May 4, 2021 at 1:16 pm #379186
Accountable on your fourth day of quarantine!
I smiled reading about your cake baking plans, and felt excitement when you mentioned getting vaccinated soon, I hope so!!! It rained a bit here yesterday but the sun is out now full blast, the weather here changes similar to the weather where you are. Judging by the similarities in weather and vegetation, I think that we live in the same latitude and maybe in a similar elevation. Good night, Lily!
anitaMay 5, 2021 at 12:12 pm #379236
hopefully, I can get vaccinated soon. My co-worker said that now most of the people from the company are vaccinated.
As for my baking plans, I think I will do it as soon as the quarantine is over and I can buy the ingredients. But in the next few days, I have to make do with the things I have at home, also kind of fun! For example, I have chickpeas and tahini, and lemon, so I can make hummus. And I also have yeast and flour, so maybe I will try out to make Turkish bread!
The weather here is rainy and stormy and it is still cool outside. So I don’t have to be too sad about being in quarantine. I think yesterday it was even so windy that some trees fell over (I read somewhere in the news). Yes, I think we are in the same latitude if I remember correctly.
During the last time, I was much better at sticking to my plans. Maybe it is the new planner, or that I just have fewer options due to quarantine. In any way, I am happy about it. I am getting better at procrastinating less and also ate less sugar in recent times. It also feels good to see clearly in the planner how much I accomplished and how I am now using my time better.
Today I did yoga, did a 10-minute workout. Then, I worked on my project for most of the day. I solved the problems I had yesterday. Tomorrow I will be able to finish the second page. Also, today I cooked curry and tried a new recipe: carrot soup.
Now I am feeling tired and will probably read for a bit! Good night, or a good rest of the day to you!May 5, 2021 at 12:43 pm #379237
Accountable on your fifth day of quarantine (half way)! Hummus is one of my most favorite foods and wiping it off the plate with freshly baked, warm Turkish bread tastes (I am sure) delicious! Here the sky is grey but it is not raining yet. Thank you for wishing me a good rest of the day (12:42 pm here). Good night, Lily!
anitaMay 6, 2021 at 10:18 am #379273
I hope the hummus will turn out well. The last time I tried I didn’t like the taste, I think because of the tahini. The store-bought one was better. But I will try again.
The weather here today was mixed with sunshine, hail, and cloudy skies.
Today I worked on my collage, but I was not that productive. I also did yoga in the morning. Feeling a bit tired right now (maybe because I just ate hot soup?) and will probably read for a bit.
Tomorrow I want to start a new illustration.
Until then!May 6, 2021 at 11:42 am #379277
Accountable on your sixth day of quarantine. I wonder if something as simple as adding salt to the hummus will make it taste better. I hope you are resting well, good night!
anitaMay 7, 2021 at 12:35 pm #379432
thanks for the tip! I can try to adjust the hummus by adding a bit more salt next time. But still, I think it was the tahini. The flavor was too strong. Maybe I chose the wrong brand or added too much. Anyways, that was years ago. Maybe my taste has also changed by now. I will try the hummus recipe soon, maybe Sunday will be a good day for it.
Today was mixed. In the morning I did yoga, at 8 the health department called. They said I should do a PCR test, because of my light symptoms (probably my allergies), to make sure. I was glad, because either I will know if I am sick and take precautions, or I can be relieved and go back to work without worry. Then I called the hotline and they were hesitant, but they still sent somebody to come by. All of this kind of confused me a bit and threw me off my plans. But later I still worked on my collage and made sketches and worked on the composition. Tomorrow I know where to continue, which makes things easier.
I still need to learn not to get distracted from unexpected happenings and to bounce back to my plans.
The good thing about today was that I looked at my favorite artists and felt real excitement about drawing, illustration, and art. I feel motivated to work on my projects and I already like my style, but I know there is room for improvement. Especially, when it comes to being more professional. But at least now I am learning that I am able to finish my projects, even if it still takes me too long. There is still so much I have to improve!
