Absolutely Nothing · Life In General

Good morning world

I received an e-mail the other day informing me that my blog fee had been charged to my credit card, apparently after last years considerations on wether to keep the blog or not I took future choices out my hands, and then promptly forgot about it.

And then promptly forgot about the blog as well it appears.

I have the same excuse as always: life has been crazy this spring.

And the excuse is as crazy as always because the past has thought me that when life is the craziest that’s when I should blog, it is a fantastic outlet. As long as it doesn’t become an outlet for me whining.

So over the past couple of days, since I received that e-mail, I’ve been thinking about blogging again. Then this morning, I woke up and lay in bed with my phone, as one do, and are checking my Facebook, as one do first thing in the morning. Oh, Lord can’t let anything happening in the world pass you by.

A friend of mine had shared a video about a guy who lost a friend and started thinking about is life. He then wrote a bucket list and went on to start working on it (http://100things.com.au/).

I don’t have a plan to quit my life and go of doing crazy things, already done that, it just made me miss my lists (for those that are new, there’s quite a few of them on here), so here I am, sitting on my balcony, writing a blog post instead of getting ready for work (don’t worry, I still have plenty time).

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So it’s time for a list I guess…

  1. Do my best to blog at least once everyday this week (will download the app to my phone).
  2. Go through my already existing lists and see which ones to archive and wich one’s to pick back up.
  3. Start the running back up, been real lousy on that part (and boy do I have many good excuses).
  4. Slow my life down a bit, no one can go full speed ahead for ever, and one needs to stop and smell the flowers.

I know it’s not seven, however, let’s not push it now when I’m finally back!

A post a day · Life In General

#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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A post a day · Life In General

#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!

A post a day · Life In General

#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…

 

Germany 2018

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…