Tasty Life

I’m keeping myself busy; work-thesis-friends-dog-work-thesis-dog-friends…. you get the cycle. So to avoid tiredness caused by being on the move all the time (and because of the shortage of daylight…) I make sure I pamper myself too with some treats occasionally. Or pretty often. Okay, maybe too often.

I brought a bottle of real American syrup from the US (well, technically K brought it because my luggage was already too heavy, but I bought it! :D) so at the moment pancakes are my favorite.

This recipe worked out pretty good, don’t you think? Yammy!

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Long Distance

The distance between these two pictures: 5502 miles and 1 month. What? Right now I feel like these photos can’t even be from the same planet! The contrast is too huge. Heat/snow, sun/snow, sand/snow, Los Angeles/snowTampere…. But I guess I have to believe it, there I was 1 month and 5502 miles ago… Walking in the Santa Monica’s soft sand barefoot.IMG_2450

And here I am now. Standing in the snow, that’s slowly building up to be a drift. Just saying.13100062

 

Everyday Routines

Life is little by little getting back to normal. First week of work is almost done, thesis is coming along (well, not really, but I’m hopefully getting there), and Tampere is starting to feel like home again.

Actually it’s so comfy and safe in these same circles, that I decided NOT to send one e-mail this week. An email that would have changed my life at least for six months next spring. Yes, I decided not to fight for the internship in Michigan I got last winter, that I could have started quite likely next spring if I wanted to.

I know, many people would have chosen otherwise. I might be missing an opportunity of a lifetime, and I don’t know if I’m going to regret it later. At some point I probably am. But right now, life feels good as it is, with no anticipation about leaving sometime soon somewhere again. I like to think it as, not a step I didn’t take, more like one I took in to a different direction. It’s a step closer to stability and feeling comfortable where I am, and accepting the fact that as much as I would want to DO everything, I have to sometimes give up something or it’s too much. Maybe I’m seriously getting old… But it feels fine.

Today it was so sunny and beautiful outside, I had to take my canon along for mine and Urho’s everyday walk.

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