Sunday, September 20, 2020

We'll have to prepare for fall!

 Goodafternoon everybody!

We have some gorgeous days at the moment with temperatures around 21-22C, in full sun and without wind even a bit higher), and we will have that for some days more. Later in the week, towards the end, they say temperatures will drop again to perhaps 18,or 17C, That is the normal temperature for the time of year, but if you would ask me, I could do with some weeks more in the 21-22C LOL.

I will first tell you some sad news. Last Tuesday afternoon I had a phonecall from Heidi in which she told me that her doggie Tommy had crossed the rainbow! It happened so suddenly, no one saw that coming.  Of course they all are sad and it will take some time to get used to the fact, there is no dog in the house.

And I say to you that I shed a little tear too, hearing about it. I will miss him too, he was a little bit our pet at distance, you know.

Wednesday I called the doctor for an appointment about the eyes. I could come on Friday morning, and after a short visit, he will give me a referral for the ophthalmologist. I can pick it up Monday morning, and then I will call the hospital for an appointment. I hope I can go there soon, but the doctor already warned me that they have quite a long waiting list. Well, we'll see what comes.

Oh, Thirsday we had the final measurement for our windows. They would come between 4.30-5.30 a.m. but earlier in the afternoon we had a call with request if they could come righ away(that was around 3.30 a.m.) Of course it was no problem, they did their thing, we had a few quiestions to ask, they were answered to satisfaction, and now it is waiting when they can come to place them. That was the only thing that didn;t please us too much, they said it could be as late as January next year! It seems they have a very busy calendar, and also the Covid stuff didn't help. But I will keep hope they might be able to do it a bit sooner. It is a bit of disappointment, because we had hoped for late November may be. On the other hand it gives us some more time to save some extra money LOL! Let's try to see the bright side, hmmm?

In between all that of course the "normal"things had to be done, but not truly interesting to tell, only that I took courage in both hands and cleared a part of a closet. Meaning I searched through some clothes of Jan and me, got rid of quite some stuff we NEVER wear anymore, still a lot of it in good order, but out of fashion, or we donlt fit in anymore. And also gor rid of some sets of duvet covers, that really needed replacement. Gosh, that gave some space! I still have enough sets, may be it needs another search through, and certainly more of the clothes. But it is again a good start. Next will be the towels, big and small ones. I hope I can do even more in the next few weeks. 

Yesterday Jan and I worked in the garden. It is about time to plant some spring-bulbs, so that we did. We still had some tulip bulbs from last spring, we stored them after the bloom and drying in the shed and I am curious how they will do this time. And I also had bought(of course, what else is new???)some new ones. So in some planters there are now the bulbs, with on top of them still some annuals that won;t give up blooming and performing well(due to the quite good weather).

And in the spirit of this week, when Jan said he could stall his bike at the moment perhaps IN the shed(normally it is in the hallway, but due to his falling accident, he surely would not take his bike for some time, and I stalled it in the garden under part of the roof of the shed). I took a look in the shed and saw no place for the bike, really(and it is really a small shed). What to do? I got rid of a lot of old wood, of all kind, some big cannisters with some rests of old paint in it, some folding chairs, we never will use anymore etc. Jan had some trouble with throwind away a part of the wood, (old shelves, and left overs from who knows what LOL) but I didn;t gave in and I am glad I was tough! Now we have quite some stuff that i can put on the street and then call the municipal service of bulky waste collection (they come collect it for free). Oh my, I was rather proud of myself. Now we'll see if i can put some more things in that collection. It usually takes a few days before they can come along, so that will give me perhaps opportunity. We save so much stuff, always saying it will come to use some day, or something like that and most of it never will be used again! Is that something that sounds familiair to you????

Good, I just made a quick break to taste the stew that is on the stove. It is a breasing steak chopped up in dices in some Indonesian herbmix.  They call it Rendang. There are an awefull lot of different ways to make it.Depends on the boemboe. 

