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One step at a time

So baby did today her first step. She was standing in the big bed next to me and she was keeping her balance for quite a while, when I showed her that she can move one leg from here to here. And she did it! Without falling! Mommy so proud.

Ok, she is walking with support of our hands for more than a month now and she is also climbing up the stairs just by herself for the same amount of time. She is just a slower starter. Taking her time to enjoy infancy as much as possible. 😍

Ok, and I write also here if I haven’t already, as I bragged about it in several places and nobody seemed to care anyway, is like, because of covid, they already cancelled also the “best working mother of the year award” (yeah, I just invented it).

So I started back work, but just 2h/day, because I still have baby at home… Some of the days she didn’t let me work at all during the day so I had to do it in the evening after she fell asleep, which turned out a bit more tiring than I was expecting. And last Friday I had a full day of online mandatory training… and because I had to learn a new region (I’m kinda like a back-up for Nordics now) it took me more than 2h/day so far to understand all the files. Tiring, but manageable. Nothing that a cocktail of one Paralen, one Isla, one Iron and one MagneB6 wouldn’t fix.

And this week we also submitted the papers for permanent residency… And (did I already mention this?) I kept the appointment for the language exam anyway, as it’s going to be a nice experience. I guess I have developed a strange addiction for taking exams now. And as crazy as I am, I aim to pass it with 100%, even if only 60% is actually needed for A1, because at reading and hearing I am quite A2 already.

And on Monday I will probably be sending by post also the tax form for the basic deduction for 2020, which was supposed to be signed by mid-february, but, back then, it didn’t even cross my mind that I will want to work at all during 2020, so I skipped it.

So yeah, one step at a time, one day at a time!

What my 13 mo baby ate in a week

Monday

8:00 one S/M size Banana + 2 Sugarfree baby biscuits

10:00 Papani & Spinkani

13:00 Chicken “steak” + polenta with butter

14:30 Papani (no Spinkani 😟  )

15:30 Hipp fruit bar

18:00 Kaiserka + Cheese + fresh veggies (Tomatoes, Cucumber, Paprika) + few grapes

19:00 Papani & Spinkani

 

Tuesday

9:00 1 egg Omelette with mozzarella + Kaiserka + Cucumber:20200609_090625~2

11:00 Papani..

12:30 Salmon cooked in the oven + Rice with zuchinni (Salmon she ate two times what is in the plate, rice was given with the spoon from my plate):20200609_121714~2

13:00 Papani & 1/2 mommy’s nerves instead of Spinkani

16:00 Hipp fruit bar + a taste of Cantaloupe

18:30 Rice with zuchinni + Mozzarella + some leftover polenta

19:30 she fell asleep with daddy without papani

 

Wednesday

8:00 Banana + Prune + Cheese + Baby biscuits… (A bite from each… she was not hungry, she had 4 papani during the night 😲)

10:00 Papani

11:45 Meatballs (beef & pork mix) + Bread + Cherry tomatoes (she ate just half of the meatballs below and gave to Bonnie almost all bread):20200610_113856~2

12:30 Papani & Spinkani

15:00 Grapes

18:00 two Meatballs + Zuchinni from rice (daddy had eaten all rice, he only left few pieces of zuchinni just so he would not have to wash the pot) + 1/2 fruit bar in compensation

19:00 Papani & Spinkani

 

Thursday

8:00 1 egg Omelette with green onion and Mozzarella + the other 1/2 fruit bar

10:00 Papani

12:00 two Meatballs with Pasta (Pasta she asked for more after eating the ones below):20200611_123529~2

13:00 Papani + the other half of mommy’s nerves instead of Spinkani 😂

15:30 one full Pear + some baby biscuits crumbs

18:00 Pizza 😂 (I mean some pieces of cheese filled crust from my pepperoni pizza) + Mix of boiled veggies

19:00 Papani & Spinkani

 

Friday

6:45  😐  One full M size banana + 1/2 bio fruit bar

9:00 ~100 ml Bio Yoggurt + 1/2 fruit bar

10:00 Papani & Spinkani

12:00 Vegan lunch experience 🥗

13:00 Papani.. and no Spinkani again

14:00 one baby plate of Strawberries & a taste of Panettone with raisins (while mommy had a coffee)

17:30 Pasta + 1 slice of Gouda + Cheery Tomatoes

19:00 Papani & Spinkani

 

Saturday

7:15 3/4 of a M size Banana & a taste of butter Croissant

9:00 two small Strawberries

9:30 Spinkani without mommy (mommy just finished vacuuming upstairs and she went to “Saloon”)

