It’s the little things.

“Small things amuses small minds” don’t know who said that but right through school you hear it all the time. But I do believe that the follow-up wittiness incarnated comment “thats why scientists play with atoms” is the best comeback ever.

I mean think about the space around you, EVERYTHING is put together by little things, small things. Your body consists of tiny cells all working together in such beautiful harmony! The desk you sit on, the computer you are reading this from its all a bunch of small things working together. Our ecosystem would be totally out of whack if we removed little Mr Ant, so seemingly insignificant but not really, even Solomon the smartest man to ever live talks about Mr Ant. Have you watched the animated movie Bee? Take the flowers away and we all die! God made it all, He is amused by it all, you saying He has a small mind?! Lawyered!

If you think about it, they are more powerful than humans!

If you think about it, they are more powerful than humans!

I love having little key phrases that people know me by and one of them (that I learnt from Tweegirls) is saying “it’s the little things that matter”. mostly said in a semi-sarcastic manner to a slight over-exaggerated response to a rather childish, no no, child-like, thing. Like coming our of the cinema after watching Despicable Me and screaming IT’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!!! Or laughing uncontrollably cos you got a bag of your favorite sweets. When people cast that black look that screams GROW UP my way, my first reaction is to stick out my tongue (in my mind), what I actually do is say “it’s the little things that matter”.

Everyone is Minion crazy, I'm still stuck on this!! LOVE IT!

Everyone is Minion crazy, I’m still stuck on this!! LOVE IT!

Surely, having a level 1000 freak-out laughing-till-tears cos of that cat falling off of the table clip on 9gag  is no grounds for judgment, even after watching (and making EVERYONE around you watch) it for the 34th time. Surely your own lack of seeing the little things and finding joy in them shouldn’t lead you to judge others by your own level of lameness??? (Too harsh?  HECK NO) Surely it is the little things that should matter if it is helping us get in touch with our inner child. Jesus said that we need to be like children to enter the Kingdom of God. I’m pretty sure he meant having fun with the little things.  that brings me to what inspired this post in the first place, my niece, who graduated yesterday from pre-primary. She is 6, she is a little thing, she matters MOST! Children carry the future in their untainted little hands, they carry a faith so strong and sure that Jesus said we should have faith like that. They have such a sense of purpose before they the enemy comes and attempts to break them. It’s the little things that matter people!!! We should mould these little things into strong big people of God!

Before you know it, she's graduating university. Watch out, this girl is going places!

Before you know it, she’s graduating university. Watch out, this girl is going places!

What are the little things that you enjoy?

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Doping it up!!

 

You been reading my stuff? Then you would know I have an Iron shortage. Sooo yesterday I went out and bought some pills and such. Got some iron, omega 3&6, multi-vitamins and zinc pills. I feel like I am going to be turning into a druggie. Have to drink some of these pills like 3 times a day.  One “serving” looks like this.

Iron, Zinc, Vitamins, Omega

I know it doesn’t seem so bad…

The Iron is for sufficient oxygen transportation throughout the body, amongst other things, apparently my red blood cells are too small or something because of the lack of Iron. “Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia.”  The multi-vitamins… well we always need multi-vitamins, the one I got has some cranberry collagen something-something in it which does something cool, I bet. I know from biology day that collagen has to do with elasticity in the skin and I read that cranberry juice helps prevent UTI “Cranberry is most commonly used for prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberry JUICE seems to help prevent UTIs, but so far it doesn’t seem to be effective in treating UTIs.” Omega 3 “Omega-3s have a number of health benefits. Omega-3s are thought to play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body — in the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere.”  Omega 6 is for almost the same stuff… i can’t put the entire wikipedia post on here so you go read for yourself if you want. The Zinc (Zinplex) is for skin and so on… Google again.  Zinc has a whole grocery list of benefits so yeah. Since my skin has been slightly meh lately I figured, why not. It can’t hurt.

Iron, Vitamins, Zinc, Omega

We’ll see how it goes I guess!

So starting today, I am going to be topping up my iron tank, as far as my researching via wiki and google goes then it takes about a months for that tank and the reserves to be topped up. Hopefully it starts working soon. I also figured that I should start feeding my brain since I will be starting to study soon. And for every handful of pills… a handful of these.

Speckled Eggs

Oh I have a special kinda love for these little treats.

Ok maybe not, I am still bootcamping and since I have been slipping up A LOT lately, these little eggies won’t be a big part of my diet.  I do love them though!