Boemboes are finely ground spice mixtures used in Indonesian cuisine. Traditionallythe ingredients are ground in a mortar. A bumbu paste is created by adding (vegetable) oil

This time I made it easy for myself and bought a ready to use made bumbu. It isn;t always as good a freshly made, but I tasted it just now and it isn;t bad at all! Quite spicy, I can say. Well, I can always ad some water, or some creamy coconutmilk extra, also depends on how much the cooking liquid9water and some creamy coconutmilk) reduces. I already was a bit careful when bying the bumbu, I looked on the pack how spicy it was, smart hey? Yes, i like a little bit spicy, but not so much that your mouth looks on fire! And secondly, most important, I cannot eat too spicy, it gives trouble with the stomach. Not sure yet what I will make additional to it. Usually you eat some rice with it, but Jan isn;t a rice eater at all, so perhaps I just make some boiled potatoes and some vegetable, or perhaps some nudel, that's also an idea. Oh my God, always all the choices that have to be made, hahahaha.
First I think I will make me a cup of tea, and perhaps a bit of gardening, now that it still is noce weather. There are still lots of things to do in the garden, to prepare it for autumn- and wintertime.

You all have a lovely week to come, try to have some laughs and smiles and stay safe.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Busy with a lot and nothing LOL

 Goodafternoon everybody!

Another week has passed, in more or less nice weather, not too warm, just around 19-20C, but we had some rain and later this week more and more sun, and now the next two or three days will be as in high summer, they expect temperatures around 27-30C! Oh, perhaps a bit too warm, but still we should enjoy it, it will not last long and soon we will have forgotten how that feels.

It seems lately that Mondays are my most energetic days hahaha. I just wrote it down on the calendar to see what I did that day. I started with a bit of grocerie shopping, (my start is always late in the morning, remember that, I am kind of a diesel, coming on speed very slow, but once I am on the right speed, WOW, ) Coming home first of course putting all the things away, then I think I had a quick sandwich or so, Then I gave Jan a haircut, it was about time again.After that you always have hair lying around, even if you have a plastic on the floor to prevent it. So best is to do a vacuumcleaner round. Then I made a cleaning in the toilet room, not everything but the most necessary things, so the walls and so I left as they were.

A little pause, and then into the kitchen to do something about dinner. Finished it as far as possible, oh and also made finally an appointment for the hairdresser. Think it is quite a well-filled day.

Next day we had to go to hospital for Jan's CT-scan. That takes time, first the travel to and from it(it was the further away hospital, so it takes about 1/2 an hour to get there. Then the waiting and scan and back home again. All went well, and home again we took a cup of coffee and then I don;t know what i did exactly.

Oh, last sunday I also did a bit on the ivy in our garden, that grows like crazy, always, early Spring Jan already took away a ot of it, but there is still a part, that has to be done. We try to do it ourselves, but probably later in Autumn we will have to call in a gardener, that can take care of it for us. Nevertheless I could cut and break away quite a lot, without climbing on a ladder(If I donlt really have to, I don't do it, it is a bit tricky in the garden on the soil putting a ladder).

Wednesday it was the hairdresserday. Oh, I am sooo happy I went there, I have really short hair again and it feels fantastic and it's so easy to comb and keep it modelled. Gosh, suddenly it seems if I walk a lot lighter, LOL.

Rest of the week nothing really exciting, apart from Friday, when I , also finally, went to the optician, to loo for another pair of glasses. And after they did the eye-measurement gave me the advice to go to my doctor who could give me referral to an ophthalmologist, because i might have start of some cataract. Gosh, I did not expect that at all! Now isn't the opinion of the optician all conclusive(because there are quite some differences between the divers opticians), so tomorrow I will call my doctor for an appointment and see what he thinks. Never could be wrong to have a really professional measurement in hospital, because my last measurement already was some years ago and I notice that my glasses arent quite good enough anymore. But you see, when at last things seem to go rather smoothly, there always is coming something in between that scews it up(forgive the expression, but if really sucks a bit.) On the other hand, it might be not that serious, so we'll wait and see and act then.

