Marlanu

Family day off (updated version)

In 2013 I posted a picture with our small family. It was the official family day off picture!

Family day off

I really love this photo. It represents us 100%. And ever since we got Pluto I wanted to re-create the photo. The new photo didn’t turn out as nice as the old one (since you can’t see my legs which are under the blanket) but it is a family photo nonetheless.

Family day off photo (updated version)

I was reading, Johnny was playing GTA 5 and the two furry bastards were just relaxing with us. I really do love it when all of us can share the bed and get along. Usually, the Pluto and Marlanu’ are wrecking the house, Johnny is out on errands or doing stuff on his PC, and I browse the Internet to amuse myself (or job hunting).

I will have to wait for summer or at least spring to get the same type of photo as the original. It will be a couple of months but it will be worth the waiting. Until then I am sure I will add more photos to my collection. After all, there isn’t a day where Pluto and Marlanu’ have their photo taken.

It’s nice to look over old photos and see how much they’ve grown, how we’ve changed or how things around us have changed. I guess, since we didn’t have many pictures of us as kids we are trying to make it up. They are our precious moments and I’m sure we’re cherish them in our old days.

Pluto and Marlanu

Pluto and Marlanu'

Sleepy time for Pluto and Marlanu’.

It seems that my two furry friends, Pluto and Marlanu’, started getting along. I cannot describe how much joy these two bring me.

I actually feel like a proud mother that needs to show them off, even if I am fully aware it is annoying. After all, there are so many pets out there, probably with owners that have better photography skills than I do.

Yet, I feel there are no two pets alike. And I also feel, that no one has a labrador retriever as Pluto or a cat like Marlanu’.

Marlanu' and Pluto Marlanu' and Pluto relaxing away

As one might say, they are my precious.

Why the sudden need to gush over them? Because I can. That and because they really do bring out the best in me and John, they make our days better and because they love us at our worst as much as they do at our best. I hope, they will have a great life and many adventures with us.

I also hope, that one day I will print out those albums that I’ve been working on for the last couple of years (for Marlanu’) / months (for Pluto). Not many people have their photographs printed out these days, but I love them. I love arranging them all over the house, or in lovely albums that I can show to close friends.

Hopefully, I will get my chance till the end of this year. That means I still have 11 months and 22 days left to make it happen.

Let the job hunting begin!

~~~~ Let the job hunting begin! ~~~~

It’s Monday and everyone is going back to work while I am home, drinking my coffee and looking over job ads. I shall start slow, updating my CV and then just browse around to see what it’s in demand and what I would like to do.

I know for sure I won’t have any chance of getting a job in January, but I’m still hoping *fingers crossed*.

Even Pluto was happy to sit like a boss at Johnny’s workplace.

Like a boss! Let the job hunting begin.

Truthfully, I am scared a little bit. Once again, I’m out of my comfort zone. I am hoping that I won’t end up in another customer service job. I don’t have the nerves for it.

I will update how the job hunting goes and I will try to keep my spirits high and my mind busy. I know last time my spirits went downhill after one month of going to every interview possible and getting no results.

I will keep busy, I have a household to run. And it’s not easy with two pets (one which is not house trained, yet) running around.

My goal/resolution for January is to put everything in order: the house, my personal schedule and my hobbies. That means a lot of cleaning and organizing, waking up early and setting a regular schedule for Pluto (for his walks) and just enjoy my hobbies while I still can (after all, I decided this year I shall read 100 books, that alone should take up considerable free time).

Pluto on his morning walk Marlanu purring away

So, let the job hunting begin (and let it be a good job hunt).

Good Morning 2015!

Good Morning 2015!

Good morning 2015

Enjoying a good cup of coffee.

And what a beautiful and sunny way to start of the new year. If it weren’t for the bitter cold, I might’ve enjoyed it more.

I admit, we had a slow start this year.

The 1st of January was spent mostly in bed, sleeping off the New Year’s party. We had a lovely party with a few close friends, family members and mostly strangers (but nice ones).

I would also like to mention, that while everyone was either going home or already sleeping (this was around 7AM) I was busy cleaning up the house. I’m not complaining, I’m actually bragging. First of all, I was the only one still standing, still clear headed and full of energy. Also, I didn’t want my pets (Pluto and Marlanu’) to get their paws dirty, drunk or to break anything.

So, as far as I’m concerned I’m right on track with my resolutions.

On the 2nd of January we had our trip to the countryside. It the second year in a row that on the first days of the year we visit my parents. On our way there we also had the chance to see the red train.

Red train Red train on its way.

This year we weren’t alone. My brother, his wife and my 2 nieces also came along. It was a nice surprise for my parents. They live alone and during the winter months they don’t get many visits from us, because of the snow and the condition of the roads. We saw an opportunity to make them happy and we took it.

We also had Pluto with us. At first we were reluctant to take the dog with us since it was bloody cold and we knew my parents would not allow him in the house.

But, there were no problems. He spent 3 hours outside, playing with 2 little dogs that my parents own. He was the most happy and derpy dog ever.

2 little countryside puppiesDerpy Pluto

There was snow, good food and good company. It was a nice outing.

My parents "Christmas" tree. Winter landscape

This year I will try my best for us to have as many road trips as possible. They are much better than long vacations in far away places. But for now, we shall stay at home and work our butts off to get back on track financially. It’s the most important thing for the well being of our family (at the moment).

Till then I will be busy with the house chores. I want to get this place clean and organized. I know I have no chance of getting a job straight away, so I better keep myself as busy as possible.

Pluto and Marlanu'

And as a bonus, here are my two lovelies: Pluto and Marlanu’ enjoying a tender moment.

A cold and wet winter

We’re having a very cold and wet winter. It just won’t stop raining and it’s bloody cold.

For a couple of days I had no problem with the rain. It was fun walking Pluto to the park and seeing him turn from a cute puppy into a filthy pig. He made a few friends and he was just the happiest dog ever.

Pluto and his friendsPluto and Archie, a swiss wolf dog Pluto and Archie Archie, his owner and Pluto

We used to hang around in the park for 2 hours each day. It was so nice to see Pluto exhausted from playing and not having to worry that he’ll destroy the house (puppies tend to do that when bored). Of course, Pluto had to take a bath everytime we got  home.

Dirty Pluto

 Now, nobody will let their dogs play. They don’t want them to get dirty. While I do understand that I have plenty of free time on my hands, I cannot understand why people won’t let their dogs be dogs. So what if they get dirty? You can rinse out the dirt in a couple of minutes. So what if your dog gets you dirty? Thank God for washing machines.

It really sucks, cause December started off so well. It snowed for 2 days straight.

A good way to start #December #snow #Bucharest #Romania

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Everything was covered in snow and the skies were a beautiful gray color.

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I was so happy. Then it started raining and it just won’t stop. So, instead of taking beautiful pictures of Pluto, snow and just us enjoying the winter holidays, we are stuck inside the house.

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2 more weeks till the Christmas holidays. I want snow, lots and lots of snow. And a lil bit of sunshine if possible. Until then we shall make the most, even if we are having a cold and wet winter.