The Healing Purr and A Dead Battery

Sorry for the „long time, no see” I have been fighting a flu, then facing a nightmare weekend.

I was about to drive to the pet store on Saturday to buy some litter and food for the cats when my car decided not to open the doors. I first thought the battery of the remote for the alarm went off, but the control light flashed as usual. So imagine little me running around the car desperately pressing the open button. Nothing happened. Frustrated.

So then my boyfriend pointed out  that the alarm led inside the car was not flashing. Hm. Then someone tried to steal the car and disabled the alarm. But why leaving it then? Funny and disturbing at the same time for a first thought.

So what do girls do when their car doesn’t start? Call Daddy. It took him 20 minutes to convince me to open the car door manually, as I was dead sure the „un-working” alarm will go off and I won’t be able to stop it and the neighbors will come down and beat me up and then it would all turn to a bloodbath. Finally I turned the key and started screaming that the central locking had died too!! At that moment we all knew; it had to be the battery. Still, having a brand new battery not working did not make any sense at all.

We quickly gathered all the memories of our last trip with the car. We went to the vet… Then the whole chain reaction just came to my mind. My middle cat decided she is no longer able to hold it in and in the last 2 minutes of the drive she simply peed on my boyfriend. He checked what happened, couldn’t see it, switched the inside lights on…. the rest is obvious. With a comfort feature of the alarm switching the interior lights on when opening and closing the car I had no chance of realizing this. So yeah, we were there with a dead battery and no charger. Luckily one of our friends offered help and he was there with the charger (which first refused to charge the battery) in an hour.

All solved, battery charged, battery correctly placed (after watching 3 Youtube tutorials) we were ready to leave with an 18 hour delay…if the ignition had turned. For some reason my ignition decided not to turn. Ever. I tried, my boyfriend tried, my dad tried over the phone.. nothing.

So when I told Mify (that is the car’s name) that I had enough and I will just go to a corner and cry, she suddenly let me turn the key and she is working flawless since then. Touch wood.

So yeah, weekend was hectic. Week was worse. I was ill. It has been a long time since I have been this ill. The proper thing with fever and all that jazz.

They say cats have a healing power and they will try and come to „fix you”. It is clinically proven that their purring makes an ultra sound that helps to heal the body. Not just theirs, but ours, too.

And as they say, my cats came to fix me. Literally. They were doing shifts. Málna was (of course) the one taking care of me the most. If she had thumbs I’m sure she would have made me tea as well. She spent almost 8 hours a day constantly on me, purring. If she had to eat, or greet someone, sleep or use the litter tray, she sent Feket to sit on me and purr. Feket was not that devoted, but he purred and kissed and even tried to clean me; but that was not that pleasant really. My antisocial middle cat cared less. She came to check on me 3-4 times a day, sniffed around, purred for 2 minutes then left. To give it to her, she did not really have the chance, as Málna was constantly guarding me. I’m sure they haven’t been this close to me since I have them. When Málna was little and ill I spent all my time curing and caring for her, so I’m guessing this was payback time. It worked and I fought this nasty flu like illness off in just 4 days, so if you ask me, they do heal.

Here is a little infographic I came across on a sound healing blog, enjoy 🙂

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I might be in crisis. “Well, this didn’t take very long..”

Ever since the beginning of mankind, people have been struggling with self-expression and finding the right way of doing it. Now, I could blog about food two times a day, but that is not always that interesting. There are tons of things I would love to blog about, but for certain reasons I can’t, so I basically feel like I’m stuck in rut. I could blog about my cats, and I have no excuse why not to. Still, I feel like there is something else I need to share.

How do you blog about things that concern you, but you cannot share publicly?

Let me use some examples, apart from it being religion, ethnics or politics, as those have been taboo for a long time (and that I still don’t agree to).

How do you blog about things you have learnt from past relationships without hurting the new one (and for the matter of fact, truly criticizing those exes)?

How do you blog about career tips and advancement without upsetting your current employer?

How do you give tips on certain embarrassing health or personal issues without all of your colleagues looking at you differently the next day?

Yeah right, keep your blog personal. So what is the use of a blog with no readers?

I’m sure we are all more confident sharing our experiences with complete strangers, but a public blog can be found by your friends, family, workmates, boss, angry wife and so on. So how do create content to be compliant with all these and still giving yourself and value to it? Can a personal blog, that is public, be truly personal? Is there such thing as blogging taboo?

There are certain things fellow bloggers don’t really write about, but it can still be niche specific. I, personally, chose blogging so I can write about all the things that come to my mind, but I am so limited by my own life I have to lead, and all those people I have to adapt to.

Until I figure this out here is a Vine about Málna.

 

Chinese At Home – Is it mission impossible?

When it comes to making chinese at home people tend to freak out. It is something we rather have delivered from „professionals” than to try and make it at home. Most of us haven’t even got the idea of what herbs and spices are used, and many of those are a hassle to find at the local grocery shop.

I was contemplating the idea for years but always ended up going to my favorite take-away. Making good chinese seemed to be a hard task to accomplish; it felt time consuming and complicated, not to mention the prices. When I calculated the estimate spendings on a meal I was better off ordering for half the price.

But the other day Jamie changed my life again. He made sticky chicken in the 15 minute meals series, and it looked quick, cheap and edible.

I made the chicken as it is described in the recipe however I changed the noodles a bit and completely left out the salad (soooorryyy). I have a huge wok at home which I haven’t used once, so it was high time. I made the salad dressing as told by Jamie, but added more soy sauce and doubled the amount of fish sauce. I first fried some onions and slices of carrots in hot olive oil, added the salad dressing with the sauces and finally added the cooked noodles. It turned out to be an amazing Asian „side dish noodle”, we all loved it.

Here is what mine looked like.  🙂

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Enjoy 🙂