Apparently the lovely planet Mercury is in retrograde, and while I’m not a great follower of the planet and stars, it’s true that whenever that darn planet does its retrograde thing a lot in my life goes haywire: Things keep going wrong, everything suddenly gets complicated, I become an emotional mess and feel the great urge to hide in a room for a week surrounded by chocolate.
So, I’m in Holland and it’s lovely to see everyone, my parents, my brother, old friends. But the first 2-3 nights Dylan decides to break his lovely habit of sleeping 10 hrs straight in favour of waking up every 1-2 hrs. By the 3rd day I was so wrecked that I kept crying whenever someone spoke to me and I wailed at Andy: ‘we have to go home, I can’t do this! I keep getting RA flare ups, am a complete physical wreck and now I am not getting any sleep either!’
Then I calmed down, looked at baby animals in Amsterdam Zoo (Artis), and felt a tad bit better (though a horrible man screamed at me, he thought I was jumping the queue, which I wasn’t, so I cried again!). There were a baby lion, a baby elephant and a baby gorilla in the zoo. Baby animals do make a lot in life better, I think.
Then, I took some practical measures to improve the sleeping situation for Dylan and luckily, last night, he slept like his good old self, though I still kept waking up anyway, but it was a different kind of disturbance then having Dylan need me every 2 hrs.
So, today, I feel more rested, and a bit better, though Mercury keeps f*cking with me. And I’m totally trying to find my inner zen about it all, but at the moment chocolate works better than zen. Or rather: I am able to access chocolate more easily than zen.
Here are some fun pics from being here so far:
Me and my bro:
Me, my bro and the most magical man in the world:
Dylan & Daddy in Artis (Dylan 2 weeks away from being 2 years old!)
Dylbee look at the ‘rhaa rhaa’ (Lion) he’s tiny, you prob can’t see him:
Baby lion! (Squee)
Dylan is loving his ‘Obaa’ (in Dutch: Grandpa = Opa, but he keeps saying: ‘Obaa’ ha ha). Every morning he wakes up and the first thing he says is: ‘Obaa?’. Ha ha. Haven’t taken pics of them together yet but will do and will film as well. :)
Here is some of my latest digital art that I hadn’t posted yet (Title: “It’s Raining Flowers – Hallelujah”):
So, for the rest of the week I shall continue to meet up with friends, spend time with my family and try like hell to avoid more of the wrath of mercury by hiding my head in chocolate. Love to all! xooxox
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