Saturday, March 11, 2023

H0pefully winter will be over for now

 Goodafternoon everybody!

Yes I know, I skipped a week but as there isn;t all too much that happens, why talking about nothing at all hey?

Our weather has been a bit cold, at least the last week, but there is again hope, temperatures will go up again and also during the night. So in a day or may be two no more frost at night is nice already. Today the sun is shining as yesterday it was amost raining all day and even wet snow. 

I am still busy clearing out and that will go on for much longer too, but it is nice, you know. I am for all busy with all the books we have and that are so many! And I know lots of them I will no re-read again so better get rid of them. As now-a-days you almost get no money for them I have found another way. Every few days or so I fill a big plastic shopping bag(as you have in the supermarket e.g.) with books of all kind a real mix from art books to detectives novels etc. I put a little label on them reading: Free to take. Books of all kind. And there seem to be people who really like those bags, because almost every time they are gone within a few hours time! Somebody else happy and I am happy. There are still loads of books I want to get rid of but..... some shelves are a lot emptier now, yippee!

This week I also sent the paperwork to my accountant for the taxes of every year and I also had a letter from the taxoffice to send data for inheritance tax. You always have to do that, but I don;t think I will have to pay anything. Glad my accountant is working on that too. I am no good in taxstuff.

Then it might be I will spend some time at Heidi's house, helping her to pack things, because it might be she will go to another appartment, one that will be more to her and her husbands liking and also much nearer to my house and easier to get to with just one tram. Oh, I hope they will be granted to hire the place and so exciting times are near for her.

It would be fantastic if she would move to that new appartment and she will be nearer to me. Then it will be easier to sometimes hopp in to have a cup of coffee or so, which now is quite difficult. To go to her the whole trip takes at least 45 minutes so just a bit too long you know. Might be that the move will happen in about a month or so if all comes together. We'll see!

What else I am spending time to or with? Well, almost every day I have the visit of Muppet the cat. In the evenings I watch a lot of tv while I am knitting with yarn I have still so many of. I am jut making larger squares in several patterns, and as I dont know what to do with them I think I will fill a big bag with them and put them on the sidewalk also, with a little paper on it saying: for the creative mind, take it for free. I am sure someone can do something nice with it.

And as the weather might get a bit better I first should demolish a cabinet that still is standing in the garden. I might ask for a bit of help with that, and then I can call the bulky waste collection service to pick it up, together with a few boxes with stuff I dont want anymore. So you see, I stay busy.

And I just started to try my hand on Zentangle. Do you kow that? It looks nice and you can make some beautiful art with it. I am just starting so now it all looks till not as easy as they do appear, but I want to give it a good try.

Here are a few examples(there are so many to see on the web, for all on Pinterest)

I am curious if I ever will be able to make something liike this, but...... practise makes perfect they say LOL.

Okay, I think I will make myself a cup of tea or may be chocolate now and later perhaps do a bit of practising the zentangle.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, till next time!


Beth Reed said...

I do hope that your friend gets the apartment, I know that you will enjoy having her close to you. I will wish her and her husband the best!

I do enjoy the patterns. I think that the last one and the first one are to my liking. Miss Edna bought me a book like that one years ago and I still have some pages left from it that I worked on and yes they do say that practice makes perfect!

Great idea about the books and the knitting. I know that for me small bags are easier to carry so maybe that is why they are being taken so fast.
I am not so much into reading books anymore because of my eyes. I have glaucoma now so it is harder for me to see the words. Even working on my own blog or commenting is so hard now. Some days are just not good days to read and write anymore. It is sad, but I am alive and that is what I cherish these days.
Another idea for your books is the library if you have one close to you and if not you can also call them and ask if they will pick up your donations. I know that here in the states we have people who will come and collect.

It is supposed to turn really cold and rainy here starting on Wednesday. We have another cold front coming in and they say that we might even have some snow in the upper hill parts. I am glad that I live in the lower valley when it comes to the snow and cold weather, but it will be very hot soon so try and enjoy it while we can.

I have been watching some tv shows that I am enjoying. My son Jonathan has started me liking what is called Anime which is cartoonish for grownups. I was going to say adults, but I think grownups fits much better as they are nice and easy to watch. I am watching The Asension of a Bookworm. All about a girl reincarnated into a world with NO Books... but she is finding her way around that little problem haha.

I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your week and good to stay busy. Clearing out is always something that I feel good about. I need to do some clearing out here too. Maybe when it gets nicer weather I will go out and try and clean out a few boxes. At least do one at a time.

Take care of yourself dear and I hope to hear from you again soon. I really miss Miss Edna. I keep reaching for the phone to call her and then remember that I cannot so I just talk to her like she is still here with us. She is in lots of ways.
I have a pair of mourning doves and they perch at night on my fence and I think of her and her loving hubby.

Oh I am having issues with Windows 11 with my picture folder's are all empty. I keep trying to fix it, but I am not sure what the problem is but I do have them backed up on my external hard drives so I will be able to get the back on my laptop again soon. I have some recent pictures I would like to post on my blog.

I hope that the winter weather is over for you and you get lots of sunshine. Until next time, stay safe and take care of you! Many hugs, xxx

Snowy said...

Zentangle is very relaxing. I have a book about it and used to practice as well. Having the right pens with different thickness often makes a big difference as well. I will get back to it again as well....most likely when I retire and have more time :)
Hugs Snowy