Fact 4: I love to read.
It wasn’t always like that ,trust me. I had some struggles when I was younger, simply because I was faltering… In other words my reading wasn’t smooth…Very often I changed words that I read and it took some time to put words together to make a sentence. Like I didn’t pay attention to it at all… Obviously it was embarrassing, and for a bit I hated books and reading. My family decided that the only way to fix this problem was making me read books out loud, so I can hear myself reading.It was a long and painful process. I remember this book about some cats and their mama. Super boring, so I was literally praying for something to happen (unexpected guests pop in or an urgent need to go somewhere) anything, so I didn’t have to read! I will add just one thing to that..it is very important what book you read. All of a sudden, I had no problems at all when I started to read something I was interested in…It was a trilogy about North American Indians. Super interesting . I couldn’t stop reading. Every minute I had I read a page or two. My mum regularly was catching me reading way long after my bed time, and often I was grounded for reading! Can you believe it? haha completely different change of events….. I was unstoppable. I read everything from our little school library, then I signed in to the town’s bigger one.. My grandma was a reader too. She had a huge selection of different books that I could use as well. Now I read a lot…Lifestyle,criminals, fashion, biography, and nice interior design catalogs. I proudly built my own home library, mostly with polish books… I order them from a bookstore in Chicago, but they are super expensive this way. Recently, I even used more space in my luggage for my new ten books, than shoes.. Ha!
Fact 5: I cut my own hair….Yes… But first I have to have inspiration. Very often I have this specific idea of how I want my hair to look like and as soon as I feel up to it, I do it. It’s a process, cause very rarely do I like my first cut… It takes a few adjustments, usually in a period of a week, where I can more or less say it’s ok. My hair is horrible to work with. They are straight, thin and heavy. On top of that my left side always looks different than my right one ;)..always… I feel like they have their own life.For sure every day they look different…the few times that I went to a hair saloon, I wasn’t happy at all. The final “product” wasn’t at all what I imagined, but I was also embarrassed to say anything. I decided to save some money and stress and do it myself. If something goes wrong, at least I’m blaming only me. So…. stand in front of a mirror, get your scissors ready, deep breath and … cut! The first time was hard for me too, but after a while it gets better. My friend who is not a professional hairdresser and cuts her own hair herself for years now, showed me few useful tricks…and after all it’s only hair! I really don’t do a big fuss about it. I like to do that. I even cut my husband’s hair now and it’s worth it to mention, he looks super handsome every time ;).
Fact 6: Few of my must- haves.
I won’t try to convince you to have a chic pair of shoes, a trench coat from Burberry, trendy jeans or a sweater… but of course it’s nice to have them ;), my must haves are bit less expensive.
I like to go out for dinner sometimes. These days it’s a rare occasion, since I would rather cook at home. I have two favorites restaurants were I usually go… one is more casual, the other one is more fancy. Oliver’s and Old Yarmouth Inn. When I feel like a quick bite, have a cocktail and a few laughs with very nice bartenders, I go to Ollies. I feel very comfortable there. The food is good, drinks are delicious and people are very friendly. I distress there. Always come back home happy…. hhhmm maybe they put something special in those drinks or maybe it’s just the atmosphere and jokes served by bartenders or fellow customers..Anyway it’s my spot…And when I want to dress up fancy , have a nice bottle of vino, I go to OYI. I know almost everyone there too, it’s cozy and friendly, food always comes out perfect and the wine and desserts are spectacular. It’s our weekly date night spot. I think it’s important to treat myself a little .Make time to feel special.To be around people and find this happy place where I don’t have to think about the usual, boring stuff. 🙂
I have to have fresh flowers in my home all year round. Unfortunately there is not a lot to choose from… I usually to go to our old Stop and Shop and take carnations, asters or lily’s. Anything that will stay fresh for a few weeks and gives a little color and sophistication to the room. It is a nice and easy fix, and it just simply makes me happy. I also have some pot greens and a few orchids in each room for the same exact reason. It’s a must!
I have to have a cup of real coffee every morning…… Not just any one, I call it polish coffee. Grounded coffee beans poured with hot water. Yummy! Kronung or Jacobs it’s my choice for that.. I don’t know why, but just in the morning, it tastes the best. It’s strong, aromatic and for sure makes my blood run faster.:) In Poland, this is the way you drink coffee. When I’m there, I usually have 3-4 cups during the day, but I try not to drink it before bed, otherwise I can’t sleep. I don’t know how it doesn’t work on some people, like my mum for example. She claims that this strong cup helps her sleep better……say what? I know, weird. I tried to introduce it to some people here, but they didn’t want to have anything to do with it… That’s ok… I’m fine to have it only for myself……