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Time to whine

Not sure why I keep doing this to myself.

I understand that for many people, 7am isn’t early and all that jazz, however for me it is. My brain and body aren’t built for anything really before 8am, preferably even later. That’s just how it is.

It’s just that I want something done about this chaos:IMG_20171213_083915.jpg

So I had an early date with a carpenter so that he can give me quote on what it would cost to build me a bookcase that looks loads nicer than the old IKEA shelves that are there now.

It’s fascinating because the carpenter acted like there was all the time in the world, I thought he would come in and measure some and then send me a plan. Instead he’s been in my home for an hour actually drawing the plan on the spot, so now I have to put a rush on it to get ready for work…as you can tell since I’m blogging right now…

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Oh well, at least I got my grown-up part done first thing in the morning, the rest of the day should be easy now.

Ps. how do you like the pictures? Taken with my new phone 🙂

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Oh what a day

Despite their current issues, Air Berlin managed to get my flight of the ground on time today. Not all Air Berlin travellers where that lucky as many of the AB flights were either delayed or cancelled on the monitors.

On the flight I found my first positive thought, as I love flying and travelling.

Once I hit Düsseldorf the positiveness went out the window as somewhere between the plane and the outside of the airport my work phone went missing. Not only is it embarassing to lose something work gave to you, I also had to spend time waiting at the lost and found while checking the plane for it.

I’m most likely going to sound like a whiney person now, but I’ve been clinging to that phone as it was an Android. Despite a big crack in the screen I’ve refused to let go as the company changed to iPhones instead and I just don’t want one (#firstworldproblems).

Well, I gave up on the phone and made my way to the office where I’ve had a super efficient day.

At dinner time, seriously it was past 7 when I finally got to sit down for that one, I had managed to forget the Germans portion controll thinghy since last time. I debated between a sallad and the club sandwich. Raise your hand if you think I managed to eat this monster…

Yeah right.

Even if the computer has been calling my name I’ve spent the eve on YouTube instead, realizing now it’s time for this chick to hit the sack.

See you tomorrow for some more positive thinking, flying and hopefully no more lost phones.

Peace out ma peeps!

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7 Things to feel better

Sitting here on my couch, way too late for a school night (due to a three-day weekend so night is day and day is night), feeling a bit pleased with myself as the laundry basket is empty (that means I’ve done all the laundry) and the fridge full since I managed to leave my couch long enough to do grocery shopping, contemplating my life (and the length of this sentence). The result?

Wow, it’s been long since I did a 7-things list, the last one I can find is from is from the beginning of February last year (not sure what happened with the rest of that year to be honest, might have to go back and read my own blog on that topic). That means it’s time for another one, it’s gonna be a 7-thing/project type of thing since it’s been a while since my last little project as well.

Ready? Here we go…

  1. Be a tourist in my own city – being in Essen this past weekend the conversation came up again, what one do and don’t do in your hometown. At least I’m real bad at going to the museums and sites here in Malmö, so I figured that I would make an attempt to be better at it. I think I’ll start with the Lonely Planet list to make it easy…and if anyone has some good ideas let me know.
  2. Cook more food at home – during my poor student days (not that long ago) I became real good at planning weekly menus and cooking at home. Now I spend too much time eating out, both for lunch and dinner – because I can. I do really love cooking though so I wanna get back in it. Starting today when there will be a box of food complete with recipes, delivered at my door. Ok, so starting it off half-lazy.
  3. Become less materialistic – I have noticed that I use shopping a little bit like therapy. I buy something and it makes me feel good…every time. Not a lasting feeling at all, so I figure that I will attempt to buy less things.
  4. Declutter – I’m a piler…there I said it! I have piles all over my apartment and we share the space in a co-existing kind of way. I think that it would be a nice change to attempt to get rid of them. It also ties into point three, I don’t need all this stuff.
  5. Take better care of my body – Yes, I run and I bike (faaaar) I just don’t exercise that much in between. I’m not planning on becoming a health nut or anything, I just feel that maybe I should move around a bit other than biking to and from work. And also maybe start my day with something else than coffee and a cancerstick…just saying – there’s probably a reason why my booty haven’t liked me or treated me nicely the past few months.
  6. Think more about the environment – I’m getting a bit better at recycling and I usually bring reusable bags to the grocery store. So I guess, being even better at recycling, try to avoid buying things with too much packaging, turning of the lights and all that jazz (maybe start with reading up on how to be nice to the environment).
  7. Less screen time – I spend most of my days at work in front of a computer, and my phone and then I come home and spend time infront of the TV with my computer or phone as well. So I want to do less of that, I mean, I can just turn my radio on when I’m home if I want background noise, and a book will keep my company just as well as the TV and computer will, right? So more of that…

That’s that, starting today! And since I’m not too keen on rules, there are no rules really…other than that I want to include one of the points in my everyday life everyday…

 

 

Posted in Life like in the stoneage

Day seven, eight, nine and ten – the return of the workaholic?

