another week gone by. i was back to work on monday and apart from some light sniffling, the cold/flu thing seems to have cleared up by now. the great thing was that all of my winter lurgy seems to have faded as well; i felt pretty good all week. i was on top of my huge to-do list at work, despite the fact that every minute was spent tackling that thing, i never felt stressed out. instead i was pretty accomplished with all the stuff i did; i even got some ideas for improvement on our internal processes (the magic idea? video instructions instead of webinars. that’s going to save us SO MUCH TIME). that felt pretty good!
yesterday i was in amsterdam, helping tijs out with his new pad. he and kat finally got an apartment that’s bigger than a stamp. size-wise, it’s kind of comparable to what we had in the siriusstraat, which is perfect for two people. it just needs a lot of work, because the place is completely bare. so there’s a lot of work to do. olli’s already been there twice, and i spent yesterday painting the ceiling of the living room.
when the evening came, my neck and upper arms were aching something fierce, so i spent the night soaking in our bath tub. that seems to have helped, because now on saturday i’m just a little stiff.
in unrelated news, i’ve been managing my calorie intake for the past month, and i’m happy to report that there’s 2.5kg gone by now. so if all goes well, i’ll be hitting double digits by the end of march. i’m making plans to finally start going to the swimming pool when i come back from barcelona. because you know; tracking those calories just drives home how useful it is to get off your lazy butt and do something? walking bodhi for 20 mins is good for 100 kcal; so it even makes going on longer walks with the puppy more attractive.
i’m proud of myself for finally doing something again. i’ve felt like a fat slob for so long, and all my friends are now doing healthy things and slimming down… i don’t wanna stay behind and be fat all on my own.
…i just realised i never talked about barcelona. or malta. yes. well, work’s been internationalising over the past year, so i get to go on internation trips now once in a while. this november i was in prague, tomorrow i’ll go to barcelona for two days, and at the end of next month, i’ll be in malta.
this all sounds more adventurous than it really is, because most time i’ll be spending inside an office, training people, and the rest of it being utterly exhausted or on the way to the airport, but still. it’s adventure! especially malta; that’s the furthest i’ll have traveled in my life. also their IT guy is really sympathetic, so if that’s an indication of the rest of the company, i should be in for a pleasant time. on the downside, that’s *exactly* when i’ll receive my print test for Bloed, so it might be a bit stressy after all. oh well, we’ll see. between the international trips, the wedding of ijdo and caro, and everything else, this winter is pretty goddamn busy!