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These past few weeks, I have been…
taking some blueish and blurry pictures to share with you. It’s still dark outside whenever I’m not at work (which also limits a lot of picture-taking to the weekends still), but for the first time now it’s not dark when I *leave* work! Small victories.
eating green things. We brought back some jugs of our freshly made olive oil from my parents house, and man that stuff is green and bright and peppery! It was especially good drizzled over a bowl of white winter vegetable soup (that is, potatoes, celery root, and parsley root. And lots of cream), with some feld salad to top it off. Feld salad also goes by the names of field salad, lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, and mâche.
riding a wave of drive and inner calm, and while I’m not quite sure where it’s coming from, I do hope it will stick around. I’ve been clearing off surfaces, tackling projects, and feeling determined rather than overwhelmed. It feels very good. I have been deep cleaning just one small area a day (a table, a shelf, a windowsill), and adding function – I now finally have a place to store my jewellery! Those are soap-dishes from Ikea holding all my earrings now, sitting pretty in the bedroom windowsill. Also, getting back into projects from way back – after a year of hiatus I’ve cut the lining for my Minoru jacket, and I’m so looking forward to getting it  done. It will be purple and cozy.
dressing for the cold with strategic layers – that tiny pocket tank I’m wearing backwards is hiding the high neckline of my thermal longsleeved underlayer, haha!
reading again. “The Devil and the White city” is about the 1893 World Expo in Chicago, and it’s making me miss the city, look up buildings and addresses, and relive my Windy city years. I haven’t read fiction in such a long time, but that too is feeling so good.

6 responses to “around here

  1. Yum for yummy olive oil! :) Very nice earring storage, and I really like the shelves in front of the window. Especially with all those plants – beautiful!
    Oh and you have the same globe/bar thingy as a friend of mine. Cool. :D

    • Yeah, I love those glass shelves too.. for some reason it’s very “city apartment”-like to me! And the globe… haha! It’s at my sewing work, so it’s not actually mine. But it’s quite pretty! Right out of the picture is a brown leather Chesterfield sofa. It’s shaping up to be a cool space when it’s finally furnished.

  2. I love that book too! And I agree w/ Alessa, cool window display!

    • Yeah, it’s easy to get drawn into the world of that book, so it’s quite a fast read! I’m really loving how that corner looks now, a good six months in to living in this apartment. I love it when little spaces evolve and feel full!

  3. Winter is less grey with you around! Love your top! Can we do some ARTing together soon? :-)

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