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Too hot!

It’s too hot! I can’t take it anymore. I’m doing nothing and I’m sweating rivers.

I hate spending the summer in the city. If you don’t have AC (which we don’t) it’s murder. This is when the summer heat is real. While I can always take a shower, eat an ice cream or drink ice cold water, Pluto and Marlanu’ have limited options.

I can see them melting away in the house and taking them outside is not an option. They just hide away in the bathroom, which is probably the most coolest room of the house at the moment.

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Also, this heat is affecting my work as well. It makes me sleepy and taking a good sleep during the day is almost impossible. I can’t sleep during the night, because I’m on the night shift (and I will be on the night shift till October). I even checked the weather reports and we’ll have to endure this heat for a week at least.

I can’t wait for autumn.

I do not like feeling hot. I do not like sweating, and I certainly do not like how unproductive I am because of the heat. I barely managed to wash the dishes, put in 2 loads in the washing machine and sort the clothes. I was supposed to do some ironing as well, but that’s out of the question. As far as I’m concerned, I would rather wear crumpled clothes than die next to the iron.

At least I have more time for my hobbies. And the best hobby for this kind of weather is reading. I’m slowly catching up on my reading challenge for this year.

Free time

Even if I’m unemployed at the moment, I still don’t get much done. I’ve read 2 books in the last month (Looking for Alaska and The book Thief), I haven’t stitched or knitted at all and barely seen any movies.

I’ve mostly cleaned the house, played Pokemon and watched “Malcolm in the Middle“.  Somehow I have no regrets but it doesn’t feel right at all.

You know, when I was working all I could think of was how nice it would be to just stay at home, be provided for and relax. Now, when I have all the time in the world and no work obligations, I feel a bit useless…

There are so many things I want to do and no motivation to do them; it’s freaking amazing how my brain hates me. The funny thing is that in Italy I bought a notebook (it was bloody expensive: 18 ) specially for organizing the next year of my life.

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Yet, all I can think of is where can I find the HM to teach my bird Pokemon the move Fly (I’m playing Pokemon Flora Sky on my Android phone, using an Emulator) or how many episodes of MITM should I watch before bedtime.

I need to get my ass moving and take advantage of this freedom.

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.

Is this how British summers are?

July is almost over and it’s still cold and it rains almost every day, and night I might add.

rainy days

It’s quite depressing.

Now, I do not like the summers when it’s so hot that you sweat even when doing nothing. It’s just that I was expecting more sunshine and less rain.

Not only that, but it feels like time has stopped, especially if I am at work. You know, at first I was reluctant and thought that it might not be the best idea to quit. Well, I’ve changed my mind. I am glad I’ve quit and hopefully I will not have any permanent damage from this job.

Oh well, 25 days to go. Yes, I am counting each day till freedom!

Till then, I hope I will finish my second needlepoint project, that I will lose some of my belly and that I will learn a new recipe.

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Regarding the belly fat, Johnny bought this new thing (I’m guessing it’s called a juicer in English) we now keep in the kitchen. It can make fresh juice out of almost anything. We now have a fridge full with apples and carrots, and I’m planing on buying other fruits as well. One glass a day of fresh juice really helps me not to binge on ice cream or other stuff.

Not only that, but I’ve cooked a new type of pasta this week. It was pasta with tuna! I know Johnny doesn’t like fish so I made it mostly for myself and it was so good and easy to make!

We’ve kinda splurged this month now that I think about it. We bought new phones, the juicer but we’ve paid all the bills as well and we haven’t starved yet. So, that’s a good thing.

While Johnny got an iPhone 5, I got an AllView X2 Soul. He likes the Apple operating system, while I like the Android since I find it easier to use (I still have traumas after trying to put music on my iPod using iTunes). Not only that, but I bought my phone for pictures, storage and the fact it moves so smooth and nice. Johnny bought the iPhone for reasons I am not yet aware.

Well, I cannot complain about Johnny’s iPhone, after all I got the headphones. And, the headphones are not cheap if you try to buy them from the store.

Another weekend bites the dust!