Today is a nice day, temperature already is much better, lots of sun, and I am already happy that it goes eacht week a bit better with Jan. He even washed the windows at the backside of the house! With some perseverance I could talk Jan out of the idea to use the ladder, (which was only needed for the little windows at the top), and that was a great relief for me. The little windows he could do with and extended window washer I still had somewhere). Well, we can see through the windows again, LOL, and Jan feels better to have done something again after a longer time. Everybody happy, yeah!

Good, that's about all there is now. Oh, just one good bit of news too, Heidi wasn;t feeling really happy end last week, had something like a cold, although no fever. Still, with her health condition it is tricky nowadays so she had a testing for Covid-19 and was negative, so NO corona. That was for everybody a real great relief.  

It might be just the good tie now to have a moment in the garden, the sun is shining there now, so why not take advantage and enjoy the weather. Wishing you all a very good week and hope everybody will stay safe!

P.S. Yesterday Jan and I watched on tv a show of "Holland got's talent", and sometimes there are some really surprising auditions to see, as yesterday. I give you the link, hope it works for all of you. I found this something really special and it touches your heart. It's all about the first audition, with the puppet of paper.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Lot of hospital travels these days LOL

 Goodmorning everybody!

Our weather has improved again the last few days. Temperatures are around 19-21C, but with a lot of sunmoments, so we should not complain at the moment. 

Thos week Jan and I had to go  to the hospital because Jan had to undergo some tests. And as I am a kind of mother hen, I go with him just because he still walks outside with the rollator and it is sometimes tricky in the tram(getting up and then hold balance when tram is using his brakes). No, first he had this week a call from heart surgeon with result of last test, now he wants to do also a CT scan, to be sure all the stents are still okay etc. Well, better a good check than not I say.

And last Thursday Jan had to go to hospital for a gastroscopy. It was middle of the afternoon, a bit annoying, because Jan had to be sober for it, so couldn;t eat anything from around 7.00 a.m. Lucky he could drink something, like water or tea. So we went at time, I "delivered " Jan at the spot, hahaha, and went quickly to town centre to look if I could find that summer/autumn jacket I was looking for. I knew where to go for, now just hoping there wasn;t a that long queue at the cash registers. I was rather lucky, so now I have a very lightweight jacket, that still is warm enough and that I even can fould up and put in a small pouch, easy to carry with you. Wonderful!

The gastroc=scopy went well and quick, but as Jan had a light anesthesia, he had to stay there for about an hour to "sleep"it off. I went there around 4.15 p.m. had to wait a little while and there he came out of the ward. Still a bit sleepy, so I was happy he was awake enough to walk, we catched the tram, came home, had something to eat and Jan went back to.... sleep. Wow, in long time he didn't sleep as much as that day and night LOL!

Just before we went to hospital with the post came the appointment for the CT scan. That should happen next week, but then I saw that it was in another hospital. Normally no a big deal, but this was in one that for us was difficult to go to, bad connection, we had to take two or three lines, one with tram and the others by bus, very unhandy, by taxi it would cost us a fortune(and also difficult with the rollator). So right away I called to hospital to ask if they could change the appointment to another hospital. And in no time(the lady at the phone was wonderful) we had another appointment in another hospital. That one we could go to with the tram we have in front of our house, and it stops in front of the hospital. So we will go there on Tuesday. 

We also signed the contract for the new windows and sent it to the company. (so did our neighbor, we sent it in the same envelope). Now it is waiting for the date they come for the final measuring and then wait for the date they will come to place the stuff. Very exciting times(also very expensive, but it's something that will be for many years, and is an improvement to the house). When the windows will be places, we can go looking for curtains , because we must use probably another kind of systems to hang the curtains. You cannot drill into the posts of these windows, so it will be with a may be magnetic system, or plying curtains or whatever). We like to have the upper part of the windows free and the lower part covered by net curtains and we also want to have new drapes(the old ones are really old and a bit de-coloured and so). It's more Jan who likes to have the upper part free from netcurtains, for me that isn;t really necessary, and is we would take "whole"ones, it would be much easier to hang them. Just with a rail against the ceiling or wall. But all that we can do only when the new windows with windowsill are placed. Oh, there is a lot of planning etc. coming our way towards the end of the year! Somehow we will survive it, LOL, and I hope at the end we will be happy with the result.

