Saturday, March 19th, 2017 – Ever since I moved into my apartment there’s been one thing that’s been bothering me: The incredibly low pressure at which the water trickled out the kitchen faucet. So a couple of weekends back I decided to fix it: So I descaled the faucet, took it apart and built it together again the way it was supposed to fit together and – voilà: Ever since it’s been working like a charm. And to this day that makes me very happy. Small pleasures sweeten my life 🙂
Sunday, March 20th, 2017 – The week before last I fell sick. I’d caught the crud. My throat felt thick with a cold and over the weekend I got a very sore throat. It later turned into a bad cold with fever, coughing and sneezing galore.
So I put on my beanie and surrounded myself with my favorite stuffed animals… okay, my one favorite stuffed animal: Hedwig, the snow owl.
Monday, March 21st, 2017 – Later in the week I started to feel way worse and when the voice at the end of a 10 min. meditation session I tried to follow asked me how I was feeling now the first answer that shot through my head was “Like someone had stuffed my lungs through a meat grinder!”
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 – It has become customary for me to celebrate my second Birthday on March 22nd every year. It was that day in 1994 when I was rushed to the hospital with a thunderous headache (seriously, it felt as if that monster from the “Alien” movie tried to escape from my skull instead of my gut :-p) and a boiling fever, a stiff neck and arched spine. Turned out I had a bacterial meningitis and after a spinal punctuation to confirm the bacterial part they flushed me with antibiotics immediately. I was lucky the first antibiotics the pumped into my system worked and thus I am who I am today: A lucky one who has gotten through some rough patches.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 – That’s the face you make when your doc tells you that you’re not suffering from the flu but “just from a common cold”. The addition that it was a severe cold and undoubtedly serious doesn’t really help to pick up your ego after such a blow.
Friday, March 24th, 2017 – I dared to go for a walk as the weather forecast promised a lot of sun, thanks to the southern wind coming over the alps and usually bringing splendid weather with it. Unfortunately, the “Föhn” – or “chinook wind” as it is sometimes called by English speakers – was quite frosty and fierce this time and almost blew my hair off my head… as you notice my beanie’s already gone. Luckily, I took it off myself. And just in time – a ferocious gust of wind managed to blow a fellow walker’s cap off so he had to chase after it – and in my imagination he’s running after it to this very day.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – I have to admit: I’ve never been the biggest fan of curtains. Mostly because however thing they are they steal my daylight. So I try to avoid them wherever I can. Since I do have a pair of windows that is facing directly my neighbors windows/balcony door I decided I needed a little privacy, so I designed my own visual cover. I am pretty pleased with the result. And I dare say my neighbor doesn’t have much to complain about either.
What did you do last week? Did you manage to get healthy through this winter?
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- All pictures/drawings by evozeta
2 thoughts on “My Week in Pictures – CW12/2017”
Wow! A lot happened in one week. First of all, I LOVE your curtains! If I were your neighbor I would seem like a peeping Tom because I would be looking at them too much😜.
I hope your cold went by way of the chinook 💨 wind.
Last week I got to take my mother in law shopping. She is 90 years old on April 1st (really, no fooling) and wanted to go to the Japanese store called Tokyo Central. They boast a variety of products from cute little coin purses 👛 in the shape of cats or castles to desserts, rice, Asian pares that weigh in at two pounds a piece, and live 🐟…
She walked around leaning on the shopping cart and spoke Japanese with the other customers and with the staff. She pointed to me and smiled a few times, perhaps introducing her chauffeur 😊.
Thanks for the story. Enjoyed it lots.
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Haha, I have to keep your comment on the curtains in mind before I yell obscenities at the neighbor for ogling over all the time 😂
I prefer to think I rid myself of the cold by way of behaving and staying in bed and drinking gallons of tea ☕️ 😉
Thank you for YOUR story, that was awesome! I love it when people get to enjoy a fantastic time with elders!