4 Feb 2011

FRIDAY's FAV 5



more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. After acqua gym on Monday, 4 of us had lunch together in the new Waterloo Sushi "shop". It's rather a "New Age" snack than a restaurant. The menu was delicious, we had a soup, a carottes/orange salad and 12 sushis ! We all were so full we couldn't even eat a dessert ! Of course there were lots of subjects to discuss about, and how we would change the world ....

2. My friend Chantal was stuck home because her car had to be repaired, so I went to visit her and did my shopping at the same time in Nivelles where she lives. It's about 15 km, the same distance I have when I go to Brussels. She had found a very nice bed for her brain damaged husband (after a car accident). He lays there, can't eat alone, or get up, he is just like a vegetable. But this bed has a remote control can be put up and down and it is far easier for her to feed him. Drinking our Karkade tea still from Egypt, we were talking about what happens there, and both sincerely hope it will be finished by November, because we want to go back for our winter holidays.

3. Wednesday we has so much glaze that it was impossible to go out when you didn't have too. 800 cars were damaged and 4 people died ! Dominique, Chantal and I wanted to go to the cinema because a new French comedy had come out, but then we prefered to stay home it was too dangerous. But Dominique came over and we watched Julie and Julia which we had missed. It was absolutely hilarious and even Mr. G. who had the intention to leave us women watching a typical female movie alone, stayed and laughed with us. That's what we were doing during the whole film.

4. As I couldn't go out without risking a broken leg or rather a hip in my age, I took the opportunity and did back ups and other neglected things on my computer. I also had to write a few private emails and worked a little on my blog book, but it goes very slowly ! I don't want all posts to be printed so the selection takes time.

5. Our painting group was rather small because quiet a few had to stay home because they had catched a cold, no wonder with this wet and cold weather. I nearly finished my surrealistic painting, which is not so my cup of tea, but our teacher wanted us to paint this style. And tomorrow starts another kind of painting, all rooms in our house will be repainted.

19 comments:

Gledwood said...

:-)

Hi Gattina. I'm sober and normal for a change.

Not xanic. Which means not manic hence the x as xania looks far better than ania, which might look like one has something wrong with one's bum.

Why don't you do a post on Arthur.

Does he ever get sunburn? What with having white ears and all. Do you rub sunscreen on ears and nose in summertime..?

Linens and Royals said...

Sorry to hear about Chantal's husband, that is very sad.
All of your posts that I have seen are so good I think it will be a hard decision to leave any out of a book.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh that is not such a good thing to have happened with the accident. Poor people. Is he ever going to get better or will he stay this way?
They do miracles to day with the brain.I am sure you heard of the Woman politician who was shot through the head in the US?
They opened her brain for the swelling and she seems to recuperating very well.The Egypt thing is also very bad.Yemen apparently is trying to do the same but the people there are not literate. They are hungry and unemployed and want change.
So much tragedy everywhere. Makes your heart hurt. Well I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures, so you take care:)

diane b said...

The Egypt thing is a worry when you have planned a holiday there. We enjoyed Julie and Julia too. Uhoh that sounds like bad weather. Take care.

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! Sorry for the absence…
Julie and Julia is amazing...
Well, it seems that Egypt is becoming a risky place to visit these days. I'm not sure it will be better in November...
So, let’s move and get to the other side of the Mediterranean: Côte d’Azur... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Jo said...

Oh I'm sorry about Chantal's husband Gattina. If Egypt is still unstable in Novemer, just veer a litte South and come to Kenya. We're hoping to still be here! Enjoy putting together your blog book. Your posts are so amazing how do you choose? I love each and every one! Take care this weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

claudie said...

Hope the weather will be nicer the next days!Here we have a wonderful sunny day but I can't walking out cause my foot!I just can go in front of the house! As Pierre is working I am still here! Luckely I have a good book in hands and piano exercices and theater text to learn still!!!! And still bags to open...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I loved the movie too. In fact, Meryl Streep is one of my favorite actresses today. We had an ice storm overnight too...I took some photos this morning...walking carefully over and around the yard so not to break any bones.

I can't wait to see your painting. Will you frame it? Oh...and painting inside the house. I love doing that.

Susanne said...

I love a freshly painted house. That should pick up your spirits and chase away some of the winter blahs.

Love the movie Julie and Julia!

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Loree said...

We got quite a bit of rain this week too - so I am happy :) Despite the weather, you had a very productive week.

fruitfulwords said...

I agree that Julie and Julie was a movie that made me laugh too. So heart warming.

I loved how she stuck with her task even though it was tedious and difficult at times. Maybe that is what it is like getting your book together? I hope that you will be blessed and pleased (like Julie) when you are finished with your project!

fruitfulwords said...

I agree that Julie and Julie was a movie that made me laugh too. So heart warming.

I loved how she stuck with her task even though it was tedious and difficult at times. Maybe that is what it is like getting your book together? I hope that you will be blessed and pleased (like Julie) when you are finished with your project!

Mara said...

No room for dessert? You are joking right, you must be!

At first I read that your friend's cat had to be repaired. Perhaps it's time to clean my glasses...

Mama Mia said...

So glad you were able get some work done. Sometimes being forced to stay home because of weather or illness is the best way to really get those 'back burner' items done. :o)

Willow said...

It's always a good thing when you can use the enforced home time to do little projects. I'm glad you were safe, too, from the ice. I'm sure you'll be busy painting your house next week!

Laura said...

It must be odd -- and sad -- to see what's happening in Egypt after having been there so recently.

I love Julie and Julia! Such a fun movie.

Have a great week ahead!

Brenda said...

The Egypt thing is very tragic, I hope its all over soon. Sounds like you made the best of some interesting conditions this week.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

I'm glad her hubby got a better bed. That must be so very tough for both of them.

I was thinking about you when they started to tell about the Egypt situation. I hope they get rid off him soon, for all involved!