Posted in Food

The calendar addiction

I am one of those that have to admit to being addicted to her calendar, the benefit of that is that when something ends up there it usually happens (except for when too tired like yesterday). At the moment I have two monthly dates booked, one is fairly new, the other one though is hitting its three year anniversary right about now.

The date is with the amazing person that took over my job at the previous company I worked at. I had the pleasure of spending a month handing my tasks over and we kind of hit it off, so now, three years later we still meet each other for lunch pretty much once a month.

Of course sometimes it gets rescheduled , so it has been the case that there’s only a couple of weeks between dates and there have been the months, especially during vacation times, that it was cancelled completely, still, we are going strong.

So why am I telling you all this? Well, because today was date day of course! Thus come lunch time I jumped up on my bike and with the wind in my back I flew to an absolutely fantastic Syrian restaurant. If you ever pass through Malmö I can definitely recommend Ayam Dimashq, and it will totally get another visit from me!

Posted in Always look at the bright side of life

A few moments of peace

With the new job came a new tradition. As some of you might know, I’m not a morning person and when you are unhappy getting out of bed is one of the hardest things to do. With this new job I have managed to change my sleeping pattern so I go to bed a bit earlier (11pm) and the alarm goes of at 7:35am. Might not be early for most, for me it’s a big win! I have also gotten better at sorting out morning coffee by programming my coffee maker rather than stoping by 7/11.

Early for me

So at 7:20 the coffee starts brewing, at 7:35 the alarm goes of and I wake up and smell the coffee. This is not super new, I think that there are several posts about that coffee maker to be found here on the blog. The new part is that I don’t pour all the coffee in the to-go mug, instead some go into a normal mug.

No matter the question

This is so that I can take a few minutes and sit on my balcony, enjoying the peace and quiet (with the random screaming child running by), just chillin before the day starts for real. I do this pretty much no matter how late or early I am, my morning meditiation session.

My view

I did get a bit distracted this morning though when I relaized that my to-go muggs are all getting old and worn, so it had me thinking where I can get new fantastic ones, if you have any good recomendations on to-go mugs, let me know. I prefer the ones that you can chuck in your purse without them spilling!

Posted in Life In General

The light at the end of the tunnel

The last post was in September last year, with a picture of me and an Alien, and I can understand that you might think that I was kidnapped by just Aliens due to the radio silence since.

The rest of the vacation was fab, just not good enough Wi-Fi to keep posting and then it was time to go home.

Already before the va-cay, I doubted my work life as I was unhappy with my job, the contents, the workload and the expectations. When I returned home from the vacation I felt fantastic, relaxed and happy – until the alarm rang the next morning and I realized I had to go back to work. The stress, the tummy ache and the wanting to pull the cover back over my head; it all came back to me.

I decided then that it was time to change my job, I missed working within the Finance & Accounting area, missed my large excel sheets full of data and if I never had to see a contract again I would’ve been the happiest on the planet. Unfortunately a new job doesn’t happen overnight and as the fall moved towards winter and darker time’s things just kept piling on.

When it was time for next vacation I felt like I had reached my breaking point and while I at this point had a new job in the pipeline, I seriously needed three weeks of relaxing vacation – unfortunately that didn’t happen. The things just kept piling on.

The new job took what felt like forever to come to realization and then on top of that, a 3 month resignation period. Even though my old boss was kind enough to let my new boss borrow me (the advantage of moving within the company) so I could get a sneak start to the new job.

With spring, the new job and a few sessions with an absolutely fantabolus shrink, I’m now finding that I feel like both my feet are properly placed on earth, that I’m happy and laughing again (of course not constantly), got my appetite back and that I reached that light in the end of the tunnel.

With the smiles come the energy, I have managed to get so much done in the apartment, I feel like going running again, applied for online courses and, the best of all…I feel like blogging again!!!

So, eight months down the line, I need to check out the changes to WordPress, see if I can find a new fresh layout to the blog and then just get back into it…starting with a trip to the US coming up this weekend!!!!

 

Posted in Life In General, Running 2018

Feeling mighty pleased with myself :)

Ok, so the one post a day last week didn’t work out, I was to busy with the end of the World Cup and beer…which brought me to a Monday where I kept telling myself that I’m not 25 anymore. Need to remember that more often.

I also managed only one run last week, better than none and it started the running again. I managed yet another lunch-run today. So yes, I feel mighty pleased with myself.

Skärmklipp

In addition, after what feels like forever with heat, there was rain today. While I was running, it was just drizzling a bit so not too bad running weather. It cooled me off enough for generating a want of soup lunch.

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I need to improve my knowledge about my stove, that can’t be counted as new anymore since it’s been a while since the grand kitchen renovation. It has some kind of lock mechanism that I don’t always realize how it activates, and since it happens so seldom it always take me a while to figure out how to unlock the damn thing. Not great when you are on a time schedule and need to get back to work.

Well, all good that ends well. Fingers crossed that get of my butt on Thursday for another run (and that Runkeeper is kinder to me then and stop cutting out).

Posted in 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!

Posted in 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!!!!

Posted in A post a day, Life In General

#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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