Reflections (Or: 6 months to go)

Yesterday I was idly looking through my WordPress widgets – the things on the right like the categories, search box, signup, etc. I came across the Milestone one and decided to open it. This is the widget that says how many months/days are left until the big day. Currently it counts down to Christmas day, but I will change that once we officially book the plane tickets.

When I opened up the Milestone widget, I found myself chuckling a bit at the message that will be displayed on the day the countdown expires… but I will leave that big reveal until the big day. I am trying to imagine December 18, but it’s sort of hard even though it is so close.

I had today off, one of the few advantages to not going to the Netherlands over the summer. The other of course being saving money. But since I am not going anywhere, I have to pick random days to take off. Happily, Marco is getting close to officially asking for time off both for late September and for December. (Yay!). Which means that I should be submitting my request for September vacation soon too.  But I don’t think I will be able to take any time off for December – it will be a very busy time and hopefully I will be training my replacement at that time. Hopefully.

But there’s still 6 months to go before then. I know it will go by fast.

It’s sad to see the Netherlands voetbal team lose all 3 games in Euro 2012. Better luck next time!

closeup of a Euro 2012 car decoration from the Shell gas company

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6 thoughts on “Reflections (Or: 6 months to go)

  1. Funny my bf gave me the same Shell lion and we stuck it on the hood of my car. It was there for a few days but we removed it after the Portugal match :-/

    Btw I too try to imagine how the 1st day will be but I guess you can never really know. The only thing I know is that it gives me butterflies in my stomach.

    • Poor little Shell lion. Do you have a (rough) date for the big day yet? 🙂 I am sure everyone asks…

  2. Well not an exact date yet. Depending on the residency permit process I will probably move around November – December like you. Yesterday I was totally decisive and happy, this morning I felt a bit scared thinking of all the possible and impossible gloomy outcomes. I am sure I will be fine by the evening but all the ups & downs one goes thru is incredible. Like being on a wavy sea…

    • My apologies. I feel like I should remember this stuff. 🙂 What city are you moving too? Ups and downs are all part of the fun, in my humble opinion! But I do understand… I just think it hasn’t quite hit me yet that I am moving. But it’s slowly starting too.

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  4. 🙂 That’s fine. I am moving to Hilversum initially then somewhere else near Amsterdam but not sure yet…

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