April 26, 2009

Damn Recession.

I finished my first full week back to work last week. I was actually suppose to be back to work the week before, but i fell ill with a case of strep throat which kept me home and in bed for the better part of the week. Not fun at all. Overall I’m, health-wise, i’m doing well now. I’ve still a bit of pain in my leg but I’m confident it’s getting better all the time. I just need to keep up my swimming (2x a week), yoga (once a week) and physio exercises (5x a week). All that keeps me fairly busy.

I’ve also been toying with the idea of signing up with a softball team. But I’m not sure how the twisting of hitting would work with my back. Not to mention, I don’t really have any sort of transportation and all the teams play outside the city centre. So I’ll have to look into that a bit more, but i sure would love to play again. The subject of transportation has been on my mind a lot lately. I miss driving. I miss having the freedom to go anywhere I want whenever I want and not to rely on public transportation or the kindness of others. But I hate the idea of owning a car again, paying insurance and buying gas for it. The other option is to get a motorbike, it would be a hell of a lot faster to get through traffic, but i’d still have the gas and insurance to pay for. I hate traffic. What i really need is a flying machine—with no insurance and runs on water. 🙂

The recession is still going strong. I’m hearing all the time of people being laid off and businesses going out under. My job is going strong for the moment, everyone is working full time again and we’re all working hard to keep it that way. However, 2 months ago one of my best friends, Guðrún, was laid off and she has now made the hard decision to move back to Iceland. There are no words to describe how much i will miss her. I’m sure it’s much more scary for her, as she’s lived here for 3+ years and has made an entire life in Dublin and the city attached itself to her heart as it has to mine. However, this will give mick and me a great opportunity to visit Iceland!

I’d also like to note that it has been 1 year and 5 months since anyone has come to visit me. I think it’s time, don’t you?

Well that’s all from this side of the world. Hope you are all keeping well and drop me an email sometime!


  1. emily

    i miss you! I WANT TO BE THE FRIEND TO VISIT YOU AGAIN! but alas, between school, work and money woes, i dunno…but i will again!
    i just can’t wait to see you here!!!! and meet mick!!!

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