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What do you do to treat yourself?

I mean, as in a treat for yourself - a trip out, a special meal, that sort of thing.

  1. It depends a lot on how I'm feeling, but usually, I'll go to the movies.

    1. I think it depends a lot on how my body is feeling as to how I decide to treat myself. If my inflammation is low and I have a lot of spoons to spare I will cook myself my favourite Italian dish which is Parmigiana Di Melanzane. It has a tonne of cheese which I find doesn't do my inflammation any good and takes a good hour and a half to make so I definitely have to be in the right place to do this!

      But if my body is struggling a bit I might treat myself to a guilt free day in bed watching Netflix or playing video games.

      I really want to start doing a bit more outdoors treats to myself now I am vaccinated after spending so much time hiding indoors. Unfortunately my area of South London is a lot less pretty than your area by the looks of it so I will have to do a bit of research into finding nice places to do that in!

      1. Hey there! Happy beginning-of-the-week. Hoping you had a great weekend.

        Was the weather nice where you are? Here in Phoenix AZ this time of year it goes up to about 90 degrees and lows about the 60s to 70s overnight. It's dry air in the desert. Not very humid at all.

        We lived north about 3 hours a few years back where it snowed and was cold (to me) all the time. It was horrible up there on the mountain. I definitely choose the dry desert air over cold and snowy weather. When in the cold my muscles tighten up, am more painful year-round, and just feel miserable. I need hot desert weather. So, yeah it affects me greatly.

        Covid is still very bad here, so am hiding out. I didn't even open the door to trick-or-treaters - can't take the chance, especially with children not vaccinated and who spread viruses easily. Besides my kids are in their 20's and I paid my dues with Halloween candy for years. Ha!

        Sending vibes of pain relief, strength to bear the pain, and hugs when it gets terribly bad ~ Rebecca

      2. Hey ,

        I had a great weekend thanks, did you? Unfortunately my week hasn't started the best as I am ill yet again! It is becoming a real talent of mine at this point!

        I had to do a bit of googling to work out what those temperatures where in Celsius as they sounded sub Saharan at first glance! I am very jealous of your weather situation as it is freezing and miserable and raining over here. Although that seems to be an all year situation for the UK unfortunately!

        I haven't ever really noticed much changes in my condition when it comes to the weather. That being said, I probably just haven't noticed it as I have never put much thought in. Maybe this year I will write some kind of pain journal and note the weather at the time to see if there is anything!

        Haha I think you deserve to retire from trick or treating in that case! Luckily my apartment is hard to find even for delivery people so no kids were able to track me down and demand candy!

        Sending hugs and positive vibes right back,

    2. - I am in the US. We just love the fresh fish pulled from the ocean. East coast, which is where I am from originally, was made of a haddock white fish. Now living close to the west coast they make it from Alaskan cod or tilapia or even Whiting which are light and flakey tasting fish. But I love the beer batter fish frys - adds a twist of flavor I so enjoy. I hope to one day visit the UK - That picture says it all - summer, beach, fish fry - just lovely! Rebecca

      1. I like to treat my husband and myself by planning a Friday fish fry up at the lake close to home. The drive is relaxing (if he drives) and the atmosphere at the lake is serene.

        1. That sounds so good. I'm guessing you are in the US. Fish fry up in the UK usually means forming an orderly queue outside the local chip shop, ordering cod and chips with mushy peas, then home before it gets cold. Having said that, the best fish and chips are the ones my wife and I eat whenever we visit our hometown in Broadstairs, Kent. I was born a little further along the coast, but Broadstairs is where most of my wife's family live. If ever you visit the UK, visit Broadstairs. Their fish and chips are probably the finest in the whole of the UK. We always buy rock salmon and chips then go and sit on a bench looking out over Viking Bay to eat them. Here's a photo of the bay so you can see what we see.
          Enjoy your fish Fridays.
          Steve - Community Advocate
          Viking Bay by day. The big house on the hill was once the holiday home of Charles Dickens

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