Excuse my frown, the sun was extra bright today 😊
Excuse my frown, the sun was extra bright today 😊
We are taught from the moment we leave our pink nurseries we are collapsible paper dolls: light to hold, easier to crumple. That as women, our worth lives secretly wrapped in lace and cotton panties, our fragility armored in pepper spray and mace. They say one in three women will be raped or sexually abused in their lifetime. I am one of three daughters. Imagine each victim is an acrobat. Her sanity, a balancing act. Our response is the unfailing safety net. We never expect to see her across the wire. You weren’t just violated, we tell her, you are an empty museum, a gutted monument to what used to hold so much worth. With best intentions we tell her to reclaim it, put a price tag on her rape and own it. Don’t stand too tall, don’t act too strong. We will name you denial. Come back when you are ready to crumble like your bones are made of chalk. You can only laugh cutely or cry beautifully, so cry beautifully. We will catch you. We are calling it theft, as if he could pluck open your ribs like cello strings, pocket your breasts, steal what makes your heart flutter and tack its wings to his wall. Some days you will feel dirty. Some weeks you’ll remember how hard it is to breathe in public, but know this: the person who did this to you is broken. Not you. The person who did this to you is out there, choking on the glass of his chest. It is a windshield and his heartbeat is a baseball bat: regret this, regret this. Nothing was stolen from you. Your body is not a hand-me-down. There is nothing that sits inside you holding your worth, no locket that can be seen or touched, fucked from your stomach to be left on concrete. I know it’s hard to feel perfect when you can’t tell an Adam’s apple from a fist. Some ashtray of a man picked you to play his Eden but I will not watch you collapse.
Today was a beautiful day. I spent most of the morning at uni. That was not so exciting. I was looking forward to grabbing lunch with my beau.
We had Turkish kebabs and I tried felafel for the first time. Not as bad as I expected it to be.
We spent the afternoon in the glorious sun with pride and
Prejudice as reading material. All in all perfect Wednesday.
I hope you all had a better Wednesday 😊
How are we all today? I hope you all had a super fantastic week. As you know I was at uni and I expected it to be hectic but to my surprise everything was easy. I can say I fell of my healthy trail opting to munch on wedges at uni, but they are soo addictive. So as a result the effects are dawning on me.
It was my friends birthday last night and after working a night shift I thought I would make an appearance and wish her well. Let’s just say by the end of the night I had consumed one too man tequila and vodka shots.
Woke up feeling a bit sluggish today. Slept in until noon and could not even manage to down a single glass of water to hydrate. I don’t have an appetite as yet so I decided to get on that health buzz.
3 Mix berries and Banana smoothie.
I used frozen berries. And a fresh banana. I usually have frozen bananas instead but I forgot to freeze some last night *silly me*
I find that most fruits taste better frozen 😊😊
And here is the end result
Absolutely Amazing 💜
Hey guys!, I just wanted to wish you all a beautiful and wonderful week ahead. Back at uni today so I might not be available to post during the weekdays. I’ll miss being able to blog when the urge hits, but I promise to have more lengthy post in the weekend uploads.
If you’re like me and have started uni, I want to wish you the very best. And those who are the working class, go hard.!
See you Friday Night.
“It only took seconds for his scent to replace the air in the room. I filled my lungs with his smell and let it enter my blood stream.”
I just stumbled over this quote and honestly it describes the first moment I knew he was the one. There is just something soo attractive about a man who smells good.
Forever addicted to him. ❤️
I felt really lazy today. I wanted to cook something fast and super easy yet tasteful at the same time for myself and my boyfriend. He’s a meat lover so I had to be friendly toward him. It’s safe to say that he liked it, the only thing he hated was that it wasn’t spicy enough.
Being the only person in the house vegan I had a bit off room to experiment.
I bought flat mushrooms from Coles today for a bargain $1.25 they are usually $5/pack. I did a happy dance when I found them in the veggie isle, because it was either that or veggie burgers and I find store bought ones to have a foul taste.
I rubbed the mushrooms in a garlic and parsley paste with salt/pepper to season. I then dry fried them (no oil just a hot pan) reducing the fat content of my dish.
I also bought ingredients to make a garden salad.
4 leaf mix pack at $2 #ilovefreshfood
1/4 Spanish onion
1/2 cup Roasted butter squash with toasted seeds.
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 an avocado
A pinch of salt and pepper and it was bellisimo!!
I didn’t get to take a picture by the time I thought of it I was half way through my plate.
I’m aiming to make stuffed bell peppers Friday night, hopefully that turns out well.
Leave me some recipe ideas to try pleeeeeaaaaaase