17 Oct 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. My car celebrated its first anniversary and I had an appointment with the Garage for the very first check up.



For this reason I went through the car wash and while I went through I took some pictures, always thinking of a photo theme. At home I also cleaned the inside and thought that this was enough physical exercise for the day.

Then I took my car to the Toyota Garage for the check up and while it was done, I walked over to Nicole who lives nearby for a cup of coffee. Charlie her dog thought I would have brought him a bone again, and sniffed and sniffed at my purse until I opened it to show him that there was nothing interesting for him inside, he was very disappointed !



After about 2 h I called the garage, my car was ready and Nicole and Charlie came with me to pick it up. Everything was OK and now I am in peace for 10.000 km (6.200 miles) ! I wonder how long it will take me to make them !

2. My cat Kim who hates to be brushed and runs away when she only sees one (even holding it behind your back) was full of knots and I had to take her to the groomer.



Catching and putting her in the carrier is exhausting ! And listen to her meow concert in the car too ! I arrived there as a wreck and fell on the next chair. This cat is a real hypocrite, while at home she makes such a fuss, at the groomer as soon as she was sitting on the table she purred and made pasta with her paws, in short the happiest cat of the world !

3. I got a phone call from my oldest friend, we know each other since we were 8, and she talked non stop for an hour from Germany, I couldn't place a word sometimes I tried to interrupt her but no way she didn't even listen. Finally I put the phone on the kitchen table, cleaned the kitchen, went with the phone to our front yard and pulled out some weeds growing in the gravel until finally she asked me what news I had ! We agreed on a meeting in a near future !

4. My inside/outside thermometer didn't show the outside temperature anymore and I had thought the outside box had been stolen.  I had ordered a new one on internet a month ago, which hasn't arrived yet.


The new one

When I saw one on promotion in a shop for a very good price I bought it.  I  installed the outside box in the hedge of the front yard, and found the box of the old one ! We had both looked at the wrong place ! Now we will have 3 when the Internet shopping arrives and then with 3 thermometers I certainly will know the outside temperature and how to dress !

5.


Next weekend we will have our yearly painting exhibition. A last briefing took place and we all gathered around the coffee pots and cakes and cookies. Our "administrator", (on the picture at the top left) a former teacher to make us listening to what she already shouted, had taken a bell with her and each time someone chatted, she rang the bell. We had a lot of fun because she still behaves like an old teacher and treats us as if we were all 6 years old. I brought her a stick, in case one of the little pupils were not behaving. We ended our meeting with hurting bellies so much we had laughed !

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14 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. glad the car is such a success - gosh I don't clean mine before I take it to the garage! But it is an elderly matron, like its owner!!

Glad you had a fun time with Nicole and Charlie .. even if it was only just recovering .. Good luck with the art exhibition ... and Kim - they are fickle creatures ...

Oh crumbs - hours on the phone .. well at least you did something productive .. cheers Hilary

Jo said...

Oh that Kim is a fraud ! Poor Charlie. He thinks of a bone as soon as he sees you! OMW that friend obviously can talk. Let us know when you meet and if you manage to get a word in edgeways. I love the thermometer excess! You certainly will know the weather now. Have a great day. Jo

Mara said...

I have noticed in the past that the older people get, the harder it gets to get them to be quiet! I can totally understand your teacher using a bell!

Faith said...

That is so funny about your German friend. I have a German friend too who just loves to chat on and on!! Yay for your car passing the inspection...happy driving!

Andrew said...

Number three is somewhat like I have a phone conversation with my mother. I have been known to put the phone down for a few minutes and then pick it up again and continue.

We usually make sure our cars are clean before they go for servicing, but our new car was not clean. It was washed and dried by the dealer for its first, tighten up bolts, 4 week old service.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Omg, my little sister is exactly like your German friend! She talks n' talks n' talks and you can't get a word in edgewise! - I'm glad your car is all tuned up now, ready for the next few thousand miles, and I'm happy you had such fun at your painting exhibit. It sounds like a lot of fun! - Happy Friday!

Melanie Lopata said...

Aww what a sweet dog. My dogs can sniff out treats and bones from a mile away.

Ha ha that is so funny about your cat being good for the groomer and whiny with you! Sounds like a fun personality ;)

Glad your car passed inspection! That's funny about your German friend. You have more patience than I do!

barbarah said...

I remember when you posted about getting your car - wow, hard to believe it's having its first anniversary already!

That's funny about the cat who hates being brushed behaving so well for the groomer. Guess she has the magic touch.

Poor doggy. He looks so disappointed.

Linens and Royals said...

Please try not to disappoint Charlie again. Charlotte feels so sad for him.

Willow said...

That cat! What a game she plays. I wonder if the groomer has a secret stash of catnip somewhere...

Hurray for a good Toyota check up!

Susanne said...

Your cat made me laugh right out loud. Isn't that just like at cat? Glad your car is ready for new adventures.

nikkipolani said...

Poor Charlie. But he has hopes and maybe one day he'll find that bone in your purse!

Mina Menon said...

Fav fives tht indeed make daily life simple n happier

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Had to laugh about the phone call. I have a friend exactly like that. Next time I'll try putting the phone down like you did ;>)