Sunday, January 21, 2018

Getting nothing done





PHOTO: @barbro.i.gson



Color play with #yearofcolor @emilyquinton


I find myself running around, jumping from one chore to another, being super busy but getting nothing done. Although that is not true. I do get things done, it is just that I don't get THE THINGS that NEEDS TO GET DONE, done... Instead I do a bit of chores, cooking and tidying, taxi service here and taxi service there... I pat a cat. Feed her. Let him out. Let her in. Check on the kids. Flick through my agenda, making a list of To-Do's. Check my Dream List and start a new list. End up doing some Pinterest pinning, dreaming away on kitchen make over projects and an everlasting flood of inspiration taking shape in delicious photography of all sorts is flowing over me. Making me feel like a hungry wolf in desperate need to change everything I own, have or make... the boost of excitement quickly makes me feel deflated... not good enough. How on earth will I have the time, money and energy to change my everything??? Why on earth do I want to do that??? So I turn it all off. I've learned to do that. Well done me :). Balance... it is all about balance these days.

I sit down for a tea and a bit of crochet, need to check something on the phone and end up Instagram scrolling, getting inspired (again :o !!!) to make some white Maybelle flowers like @barbro.i.gson has done. I'm very much into white right now; snowy white, crochet white, flower white, clean and crisp white... Maybe it is the need to neutralize my surroundings post Christmas... You get it... I also try a color play app found in the feed of @emilyquinton: Year Of Colors based on my Instagram 2017. Love it! That polka dot illustration really show my true color love of blue, pink, red, rustic wood and neutrals... Spot on!!!

Well, what I really should do is tune up my CV, contact recruiters and apply for jobs, sort an overfull basket of "junk" and scrub all corners of my house... And then I should finish the Olivia Shawl pattern, answer emails, call friends and family and maybe also look over the bills. But again, I find myself on the computer. Writing this blog post and here we go again... I'm getting nothing done. Well, at least it feels that way. But between you and me - I get lots done between the lines. ;)


Kärlek
Annette


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Storm and crochet



PHOTOS: Top left: @mia_nyarsloftet_2018. Top right: @mariannesvingen.
Bottom left: @lisemettesol. Bottom right @vadhanderistockolm.se

It is crazy windy here. I hear on the radio (Swedish Radio that is) that it is crazy windy in Sweden too. Lots of snow and trees blowing down, blocking roads. Airplanes that can't take off, snow removal services not being able to keep up with the wind and snow. What about you? Is it windy where you live too? Is the big storm passing your home as well? Instagram is not all bad (reflecting upon all my criticism to the platform lately...), it is lots of fun too. Like seeing these lovely snowy pictures popping up in my feed, adding visual exposure to the storm that is currently over Scandinavia. Just look at that, I mean - Wow! That is lots of snow.

They say snow is expected here in Switzerland this weekend too. It is actually snowing right now. It is not much but it is consistent... It doesn't look like it is gonna stop any time soon so at the end of the day we might have lots of snow here also. I better get those snow boots out again. Gloves and hats in order. I'm actually looking forward to shoveling snow and walking on white grounds. The rain is kind of depressing. Grey, grey, grey. Cold, cold, cold. Dark, dark, dark. But with snow everything lit up. I'm ready for it. Snow dear snow, please make my home ground beautiful.

While waiting and anticipating the big storm, the cats are running in and out through the windows not knowing if they want to stay outside or inside... I guess they can sense something is going on. I'm working on the pattern of my latest shawl design, the saffron colored shawl. I will call it The Olivia's Shawl. Just because it feels like a Olivia shawl. With flowers and all. You know, like when a baby is born and you thought it would be an Isabella but no... It was a Nelly. You know.

All notes are in place. Just pictures left to do. And some proof reading. Testing. I better get going before the kids are tumbling in through the door. After that nothing gets done but homework, dinner and shuttle service to activities. Wish me luck. Oh, and stay cozy and warm. Wherever you are. I am.


Kärlek
Annette


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

White tulips and sparkles




I'm thinking Instagram has to move to my blog. It is awfully quiet over here. So noisy over there. I can't even make my voice heard. Its like a cafeteria packed with people chatting, trays of coffee and lunches slamming... You know, that bzzzzzzzz sound... that noise that makes you rather tired as you need to raise your voice and strain your vocal cords to get your message through across the table. It is more quiet here. More time for reflection. A gentle laughter. Time to listen to a story being told. I sip my tea (not so much coffee anymore), I crochet (currently working with this beautiful yarn Mille Colori Socks & Lace Luxe from Lang - can you see it has sparkles???) and enjoying my first time ever WHITE tulips. I'm in love and I see many more white tulips bringing joy to my home in the near future. Perfect post Christmas flowers. I'm not ready for pink yet.



Kärlek
Annette


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