7.30– The alarmclock is off. I REALLY dislike alarmclocks. I drag myself out of bed and go to the kitchen. First thing first, coffee. I must say it is part of my everyday torture that I have to make the coffee before I can drink it. It is such a difficult task without the help of coffein .
I like the 10 minutes walk home from school. It gives me a chance to think about the day ahead of me.
Once I'm home I sit down and do the usual Etsy rutine. Check views, sales, chat on the EST thread, check treasury clock, reply e-mails.
Today I have Portuguese lessons up at the university. I have it once a week which is nothing if you want to learn a language properly but at the moment I can´t have more. It still gives me the illusion though, that one day I might be able to speak Portuguese well. Before I go I quickly have another cup of coffee.
I have lessons from 11.00 till12.30 and after that I usually grab a cup of coffee and a sandwich from the bar with some of my fellow students.
I usually get home at about 2.00, and force myself to do some kind of housework before I sit down to do some painting. Today I have to finish a custom order of a local returning customer.
By the time I finish, it is almost time to go and pick up the kids from school. On the way there I check out the Bissaya Barreto Foundation's garden which is full of maple trees. This is where I usually harvest my maple leaves for the prints and I want to see if there are any buds on the trees yet.
Once we get home from school I start making dinner. Today it is going to be carott cream soup with “kifli” stuffed with chesse and spicy sausages.
“Kifli” is the Hungarian word for croissant but it doesn´t have the same dough. It is basicly the same as bread dough but has the extra addition of a lump butter.
After dinner there is still a little bit of play time then bath and bedtime to the children. 3 children, 3 bedtime stories. The light goes off at 8.30-9.00 pm and after that it is Etsy time again!