A bit overwhelmed…

Ever had one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong, even though when you looked back, it really wasn’t as bad as you thought? Yes? Well, yesterday was one of those days for me. I felt like nothing could go right. I would go out and realized that I forgot something. I didn’t get done half the things I wanted to do. My mother-in-law’s present was lost by USPS, and since it wasn’t insured, I’m out the money for it and there’s no time to replace it before the holidays. And hubby is out of town for a job interview so I am all alone for two days. Poor, pitiful me. And so last night I didn’t even write. 😦

Dec 17, 2014 (at 8:15am)

Dec 17, 2014 (at 8:15am)

Looking back, it wasn’t really that bad of a day. The weather was actually quite nice and clear. I made a long walk with Shiva and found two new dog parks! I attended the Family Club’s Christmas party with my Rice Krispie treats, which were a hit, and I was even asked for the recipe multiple times! There was music from all over the world, which is a really neat thing about being an expat, and that is being with so many other people from exotic (to me) locations all over the globe!


She played Armenian music and also sang a song in ancient Greek.

Music from Africa, as well as Finland. Quite a mix!

Music from Africa, as well as Finland. Quite a mix!

This morning, Shiva and I got up and headed out to the ridge, which a reader had suggested to me. The weather is clear, although the ground is wet, so I wore my colorful wellies, and we did some walking and some climbing and saw some beautiful views from the ridge.

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The rest of the day will be spent cleaning and putting up things on the wall. The Command Strips that I am using are not holding up as well as I would like, so I need to find some alternative means of adhering things to the walls. Of course, if he gets this job in Germany, it will be for naught and I will be flooding Facebook with tons of items for sale! 🙂

I missed a challenge, so I will put it here, too.

Day 16 Challenge Question: What was your comfort food growing up?

That is a tough one. I’m going to have to go with mac ‘n cheese. And sorry, foodies, but it’s that Kraft in the blue box stuff. Powdered neon cheese and all. I can remember that my sister used to take a second box, pour out the macaroni and use the second packet of cheese in it when she would make it. It was easy to make, and tasted good. Maybe not the same kind of good that some shells and Gruyere cheese blend might, but it was still good.

Day 17 Challenge Question: Who was your best friend in primary school? Describe him or her.

These are some hard questions. I was an Army brat growing up, and so we moved around a lot. In primary school, I was mostly in the Panama Canal Zone. Notwithstanding that it’s hard to remember back 40+ years, I still remember Janet Lang. She lived two houses down, and was a year older. I remember when she got the white go-go boots. I was so jealous. She and I used to run around together. Back then, it was safe to do so. Next to her, it was probably my horse, Little Bit. 🙂

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This isn’t Little Bit…this is Perdita. Back in my English riding days.


Me as a young’n

Me and Little Bit!

Me and Little Bit!

2 thoughts on “A bit overwhelmed…

  1. Thank you so much for visiting that ridge! I forgot you can see the entire city like that. You can even see the Pasila TV tower, which is quite far away :3


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