Hi friends! May has just flown by! The is my first time doing a post like this, it’s a little more on the relaxed side than my typical posts but I thought it’d be nice to share some of my favourite products, experiences, music, whatever I have loved during the month. Hope you enjoy this this post. Here are some of my favourites from May:
Okay so I generally don’t wear jeans because sitting in my wheelchair all day in pants with a tight waste band leads to uncomfortable bloating but these jeans are MAGIC! They are super stretchy, fitting like a glove with their 10% spandex. They are also the softest jeans I’ve ever put on my body because they’re actually a buttery smooth knit but look exactly like jeans. I find they fit perfectly through the leg and are a little big on the waistband which is perfect for being a 24/7 sitter. I definitely feel a bit more put together with these jeans on than with my typical leggings and I can handle wearing them all day!
I hesitated getting a cup holder for SO long for my wheelchair because I didn’t really want to add bulk to my nice, streamline chair (I know, I know, dumb reason haha) but I finally bit the bullet and bought one because I needed a way to carry water for my poodle, River, when we’re out and about. I definitely don’t regret my purchase! This cup holder can be put on straight and diagonal poles and comes with a cup holder part and a carabiner. The carabiner part actually comes in handy to attach River’s leash to when training so I can be hands-free but still have control. I’ve been using the cup holder frequently for my self too (no more carrying drinks between my legs yay!). It’s also super easy to attach to your chair or stroller or whatever and you can remove the cup holder component without taking off the whole attachment thing.
I’ve been using PICC line covers since I first got my PICC line and I’ve been buying them from this company, Mighty Well, for almost as long! I love Mighty Well because they’re products made for PICC line users by PICC line users and I love supporting small businesses (especially woman entrepreneurs, #girlpwr!). Anyways, I needed a new cover so I got one of their new line covers, the 2.0. They’re made with really soft moisture wicking and anti-microbiable (!!!) fabric and they have some anti-grip strips to keep it up too. What I love is the new, bigger holes for the line to come through. I have a double lumen so having the extra space is awesome! If you’ve ordered one of the original covers in the past, I find these ones fit slightly bigger and, though it fits, I wish I would have sized down one. Regardless, I highly recommend!
I didn’t realize the value of really nice, really soft, really comfortable pyjamas until I basically started living in them. When you think about it though, most people spend like 1/3 of their life in bed plus all those lazy weekend chilling in PJs so it’s definitely worth investing in some nice quality material PJs. La Vie en Rose hands-down has my favourite PJs! They are uber soft and they come in so many cute styles from cutesy to sporty to fancier designs. I just find it makes me feel good when I feel as though I look cute and am comfortable in what I’m wearing so I had to invest in a couple pairs of summer pyjamas for when the warmer weather comes around.
I put a couple different cute pairs in the photo so, in the title, I’ll just link to their PJ page.
P.S., their mix-and-match PJs are buy one get one for 50% off right now!
Ever since my best friend introduced me to Lord Huron during my first week of university, they have quickly taken the top spot as my favourite band. Vide Noir is their third album and was released at the end of April. I was a little hesitant when I heard the early releases of certain songs. I would classify their music as an indie-folk/rock fusion but this new album leans more towards the rock end of the spectrum with this album having a sci-fi sort of twist. However, the band’s signer and lyricist Ben Schneider totally came through. Every single one of their albums brings you on an incredible journey and this one is no different. Because of Schneider’s story-telling genius, I highly recommend you listen to the album in the order tracks are already in. This album has been on repeat endlessly on my Spotify since it’s been released.
#6: River’s first experience swimming!
We brought River for a walk in the trail around the lake at the Rez and we decided to bring him down to the water to see what he thought. He was a RIOT! He was splashing around in the water, running in and out, making the big splashes he could. River was just exuding pure happiness and it made all of us smile too! It was so funny afterwards because his little curls got so tight and he just looked like a goof soaked in water. We had lots of fun bringing him to one of our favourite places! He was the happiest ancient german water retriever around hahaha.
#7: Finishing a university class!
Last but not least, I finished my Sensation & Perception class this month! I had a final exam and a term paper and they’re DONE, yay! For those who don’t know, I’ve been slowly chipping away at my bachelor’s degree through Athabasca University, a completely online university based in Alberta, Canada. I am doing my B.A. in Psychology with most likely a minor in French. I can only handle doing a little bit of classwork at a time (being chronically ill really is a full time job) but i’ve decided to not care about how long it takes me to get my degree; I’m just going to do classes one at a time and I will slowly get there! Next up… Abnormal Psychology!
Hope everyone had an awesome May and an even better June 🙂