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#4 Watch your step

Due to circumstances this non morning person was up and about way to early this morning, seeing me walking to work a bit after 8. What she also did was walking with her work phone in hand, reading e-mails.

Stupid!

It’s been snowing for days, yesterday it got a bit warmer and there was a slight bit of rain, so I should’ve known better this morning. As I was walking along I suddenly found myself on the ground…it’s called ice apparently and happens when water freezes.

My whole body is now in pain, and I’ve spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself (adding that I had a shit day at work, due to circumstances) and whining…think my colleagues wanted me to go home early to not have to listen to my whining. So I stayed, moahahaha.

I finished of the day with some therapy shopping, I had to pick up some beauty products and wanted to cheer myself up with a new purse.

While I was in the store, mother dearest called, so I was randomly walking around with the beauty products in my hand, looking at purses while talking to her. After a while I noticed that everywhere I turned the security guard was close by.

Conclusion, don’t randomly walk around with beauty products while being on the phone, the security guard think you are going to steal…

Well, since I was up early, I’m tired early and are now heading to bed, because tomorrow is going to be even earlier. I think I’m about to loose my non grown-up status!!!!

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#3 Of course

The vacation year where I work is from April to March, I thought it was May to April and figured I had some time to use my last vacation days…obviously I was wrong!

Hey, we are talking about a serious issue here, really, I have a problem using all my vacation days!

Thus, I found some Fridays and Mondays before the end of March where I figured I can stay away from work, so today I have the day off.

Guess, what time I woke up!

Come on, guess!

At 5 AM, that is at FIVE in the freakin morning…so much for sleeping in!

The snow is pouring down outside so I’m happy I don’t have to go out. I am considering doing grown-up stuff, like fixing things around the apartment. I am also considering turning the TV on, cuddle down on the couch with a blanket and do nothing the whole day…again.

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#2 Today I did nothing

I have tomorrow of, also called a bonus Sunday, so today I’ve been in bed, sat at my kitchen table and hung out on my couch.

I would say it is a perfect day!

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#1 I did so good

I started out the year with the aim of trying to post at least once a day, then I got sick and that went down the drain…and then the blogging went down the drain.

I think I lasted 19 days, and since I love challenging myself, let’s aim for at least 20 this time around 🙂

I would have time to do some updates today because I aint planning on leaving my home…too much snow I’m telling you…

 

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There was no post yesterday

And I have a freakin good excuse.

The main reason for the travel this time was a big team event with work, that mean that I woke up in my fab hotel room yesterday morning…

IMG_20180130_230916.jpg…enjoyed the perks of complimentary coffee and mini croissants while jumping into a taxi for another hotel and hours, after hours of people talking. While drink liters of coffee and eat, eat and eat.

Then there was the required team event in the evening, which was fantabolous, at a BBQ place where we got to cook our own food while enjoying something they call an open bar.

I will admit to eating too much during the cooking process to not be hungry when it was all done, I will also admit to enjoying the local beer in such a way that it was a bit rough waking up this morning, and totally no possibility of blogging last night.

I mean, this morning was even so though that I forgot to take a pic of my hotel brekkie before I started eating it.

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I might also be a bit blurry on what the speakers said during the first half of the day…

It has been great two days with good networking and all that jazz…so not too bad!

 

Germany 2018

That’s what you get for being a grown-up

Today was travel day and as per usual I’m so freaked out about sleeping in and missing my flight that I can’t fall asleep. I have never missed a flight for work and my brain and body should know that by now so it shouldn’t be a problem, still it was and around three this morning I finally pretty much passed out.

Since I did get around (well, I had the time to) to set the coffee maker last night, thus I woke up before my alarm this morning. Guessing it was mostly because I wasn’t sleeping that hard and the moment the coffee smell hit my nose I was awake.

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Last time I was out flying my feet got so swollen that they hurt like hell in my grown-up shoes, so this time around I wore my new compression socks, hoping that they would take the edge off…yeah, no! We’ll see though as I ordered several different types hoping that at least one or two pair will do it for me.

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To be honest here, the whole thing would be easier if I could just bring a second pair of not so grown-up shoes. It’s just that I rather bring the backpack than the rolling bag as it is less of a hassle on the flight, train and walk. Yes, I have real proper problems most of the time.

Well, this time I had company on the trip which was nice since of course the flight was delayed. Thinking that I might add time spent on delayed flights to the train count, to see how much time of my life I really waste (and after waiting for the bus in the freezing cold yesterday, maybe that as well). Instead of floating around the airport without a plan, we sat down for coffee and pastry 🙂

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Whit a delayed flight (that had an already pushed departure time) we made it in time for lunch and half the day gone. I’m still working hard on catching up on the emails that piled up from last week when I was home sick, so having to stop for a meeting wasn’t the thing I really wanted to do.

By the end of that meeting, it was time to pull the brakes on an already long day so we packed up and went for dinner. At that time there was plans for going back to the hotel room after dinner to get back into those mails.

We ended up going to this mexican place with fantastic margaritas and at that point I decided that the mails can wait. Burrito and strawberry margarita, not bad for a Tuesday eve. All other problems (other than that my feet hurt like hell) are suddenly very, very far away.

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10 pm suddenly felt like midnight, and I’m now cuddled up in the hotel bed with the possibility of some proper sleep coming on. I’m dead tired and I can sleep until 8 tomorrow…fingers crossed for some good times. If I fall asleep early I can use the morning for those mails, if I don’t, at least I get to sleep in without worrying about missing a plane…

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From 100 to zero and then back again

It’s been very quiet since last Friday, I know. I went home and crashed and boy did I crash. At first I blamed it on a bad PMS weekend, then on Monday when I woke up with a fever I realized it was more than that.

I figured a cold, it will pass. Then for every day that passed and I woke up with a body that just screamed NO WAY! And me wanting to go to work and do my thing, I just had to accept that I was out for the count…and no matter how much I wanted to, last week is one of those weeks that I can just add to the “nothing is going on here what so ever” weeks.

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Since earlier I had plans to go to the summer house and hang with mother dearest for the weekend. I even had a rental car booked to get things transferred to mother and the summer house. Sleeping away half of Friday I had to realize that there would be no driving that day instead I took the train. That amazingly enough left on time and brought me where I wanted to go on time.

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Friday night also brought proper food for the first time in a week, yey!!

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Then, as me and mother love ice hockey as much we went for a game, not the usual team but still a good distraction even though I almost fell asleep during the third period, my booty still not up to speed.

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All in all it was a good weekend and finally today I was back at work, only to realize that pretty much half the team I work in was out for the count.

You can say what you want about being sick, it never fits the schedule however, last week I had two meetings planed for the whole week and the rest was to be me time. And yes, it stressed me out not being able to do my thing.

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Still, this week kicked of with a full day training session and tomorrow is travel time, bringing me back home on Thursday night and Saturday is part 1 of this years birthday season.

If I had to be sick, last week was the week to be so, I have a crazy (still exciting) schedule coming up, so I hope it’s all over and done with!!

Need to decide what to do with the run schedule though, what you think, start over or start where I left off? Expert opinions welcome ma peeps!