março 31, 2010
Do you remember when I wrote about all the list of the not knowing things in my life? There are a few items that we are in the same situation. And I am known for not be a patient person.
Truth to be told, I am working too much (and right now I have no control over my work load), so I am tired. And when I am tired I tend to get really anxious over unresolved issues.
This morning I kept my routine as usual, when I am at home. I went to the gym and while on the tread mill, I started to get really anxious, I mean almost as a panic attack. (No kidding here). I kept breathing and I started to pray for God to give me wisdom and to help me see some sign that he is in control.
I prayed all the time and nobody interrupted me for 45 minutes, when I got home I kept praying, I drove to work still praying. Every time I stop for coffee, water or to go to the print I still prayed.
I am still worried and anxious, but I am feeling more confident that God is in control.
I am working hard on this side of my life.
Maybe as the time pass, I will not be anxious and I will give all my worries to God.
I found this sentence today and I’d like to share with you. I think it is appropriate for the Holly Week,
“Jesus, thank you for dying for me. Thank you for bringing light into my life. Help me today to see and choose to do the things that please you most.”
março 30, 2010
Before that particular day, I had seen my friend's comments asking for this or that, but I never paid too much attention.
One morning, I was at the hospital alone and completely bored, I decided to check it out.
For instance, right now, it is 6:35 am(on my laptop clock), and I decided to wake up a little early, turn on the computer and check Farm**Ville. And off course, I decided to blog about it, so you all can make fun of me ; )
Is anybody else out there addicted to Farm**Ville the same way I am?
And on a totally different subject, I am SO happy, because I am going back home this evening!!!
março 29, 2010
But on Saturday night, I was really without inspiration to cook us some dinner. So, I found this easy recipe for a quick and WW approved dinner.
2/3 of a cream cheese package;
1/2 cup of milk,
1 small can of corn (or fresh corn if you are inspired);
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 pound of chicken breast
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 rolls (I used French Bread, a typical Brazilian bread).
Add the milk, cream, corn, salt and pepper to a small sauce pan and bring it up to a boil.
Until it is thick enough not to drip out of the bread.
Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper;
Grill them in a non-stick pan with just a small drop of oil.
Put the corn cream on the rolls and then the chicken.
Serve it with your favorite beverages ; )
I hope you are enjoying dinner with you family.
março 28, 2010
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches, and by covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.
We went to church early this morning. It was a nice service. They did a procession and after that the Palm blessing.
It is nice to feel that I actually prepared for Easter this year.
março 27, 2010
So, today was the day. Off I went to meet them.
It was wonderful to see them and talk to them. We've been reading each other's blog for some time. When we met "live", it seems that we've known each other for a long time.
We had such a nice time, I wish we live closer and we could meet more frequently.
But, as we said we live in such a "Global World" that we never know where our next stop will be.
I am really looking forward for a lunch date in their city in a near future.
Ladies, it was WONDERFUL meet you in person.
março 24, 2010
março 22, 2010
We had a really quiet weekend, since Paulo and I have been working hard and with no time to stop along the way to smell the roses.
Unfortunately this is our reality these days. Even though we try to slow down on weekends, some days are just hard, especially now that Paulo’s French classes started again and we both made a commitment with our exercise routines.
So, as I said, there is nothing too interesting going on around here.
Just a lot work, some exercise and some reading. I promise I will come back later with all the books I’ve been reading ; )
março 18, 2010
The project is draining my energy physically and mentally. Besides the technical complexity, we are dealing with a HUGE political agenda inside the client's team.
This week due to some rearrangements on the schedule, I just came to Rio de Janeiro yesterday. Due to heavy rains and strong winds, I flied in circles over the city for 45 minutes (the flight from São Paulo to Rio lasts about 38/40 minutes) and then I ended up landing on the other airport.
Anyhow, it was a nightmare, but I finally landed and got to the client's site by 11:00 am (I left São Paulo at 7:45am).
And today is still raining.... I am praying this rain stops before I have to fly home tomorrow.
março 14, 2010
Even though, it always looked like I was the though one from my friends, I still had my dreams (that were slightly different from my friends dreams). I always dreamed of going to Europe and to USA. I always dreamed marrying a tall, blond and blue eyes guy that was in some sort of high management position. I always dreamed of living in foreign lands for some time. I always dreamed with a career that would enable me to travel and to really be a leader.
And the funniest dream I had was to join a certain gym that I read about on those teen magazines.
