I am surrounded by fog today, literally. It does feel a little strange, while I am so used to being able to watch for many miles out of my living room window, while now I can hardly see the rooftops on the other side of the street.
Today I will go to the Ikea with my mom and brothers. Since we do not have a car anymore we hardly come there, so I have quite a shopping-list of stuff we want and (sometimes) need.
We need some diswashing-brushes, and those fit into my waterbottle, which I sometimes use for lemonade too. So I will get a load of these. (Funny, I learned a couple of years ago that brushes like these are a typically Dutch thing.)
Those clothespins are quite strong compared to those we found at other shops, so we really want some more for when we dry our laundry outside.
We already have four of those in green – we had six and both dropped one – and some more would be nice sometimes. The green ones are sold in sets of six bowls, six big plates and six small plates, and we do not need that much – these are sold in smaller amounts, and I think they will look cool with the green ones.
Then we also want two wooden herb-racks that I can paint blue myself, and some cider from the foodstore. I guess I will scare my mom in how full her car will be when we go home
I am busy again. That is nothing strange, I happen to make myself busy more often than not. The difference is, that I have a kind of deadline now, and I still am not sure about deadlines.
The thing is, I got this question from a very nice lady, if I could knit doll’s clothes after an example. It was quite easy, so it was no problem. Is no problem. Then I got more wool than I needed for what she had requested, which is no problem either, especially since it does not really matter how long it takes me to knit it all up, and I like knitting with the wool she sent. It is so soft and awesome and bright and yayyyyy!
Only… she lives far, far away, way further than I had expected from a Dutch speaking lady, and while I am knitting for about a week and a half now, I heard she will be in the country next week. That means that shipping costs will be far, far less expensive (while it is expensive still in my not so humble opinion, screw the Dutch mail!) and she asked if I can manage, then please send it to her while she is near. I really want to, but that means right now at least six more thingies to knit of the seventeen I wanted to make in a couple of days, ánd a doll’s travelling-blanket. Or even nine more thingies… nah, it’ll be the blanket. In a couple of days. Whaaaaa!
*pulls herself out of the panic attack* I still do not like deadlines, but off course I’ll manage somehow.
Little more than a month ago, I decided that I wanted to read the Harry Potter-books again. Just a little bit later my husband (fiancé then) started to re-read those same books again, and since he is able to read while commuting to work, he made sure I kept reading until today.
Today I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book of the series, and I feel exactly like I did when I read it for the first time. I remember why I could never set myself to reading these books again, since it is so very difficult to pull my mind back out of these books! I could not stop reading today, but when I closed the Deahtly Hallows I suddenly realised: that was it. I finished, it is over.
There are other books I really want to read, but not now. Right now, my mind lingers on in the British wizarding world.
It is quite a sunny day today, where I live. I often use these kind of days to dry my clothes or bed-linen outside – we do not have a tumble drier, which means that on rainy days these things have to dry on the lines indoors. It is not that bad, we have a couple of drying lines that are enough for the two of us and even more, but everything smells so much lovelier when it has dried outdoors – not to mention it drying way faster. It does not take long enough to dry to need another washing because of the smell, mostly because I watch the way I hang everything out, but still things smell better when the weather allows them to dry fast.
Do you have a tumble drier, and do you use/need it?
Have a cuppa, I’ll see you later!
Yesterday we – husband and I – went on a small book-shopping-spree. We bought three books. Meanwhile I am still reading the Harry Potter books – I am just starting to read part five again, so I still have plenty to read. I would love to start reading these new books though.
Yes folks, I did marry yesterday. My ring is bright and shiny, my husband the most wonderful, lovely and handsome guy in the world. He was my Prince Charming, wearing a white suit, having a happy but very nervous smile when he arrived at my parents’ doorstep.
You might be able to imagine that I was a little busy, and writing blogs on here was a bit of non-priority. Perhaps I should write more, I know. It would be good for my creative brain-parts, and for my Anglophile brain-parts too. I noticed before that the English-writing-grey-cells get lazy, what makes that I have some kind of writer’s block for this blog. Stupid, I know, since I can post regularly on my Dutch blogs *sighs*
Anyway, I’m still a little tired from yesterday, and I need to spend time with my new husband and a book, not necessarily in that order, since he is tired too. Sleep well!