Right now I am on an Amtrak somewhere between Washington D.C. and New York City. I spent the last four and a half days near and in the U.S. capital. I participated in a professional training that was extremely helpful. My head is full with ideas and some new-found motivation. But first I am officially on winter break. For a whole week and the following Monday (it’s President’s Day).
The training ended already yesterday, but I stayed with friends a little longer in the city. Today I finally finally made it to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. That is such a fantastic museum covering all kinds of topics. Even more important, they present them in a profound, but at the same time entertaining and exciting way. I mainly went there for the dinosaurs. Because I am a huge dinosaur fan. I had so much fun looking at all the skeletons and soaking in all the information.
Also this week I am very proud that I have managed to publish a blog post every single day. The 29 Days of Blogging Challenge is still going strong. It is not easy to travel, work and still write posts. I definitely have slacked replying to comments and reading other blogs and commenting there since Wednesday. But I am confident that this will change now that I am almost back home and have all those days off.
|Watched| The Protector
|Read|The Poison in the Pie*, Silent Night and Deadly Flight*, The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| nothing really because I was around so many people all week long
|Done| worked, took the train to Washington D.C. on Wednesday afternoon for a professional training; once the training had ended on Saturday, three friends and I stayed in the city for another day and night; we visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Sackler Gallery; then I took the train back to NYC
|Eaten| cabbage rolls, burger, flatbread, chili, enchiladas, cauliflower soup
|Drunk| water, coffee, different teas, beer, white wine
|Thought| I am so ready for winter vacation
|Been happy| to see my friends from Boston again
|Laughed| the training I attended was fantastic and, besides all the work, we also laughed a lot
|Desired| to have more time for all the great museums in Washington D.C.
|Bought| a new cat scratch post, a pair of winter shoes, a dinosaur watch
|Clicked| I am very tempted to order these boots: DUPED: Goodnight Macaroon Over-the-Knee Boots; this sounds like a good improvement (esp. considering the amount of money we had to pay last year): No More Broker’s Fees for New York City Renters. Yes, Really; I was always tempted to buy the lip oil, but this review helped me to finally decide against purchasing any: Dior Lip Glow Oil Review
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