And so ends another weekend. It was not extraordinary, nor did amazing things happened. But it was one of those weekends that matter and shall be remembered.
It was a rainy and cloudy weekend, filled with household chores, trips to the store and the regular things that we normally don’t get the chance to do during the week. It was memorable because we visited one of the museums that we went together, about 6 years ago.
I still can’t believe that we haven’t been to it in such a long time, but there it is. We visited the National Technical Museum Dimitrie Leonida. It has changed, in some ways for the better in others for the worse. For example, a bad thing, they do not have any souvenirs for sale. Last time I got a leather bookmark (which I still have an cherish). But, they have new models on display and the lighting inside is better.
At the entrance we had a surprise, an old Cadillac.I am not great with cars, but it seemed to be in a good shape.
I think they even repainted it the walls, and added new photos and paintings. A few more rooms were opened to the public, and a few others were being prepared to be opened to the public.
Of course there were the old cars (the Oldsmobile and a few others). But, this time the motorcycles took our attention. They were small and old, and on some of them we could see the rust. Still, that didn’t took our from their charm.
Of course, I have lots of photos (after all, I paid the photography tax!). It is really hard to pick which photos to post and which not.
They even had a small section of household appliances. It is amusing to see how small everything was back then. I guess, we (humans) grew taller with time and we started taking up more space.
I missed going out and visiting places. Even places that we’ve been before. I’ve always waited for the weekend, but it has been a long time since I took advantage of my free time and just go on adventures.
I guess, we’ve been caught up in our daily routines and became once again, comfortable with doing nothing and just rest. Not that it is a bad thing to be comfortable and rest after a long week, but sometimes a bit of fun activity is more restful than any nap.
2 months left till September. 1 month left till our two week vacation. 1 day left till the weekend.
It’s sad how we’re waiting for things to come, but cannot enjoy the present day.
Well I cannot say that I haven’t enjoyed today. I worked hard all week just to be sure that I will be able to have an extended weekend. Freeing up my last days of the month, just to relax and chill. No stress, no pressure to meet deadlines, or run around (to and from work).
I guess, I can’t complain about the work from home policy that some companies have.
Plus the weather has been great, from my point of view. It rained and it was colder than usual for this time of the year. I can’t say much for other areas where there are floods and things are not so good.
I can’t say I like summer that much, especially as an adult. There is no point in pretending that summer is great. It is only great when you can enjoy it, as we did when we were children. Now, I just can’t find any joy in sweating my ass off just to get to work.
I like autumn best, and I can’t wait for it. Plus, all the major sites have sales on boots and cardigans, jackets and other pretty things that I normally can’t touch (if it were the season). I don’t want many things, just two pair of boots (one brown and one black), an autumn brown coat and a winter jacket. These are the things that are missing from my wardrobe, and I want them before the craziness starts. Last year, I barely had time to buy a winter jacket and that was during my lunch break. I am not taking any chances this year.
At the end of this summer, I shall be prepared for Autumn.
And, with half a year already gone I can only ponder “what have I’ve been doing with my myself?”
The answer: nothing much. I’ve been hooked up on work and just getting stuff done. Even on my one week vacations, I did nothing for myself, been nowhere and done nothing that I could think back on with fondness.
Did I mention it is already summer?
I feel robbed…
Life always has a habit of derailing people from their course. Things happen; free time is precious and sometimes non-existent; lack of motivation to keep up with everything…
There can be a million reasons why we don’t get things done.
I always felt that if there is something you love and wish for with all your might, no matter how many times you get derailed from achieving your goal, you will find your way back to it.
This is how I fell, after years of ignoring anything related to Japanese.
Instead of feeling bummed out, for losing so many years of precious time, not working on achieving this dream of mine, I feel like now is a good time to get back and immerse myself in the eternal struggle of hiragana, katakana and kanji.
After all, I got a Goku tattoo after 14 years of setting my mind on it…
I only have one concern: time.
I’ve been racking my brains out to figure the best way to get this done. I don’t need a planner, or things like that, I just need to be realistic about my free time during the week and in the weekend.
Would studying only during the weekend be the best option? Should I set aside a few hours during the week?
The best course of action for me would be this:
- One hour, in the evening, three days per week.
- 4 hours each Saturday and Sunday.
I am going to give it a try for the entire month of January, to see how things evolve. I want to see if I can keep up with this, or if I need to make changes.
I will keep track of it, just to be sure. I will give it my best try and hope for the best.
02.01.2018 Random thoughts
That moment when you worry that not all your books will fit on your kindle. And then you realize that you read on average about 50 books per year.
I guess, my only worry should be if I have enough genres to keep me happy. It will take me 10 years at least to read all the books that I currently have on my kindle.
Choices will be made, some for the better some for the worse.
How to accomplish the maximum of things, with the least amount of effort? Also, time needs to be taken in consideration. I want to do things, but I really don’t want to.
I guess it’s still early morning, and the coffee hasn’t kicked in.
New Year work resolutions
Stop giving a fuck of what is happening at work.
Don’t quit in a moment of rage, you still need money.
It’s a job, not your life.
I wish this vacation would last longer. I also wish it would snow. It’s one thing to wake up to a gloomy view, and another to wake up and see everything covered in snow.
It might be wishful thinking, but it would make things better. We would actually get to enjoy winter. I know, going to work will be a hassle, but who cares. I am thinking of the moments when we take Pluto out to play.
Also, we would get a lot more cuddles from Marlanu’. That would mean more cute moments to enjoy as a complete family.
Oh well, I cannot control the weather but I can control what I do with my time.
I have planned to do nothing all day, but I guess a bit of reading or watching TV will help with filling up my time. After all, it is our last free day and we should enjoy it to the max.
Happy New Year 2018!
Just a few more hours till the end of 2017, and the beginning of 2018.
The holidays were mild.. There was no snow, no Christmas tree, no decorations. We just went for the sleeping and eating part, which was a nice change compared to other years.
No running around for gifts, no plans made with weeks in advance, no stress.
Tonight, we are going to have a nice dinner, with very loud music, and then go to the park to watch the year end concert and the fireworks. Just us and a few friends hanging together.
I cannot say how 2018 will be or what it will bring forward, but we’ll make the best of it.
All the best wishes for the new year!
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