Sore, but not sorry

Getting back to work also meant cancelling my usual workout routine due to various reasons (lack of time and babysitter). It was ok for a couple months, but during this time I realized I’m t0o lazy to do any workout at home (I mean there’s always something to clean or sort or organize etc.). Building up, I decided to start driving to work by car instead of the public transport, as it actually saved me some time. To save even more time, I’m now renting a garage less than 5 minutes to work. With this change in commuting, I certainly got more freedom to arrive and leave at work, which made the next choice possible. I started a new workout routine at a local gym, which is somewhere halfway to work (a perfect location). It’s a bootcamp just for women. And yes, after almost 4 months of no serious workout, I feel very sore now, but definitely not sorry. The hardest part was not the workout itself, it was waking and getting up in the early morning. Unfortunately, the class I can attend starts at 6 in the morning (a very long face), however, it’s the only one I can fit without interfering with my work hours, and picking up the baby at the nursery on time. From this week on, my daily schedule starts at 6 am three times a week.

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New year’s resolutions

I’ve been thinking about this year’s resolutions for a couple weeks now, and I’ve come up with the plans for 2016. Based on last years resolution, which was to look for book bargains, and spend less on books, I have bigger plans for this year. The aim is to post more than I did in 2015, and to include the topics I’m tackling daily, in order to reach my personal goals.

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To start with books, which I haven’t read many lately due to lack of time, my reading wish list keeps growing. I’m planning to stay motivated and find time for reading some leisurely books at least 3 nights a week. Since I’m commuting to work by car now, I no longer have time to read during the drive, as I did before taking the train. I already have a pile of books which I want to start, as soon as I read the P. D. James’ Shroud for a Nightingale (Amazon Affiliate link), which I accidentally found in the local library while searching for the Stephen King’s 11/22/63 (Amazon Affiliate link), which my boyfriend owns, but cann0t find, and unfortunately or luckily, they didn’t have at the library, so I was free to go for the P. D. James’ novel.

As far as recipes go, I have a small number of cooking books, yet I only tried a handful of the recipes (less than 10). My plan for the year is to expand my cooking and baking repertoire, and find some nice and easy recipes to include in our daily lunch plans.

A year and a half ago, I became a homeowner, and since then our flat still has some issues to be solved. I’m constantly on the lookout for new ideas and solutions on how to improve our living space and get the most out of it. Of course, this subject is tightly related to my budget, as I do have two loans to pay off.

Last but not least, there’s always something going on in my life, and some of those moments I’d like to share. Whether it’s my latest LEGO creation or set review, a photograph taken during a walk in the nature, travelling, or something else, if it’s interesting, I’ll include it here.

All in all, the plan is to increase the number of posts and make the It won’t be long blog more interesting to readers.

Looking back

Last year wasn’t as productive as I hoped it would be, at least as far as creating with LEGO is concerned. I expected it to be not as busy, as I had to adjust my activities to included my baby. I guess he’s not a baby anymore, since he can reach my desktop surface and mess around with my bricks (and his Duplo, too).

One of the problems for me was lack of order in my LEGO designated area partly due to majority of bricks still packed in the boxes since the move, partly due to limited space. If you’re curious about it, it’s actually just a small desktop with a set of drawers. Definitely not enough storage for my collection, but this’ll have to do, as there’s not much more room to work with.

Since I took these pictures, I have managed to remove two of those storage drawers. Currently, the situation is much more chaotic, but I hope it will be nicer in a couple of months. I intend to mount two floating shelves to display my small Architecture sets. The holes are there in the wall, but I hit a problem, as I can’t drill deep enough to mount the frames. So this is where it all stopped.

On the other hand, I did more than just a couple MOCs, which is more than I planned at the beginning of the year. Some are small, vignette-sized, and some were large, built with more than 10k parts. Similarly to my optimistic plans for fixing up my LEGO corner, I plan to build more this year. Lets see how the 2016 ends.

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