a few of my favourite things

so i’ve been feeling a bit down lately. i”ve been grumpy, tired, moody, bitchy. i just feel blah.

everything felt wrong. the snow. the constant darkness. the cold.

i couldn’t concentrate on things. i started on a lot of books but couldn’t go past the first hundred pages on any of them. i struggled to finish reading an article on magazines. i channel-surfed like nobody’s business because no tv show was interesting enough to follow.

all i was capable of doing was sleeping. and that’s all i wanted to do. i wanted to stay in bed all day long with the doona pulled over my head.

it was ridiculous.

so this is my attempt to cheer myself up. i looked around our place for the things i absolutely adore and therefore make me happy, and turned out, there are lots of them.

like this new cabinet we got for christmas from my mother-in-law.
cabinet1

i love this thing! i love the colour and i absolutley love the fact that it’s slim but big enough for lots of things.

our bottles and our fancy glasses are in there.
upper

so are my cookbooks, some vases and the things for serving water.
lower

and because it’s so grey outside, i like a little bit of colours around the house. houseplants are the solutions.

ildtopp. they’re strong and very low maintenance and they come in the happiest colours around (bright red, yellow, orange, pink just to name a few). i suck when it comes to taking care of plants but these babies are so strong, even i have a problem killing them.
ildtopp

i bought some amaryllis right before christmas and i’m pretty sure i’ll be having problems keeping this one alive but while it’s still alive, i’ll enjoy the pretty flowers.
amaryllis

MOH bought this wooden elephant a couple of months back. we were at the shop together and i said i liked it but i didn’t want to spend money on something that didn’t really serve any purpose other than to be looked at. MOH went back to the shop later on and bought it. i’m glad he did because i think it’s pretty gorgeous.
elephant

and of course, my girls. who sleeps so much these days, it’s not even funny. but they’re cute even when they’re sleeping.
fback

bcouch

and of course MOH. but he’s shy and i don’t think he’d like it if i put a photo of him here 🙂

i kinda feel a little bit better now. i even started on an old book yesterday and i am now on page 151. yaaaaay!!! maybe i can ready my way to summer 😀

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. soe
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 21:55:07

    Lumayan banyak ya pernak perniknya.. bole tu gajahnya dinaiki kalo lagi bosen, ha2.. very cute elephant 😀

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  2. 1980chandra
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 07:18:14

    aku mmg hobi kumpulin barang2 yg ga berguna hehehe

    yg punya toko cerita waktu si gajah dibeli kl dia jg punya satu di rumah. terus sama anaknya yg umurnya setahun, gajahnya dijadiin kuda poni, jd dinaiki gitu hahaha. kasian deh si gajah.

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  3. the writer
    Jan 14, 2009 @ 21:21:01

    I think the ildtop is called brændende kærlighed here (a.k.a burning luuurve) I have a problem killing those one either but I need to keep the budgies out of them because it’s rather poisonous to the birds, so I heard

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  4. 1980chandra
    Jan 16, 2009 @ 08:25:02

    they are pretty tough, aren’t they.

    amaryllis are quite poisonous too, apparently. read it somewhere.

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  5. dramaqueeningrum
    Jan 17, 2009 @ 16:05:45

    “grumpy, tired, moody, bitchy..” pretty much describes my normal state.

    the flowers are cute! and low maintenance! it’s like robert downey junior proposing with vanilla rhum raisin ice cream! love and LOVE!

    Glad to hear you’ve passed that emotional state, (since you’ve reached page 151), and I like how you turn the mood around by looking for the things you like around you and sharing what you think about them. a very good method! can I steal it? xD

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  6. 1980chandra
    Jan 17, 2009 @ 16:40:06

    my husband probably thinks i’m like that every day too. winter, spring, summer or fall 😀

    i finished the book. yaaaay! 450 something pages of it. and now i’m in the middle of another book, page 465.

    just thought i should stop moping around over the bad things and be thankful for the nice things. quite unlike me but it worked quite well. feel free to steal it.

    oh! where can i get my hand on some vanilla rhum raisin ice cream?

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