Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I am back
Home, sweet home!
I like having work that includes at least one short business trip per month abroad. I also like coming back home.
I had a good time, everything went well.
The picture is from the blog of my bloggie friend from Norway (the world became so small since I can read blog in Norwegian with the help of google translator). The picture shows exactly how I felt during small talks with colleagues. I met lots of colleagues on this 5-day-event, so there was lots of small talk. I envied people with children. Not because they have children. But because it is so easy for them to make small talk.
I survived. As years are passing by I learned how to deal with painful small talks (and how to slip away if it becomes too much to bear..).
Once I finished working early and two colleagues (women my age, both with kids) asked me where I am going. I replied I will go to a famous store with clothes for kids. And both looked at me very meaningfully and happy. Then I quickly replied that I always buy something for my nieces in February (on winter sales). One commented that she thought I might be pregnant. Then I replied that I regret, but I am too old for that. Her answer was: "Didn't you hear? It was in the news that in our country one woman gave birth this week to her first baby, aged 53. So you have still lots of time!".
I just replied that technically speaking this was not really her baby (at least not regarding the genes). And that I do not have time since is 53 is way to old for the first baby, at least for my opinion. And I said goodbye and went.
Those two women are otherwise really nice. I know they wanted to be just helpful.
Excellent news. My beloved Wolf decided to live for another few years, despite the kidneys. He even gained 3 kilos! It was lovely to meet him yesterday after coming back home.