Craving booksmarts…

You know how when you are in school you are ALWAYS wishing that last exam would come so that you won’t have to learn anymore, wouldn’t have to be disciplined anymore. Then when that final result comes and you see that after 12 years of school you have passed you feel… nothing. Well some other people were ecstatic, me? Not so much, I was unfeeling. I was in a stage where zero fu… erm… cares were given. I didn’t want to go to varsity and I knew that I would pass my final year of high school so I didn’t much care what the exact results were. They weren’t all good, but they weren’t all bad either. So I started my first gap year, and that started the laziness dumbass movement that is my life at the moment.

McDonalds

At least I’m not this guy…

Now, 7 (almost 8) years later I am still stuck in that movement. Yes I am stronger, somewhat smarter (streetsmarts count right), but still here, with a Matric and that’s it. At my age some people are busy with a second degree or their masters or in some cases just became a doctor. I know I shouldn’t compare, but I do. Now, I wish I had worked harder in school. Spyt kom altyd te laat, blerrie ding het n ‘GPS, maar nie ‘n horlosie nie. EEEEEDJIT! I’m not at the depressed about it stage but it is gnawing at me more and more. People around me are doing 1 or more of 4 general things, getting engaged, getting married, having children or studying. I don’t much care about the first three; those are out of my hands, but the latter… Now THAT I can do something about.

Oh please, oh please!!! Let me do it!

Oh please, oh please!!! Let me do it!

My very clever dad told me a while back that I should just start somewhere, do a course here and there and soon I will have a mountain of stuff to put on my CV, not that I really care about the looks of my CV. I do care about my brain though, and that I should keep it busy with more than the occasional book or suduku puzzle and I don’t think Candy Crush counts as brain exercise. Everytime I go down this rabbithole of thinking I always get to the same point. WHAT DO I STUDY? I really REALLY enjoy biology and science stuff but those type things aren’t available via correspondence. What rings in my head everytime I get to this point is: God can steer a moving ship and the song ♪ek span al my seile voor die Heilige Gees, want waar hierdie wind my waai si presies waar ek moet wees ♪ (Translation: I set my sails before the Holy Spirit, because where this wind blows me is exactly where I should be)

“So then what are you waiting for” you ask. Well, I suppose I am scared. As much as I HATE to admit it, it’s true. Where do you start to enrol for a course or degree? This stuff is expensive. What if I suck at studying and fail? What if, what if, what if… What if I keep stalling and next thing I know I am an old lady on a veranda wishing I had done more.

Do you ever feel like this? What would you want to do if you had the chance?

*(Fe)cking Iron

A few months ago I started drinking Iron tablets, some people recommended that I do cos even though I had been sleeping enough, eating right and exercising I was still darn tired. Apparently iron makes you less tired. At that stage I was like, sure, iron, I can do that and it truly made a difference. I felt more awake, less irritated or irritable, concentrated more. All round winner.

But then lately my everything has been off… eating habits, exercise habits, lifestyle habits, nun habits (I had to)

Habit

hehehehe….

At first I couldn’t place exactly why or what it was but then I started realising that I hadn’t taken any supplements. I used to drink Iron tablets as well as a multi-vitamin. The reason for this was I stopped eating breakfast… stuff’s been going on… and I used to take the pills at breakfast. Stress levels had not been helping the last bit either and initially I thought all these things, the fatigue, the headaches, moodiness, emotional whirlwind was because of stress. No!! It wasn’t… you see I don’t stress. I don’t worry much about stuff. Oh when stuff is happening then I’m all in there with the worry and stress, but as soon as they are over then it goes into my meh-box. It’s a blessing and a curse really, I don’t get anything done and I don’t feel bad about it either – Worst recipe for procrastination.

Yikes... let me think about that for the rest of the day...

Yikes… let me think about that for the rest of the day…

Anyway so yesterday (whilst sporting a major headache) I thought to research the causes of fatigue and headaches to see if it could really be because of *(Fe)cking iron and BAM!!!!! there it was. Iron Deficiency Anemia! Up until now I felt invincible, felt like I would never need a doctor, a dentist, a anything. My bones are strong, I am strong, my teeth are good, my health had always been good… NOW I have to go see a Dr to make sure I get the right amounts of *(Fe)cking iron. Oh and before you say it… NO I won’t eat liver no matter how high in iron it is, I am also not Popeye!

Popeye

Yuk!!

PS. Don’t read Redeeming Love whilst on an iron low… or on an emotional roller coaster… or at all for that matter. No, actually you should read it (if you are pro-crying that is) It is one of the best books I’ve read.

 

*Periodic Table of Elements, FE=Iron… I know, I know. I am smart!