I worked again this week with Brian and remembered why I do, and don’t, like having a regular full time job. I can tell you with full conviction that I have a deep hatred of crawling out of a warm bed and facing a cold day while it’s still fully dark outside. If it’s dark and snowing? You might not want to talk to me until my second cup of coffee has worked its way to my brain.
Even then, you’re taking your chances.
Still, the positives include social interaction with more than just my laptop, the mood boost that comes with getting out of the house on a regular basis and keeping busy, and the ego boost of realizing that my second language has progressed to a level that allowed me to act as a full time translator in a business environment that I’m not familiar with.
I made a new friend, got to know (and like) quite a few of Brian’s co-workers, and I learned a metric TON about what he’s doing with this job which helps me better understand his rants when he gets home and tells me about his day.
Luciane lives in the Brazilian city we’re about to move to, so I got a lot of good information about our soon-to-be home base, and we now have another couple to plan sushi date nights with when we get there.
One of the drawbacks of being out of the house for thirteen hours a day? No blogging time. Sorry about that.
Now it’s the weekend and I’ve had time to put my “Through” photo project photos together and show you what I’ve been looking at this week. Here are my favorites:
Apparently it was a black and white kind of week, which seems right considering the frigid and grey weather we had this week.
But then there was this:
I had to go to London on Friday to drop off my application for my Brazilian tourist visa, which means a three hour train ride each way. Maybe some day I’ll get to the point where a long train journey is a chore, but today is not that day. I love the UK train system, and was happy to read my book and watch the scenery go by, all the while thinking how much I love the fact that it’s even possible for me to take a day trip into London. My ten year old self would never believe it.
The train calls at King’s Cross Station. The same station where a young Harry Potter traveled with Hagrid for that first trip to Hogwarts. It seems that so many people have asked the information officers about how they can find Platform 9-3/4 that they’ve actually installed it. Now even the rest of us Muggles can have our photo taken on our way into the magical world.
Now it’s your turn to show me how your week went. Add your link below to show off your favorite photo from this past week.
I hope your coming week is a good one.