We’ve been having a lot of rainy weather lately. It is just pouring. It is also very cold. Normally, I would be very upset, but I have a few days off from work.
I get to stay home, and cuddle with Pluto and Marlanu’.
I had a lot of plans, and ideas on how I would spend this week. But, I got a cold and I don’t feel like doing anything. The gloomy, rainy weather adds more fuel to my laziness. I can’t say I did nothing, but I didn’t do everything I wanted also.
I also don’t care. It has been a while since I got bored.
I can also afford to laze around. My plan on doing at least one thing each day, paid off. The house doesn’t require so much attention, the pets sleep all day, and I get to ponder on what hobby I should indulge. Reading has been my main focus these past few days. I finished one series (fives books per tota, in less than two weeks), and started a new series (by the same author).
I found documentaries on YouTube; mostly about trains. I started knitting a scarf. I even started work on a bullet journal, for 2018.
The Munsters (TV Series 1964–1966)
Every weather has its purpose. Rainy weather is perfect for relaxing, cuddling and just sorting through your thoughts and plans. The fact that I also get some me time, makes it even better. I am content with the current situation. It could only get better, by my not having a cold. 🙂
Today is back to work day for the both of us. In a way I wish it was back to school day, but those days are long gone. Pay day is coming and that will make things easier for the both of us.
I am happy that the summer heat is gone, and slowly autumn is making its claim. I do love autumn. In fact it is my favorite season.
Four more months and the year will also end.
It wasn’t a bad year, if I think about it. In two months I will be debt free. I finished my reading challenge, and if I try a bit harder I might finish other things till the end of the year. It was a challenging year and I’ve learnt a great deal about myself.
Four more months of making decisions and taking action.
It might be that it is early morning, but I do feel that there are a lot of opportunities and chances to be taken. It is an optimistic feeling that I am having. I don’t know if it is a good feeling or that I still need a cup of coffee and to take a good look around me. I like feeling optimistic and making plans. Soon enough I will be free to make bigger plans. I cannot wait for October to come, to feel financially free.
In fact, I can’t wait for tonight to come so I can see my friends from work. I missed them. I missed being around them. In a way, I miss them more than old friends that I haven’t seen in a very long time.
So, it’s back to work day and I am feeling happy. It is a good feeling to have.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
What about handling multiple storms at the same time?
I was smoking on the balcony today and I was surprised to see that the neighbour from the 10th floor has fixed his window. That window has been broken ever since I can remember. And it wasn’t a small crack or anything, the window itself was missing. There were card boxes stuffed there to keep the rain and cold out.
Now, the window is fixed.
Either they are finally renovating the place or someone new has moved in.
Either way, it stuck with me.
I guess things can always be fixed, given proper time and attention. At the moment I could list a lot of things that I would like to fix or change. Starting from regular household items to personal things. There are so many its insane. I know my problems, compared with others or with issues on a global scale do not amount to much. But that’s the problem. I can’t seem to amount to much.
I desperately want something to reflect that I don’t work my ass off each day for nothing. I want something to call my very own. A product of my hard work and effort. Yet, I have nothing.
Nothing but dreams. I don’t think is wrong in dreaming big.
This year I’ve been unhappy. Worrying about everything and anything. That’s not good for anyone. Life shouldn’t be spent being unhappy. I now know why I enjoy looking at old photos of us. They we simple moments when we were happy. We were not worried about what life could send our way. We knew we can handle it. We knew if we put our heads together we could manage everything and make things happen.
We might not have something material (wealth, our own place, etc). We might be just like that neighbour with the broken window. It’s broken, it’s looks ugly but it will get fixed eventually, even if it takes a long time.
I’m going to take more photos to mark our happy life. Something that I can looks back at with joy.
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.
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’.
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.
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!
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:
Oh well, at least I hope I will quit smoking this year.