I had some pictures taken couple of months ago, which I had totally forgotten about. Have not been writing for so long now on my blog nor have I even been inside or on my site. I had almost forgotten how it looked liked at our place at one point during summer or earlier?! I move around a lot of our furniture pretty frequently I would guess, since after these pictures we have had couple of different layouts. Right now we have Christmas in the house, our first Christmas tree and some new lights during this darker month.
University is done once again. Feels so great to have finished all tasks and papers, ready to start a new project: CA driving license. Need to do both theory test and driving test, hopefully I will get one by end of this summer. Getting appointment at the DMV takes time, but I am not in a rush. Expect would be great to have one so we can drive to Portland, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, or at least some somewhere close in a near future. Until my appointment I have to decide if I should register to become organ and tissue donor. It will be shown on the driving license, which is pretty smart in case of an accident, so they will know if you want to donate or not. One person can save up to 8 people.
From one thing to another. Our balcony is super cozy now, with a windshield, lights, floor, flowers, chairs, table. All furniture is on place in the apartment. Nothing more is really needed, but I do still want to make some changes like painting and new bar stools. However, I feel like I wanna stay home all day long (or next to the pool).
2months left until our first wedding anniversary!!! I cannot wait. Not sure what we will do yet, but I hope we will be done with our wedding album. I guess we would have been if we would have not traveled so much, moved, been busy with everything else, with so called life. Which I love by the way hehe. I feel like I am living the dream life and I love it. I am the happiest I have ever been, best husband that I could have ever imagine and I am in love. I am surrounded by people who bring so much joy in my life and I freaking love the weather over here. #vacationevery Day
But outside this happy bubble bla bla bla I still have problems with food and all. Sucks. I am so tired of writing down all shit that I eat, but I have to, so I can keep re-introducing all food that I have been missing during my low FODMAP diet. Unfortunately I haven´t been the best with writing down all I put in me everyday, plus I have been too eager to try everything at once some days.. The other day I woke up with a lip that was swollen and numb, wonder how if I had that during the whole night? Also an itchy throat. What has caused the problems is the question. Was it onions, sugar, or something else that I ate? I feel so stupid not waiting to re-introduce one by one.
In less than two weeks we will get a guest from Finland. Never met but oh so excited for his arrival. He will bring stuff from IKEA to our balcony yeyey. Perfect pay it forward method of exchanging things you need and want. There is probably an app for exchanging services already but if not there should be.
Last weekend was busy and adventurous. Walking in different neighborhoods in SF and some parts of Oakland. Hike in the Reyes Point and wine tasting in Sonoma/Napa. Lastly, a day in the amusement park, Six flags. Even though it was sunny and good weather, the park wasn't busy.
Motivation for studies is gone with the wind for the moment, until I will get it back. Hopefully sooner rather than later. I need to finish the paper so I can be free like a bird. But my sign langauge is going better, my next learning step will be colors.
Another thing that I need to start studying is how to drive so I can get my license from California state. I have booked a time for my written exam. Crazy long waiting times but slowly time is passing and soon it is my day to do it.
Oh, almost forgot! I have started to re-introducing food that I have missed for 12 weeks. I finally got to eat some real pasta!! So delicious! I think I even feel better now that I can eat pasta haha. Yesterday I ate two different new things at the same time and it did not go as well. I somehow forgot that two new things are not good to introduce at the same time because you won't know which one is the problem then. New day today, I will be better.
Funny. I love all karaoke pool rides he does. James is good at singing.
Work work work work work work. You get a good feeling of it. Almost feeling like going to a club or something. You just want to dance, that is for sure.
I am ready to make new playlists, with only couple of songs in my mind is hard to make a full playlist. But I am that kind of person who can listen to the same song over and over and over again. I could listen to work work work all day long. No shame.
Time to work a bit.
I made a gluten free and sugar free pie a while back. Just butter, all purpose gluten free flour, a tea spoon maple syrup (the real authentic kind from Quebec) and a few berries on top. Pretty good, specially for those who follow low fodmap diet. Enough sweetness from the berries. I wish I had a piece for today, maybe I will do waffles later.
