Sitting here, having a glass of beer

This has been, and still is, a very busy week for me. After all those "quiet" office months, suddenly it felt like someone turned a key and machine started. In last two weeks I prepared so many orders for printing like I usually do in April or May. If that means a season started earlier this year, then I will be doomed, because I will have to survive 4 long months until I earn the right to go on vacation. And when it starts like that it means I work full 8 hours, sometimes more, and barely have 15 minutes to eat something. Sigh… This is my 9th year that I am employed with this company and I must say I feel a bit tired…
Anyway. Busy week with a lot of things to finish after working hours so I was at home usually after 8 p.m. Plus trainings. This evening I decided to stay at home and have some time for myself. Tomorrow is the 40th day since my grandma died and there is a custom in Serbia to go to graveyard and listen a priest saying a prayer, spend some time with family and friends talking about everyday things. They say it is important for a soul of deceased…
So, I stayed at home and, after having a dinner, opened a can of beer and started to read comments in notifications, here in Opera. Listened for some music Issy sent me there in FB. This was a tough week, Allan died in monday and a lot of my Opera friends made a tribute posts. Everything is sort of quiet around….
I feel my eyelids are becoming heavy, this is exactly my 12th hour today in front of monitor and I need to give my eyes a chance to rest. Will probably read a book, a page or two before I get to a dreamworld :zzz:
One excerpt comes to my mind now ๐Ÿ™‚

Inside that darkness, I saw rain falling on the sea. Rain softly falling on a vast sea, with no one there to see it. The rain strikes the surface of the sea, yet even the fish don't know it is raining.
Until someone came and lightly rested a hand on my shoulder, my thoughts were of the sea.

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62 Responses to Sitting here, having a glass of beer

  1. Spaggyj says:

    You are incredibly busy! Hopefully you'll find some time to do something just for you, not just resting, eating or sleeping… Something fun. I hope that tomorrow is full of smiles, brought by happy memories of your grandmother shared with family. A really beautiful picture, of course, and really rather apt for this entire post. Sleep well tonight, Darko :heart:

  2. qlue says:

    There is no better rest, than the rest of the weary. Sweat dreams and know that you've earned them. :up:.

  3. Dacotah says:

    Take care.Get lots of rest tonight.

  4. qlue says:

    Or do some ass kicking – downtown. :left:.

  5. Suntana says:

    Sitting there having a glass of beer, Eh?:sherlock: I see your problem, Darko. You need to have a pitcher of beer … and some pizza. About half of a large pizza should do it. And if that doesn't cheer you up, try going downtown.Why? Hey, that's what the song says::sing: When you're alone and life is making you lonelyYou can always go, downtown.When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurrySeems to help I know, downtown. If that still doesn't work, Ehhh, just slap in a Chuck Norris DVD and watch some Ass Kicking! :headbang:

  6. ellinidata says:

    Suntana,Originally posted by Suntana:

    You need to have a pitcher of beer … and some pizza.

    :lol:*follows advice * :p no downtown and no uptown but I will add chocolate ! :p a :bomb: of cholesterol but who cares??? ๐Ÿ˜†

  7. ellinidata says:

    " Tomorrow is the 40th day since my grandma died and there is a custom in Serbia to go to graveyard and listen a priest saying a prayer, spend some time with family and friends talking about everyday things. They say it is important for a soul of deceased…"the same in Greece,I will light a candle tomorrow in her memory. Do you do the "wheat and spices" (we call it "koliva") as well??http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/inhome/koliva.htmI hope you had a restful sleep ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Suntana says:

    BTW, Angeliki, I don't actually drink anymore. I quit back in October 84. But, I do remember the Pizza & Beer Fridays before that. :headbang:

  9. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by Aadil:

    Or do some ass kicking – downtown. :left:

    That'll work too. That reminded me of an episode of the TV Show Black Sheep Squadron that I watched Sunday. Chief Mechanic Sgt. Micklin wreaked some havoc and was put in the brig. Major Pappy Boyington called him on his pattern of going crazy every time he was up for a promotion. Pappy told Micklin that if he didn't want the promotions, he should just turn them down instead of always wreaking havoc. Micklin goes, "Hey! I just felt like bustin' some heads, so I busted some heads!" :insane:

  10. edwardpiercy says:

    "They say it is important for a soul of deceased…"And important for the family, I think. Which is probably why the tradition gets passed down.The photo is great, Darko.Am I the only one that sees a flying saucer in it? ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Suntana says:

    Well, Edward, now that you mention it, it depends on if you mean the small white Flying Saucer … or the much BIGGER one just coming out of Cloaking Mode. :insane: I tell you right now, Edward, Darko is probably NOT going to see either one. He's had difficulties with visualizing stuff like this before. But … I DARE DARE to see the Flying Saucers! Muhahahahah!

