Just Talking Here….

Today’s post is about nothing, and everything – particularly. Really, I’m just bla bla bla bla here.

Things are odd… I never could have imagined that I would ever find myself in a situation, such as our current one with the virus and government restrictions, high unemployment, fear, worry and empty shelves at the food shops. Yet, I am unable to so much decide if this is more zombie-movie, or more Netflix and chill. Speaking the truth, we are being asked only to sit on our sofa’s and stay away from others. In most other circumstances, one would be happy to answer that request. I do understand the anxiety of the situation, of course. This is scary. Terrifying, when one contemplates the possibilities of those family and friends that are also at risk and beyond our individual control entirely. It seems so surreal at times and I think that is why many people are not taking this seriously.  So here we have the zombie movie.

I wanted to break the all virus all the time news cycle and have a virtual quarantine party here. I was informed later that the post visibility was having some tech issues (thank you). I have it posted again and you can join the page here.

I find myself discussing Covid19 more than I would like, but I think it is because of the heavy effect it is having on our lives. I apologise for that, I do understand that it can be quite annoying.

Before I get you bored with my rambles, I want to thank you. I have seen, and read and heard about so many people helping others. Helping others and keeping distance, I should say 😉  I have found myself quite disturbed by the selfishness in this time which we are living. So many people do not seem to understand that anyone other than themselves exists or has any feelings about anything. This THANK YOU goes to all of the people who have let your neighbours know you care, who have done the food shopping for someone else, who have contacted those at risk and offered help, and for those who understand that we need to be respectful and helpful to others. Thank you!

Yesterday my husband visited the food shop(s) for buying dog food. I can’t believe it…. No dog food! We have a very large dog, like a small cow, and he eats MUCH! We aren’t looking for buying some small cans of food, we need the biggest bags of food we can find. So I think you can guess my reaction when the man did not return with the dog food. And then I have to wonder that who buys all those size packages? Certainly doggie will be eating quite nicely for whole next year. But what about my dog? Well, I guess we are sharing food for awhile. Which isn’t so nice because he really doesn’t like to share, and he gets so angry when I eat out of his food bowl. Hahaha! (Stoopid joke)  But yes, there was no big packages of dog food anywhere in several food shops. I had a ‘eureka’ moment though when I realised that I can, actually order some foodstuffs from amazon. It’s just that can find international shipping.

I have been thinking much about just everything. Today I remembered about all the challenges I have put for myself to learn to cook, and to be more sustainable in many ways. Do you remember the ‘extreme lifestyle experiment’ I did? Where I really tried to eat only what I could source locally or from countryside farms or area small businesses which make food or home product on-site and not utilising manufacturing or the items having to travel some distance to find themselves on the food shop cabinets? I did not last so long on that experiment. It was difficult and expensive! Today I realised that when the warmer months arrive, if these government  actions continue with the goal of keeping people separated for the health, that we are in that kind of situation that seems I will be repeating that experiment this year as well. I hope I am able to be better with it than I was last time!

I was also looking for easy recipes with few ingredients. I found 2 for some kind of cakes, but not needing eggs, butter or milk. How is this possible? I would like to try those, although I am not so certain that will it even taste good – as one recipe had a lovely photo, but is made with vinegar????  – no words –   Has anyone here tried those types of recipes? Is it eatable?

These are the things in my mind while staring at my shoes. What are you thinking about while staring at yours?

-Mliae


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A Small Thank You

I really felt the need to thank you, my amazing readers, today. Thank you for taking the valuable time out of your lives to read what I write. Thank you for joining me on this journey and being sooooo supportive throughout! Thank you for fostering such great friendships here and in the comment section too! Thank you for making me know that I’m not alone when I feel like I’m not living up to the ‘best me’. Thank you for making use of my affiliate links sometimes (and helping me out whilst doing so)! Thank you for creating such a good environment here that I often refer to this as my ‘blog family’. Thank you for the Happy Birthday emails, the random ‘Hellos’ and ‘Best Wishes’! Most of all, thank you dear readers, for being you!

So much of what we do in the world goes un-noticed and unrecognized. There is no reason behind this. I’ve just been thinking about how far we’ve come in the past several years and it would not have been at all possible without you.  I just really wanted to let you know that I appreciate all that you do and I look forward to having such a great home on the blogosphere for many years to come!

You are Awesome!

-Mliae

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2 Year Blogaversary!

Hello everyone! 🙂

I got a WordPress notification today that I was having an anniversary.

2 years! Can you believe it?! When I started this blog, I hesitated because I wasn’t sure I had any place here on the blogosphere. As it turns out, I got quite comfortable here, and quickly! I have had an amazing journey here so far & I find it difficult to imagine my life without the blog to share every amazing/dull/fascinating/sad & bizarro moment with you!

I really enjoy blogging here. I’ve met so many great people. I’ve made so many new friends here and I very much enjoy the interaction! Thank you so much! I owe each and every one of you a huge debt of gratitude for all that you have done for me. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts. Thank you for commenting; I love the connection! Thank you to those of you who have heard my cries for help and have come running to the rescue, and for some of those most awesome wedding ideas! I love hearing from you 🙂

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Again, I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all my readers! Thank you so much for sticking with me, commenting, liking, laughing and actually sending me suggestions and wishes! Thank you for taking the time out of your lives to share with me in mine. I can say with 100% certainty that I would not be at this point in my blogging without you!

It’s been an incredible 2 years with you and I’m looking forward to celebrating the next one!

-Mliae

*Photo Credit: Photo by Poppies and Popcorn & She in the CLE

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