First a bit about our weather. We had some snow, really just a bit, nights few degrees of frost, daytime just above zero. But.... this week, if all goes well, we might reach at daytime already around 7C and nights real cool but above zero too! Isn;t that wonderful?
And if you look well at the trees and bushes you might already see the start of buds and here and there a tiny, tiny leaf coming to life.
Yes, end of this week, on Friday, I finally can go to hospital for the gastroscopie. Hopefully they find the issue causing this stomach trouble(although it is much less than some weeks ago). Of course we hope it is just a small thing and perhaps they can fix that, or tell me what to do, so I have less trouble. we'll see, cross fingers and have good faith. More we cannot do at the moment, LOL.
The same day Séverine, my friend Heidi's daughter, will have her birthday, she already will be 17 years old! Gosh, I still see her somehow as the little girl, that brought us our rings at our wedding!!
She will not have a big birthday party(perhaps next year when she will have 18), she liked to go out for a dinner with the grandparents and I can understand it. May be she will do something with her friends too, I don;t know.
so I don;t know if I can visit her(my appointment is at 11.45 morning), but I will send her at least a nice card and we'll see how it goes at the day.
We had a quiet week, all together, although there always happen things you aren;t waiting for, hahaa. For example a few days ago we had some trouble with the broadcast of the tv. The images had a kind of hickup at times, or some stations didn;t show up at all. All not pleasant. During that day and evening it went from not nice to worse. First I though it might have something to do with our tv(it is almost a pensionado, but it has to hold on a bit, not yet really the money for a new one), but in the morning I called the company and there was a malfunction somewhere at the lines or the server. But later in the morning all worked again well, what a relief.
I am surprised at times, how customer-unfriendly some companies are!! I have a bankaccount at another bank than the one I have my day-to day stuff. I need an annual overview for the tax-declaration.
My usual bank just sends it to me somewhere in January, no problem.
he other, however not. So I called them to ask if they could send me a printed overview, because I have no working printer.
No, that wasn;t possible. The account was a on-line product and I could download a PDF with the overview.
"Yes, I know", I said, "but I just haven;t the possbility to print it out and I need it for my accountant, who does the tax declaration and I want to send him all papers in one batch". Well, I could speak long or short, they just didn;t want to do it. I wonder why it is such a big trouble??? On top of that they have the overview ready about the end of February(which is rather late). All the other things i need for the accountant I have together around latest half of February. Then I can send it to him and he can send the taxdeclaration stuff to taxoffice somewhere in March. How sooner you send it the sooner, if you're lucky, you have the return payment on your bankaccount(if it is done quick somewhere end of June).
Because of that stupid bank have to wait for all longer than normally.
So I decided to change that account to my usual bank(if they have that special service for that more specialized account) as soon as possible. And if my own bank cannot do that, I will find another that is more customer friendly, I am sure! Can you gather that I am a bit pissed off???????
So we always have to deal with tiny or small issues during a week, some not so bad, some playing at times at your nerves, but it will all end well in the end(most of it does).
Then the nice thing was Jan's birthday this week. Thanks for the wishes for him. It was a normal day, but I made him a tasty meal, he had some birthday phonecalls from some friends and family, so all was well. Now we are again of the same age, till next year.
Unbelievable we are 66. Might not seem old to some of you, but for me it is a strange idea. It has to settle yet in my brain. As I said ofter, in the mind we feel still 20 years younger, but the body at times tells us other things, Quite annoying sometimes, but we have to deal with it in the best way we can, that's all.
Okay, not much more to ramble about, so time for the freebie. I have a kit for you, named it A Moment of Delight.
And I started already this week with a new one, so you see I am trying to keep up, LOL!
Have a wonderful week, stay all safe, because saw that in some parts of the world the weather is really nasty.