Tuesday, February 19
things that make me happy
Hello there! I've been busy busy busy and will be even more busy this week. I've had little time for blogging (or even reading blogs), though there are quite a lot of things I've been meaning to write about... To make it easier, here's a little list:
things that have made me happy recently
-Seeing Saatana saapuu Moskovaan (based on the novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov) in theater on Friday night - it was great! And I also got to wear a vintage dress I bought back in January for the first time; it was nice to dress up for a change (not that you have to dress up for theater - but I like to).
-This little guy, who had his birthday on Saturday. Now he's 2, has started to talk in Helsinki dialect (which sounds so funny - neither of his parents do), loves cars and has very strong opinions about things. I asked him who lives in the trailer in the photo, and he said 'Auntie. Auntie is there. Auntie is quite small.' (suomeksi olen tätikummi). Way to melt his auntie's heart, again.
-And the immaculate way he puts his cars in whatever order he has in his head
-My Christmas cactus in full bloom
-Air's Playground Love on the radio today; it always reminds me of the atmosphere in Sofia Coppola's film Virgin Suicides (which made a huge impression on me when I first saw it years ago).
-My new security blanket - the hoodie I'm wearing in the top photo. I bought it a few weeks back and have been wearing it almost constantly. It's got swallows printed all over it, so it goes with my favourite pendant, and birds on garments is always a good thing. And it's really comfy! At home I wear it with the hood on, it's a bit chilly at my place right now. I think the insanely busy days are a lot more manageable when you're wearing something comfortable (also, I can't be bothered to think of my outfits that much if I'm busy/tired). The funny thing is the colour - I'm not a big fan of blue, and was going to buy a brown one, but somehow this came home with me...
-Last but definitely not least, the sun! All this busyness is much easier to handle when the sun is shining. Even if you don't have time to enjoy it outdoors. After five sunny days I feel ...rejuvenated is the right word, I guess.
Have a good week. I think I'm having one.