11 Mar 2011

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE



more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. When this week started I was like an overcharged battery still full of anger and I didn't know what to do with my energy ! Instead of buying a punching ball, I attacked the bathroom tiles as the ceiling had been repainted and the tiles looked dirty from top to bottom. Mr. G thought that after that cleaning I would fall into pieces but not at all ! I still felt ready for the punching ball.

2. The next day I thought over my energy problem, now it couldn't be my anger anymore and finally I found out what it was ! Rememeber my light therapy lamp which I had bought a month ago ? That must be the reason ! From being half dead and feeling empty, this lamp brought me up to 100000 volt ! For a month I had used it each day sitting besides it for an hour and now I am blown up with Vitamine D and energy. Therefore I installed the lamp in Mr. G's office so that he will be able to wash up a whole house after one month of treatment ! Honnestly I never thought it would be so efficient.

3. My painting class decided to go to Binche where each year a meanwhile very famous and special carnival takes place (I'll write about that next week).



Finally we were only four (my teacher sits besides me) the others had to keep their grandchildren and couldn't come, because there are school holidays and the parents work. (I didn't have this chance with my parents) The day started with a lot of laughter because while we were exchanging our mobile telephone numbers, we missed the train and had to wait for an hour for the next one ! Meanwhile we had a coffee together.


The 3 girls, one takes forces for the afternoon and in the background I discovered little cats ...

4.

There was a special train for the Carnival to Binche, which of course was fully packed everybody wanted to go to see the Carnival parade, people were even sitting on the floor, it was like an exodus ! We were very lucky our wagon was full of British students and when they saw us arriving laughing for I don't know what reason, they got up and we had 4 sitting places ! For once we grandmas were honnored. Speaking English I could translate and when we got off the train we already had our bellies aching because we had laughed so much with them and the other people in the wagon.



Walking from the station into the city center we saw a stall selling carnival stuff and amongst other things wigs,



my friend Micheline and I bought a wig, while Maggie our teacher prefered to be a cow girl. The third one had flowers in her hairs.



We met a the little cat group again and also had to pose for people on the street they wanted to take pictures of us. My orange wig had a lot of success and when I was sitting on a step, eating a typical sandwich with a huge black sausage with onions, people wanted to take a picture of me. I felt like Lady Gaga (Gaga means "doddering - geriatric" in English).



Meanwhile the "Gilles" had dressed up and joined the carnival procession



Mr. G. burst out in laughter when he saw me coming home, he tried the wig too but of course his head is much bigger probably because he has more brain.
It had been a real wonderful day !

5. To celebrate our after Carnival, I had invited them for the next day



one was missing, she had expected an electrician in the morning but as usual at 4 pm in the afternoon he still wasn't there ! Maggie had brought a special cake called "double face" I don't know for what reason in fact it was a delicious cheese cake. And of course we had to squeeze together on one sofa because Sir Arthur the cat occupied the second one with his full length and nobody wanted to disturb him !

19 comments:

diane b said...

You had an exciting week and hopefully are simmering down a little. You are a scream in the bright orange wig and I do wish that I could borrow it for Sunday as we have Orange Sunday in Brisbane. That is because our football team is playing in the grand final of the A-League and their colours are orange and maroon. I would love to see the match live but we have been invited to a friends house for a dinner party. I hope to get home early to watch on TV. We will record it anyway.

Jo said...

Oh YAY Gattina! You're much more like your "old" self again. Glad you're filled with Vit D and energy and of course we grandmas should be honoured! I love your orange wig. I enlarged your photos to be able to see Sir Arthur. Oh my, that is SO like our house. We squeeze up on chairs, beds, wherever so that the cat isn't disturbed. We're missing dear little Shadow so much - still about seven weeks before we see him back in SA, Oh I loved your post. Attagirl! Blessings and (((hugs))) Jo

Mara said...

I like your wig. Very nice colour!

My cats just hinted that I should do the same as well: leave the couch for them and sit on a hard chair myself. As if...

Maribeth said...

Oh what fun! I think Mr. Gattino looked very handsome in the wig! ;o)

A Lady's Life said...

Well this was very inspiring and delightful and why not What do they think older people can't party??

My son came to me one day and said Mom your life is over. I have to do things now cause I'm young, so I need money for more things lol

Nice try. lol

ellen b said...

That is so great about that lamp. I had wondered about them. What a fun time you had with your friends. That wig really made me smile!

jabblog said...

I'm glad your week ended well with so much laughter. That really is the best tonic:-)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Oh, what a great post. I love the pictures!! I don't think I could survive winter without my lamp. It's a wonderful thing. I love that wig. :)

Faith said...

wow...you had quite a week!!! Hope you get to enjoy a restful weekend!!

Loree said...

I love your wig, it's perfect.

Linens and Royals said...

Stay right where you are Sir Arthur, I'm sure you were on the sofa first.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Putting the lamp in your husband's office just cracked me up! One way to get him to attack the "honey do" list.

Have a great week ahead.

Kay L. Davies said...

Our dog is sleeping on my recliner right now, so I understand about Arthur.
We live in the sunniest part of Canada. Even in winter, except when it's snowing, we have sunshine. But if that lamp can deliver energy, then I want some!
What fun you and your friends had. I'm looking forward to spending time with you, and laughing a lot.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mary said...

Gosh, that sounds like such a great time!

Gledwood said...

Gattina! J'adore ton chapeau/perruque!

Jientje said...

Oh boy, Gattina, you're hilarious, I LOVE your wig!

Susanne said...

That is very interesting about the therapy lamp. We've often discussed whether those really worked but I guess they must. If you still have all that pent up energy, my house could stand a good spring cleaning. ;v)

You and you wig made me laugh right out loud. What a fun time it looks like you had.

Vlado&Toni said...

wow, that was fun! i think there is always a reason to party and have fun with the girls! mr g looked good in your orange wig - what a sport to try it and have his picture taken :O)

that lamp makes me really curious now and wondering if i could as well get some energy from it if i have one.. really getting tired these days..

claudie said...

Merveilleux carnaval!!!Je ne manquerai pas ton reportage lorsque tu le publiera!!!!