Hey there party people! Before I jump right into the tales of my fun shananigans from last week, let’s pause for a second and acknowledge that I feel pissed. Because I have the man flu… again!!!!!
I am coughing my lungs out. It’s probably killing me so I am very poor and need sympathy. And a lot of attention! The positive thing is that we have a super duper long weekend here *think of a two day work week* and I can get in fact a lot of love from my husband. And I am not ashamed to claim it!
But anyway. Besides this minor annoyance of having the man flu – again – I actually had a pretty great week.
I feel like work has dropped from #1 priority in my life to something you do in the passing without giving it much thought. Like you wash the dishes or brush your teeth. I don’t hate that!
The good thing is that my workload is super managable. I can afford to see it as no priority at all without feeling guilty. Double win! So I spent my time at the office, caught up with my assistants, finished my tasks and then left again as quickly as possible.
The best thing at work this week was catching up with a former client. We had a long chat about her upcoming wedding. It was so nice and we made plans to have coffee together next week.
I had a consultation with my career counsellor. It was eye opening, interesting, thought provoking and exhausting. She was very enthusiastic about my test results because…. drumroll please….. she had never seen results like mine before! Story of my damn life! At least they were for once very straight forward albeit not easy to fit together. And also not in a direction I have ever thought before. Sorry to be vague but I am still very much in the process of collecting ideas and not deciding anything. So there are only vague, process related things to share at this point.
I went to Crossfit twice and took a few bruises, whip marks on my forearms and a lot of sore muscles from it. It was fabulous! I also smashed my old Push Press PR. I cannot fathom how, because I am 1000% out of shape. But I take it as it comes. Yet this week has clearly shown me how much I have let myself go and how very much I need to make healthy food and working out a priority again. Maybe this is also a good first step to enjoying food again.
I spent some time with my camera, my new plates and bowls and roasted chestnuts. I am experimenting with angels, frames and light and I feel like I slowly get to a point where I figure out how to create pictures I do like.
This has also been a very very social week.
We had couple friends over to catch up one evening.
I spent an evening at my friend Sandra’s place with wine, sushi, snacks and the whole array from super shallow laughs to deep as fuck conversations. It’s like a detox for the soul. We don’t do that often enough though!
I went on a girl’s night out with my 10 year old niece. There was a theater play at her school and she asked me to accompany her. Seriously I was so touched. Let’s just ignore the fact that there was no one else who said yes. But it was so nice. Not the play necessarily but I got a kick out of watching Grace watching the play. We had a lot of fun and laughed all the time. And I am so glad that it’s still okay to kiss and cuddle her in public.
We had a triple date with my sister and her boyfriend and couple friends at a steak house. We haven’t seen them in ages and it was so nice to catch up. Our group chat blew up the days leading up to our dinner date. It’s always a blast with them and we cried laughing and entertained the whole part of the restaurant where we were seated. Much to the dismay of the people who said next to us I should add.
Stefan and I had homemade pizza three days in a row. I made too much dough. My bad!
I also had a few maintanance appointments. Aka manicure, haircut and dye. I was super convinced to cut off a decent length of my hair. It’s too long to make anything with it but pin it up in a bun. But last minute I chickened out and only got them trimmed a little. As always. Looks like I sport that bun for another couple of months. At least I look a lot more put together again.
But anyway, enough of the prattle now. I need some cough medication as my lungs already burn like hell. I am linking up with Meg for the weekly link-up as well. Then I make Schnitzel. Random info, I know. But I am looking forward to eating Schnitzel all weekend already!