Monday, I slept in late, taking care of a dog with dementia is hard work. And even when it was the first day that it really felt like summer. For the rest I didn’t do much, or so it felt to me. The Special for the Guild is finished, a week before the deadline, and not 3 pages as usual, but seven in total. I’m already thinking about the October issue, which has to be finished by the time we just had our latest national convention. And I’m thinking about a bit different set-up, but fort that I still have time to figure out and make dummies.
Tuesday, I woke up early and went to work early too. The joy of working from home is that you don’t have to travel far, and it doesn’t matter what you wear as long as you don’t have visitors. Best Of Amsterdam had to be written and published and again the prospects for a sunny day were there, and around 10.30 I jumped on the scooter to drive to a local farmers supermarket for fresh produce, but mainly for a cup of java at their outside restaurant. Of course I brought a book with me, so while soaking up some rays and sipping coffee, before I knew it two hours had gone. The rest of the day was spend reading on my balcony in the shade of the tree in front of it.
Dinner was a meal of freshly shelled broad beans, the last of the season, but still nice and sweet with a sprinkle of summer savory over it. Later that evening I went to see my brother-in-law, who turned a year older. I didn’t say a thing when I came in wondering if Julius would notice me, not by sight just by smell. His swinging tail said enough, and he stayed by my side all evening, alas for him I couldn’t let anything drop from the table.
And now it’s already Wednesday… the Guilds website needs an update, the Special is already online so a colleague can write a memo to the press. And I can finish the Mode Vakdag page. Again the prospects for the weather are good, so I only try to work this early between 6 and 10, and do some research for BoA. Some of these addresses have come to me by friends, of course I trust them, but sometimes you just have to check the facts for yourself…
For tonight I’ve freshly shelled peas [Pisum sativum] on the menu. These peas you normally eat in the autumn with some bacon and a spicy relish, but these fresh ones are totally different from those dried versions.
Hope you all have a great day!