Today i listened to Björk‘s new album Vulnicura. I know it was realised earlier this year, but it wasn’t on spotify yet, and to be honest, i forgot about it. Today i did some browsing and it jumped back in my mind and i did a search and yay! i found it.
Today was a quiet day. I did do some work. Yes, i still have small jobs i do. Webdesign, front-end work. Nothing really big, but it is still good.
I did a short trip to the shops and got some cat food. I drank a cup of latte at the Coffee Company close to my home. I read the newspaper there, the NRC Next. I went to the doctor and made an appointment for tomorrow. I laid on my couch late in the afternoon. Almost fell asleep. Late in the afternoon i took a shower and washed my hair.
I know, i think i know what i’m gonna do for next monday. Tomorrow, friday, i will start. I do want to get it right. But, no more telling about that now, you’ll find out soon enough!
For today, i made some pictures of my cats. Mieke (pronounced as Meekuh) and Muis (this means Mouse, pronunciation is close to it, vowels are a bit different, not sure how to explain really). There were on the pad in front of the window. They still are right now! I do feel guilty sometimes, they cannot go outside. This house is all they know. They do go on the balcony when the door is open, they lie there in the sunshine in the morning. They are my treasures!
Gonna go and see what is on tv this evening. Enjoy your weekend!
This evening i spend working on a canvas present. It didn’t work out, not the way i wanted it. There are many things i could post instead, but right now nothing appeals to me.
My mind was crazy the past days, and i’ve been dreaming away loads. I did feel getting myself back to normal a bit this evening. A good thing! Crazy can be nice at times, but really, i do prefer normal.
I’m tired. I’m going to bed soon.
I do hope you will have a nice monday. I’m sure i’ll have something new tomorrow.
It is a very happy day this wednesday. I bought a new dress / sweater at Joline Jolink’s shop. Dark blue with a bit of light, cotton knit. The sleeves are three quarters and tight fitted, the body is loose. Very happy it fit me well.
I won’t tell you much more. I simply want to keep today in my memory as this happy day. I will probably fail at that, but that is OK too. There wasn’t anything significant happening today. It was all pretty normal. I just felt really happy.
Friday evening i saw Frozen for the first time. Sunday i saw it again. It’s lovely. I especially love the songs. I did some research. I’m of course very late in appreciating this movie. It came out late 2013 and already received an Oscar for Animated feature film and Original song Let it go sung by Idina Menzel. I don’t have kids!
It is a Walt Disney film. I did speak of Disneyfication in the post where i read aloud Repelsteeltje. I don’t have the distance yet to comment on this. It is a divergence from usual fairy tale tropes that the story is essentially about two sisters and their love for each other which does save the town and themselves.
The music is wonderful. I didn’t realise Let it go was such a big song, selling over 10 million copies in 2014. It was also the song that changed the film. Elsa was originally a villain, the songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez saw her differently. “The minute we heard the song for the first time,” says Jennifer Lee, the film’s co-director and screenwriter, “I knew that I had to rewrite the whole movie.” This is a good thing to read. A song with a different point of view can change the way other people see characters and how they develop.
It is something to think about seeing how fairy tales rule my world the last few weeks. I always liked fairy tales, but it was years ago since i last read one. In films i do enjoy fantasy and sci-fi, i guess that is close to fairy tales. I don’t worry about it too much though. All i can say is that it makes me feel happy!
Something i completely forgot. When my mum called me, around eleven this morning, she reminded me of it. It’s Ascension day. An official free day in the Netherlands. Not that it matters a lot. The shops are still open. A bit later than usual, that’s all.
I read a fairy tale out loud from my Grimm book: Cinderella. It’s different from the Disney version. I will read some more. I have that book since the 70s. I drew some girls on the first pages. Put in my address. The pages are still good, but the cover is worse for wear. I still remember my favourite fairy tales. I know most with their Dutch titles only. There are the famous ones, like Cinderella. Assepoester in Dutch. Snow White, Hans and Grietje, Doornroosje. I also liked The six swans, Vrouw Holle, De ware bruid. I also loved the illustrations in the book. There are the ones made with tiny dots. And the ones with clear lines. I liked those the best! I’ll read the tales in the book and maybe i’ll write a bit more about it.
Ice cream! When i went out to get some food for my cats, i wanted to have a small ice cream. There was long line of people waiting at the IJssalon. I had planned for a single lemon cone, but while waiting i saw they also had a lime-basil ice cream. Yummy!
Back home i sliced an onion, a few cloves of garlic, one leek, some celery sticks, a cucumber and a half. I boiled some water and added it with chicken stock cubes. They are softly boiling right now. Later on i will blend it with a stick blender, add dill and chives, half a cucumber sliced in small pieces with the seeds out. And then add some crayfish i bought this morning. Yummy!
This evening i plan to watch Pitch Perfect on television. I haven’t seen it yet. I do know number two is out now. I won’t go there though. Curious about Mad Max: Fury Road. But hmm.. not sure i will go there. Not even been to The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I do need to take care of my money a bit.
I also saw Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s new single Pretty Girls. Initial thought: OK! Let’s see how that one develops.
Today was a normal day. I did sleep well. Honestly! And i did feel a bit tired, but not too much. I actually watched this BBC show on tv ‘Homes under the hammer’ this morning for a bit. Well ok, i missed half of it, but still! It was months ago since i last saw that. And then i went out for some shopping. I needed to get some catty litter, mustard. I also got some chocolate. Hmmm 🙂
In the afternoon i went out again and walked to Joline Jolink‘s shop, which is around 25 minutes walking. I got myself the green sweatpants which were alluring me for quite some time. They are the ones you see at the top of this post. I am wearing them now and they are wonderful!
When i got home one of my customers called about work. I needed to do some logo refinements.
After that i made some dinner. A salad with fennel, lettuce, potatoes and parsley and chives. The dressing had anchovy, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, an apple vinegar and olive oil. It was lovely.
Tonight i’m gonna watch another Harry Potter movie on tv. Hopefully i will have another sleepfull night.