10:45 120 ml of Nutrilon formula

12:15 Chicken with cream + Baked Potatoes + Baked pealed paprika (mommy redeemed herself by cooking proper lunch)20200613_121757~2

13:30 Papani & … obviously, no Spinkani

14:30 one full baby plate of Strawberries

17:00 Chicken with cream left from lunch + some pieces of cheese filled crust from daddy’s pizza

18:30 A lot of Papani & Spinkani

 

Sunday

7:00 Scrambled eggs + ~1/2 of Peach

9:00 few baby chips from lentils (we were in a trip, she was chewing on them in the stroller)

11:00 a taste of Beef soup with noodles (not the juice, just the pieces) + Chicken with mushroom sauce + 1 hipp fruit bar

13:00 A lot of Papani.. no Spinkani (because she slept 30 min in the car in the way back from trip..)

16:30 Pasta + 1/2 slice of Gouda + fresh leek + two Strawberries

18:00 ~ 100 ml bio Yoggurt + leftover pasta + 1/4 teaspoon of fresh honey

19:00 Papani & Spinkani

 

Disclaimer: Papani is breastmilk directly from the source, Spinkani is sleep. Aside from the above she had also 2-3 sessions of Papani during the night, last just about 1h before breakfast.

It’s still a beautiful day!

God, I love you so much right now 🙂 Because you showed me, thousand years ago, things I need to know now, to express correctly how I feel and what I want to achieve.

Mercury Retrograde, in Scorpio, is currently transiting conjunct my Ascendant+Venus+Saturn. Challenging times 🙂

That’s it. Basically I only wanted to say Thank you.

Thank you for sending me on this planet exactly when and where you sent me, so I can make my difference!

“Touch me, take me to that other place /
Teach me, I know I’m not a hopeless case”

The last March 8

That I will be spending alone. 😀 Next year we will be two women in the house.

I am getting more and more curious to know that little creature that lives inside me. And more and more curious to see when she will be born.

Yesterday I received also the diapers backpack from Amazon. It’s awesome! So many pockets and so much space. And I managed to iron more than half of her remaining onesies and swadles. It felt so cute. I wonder if I will have the time and mood to iron them like this after every wash and fold them in those tiny IKEA organising boxes.

Jupiter is now transiting conjunct my natal Jupiter and he will touch also my Sun and my Neptune in the following months. Last time this happened in 2007.. it was a great year, until about the end, when Pluto transit f***d it up and everything started to feel like I’m being sucked into a black hole..

But this year is just Jupiter alone! Pluto and Saturn are peacefully transiting the 3rd House. I say peacefully, because I don’t have any natal planets there and it will take a while until they will start to square all my planets from 1st and 2nd House.

Regarding Pluto, I think the fact that this planet manages to touch only 6 Houses during your whole lifetime it can give you a pretty good idea about your destiny. In my case, it will move only from the 12th House until the end of 5th House (counting a max lifespan of 100 years).

Which means my transformation in this life it’s oriented more inwards than outwards. I’m not here to improve the world, I’m here to improve myself. And for the next almost 20 years I should focus in the areas ruled by the 3rd House.

So yeah.. So many birds are chirping outside and it’s sunny and warmish, but very bad wind.. Finally finished crocheting that baby dress that I started more than 2 weeks ago:20190308_094205~2

Bonus:20190308_094813~2

43.8°C heating stove temp

Thursday night I noticed I cannot breathe because I’m choking, my throat was scratching me, I couldn’t couch anything.. I felt so dry. Drinking water was only irritating me more.

The throat bugged me all day.. I had hot polenta with butter for lunch, it helped a bit. And then a huge cup of hot milk with honey for dinner. It also helped a bit.

Until I threw up. No, not the milk, the marinated fish salad 😀 It was good, but I was afraid it had too much salt, after I eaten it, so it seems it agreed with me and wanted out. 😀

Anyway, I was pissed off by the fact that I was waiting all day a package from Amazon, I was looking on the window all the time for the UPS van. I noticed I had my phone number written wrong in the account, 2 digits reversed in the operator’s code 😦 They even told me last time when I had a package delivered and I said “no, it’s ok, I have problems with the signal..”

You have no idea how ashamed I feel about this, I work only with numbers.. and I’m here for more than 6 years and I don’t know my phone number by memory. Oh, wait, now I know it! 😀

So I corrected it in the account, but on the package there was still the wrong one. And we don’t have doorbell at the gate. Because Leo… He would do anything except what I ask him. I’m asking for 2 years for him to install a lousy doorbell.