For the longest time I have thought of writing but did not know what to write. Writing about my days just feels like same old same old. Kind of when someone asks you: how are you? You automatically answer good, even though it might not be true. Or: What have you been up to? -Nothing. It is just because you might not want to share or simple because you know some things just don´t interest everyone. Who do I write to? What do I want to share with those who read? Great questions without answers. Not even a simple I don´t know. Quiet, no words answer.
The weather has been amazing, like always in California. I love weather that is warm but not too hot so you sweat. You can wear all types of clothing from jeans to shorts, t-shirts to jackets. All except big winter jackets.
Our apartment is really getting full of new furniture and things. But on my list are still few things, such as balcony wind/sun shield (dyning) from IKEA, white and 3 of them to cover all the balcony. Unfortunately not available in US nor Canada (If someone from Europe is planning a trip here, you know what to bring ;)). New white bar stools, still looking. Coffee table, that is actually going to arrive next week. I love our new place and feel so lucky for everything we have. I love my new rocking chair little bit extra, and dislike my sewing machine at the moment the most. I am sewing in my new bath robe, since it was way to big for the little me. Hopefully I can be done with it soon and start to use it.
Studies are going forward. Writhing food journal sucks. Training has been so so, because I was sick for a week. All my troubles are not gone. Will they ever? Don´t think so.
We are getting friends over tomorrow for the whole weekend. All the way from Seattle. So much fun, I hope they will like to stay in our hobby room, room America. I am super excited to talk about weddings and all, because they will get married in a near future. OoH, so waiting for the wedding. I wish more people would get married, and I would get invitation to come :)
Sending some love
We had a super lovely weekend spend on a spa place. It was very relaxing, almost too relaxing. Perfect gift from mon amour. We also had new furniture arrival, jejej my chair ;) We managed to go to IKEA to buy 2 frames and end with a new TV bench and bunch of other things?! How does that always happen? Next time we should only bring cash for the stuff we need so we won't be able to buy those candles, boxes, this and that. But I am happy that I finally managed to find a frame for an art piece, I got from my talented friend Morris, and it is hanging on the wall again.
This week I will start writing my final paper in one of my courses, hopefully I will be done with it by end of this month.
By end of this month I will re-start eating P A S T A again!!!
Happy Monday folks!
I was discussing this topic of marriage and kids with a new friend of mine. A lot of people, even among my friends. Actually, I believe most of my friends have kids and their are not married. Why do people get kids before getting married? Is it because they do not care if their partner is going to be there for them no matter what? Are they not ready to commit to love a person that is not their flesh and blood, for rest of their life? Why get a kid with someone who does not care enough about you, at least to care enough to commit... Somehow I understand that when you are ready, you are ready to get kids no matter if you do it by yourself or with someone. But why would you push someone else to it? Because, somehow it feels like the other person was not ready and therefore decides to leave. Maybe both decided to get kids but not commit to each other. Maybe an accident. What do I know.
I do not believe kids necessarily care very much if their parents are married, divorced or what ever, as long as they are both happy. A lot of the children do not even talk about it, except sometimes in school with their teacher or someone else in the school.
I guess another factor is the age, being young and having kids is different than being older and having kids. It is often seen as a "failure" to have kids too early, not married or married and divorced already. Being older, you might have found yourself and the person you want to share your life with, or married and divorced as well. Two women in the same situation would be seen differently just because of their age difference. It is probably not the age itself but the level of education.
A lot of studies show: the more educated you are, the higher changes are that your children will have higher education. So who would not want that for their child? Being young does not mean that you will not have education.
At the same time as not having kids and being older seems like failure in some peoples eyes.
Nothing is really better than the other, I am happy for those who are happy with their choices and it works for them. But it is strange that there are no TV shows about struggling parents that are older nor about parents that are doing well both young and old. Why do people love to watch some to fail? And not to succeed.. Strange.
Life is what you make it to be.
Such a smart girl, having like a super memory.
I finished my sock yesterday, because Tuesday became such a busy day after all. Today I started with the second sock, we will see how long it will take to finish it. All weekend seems to be booked up so might not find time to be as fast as with the first one. Where does all the hours go? My rocking chair will arrive this weekend, so next week I will be sitting and knitting like any other elderly lady.