Self Care – Awareness

Become Self Aware to improve Self Care

^^ I’m copywriting that stroke of literacy genius up there^^

I never thought I would see the day that I, HonestK (that’s my name, check my birth certificate if you like), would not only have huge interest in self care, but that I would actually be writing a post about it. As I have mentioned previously in ‘Bitches be crazy’, I thought I was pretty immune to the mumbo jumbo nonsense that is mental health and self care, tainting it with the perception that it was all a bunch of crazy, for crystal swinging, essential oil sniffing, bendy yoga loving, incense burning nutters.

Well, it’s not. Continue reading “Self Care – Awareness”

Share the love…Friday?…

So hunners (Scottish for lots) of bloggers promote other blogs and well, I thought I might do this too! They usually use Feature Friday or Share..Sunday?…you know something alliterate or cool like that, but I’m going outside the box, I’m using share Friday, because hashtag rebel.

I came across a blog, that I really like, for several reasons. Firstly the blogger called me out and told me off for being ‘rude’ and arguing with another blogger. I wasn’t being rude, it was a bit of blogger ‘banter’ between myself and a fellow sassy pants.

At first I was ‘aw hell no, who dis?!’ but then I looked at her blog, to find she is an intelligent, smart and interesting young lady.

I am very taken with her blog, it’s a nice breath of fresh air on the back of ‘adult’ bloggers, with all our mental health, insecurities, death, love, abuse, like, dislikes subjects.

She may be young, but this lass has a head on her shoulders, and a strong heart – imagine telling someone off for thinking their where being rude and then apologizing when I explained the truth?! I don’t know about you, but it’s this kind of backbone and strength that I would like to see in government – forgot to write political rants in adult list above.

I don’t want to call her blog ‘sweet’ and ‘cute’ – she’s a strong independent lady! But it is sweet and cute and she is still a strong independent lady!

Honestly, go have a look and tell me if your heart doesn’t just melt at this amazing little woman.

Jesus, now I’m blogging about kids that melt my heart, bloody wain has ruined me!

30 Things…that really peeve me off

Continuing with the long run up to my big 3-0 celebrations (previous 30 things), I have complied a list of 30 things that really peeve me (piss me right) off. Maybe I’m getting old, bitter and grumpy as I’m fast approaching my 30s. Maybe I’m fed up with people’s shit. Or maybe I’m grumpy as I live off a diet of sugar and caffeine and it’s been at least 2 hours since my last sugar hit.

Who cares! I’m going to moan my tits off. Continue reading “30 Things…that really peeve me off”

Real Neat Blog Award

Well hello there, Mahbuttitches! And thank you very, very much for the nomination. I do like doing a wee blog award now and again, especially when I’m going through a bit of a bloggin lull, like at the moment.

Myself and Mahbuttitches are actually the same person. For reals. I have two blog accounts. Kiddin, I don’t. There is some kind of weird cosmic voodoo going on that has aligned us together. My sister from another mister – or the same mister, I don’t know, I’l need to check with my father – is one of my favourite bloggers. I love her humour, her attitude and her bravery. She openly and honestly discusses herself in all it’s nitty gritty glory, mental health and all. Goldblum and her kids play main roles in her blog. I genuinely just love how ‘this is me, get over it’ she is. It’s refreshing and honest. I feel like I could call her up and be like ‘I’m having the worst day, my hair is frizzy’ and she would reply ‘are you fluffing serious woman? Sort your shit out and get a grip’. We all need that kind of friendship in life.

I would highly recommend you go check her out, you are seriously missing out if you don’t. Namastae – she loves the yoga too.

Rules for The Real Neat Blog Award

1. Put the award logo on your blog
2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs
3. Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blogs, etc.)
6. Ask your nominees 7 questions

My Questions from the butt scratcher, mahbuttitches:

1.What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I’m not sure, but I am sure that I will fart in your general direction.

2. God dammit! Who put a question mark on the teleprompter?!

Oh my days, I love Anchor Man. In fact I love all Will Ferrel-ness! Big fan! The teleprompter scene in Anchor man always reminds me of Bruce Almighty when Evan talks gibberish. Right up my street with that immature, silly, sense of humour. Makes me laugh just thinking about it!

3. On a Friday night (or any night ending in y), what is your go to delivery order?

I’m not even ashamed to admit this, I don’t have a go to delivery as I order in so bloody much. It’s a bit ridiculous. We never food shop as we are both full time working parents….and lazy to boot. So, pretty much there is never decent food in the house. You would think this would make us slim-jims, alas, it’s the opposite. No food equates to us ordering food more often than we would like. To be fair, we have cut back…I think we made it through a whole week without getting take away….that was 2 weeks ago. Maybe ordered in twice last week. Really though, we need to stop this before either one of our hearts puts a stop to it!

I would like to say my go to is pizza, but since Dave can’t have gluten we opt between Chinese or Indian. I’m quite the fan of a chicken tikka chasni and rice in the one container, means I can have chips and cheese on the side…after the chicken pakora.

