Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Favourite Colour is Rainbow

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PS. Still remember:

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Moustache Monday

Okay, let's try this again.
I started this meme in the first place,
it can't be that hard to keep doing it,
for God's sake.

Say hello
to the Moustache Monday
beard edition

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Back to school today.
I have to say I don't feel that excited.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Always, Sometimes, Never

The idea for this post is from Here Comes the Sun,
head over there to see Amanda's.

I always...
- sweeten my tea
- mash my potatoes with the fork
- tell little stories to myself before falling asleep
- play with crafting ideas in my head

I sometimes:
- dance around and sing on the top of my lungs when I'm home alone
- bake things just because of the baking, not because I'd like to eat them
- get really sad without any particular reason
- step on the white lines only when crossing the road along a zebra crossing

I never...
- eat blue candies
- skip my daily nap, if I only can choose
- forget to tell people how much I hate sweetcorn
- wash the dishes instantly, which always annoys me later on (like right now...)

What about you?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear so and so...

Dear sky,
please don't rain on my books when I bike to the library.

Dear jumpers and cardigans,
It's lovely to wear you again.

Dear former boss from London,
thank you so much for the chocolate you sent me!

Dear burnt orange,
you are my favourite color today.

Dear bargain store,
I would appreciate it so much
if you still had that lovely yellow yarn left.

Dear boyfriend,
I promise I'll sew up your jeans and
finish your new mittens
before it gets really cold.

Dear hand-knitted beanie,
thank you so much for saving this bad hair day.

Dear rich people,
could someone send me money for a hairdresser?

Dear S,
this morning I had my black tea with milk and honey,
and it was oh-so-lovely.
Therefore I'll promise I'll never mock
your tea-drinking habits again!

With lots of love,
Miss Notebook

Monday, August 23, 2010

The best of seasons right after spring

I couldn't fall asleep cause my toes were icy-cold. I tried to snuggle and cuddle up next to him to get warmer, but it didn't help my toes. And because icy-cold toes on your side aren't the nicest way to wake up, I let him be. Gave up and tried to find a pair of knitted socks in our dark bedroom.

I also wore tights today, first time after the end of April. It felt weird. So did the observation I had to close the balcony door at 8 pm cause it was chilly in the living room. For the whole hot summer it's been open day and night. We've also been sleeping with the window open since May. I guess soon we have to close it because of the cool, but I wouldn't like to, because the breath of fresh air has become so good friend of mine. Sleeping without it feels so...airless.

I guess it's official now.
Fall is here.
Welcome friend!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Not the Band Though

I do that too.
Especially on days when I have
to queue at the pharmacist for 45 minutes
with all those coughing grannies
just to get more pills
to get along with my life.

"Yes, I'm perfectly fine.
This is only a placebo."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine, Want a Cuppa?

I love peaceful, slow mornings with tasty breakfast, lots of tea and a good mag to read. I picked this mag cause the colors on the cover matched so well with my glass of orange juice :) And even though that teacup is ridiculously small I just had to purchase it from a flea market, because it reminded me of those Russian rose-patterned scarfs I adore.

(I have to say though: this morning wasn't peaceful and slow at all.
These pics are from yesterday.)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Simple is good

I made this post as a part of Elsie's blog project. The point of the project is to choose four personal goals to achieve before 2011. Goals are supposed to be simple and activity oriented ones that would make you life happier and richer on daily basis. Read more about it here.

So, after thinking about it for some time I've decided that these will be my simple goals:

1. Photographing more on film
Most of my film cameras are lomography cameras that I lusted over for ages but haven't used that much when I finally got them. So it's high time to get back to film and plastic cameras. Those pictures are so pretty and always make me happy! I also have an old camera with a half-taken roll of 120 mm film inside, time to finish it too.

2. Taking more walks
For the sake of getting fresh air and exercising a bit. Probably on a "walking instead of using a buss for short distances" - basis.

3. Journaling and doodling more
Art journaling makes me happy every time I do it, but it's still easy to push it "for tomorrow" that actually never comes. I also like doodling, especially all kinds of doodle projects, but seldom do it just because I suck at drawing. Time to reject the excuses and get some artsy doodling/journaling done.

4. Doing nice things to other people, both strangers, friends and frengers.
There's always room for nice actions in this world, and I love to make people around me happy. I already have some plans including i.e. surprise mail for friends and giving compliments to strangers.

Part of the project is to blog about achieving your goals, so you're gonna hear more about this some time. Before 2011, for sure.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nighttime Thoughts

There are some happy young people living below us.
I can hear them laughing plenty of times a day,
and they often sit on the balcony chatting in different languages.
It's many of them all the time, and I have no idea
who is really living here and who just visiting.
Not that I care anyway.

It sounds like they were having the summer of their life,
and that thought makes me happy.
It also makes me feel old somehow.
I miss those long long summer holidays from my childhood.

Well, I've had a long holiday this summer as well.
Mainly cause I just dropped everything I planned to get done
because I felt exhausted.
But I can't help that nasty feeling that comes
when you know you seriously should do
some work instead of just hanging around
and having fun. It differs from the childhood,
when the main thing was just to enjoy.