The Land of Kimberly

An insight into my mind and what is going through it on a random basis (notice the random - no promises to update and post at any regular frequency)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Where has the summer gone?

Crap, August is almost over and I KNOW that summer did not visit in Belgium - crappy cold weather as usual! Oh well! Maybe next year!

Things have been giong godo for me. I am yet again in another temporary position - but still working in the old postiion part time as well. I could do with another set of hands and another brain as well, but alas, I fear that is impossible at this point in my life to grow extras! =)

Hope that all is going well, and as always, I have more recent posts on my other blog,

Monday, April 02, 2007

Checking in.....

Is anyone still reading this blog?

Apologies if you've been wondering what has happened to me. I do update my other blog more often, so please check that one out:

Otherwise, to give a quick summary.....still in Europe and working insane hours. I do enjoy my job though so I guess that is half the battle won!

I am planning a trip now to go visit Zori in China! Argentina was a wonderful trip - had an awesome time with both Zori and Vik! Hopefully China is just as fun!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Where to begin?

I do not even know where to begin on updating all thats been going on!

With the promotion life has gotten even busier! I have been going a week or two at a time between updates on my other blog, and this one is even worse! If you have been missing your "Kimberly fix" my other blog is being posted on a little bit more often, and can be found here

I have been dating a guy from Kosovo since June. Things are going okay. I am not so sure he is Mister Right....more like he is Mister Now!

I was in Portugal for a few days for work and had a great time - a very pretty city & area around Lisbon! I also then spent the weekend in Dublin with my freind Kim where we had a good time shopping etc. I met up with my friend Andrew who I met with my friend Zori 2 years ago - it was good to see him again! As normal I went to the International Bar and my bartender there was happy to see me! He filled me in on all the happenings since my last visit - seems like everyone is getting married lately over there in Ireland....glad that I am not one of them!

I am going to Argentina!!!

Thats right, I am taking a week before going to Michigan for the holidays in December and going down to Argentina to visit my friend Zori and meet my on-line friend Vik for the first time! I am ery excited about this trip, including the fact that I have a nice long layover in New York so I will be able to do some shopping and site seeing there as well this trip! And of course I'll spend 3 days in Chicago visiting friends there! I am trying to convince my Mom to join me in Chicago for those three days for some Mother-Daughter bonding........and shopping! *grin*

Well, it is late and I am off to bed!

*hugs* to all of you! I hope that you hae not been too worried about me going AWOL!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Life Happens....

I just realised looking back that until my reunion post, it has been since February that I las tposted on this blog.....and no, its not from over posting on my other blog, but merely that life happens.

When I took on the temp position in February, I never expected it to take over my life. Well, it did! From multiple trips back and forth to one stretch I was there every week for 5 weeks straight, to non-stop work, personal life time became a scarcity. I stopped blogging, stopped crocheting, stopped everything but sleeping, eating, breathing and working. Wake up, go to work, come home, pass out....wake up, go to work..... and so on and so forth!

Its been a crazy ride but at the end of it I finally have my promotion to manager, and I'll be staying in Brussels for just a smidgen longer!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Its class reunion time....

Merde! I can not believe that it is 10 years already...yeah yeah I know i posted a while back that it had been 10 years, but getting the invite to the reunion takes a bit to handle!

What are the bloody odds? I was supposed to fly back to the US at the end of July for the annual Canoe trip, my birthday and my family reunion. Well, flights were un-godly expensive (okay, the one I bought is also, but these ones were 3-500 more greenbacks) so I decided to postpone the trip until mid- August. I booked the flight about a month ago now, and last week the reunion invite appears and low and behold, it is 1 of the 2 weekends that I am home and in Muskegon! Bonus! *grin* It is also on the same night as my Dad's 40th year class reunion......I wonder who is going to have the most fun?

I had resigned my self to the fact that I was going to miss the reunion, but now that I get to go I am getting excited. I can not wait to see what 10 years has done to everyone.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunshine here I come....

I am counting down the days until my next vacation! I am heading not to some foreign locale, but back to the US to Florida! My parents own a week timeshare and then my sister and I own a week, so I will spend 2 weeks relaxing in the sun. Okay, I will try to relax in the sun.....with a 2 year old and a 5 year old demanding time and attention, it will be hit and miss on how much relaxing I can do!

My un-godly wake up time before 8am to the feeling of little fingers poking my eyes and voices telling me "Aunt Kim. The sun is shining. Its a beeoootiful day outside....time to wake up!!!"

I leave on the 11th, and fly via Chicago to Orlando....just think about all of those lovely frequent flier miles that will be added to my account.....Australia is looking closer and closer (thats my next big trip with Kim).

I will be doing a fair amount of pool / sun time, along with a hefty dose of shopping! A potential trip to Sea World, or perhaps back to one of the Disney Parks. A ride over to the Gulf of Mexico and some sand time. I have several friends in Florida that I hope I can see - a friend from high school, Angie; a former friend from Belgium, Tom and his new fiance; and a few of my on-line crochet buddies.

Spending time in Florida with me right now is my parents, sister and brother-in-law, my neice and nephew and possibly my best friend, her mum & her mum's friend.

On Belgium, all is still going well here. I am busy as always which is a good thing. I fly tomorrow morning to Zurich for 2 days to find out the details on the new role - lets hope that everything turns out perfectly!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Life continues.....

Come the good nad the bad, life continues day by day.

All has been going well here in Burssels. Aside from my being bored witless at work! I am in negotiations to potentially take on a new role. Not a lot can be said about it at this point in time, but it would be a challenge and would bring me back into contact with a former team.....not so sure I like that one, but I should have learned by this stage in the game to never say never about anything!! Well, okay, some things I am sure I can say never in I will never try Crystal Meth or Heroin. Updates on the job situation once I know for sure what I can and can not say!

I find myself stupidly agreeing to a bet on running a 10 mile race in October. I'm blonde.....and an idiot! I don't run......ever! Hopefully 7.5 months is long enough to get in shape to not embarass myself and come in last place! So far there are 5 of us running that I am aware of, including my friend Kim.....we will be cheering each other on and who knows, potentially training together should I end up in Zurich at all!

Florida and vacation for 2 weeks is just around the corner! In between now and then I have to clean and organise my apartment, pack, finish some projects I've been working on, and a billion other miscellaneous tasks.