Bloody cold

I am just stating the obvious here: It is bloody cold!

Yes, I am aware it is winter. I am also aware, that we are in January and this is the coldest month of the year. I would not have any problem, if I wouldn’t have to take the dog out or go to work. 

This is the first year that we had to get Pluto doggy footwear. It wasn’t hard to convince Johnny to buy them. It wasn’t a want, but more of an urgent need for the poor dog. Pluto seemed to love them as soon as he was outside and he was able to run around. I was hoping he wouldn’t drag me along anymore, but that hope was soon lost on me.

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Taking Pluto out for short walks is fun, and we do get some exercise in. But, we do have those moments when enough is enough. Those are the moments that we slowly go back home. The moments when something warm is all that we want.

I do love winter, just not at the moment.

Maybe I am a bit grumpy, since I didn’t get enough rest in the last 2 days. All I know is that the bed is the best place to be at the moment. It is warm and comfortable. I also love it when all four of us are cuddling (Marlanu’ and Pluto like spending time with us as well).

Marlanu’ knows best since he seems to be sleeping more. 

A visit to the in-laws might cheer me up. After all, they have the good food and a soup would go perfectly.

Pay day = shopping day!

I got paid and I went shopping. Online shopping to be more precise. A new order was placed today on YesStyle by yours truly.

Shopping

Winter jackets was this year’s target and I think I did well. For $100 I got 3 jackets (two for Johnny and one for myself) and a notebook. The package should arrive at the end of this month and I just can’t wait.

Since I started work this summer I decided that each month I will try to buy certain clothing items to improve our wardrobe. Upgrade it, if possible. I’m not referring to expensive clothes, but to certain items that we don’t have, that we need or which are work related (like shirts, skirts, things like that).

Last winter I kinda ruined Johnny’s jackets since I used to wear them whenever I had to take Pluto out. And, of course a lot of dogs jumped on me. The jackets are not wearable anymore. Well, they are still wearable, but only for dog walking.

So, to make it up I bought him 2 jackets. I hope to God that the measurements are good. I bought him one which was on clearance (so there’s no way to return it).

Stand-Collar Single-Breasted Coat

There were mixed reviews on it, so I went with 2 sizes bigger. It was funny really, each size was with 1-2 cm bigger than the other one. I just wanted to make sure it fits him well. I think it’s more of a autumn jacket, but that’s still good. Because the other one is more suitable for winter.

Zip-Up Padded Jacket

I went with navy blue with this model. Again, the product had some mixed reviews and I went with a bigger size. I even measured Johnny’s old clothes to be sure I am buying the right thing.

And for myself, I went with a classic black jacket.

Faux Fur Trim Hooded Padded Jacket

I was really tempted to go with red or any other color. But, I’m not the kind of person who likes to stand out in a crowd so black suits me just fine. I couldn’t help myself, and I bought a notebook as well. It’s a really cute notebook and I’m sure I’ll find a purpose for it.

Embossed Small Diary

I guess I just can’t help myself when it comes to shopping. Now the money is gone from my account we can only wait for the products to come.

The only productive thing I can do in the meantime if to work hard to make more money for next month. I still have boots on my list.

Good Morning 2015!

Good Morning 2015!

Good morning 2015

Enjoying a good cup of coffee.

And what a beautiful and sunny way to start of the new year. If it weren’t for the bitter cold, I might’ve enjoyed it more.

I admit, we had a slow start this year.

The 1st of January was spent mostly in bed, sleeping off the New Year’s party. We had a lovely party with a few close friends, family members and mostly strangers (but nice ones).

I would also like to mention, that while everyone was either going home or already sleeping (this was around 7AM) I was busy cleaning up the house. I’m not complaining, I’m actually bragging. First of all, I was the only one still standing, still clear headed and full of energy. Also, I didn’t want my pets (Pluto and Marlanu’) to get their paws dirty, drunk or to break anything.

So, as far as I’m concerned I’m right on track with my resolutions.

On the 2nd of January we had our trip to the countryside. It the second year in a row that on the first days of the year we visit my parents. On our way there we also had the chance to see the red train.

Red train Red train on its way.

This year we weren’t alone. My brother, his wife and my 2 nieces also came along. It was a nice surprise for my parents. They live alone and during the winter months they don’t get many visits from us, because of the snow and the condition of the roads. We saw an opportunity to make them happy and we took it.

We also had Pluto with us. At first we were reluctant to take the dog with us since it was bloody cold and we knew my parents would not allow him in the house.

But, there were no problems. He spent 3 hours outside, playing with 2 little dogs that my parents own. He was the most happy and derpy dog ever.

2 little countryside puppiesDerpy Pluto

There was snow, good food and good company. It was a nice outing.

My parents "Christmas" tree. Winter landscape

This year I will try my best for us to have as many road trips as possible. They are much better than long vacations in far away places. But for now, we shall stay at home and work our butts off to get back on track financially. It’s the most important thing for the well being of our family (at the moment).

Till then I will be busy with the house chores. I want to get this place clean and organized. I know I have no chance of getting a job straight away, so I better keep myself as busy as possible.

Pluto and Marlanu'

And as a bonus, here are my two lovelies: Pluto and Marlanu’ enjoying a tender 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.

Snowy winter

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Since the beginning of the year I felt like an old lady. I don’t think my mind left anything untouched. I’ve been worrying about turning 27 this year and the fact that I’ve done absolutely nothing worthy with my life. I just freaked out! 3 more years and I will be 30. Where did the years go?

The voice in my mind went crazy and just won’t stop. I can’t make it stop. This voice keeps pointing out all my flaws and makes me feel like I am the worst of them all. I don’t know if this is really because I’m just acting silly for getting older, or because I miss the sunny days of spring and summer, or that I really am such a bad person.

I really wish I would stop the whole “comparing myself with others” thing. But I just can’t stop. I really hate the women that at 6 AM are out looking picture perfect with their make up applied perfectly and dressed to impressed, with no mud stains on their shoes while I look like I just crawled out of bed with pillow marks on my face and my boots dirty from walking 10 minutes in the muddy snow till the subway. How do they do it? Why do they do it? Does it matter so much? Why do I care so much about this? Why do I suddenly want to wear skirts and dresses to work? Why do I want to have perfect skin and a body to kill for? Why do I have to be picture perfect?

Why the urgent need to change?

I really hope spring will come sooner because I need more sunshine and more walks in the park to clear my mind from all of the negative thoughts I have.