Let me tell you that all of those dreams came true. I traveled around Europe, I traveled around US and I lived in US. I married the blond, tall and blue eyes guy that works in a senior management position. I have a career that allow me to be a leader and to travel. And I joined the gym that I read long ago on those teen magazines.
And what about you? Do you remember your childhood dreams? Did they come true?
março 13, 2010
In Europe, the canicule occurs from time to time and it lasts for several days, the there are cooler days in between and the temps go up again.
This is exactly what we've been experiencing in S*ã*o P*a*u*l*o. It has been unbearably hot and there is no sign that this situation will change.
I hope fall is just around the corner.
But there is a side of me that is a little on the weird side.
As for examples:
* I need to have my nails done on Saturdays. It is hard for me to break this rule of mine. I tried to do it on Friday at 8:00 am before I went to the office, but it felt just weird .
* I had a really early start today. I had a nutritionist appointment at 9:00 am, after that I went to the mall to buy new gym clothes and a gift. Then I had my monthly wax appointment, then groceries shopping, lunch and finally home. I only sat on the couch, after I finished all the groceries organization and the laundry. Because, it looks like I am lazy if I am watching TV, if I am not done with the rest.
* I don't turn the TV or the computer on weekends, unless I finished all the weekend errands.
* I have to change my sheets every Friday and my towels on Mondays.
* I don't go to bed if I have dishes on the sink.
Well, I could write a book about all those little quirks ; )
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend,
março 11, 2010
I don't have the official results yet, but the doctor said that everything looks fine (In Brazil, the ultrasounds are performed by doctors and not by techs like in other countries). I am really thankful that I am healing well. Now, I have to wait until the blood work results are up.
Other than that, life is just way too busy around here. This traveling business is nice when you first start, but it gets old really fast. I am really happy that tomorrow is Friday.
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
março 09, 2010
But let me tell you the changes in my professional life.
Do you remember when I wrote here, that I had lunch with my boss and I asked her how the company would feel if I was pregnant and I already knew beforehand that I had to do some bed rest?
Well, on the last week of February, I had my performance review and she came with my answer. They said that there won't be a problem, that we (my boss and I) will come up with a plan, so I can stay at home the amount of time that is necessary. That I have not to worry about this.
I was so thankful and it feels like someone had lift a weight off my shoulders.
But on the other hand...... she asked if I was ready to start traveling again and take over a new project in Rio de Jan**eiro (Hello BG and Gabriela).
Truth to be told, I was not ready, but there was nothing else I could answer.
So here I am on my second week of working in Rio, from Monday to Wednesday, until late July.
março 06, 2010
So, I have most of the day basically to myself.
After I finish blogging and my blog round, I will go to the gym (who knew gym would be the first on my list one day, LOL) and run a few errands like: manicure, dry cleaners, groceries,laundry and cooking lunch (rainy day = chili on my book). When all of the above is over, you can find me on (or in, I am not sure) my couch reading:
PS.: I found this book in Brazil, in English. I was so happy, because I can see to many translation mistakes when I read a book which was written in English and then it was translated to Portuguese.
março 05, 2010
I decided to join the carnival at Kelly’s Korner at the Show us your life and the them today is What is your Typical Day Like.
Nowadays, I have three types of typical days: the day I travel to Rio de Janeiro, my working days in Rio and my days in São Paulo.
Since I officially live in São Paulo despite all the travel, I will share with you my typical working day when Paulo is traveling.
5:00 am – I wake up with my alarm (there is no way, I would wake up this time of the morning by myself)
5:10 am (given or taken) – I do my daily prayers
5:45 am – I have breakfast
6:00 am – I hit the gym
7:30 am- I get home to shower and to get ready for work (I don’t like to shower at the gym, don’t ask me why, because I don’t know the answer)
8:00 am – I leave the house to go to work
9:15 am – I get to the office (it takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive 10 miles)
1:00 pm – I go to lunch
2: 00 pm – I am back from lunch and ready to get the afternoon started.
** The lunch break can start sooner or later than 1 pm, but it will last no more than 60 minutes.
7:00 pm – On a good day, I leave the office at 7:00 pm. On a busy day, I can leave the office as late as 10:00 pm
8:00 pm – I get home. Since Paulo is traveling during the week, I don’t have to worry about dinner, so I will just grab a snack and I might blog, play Farmville on Facebook, watch TV, read.
10:30 pm – I take a shower and I finally go to bed.
Well, after this I am admitting to the world that I am officially crazy and a workaholic ; )