A new fridge & my life

I intended to write a draft version of this post and then publish it here but I don’t have the time for it. Please forgive my mistakes, I don’t have the time to check typos, grammar etc.

I woke up this morning with the idea of updating this blog. A lot should be written but I’d limit myself to a couple of things which are important to me.

First and foremost, it’s been a difficult time. My mum, who suffers from a chronic disease, has been unwell. This shouldn’t be surprising given the very nature of her disease, but in fact it was a bit of shock for us because she had been quite well until three-four weeks ago! She had a complete remission for 2 years and then… bum! This caused stress and fears. I’m not going into details here but now things are slightly better. However, she had to go though tests and it seemed like a nightmare. We will see how things develop, we have an appointment with the specialist next week. We are more relaxed now though and I sleep more than a few weeks ago! Understandably, we tend to forget what means to be sick when we’re healthy. We had forgotten for two years and now we have to deal with the reality of things. But I don’t want to make things worse than they are so we will see.

Second, we (my partner and myself) have been dealing with troubles at work. He is still quite disappointed because things turned out to be very different from what we had expected. Long story short: he works a lot (often until 10 p.m.) with very little satisfaction. Of course this has an impact on me, on us. He complains all the time and while on the hand I see the problems and give him my support, on the other I struggle to find happiness in our life. This is a strong statement, I know. I love him so much and I am here to help him going through this tough time but he seems unable to focus on something different from his job. I don’t like this approach. We discussed about it but things haven’t changed. So I am not happy at the moment or I should better write, we are happy but I don’t think complaining on a daily basis is the right path to follow. I think it’s wrong and the whole situation makes me nervous and sometimes even angry at him.

Last but not least, the fridge broke down! We will receive the new refrigerator today. The new one is a Christmas present from my dad. It’s huge, I think, for just two people but I am looking forward receiving it despite we are to spend a few hours cleaning it while I still have to buy Christmas presents!


Fixing things & Plans

Obviously wordpress is different from blogger. It’s much better but I still need to get my head around it and fix things here and there. Oh well, I’ll work on it as soon as I have time that is NOW 😉 I am off today. I worked all day yesterday and it was good as I finished a piece of writing and got something else done. It was a long day though, as I spent 9-10 hours at my desk.  

I don’t teach anymore (I finished my course last week) and I now go to my workplace once in while, really. I work at home and I have a couple of biz trips before the summer holidays, speaking of which we haven’t decided anything yet. I’ll be very busy until mid-end August and, as I spent more time in the air or… in the clouds (short explanation of the title), I am more keen on driving for 2-3 hours and going to Tuscany. It’s not just because I love the place, I don’t want to catch flights anymore! We will see as G. has a different idea. He still wants to go to Greece. Don’t get me wrong, the sea is better there than in Tuscany BUT there are also drawbacks and it’s more likely that we will both be too tired to take planes, boats etc.

There might be a chance to go to one of my favorite places on earth: Stromboli. My mum would love to spend two weeks in Stromboli and asked me if I would like to join her for 3-4 days. Of course I would! This is going to happen (fingers crossed) in July but it depends on deadlines, writing commitments and other things. A few days with my mamma in “our” place, it sounds like a lovely plan and honestly I can’t wait even though G. has to stay at home and look after the “red devil”, our dog. He’s just turned 2 🙂

I’ll try to fix things in a moment…