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No November gloom. At all.

I looked outside my office windows and I liked the view and I am sharing it with you. And then it made me think...






Heavy clouds are plaguing the sky over Ljubljana and the colours have all but left the city , but we've been pretty lucky so far. November can be one of the most depressing months in this city weather-wise. This are first serious clouds of the month and hey! we nearly ran out of November.

It's really funny when I come think of me about a year ago and now. I guess that November/December last year presented probably the darkest period of my life. I just didn't know what to do with my job that - after two years - started to seriously pushing me into something that was the closest approximation of depression. But I didn't fall over the edge and I would surely never look for the helps of any kind of drugs. I had to fight my way out, I just had to do it my usual way. But I needed five more months and when I finally resigned from my bossy position in May (a relaxing week in Tuscany surely helped me making the right decision; I opted for life) my life turned into something totally different.

Well, it returned to my usual, careless, happy, joie de vivre mode. And since then everything seems to be working okay. So I guess this is a kind of my late thanksgiving lament; I am thankful for all the nice things that happened in the last year. Oh, also for the bad stuff, because it made me re-evaluate my life, my goals, my priorities. So, there. Even I can stray from flashing. Sometimes.


Comments

cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Where do you live? Narnia?
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Well, not far away, actually. :)

"In June 2007, they shot the bridge battle near Bovec in the Soča Valley, Slovenia."
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Cooooooool.

They shot scenes from Brokeback Mountain near my town. The rodeo scenes were done in Rockyford and some bar shots were done in Carsland. My friend Phil and I were extras at the rodeo.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
(But I still haven't seen Narnia.)

Do I deserve to live here?
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Why should you see it when you are living it?

I'm over here on the sub-arctic island of mis-fit toys.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Parts of the country where the shoot Narnia, really look amazing.

Click some old stuff if you feel like it. :)

http://paterson.freewebspace.com/bday.htm

cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Pretty!

I love the pic of the parachuting shoe :) I take pictures of my feet all the time. I wrecked up my leg really bad last year, before going to Malaysia and Cambodia. We called my foot 'Zombie Toes'.

http://cajoje.livejournal.com/2009/02/24/
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Goodness... that really wasn't pretty......
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I have Zombie Toes in a giant clam shell, ZT in a treehouse, ZT in the airplane bathroom mirror, ZT on an elephant, ZT in a tuk-tuk...

Make the best of a bad situation, yeah?

My leg still hurts. Stupid ripped ligaments. Doc says I'll be in pain for the rest of my life. Thanks Doc, thanks, loads. :(
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Some of these Docs are really no good. I sprained my right ankle some 10 000 times, it feels like it at least. Badminton and volleyball. Some pain is always there. But never ever has my leg developed such an amazing palette of colours.

Luckily.
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's the frakking ligaments. I did some tendon damage, too, but just stretching, not tearing. That's what the bruise on the bottom of my foot is. There's a tendon that goes from there up the foot.

I've broken the other ankle and had numerous sprains but this was absolutely the worst pain I was ever in, even the break. And I've certainly never had toes bruised all the way around before!

I started popping codeine like they were candy when I got back from Cambodia.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Why did my ankles just started hurting me now?
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Sympathy pains. Like when men get labour pains while their wives are having babies.

paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Totally unknown to me. Damned. :)
cajoje
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
My husband, Jim, got morning sickness when I was pregnant with KC.
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