I am still knitting every now and then, although I first should put together the blankets that are more or less finished. Well, I have the panels done, so now I must crochet them together and see what edge I will make to it. In the mean time I started another one, LOL. As I was in town this week for the jacket I also bought a bit of new yarn. Couldn;t resist it. I will make this into a smaller afghan, just to use when taking a little nap on the couch. That's at least the idea.

We'll see when I get that finished, It keeps me busy with my hand during watching tv, and if I shouldn;t use one or two afghans/blankets, I always can give it away. 

Oh boy, it's time I wake up Jan, time passes quickly when writing the blogpost. Then we could take a cup of coffee and may I will right away make our dinner for this evening then I only will have to put it in the oven later today. Seems a good plan( we will have mashed potatoe with sauerkraut mixed together, it is a dish that is made quite a lot here in Holland). Probably I will make too much for one day, so for tomorrow it will be the same(but it tastes always better the second day). There will be little slices of fried bacon in it too to give it a bit more taste.

It looks nice outside, so may be later today I can do a bit of pruning and cleaning up in the garden. May be Jan can even start to put some tulip bulbs in pots, so we will have nice flowers next spring. He can do it when sitting down, and I can bring him the things he need, and it will be good for him to do something again. He feels so "useless"at the moment, which I utterly can understand. He is yet in no position to do a lot, but slowly he gets better and more steady on his feet. It is just a matter of time.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, and stay safe.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Jan gets his training bit by bit LOL!

 Goodafternoon everybody!

The last few days weren;t the best of summertime here. Temperatures have dropped with some speed, we had rain, thunderstorm(just one LOL), a day with a really fierce storm, today some wind but rainshowers off and on, all with temps around 18-19C, which isn;t really nice summerweather. But if all goes right, middle of next week it will be better and temps will go to 20-21C with lots more sun.

Speaking of training of Jan, last week he had two visits to hospital which went quite well. This week he had his check-up appointment with his doctor of Internal disseases, and we had to be quite early there, at 10.00 a.m. It went well, with the tram and walking of Jan, and oh luck, we even didn;t have to wait long before he was called in. All seemed to be okay, but still the doctor wanted to do an endoscopy, to be sure. So that will be coming week on Thursday.

Jan also had to give some specimen of certain stuff(LOL), so after visit we came home, he did his thing and i went back to hospital to drop off the stuff. As I alwready was halfway, I took the oppot=rtunity to go to city center, wanted to look for a lighter coat, something you can wear in summer/autumn, when it is frisk, but not cold enough for the winterjacket. Something with probably a hoodie and that could have a bit of rain. Well, the shop I wanted to check out, had a loooong line of waiting people in front of it, so I skipped the search and will go may be next week on another day and time. Instead I looked around in some other shops if i could find something for Christmas present, or some things I have on a list of things that I could use or need, but that aren;t in a hurry, understand?

Didn;'t found much, which saves of course some money hahahaa, but....... I did buy Jan a pair of shoed. Yes, I normally don;t do that, because it is a rather "personal"thing, but I wanted him to have some kind of sporty looking shoe, and lighter of weight than the one he is wearing the whole time. I saw a pair that i liked very much for a very low price(sale of 50% off). So I took courage and bought them.At first he was a bit cross that i bought the shoes, but he tried them on, they seemed to fit well, so I think he is still a bit happy with them(which he will not tell me now, perhaps ony after some time, I know him!!!).