And these people from currier they usually horn with the car. You know, claxon. But this time they didn’t. They sneaked like cats, left a note and.. gone. I was probably at the toilet. I was so pissed off when I refreshed the page of the package tracking and it wrote: “delivery was intended, recipient was not home”. Anyway, they will come Monday morning again. But Monday morning I will be at my 2nd trimester ultrasound. So yeah… That’s why I was pissed. It’s Leo’s present in the package.

So it was about 10 PM last night when I wanted to sleep and I noticed there is only 22% humidity in the room, at 23 degrees C. Of course I was choking… anyone would, in these conditions. The plate from the radiator was empty, completely dry, I forgot to replenish it.

Yeah, another thing I’m fighting to convince Leo to buy: a humidifier. I honestly don’t understand how he was able to live like this all these years, he even had asthma as a child, always has the nose stuffed in the winter, just like me… Dude…

I mean, 22% is critically low. So I had to improvise. At 22 PM. Luckily I was home alone. 😀 Nobody to tell me my ideas are bad. What is the easiest way to make humidity? Boil water.

So I brought up the water boiling kettle, I ran it for like 20 times, up until boiling point, it worked! In 15 min I was having 40%. Yeey. Happy Archer. Now I can sleep in peace.

This morning after I changed the air and started the fire for heating it was 31%. Same method. And a big cup of hot milk with honey. Now it’s 51% at 20°C. Epic.

I was even thinking of having a small trip to Fryda. I definitely need to buy some maternity clothes and this time I have to try them, I’m a big Zubat, I don’t trust buying clothes for me on the internet. Yeah.. not even the pajamas are fitting me anymore. Yeah and a wireless doorbell. The first one I will find.

Let’s see how I will feel after the laundry finishes and the temp reaches 60°C at the heating system, so I can close it. Oops, outside is -4°C. I wonder how much humidity… I just don’t want to start coughing again. :((

Later edit: package was delivered today afternoon, humidifier was bought yesterday afternoon, the girl in my belly looks in all parameteres within the ranges. 🙂 Yeeey!!

Power dreaming

We are 6 weeks today. I’m starting to feel nausea and food aversions since Friday evening.. but I said maybe is due to eating too much for dinner.

But no, also on Saturday and yesterday, each time, about one and a half hour after eating I was feeling hungry again. But this is the trick.. It’s a messed up sensation, whenever I feel hungry I also feel like my stomach is turning upside down. I cannot eat that often, so I’m drinking water like crazy, 4-5 liters per day.

Yeah.. so morning sickness starts about 1 hour after breakfast and continues all day… until I go to bed. I don’t feel like throwing up, but sometimes I do get to have my mouth full of saliva. What? Too explicit? 😀 Keep reading then, it gets even better.

So last night I was contradicting myself with him, I was telling him I had a lucid dream, before meeting him (in the dream of course) and he said that what I experienced was “power dreaming”. I was saying “lucid dreaming, yes”. And he kept repeating “power dreaming”. Curious.. Let’s ask Google if there is a thing at all – this concept of “power dreaming”. Yeah.. and the dream, I was directing two gay men on how to have a sex scene. Cool, right?

And then, he took me outside and we were waiting for a bus or a metro. We were in an elevator and he asked me, just with his eyes, without any words, “will you ever let go of me?” And I proudly said “Never” and I childishly hugged and kissed him. He then said he wants to take me somewhere, to show me something. I only had my phone with me, in a pocket. And underneath that ankle-long coat I was wearing, I had a white long dominatrix t-shirt. Nevermind, it was an artefact from the lucid dream before.

And I told him I cannot go to a restaurant dressed like that and even to metro, I don’t have my access card with me. Yeah.. from what I remembered, in Bucharest it was not yet possible to buy metro tickets with the phone. So I was asking him for us to go back maybe, so I can change and take my wallet. And I think the dreamed disolved here…

And in another dream I was making hay with my grandma. And it was such a powerful sun burning my face. I think my Leo woke up again in the middle of the night and turned on his lamp to read.. I’m sleeping like crazy and he has insomnia.

Anyway, yeah, power dreaming. Apparently my mind is not that simple.

1 out of 2 plus 0.3

This is the status of the tasks I managed to complete today… I woke up at 6 AM :(( Dad drove mom and I to Pitesti, directly to stay in line to be scheduled for passport. I stayed 1h in that line, outside, in the rain, time in which mom went and paid the fees for pass and driver’s licence.

