Lazy rainy day…

I’ve been a bit lazy this past week and haven’t posted. It has actually been a fairly busy week.

Unfortunately I did not go to the Long Beach Antique Market on Sunday. My roommate/uncle and I decided to forgo it to save some money, which in turn adds to my savings goal. Rather, we decided to go grocery shopping, which I did spend quite a bit on, so that whole not going to save money thing, didn’t turn out so well after all. I also probably spent more on groceries than I would have on antiques. The difference, now I don’t eat out and am eating a lot healthier. My roommate started a six-week weight loss challenge through our gym, CrossFit Inland Valley. He is on a strict paleo diet, which means clean whole foods– lots of protein, some fruits and vegetables, and little nuts. No grain. No dairy. We bought a lot of food. A lot of good food. We didn’t buy any bread or any milk, which we thought was going to be tough at first, but it’s not that bad. Then again, I am not necessarily on the diet, so I did go out for Thai food and had a cupcake. Whoops! For the most part, however, I am eating better and cleaner.

After all my hard work at the gym and eating healthier, you’d think I’d be losing weight. Sadly, I am bloated and in some pain because I started my hormone injections on Monday for my next egg donation. I am donating now for the third time. If you want to find out more information, read my previous post “The ins and outs of egg donation.” It is really a great feeling, being able to help someone in such a huge, life changing way. I am giving the intended parents (who remain anonymous unless we both choose not to) the potential gift of life. The gift of a child they cannot conceive on their own. A lot of people ask me why I do it and many say they don’t think they could. Me? I am still unsure that I want kids. I was actually just talking with my roommate about it this morning. About how if I do eventually want them, it won’t be for another six to 10 years I don’t think. I am lucky that I also found a guy that feels the same way about it. He and I are on the same page about practically everything. It is amazing. I love him so much.

This past Tuesday was also my first “No Spending Day” of the month. I got gas the night before, but didn’t really leave the house until I had to go to work that night. Instead, I stayed in and let my creativity have a fun day. I did a few crafty DIY projects. I am putting together a blog post on how to repurpose glass bottles, like wine and beer bottles. I really liked the results I have gotten so far. I am still working on a couple more projects and then it will be ready to post.

Rob and I at the beachMy previously mentioned amazing boyfriend, Rob, came out to visit Tuesday night and stayed until Friday morning. It was so nice to spend some nice quality alone time with him. We usually go to a Kings hockey game every Thursday, but decided not to this week so we could just spend some time alone together. We worked out together then went out and ran some errands and went to lunch. We cooked dinner together instead of going out. It was great.

Now here I am, a week later, about to get ready for work. It’s been a very lazy day too. I woke up had breakfast then passed out again. I didn’t wake up until 2:30 p.m.! I think my body is just exhausted from working out so much and taking my medications for my egg donation.

Be on the lookout for my next post late tonight when I get off work.

Carina Jaynes


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