… 24. April 2018

 Porridge with pumpkin seeds and bits of beef jerky.

 Sakura-shrimp kakimochi. This puffed crispy snack was so yummy.

 Since I was feeling so down, I asked if we could go to Gotsu for dinner. Hubby said yes. We shared some spicy minced meat rice rolls and a wakame salad.

 My favourite thing in the entire world, especially when I am feeling cold or sad: super spicy kimchi stew with pork and some rice to go with it.

 A grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

In the morning I went to see a specialist about the thrombosis. She was a lovely and helpful lady who explained the illness from the very beginning to me and set the course of treatment. Sadly, there are still many “we don’t really know’s” with things like this, so I don’t even have an estimate when my hand will stop hurting and when the thrombosis will be gone. Could be a week for the former, could be a month. It all depends on my body they said.

I was taken off birth control and told not to lift heavy things or to exercise. Not sure yet how it will affect my job, but we’ll see. Right now, I am taking a couple of days off to see if the pain lessens. It’s not that bad, the swelling has gone down and my hand is mostly functional, but weak and I can’t make certain movements with it yet.

There is an angry Russian boi in my tea… 17. April 2018

 Coffee, potato-carrot soup with sour cream.

 Chickpea-lentil curry with yoghurt.

 A grilled sandwich with ham, cheese and tomato; chickpea-lentil curry with minced beef and sour cream.

 Tea, Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim eggs, a maple biscuit and a tea flavoured biscuit. The chocolate eggs were a bit meh, but both of the cookies were delicious.

A family lunch… 31. March 2018

 Coffee and some apple.

We had lunch with my closest relatives, because they wanted to congratulate us on our marriage. Since I didn’t feel like cooking, I ordered a buffet from Tervise Catering and it was lovely:

 Potato gratin, vegetable wok, slow cooked beef in red wine sauce, salmon in creamy lime sauce. The beef was super tender and delicious and I was really fond of the gratin too.

 Duck sandwich bites, potato salad, fresh salad with strawberries and seeds, chocolate mousse with berries. Everything was so good!

It was the first time I used a catering service myself and I must admit it is very convenient. I didn’t have to worry about anything else other than settling the menu. A very lovely young man delivered the food, set it up and after we were done, he returned to clean it all up. No stressing in the kitchen, no washing up! I’m a fan.

 Hot and sour soup with Chinese cabbage, minced meat, quinoa and sour cream. Also had some meat pastries my grandmother brought us.

Therapy… 12. March 2018

 Coffee and a bunch of corn puffs in milk chocolate.

 Seafood ramen at Tokumaru. It was okay, but after having had ramen at Washoku Story the one at Tokumaru just doesn’t cut it.

 Baked veggies with minced meat.

I have tried to be open minded and patient, but the truth is that I am not satisfied with my current therapist. I think I need to go see someone else, because after meeting with her for almost 6 months now, she can’t even explain to me how the thing we are doing is any different from just seeing a psychologist… and the psychologists I have seen in the past have been more engaged in the discussions than she has ever been… mostly it has been me talking at her every time whilst she is staring at the clock in front of her. She hardly ever asks me any questions, because apparently “she doesn’t want to be invasive,” but then puts the blame on me for only telling her about work and not much else. I mean… I get that therapy is a long process and the first few months are just getting to know your patient, but at half a year there should be something else already, right?

A long day at work… 27. February 2018

 Miso soup with rice and wakame.

 A cheese roll and some coffee.

 Cauliflower-chickpea soup and a quark pastry for dessert.

 Minced meat and buckwheat with some oven baked beetroot and carrots + sour cream and mayonnaise.

 A tiny piece of delicious banana-chocolate cake.