Today we are pleased to meet Zivile from Voverai. She lives and creates in Vilnius, Lithuania.
I have a full time job working shifts in a call centre. Luckily, sometimes a miracle happens and I get a Friday off. I don‘t have any rituals for Fridays, I just try to make the best of having a day off. The Friday I am about to describe is one of my Fridays in December – a flashback to winter with snow and cold.
Around 8 – 9 am the alarm rings. Today, I can sleep in, I can just lay there planning what I am going to do during the day. My cat Xena usually sleeps with me, so we stretch and we yawn and we get ready for a new day.
I get to the shower, then I make myself a nice cup of coffee. I love coffee in the morning, and just recently I have discovered that pouring heated milk into coffee instead of just the cold milk from the fridge makes it taste even better. It’s all in the details I guess. I switch the computer on and check on Etsy, I put together a treasury and I check on other treasuries of the team I am with.
Before lunch I want to finish a project – a piece of wall décor I made using wine bottle corks. I’ll be posting it on my blog, so I take a few pictures as well.
Next, I am having a lunch date with my boyfriend. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city centre, where we have our favorite salad restaurant. After the lunch my better half gets back to work and I can just wander around the centre with my camera for a while. We have a very small and very cozy city centre with the Old Town. It’s very exciting to be there in summer, because all of the parties are there, all of the subcultures have their clubs or gathering places. And no matter whether it’s winter or summer, there is a big chance of seeing the lady who has been coursing around the Old Town since almost forever in her very bright and colorful clothes asking to spear some change, or the middle aged guy who says he is the Duke and goes around singing, asking for cigarettes or a beer, trying to make conversations about local politics.
When I get back home I do some chores. I don’t really like sterile surroundings, but I like to have my flat in moderate order. I check on Etsy again. Then I take some time for crafting. I like to take all of the things down to the floor, to put up tv series or a movie (something easy I could follow and do the work at the same time). Here’s some work in progress, sometimes Xena joins in to help!
Afterwards I make some food. I started paying a lot of attention to what I eat a couple of years ago, after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After reading lots and lots of information about how a proper diet can affect one’s health, I started using far less sugar and baked goods, and I do my own cooking as much as possible, with a lot of vegetables and various grains, and sometimes meat. Cooking has become my hobby even before I started crafting. I have found ways of making baked goods with less sugar and carbs, so I allow myself some dessert from time to time.
In the evening my boyfriend comes to visit, we have a dinner and sit to watch a movie, or go out to a movie theatre, sometimes we meet with friends or have some friends come over for a visit. Whatever the plan is, it is a lot of fun, a great ending of a nice day.