Three unexpected Things

Yesterday, I stayed home from school, because I was sick.

But you never know what will come your way, even on a sick day. Yesterday, I experienced three unexpected things:

  • When I went shopping, I had to shovel my car out of 30cm of fresh snow. It was cold, wet and windy. But successful. I drove down the mountain and got some groceries. But on my way back, the snow had turned to slush, and I couldn’t get up the last hill. But then, a snow plow cleared the way, just for me. :)
  • I discovered that egg whites are slightly alkaline: I first fried some red cabbage and then fried the eggs. The leftover juice from the cabbage turned green-blue. So I had a red, green, yellow and white dinner. Unexpected, but colorful!
  • For the first time in a while, I wrote a song. It’s a simple call-and response song that can be sung by a choir. But it was fun to do.

So I was sick. But also had some fun.
What kind of unexpected things do you experience? Leave a comment if you like, and have a great day.

 

Vacation Travel Log, Day 1-2: Arrival in Tuscany

I will be in Italy for one week. Yesterday we got up at 4AM and drove from Germany down to Tuscany, near a town named Lucca. It took us 14 hours and we were wasted when we got here. But the view from the house could be enjoyed, even with travel exhaustion.

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Today, we still didn’t do much and mostly hung out at the house. We jumped in the pool for a little and then I took up a sketchbook and did some drawing. There are many things to draw here, but I decided to depict an “Olive Grove at St. Gennaro”. I’m not a master at colored pencil drawing, and I didn’t have any real green tones apart from a neon green marking pencil. But I like the result, anyway. Kind of reminds me of Cezanne and Van Gogh… they drew from similar scenery.

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