Hey! How’s everyone doing today? I hope the week has been treating you kindly so far. If not, I’ll come and give it a kick up the bum for you (please note I don’t condone violence, but a bit of ass-kicking of chronic illness is acceptable). I thought I’d just do a mini Mini Me Update, including tips on free Amazon Prime & Music trials, though given how much I ramble it’s probably not as mini as I’d anticipated – sorry!
I thought I’d show you my low budget, low effort guide to bedroom Christmas decor : a piece of tinsel! I was fashionably late with the advent calendar. Last year I forgot to buy one. This year I bought one then forgot to put it up. D’oh!
I’m not feeling very Christmassy at the moment. I think I’ve just been too stressed and too busy trying to play catch up. I have managed to leave these four walls, however. A pop to the shops these days is a rather painful and brief affair, but I do love seeing the Christmas decor. I especially love novelties.
Question: How many layers am I wearing? Answer at the end of the post.
What I’m Loving
Entertainment With A Free Amazon Prime & Music Trial
I’ve been making the most of a free Amazon Prime trial, as I was surprised to be eligible for another. Very glad due to the Christmas present panic scenario where next day delivery has been a blessing! On Prime Video I’ve started the new season of New Amsterdam, the medical drama. Very good! You can check if you’re eligible for a free trial here – Amazon US & Amazon UK.
Need some Christmas tunes, or some heavy metal to drown out the Christmas cheese? YouTube is a good place to start, or music streaming. I’m making the most of the cheap months of Prime Music for 99p. I won’t pay for a streaming service as I don’t think I ‘need’ it so I can’t justify the cost, but at a quid for 4 months it would have been rude not to! You can check it out here – 4 months for 99p in the UK and 4 months for 99c in the US.
I’ve also had a free trial of NowTV. There are a few things on there for different tastes with the Entertainment pass, but I hate their separate NowTV player. Incredibly glitchy and frustrating, so I won’t be buying a subscription in the near future. Anyone else had similar experiences?
I may not get out much these days unless you count the supermarkets, but I still wear jewellery a lot at home. It just makes me feel a tiny bit happier, and every little helps. In the photo, the pendant is from House of Silver, gifted for my previous review here (necklace chain I bought separately). Watch this space as there’s a House of Silver giveaway coming soon on InvisiblyMe for the New Year!
A little while ago I joined in with a Disney-themed bingo game hosted by my fellow blogging friends at Assholes Watching Movies – Jay, Sean & Matt – when they took an adventure to Disney World. I can’t believe it but I won! I felt so guilty for Jay sending this across the pond to the UK and then I saw what was inside… absolutely amazing! Thank you so much guys, I bloody love it all ♥ If you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking out their blog, it’s how I find out about the latest releases and I use their reviews to add to my to-watch list of movies.
Virgil spends more time with me in the colder months, so it’s nice to have his company. He has taken either a liking or a disliking to my laptop, I’m not sure which. Sometimes he’ll sit on it and I can lift it up with him still on it, like a flying magic carpet. Other times he tries to rest his little leg over it when I leave the room. I think he’s trying to limit my screen time.
The peril’s of modern technology. My phone randomly died the other week. Unfortunately I hadn’t backed it up or transferred photos to my laptop in quite a while, so it looks like it’s all gone. I’ve only had the phone since March, so I sent it back to GiffGaff. I’ve been with them for years and would recommend them for their tariff. But the return/repair process if you buy a phone from them? Not so much!
I’m not very patient these days with stuff like this, it’s all unnecessary extra stress. A bit like the PayPal saga, which is still ridiculously ongoing! Did I tell you about that one? Maybe that’s a story for another day.
Pain hasn’t been good, nor have other health issues lately. I’ve upped the prescription pain meds on some days and I’m contemplating discussing other options to try with my GP as things are getting worse and it’s driving me around the bend somewhat. Frustratingly, however, I called to make a GP appointment the other week and my decent GP has gone! Nooooooo, not again! It takes so long to find a good egg, and then they go. This is the second time this year I think.
I’ve lost several days due to migraines and feeling too unwell that I don’t remember blocks of time. And then I manically try to catch up on everything I’ve fallen behind on… it never quite works. I’ve also been very worried about my mum, who’s had a lot of pain in her back/hip. Three trips to the GP and I bet they’ve written ‘patient has a very pushy daughter’ on her notes.
No, only joking! Best leave this one well alone. I think those of us in the UK have had a gut full of it. I’m just angry at the way mass media has behaved. I’m almost surprised it has been allowed given the extreme extent of bias and misreporting; it has skewed the ability to have a democratic view of the situation beyond any recognition. Pretty sure many of you in the US following the current impeachment proceedings have have enough of politics, too!
Answer : Thermal top, long sleeve top, cardigan, another cardigan, cable knit jumper, sweater, winter coat. Followed by hat, scarf, thermal gloves and two pairs of socks under the Dr Martens. Yes, I was still cold.
What’s been going on with you? How many layers do you wear when you leave the house? I hope you all have a restful weekend ahead, whatever you’re up to. Don’t let Christmas stress you out too much – try to relax, enjoy a little of the festive feeling & look after yourselves.