I like this little project life. It totally jives with my "Hey-you-you're-not-the-boss-of-me-you-don't-get-to-tell-me-what-to-do-and-when-to-do-it" ethos, which is a very roundabout way of telling you that I do not like structure. Hence week three going up at the end of week four.
I'm still not sure, exactly, what format this project will finally take. I do want a tangible artifact to come out in the end, but will this be something that I make with my hands, or a book that I print out, I dunno. Anyway. Totally not important or interesting!!
Week three. What can I say. It was kind of a bifurcated mess. I started off Monday of week three wholly consumed with significant and totally consequential tasks such as eating nice food with nice friends and beautifying my apartment. And then Jakarta was hammered by a massive flood that left thousands of people homeless and cruelly cut short the lives of others.
Stella and I had lunch with some friends in this lovely restaurant. Open air, sate stands outside, doves haning out on the lawn. It was great. And I really loved this wall.
The flood. Oh my. You can read more about it here.
Of course we're lucky and we came out totally unscathed. A few days off school, a few days inside, but by and large no big deal. For most, however, it totally was a big deal. We had Stella's nanny, nanny's sister, and their friend staying with us for the better part of 10 days as their house was without power and water. So we made like a big family and cooked and ate together. I learned two new Indonesian dishes. They did not approve of my fried rice or my ability to include adequate chilli.
We ended the week with a lunch with some of our across-the-street neighbours. Some much needed sunshine and cheer.
That was our week.