Well, I had some planning yesterday and some of it is even accomplished. I am not completly satisfied with myself, because I didn;t do all I wanted, but most of it is done.
I went out yesterday late morning for a little food shopping and gosh, it was rather cold. Must say it was refreshing, but I am longing to that nice Spring weather LOL.
In our neighbourhood we have a big Polish supermarket and every now and then I take a look there, and I was there yesterday too, bought us some ham and other sorts of meat for our sandwiches. They have wonderful hams and much lower in price than in our "Dutch"supermarket and taste is really yummie!
Only the wrapping of it isn't as sophisticated (but you also pay for that and you almost always remove it right away).
They have soooo much stuff there, only a pity I cannot understand all that is written on the products, although I can understand the general meaning of it. Well, if I need to know more specific I ask someone in the shop and most of the times they are very kind and willing to translate, so I guess i will visit them more often.
Yesterday it was the holiday of the Three Kings, visiting little Jesus in the manger, so I've put the 3 statues around the crib and had the lights on all day.
Now today jan and I will remove all Christmasdecoration, so most of the day our room will be messy, but it takes less time to remove all than putting all up! I just want to put all back into the boxes a bit organized( as I did last year), because it helps really when you need it all again next Christmas.
I have one box for all the baubles, and another for the lights(the strings rolled up and held in good order with a string) together with all garlands( also rolled up as much as possible), and another box for all the various decorations, oh and one little box for all the statues of the manger.
It takes perhaps a bit more time, but it saves time too.
After all will be gone again, I am sure the room will need a proper vacuum cleaning and dusting LOL.
I mostly will miss the little Christmaslights in the evening, they make the room so cosy!
But i still have one present under the tree, that I can open tomorrow, because then it is my birthday.
Not really an occasion to celebrate in an enormous way, LOL, cause we only get older and older, and i will reach the 62! Aweful, isn;t it?
Can you remember the days when you were looking forward to your birthday and was soooo anxious to reach first 12 years of age, then 16, then 18 (oh my, that really was a kind of border to cross), and even 21 was special. After that it was just a nice day, but after 40, oh my, how quickly the years went by, hahahaha.
So I will not spend too much time on this post, want to do some small things before starting the job.
Today there is a wonderful add-on from Arlene on the last kit.
Perhaps you can visit her blog (see for links in the side bard under the header Bloglayout) to wish her a happy New Year?
Want to thank all of you for the lovely wishes I got in the comments and shoutbox, they are so appreciated and always bring a smile to my face!
Have a happy day.
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