I am happy to say that slowly it seems to go the good way up for Jan, he even walks at times at home without the rollator. Okay, he isn't yet to compare with a running hare, speedwise spoken, but it's progress. Outside will be another story. Better to go for safety and use the rollator there for some time longer.

Last Monday I had another burst of energy, and did a lot of things I had on the to-do list and it felt quite good. Next day I had in mind to do some more, but got a phonecall of Heidi if she could visit us with Séveru=ine. Of course she could, It was great to see her again and Jan was happy too to be able to speak to someone else but me, hahaha.

It's not looking too good outside. There is quite some wind and every now and then a rainshower(and that are heavy ones). It almost looks like Autumn, but I n=am not ready yet for that. It was even so chilly yesterday evening that we pt on the heating for a couple of hours, just to get the chill out of the house. May be it will be necessary this evening too. It seems so early for that, so hopefully later this week with more sun and a bit higher temperatures we can do without it again.

Not too much is happening around here, as you can tell. Oh, I hear the washing machine making it's noise, which means the programm is almost at the end. So time to hang out the laundry, and take a look at my stewing pot with some lamb meat. That's dinner for this evening. Stewed lamb, with some onion, paprika, and some seasoning. I will make us some potatoes to go with it and see, what veggies I have in a pot. The kind you only have to warm up for a bit in a little pan. Easy does it sometimes, don;t you think?

I wish you all a very good week, and stay safe!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Our heatwave is done with.

 Goodafternoon everybody!

It is cloudy, every now and then a rainshower, and also some sun, and temperatures are around 21C. So that's a big difference with two weeks ago and even with part of last week. I love to have a warm summer but there are some limits LOL!

Last Monday Jan had to go to hospital for a test of his vains. It was somewhat early, 9.20 a.m., (for us almost like midnight hahaha), so we had to get up quite early morning to get ourselves ready to go.

It was now the big question if Jan would be able to make the expedition, but he did rather well. Okay, he will not be able to go for a speed competition in athletics, but he withstood it quite well. Lucky we have the trm just opposite our hose, it was more the distance from the tramstop to hospital that could have been tricky. The more, because they started to buils that new part and we had to go to the backinstrance, further away.

All went well, we made a restpoint, before going into hospital and also had a seat on a bench after he had done the test. Then back home. He is never a complainer, so I will never really know how he felt, but he looked good. The good extra on it was, that he slept very well during the night, I thinkk for about 6 or 7 hours in a row! That's amazing for him!

Same thing we had to do again on Thursday for another test. It went well also. so his in jury seems to heal, although slowly. He even now tries to walk a few steps in the house without the rollator. That still is difficult and I have some fear he does it too soon, but he has to start with it once, otherwise he will never walk without the rollator(and he hates it, I know). But he also is happy he has it and can move around.

That were the big things of the week. Doesn;t sound to be much, but it were time consuming expeditions, so those days there was left not too uch time for me to do other things(apart from having the energy or not ROFL). Still I managed to get some things done that were on my list, and that gave some satisfaction.

We also got the offer for the windows from the last company. Jan and I looked it through and we were left with a few quiestions. Well, I took the phone right away(wow, what an energetic move I made, hahaha) and had a real good and nice and informative conversation, I right away talked through a few changes, and only two days later I had the new offer with the possible changes and adjusted price on my doormat. That's a service, isn;t it?

We will have to talk once more with our neighbor, but I think we will both go for that last company.( It should be better too, because we got a little discount because we both asked for an offer and probably commission. I'll be glad if the signed order will go out and we will get a date for the works to begin. If all is good it will be done in one day. We only will have to make some area free from stuff standing around, take off the curtains, cover the floor at some places etc. the day before. I hope Jan will be able to do then some things together with me, and otherwise I will ask Heidi for some help, or may be Jan;s brother. We will see how things will be by that time. I think it could be done somewhere end Octobre or so.

For coming week I already have everal little jobs written on my calendar near my laptop(it;'s a good place for the calendar, because I almost sit every day for a moment or longer at the laptop and automatically look at the calendar, yeah, you know older brains, hahaha).

