Miscellaneous, 2008/08/28

A long time ago (in my german blog) I already wrote about that song and how much it helps me to unwind. It’s time to mention it again…

[….]

There’s a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout ’cause you’re just as far in as you’ll ever be out
And these mistakes you’ve made, you’ll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

[….]

But you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe

Breathe (2AM) – Anna Nalick

I try and have to just breathe more often than I’d like to recently…

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Today is the first night in eight days that I’m home before 9 PM. I don’t know what to do with all these hours before bedtime :-) But then I look around my dusty and messy apartement and see the stacks of laundy which has to be ironed and I think about all the mails or papers I have to write. And then I just want to curl up and try to block out all that stuff and just be. Not do anything. Just breathe :-)
Unfortunately I can’t afford that luxury, not unless some leprechauns turn up and do the work for me. ALL the work. At least it’s not too stressful at the office at the moment so I can’t complain too much. Still some of the things I have to do (not at work but on the local politics and postgraduate side of my life) seem to ask too much of my time. I don’t know if it’s really too much work or if I just have to work on my time-management. I’m afraid the latter…

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Being engaged in local politics sometimes really really suck. Especially when you’re one of the small parties on the town council and can’t make a difference on your own. And the two big parties just don’t get it. WE have to do something about climate change. We, we, we. And the things that are happening here are not enough. It’s so frustrating to try making them give us and that really important matter just an inch. Maybe I’ll get some ideas how to work on that matter more successful after the big green party conference this weekend.

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I’m so looking forward to my oceanside vacation starting next Wednesday. I really need that time away from all the work and politic stuff. I might have to take some postgraduate study stuff with me to work on. The term paper is due on September 18th and it’s only half done. Or not even half. *sigh* It’s about climate change so it shouldn’t be a problem for me to write it, I just can’t pull myself together to dig into it. I hope to get some stuff done tomorrow and on Sunday. Hope being the operative word. Otherwise I have to bring the stuff with me on my vacation. I wouldn’t even think about that if the house I’ll be spending the week were an ordinary summer cottage. But it’s my coworkers and he spends a lot of time there so it’s got internet (computer and w-lan), TV, DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen. Today he warned me that spiders really like his old cottage. Ok, good to know. *trying to not freak out* But I’ll probably enjoy it anway…. And I’m sooooo looking forward to it.

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Before I start ironing I now have to make some dinner. Only pasta but it’s the first time I have time to make dinner in my own kitchen since… even more than the eight days I haven’t been home before 9 PM.

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