Inspired by the art I viewed on the exhibition in Amsterdam (see former post)
I did a lot of doodling and writing with a simple ballpoint pen last weekend.
I had the pen in my hands anyway, ’cause I started to listen back to the tape
of the interview I had with a copyright lawyer last week and made notes to
use in a FEATURING article… with the pen in my hand I stepped from the
notes to my weekly ‘Chronicles’ page.
Yesterday was a Perfect Day is every way!
It ended with listening (3x) to the latest CD by Leonard Cohen,
the man who’s drawing I’d admired IRL that same afternoon.
I tell you all about it and there’s a lot of photos coming too,
starting with the one for Haiku my Heart Friday.
Yessss, temperatures are rising and I still have that ‘Spring feeling’.
It’s not very warm outside, but sun rays seemed to keep a promise and it
makes me bubble with energy. I swept the floor, cleaned the bathroom
and ran around waving the dust away… the house needs thorough cleaning,
but I will save the big job for the annual Spring cleaning… in a month or so?
I wish I could say ‘Spring is in the air’, but it isn’t.
Yes, temperatures are above zero and yes, our drain pipe is free of ice -
but the days are grey and wet.
Spring is in my head
and ON my head… *teehee*
I have a new haircut!
I’m all ready for Spring, don’t you think?
So I looked up a colourful ‘Spring photo’ and wrote a haiku about it.
Happy Valentine’s Day dear ones!
… And happy it is, ’cause temperatures rose above zero, the ice melted
and our drain pipe is open! There’s not much damage (one small crack
in the pipe) and we will replace it for a wider pipe in Spring.
I already loaded the washing machine twice and a big pile of laundry
hangs drying upstairs, the house smells like a laundromat!
It’s still freezing in the Netherlands and yes, our drainpipe is still frozen.
I haven’t done the laundry all week (don’t worry, I have plenty of clothes
to wear – not being able to choose the faves from my closet forced me to
make long forgotten picks from my wardrobe. I could even be seen in tights
with a flutter skirt and a woolen cardigan!)
Luckily, the weather forecast predicts warmer temperatures. YEAY!
I know, most of the Dutchies are disappointed that the ‘Elfstedentocht’
(see this post) won’t be held, but I’m not one of them. If it were up to me
it would be raining hot water as soon as possible, preferably right now!
Today is but the same as yesterday… sun, blue sky and freezing.
I wrote this haiku…
We experience yet another cold (very cold – for Dutchies) day!
My beloved and I were having trouble with it all weekend. The drain pipe
from the heating boiler and washing machine is but small, and the part
that is outside is frozen. Not able to do the laundry isn’t a problem (if
necessary, I can go to the neighbours and do my laundry there) but the
heating boiler drips its condensation water into the pipe and is making
the block of ice that is in the pipe thicker and thicker while the rest of
the water overflows in our bathroom.