… 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.

Level 32… 9. April 2018

 Oatmeal and rice porridge with grapes, chocolate orange slices, chia seeds and butter.

 Some grapes and coffee.

 Chicken gyoza @ Washoku Story

 Tonkotsu soy ramen which was so so so good. I also had two glasses of plum wine.

 My lovely date amazed with his food ❤

 Matcha cheesecake.

And I fell ill… 20. March 2018

I had a mild headache in the morning but didn’t think much of it and went to work. However, I started feeling gradually worse during my commute to work, so I had a terrible headache, dizziness and cold shivers when I got to work. Such a bummer. This is the worst timing ever, right before my vacation next week. Ugh.

I took a taxi home and spent most of the day sleeping.

 Very late breakfast around 4pm: nettle rye bread with butter and ham and lukewarm coffee that was left over from morning. Since I felt so sick in the morning I didn’t manage to drink my coffee then and I really didn’t have the energy to make a new pot.

 We ordered in dinner, because in no way was I going to manage to cook. I had some rice and super spicy kimchi stew from Gotsu, Kyuho’s Kitchen. The spices warmed me up nicely.

 A few pieces of this peanut butter oreo chocolate. I didn’t like this very much, which is weird, because how can you go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?

Paperwork… 19. February 2018

 Breakfast at Pannkoogimaja: scrambled eggs, bacon, salad, toast and coffee.

 Syrniki with fresh strawberry jam which were delicious. Boyfriend had a pancake with halva and caramel syrup.

 Roasted seaweed. I have been craving this a lot lately.

 Sauerkraut soup with pork.

 Meiji Apollo strawberry chocolates.

In life news: in the morning we went and handed in the paperwork to get married. So I guess this is happening soon :p

A new place… 6. February 2018

 A banana and a banana muffin.

 Vegetable soup with walnuts and balsamico.

 Sauerkraut soup with pork and barley with a ham sandwich.

 A black currant jam semla from Killuke Kooki. So supernova delicious!

 Blueberry cake also from Killuke Kooki. Was yummy as well.

I had my first day at my new job… uh, have I even mentioned that I am changing jobs? I don’t remember xD Anyway, I am between changing jobs right now. I was so nervous and stressed out, so I didn’t sleep well for the past few nights and had many horrible dreams (mostly how I messed up at the new place and they fired me on the spot). In my worried and tired state, I forgot my work clothes at home… neatly packed and ready to go by the door. How lame is that??? Thankfully boyfriend was sweet enough to bring them to me.

Anyway, my first day went well. The place wasn’t open to public yet, so I just helped with organising things and washing new equipment. Easy-peasy.