Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Passing on the award

Now that I'm well rested, I remembered that I still have The Irresistibly Sweet Blog award to pass on to well deserving bloggers. I received it from my penfriend, Larissa.

Before I hand it over, I have to say a few things about myself. I think you know a lot about me already from the other awards that required this of me, but I will think of something:
1. Apart from being a writer, I'm also a digital scrapbooker and love to create jewelry.
2. I love anything with the word lemon on it (juice, air freshener, sweets etc.). When we go out for an ice-cream, guess what I buy...you got it right, lemon ice cream. When I buy something else, I feel guilty and often have to beg my husband so we can go back to buy that lemon ice cream.
3. My goal in life is not to make a lot of friends, but to make some good friends, no matter how few (quality not quantity)
4. When I'm very sleepy and tired, I start talking to my husband in my mother tongue. He doesn't speak it but responds with a "yes baby" to everything I say.
5.  It annoys me when people don't shake my hand firmly. I just don't like the dead fish grip.
6. When I was in primary school I was elected to be A Toilet Prefect. At break time, I made sure the other students respected the toilet rules (Yep, exactly what you think). Now, don't laugh. It was a job I took very seriously. I felt so important).
7. I love to Salsa (I attended a one year course a couple of years ago. I think I'm pretty good.).

Now, to pass on the award. Please drop by and say hello. The award goes to:
1. Mrs. Pancakes at Mrs. Pancakes
2. Julia Hones Julia Hones at My writing life
3.  Rachel McClellan at Blackbird in my window
4. Anne Gallagher at Piedmont Writer
5. L.J at L.J writes
6. Donna B. at Mystical Journeys
7. 120socks at 120socks

That's it for now guys. I won't be a stranger. Don't be.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coming back home

My dearest followers,

I know I've been neglecting this blog quite a bit these past few months. The pressures of life just kept getting in the way and before you know it, weeks have past--as if someone pressed the forward button on the remote control that controls the pace of life.

I have to say, the past two months have taken a lot out of me. There were heavy demands on me, no matter which directiom I looked. Work was crazy, so much so that for a few weeks it trailed right behind me all the way home.
I hate bringing work home, the uninvited guest. But I had no choice.I was working on a report with a tight deadline.
In the end as work followed me home, I didn't fight it. I invited it into our home.
But there was a problem. Thing is, I had a live in guest by the name of Sleep. As you might have imagined, Work and Sleep didn't get along. 
I had to make a decision. Only One of them could stay. I chose Work. For about three weeks, apart from the weekend that I went away with my husband to celebrare my 30th birthday and our first year anniversary, I slept no more than three hours a night--way less than I was used to. On some nights I even slept one hour.
I really missed my friend, Sleep.

Last Friday, my work project came to an end. I immediately sent Work packing and invited Sleep back home. As I wrote this blog post, I was laying in the dark at 2 a.m. and Sleep was playing hard to get.
 But thanks to my new toy, my iPhone, I could use the time to write to you. I have missed you. Truly, when I feel drained and unable to give anymore, it's this blog and you my followers that give me the energy I need to go on.

No matter how many times life gets in the way, this is home to me, and I will always come back. Thank you for always being here to receive me.

In the next post I will share with you some photos of Bratislava, where we went for our anniversary. I promise it won't be long.