Now it’s full.
I had to turn on the radiators and close my bedroom window last night, the temperature never rose to any higher level and the humidity was around 100%. Perhaps good for nature but I can’t say I like it especially much🙂 Today it’s warm, raining and with almost 100% humidity, I’m not sure I like that much more either to be honest🙂
I’ve always wondered how people managed to survive back in the days. They worked ten hours a day and six days a week. They had one week of vacation every year if they were lucky. After work they often went to their allotment and worked there some and very often they studied some in the evenings too, often with the help of the unions. When did they sleep? In small villages they also were more or less forced to go to church early on Sunday mornings, I guess many slept nicely there🙂🙂🙂
I work eight hours a day five days a week and do little after work except walking with my dogs and perhaps do something in the garden. I have five weeks paid vacation and often I get two weeks away from work during Yule and New Year and I have absolutely no energy left at all🙂🙂🙂 Everyone at work just longs for vacation and it doesn’t help when the first one at my department starts his vacation already next week🙂 I still have to work one more week before my starts🙂 I guess just knowing that it’s so close makes it harder to go to work.
When I lived in the big city the last day at work was the best of the year🙂 I had already packed everything, except for pets then🙂 so I just went home and packed everything in my car and drove to the cottage I used to lease. One year I had two parakeets, two dogs, one cat and one rat to bring with me🙂 I didn’t care if I worked the late shift or the early, as soon as I had finished for the day I went away. That first night at the cottage was heavenly, I slept like a baby🙂 Four weeks away from the city and I couldn’t think of anything better than that. I knew I had to go home after two weeks to check the mail and perhaps buy some extra things that I didn’t think of bringing with me.
Now I live in the countryside and I sometimes miss that feeling I had when driving away towards the cottage. But it can actually hit me without warning sometimes when driving home from work, when I suddenly realise that I actually live in a place like I always dreamed of when living in the big city and those days nothing can bring me down🙂
Have a great day!