Wow, all of a sudden I was back to working full-time at work. It went pretty much over night as one of my colleagues needed a time out (come back soon, I miss you!) and I figured why not. I also realize that it’s been almost three years since I’ve been working full-time for real, since I was made redundant from my last job. Even though I was supposed to work six more months after they made me redundant, it wasn’t proper full-time as I didn’t have enough to do, was working from home and had more focus on other things than a company that made me redundant.

It feels good, and strange! I also started to miss working half-time pretty much straight away, so it was good that my first week back was a short week.

Thursday was a day home, for me only, and the best neighbour in the world that I went for lunch with. Here in Malmö we have one awesome bagel place called Bagel Street Café (I’m sure there are more, however only one that I found) that I don’t get to frequent as much as I would like to. My favourite is, surprise surprise, their sushi bagel. Mr Lion wanted to be in a picture as well.DSC_0841 DSC_0842The best neighbour in the world might have been less best when she lured me into The Body Shop and I accidentally celebrating working full-time with a new body lotion, green tea – awesome!DSC_0840After passing by the grocery store where the worlds best neighbor bought me a lollipop, I headed home for a quiet night on the couch.DSC_0844For some reason that didn’t happen and around midnight when my data returned on my phone, I found myself in Denmark. Oops!

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Day six and the best part of staying in a hotel

Nothing beats a good hotel breakfast and the hotel we stayed the night at, had a real nice one, including make your own waffles. Since someone might have been a tad bit hung over after last nights festivities the breakfast was pure heaven.DSC_0835 DSC_0832 DSC_0833 DSC_0834My eyes might have been a little bit hungrier than my tummy, even so I managed to finish almost all of it.

After breakfast, me and mother headed back to the summer-house and crashed on a couch each, me because I was just too exhausted from the festivities, who would know that going to a party for someone turning 80 can be so tiresome. My mother because she had some kind of bug, and had been a trooper for being out and about when she probably should’ve stayed home in bed.

I pretty much stayed on that couch until it was time to go home, something I was not in the mood for at all, I would’ve prefered to stay for one more day. I kind of slept most of the time, combined with some coffee ensure that I didn’t completely passed out.

One of the benefits of the crazy train-hopping that I’ve been doing lately is that they have a frequent traveller club and I have collected so many points that I’ve gone up one level. You know what that mean? No? Can’t guess? I’ll tell you, I get free coffee even when I’m not travelling first class (no mini brownies though).DSC_0836I made it home, all the way home. My stop is usually the last stop for the train so they kick me of I’m still sitting there when everyone else have gone of, nice to know that there’s no risk of waking up some place far away a few hours later.

And PS: When you sleep most of the day away, you don’t really notice that you are not connected to the rest of the world

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Not so much no data, no worries at quiz night (#3)

When you start the morning with coffee in the kitchen in a home that contains wi-fi, then bike to work which is in an office that has wi-fi and then bike back home, having no data on your phone is not issue. The only problem this lovely Thursday was the short moment on the corner. However, with a view like this and good company, a short while without being connected to the rest of the world just seems suitable.

DSC_0765And as Thursday nights are quiz nights, my usual phone detox night anyhow; no cellphones allowed during the quiz! Day three without data on my phone passed pretty painless. What was painful though was the correct answer I gave this weeks quiz team (I pretty much have a new one every week) that they changed…we were so close and it has been a while since winning. Might have to find a better team! Or get myself smarter…

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Off-line #2

Day two without data on my phone went surprisingly smooth, the bus from my Favorite Latte Mum’s place had free Wi-Fi and from the bus stop to the office it was a short bike ride, where data wasn’t needed really. Arriving in the office I just hooked my phone up to the office Wi-Fi and the day was sorted. Leaving the office I just had to revert back to good old texting rather than free messenger services, and with free unlimited texting that’s no issue.

The trauma kicked in when I got home to turn on my PC and remembered the text I received from my mother while on my way  home from Gotham, my power cord was still there. The PC was dead! I will get my power cord back on Friday, as long as mother dearest remember to bring it, and Friday is tomorrow. The timing is pretty off though as it’s pay day here in Sweden (for some of us at least) tomorrow and I need to go through my budget and transfer money from the account I get my money into, to the account where I keep my spending money. Of course I haven’t been smart enough to save my budget in the cloud, so I can sort that until I receive my power cord. Problem being that this will happen at the summer-house and guess what, we don’t have any Wi-Fi there.

It’s going to be an interesting weekend, I’ll tell you that! But I can do it, I will not pay my cell phone provider any more money for data, I still think they are trying to rip me off.