Wednesday Vibes

The last few weeks have been wonderful. I cannot believe how amazing it feels to be out and about.

Road trips, movie dates, lunch dates, shopping & grocery trips, going to the country side (to visit my parents), and many more normal things.. I cannot believe how much work can affect a person’s life. What the hell have I’ve been doing with myself for the last year?

No wonder people have avoided me and John for so long, All we did is to talk about work and more work. We didn’t have anything else to talk about.

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One day in February, we woke up, drank our coffee and just went out. When I say out, I mean we got in the car and drove to a different city. We ended up in Pitesti where we had lunch and walked around. The weather was fine, and the city was peaceful. Compared to the crowds that were out and about in Bucharest, it felt like we were on a different planet.

We even found this lil store where they had Italian products. I was happy, cause I ended up buying olive oil, balsamic vinegar and coffee. I know there are a lot of malls and shops in Bucharest, but it was much cheaper and they had stuff you normally you don’t find.

We even ended up at La Tuciuri. It is a small restaurant, very pretty and the food was just amazing. It opened at 12 PM, and we thought that we were early, but in 15 minutes the place was crowded. And for good reasons.

It was rustic, small and the people there were friendly.

The food was amazing! It has been a long time since we found a place that could satisfy both my tastes and Johnny’s. 

They even do home delivery, but I doubt that they will deliver to other cities. 

This outing really opened my eyes. So, for the next couple of weeks more things happened. We went out to the movies, with colleagues and friends. We saw Split and Logan (it was awesome!). We have plans to go see Ghost in the shell as well, with the same people. 

We went out more, even if it was just for coffee. Even our walks with Pluto have become longer. We take him out more often, as well. I know this last part is influenced directly by the weather. But, we were all in need of exercise and fresh air (as fresh as you can get in the city).

This last weekend, we went to the country side. I was supposed to meet up with some friends afterwards, but I didn’t make it. It was hard to leave from there. It was sunny, warm and my mother cooked some of her best dishes. I just stuffed my face with everything she made, and then just soaked in all the sunshine I could get. 

Even if I didn’t get the chance to sleep that much (working the night shift + going out during the day), I felt fresh. I have recharged my batteries, and no amount of sleep could’ve had the same effect on me. 

I am content with how things are going. Soon to be unemployed, but happy. There is much more to life that working your ass off, and not being able to enjoy anything.

Tired

If I would rate my current state of mind and body from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I would probably say tired.

Yep, tired is the best word to describe me at the moment.

The heat isn’t helping either. But, I do enjoy the landscape.

Clouds for a tired mind

I think I bit off more than I could chew when I decided to apply for a higher position. It is too much and I don’t have enough time to assimilate everything. I guess you could say I am overwhelmed. I don’t like to admit this, but its true. Now, I am not one to shy away from work. I enjoy working, but I don’t like it when it changes me.

Being tired makes me very touchy feeling. You could say that I feel that everyone and everything is working against me. Yet, that’s not true. A lot of people have helped, as much as they could, to get me through this period. I am really grateful to them.

So, I am determined to stop being a grinch and get back on track. So, I will get back to my resolution: no more complaining.

On a happy note, I would like to mention that I really like my new position. I like the fact that I get to learn new things and it puts things in perspective. I get to see things from the other side and realize that things are not always as they seem. With that, I do feel bad for the previous owners of this position.

