Day 232: August 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Ksexase To” by CReal
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Keep Calm and Drink Tequila”
Anything to Note =
Seriously tedious day.
I was up early after a restless usual no sleep night – partly I am sure to the fact that my mum and I watched The Thaw horror film late last night about a parasite that crawls into your skin – just thinking about it again gives me the shivers!! I went through bedbugs and so naturally anything about small creatures crawling over you is not the greatest way to make me feel relaxed. How could it to anyone!
Anyway, we had a workman come over early so was up early and had to be out of my room so I literally spent the whole day upstairs at the desk where I can get Internet….doing tedious things….dealing with tedious things! Literally – I was there from 10am sitting at that desk until close to 7pm!
First I spent hours looking for a flight for my dad to come over to London. It’s his birthday in two days so we’ve been searching for a flight over tomorrow for the week so we could be together and there was simply nothing! I mean, I would not give up as I really thought there had to be a way – I searched air miles, all airlines, cheap websites, combinations of planes…the only flights I could find that we’re not sold out were outrageous in price! So now we’re all disappointed. I can hear it in my dad’s voice too. I’ve never spent a birthday away from him. And I know he will be over for when the schmonkie is here and that’s not far away, but it’s just sad.
Then I had to move on to figuring out Stuart’s flight to come over for when Fashion finishes. So more searching and irritation at how expensive things are. I was however able to figure out a way to pay out less by using some of my mum’s air miles. Annoyingly I discovered that my mum’s United air miles had expired and she had lost a lot – enough for two trips to USA and back – and this happened in March when my parents were sick and of course pre-occupied and nobody checked. But there was an option for reinstatement for money so to do so and use air miles brings the price down for Stuart. A little more successful, or we’ll see, but again was not ideal.
Then had to deal with mortgage emails and a lack of understanding and miscommunication with back and forth of emails that were driving me crazy! They kept saying they didn’t have attachments when they did and not understanding what I was talking about, and all of this is from my blackberry as my work email is on there. I was trying to take care of things to keep Stuart from having to deal with it as he was busy at work today, but my blood started to boil….I was already stressed from the day so far and I just couldn’t deal with re-explaining again and again, using different tactics. I had to give up and asked Stuart to just re-send what we had sent over ten days ago on his lunch break.
I knew I needed to get out and away from the desk and soon.
Instead I tried to do as much as I could as I was already at the desk. I have to swap over planners as my current one ends in three days and I have been putting it off! I have to copy by hand all my notes and all that into the new planner – yup, I still believe in hand written planners versus on my blackberry. I fear for everything being wiped! And actually something happened to my blackberry a few weeks ago and all my photos were wiped! Which was horrible!! So I now have less faith in the technological planner than ever! But copying everything is….
Anyway, it got to 7pm and I just couldn’t do anymore. I needed to get up and out and some fresh air…to breathe out the stress of today.
Out for a walk around the park!!
What a day. A tedious one.
Day 216: August 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Packing/Traveling to London/Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Sala Sala” by Despina Vandi
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Last Day in Greece”
Anything to Note =
I leave for London today, well tonight, actually in a few hours really I will have to leave for the airport. It’s weird as one month ago today, Stuart and I were leaving NYC for London in the late evening too to go visit his family…so the 11th seems to be the travel date to London!
Odd that I left a month ago tonight from NYC. It does not feel like a month since I have been so busy and doing so much between the UK and Greece. Moved houses as well. Plus I have also been still working from my blackberry while gone, so does not feel like I have been away, especially for a whole month!
Finished my photos early this morning, and by early I mean I did not go to bed until after 4am!! Ugh. But I had to get it done before I left and I was awake so pushed through to have it all complete as still had to pack today and do other things.
It was funny though as came across some graphic, some nudey, beach topless party photos!! Ahhhh good times!! Haha!!
It was refreshing to come across some fun friends ones like that as had enough of all the ex photos. There are a few of some ex’s in the mix still as they are with others and some of those photos I just couldn’t throw away…but only a few. Otherwise, I have now successfully deleted as much as I can of the bad memories and the hurt among the photos and papers.
Next would be to actually get more photo albums and insert the mass piles that I have kept that have no place right now….another time….at least I got through them all!
On a sidenote: I noticed on my supermarket travels, and again today, that there is a huge frozen yoghurt surge in Greece! They have opened frozen yoghurt places everywhere! I mean even on the small island of Spetses they opened two within the same town, with the town being like 5 minutes long!! One of them is Greek frozen yoghurt I think, or maybe both. Anyway, that’s crazy!! I guess they have just discovered the market and it’s become like the new craze!
Should I break it to them that it’s been around for ages already around the world??!!
Day 207: August 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Girls on Film” by Duran Duran
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Swollen Feet Through The Cracks”
Anything to Note =
We had a blackout last night.
Just as I was dozing off and just had turned the TV off to sleep, suddenly the whole house went off! The power just went off and I heard a noise. Of course it was boiling so the fan went off. Pitch black!!
I could hear my parents down the hall but between me and them and the two fuse boxes lay 10000000000 unpacked boxes, and furniture pieces jabbing out, and I could hear them scrounging around trying to move and I guess find a light source.
I guess that’s why they always say to make sure you keep a flashlight by the bed, or around, or near you!!!
Which we don’t!! Seriously, who does anyway??!!
But then I remembered….on my blackberry I actually had downloaded a flashlight application!! Which saved us!! I mean, the glow of the phones can also get you somewhere, but amid the boxes and piles and stairs and furniture everywhere, we needed something stronger.
This is the new house so we had no clue where all the fuses were inside and outside or where anything was yet. So it was my dad and mum and I wandering around with the blackberry flashlight, huddled together to see, at like 2am!!
We eventually found all the fuse boxes but nothing had come down or blown so that meant after all that searching that the blackout was a general one, and not us. Although the houses around seemed to still have lights! But the power grids in Athens are not exactly connected in a line or anything logical apparently!! Surprise surprise haha!!
So being that it was a general blackout all we could do was wait….so I opened the windows as was dying of heat, regardless to whether it was a good idea or not as it could have been bringing in mosquitos but I was too hot! And I was about to lie down again when the alarm system suddenly started beeping at a super high pitch!! And would not stop!!
We had alarms installed but they were not on or functional yet but that didn’t matter as they were getting no power so were going crazy…and that is right by my room!!!!
I thought there was no way I was going to sleep through that as I went to lie down again, giving up. I mean I can’t even sleep in the perfect conditions let alone a high pitch beeping and no fan!!! But suddenly the power came back on!!! Thank god!!! The fan started and that beeping stopped!
Sadly though, that whole hour of shenanigans had now woken me up again, and now it was past 3am….so….TV back on!!! Thank god the TV guy had come and fixed mine and my parents by this point so I could watch some good ol’ Greek TV 🙂
There’s nothing quite like late night Greek TV!!!! Haha!!