  12. ellinidata says:

    Originally posted by Suntana:

    I quit back in October 84.

    :respect: ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. edwardpiercy says:

    Does hung over from last night count?:)

  14. L2D2 says:

    Dare, sometimes work just simply sucks and we get burnt out but have to keep on trekkin'

  15. edwardpiercy says:

    :lol:We either have a lot of very observant or very paranoid people here. LMAO.

  16. Suntana says:

    Isn't it ironic that Darko is the one drinking the beer and the rest of us are the ones seeing the UFOs? :insane: Hmmm? I did have 2 small donuts this afternoon after my sandwich. Maybe I still have donuts on my mind and donuts is what I'm seeing in the Pic, not Flying Saucers.

  17. edwardpiercy says:

    :lol:They could be blasting Beograd with their evil death ray as we speak. Er, type.

  18. Suntana says:

    Yeah, Peppermint, but do you see the Texas-sized Flying Saucer?

  19. Suntana says:

    Ahhh! Now THAT's where those unknown variables in Algebra would probably come in. :beer: :beer:

  20. L2D2 says:

    Yep, flying saucer alright! Plain as day.

  21. KYren says:

    I see the flying saucer. :up:

  22. studio41 says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, how sad, Darko. My condolences to you and your family. You have busy days, I hope you take care of yourself.

  23. gdare says:

    Kimmie, I forgot to mention that I won`t be there with my family today because of bloody work. I have tight deadlines and with my coleague absent (he has a two weeks vacation), I am the only one that could do the job. But since I am not working weekends, I will go tomorrow morning to lit a candle for her.Carol, thanks I did :DAadil, thank you, I feel refreshed this morning ๐Ÿ™‚ I don`t remember dreaming anything, though :left:Angeliki, yes we have koliva (or koljivo, in Serbian) for this occasion ๐Ÿ™‚ Serbian and Greek churches are both Orthodox :)Carlos, I kind of remember that song *scratches head* It was a long time ago though… The Mamas and The Papas?Ed, yes it is important for family too, they have opportunity to say goodbye once again. Then we will all find our peace :)Flying saucers, eh? Maybe I should have opened another can of beer for that :lol:Linda, sometimes when it becomes really bad, I am unable to think, my brain is so full of information and all I can do is just to sit and look somewhere distant. Having hard training (or any manual work) helps a lot. Yesterday was a bit below average :left:Kiran, Carlos had a doughnuts and Ed has hung over. What do you have? :DJill, she died in December 28th, I guess you didn`t notice it in comments of my last friends only post; thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. thetomster says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ :coffee: good morning … I can still feel the tiredness lasting from yesterday's 12 hours … I really know this …the ritual after 40 days is common in Indonesia as well, didn't know about at all, but Teresia's father passed away when I was there in summer, and she told me about it …for the flying saucer is no :beer: needed … I noticed it, but was too tired yesterday, glad Ed did mention it already …… luckily it's Friday again … :up:

  25. PainterWoman says:

    I really like the 40 day custom. It sounds like a nice and peaceful time for family interaction and some introspection too. Sorry you weren't able to go because of work but tomorrow will be fine too, I'm sure.The white disc shaped cloud that Ed says is a flying saucer looks very much like one. Great photo and quote.

  26. Aqualion says:

    It's definitely blacout for me. First my dad died back in August, and now one of my best friends, Allan, and just as I was going to see him for the first time this year. What is it with this winter? Cold as fuck and people dying! Might as well just go back to bed and stay there for some months!

  27. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    I guess you didn`t notice it in comments of my last friends only post

    I'm sorry Darko, I'm not even seeing a 'friend's only' post… I'm murky in remembering things, too, these days.

