Quarantine Week 1 and Another Migraine Update!

Happy Monday, everybody! I am so thankful to be back here with another recap post. This time off has been just what I needed to get my migraines under control and get ready for our big move. This post does not include very many pictures or adventures due to quarantine/detoxing, but I still wanted to connect with you guys!

A little background first..

Last Friday (April 3rd) was my last day at work. I took a dose of my migraine medicine (Imitrex) that morning to get through the day and haven’t had another dose since. I felt pretty good all day on Saturday, but Sunday was a little rough. I relaxed most of the day with an ice pack on my head. Monday morning was about the same and then I started feeling better in the afternoon. I jumped on every chance I had to do things while I felt good! Kyle and I headed to Lowe’s to pick up some things I needed to refinish our dining room table.

The left picture is the table before. When I first moved out after college, my parents bought me this table from a garage sale and my mom and I stenciled the flowers on the top. I loved it for my girl pad, but it was time for an upgrade! This took me a couple of days, but I LOVE how it turned out.

That is pretty much the only photo worthy thing I did on Monday.

Tuesday

I woke up feeling great!

I put a big dent in our packing today. I packed up most of our decor, rarely used kitchen appliances and dishes, the guest room and bathroom, and other odds and ends we won’t be using before we move. I also took a HUGE load to Goodwill. They are still taking donations during limited hours. Our store had big boxes outside for you to leave your stuff in- no human contact whatsoever!

When I was working full time, I started using Instacart. Ever since Corona, Instacart has been so busy, and it’s so hard to get a time slot unless you book like 4 days in advance. So since I was feeling well and had all the time in the world, I ventured out to Aldi and Meijer today to shop for groceries. It was so weird because I hadn’t been grocery shopping in months, but it was also nice to do something normal.

After I put all the groceries away, I spent the evening outside working on the table and chairs. I have been loving Stok black coffee with vanilla almond milk lately.

Wednesday

Today was probably the worst day of the week. My head was pounding, and I didn’t get out of bed. BUT still not nearly as bad as I imagined it would be!

Thursday

I felt much better today and spent the morning/afternoon working on the table.

I took Chance on a walk before dinner. Kyle grilled steaks, and I baked carrots and zucchini in the oven.

Friday

Checklists and tablets

I woke up feeling pretty good so I started in on all of the calls we have to make to set up services at our new house. I got a lot done which is a big relief!

I took Chance on a walk in the afternoon before showering and putting my pajamas on.

Lettuce wrapped burgers and baked veggies

Kyle grilled burgers, and I baked the carrots and zucchini again. I used lettuce instead of a bun because I am making some changes to help with my migraines, and I have definitely seen a difference already.

Saturday

Me Before You and coffee in bed

I stayed up until midnight on Friday reading Me Before You. I haven’t got lost in a book like that in a while, and I seriously did not think I would love this book this much! I woke up at 8AM Saturday morning, grabbed some coffee, and read for another two hours.

I had the urge to get back into working out today so I grabbed what little equipment I had and got a little work out in! My resistance bands and body weight are truly all I need, but I do miss the gym!

It was gorgeous outside so I threw a big hoodie on, and Chance and I walked two miles.

After I got cleaned up, I made a little make shift office at our dining room table and got to work on a blogging schedule. My smoothie had frozen blueberries, ice, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder.

After working for a few hours (me) and studying all day (Kyle), we settled down to watch Rogue One before heading to bed. I’ve been drinking Kava tea (Yogi brand) every night, and it really helps me relax and wind down.

P.S. I finished my book tonight and BAWLED MY EYES OUT. Holy moly. It is so deep so just keep that in mind if you decide to read it! I am trying to get up the nerve to read the second one.

Sunday

I was up around 7AM on Sunday to get another work out in and walk Chance for two miles. It was a BEAUTIFUL morning and exhibited Easter perfectly.

Here are a few reminders and encouraging messages we found around our neighborhood. 🙂

Online Easter service and family facetime

I got cleaned up, and we facetimed Kyle’s parents, brother, and soon to be sis in law while we watched our church’s Easter message. I loved being able to connect and celebrate our Lord in the midst of this hard time.

Kyle and I ordered some food from Chili’s since we hadn’t had it in what felt like forever, and we ate wayyyyyy too much. But it was so good! We literally didn’t eat the rest of the day because our lunch was more than enough.

Dermaplane tools

I used to get a dermaplane with my facial every month but since everything is closed down, I bought these tools to do it at home for now. It was actually pretty easy! I washed my face, made sure my skin was completely dry, and scraped all the peach fuzz and dead skin off. After I rinsed my face off, I used a gel masque from Image (the same products my esthetician uses) and followed up with my moisturizer. I’ll let you know how my skin continues to feel this week 🙂

Family Zoom meeting

We Zoomed (is that a word?) with my family in the evening and had a pretty chill evening at home. 🙂 I can’t wait to see my people again in real life.

Questions for you!
1. How are you holding up during this time?

2. I have already gathered a lot of great information from you guys by asking before, but what else would you guys like to hear about? I’m planning some nursing, money, moving, marriage, food, and work out posts, but I would love to know if there is anything specific you would enjoy hearing about! Let me know. 🙂

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