20 Jul 2012
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. On Monday I thought again it was Sunday, where we are supposed not to work, so I spent the whole day sorting out my pictures and "tidied" up my travel blog. There were a few pictures which didn't show up anymore due to Photobucket, who had suddenly decided that my photos were not available anymore ! Quiet annoying.
The Waterloo swimming pool had been renovated and I had never seen it. Last time I had been there was at least 30 years ago, when I took my son there with his friends so that they could swim and play in the water. Dominique asked me to come with her to see how nice it was now. And indeed it was very nice ! I didn't recognize anything ! The water was warm, everything looked neat and clean, the rules were strict, and apparently the roof can partly been removed so that you also have an outdoor swimming pool. Of course with the cold weather and all that rain, it probably was never opened this year.
We swam and did a little private acqua gym for about an hour, with the result, that when I watched my little crime story as nap time, I really was angry because I thought I hadn't slept but suddenly I knew the killer ! I didn't rewind, because I had seen enough of the beginning !
3. My cleaning lady had to go back to Poland her husband has a stomac surgery, so she provided me with a replacement. She too is a nice lady, only she talks too much ! That wouldn't bother me because she speaks very good French, but she stops working when she talks ! I had to escape and leave her alone giving instructions to Mr. G. not to talk too much with her, with the result that he went out too ! I don't know, I can work and talk at the same time. Fortunately she is a very good cleaner !
4. I praised so much the new swimming pool to convince Mr. G. to come with us, he really needs to move a bit, he is such a couch potatoe ! He doesn't like to walk, or other physical excercises, and becomes more and more stiff. I had to become very creative to make him move, by sending him down to the basement (stairs down and up) to pick up something, and also refused to feed our neighbor's cat while they are away on holidays, therefore he has to go out, cross the street, climb a little wall, walk through the garden and finally meet the cat behind the house. The cat called Chouchou (Sweetheart) already waits for him when he opens the garage door and walks him to her feeding place. Another exercise which he does grumbling in his non existing beard. But I am so used to that I don't hear it anymore.
5. Still having in mind to carry him (if necessary) to the swimming pool, I went to a sport store to buy him a bathing trunk and a swim cap, because he had told me that he couldn't come, his excuse was that he had nothing to wear ! This is settled now too and there is no excuse anymore ! He would never have done it by himself !
My other neighbor who had lost her 93 old boyfriend came over and wanted to be cheered up a bit. I tried my best, but I didn't feel very well, I think I catched a cold. After 2 h of whining always about the same things, and making no sign of leaving, I thought I have to invent something and pretended that I was so tired and had to go to bed. After another half an hour she finally got it and left ! If only she wouldn't tell me the same things 3 or even 4 times ! She unfortunately belongs to this kind of woman who always complain but don't do anything to change their situation.
Dominique came in the evening to leave us her new birds as she goes away on holidays for a week. The once she had before which had spent their holidays with Mr. G. were victims of Arthur ! This time he seems ready again, but the door will be locked with a key ! Now way for bird hunting !