  28. gdare says:

    Dirk, as far as I know 40 days custom is usual for all Christian churches. If I am wrong, someone will correct me :DFriday!!! :hat:Pam, my grandpa told me that this morning that he understands why I can't be there today and it is a great comfort for me. I am thinking about her for entire week now.Martin, last year was particularly hard for a lot of people I know. I have been in 3 funerals, including the one when my grandma died. I was hoping it will stop this year, then Allan died. Like you, I can't wait for this winter to end….Jill, it is not a problem, thanks anyway :)Carol ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Dacotah says:

    Darko ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. thetomster says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    as far as I know

    … that's it … I didn't know at all I'm not a Christian or member of any other religion :left:

  31. Spaggyj says:

    What? They couldn't even give you today off? Man, I'm so sorry. At least you'll have tomorrow like you say. :up:

  32. BabyJay99 says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. gdare says:

    Kimmie, yeah I am still at office, luckily I finished almost everything so I won't have to come tomorrow to work :yes:Lea, thanks :happy:

  34. thaodp says:

    I would have a big :beer: Sitting and watching rain falling ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. qlue says:

    :spock:. Yep. Tis a ferengi freighter by the look of it coming out of cloaking. :sherlock:.I purpose one might describe it as a flying saucer though. :p.

  36. sanshan says:

    …south of the border, west of the sun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Dacotah says:

    Darko, I'm sorry too, like you and Kimmie said at least you have tomorrow.

  38. Minenow says:

    *gives you a big tight hug* I feel ya… Life has been similar here. Wishing you a place and a moment stolen for peace…. ๐Ÿ™‚ That picture is quite striking. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  39. L2D2 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Dirk, as far as I know 40 days custom is usual for all Christian churches. If I am wrong, someone will correct me

    I'm correcting you, Dare. Many Christian churches do not practice this. I don't think any of the evangelical churches do. I'm Baptist and we do nothing that is practiced by the Catholic church, or Episcopalian. Your mention is first time I have ever heard of this practice, but I think it is a nice one.

  40. gdare says:

    Mit, we are having ice rain this morning; I can`t open my window :left:Aadil, I needed to google ferengi freighter :lol:Carol, I will have to postpone it again, everything is frozen because of ice rain and now we have snow storm :awww:San, I knew you would recognise that ;)Mina, thank you; I hope it will be easier for you soon :)Linda, hmm, something new to learn every day :up:

  41. rose-marie says:

    Sounds like a tough week, Darko. I hope you get your needed rest during the weekend.Is there a reason you suddenly have so much to do?

  42. gdare says:

    Rose, our market was struck by economic crisis very hard last year. Suddenly everything stopped and duing summer and autumn, when I usually have a lot to work, I was spending time on Internet or doing just minor tasks. My guess is that our customers, after spending a lot of time saving money, have decided to try to to something this year – money sitting in a pocket is very expensive and useless. And suddenly a lot of them placed orders almost at the same week. From one point I should be happy because if I have a lot to do, then I will have salary, maybe even a raise. On the other hand, after spending too much time doing a little, this sudden "explosion" of orders weared me off :ko:

  43. There2ia says:

    or you might have some more beer?but any wayI hope you can have a nice weekend or you can find a way how to spend your weekend….

  44. SittingFox says:

    Darko, I'm sorry about your grandma – I remember your earlier post of course, but I didn't see the comments on your "friends only" post either. My own grandfather passed away just over a month ago.I love that quote. It's so restful.

  45. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Carlos, I kind of remember that song *scratches head* It was a long time ago though… The Mamas and The Papas?

    Apparently it was Petula Clark. Not that that rings a bell for me. So, while drinking that glass of beer, did you happen to see Puff the Magic Dragon?

  46. SittingFox says:

    Yes, he was close to all his grandchildren. He was 90 years old.

  47. thaodp says:

    It has drizzled here :coffee: After these days, grass will grow :happy:

  48. gdare says:

    I think we will have to wait for a new grass for about month and a half ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Carlos, I remember this posted somewhere… errr… maybe it was even me who put the link somewhere

    I cracked up at the comment below the YouTube:How do you ever get๏ปฟ bored of a dragon?

    They can go ROARWell SOMEONE is easily amused. :jester:

  50. gdare says:

    Theresia, I am resting today… and I will probably do the same tomorrow :lol:Carlos, I remember this posted somewhere… errr… maybe it was even me who put the link somewhere ๐Ÿ˜†

    Adele, I am sorry to hear that. Were you close, you and your grandpa?A quote is from Haruki Murakami`s book, South of the Border, West of the Sun.http://my.opera.com/gdare/blog/2009/05/31/south-of-the-border-west-of-the-sun-by-haruki-murakami

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