We have rather mild weather for this time of year. Last couple of days we had temperatures of around 11-12C, okay, with some rain here and there, but still not cold. The coming days temperatures will drop a little bit to around 5-6C, but with practically no rain and very little wind. So no white Christmas here(and I don;t mind it too much at all).
I had the prescription from my doctor for a Gastroscopie, I could pick it up last Monday. So rigth away I phoned to the hospital for an appointment. Oh my, seems to be very busy there, I couldn;t get one earlier than on the 8th of February!. If I opted for another hospital there was may be a possibility to have one somewhat earlier, but the hospital is not close, takes a long voyage with the tram and isn;t practical at all. so I opted for the one in my "own"hospital.
Okay, I still have every now and then some trouble with the tummy, and it isn;t nice, but I can live with it. So we just will have to be a bit more careful with the things I eat(not too spicy, not too much coffee, those things already help). If things get really much worse I always can call my doctor and then perhaps I can go earlier. Just let's hope that won;t be necessary. I just want to know what is causing this trouble, and hopefully there will be a solution for it.
On to more lighter and nicer things.
I have I think all in the house now for Christmas and Christmas dinner and the days before and after too.
I did it in batches and it wasn't stressing I must say. during my visits into town city(mostly just to relax) I stumbled upon a few things that I bought for Jan as Christmas present. I know, we long time ago already agreed not to buy presents for eachother, but once in a whbile I cannot resist it ROFL. They aren;t expensive, but nice and practical too.
Not telling now what, you never know who reads the blog, hmmmmm?
Got a phonecall from Heidi, who invited us for a drink on Boxing Day.
We agreed, so we will be there around 3 o'clock afternoon. Think it will be till may be 5 and then we go home again and have our dinner nice and quiet. It is sweet she is doing this. I will make her a batch of stew pears, I know she likes them.
Then the day after she will have to go to hospital for her heartoperation, the repair on a vain around her heart. They must burn that little vain away, so to speak, because it is causing a to high blood pressure for her. The operation goes through her groin, so not too straining, but she still will have to stay a day there, just for check and security. If all goes well, she can be home again on Friday.
Let's cross fingers and pray that all goes well. f course she will have to recover a little bit from it, so if possible(and with her it is very difficult to achive hahaha, I know her!!!!)she will have to take it easy for a month or better two. We will see if she can force herself to do it!
When I will have finished this post i will pop into the kitchen, first to prepare a little bit for today's dinner, but also already prepare a little bit for tomorrow, Christmas Eve. I will make a potatoe salad with slices of smoked salmon, yummie! so I will cut now already the ingredients for the salad, and boil the potatoes. Then if we are may be a bit hungry later on, I have some really nice salami and a piece of french Camembert cheese, with some rustique bread pieces.
well, Christmasday you know already we will have rabbit, with home made apple sauce and potato croquettes. Oh for starter we will have a small cup of mushroom soup(I will add lots of fresh mushrooms to it) and desert will be Tiramisu.
Think, it will be a yummie dinner. Then if we like to have a little bite, I have some more french cheese with some toast or bread.
Next day it will be very easy. We will just have the left overs, and I expect there to be more than enough of it.
But first Jan and I can finally open ur presnets under the Christmastree.
I think it will be around 4.00 o'clock in the afernoon, with all the lights on and cozy and warm. Oh it will be sooo exciting!
Good, this is it for now.
I have a Christmas kit for you in more traditional colours, named it A Christmas Hug, together with Arlene;s clusters.
Last thing to do is wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!
Download clusters HERE