Nowadays, the attention phobia still rules my life, but at least I don't hate my birthday. I try to keep that day extremely quiet, by hanging out with my family of 4 members and nobody else. Well, or should I say 5 members, counting my love. Fortunately, nobody made a big deal.
I crafted the magnificent chocolate cake with my powerful hands, and spent a couple of hours laughing and debating with family on the sofas. Yeah, as usual we ended up screaming and almost fighting over political matters. Welcome to my family unit, where we cannot ever have a fight-free hangout, and we can never not talk about politics, religion, philosophy and history. That's our idea of fun.
When my dad finally stopped yelling, my mom said "Weeeeell, we've fixed the world's problems tonight. Now let's go to sleep". Isn't it funny how passionate some of us get with discussions ;) We don't really solve anything, and we don't really change the other person's mind, nor do they change our mind. But it's the discussions themselves that fire me up. I like tossing ideas back and forth with somebody else, without an agenda beyond exploration of the ideas presented on the table between us.
And with this said, guess what: it was on my birthday that snow came to this land :) It was beyooootyFULL.
After that, the weather's been getting warmer and warmer, and I'm feeling called to change my home decor already to welcome spring. But I'm holding back. I'll do it on the equinox. I need to exercise self restraint! Come on! I can do it! I don't want to wish the end of winter away. I want to savor it while it's still here. I refuse to live wishing bits of life away.
★ Went to La Feria de la Candelaria with C. For the first year ever, I didn't buy anything. And it felt good. This market is the one time a year when I buy a few crystals I've been saving up for since the previous year, and handmade incense, and herbs, and resins, and artisan jewelry. But this time I just didn't feel like anything was calling me. So I bought myself a gorgeous hat from lucymir a few days later.
★ During one of my crafty nights in my sacred space, made a love token for C. I just have this urge to make a million crafts for people, and there aren't enough hours in a day.
★ Relaxing hot showers at 10pm.
★ Woke up to snow!!!
★ Running twice a week consistently. I really love it! And every week I shatter a new personal record ;)
★ Sleeping with my head on C's shoulder and hugging his chest.
★ Lush's Rub Rub Rub exfoliant. Best. shit. ever. I use it both on skin and hair. Since it contains sea salt, it gives hair a lot of volume.
★ Delicious sweet green juices made with ingredients from the farmer's market. High quality + cheaper than the regular store.
★ Having saturday mornings free again.
★ Found the wall clock of my dreams that I had been looking for fruitlessly for a year. I don't lie when I say I'm picky. It had to be that one or none. And voilà! Found it casually in a store while hanging out with C and his father.
★ Had a blast -many blasts actually- with my mom during weekends.
★ Sex. This doesn't need an explanation. It's bliss.
★ C's soft voice over the phone.
★ Received 16 euros out of nowhere! I had no idea that was coming my way. Thank yoouuu!
★ My new blanket for spring & summer that I can't wait to use *excited* I dunno about you, but I get ridiculously happy with furniture and home stuff and nesting.
★ Re-reading Wicked, one of my all-time favourites.
★ Watching The Casual Vacancy in bed with my sister and commenting & dissecting everything.
★ The Witcher Adventure Game, which C introduced me to and now we're hooked. Or at least I am! Every time he comes over, we play for hours and hours. But as fun as it is, it's funner because we play together -or rather, against each other. Also, C dances to the background music and that's the most hilarious thing I've ever witnessed xD
★ Rewatching Chocolat in bed, twice. It's one of my favourite films.
★ Productive 1 hour train trips (to visit my mom) where I get to read books I usually don't have the time for.
★ Fun trips to Barcelona city with C, and coming across mysterious furniture stores. We already picked everything we want for our future castle.