Autumn, is that you?

Autumn, is that you? I know it’s impossible, but the weather has turned around. It’s actually cold for this time of the year. It’s amazing!

For the next 3 days it will rain and it will be cloudy.

I’m the happiest person ever at the moment. I’m actually drinking hot tea and I’m wearing my long pajamas.

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I wonder if my minions will cuddle with me if I get in bed. I missed sleeping in the same bed with Pluto and Marlanu’.

Autumn

I want the trees to go from green to the nice autumny shades. I want to wear chunky sweaters. Boots! Oh my God! I almost forgot about boots. I love boots. I should get a pair of brown boots. I don’t have brown boots.

Oh, oh and I can knit without getting a heat stroke. Snuggling under the blankets! There are so many awesome things I love about Autumn. It would take me a while to list them all.

If everything goes right, I might go wild and I’ll buy some new blankets so I can have something to snuggle underneath. Oh my, I can watch Bollywood movies or anime. Hayao Miyazaki comes to mind and a few of his movies that I haven’t watched yet.

I should make a list. I should definitely make a list so I won’t forget this feeling. But, that means a new notebook/agenda. I saw some pretty ones on the Internet.

I’m all giddy.

Just a few more weeks for Autumn to take her rights.

Note: All photos are from Tumblr

Awesome gifts

The best way to start off the working week (I don’t start on Monday but on Wednesday) is with gifts from far away.

Remember my friend that I was proud of? Well, she came back from South Korea and she brought goodies with her. I kindly asked her to buy me anything! There are a lot of websites that mention the best souvenirs one can buy from South Korea, but I didn’t want her to waste her vacation on running around for souvenirs. So anything was fine with me.

I gave her 50 RON, which is about ₩14825 KRW (I really didn’t have much to spare at that time). She came back with a cute pair of socks (which I will never wear), a pencil case, a face mask and, of course, a key charm.

Gifts

The pencil case I will actually use it for my cables and small electronics (like my mp3 player, USB stick, and so on). The key charm I added it to a pouch that I received as a gift from another friend 2 years ago (when she traveled to Greece) and the face mask will be used on a special “me time” occasion.

That’s not all. There are more gifts. Yes, I call them gifts even if I paid for them. I can gift myself from time to time, can’t I?

It’s been a month since I placed the order for these 2 beauties. Truthfully, it was worth the wait and the money. I just picked up the first 2 volumes from “Real” by Takehiko Inoue.

Real by Takehiko Inoue

This might not seem much, but for me it means the world to be able to indulge myself in my hobbies. It gives me a boost whenever I go to work. After all, we shouldn’t work just to make a living but also to enjoy a little bit of life.

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Patrick from Spongebob

As a bonus, this little gift was from Johnny from our trip to Brasov

Updating the kitchen on a budget

I’ve made so many plans for this year. So far, almost of all of them have gone bust or have been forgotten. But I’ve been rallying on about the kitchen for a few months now.

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The apartment we live in is owned by my parents. They moved to the country side last summer and left us in charge of the place. Which is awesome! We don’t have to pay rent or anything, we just need to pay all the bills and to make sure the house is kept up.

But, that’s the thing. The house is clean and all (all thanks to me), but the last time it was renovated was back when I was still in middle school. Quick reminder that I’m 28 years old now. It’s been a long time since anything has been done in the house (besides our bedroom and the appliances that broke down). We also got a cat and a dog, and there were some damages done. Not major damages. but the place could do with some improvements.

I’m fully aware that this place is not ours, but it will be a while before we could get a place of our own (with minimum damage to our financial status). So, I really don’t mind making some improvements, especially to the kitchen.

I was planning on buying things one at a time, not to disrupt our day to day expenses. But, that didn’t happen. The fridge broke down!

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Truthfully, I was expecting the oven to go first.

I’m so glad my paycheck was great this month, and that Johnny is going to get his paycheck with 3 days sooner. We went shopping this weekend, and the fridge is full. If anything would go bad I would kick myself. We spent a good deal of money on groceries, since we made sure we have enough for an entire month. All the important stuff is in the freezer (meat mostly).

I am, in a way, happy that we are getting a new fridge. But, I was hopping to buy tile first. Then the kitchen cabinets, shelves and a new sink. Afterwards a new kitchen table and lastly, if needed, the appliances.

With that said, tomorrow we get our new fridge.

Feeling proud for my friend!

Yes, I’m feeling proud for my friend!

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One thing that I enjoy about me being back at work, is the fact that I’ve made new friends. There are a lot of interesting characters, with different hobbies and interests. And, by chance I was able to find someone with common hobbies! That’s a rare thing and I am really giddy about it.

This new friend is very much in love with the Korean culture.

She is very active in learning and pursuing her own interests (culture, language, and so on). She is on a different level than I am, and I couldn’t be more happy and proud of her. Proud that she is actively pursuing her goals and dreams.

She is currently in Korea! Yup. She’s participating in the World Samulnori Competition! I’m guessing she is having a lot of fun and seeing a lot of awesome things. I can’t wait for her to get back. I want details and amazing stories to be shared. Most likely, an outing is in order so we can enjoy ourselves better.

One thing I do know for sure, I’m probably gonna want to go all out as well. So, she’s going to be a good muse for me. That, and I also want to speak Korean and Japanese (need to get back to practicing).

Ahh, the joys of having a friend with common interests. That never happened to me before.

Hope, she’ll come back soon and I hope she had a great time there. HWAITING!

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25 days till September

I know this might sound crazy, but I can’t wait for September.

I am fully aware the weather will not get colder as soon as the 1st of September comes, but I hope it will not be as hot as it is now. Since I still have 2 more months on the night shift, and I want another 2 more (for financial reasons), I just want nice weather for me to sleep during the day.

25 more days of waiting.. Yes, I counted the days in the calendar.

For me to complete my current goals, I need money. And for money, I need the night shift. But, for me to be functional on the night shift I need to sleep. And for me to sleep, I need to have a nice comfortable bed, a quiet environment and if possible colder weather.

I’m gonna be as busy as possible this month (when I am awake) just to make time pass faster.

With that in mind, I started a week of good habits. I haven’t smoked in almost 12 hours (trying to quit!). I had breakfast and lunch (healthy home made food), cleaned the house, read and even watched a few episodes from “Gilmore Girls” (almost finished season 1).

God, I want this weather to go away! I want Autumn. I want September to come and I want my phone to be fixed so I can take nice pictures. I want sweaters and jackets. I want to be able to wear jeans without worrying that I won’t be able to get out of them.

And, it will take another 25 days till I can use this gif:

September

Oh well, at least I hope I will quit smoking this year.

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