Will, I quit? I don’t think so. Not yet, anyway. When the time comes to move on, I will know.

~~~Quick update on our life~~~

  • we went to the country side, at my parents house, just to have lunch;
  • we went to Fetesti, for a weekend! It was refreshing and it has been such a long time since we paid a visit;
  • we went to the cinema for free since Johnny won two tickets at “Now you see me 2”;
  • we went to Bookfest, where I got three lovely books about cat warriors. YES. I bought books for children.
  • made a new friend which works at a publishing company and she provides me with books! We wouldn’t have had the chance to meet her if it weren’t for Pluto. Owning a dog ROCKS!
  • had a lovely workshop (work related stuff), meet new people. Realized that our entire company is made out of crazy people.
  • got new clothes;
  • paid half of my debt. It took me 4 months to do this, and it will take another 4 to pay it in full. Overtime is my new best friend at work.
  • August is right around the corner and that means Vacation for both of us.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to good things. I might be tired, but in a way I am happy. I am tired because I work and I do things that make me happy.

And no matter how tired I am, I will always have time and patience to take photos of the moments that make my life great.

Pluto waiting for Johnny

Fun times

Fun times are here! And I intend to make the most of them.

We had a full day! It might’ve started with us working our ass off (me at work and Johnny doing errands), but it ended on a nice note. We went to the country side, where we had a nice barbecue with my parents.

I love it there since it’s nice and quiet. The garden is beautiful and the roses are in full bloom.

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It’s also strawberry season! While I don’t enjoy picking the strawberries since it’s hard work, I do enjoy eating them. I was pretty tired, but I did manage to pick enough for us and for my in-laws. I’m not sure when we’ll go to the country side again, but I hope we get the chance soon, because it would be a pity to miss on all the good stuff we can find there.

It was fun and for Pluto, since he got the chance to meet his two younger brothers (from another mother). Not only that, but he meet for the first time a buffalo and cows.

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I am thinking seriously of spending one weekend at the country side. Just to sleep all day and relax. It’s so perfect there, because there is no cell phone signal, no Internet, nothing of the modern day distractions. I would just like to go there and read a book, eat good homemade food and just fall asleep while the crickets sing.

I’m just not sure how that idea would go with Johnny, since he enjoys falling asleep with the TV on.

Either way, it was a fun day. I might be dead tired, but I’m happy.

A Christmas Adventure!

We’ve had the best Christmas adventure!

Our Christmas tree.

Our Christmas tree.

Adventure is always welcome in our family. But we never had a Christmas adventure till now.

We weren’t even sure if we would have a proper Christmas this year, with all the problems we had so far. It seemed liked everything was against us. Even the car broke down 2 days before our planned trip.

We made plans to spend Christmas at the country side, at Johnny’s uncle. He lives pretty far away, in the north of the country and the roads are not exactly good. There is no highway and there was also the chance that it would snow so much the roads would be closed.

But, luck was on our side. The car was fixed with a day delay (can’t complain at all, we are happy it got fixed without killing our budget for the holidays). And it didn’t snow at all (on the day of our departure).

Johnny’s parents went ahead by train on Sunday, and we left on Monday. It was me, John, Pluto and we had two guests with us. A friend from with her dog, Maya.

This is where the Christmas adventure starts.

We had to meet up an hour early so the two dogs would burn their energy. It was chaos in the house. It was so funny to see two huge dogs running around and hitting things, while the cat (Marlanu’) was watching unimpressed by what was happening.

Maya and Pluto drinking water

 When we got in the car, Maya wanted to see everything while Pluto just wanted sleep.

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It took us 6 hours to get to our destination. It was already late when we got there and all we could think of was food and sleep.

But we spent 4 wonderful days. Johnny had his fun while I had my peace and quiet. I finished 3 books: A Painted House by John Grisham, Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. I’ve read late into the night near the fireplace, while Johnny and Pluto were sleeping like babies.

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It was fun, it was relaxing and most important it was a Christmas spent with family and friends. That and on the 26th of December we’ve reached a huge milestone: 7 years of being together, for the good and the bad.

 Our Christmas adventure has come to an end and we are now waiting for this year to end (hopefully without anymore incidents or problems). 2015 will be a full year with a lot of changes. It will also be a year where we will have to work harder than ever so things could go back to normal.

Our Christmas adventure at the country side

Freedom at last!

It’s finally over. I kept my promise and here I am, at home and currently unemployed.

It’s actually my second day of being a “lazy bum”, but I’m still feeling the effects of the night shift and sheer exhaustion. Yesterday I had a full day. I’ve cleaned, washed, had a mini trip to the country side and more housework.

But I did took time to have a bubble bath. It’s been such a long time since I had a bubble bath. Heck, in the last year I only had quick showers. It was so relaxing that once I got of the bath, I just dropped in bed and woke up at 6 AM. Yup, I still need to fix my sleep pattern. I am unable to sleep more than 6 hours per day.

I’m also happy that I had the chance to take some photos with my new phone. Mostly flower pictures, but I am still getting used with my phone.

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And, I forgot to mention the Minions. They were fun to have. I was actually considering of leaving them in the yard for my nieces to find them when they visit. But, the weather had not been that great. It rained almost every day so far. I can’t complain much since it hasn’t ruined my vacation. And I didn’t want the Minions to get dirty.

I mean, my vacation has barely started. This weekend, will be going to Fetesti. Next week Marlanu’ will be going to my in-laws where he will stay for 3-4 weeks. On the 7th of August we’re going to Italy and we’ll be back on the 23rd. I think that’s about it for now. I mean, there might be other things to do, but I seriously don’t want to stress too much over them.

I just want to be the laziest bum ever. It’s not that I deserve it, it’s more that I need it. Working with people kinda messes you up.