Besides cleaning, watching movies, going to the country side and visiting family there’s nothing new to report.

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My weekends are pretty slow and uneventful. I cannot complain about them since its too hot to do anything else. My only consolation is that Summer will end soon and Autumn will come. The weather will be nicer and my mood to be productive will come back. I haven’t stitched anything in the last two months, I barely finished a book or two, and my Japanese is going pretty slow.

But I am proud of me for taking pictures. I am using Instagram a bit more than I should but its a fun way to make my days better.

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Tomorrow I am going back to driving school. That and university will start again.

I’ll have a full schedule again.

That sounds so nice. Being busy sounds really nice to me at the moment. I don’t know why, but I had this feeling for the last 2 weeks. It feels  that I don’t do anything and I’m not getting anywhere. It’s a sad feeling, but I’m guessing I’m just restless.

Until then I shall enjoy taking pictures of Summer at the country side. The city life is a bit dull at the moment.

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A 3-day weekend

I felt somehow lonely Friday. I went to work and for the first time I felt like an outsider. It was a weird feeling considering that general atmosphere there is pretty relaxed and friendly.

So I’m blaming my stupid brain for working so hard at making a big deal out of nothing.

And with that said I am now enjoying my 3-day weekend before my night shift. And Marlanu’ is enjoying himself as much as I am.

I must admit that we are a lazy bunch. I mean, all I did today was to knit and read “Peril at end house” by Agatha Christie. Not very productive at all, but after all it is the weekend so why not indulge myself in a little bit of mystery.

I was thinking to myself while I was knitting that in the past month I was pretty washed out and tense if I might add. These two emotions (if I might call them that) really don’t mix well. The wash out part comes from me not taking much care of myself. That’s not a good thing, I admit, but really who on earth could stand wearing make up in this heat?

With make-up during the summer I feel like the the wicked witch of the west and I have this wild urge to go on the streets and scream “I’m melting“.

So the washed out sensation must be from the fact that I don’t wear make-up while everyone else does. Well, at my new job they all wear make-up.

In a way I find it weird, at my old job I was the youngest and here I’m not the youngest and all the girls are pretty, each with her own style and personality. It’s like a fashion show, seriously. And I haven’t even mentioned the Chinese girls from the 18th floor who have all these awesome clothes and look impeccable.

Jealous? A little bit. But I would’ve been more jealous a couple of years ago. Now, I just wish to get my salary and buy a new pair of sneakers and an autumn jacket. Yup, I crave for autumn and the nice cold weather.

And yet I would not refuse another outing to the beach.

This summer has been good to me. I’ve got a new job, new friends, lost weight in a healthy way, still broke but hey we can’t have them all.

Weekend

The weekend is back and so is the heat.

This is one of my last weekends that I will actually have some peace of mind. My training period at work is almost over and I start real work in about a week. I actually did something that I would normally wouldn’t do, I actually picked the night sift. So for the next two months I will be working the “graveyard shift” as most people know it.

Even now I am wondering why I picked that shift, but then I remember that I just don’t have anything to do in the next two months and why not work a little bit harder and get more money before I start university once again.

I believe the experience of not having a job for two months opened my eyes and showed me that it can always get worse and if you don’t prepare yourself for this kind of situations you’re basically screwed.

I am not worried about the night shift, because I’m already used to staying up late to 3 in the morning; the question is can I keep it up for two months?

So I am just making sure I am in the right state of mind before I start working for real.

Knitting, making my new list of books to add to the MP3 player, making sure that I won’t neglect the blog, watching some anime movies/series, anything that can keep my spirits high.

I know this might sound weird but life, my life, seems to be really screwed up. I don’t believe I ever had a period when I was happy and just didn’t worry about things.

Every time there had to be something that went wrong

Ahh, I know there is no such thing as having the perfect life, but could I least have a break from all the shitheads that are out there? Seriously, I am getting sick and tired of putting up with everything and everyone.

At least I got good books available to me and I can always lose myself into someone else’s life of joy, sorrow, troubles and achievements.