Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pandas do it, too

I just thought that this short clip went well with my last post. So cute, I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I believe I can sneeze

I have something really strange, but positive to tell you. I can sneeze again! See? I told you it was strange.

Not that I never sneezed before, but it was more like stopping it in the middle of the “explosion”. You know, like “Aattttttt..nnn….” I choked it and then back in the lungs it went. This can be quite painful, and there are some cases where people broke a rib. Amazing, isn’t it? That a lot of pressure you’re holding back, there! Anyway, about a month ago, I noticed that I sneezed out (don’t worry, I turn away from people and cover my mouth). It went kind of like this:

Me: “Hatschiii!... Excuse me.”

OrangeX: "Bless, you sweetheart."

Me: "Thanks." – Pause – "Hey! I sneezed! "

OrangeX: (Confused look on his face) "Yes, I know."

Me: "Nooooo! I mean I really sneezed!"

OrangeX: (even more confused look on his face) "Huh??"

Then I started thinking back and… Bingo! It occurred to me that a few weeks after I gave my resignation, I started sneezing normally again.

I’m not looking forward to the next case of flu, or anything like that, but it does feel nice. I sure hope that in time, my resignation will cure more of the current psychosomatic illnesses/states that have been living with the past couple of years.

I know it’s a small step, but for imagine how I’ll feel after a couple of weeks of real convalescence! WOW!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

What's up with Blogger??

I have been having problems posting and comments on Blogger sites lately. It might also be the Internet connection at certain times of day. I don't know, but it's really becoming a pain in the butt, to say the least!

To put up a post or comment sometimes takes 2-3 times or more before it's up there and the most annoying was that, if I write a text directly in blogger, I often loose the whole post. I have started to write all my entries in Word and then tried to post them, but 2 out of 3 don't work. Then I tried, and tried again until it worked, or until I was so fed up that I just left it be.

I've also updated my Explorer a couple of weeks ago. Could it have to do with that? I know that some of you use Firefox and swear by it, but I just can't get used to it, and I've had my problems there, too. Of course, I've checked for viruses and defragmented my drive. The latter should have nothing to do with Blogger, but it certainly didn't do any harm.

Does anyone have an idea what could be the source?? All comments are welcome.

Have a great week!

PS: Countdown is running... 11 1/2 workdays to freedom!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

We're alive and well

Just a few words to let you know that we're doing fine. Lately, I just didn't have the "kick" to write although we do have quite a bit to say.

OrangeX and I have also been busy preparing for Canada. We've been spending much of our free time looking at houses in different regions of Ontario. Little by little, things are looking up. The job opportunities look petty good although they might take us to the greater Toronto area instead of the Ottawa valley. But that's also fine with me. I can't say much more for now, but we will let you know as soon as we can.

Orange will be in Holland for an company training all week and is driving back on Friday with his sister and brother-in-law for the weekend. YAY! The week after that, he'll be finishing the last part of his management course near Frankfurt, so I won't be seeing much of him in the next 2 weeks. Pack, unpack, wash, pack, unpack, wash. UGH! The weekend he comes back, we're invited to a 50th birthday party to which we both are looking forward to. It's never crazy, but we always meet really interesting people there.

And from then on, I'm down to my last 7 days at work. I'm trying hard to leave the office between 5 and 5.30 pm, but it doesn't always seem to work. I find myself concentrated on something and before I know it, it's past 6 pm.

We have also booked our flights for Canada. We leave on the 15th december and return on January 5. I haven't spent Christmas in Canada since I left 22 years ago, so this will be a première. It's really exciting for me.

That's all for tonight. If I find the energy, I'll write a bit more this week.