Getting back to work

After having such a full on mini holiday it is hard to get going again.The weekend was just such a great opportunity that we grabbed it both hands. Still for the both of us it was at a very busy time at work and of course we are gearing up for the holidays here as well.  Just about the whole week I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning and having trouble with the normal routine.  This was not helped by two meetings out of town this week.

On Wednesday I went to see my sewing buddy M as we are in the sewing class holidays. It was a great evening where we talked a lot about the V&A Hollywood costume exhibition (book was helpful) and then went on to her upcoming holiday in New Zealand. As she is a keen tramper I recommended the Tongariro crossing. Tongariro responded by erupting. Nice one :-). Anyway we chatted and chatted and then chatted some more until I saw the time, nearly 23.00 So knowing my alarm would go off at 6.15 again I rushed out of the door. I did take my book, nearly forgot my BurdaStyle and did forget my backpack.

Of course I only noticed the next morning when I stood there with my sandwiches and fruit looking around where to put them. My day never really got going after that. Thankfully SO has a spare backpack which I used and the walk to work got rid of a lot of stress. On my way home I took a detour via M and picked up my bag and walked hme with two bagpacks.

On Thursday I had lunch at a friends place and forgot my sunglasses. On Friday I got lost trying to find the new meeting place we’d selected, in part because the whole area around the station there is one building pit, with detours for everybody. I am not much of a homing pigeon at the best of days but when my brain is barely out of mush mode it is really off. I’d never had found it if it had not been for Google maps. They are just little annoyances and for the best part a result of lack of sleep and stress.Next week is my last stress week workwise. Then we get into the Sinterklaas and christmas stress. But those at least have a lightness to it.

It is at times like these I am so glad that I walk a lot. During the walks a lot of these  annoyances deflate from the big things they seem to the little things they area. The stress reduces and I can then see it in perspective again. This weekend some baking and sewing to get into some zen modus and then at least I think my brain is back to a slightly better state again.

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About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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