7 Jan 2011
FRIDAY's FAV FIVE
more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.
1. From being burried in snow last week, it now warmed up and it rains. The cars have all the same color of grey dirt, you can only guess if they were originally blue, grey, red or white. On Monday I stayed home because the "Winter Sales" started and there always is a rush into the shops to get the most interesting and cheapest things. I didn't want to end up as a pancake, being overrolled by hysterical women so I took the opportunity to make some long due phone calls.
One started when Mr. G. went out shopping asking before "who is on the phone ?" and I said "Chantal" and when he came back and he saw me still on the phone he asked "who is that now ?" and I answered "Chantal". He glanced at his watch and stated : more than 1 hour ??? I swear it was only 5 maybe 10 min !
2. Finally I had enough of staying home and amusing myself with household scores as my cleaning lady is still on holidays and I decided to have a look on the "Sales" (Soldes in French) too.
Still snow on the parkings and rain. The ideal weather for catching a cold.
3. In Belgium there are "Sales "or "Soldes" twice a year, in July summer sales and on January 2nd winter sales. During the year "Sales" are not allowed. That's why people are so eager to catch a good opportunity. Sometimes they wait for hours in front of a store to be the first when it opens. I came back with 2 pajamas for Mr. G. and still alive. I am a modest woman, I don't need anything ! (you are allowed to laugh !)
4. My friend Domi and I really needed something funny to see and as I had recorded "Mamma Mia" which we had seen a couple of years ago, she came over in the evening and we watched the movie together and had a lot of fun especially because the film had been translated into German and it was so funny to hear all actors speaking German. Fortunately the songs had not been translated and were still in English. As she knew the story I only had a little to translate. Mr. G. opted for flight and escaped in his room to read. As there are no cars flighing through the air, no explosions and no murders or other actions, Mamma Mia wasn't of any interest to him.
Unfortunately I had to go out to do some shopping otherwise we would have starved, and I took the opportunity to take pictures of our street while I was driving ! (a new challenge ...)
Besides our mail box there is still a mountain of snow and a little Santa still sits in the flower pot. It's not a weather to do something outside.