Some weeks I – maybe you, too? – just feel like no. No to that whole adulting, responsibilities, paying bills. Can I please take a trip back to childhood where the biggest problems were broken toys or not getting our will? Then again, there are many silver linings to that grown-up life, too, so I won’t go on whining. Rather, let’s get listing with Meg for another Week in Review.
Worked the usual five days. Stlll not my dream job but the past week provided me with diversified tasks so that’s good. Always looking for the silver linings.
Bought my mum chocolate. Not for any specific reason – we’ve never celebrated Mother’s Day and I actually wouldn’t have known it was yesterday had it not been for Instagram – but just because. It’s the kind of chocolate I don’t really fancy but the favourite of her and my dad so when I saw it on offer I bought four bars. These are triple the regular size so technically should last for a while. Technically = not with my dad around.
Met/dealt with my non-friends, the spiders, again. Read: I cleaned my apartment including the ceilings that said non-friends have chosen to be their territory. I’d like to disagree.
Learned new skills at work. It’s nice to grow into a more responsible position rather than just watch others do the important tasks.
Fuelled my brain by reading. I got a new issue of my favourite magazine and it’s just as good as any of theirs.
Experimented with another recipe that I’m not sure will come to fruition yet. While not difficult it took some more time – preparing my own non-dairy and refined sugar-free condensed milk – which was intimidating but fun. The verdict on its taste and success versus fail is still out as it needs to chill in the fridge overnight before cutting into it. Let’s hope the combination of multiple ingredients that taste fabulous on their own will result in a delicious outcome.
Finally took a trip to the glass containers to discard my empties. Am I the only one who keeps procrastinating on this? I’m not even sure why because it literally takes less than two minutes once I’m there but I still drag it out every time.
Did some laundry. Another one of those adult tasks I dislike with a passion. Fresh clothes and sheets? Yes. But hanging the laundry up, taking it down and folding? I’d rather clean the bathroom and that’s to say something.
Went to the cinema semi-spontaneously on Saturday night . The movie was a-okay but the fact I didn’t stress over fitting it into my schedule short notice was good. It probably sounds odd as I enjoy these kind of activities but I can become pretty unflexible in my routine if I haven’t gone out in some time.
Relaxed on Saturday. It stressed me out knowing I hadn’t accomplished anything by the end of the day but I also knew I somehow needed this kind of day.
Went on several walks again, one with my mum that allowed for a really good [= deep] conversation.
Treated myself to an order of Yogi Chocolate Chili Tea. Like I mentioned it’s not available where I live so ordering online is my only chance to get it. I find spending a lot of money at once hard. Buying twelve boxes of tea over the course of several momths? Fine. The same sum at once? Whew.
Prepared another batch of these No-bake fudge brownies – and managed to almost kill my Vitamix in the process. Ooops.
Worked on drafts for several blog posts. The only problem is that none of them is finished yet because apparently my mind is either on strike or flooded with ideas for four different posts at once. A little slower, please.
Tried to keep calm when one of the German classes I teach didn’t go well at all. It’s a constant up and down – some days the kids actually want to learn and others they’re driving me crazy. I’m trying not to get too mad at myself for feeling somewhat clueless in those moments.
That’s it from me for now. Make this Monday a good one!
Happiness-inducing today: A very sweet e-mail by a blogger friend.
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