The Experiment: Day 31 ~ Just Resting On A Sunday Afternoon…

See that lemur? That’s pretty much how I feel right now. I’m tired but at peace. I am just wanting to snuggle up with the pugs and rest. I have been catching up with things here on the computer and am getting this blog post up — so exciting! — 31 days — my first full month of this 365 day experiment is completed and now I continue on through the rest of the year. But come Sunday I just don’t feel like doing much of anything.

Noni and I got up at 9:30. I was so tired I could hardly get up. We made coffee (We each made a different kind, she brought her light roast with her to try here because I always make French Roast which she doesn’t like as well. I like my beans black and oily, the kind that kind of kicks you in the keester on that first sip!) and sat at the kitchen table talking about everything under the sun. It’s so nice to be able to have coffee and visit in a leisurely fashion with a friend. Then she headed off to work and I came in to the studio to get to work here. I kept meaning to get this blog post up as soon as possible so I could have that nap with the pugs but now Noni will be back in a little over an hour so I guess this snail speed I’ve been on all day just hasn’t made it possible. That’s okay, it is a sweet peaceful day here, the pugs are sleeping and snoring all around me as I write, and I can’t help but smile at these sleeping babies.

The one thing I just really have to say is that I am deeply grateful, as I sit here thinking about it, because I feel so good, so at peace, these are days — after spending more than six months debilitated by depression, even so bad at one point that the mobile crisis unit had to be called, and meds were changed left and right — of peace and ease. Everyday I get up, take care of my puggeries, and then have a pretty peaceful day of working here. It is a combination of finally being on the right medication at the right dosage, a big factor are the dietary changes, but I think a huge part of it has been coming here to the blog every day to get a post up. It has really been life changing. And looking at my wellness and okayness as a project dependent on many factors, continuing to explore and hunt for more, and sharing them with you, getting your responses, and answering you back, well, it is just taking me miles on my road to a peaceful, happy life. I can’t thank you enough if you are here with me. Your comments mean so much. And I really hope if you comment you come back to the post to read my response to you because even though it may be the next day before I respond — what with time differences and Life! — I always respond thoughtfully and from the heart. It’s the call and response. Your comments make me feel heard and that means so much to me, and I want you to know that you are heard too, and deeply appreciated.

Well, Noni will be back here soon. I wanted to share pictures of the food we made last night because it was SO good. I put links to the recipes up yesterday. We had the chicken with asparagus and three cheeses. AND WE MADE THOSE BISCUITS! They were to DIE for. Tonight we are making another double batch to split between us to have for the week ahead. We positively swooned over them! And for dinner we are going to have the scrambled eggs, asparagus, keto cheese sauce over both, and freshly baked cheddar biscuits from that fabulous recipe. If you want the links to the recipes just hop back over to yesterday’s post.

I’m going to close here. Maybe I can take a short rest with the pugs afterall. I hope you are having a lovely afternoon and will have a wonderful week ahead. I’ll be here, everyday, just come on by and say hello.

Warm Regards and Deepest Blessings to all…



The Experiment ~A 365 Day Search For Truth, Beauty &
Day 1 ~ Introduction To The Project
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

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  1. Hi Maitri, being at peace with yourself and the world, isn’t that a wonderful feeling at the end of a weekend. Have a fine evening with Noni… big hugs and loving thoughts… ❤️❤️❤️

    • Hello Sweet Pea, I know it’s almost bedtime for you in Belgium. I hope you’ve had a lovely evening. It’s so good to see you here. Thanks for coming.

      Sending you a big hug and lots of love…


  2. Hi Maitri, I so look forward to reading your posts. I may not always reply but I do enjoy reading what you write. I am so glad you are feeling better. ❤️❤️

    • Thank you so much Jean, I appreciate you being here so much. And again, thank you, I am indeed feeling better and it is such a relief. I will just keep on keeping on on this path and hope to feel better and better as time goes along. I hope you are having a lovely day… 🙂

  3. Sweet dreams with the pugs, I hope you manage to have a little nap. Your dinner with Noni sounds so tasty! Much love to you all. x

    • Thank you so much Jenny honey. I haven’t gotten a nap because I knew if I really fell asleep Noni would get here and it would be a jolt to have to get up so soon! But I’ve been relaxing here and answering people in a leisurely way and this is nice too. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Noni and I have. 🙂

  4. Jim Smith says:

    Hello Dear Maitri, I am so pleased to hear that you are finding medication and all that works for you. As you are aware my sister passed away on Monday morning and yesterday was the funeral. I was sad that I could not go as it was in South Dakota and I am in The Wine Country of California. Her children my two nieces and my nephew put together a lovely memorial and I was there in spirit. It’s been a rough week and I will forever miss her but I also know she had not been able to eat since July when the doctor was in fixing her hernia he nicked her bowl and that created the downward spiral. So I am Thankful she is not suffering and I Pray at peace . I will have to try this biscuits have you posted the recipe anywhere…..Hugs….and Pugs…..JIM

    • Jim,

      It is so good to hear from you honey and again, I am so sorry for your loss. It is good that your sister is no longer suffering. That is a terrible ordeal to have gone through, bless her heart, thank God now she is a peace. I know it will be rough going for awhile but I will hold you close in my heart and prayers. The pugs and I send our love…


  5. You make me hungry with your food and beverage descriptions. I looooove coffee but I’m with Noni on her choice of bean. The dark roast would play havoc with my IBS!

    • Ah Marge, coffee is such a personal preference thing, how you like your coffee, what kind of coffee you like, I’m having my keto/bulletproof type coffee right now and, well, it’s drinkable, but it doesn’t make me want to get up in the morning and sing like Maria in The Sound of Music! The sugar in the coffee was what made it so good — of course, sugar does that — and I don’t mind giving up sugar in any other way, but morning coffee was always the most special part of my day, and now I don’t have it to look forward to in the morning. I make it, I drink it, but I just don’t sing. This keto way of living and eating is absolutely right for me, and I’m glad I’m doing it, but THIS is hard, this coffee issue. The struggle is real as they say. But I will carry on. I think it will just take awhile to re-orient my palate. Onwards and upwards! 🙂

  6. back from my retreat
    to soothing rainy morning
    reading maitri’s posts

    yes, missed reading you while away. i took a break from e-mail/computer…

    rain is so welcome
    my garden missed me so much
    now reunited

    dark roast, quiet rain
    catching up with an old friend
    bliss feels just like this


    • Ah Ka, it’s so good to see you again, I missed you, but I knew you were off on a wonderful retreat. I know it was just wonderful but I also know how good it is to come home, to come back to the garden. Welcome home darling friend. And I am having my dark roast, and watching the leaves drift down on the breeze, and I am communing with my dear friend Katya, and I am imagining us having coffee together. Bliss indeed.

      I love you honey… 🙂


  7. Oh Em Gee! Me WANTS some of them biscuits!!! LOL I am glad that blogging has bought new peace and contentment to your life. Blog on Lady! I’ll be here reading…

    • Oh Wysdom, thank you so much honey! 🙂 And you HAVE to try those biscuits! They will make your heart sing! And I’m so happy that you will be here on my blogging journey with me. You are so sweet. It is so good to have you here. Sending you love and a gentle warm hug….

  8. I’m so glad you are feeling better these days and those biscuits sounds so good!

    • Thank you so much Bekah honey, it is good to be feeling better, SO good. And the biscuits? TO DIE FOR!!!! Try them! 😀

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