Tomorrow I want to continue the illustration I started today. Also, I have to clean the flat and want to journal and do yoga.
Have a good day!May 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm #379468
Accountable on your seventh day of quarantine! You always want to improve, this is one of the things I like about you. I also like it that you notice how you already improved. You compliment yourself (ex. “I already like my style”)- I love this improvement, the very fact that you complimented yourself from time to time! Good night, Lily.
anitaMay 8, 2021 at 11:47 am #379511
I am trying my best to improve 🙂 Compared to the past, now I don’t look at myself with so much contempt anymore. It has gotten better, also thanks to help from you, my therapist, and my friends.
Today I have spent way too much time with the cleaning of our flat! But it’s only every two weeks.
Also, the PCR test was negative, so now I can be quite sure that the quarantine will end in two days. Then I will go for a walk.
Tomorrow I will work on project D, cook hummus, do yoga, and clean for 15 minutes.
Wishing you a good weekend!May 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm #379514
Accountable on your eighth day of quarantine, 2-2-go, I am so excited for you! Good to read that your PCR test was negative, I expected it to be. Thank you for your good wishes for me. I wish you a good night and no contempt at all for yourself, none whatsoever. Good night, Lily!
anitaMay 9, 2021 at 11:34 am #379556
today was pretty nice. In the morning I did yoga. Then I cooked the chickpeas for the hummus. After that, I worked on my collage without distracting myself so much. That way, I can focus way better and also am faster. I should do that more often. Then I prepared the hummus and also the Turkish bread. Both turned out well. But it is a lot of hummus! I hope it will keep fresh for a while. Maybe I can make some falafel this week as well and eat it with the hummus…
Also, I talked with my roommate. It was nice and we get along well. She also tried some of my bread and I tried some of her food as well. At the moment, I am feeling really comfortable with my roommates. Sometimes we can have a chat, but we can also go back to our rooms, without too many expectations. It feels relaxed.
Tomorrow I also want to work on project D, do yoga, and clean for a bit.
Until then! Have a nice Sunday!May 9, 2021 at 6:49 pm #379563
Accountable on your ninth day of quarantine! “But it’s a lot of hummus!”- well, I am on my way! (lol, I wish!). Good to read that you felt comfortable with your roommates today. I hope you are having a good night!
anitaMay 10, 2021 at 10:53 am #379625
I wish I could give you some o the hummus :)And thank you for wishing me a good night.
Today started well, I did yoga and then worked on my uni projects. In the morning I even worked completely offline and could focus well.
In the afternoon I was more distracted. And when I was getting back into it, some phone salesman rang. It’s nothing, but it got a little on my nerves.
Anyways, the quarantine is over, I think. Today I missed the call from the health department, I was in the kitchen or bathroom at that moment and when I tried to call back, nobody answered. But in the letter they sent, it says that the quarantine ends, even if the health department doesn’t contact you.
I think I did o.K. during my quarantine time. I wasn’t a complete slug and did yoga except for one day and followed my routine more or less and drew almost every day. Could have been worse!
For tomorrow I would like to go for a walk (though still feeling a bit insecure about the quarantine ending), work on my projects, and do yoga.
Until then!May 10, 2021 at 11:26 am #379634
Accountable on your tenth and final day of quarantine! Well done on completing the quarantine responsibly and making good use of your time during these ten days.
Yesterday I purchased hummus, so no worries about me, I am not hummus-less. Have a good night, Lily, rest well.
May 11, 2021 at 12:22 pm #379694
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by anita.
good to know you are not hummus-less 😀
It felt good to be able to go out again. I went to the library and later walked a bit of my way home.
Also, I worked on my project.
Tomorrow, I want to go for a proper walk, also journal and finish the illustration I have been working on the past days.
Have a good day and see you tomorrow!May 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm #379695
Accountable on your first post-quarantine day! A proper walk tomorrow reads good to me and I am looking forward to read about it. Here there are lots of blossoms and flowers, spring is in full swing. I hope you have a restful night!