Hi! Whatcha doooo-ing?

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Yeeeehaaa!! I know the days of completing the list are over, but… why would that keep me from finishing the items? ;-) On the 5th of May, the Netherlands celebrate freedom. Together with some friends we went dancing at one of the outside events. It was very very nice to be dancing (like nobody is watching) again. Somehow I often don’t dare to, but on this beat that wasn’t an issue at all.

Not long after (and totally non-related I hope) I got ill. Seriously, it is possible to sleep for 36 hours straight? And then fall back asleep after being a sort of awake for only a couple of hours? I can’t remember much but my desease started as laryngitis combined with otitis. Now, after a couple of days sleeping and a day getting my hydration back into shape I still feel pretty worthless thanks to my lungs dissagreeing with the virus I cought. Can’t really do much, need to keep focussing on my breathing and doing something physical (like, walking to the kitchen/the toilet) is very tiring. Even talking is weird, after a couple of sentences I either start choking on a cough or my voice just dissapeares. Good thing of all of this is, I haven’t smoked for five days now. Let’s keep *that* up!

Garden is doing okay. It’s got flowers and lice and it’s growing and stuff. I’ll give you a picture update soon!

The Zen of Spring

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I love all seasons – except for some of those very humid summers when I just want to siesta all day long – but if I had to choose spring (especially April) would definitely be my favorite. It’s starts off just fine with my birthday, which ALWAYS has very nice weather. You know, the kind where you can sit outside without a jacket or long sleeves for the first time? Perfect. And it ends with the biggest flea markets available all over the country. Hooray!

Spring always gets me back into my element. It gets my energy flowing BIG TIME! I can relax and enjoy doing totally nothing or be very productive without feeling like I ran a marathon. I feel very zen. Gone with the stress!! Awaaay with the madness! Just me, some bees, flowers in the grass, blossoms in the trees and nothing else matters anymore. Well, except for those I love ofcourse. ;-)

This spring I feel like I’m extra connected and even more zen. Mixing up soil, putting in seeds, watering the seedlings, and eating the first harvest. It adds up to the state I’m in. I’m hoping this feeling will last for a while. I’ve missed it!

Now here’s a bee from my balcony garden, I’m off to cook some marmelade.