What a title … the meaning? I’ve been finding myself in an odd mix of feelings lately: craving change so badly. Yet also appreciating what I have right now [job – wise, safety]. Yes, I would really like to move, find a job that actually excites me and live closer to friends/have better chances to make new ones again. But that’s not as easy as snapping my fingers or clicking my heels twice. Rather than pity myself and cry a river about the circumstances I’m trying to accept them for what they are and see the silver linings. Once again hrough a new Week in Review joining Meg, who leads by example by never losing sight of the bright side of things. Without further ado: here’s some of what I did this past week.
Made the best of Monday as another day off from work – yay for long weekends! – by spending time with my family and also meeting a friend living further away. While too short a meet-up it was great to catch up nonetheless.
Life’s lime: no internet access at all on Saturday [hence my late night mention in yesterday’s post]. While definitely bummed I took the opportunity to prepare a new batch of coconut butter and test another recipe …
Success, I’d say. So in case life hands you oranges the next few days you might want to save them for these delicious bars coming your way on Thursday.
Worked four days. While a little exhausting I’m not complaining because this meant more time well spent and less for procrastination at home.
Received several hours of training on Easter Sunday which are now paying off. Working for a relative meant my boss asked me to come in on the holiday weekend so he could introduce me to a few more tasks. More important tasks which means I haven’t felt bored at work at all the past week so this lime life handed me resulted in a good outcome.
Publshed three blog posts. One of which I was hesitant to share but I
loved* really enjoyed reading all of your opinions on the topic. That’s truly one of the best things about blogging.
*obviously not 😉
[Below: my belated Easter chocolate haul – none bought myself but gifted/from the office’s stash].
Became my dad’s designated driver. No, he wasn’t caught drunk driving ;). Poor guy hurt his arm and isn’t supposed to drive [or really use his arm much , i.e. no heavy lifting etc.] for a few months. Now if only he’d stop giving me advice on how to drive … [<- does anybody else’s dad/spouse/boyfriend do that even when you’ve been driving for years already, too?]. Still, it’s an interesting situation of him depending on me rather than the other way around as it used to be for so many years during my childhood.
Very spontaneously went to an exhibition in a museum locates in an old tower with my dad. He asked me to join him completely out of the blue on Saturday and despite not feeling it I said yes. It turned out the exhibition was tiny but we – mind my acrophobia! – climbed up to the highest point of the tower and had a spectacular view of our town. Well worth the entrance fees and climbing up those steep stairs. This wasn’t a lime but yet another small step on building a better relationship with my dad. Progress not perfection.
Also very spontaneously called one of my cousins. We don’t get to see each other nearly enough and talked for what felt like forever – deciding we should turn this into a regular thing.
Remembered to take my iron supplement every morning. I’ve been taking it for several months already as my levels are too low and diet alone wouldn’t have amped them up quickly enough. Yet I dislike any kind of medication and occasionally “forget” [sometimes genuinely forgetting, sometimes not feeling it] to take it. Especially since you have to take it pre-breakfast and that doesn’t sit well with me. Handling this lime by at least insisting on a vegetarian pill [many are not]. And yes, I know: it’s pink but this was not by choice – not like I was complaining, though! Hi, Barbie world.
Did the usual household tasks like cleaning dishes by hand, loading and unloading the dishwasher as well as cooking every day. Yes, food pictures have been lacking on here but I promise I still eat.
… and because it’s late once again that’s a wrap for now. I hope you’re having a great start into the new week!
Happiness-inducing today: Productivity! And a very nice evening walk.