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

It’s just right

I love the weather that we are having now. It’s just right.

It's just right

I somehow regret not going out more. I would love to take a walk in the park or go the countryside more often. But, we need to stay focused and get back on tracks. The main priority is to fix as many things as possible.

Yet, now that I am also working, time goes slowly. I feel like the days have become longer. I’m guessing that’s because I have more responsibilities now and the workload has increased.

That, or maybe I am taking things slowly and focusing on one task at a time.

Still, I can’t complain.

Even if there are plenty of things to get done (cleaning is just a never ending chore with two pets around the house), we still have time for ourselves. For example, this Monday, we went to the country side where we had a nice lunch and were able to relax for a couple of hours.

The gardenPluto in the garden

Of course, Pluto had to come with us.

I think we are neglecting Marlanu’ (our cat), but then again he stayed at home and slept the whole day.

Pluto enjoying the grass

I am hoping that in the near future we will be able to have more outings and enjoy this nice weather. I miss those one day road trips to different places, or our random outings.

Oh well, taking care of our home, pets and working to make some extra cash is the right thing to do at the 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 ArchieArchie, 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.

November Goals: None! With Johnny & Pluto

Here’s one for the album: Johnny and Pluto on a walk.

In less than 2 months the year will be over. Makes me wonder if there is something I should be doing. After all, we all strive to finish as many things as we can from our to-do list.

Yet, I can’t seem to think of anything at the moment. Sure, there are my hobbies and a few other things, but there’s nothing really important.  So, here I am. Slacking around in front of the computer, looking over my latest photos.

Pluto and John

The last flowers of the year:

Autumn Flowers

The roses were pretty sad looking, but then again it did snow in October. It’s amazing they lasted so long.

Autumn Roses

And the last one is the carved pumpkin, marking the Halloween madness that has come to Romania as well.

scary carved pumpkin

Hopefully I will get back my Allview phone soon. It’s the second time I had to take it to the service shop, since they didn’t fix it the first time. I am getting tired of this iPhone and the picture quality.

Puppy training

There are times when I wish Pluto could be like this cute puppy:

 

And there are times that I don’t want to train him since I like his quirky personality. I have this idea in mind, that if I take Pluto to a dog trainer he won’t be the same afterwards. That the trainer will somehow distort his personality. Yet we cannot leave him the way he is. He isn’t the worst puppy when it comes to obedience, but he isn’t great also.

So either we puppy train him at home or take him to a dog trainer. I don’t want him to know all the tricks, but I would like him to stay, wait & sit when we go for dog walks. We live in the city, the streets are crowded with cars. The nearest park is about 20 minutes away and there are others dogs in the neighbourhood. I think simple commands are the best and easiest to use.

Also, I would like him to stop eating everything he finds on the street. That is a real concern for me. There are a lot of people who dislike dogs, and I’ve heard a lot of stories about dogs being poisoned because they ate something they shouldn’t have.

We are still debating on what’s the best course of action regarding Pluto’s education.

Puppy training for sleeping

I am not sure if puppy training your dog at home is a good idea but we will try. We just simply love Pluto to death no matter how many things he breaks. The same thing applies for Marlanu’ as well, but he doesn’t need training.