We are experiencing another cold blast these days. I have mentioned that this kind of weather puts me into festive mood, so we (our office and friends) decided to actually have a Christmas party. A mid-year christmas party. With christmas tree, cracking fire, mulled wine, secret santa, fireworks, all the proper way. It was actually really much fun. Probably because I love Christmas, you can’t go wrong with it. And probably because I missed the last Christmas, so I had a long waiting. It went really well with the cold grey weather outside. A couple of months and I’m going to have another Christmas party.
Two days after the party I was down with cold though. Or flu. Not sure, I never know which is which really. It was quite strong and went through the office, infected most of us. I had a blocked nose too. I’m sure we can all agree that blocked nose is like the 3rd worst condition. First is ear pain, second is toothache.
I wanted to buy a nose spray, but only pharmacies sell it (I don’t really understand why is this counted as a really special product here), and pharmacies are open exactly in the time period when everyone is at work (I’m also confused about who are they open for then).
Anyway, I looked for alternative ways, and there are a few. You could put boiled egg to the sides of your nose, and above it (the spots you would lamp.. when you have that lamp). Or stuff cut garlic inside of your nose (this is stupid, and probably hurts). Or sit under camomille steam. I chose the last one. It worked actually, and my skin looked quite amazing after these days too.
I took a sick leave too afterwards, because my fever went up, and I worked through one day like that, but the next I refused to. With this fever after work I went to the grocery store to buy that hot drink against cold (which I love, I wish it would be like an everyday proper drink… like instead of the daily C Vitamin maybe, because I hate that and have to chew on it every day), and something to push down fever. I started walking back home, I felt suddenly motivated about me walking 3 km-s back home in the evening, in this damn cold weather .. after 5 mins of walking I was like no, let’s call a taxi. So I did. And then waited 20 mins, waiting in the freezing cold for it to arrive, I could have walked if I known. I already called him where the hell is he, I’m in the centre of the town! And he said “the other driver said he can’t find his car keys, so I’m alone now”. …I live in a town where we have one taxi driver. Sometimes two, when he finds his keys. 😂
This episode was probably the last blow to my sickness, I really went down after this.
But the camomille steam was nice, maybe I should keep doing that.
Yesterday I decided to try the #stylechallenge on Instagram. It was actually quite much fun, I like a lot of illustrators, but I never actually studied their style, but now I had the chance in order to convert it onto the chosen character.
I tried to pick ilustrators who look really different from each other, to have more diversity. Also picked those whose style is not just a style, but it’s in the elements themselves. Let me explain .. so it’s not a realistic drawing with added effect, and that effect makes the style. But it’s either character style (So Youn), or an added element (Hirano).
So Youn even commented on it, so I was fangirling here a little. 😍
And on Saturday we had snow.
I have lived in places where we had season in different order, or hot winter, or saw snow in summer when passing at high mountains. But this is still my first August snowing. Wow.
It looked quite surreal with the palms.