fredag 16 mars 2012

Friday and the flu

This weekend, our club will be hosting a weekend course. As much as I am excited about it, I am also a bit worried about the whole thing, because of my health. Or rather lack of. I've had what you might call a sneaking flu for about a week, not really falling ill, but not being well either. In addition to this, several joints have beeen bothering me at the same time,  don't know whether it's related to the flu or not. And because of this, I haven't attended practice all week, nor done any other kind of exercise. Many other attendees have aslo dropped of for the same reason. Anyway, I still plan to attend the course (would feel stupid not to, as it is here in Turku) and simply see how much I can take. I could of course simply promise to "take it easy/be careful" but if there's one thing I've learned from my six years of karate practice, it's that that never works!

Today has been a lovely day. After a full week of stress and a schedule just a bit tighter than I like them, having a day like this one, without any scheduled events, just feels so good! This does not mean I've been lazy, just that I've been able to do things in whatever order and pace I've wanted to, and in this way, to catch up on some of the unfinished business this week had left me with.

Soon I'll be heading home to prepare for the weekend. This will be great!

fredag 9 mars 2012


I haven't been feeling too good this week, and decided yesterday that I'd take this day off to rest, as yesterday was the worst day so far. I don't want to come down with the flu when there's a karate course coming up next weekend... As in the course being held here in Turku, with my club hosting it.

Anyway, I haven't rested at all. Not the least bit. Instead I spent the morning redecorating my appartment - nothing fancy, "just" moved everything around. And with that I mean everything. No rest for the wicked. I am quite happy with like how it looks now, and the facvt that I now get natural light to my desk. And there's even space for the sofa I don't own yet... 

I spent the rest of the day a bit easier, but still being active, preparing for work tomorrow and so on, and as a matter of fact, I do feel rested! Maybe a friend of mine was right in her commenting on facebook, that maybe it was my head that needed the rest. OK, I probably have a bit of a flu but this was still obviously what I needed. I really haven't been pausing a lot recently. Should probably remind myself to do that more often.

söndag 4 mars 2012

Sunday randoms

It's been a good Sunday today! I've both enjoyed the day and got things done. I started the day with a long walk, and so did apparently the rest of Turku too. The weather was just lovely (Finally, after so many months I could actually feel the warmth of the sun. This almost magical feeling can't possibly mean as much to people from other parts of the world, can it?)- and every street and path I walked was crowded with people. I walked for an hour and a half, and when back home made double chocolate-raspberry muffins. The muffins were ridiculously good, but I'll still have to work a bit on the recipe.

Now I'm at university pretending to do Important Things. Just kidding, I have got some writing done on an essay I'm working at, thrown some emails around and made a new profile on one of the job hunting-sites (had to, because I had forgot my username and/or password), amongst other things. Still, yes, most things I've done here have been slightly less important things. But I'll allow that on a Sunday.

Sadly, I'll miss practice again tonight. New attempt on Tuesday!

lördag 3 mars 2012


I mised all three of last week's karate practices, and without even being ill... Just very tired and honestly a bit unmotivated. This almost scared me, as I normally never miss practice - the opposite. It's the last thing i miss out on, and generally what I usually feel I need to do when everything else is wrong/ demotivational/just sucks... Maybe I needed the break. I plan to attend again tomorrow, anyway.

I also don't know what happened to my writing blogposts. I've started several posts this past couple of weeks, but never finished any of them. They're still there as drafts, unfinished. Not finishing things is the most hopeless one of all pet peeves I've ever had. I can't remember if I've always had this problem, but I know I do now, at university. I'm always late with my essays and assignments too, if I finish them at all. Starting things has never been a problem - after all you only need some inspiration or a good enough idea for that (or something that "seems like a good idea at the time"). I still hope to learn the magical skill of finishing things one day.
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