I have gone on taking pictures for the project 365, only I haven’t posted them until yet. And here they are, we went camping, then back home, then off for a party (where my husband played with his new project for the first time), then back home, then we had guests, then we went to another party, and in between I finished spinning sock yarn. For now you’ll only get this as a slide show:
Another slow day for me. I almost managed to repeat my “sit in front of computer for the whole day”-stunt from a few days before but then I got a grip and washed yet another spinning sample, shopped for bread and tea, took a walk and, most important of all:
Played “Shores of California” and improvised a bit on my piano. It’s sadly de-tuned again, all this rain – sunshine – rain isn’t doing it any good but still. I found a nice little pattern that one day might become part of a song. If I ever remember it.
Today I went to town and had tea with a friend whom I only see once a year or so. We met at a marvelous little café that I have loved for years. Once upon a time I lived right around the corner.
We had very tasty breakfast there with huge bowls of fresh fruit and yoghurt (not pictured; I usually forget to take pictures of food until it’s too late). But look at the nice Chinese tea sets.
This is what I looked at, and the following is a look at the weather:
(My friend isn’t a blogger so she was a bit surprised by me pulling out the camera. I only said, “I’m taking a picture a day at the moment.” and when I took the one through the window she said, “What are you taking a picture of?” “The rain.” I replied.)
It was a real treat to meet a friend and chat for hours, and afterwards I went and bought five different kinds of licorice. What could be better?
So, on Tuesday my husband decided to do some spontaneous renovation work and replace the lights in my studio. (Don’t worry, I did help.)
The lamps directly above my piano and desk where broken, and the lights made a low electrical buzzing sound all the time that came through my stereo speakers. After a day of teetering on a high ladder and another of changing the switches I have functioning lights again:
On Wednesday we rode our bikes to the Andechs monastery. This was the first time ever that our son rode along us on his own bike. We do this about once or twice a year but the years before he had either sat in the bike trailer or for the last two years we took the train and only walked a couple of kilometers. That bike ride takes about two hours, and I’m really proud to say that he made it. This year we took a different route than we had before which turned out to be a good choice. We mostly went on bike paths and dirt roads not like last year when we had to dodge trucks all the way. It’s quite a workout getting there but then you get this:
And also some pork roast but I was too hungry to take a picture.
Today was yet another rain day, and the big thing for today was this:
A piece of empty floor where there used to be a sea of toys. Our son actually picked up some of his things. We’re very hopeful that some time this month we might be able to actually vacuum in his room. Rejoice!
We had planned to go camping this week but since the weather is that bad we decided not to. Better to sit in your home high and dry than sleeping in a tent in the rain.
This is where I spent most of my time today:
I should have taught a student but she never showed and so I spent the whole afternoon sitting in front of the computer doing nothing in particular. Only when I got up from my desk did I realize that a part of me was still somewhat waiting three hours later. I hadn’t even switched on the lights I had needed because of the rain.
There were things I had wanted to work on today but I never got around to it.