If you’re a reader from years back, you know in 2007 and 2006 I had a Christmas no-contest. No-Contest? Yes, because everybody wins. We like to make our Christmas cards, for Jan and me to send to friends, and since we’re at it, we make a few more, and send them around the world!
So, what do you have to get an original, hand made, Christmas card in your mailbox? You just have to send me an email through the Contact me (and only through the contact me, ok? doesn’t matter if you have my email, use the form, pleaaaaaaaase). In that email, you have to give me your:
Name (and Nickname if I know you better by one)
Snail mail address (yes, this is old-fashioned paper & envelope). Please include the country too.
Of course, there is a deadline to send me the info. I need to plan the design(s), and know if I have enough cardstock and envelopes or need to buy more, and then make all the cards, and write a little something to each of you. So, you have until the 2nd of December.
Small print? I will only use your address to send this one Christmas card, and I won’t share it with anyone or sell it to anyone.
So, for the previous / next weeks (I think it is those two), the topics for Blogstalkers 3.0 are “What is your favourite breakfast?” and “What makes you back into a human in the morning?” that are closely related, in my opinion, so it’s great to write about both at the same time.
First, what makes me back into human in the morning. Because it’s the third thing I do in the morning (after popping in my eyes, and using the toilet :p). Shower. I need my morning showers, it’s to me like coffee to other people. Considering I have caffeine induced sleep, it makes sense. I like to take a quick shower in the morning to get awake. And so that I don’t growl instead of talking if anyone comes near (luckily, in the mornings I’m usually alone, so no biting needed).
Then, after getting dressed, comes breakfast. My daily breakfast is: one multivitamin, one glass of orange juice, two or three toasts (homemade multicereal bread!) with Nutella. My favourite breakfast tho? Breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruit, different kinds of bread, butter, jam, cheese, some freshly baked pastries, and depending on the mood, hot chocolate, coffee or tea ;) Yep, I’m a spoiled brat like that!
This week’s topic for BlogStalkers 3.0 is what driving force inspired me to take up knitting.
I learnt to knit when I was 14 maybe? I don’t remember, actually. My mother used to knit a lot, and I wanted to do something, so after finishing some petit-point works, I asked her to teach me how to knit. I chose some funky acrylic thick and thin in red. And wanted to knit a scarf. Typical starters project. Mother casted on for me, and helped me fix all the mistakes I made and then taught me how to cast off. And that was it.
A few years later I took knitting again, and wanted to knit a veeery wide scarf (that was fashionable back then)… And never finished, because I got bored of it. And then it went on suspend for a couple of years. Then I got Stitch and Bitch – The knitter’s handbook, taught me how to cast on, and do multiple stitches, and read patterns, and found Knitty. And then I became a Knitter. Not afraid to try anything!
Although it seems that I don’t knit much right now. This semester I’m so busy, I barely have time to take a rest, least of all knit. Or when I do have time to knit (like now, after dinner) I’m so tired, that I don’t feel at all like knitting. My poor Anastasia sock is languishing!
The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it’s purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.
People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.
For the what? 6th time in the last month and a half.. I’m getting really tired of this cold that won’t leave me. So I decided to stay home and hopefully get rid of it. Also I get bored ’cause I can’t do much but curling on the couch and watch tv, because I can’t focus or do anything that requires bending my head much (runny nose, anyone?).
It’s already November, and that means that I missed my fourth blogging anniversary for nearly a month (check the first post on this blog, from October 8th 2005!). It also means that my birthday is close. One year more on the shoulders. Best friend is helping me plan a party.
I tried NaNoWriMo last two years, and I didn’t get past the first 5,000 words (out of 50,000). I tried Ravelympics 2008 with a pair of socks, and I didn’t get past the foot of the first. Do you see a theme here? I don’t do well with “Do ____ in ____ time”
End of random scattering of thoughts from a snotty brain high on cold medicine.