I know, it’s terrible. I’ll try cut back….starting tomorrow. I had a Mcds today, buuuuut, does that count since it’s not a delivery? I think not, result!

4.What is your favorite quote or one you find most inspirational?

Oh that is a good question. I’m never a one for favourites, I often joke I’m dead inside as I never have ‘favourites’ of anything, other than brand of baked beans – then I’ll get all in yo face about my favourite and best brand!

So my favourite quote? Mmm, I would have to say I don’t have one. However, positive affirmations and positive outlooks do resonate with me. More so now, while I ride out my depression adventure. There is one ‘quote’ that flies around my mind and has always stuck with me – “There is no such thing as ‘can’t” – my dad would say this a lot (and still does), especially to his karate students, to those that would say they ‘can’t’ do a a certain move or whatever. He would always reply with ‘there is no such thing as ‘can’t’. And he is right. He taught me to always try, don’t easily (or at all) dismiss something without trying it first, try and try again and have the attitude that you can do it. He’s always my biggest fan, your biggest fan, anyone’s biggest fan. I’m thankful that he taught me to try and I believe this is where I get my ‘I can do it’ attitude. So, I guess this would is my favourite and most inspirational quote 🙂

5. If you could speak to any person in the world – alive or dead – who would it be?

Ohhhhhh what a tough question. Do I opt for a dead celebrity? Do I interrogate an evil dictator from days gone past? Do I have a sit down meal with Freddie Mercury? Ohhhhh!

Tempting. Yet, I think the person I would most like to meet and speak with would be David’s deceased grandfather. He passed before David and I met. He was, and continues to be, a huge figure in his family. I have heard countless stories about him, how he made a life for himself and his family, his generosity and his presence. After hearing and seeing his legacy I wish I had the opportunity to meet the ‘Godfather’ in real life.

6. If you had only three questions to ask the person above, what would they be?

Ohhhhh this is even tougher than the one above, in fact I only seen this after I answered number 5, if I had seen it first it might have influenced my choice. I’ve sat and thought about this, I’ve even asked David. But I cannot put together a list and not one that I would like to share, as this is encroaching on David’s family and privacy. I’m not all that comfortable sharing what I would like to ask. Don’t be too intrigued it’s noting juicy, I’m just shy.

7. When you’re having a bad day, or you just need something good to think about – do you go to a memory or a dream?

I would have to say that I have a collage of thoughts when I’m having a bad day. No specific memory or dream, I guess, it depends on the type of bad day. If it’s a crazy depression fueled bad day, I tend to think of sentences my therapist has said. She reminds me to be kind to myself and thoughts will pass – if I let them. If I’m just having a bit of a crappy day, I will try to drum up memories that put one of those weird smiles on your face, you know, the smiles that occur as you are walking to the office while thinking about your toddler patting you on the knee for doing a ‘good poo poo’. I tend to think of funny moments I have shared with friends and family. Even silly things like the night of ’10 times’ I shared with my BFFer. No, not that 10 times, more along the lines of hormones and wine, and well what happens when two emotional wine woman come together in a hotel room – For the love of Pete! No, no that type of come together. Enough. I’m making this worse.

My questions for those that wish to answer, that includes the nominated and everyone and anyone reading this, are:

  1. Where in the world are you? Why are you there and do you like it?
  2. Sex before marriage, is it a sin?
  3. What, if any, is your biggest gripe with ‘society’?
  4. Describe the political climate you are surrounded by? Left or right? And do you feel the same?
  5. What do you do to ‘recharge’?
  6. What is your guilty pleasure?
  7. What is your biggest achievement to date? Personal, career or otherwise.

My hand picked, finger clicked nominations are….*drum roll please*…

Shockdrama

sleepdeprivedmotherblog

TheLockwoodecho

bigtinysteps

thesilentwave

harshreality

As always, there is no obligation to respond and sorry if I have nominated anyone that hates awards and I haven’t noticed. Theses are just a few of my favorite reads at the moment.

Also, I had better nominate Sass Pants over at Esther’s blog or I will receive a torrent of abuse. Don’t go to her blog. There is no great writing to see there. I just speak to her in the hope that one day she will tire of me and leave me alone. Some day soon I hope.

 

You wanna see my tips? Saving Money Online.

No, don’t close the post just yet. This isn’t going to be one of those ‘tips to save you money, that won’t actually save you money but I have been paid to write this’ kinda posts. Firstly no one is paying me for this, I am sharing this information out the goodness of my heart. AKA it really fluffing bothers me that people don’t do these really simple things to save money for themselves. Man, it annoys me so much that I will offer to buy it for them for the cheapest price I can find and then they can give me the cash. Secondly, I’m ridiculous lazy/efficient by nature so if it wasn’t rewarding I wouldn’t be doing it! So if you want to be a frugal over spender like me then keep reading. Continue reading “You wanna see my tips? Saving Money Online.”