Gosh, tomorrow is the date of our marriage, we will be marries 13 years already, but together already for 28 years). Then there will be medicins to order and pick up, I should try to make an appointment with the hairdresser, may be already make an appointment with our plumber, who every year does the maintenance of the central heating kettle, and Thursday jan has to go to hospital again for his 6 months check-up appointment with his specialist for internal diseases( you know his liver and stomach and so on). So it seems to be quite a busy week, together with the usual things that have to be done, like some grocerie shopping, some cleaning around, probably some ironing, and if I have enough energy left at the end of the week change the covers of the duvets on the bed. I know, it all doesn;t seem so time consuming, but I don;t start my mornings usually at 9 o'clock anymore, I like to have a slow start, so there is less daytime left then, ROFL.

Okay, I think that is all there is today. I should take a look at my meat, that is on the stove, some beef that needs a few hours to stew, but then it will be so tender and taste well, together with some boiled potatoes(not my favourite way of preparing potatoes, I like them more out of the oven or fried, or made as french fries), but sometimes it just suites the rest, and probably i will make a salad with lettuce and lots of small tomatoes of different taste and colour. Strawberries as desert and we may have some plums later in the evening( I bought them and tasted one or two and they are yummie). Yes, we have to think about the vitamines, and better to have them from the food then from pills, if we can.

I wish you all a lovely week to come, and as always I hope you will stay safe!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

It was a hot and sticky week!

 Goodafternoon everybody!

We had a real hot and sticky week, yes. Temps did rise over 30C, with practically no wind, adn although we have a rather cool house, we did reach temperatures of around 28C(evening!), so in the sitting room it was kind of okay, but in the bedroom oh gosh, it was warm.

Because of that(and no we don;t have airco and no ventilator, normally we don;t need that) we didn;t sleep very well. Yesterday there was a bit of thunder and lightning, so we hoped there would come a rainshower, and ...... just a few drops and nothing more. Perhaps tonight there might come some rain, let's hope so, it would cool off the air. Still next week we will have good weather with temperatures of around 24C, which is nice summer weather, but better to handle.

As you can imagine we didn't do very much, it was just too much effort LOL. Still I went to city centre one day, lucky that day there was some more wind, and I took the better hours, and I found two pair of shoes in sale, one sandal and one low kind of sportshoe, also two t-shirts for me and two for Jan(these too in sale, and a nice sweather for Jan for just aa few Euro, and even found some presents for Christmas.

It all togethr was a very succesfull mission. That was about the most i did this week, only I think it was on Thursday, i gort a call from Heidi with requiest if i could go to her house in the afternoon to give Tommy a little walk. They were out of town and couldn;t get back early enough for that. Okay, I did it, but I wasn;t all too happy, because it was very hot that day. Never mind, Tommy was happy with me and that made the trip already good for me.

Last Monday Jan went again to the physiotherapist, it all looked good, and the man said for now Jan could do the exercises at home, but if he though something didn;t go well we always could call for a new appointment or advice. And it is going off and on so to say. Some days it goes rather well, and another day he has pain, cannot move too well. I think somewhere this week in his sleep he twisted perhaps the muscle again a bt and therefor was quite in pain the next day. It just will be a long process, with ups and downs.

Tomorrow will be quite a challenge for him. He has a research to be done for his vains at the hospital, so we will have to go by tram and then it will be a little walk to reach the hospital. I think Jan will be able to do it, but nevertheless it will be straining. I am really curious how he will feel after he gets home again. My prediction is, that at the least he will be very tired. And later this week he will have to go to hospital again for another research. And the week after he has an appointment with his doctor in hospital. Pffff, he will notice that he will use the leg a lot!!! Worst of all is that tomorrow's appointment is real early morning so we will have to take the tram quite early, to have enough time to walk in quiet pace to the hospital. 

