Monday, August 31, 2009

My new home office

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We've been home a couple of weeks now.

The internet is finally working properly, although our electricity is not. I hope the technician will finally have the time to come here and fix it.

I devoted myself to get the kids' new school material ready and to prepare my lessons. Last week, I finally decided it was time to move my stuff out of my husband's now desk to my new home office.

I now have a place of my own. Well, sort of. My new home office is at the beginning of our new family room/homework space/ mom's place. I moved my books before the summer holidays and finally got a beautiful 1950's desk. I love it!

It has lots of little drawers and some big ones too. It has room for me to keep safe all my little trinkets and my papers. On top of it, I placed a small bookshelf that now contains some of my most priced books: books about bereavement and law books. On top, I placed my binders, which contains my past lessons, the notes I took while studying my Masters Degree and my MISS presentations. I even got a little space in which I have some VCR tapes about bereavement.

During the mornings, I have gorgeous sun light that enters through our glass doors and even on the evenings, when the kids are here, I get some peace to work on my computer and log on to the MISS Foundation Online Support Groups.

I want to thank my dear dh for all the hard work he put into our home remodeling. And for giving me the beautiful desk I wanted so much.

I want to thank my parents for pestering me all those years to make me value the company of a good book and for making me learn a second language.

I want to thank God for giving me the gift of brain power.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Electricity and the Internet

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We have been having electric problems at home for the last month or so.

No electricity at all where the internet modem was installed.

We have been trying everything in our power to make things work, but still, no internet connection.

We are so used to things working properly, that we forget how things used to be before the technology was available.

Usually, when I have a problem with my internet service provider, I just make a call, and in a few hours, the connection is working again. Now, who do I call when the problem is that our house was built in the 1950's and the cables are old?

I know the answer: the electrician. I promise we have already done that, but this trustworthy guy has a job in another city and has to finish it before coming here and pulling out the old, very old cables and install new ones.

So, please keep us in your thoughts. I hope we have our house up to date regarding the electric installation, so my internet service is back.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am back!

After a couple of weeks of absence, I decided to come back and share with you some of my thoughts.

Summer is a crazy time for me and my family. We are apart: me and the kids and dh back home.

I miss him terribly when this our reality, but I see my kids personalities blossom beautifully. They get to experience the freedom and the safety that our Country does not offer currently. They are relaxed and happy.

I am much more relaxed than I used to be. For one, my kids are older and much more easy to handle. I am more confident as a mother, which helps a BIG deal. I have more time for myself, which is simply great!

I began exercising again. I was a classical ballet dancer for many years and was used to hard work. Then I injured both my feet and knees, so stop. It has been nearly 10 years since I did some kind of physical activity. I've gained 15 kilos since then and my body has changed dramatically.

I haven't recovered my old body (well, I am almost 40), but I feel better and dropped one pants size already. I don't want to be my usual fit self (I am not 18 anymore), but I want to be in better shape.

On an unrelated subject, have you ever noticed that when you are not in front of your computer, many topics come to your mind? I am always inspired in the shower on what to share with you all. The car is a great place for me to think and be with myself. But every time I turn on my computer, I am clueless. I am blaming the heat here, but still, I have been off the blogging world.

I have less than two weeks more of summer vacations before we return to our "normal life". I expect to become a regular blogger then.
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