. Slept through his alarm. I woke him up 3x before I left for work. At some point he has to take responsibility for himself. He’s 12. Still a kid, but it’s his fault he was awake and chose to go back to bed. So frustrating. I wonder how the school will handle unexcused absences.

My hair is being crazy, as usual. I have to put gel or cream in my hair and scrunch it when it’s wet just to get it moderately under control.

This morning I did the gel, which looks great in the front of my hair as it has a pretty curl. The back is straight somehow. You should see my hair when I wake up to go for a walk in the morning. I’ve got cowlicks galore. I smooth it down and my hair barely manages the acceptable looking test when I put it in a ponytail.

At some point I’ll need to get it professionally cut to fix the self-trim I did a couple weeks ago, but I’m hesitant because I don’t want a hairdresser talking me out of growing out my grey. The last one did and I regretted it. I’m part of a private Facebook group of thousands of women growing out their greys. It’s pretty cool.

I’m kinda liking that my thoughts have been less in my worries and more on the now. Hopefully I can keep it up. I think the way to work with that is too continue trying to be mindful.

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About Quixie

Hi! I go by "Quixie." Quixie is a shortened version of "quixotic," which means: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith when I started blogging 5 years ago. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality. I write primarily about my mental health journey (I have bipolar disorder), and I also discuss my deconversion, mindfulness, exercise, music, reading, and other cultural topics.