14 Mar 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - RANDOM 5 FRIDAY

1. On Monday I was feeling really burnt out, after this stressing weekend, I had no energy left. It was a long time that this didn't happen to me, but sometimes it's just too much. I hang around the whole day, forcing me to do at least something, but I just can't remember what I did. The only thing which was very nice was my aqua gym group, we had a lot of fun and I felt comforted, because I wasn't the only one feeling like this. Too much taking plus this awful winter, had its consequences on some of us.

2. Nicole came for a visit to pick up the little boot I had ordered for dog Charlie's wounded paw, unfortunately he thought it was a ball and wanted to play with it, it was impossible to put it on !



Finally we managed to put it on his paw, but then he turned around in circles to catch the boot ! Finally I put it back in the box and hid it in a closet. But Charlie is very stubborn so he sat in front of the French windows and barked for the boot ! We sat in the sunshine in our garden and tried to calm him down. He only stopped when Mr. G. arrived and played with him !

3. I started to check my summer clothes as on Sunday I fly to Tunisia to spend a week there just to disconnect from everything and enjoy sunshine and the beach. It will be rather a health cure then exciting holidays. I go alone, I think I have to find myself again. As years ago I suffered from depressions I don't want to get into this trap again.

4. My little travel computer didn't work properly anymore and that would have been a catastrophe for me as I continue blogging from Tunisia. Mr. G found the solution ! He took Window 7 out and put a new Window XP in  and now it works perfectly. The only trouble is I have now everything in French and am not yet used to all the words. But I think that's not a problem as everything else works perfectly and my computer is not like a snail anymore !

5. I didn't feel to attend my painting class, I would have to start a new picture and my head is empty I have no creative ideas. But it was the birthday party of my friend Chantal, so at least I went there for the birthday celebration.



Our grass had grown so high, that it was impossible to use Oscar the lawn mower robot. As I was out of work, Mr. G. tried to mow the lawn with our old lawn mower. He did one half on one day and the next day the rest. If you see the size of our yard, it really seems ridiculous, I helped a little too, but had to give up. Finally we managed it and now at least it's done. It had always rained and it had been impossible to mow the lawn it was like a sponge.


From Sunday on I will blog from here !



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23 comments:

Andrew said...

Tunisia. That will be interesting. So, Oscar doesn't like damp ground. I would make him try.

Claire said...

I hope the warm sun of Tunisia will raise your spirits and so return feeling refreshed!
A great Random 5 and have a fabulous Friday :)

Lynn said...

I hope you have a lovely uplifting of spirit time in Tunisia. Oh my I wished they'd of had robot lawnmowers in my lawn cutting days.

Fun60 said...

There's nothing like blue skies and sunshine to lift your spirits and get those creative juices working again. Look forward to reading your Tunisian blogs.

Faith said...

Oh I hope and pray your vacation will lift your spirits and refresh your body and soul!! Wow....you guys have grass!!!! We are still dealing with ice and snow. Here in New York State we are all soooo weary of winter. The calendar says spring is Thursday......hm....do you think she will show her face??

Faith said...

Oh I hope and pray your vacation will lift your spirits and refresh your body and soul!! Wow....you guys have grass!!!! We are still dealing with ice and snow. Here in New York State we are all soooo weary of winter. The calendar says spring is Thursday......hm....do you think she will show her face??

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Happy that you will be able to get away and decompress from this horrible winter -- laughed at the robot mower. It wouldn't do very well here. :)

Jo said...

Three weekends ago I had a very stressful weekend and it took me ten days and three friends to snap out of it. I did continue to walk and also meet with my friends in this time, which definitely helped. I am SO glad you're off to Tunis; I know you will regain your joyful self! I'm wondering if Windows 7 is the problem on my SLOW computer at the moment. Did Charlie ever wear his boot. It looks so cute! Mr G is like me: although I love to exercise mainly with company, I HATE physical work. This has only happened since I have become a vintage lady. Have a wonderful evening, dear friend. (((Hugs))) Jo xxx

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Here's hoping the sunshine and beaches of Tunisia fill your mind with beautiful, creative thoughts! Have a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing your photos from the trip.

Snap said...

enjoy the warmth of Tunisia. enjoyed the story about Charlie and his boot! wish i had had a robot to mow my grass. happy friday!

A Lady's Life said...

The shoe must feel uncomfortable lol
Has the foot not healed yet?
Maybe letting air on it when he is in the house would be better.
Dogs like to clean their own paws and it heals faster.
Putting the shoe on when he goes outside only, will take his mind off of it.

Mara said...

Oh, some warm sun would be nice. We had some really lovely weather at the beginning of the week and were promised more. Well, those promises were broken and it's windy and rainy and stormy again.

Lady Lilith said...

Poor dogie. I hope he feels better soon.

miaslovetree said...

I do hope a lovely Tunisian vacation will cheer you up! Sometimes a change of scenery is the best way to regain a joyful perspective.

Poor Charlie! But glad he is still playing and chasing despite his hurt paw.

So glad you were able to get your computer fixed with a software upgrade! Having a working computer is always such a relief, especially when traveling.

Barb said...

Hope Tunisia will be the a magical cure of the doldrums - it looks enchanting! I loved the story about Charlie!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have picked a great place for a rest cure....enjoy every minute of it.

barbarah said...

I hope your time in Tunisia is uplifting. I hope winter goes away soon, too. We've had some warm days but then some cold ones again.

Linens and Royals said...

I'm sure a week in Tunisia will cure any lingering depression. When you return home Charlie's paw will be better, you will have inspiration for you painting class and Oscar will have tamed the grass.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I have been feeling the same way lately. It seems the older I get the more the gloominess of winter affects me. I like your idea of getting away to find yourself. Have some fun!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

How lovely to have a Tunisian break - and yes hasn't the weather been wet - which certainly won't help Oscar .. still we are getting better weather ..

Cheers and enjoy that break .. Hilary

Willow said...

Yes, you will need that computer to blog and post beautiful photos from Tunisia! I'm looking forward to those pictures!

Your description of Charley and the boot made me laugh.

I hope your Tunisian trip refreshes you.

Sandra Carlier said...

Can't wait to read your blog from Tunisia! Did you aready go there?

Susanne said...

My dog will not wear anything on his paws either! Funny that he so wanted to play with that bootie, though.

Enjoy that holiday!