It will all end well, I think, but at the moment Jan isn;t feeling very happy, because he cannot do the thing he would like, like working a bit in the garden, taking a little walk(without rollator), or moving around without trouble etc. I know it can be very frustrating.

In the mean time we still are kind of busy with the window stuff. I am still waiting for one offer, and then the neighbour and we will have to decide which company we will take, so that all can be done before the end of autumn, I hope.

When that starts(the window placing I mean) next thing will be searching for some new (net)curtains and probably drapes too, because the ones we have yet are very old and showing it slowly LOL. But because the new windows are made with high quality plastic frames(they just look like wooden, but you don;t have to paint them anymore, hoorray), we have to have another system for hanging of the net curtains. It isn;t advoced at all to drill into those frames. But I already saw on the internet that there are special systems for it and quite ingenious too. So aftr we have the windows right away choose some curtains and let them make and I also want them to be hung uup by the curtain shop/company. 

Oh, still so many things that need to be done or bought, but with Jan not able to walk much, that all has to wait for a bit, because we need to go to several shops for it. All will be good in the end, it only will take some more time I guess.

This evening we will have a bun or may be two with some pulled pork meat on it, perhaps a bit of salad aside. I didn't have courage to cook a whole meal today, so the pork I only have to warm up in the oven for may be 25 minutes and we can eat. Very easy and quick and not much trouble too. Tomorrow the temperature will be a few degrees less, so I will cook again kind of properly, hahaha.

That's all, folks, let's see how next week will come on. Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

Sunday, August 09, 2020

We have an official heatwave now!

 Goodafternoon everybody!

Yes, when 5 days in a row temps get over 25C we have a heatwave. And ut us really very hot here. Along the cost where we live, it already is around 29C now, in our garddn even several degrees more. It will stay this way till apparantly Thursday, then there might be some thinder and lightning and some rain, and it will cool off , still there will be nice temperatures, better to handle, like around 23C.

I love it when it is real nice and warm weather, but now it is even for me a bit too much. Worst of all is that there isn't coming much out of my hands, I become very lazy, it is just too warm to be very active, so I wait till temperature drops a bit and then I must do some housekeeping again!

Last Monday n=my friend Heidi came by to pick up the dog, I think he was happy to see her again, but may be he will miss me a tiny little bit???? That evening it was a kind of strange feeling, not having to go our after dinner and later in the evening, you know. However, how much I love that little dog, it also was wonderful to be able to sleep soomewhat longer on Tuesday morning LOL.

How is Jan doing? it goes better by very little steps. But he already went out twice or so for a very short walk. He also does some exercises every day. Tomorrow he will have another session with his fysiotherapist. May be there will be another appointment, and perhaps that will be enough(I know also that the fysio is going on holiday soon), so may be Jan will have a check-up session after that holiday.

Could be useful.

In another week Jan will have several appointments at the hospital, but I think he will be able to go there(with rollator, of course!) by tram. From the tramstop to hospital isn;t very far to walk, he should be able to do that. Of course I will go with him, I will feel much better doing that than sitting home, wonderinf how he will cope.

It was so warm the last couple of days, that somehow we weren;t very hungry, specially not at dinner time, so yesterday evening I got us some buns, and covered then with some salat leaves, then a slice of smoked salmon and some slices of hardboiled egg, and a few cut up buns with pastrami, salat and some cucumber slices. It tasted real good, easy to swallow and later in the evening Jan took a bowl of quick made soup.

Today I will have a ready-made borsjt(Polish beetroot soup with lots of veggies in it). Just will have to warm it in a pan, and I still have some salmon and pastramie and bread from yesterday. So a quick meal, that will taste good enough and we could take also some strawberries as desert. 

Time to take a cup of coffee now, and I will wake up Jan(he went back to bed early this morning, because of the warmth he didn;t sleep very well this night.). But now it is about time he takes a cup of coffee, and opens his eyes, otherwise he will have trouble this night again to sleep a bit.

That's all for this week. I wish you all a wonderful week to come, and stay safe!