The classes I teach begin on August 13. I have 7 days left in Spain before I go to Ireland. I just can’t afford to stay another month, so I need to crash with someone, and Irishman has generously offered to take me in. I could have spent all three months in Spain if I would have budgeted better, maybe bypassed Iceland and went to Ireland first. Actually, hold up! I just checked the flights – apparently from Denver to Dublin is over $12,000 as well. Okay, so actually, it would have been better to go from Iceland directly to Madrid, but honestly, I felt horrible and lost when I arrived in Iceland. It wasn’t even an overnight flight (well, technically it was), but I arrived with my Mom emailing me, saying my phone was off and her and dad were worried, with my phone and laptop needed charge (and at first I could not find chargers that would work, and I actually didn’t have one for my phone), and I was hungry and confused and tired and felt groggy. But pushing through is important. So, yeah, there would be just no easy or cheap way to do it. Oh well. But I probably could have just stayed one night/day.
Maybe if I wouldn’t have bought any clothes or shoes and never really ate out except for a few times.
All I want is coffee right now. I went to bed at 3 in the morning last night, stupidly, and I’ve felt good, but sleepy and didn’t really do anything all day. I went to several markets in the morning to get ingredients, which I ended up making a salad with. So delicious. But it is 21:23, strangely, and I sort of want to go to bed soon, so maybe I’ll just make a vanilla chai tea latte that doesn’t have caffeine and eat a piece of turmeric bread with butter and that will be enough. After my salad, I had 3 rice cakes with sweet orange yogurt candy on them and then walked toward the beach. But I had to pee, so I went to the juice place and got a pineapple/orange juice. When I got back from the beach (I only stayed for about 15-20 minutes, seriously I was restless and sleepy), I just went hungry ghost and had a ginger soda, lots of quinoa kale cheese puffs (although they were a bit salty. . . I think I will finish them now) and then the other 3 rice cakes.
For dinner, I ate another 1/3 of the smoked salmon and an omelet (which I sort of overcooked) and now I’m eating cheese puffs, butter/bread and making tea.
I should really make a daily plan of what I am going to do. I feel I can’t really have a beach day, and I’m kind of over having a tan. I feel like I’m ruining my skin. My nose already has some horrible looking brown/sun spots and a bright red patch that I am not sure I can get rid of, but I will start putting all the essential oils on my nose every day and night and then wear a hat. I wish I could put oil all over my face, but it makes my hair greasy.
My honey is not sweet. My hair is taking forever to grow. It is thin and flat and my hairstylist in Fort Collins didn’t blend my bangs well. I have been thinking about getting tape-in extensions, but it seems expensive and that it doesn’t last long. I won’t make that much money teaching. I might also hate having extensions in.
My tea was not good, and I don’t think my coffee is good. I will try again tomorrow in the morning without the chai tea. I think my bread is also stale and dry. Nothing is really working out tonight. Maybe what I really want is hot chocolate, but the stores aren’t open now that it is 22:00 and I don’t want to go to a cafe.
So besides looking at pinterest for images of grey hair and extensions, I should focus on making a routine for tomorrow, so I can do good things.
- Wake up: shower.
- Breakfast: green tea + grapes + peach
- Study Spanish at beach library for 2 hours.
- Lunch: carrot soup and an omelet with smoked salmon.
I don’t know. I think I will brush my teeth and get ready for bed. Call the Irishman early. I wish that I didn’t feel pain/discomfort any more. It comes and goes, but I’d rather it go.