I managed to complete 0.75 from the passport renewal task, the rest of 0.25 consists in filling up a power of attorney for daddy to pick it up in 10 working days, when it is ready, because I have to fly back until then… And then to find a way for me to receive it.

The driver’s licence task… only 0.25 completed… after I spent almost all day on Tuesday filling up all the medical checks and staying 2h in another line this morning, after I got my order-number for the passport picture and stuff.

The thing is.. Some months ago they have apparently implemented an online appointment service, which seems to fail with honours for some cases, like mine. Plain stupid bureaucracy.

Because, when I had it clear that I can fly to RO, when I booked my plane tickets almost one month ago, there were no more places left to make an appoinment for these days, when I was able to take free day. And currently all places are booked until August 3rd = stupid system.

However, from all info my parents were able to gather from other people and what I read also on the internet, there was still a possibility to show up there directly, without appointment, in an additional line.

Yeah.. after waiting 2h in that line, (I was the 3rd when I got there), so happy that I finally got inside, I am asked: “Do you have an appointment for today?” “No”. “Is your driver’s licence expiring today?” “No”. “Good-bye, then. Next!!”

“Wait, what, why?!”, I said. “The line is only for expired, stolen, lost or name-change”. “What?!!” “I didn’t know this… Nobody told me this… So what you’re trying to say now is that, if my driver’s licence is not yet expired, I have to come again when it will, in order to make it? Please, I don’t live in RO anymore, I cannot come again also in August when it will be expired or when I can find more places for an online appointment. Please!”

And then she told me to go to the Bucharest Office, because, seemingly,  only there they do also non-expired and without appointment. And to stop arguing with her and to leave, because I’m losing the time for the other people.

I didn’t know if to feel ashamed, perplexed or just amused by the situation. But then, when I found out that the fee paid in my county, is not valid also in Bucharest Office and I will have to pay it again, I knew exactly how I felt: very angry. And is not about the money that I was angry, I was angry because of the faulty overall process.

In conclusion… I tried to be a diligent citizen and to show up here in time, before the expiration, and I found a bug in the system. Somebody please help me fix it.

Or to change my permanent residence, do it in CZ and give it a big fat Zero fuck to this faulty RO system. 😀 But then I will have to do the passport again on the new address 😦 … That’s why my EGO is never satisfied, because it didn’t have from where to learn better, by growing up in this system.

Oh yeah.. The extra 0.3.. Something else that didn’t work as expected showed up, right after we returned from Pitesti and we had to stay another 30 min in the bank to fix it, but it was something that will help us also for the future.

Conclusion 2: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune AND Pluto are currently retrograde. So, I should be grateful I managed to complete even this 1 out of 2. See you again in August.. Or should I pay a visit also to the Bucharest Office (pun intended)?

Crossed over 1 million

Since I had to give up killing minions when they moved me into this wing without wifi, I was struggling to find some fun meditative way of killing time. And some days ago I noticed I have this Bejeweled 3 installed on my tablet. It’s fun and it’s very successful in putting my thoughts in order while playing.

And after surprising myself yesterday with a 900k score, way higher than previous ones, now I just passed the milestone of 1.000.000 points :D.

Ignore that the total time says 2h, it’s because I had to put tablet away when doctor came and then for lunch…Screenshot_2016-03-19-13-18-28

Now, unrelated to the game, last night I dreamed about some millions also… a fix figure of 7 million RON, to be more precise.

And about me having two lovely children, Silvia and Serban, and, after putting them to sleep in their beds, I was about to cheat on my husband at some gathering in the living room of my house where everyone was drinking red wine from what ever cup or glass or bottle they could find.. Deep passionate kissing counts as cheating? Or maybe that one was the actual husband!? :))

My first portrait drawing ever

Last evening at around 6 it came to me the idea to try drawing a portrait, one that I saw on facebook at some point and I saved it in my phone. Now I saw it can be found here. Please note the originals are digital..

So this is my first portait ever. Not even in school I had to draw something lke this… and I know the quality is proportional with the time spent in the details, but so far I’m happy with the result, considering I did it while looking at the picture in the phone and lying in bed, not even at the desk. It took me 3h the draft with mechanical pencil 0,5 mm and another 4h to color it with normal colored pencils.

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And I am aware that the girl in the draft looks more cute than the one in the colored portrait 😀 it’s because of the sparks in the eyes and slightly different shape of the mouth, but the colored one seems to look more like the original. Anyway it’s much harder to work lights with colors, especially on manual drawing, when you don’t have the opaque white pencil, which is first thing I’ll buy when I’ll be out. And a set of water painting pencils. The pictures are  made with the phone, HDR mode.