10 Oct 2011


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While last weekend everybody was almost complaining about the heat and we had to wear sunglasses and summer clothes, this weekend was just the opposite. We had to take out our raincoats, boots and pullovers and needed a radar to guide us through the heavy rain. It was as if the dark sky had opened and throw buckets of water on us. It was not raining cats and dogs but rather cows and horses (or hippos and elephants !)

There was not much going on because of the bad weather, therefore I did boring household stuff and laundry. To cheer me up I drove to a huge new Garden Center in a little town near Waterloo. On two floors plus an enormous outside space there were everything you wanted for inside or outside decoration, furniture, tools and of course flowers and plants. I was so impressed that I forgot to take some pictures ! I only realized that the time flew by because suddenly I was tired and I wanted to sit down, I looked on my watch 2 h had past by !

And during this time I had bought a plant, and a pot for our living room and two placemats for the kitchen.

The headlights on and the windshield wiper on maximum speed I tried to find my way home. Thanks to Madame GPS I returned safely because it was impossible to read the street signs ! Only mad people would drive in this weather.(!) In the evening News I heard of lots of accidents.

On Sunday it wasn't better. I wanted to go to a Bargain hunting which took place on a huge parking of a Shopping center (Sundays closed, therefore enough space for flea market sales) but the weather again was so bad that I only went to the Waterloo market to buy

Many people had the same idea. I also bought some freshly made green beans, mushrooms in garlic and roasted potatoes, for our supper. As Christians are not allowed to work on Sundays, I don't cook !

And because it was so depressive outside, I went to "my" Indian shop. There it is quiet and peaceful with lovely "zen" music and they offer you Indian coffee, which has nothing to do with our coffee it tastes more like tea. And to give me a little treat for this bad weather I bought this beautiful red necklace. I don't know of what it is made, because it is not out of plastic or wood. I also bought a night creme there. The benefits of this shop is helping Indian children so that they can go to school.

When I came home, Dominique was there, Mr. G. had picked her up at the airport, she returned from a pilgrimage in Turkey and Patmos(Greek Island) on the traces of St. Mary and St. John. She had enjoyed her roundtrip very much and had brought us this little tree out of semi precious stones.
It found it place of honor besides .... a cat !


Jo said...

Hi Gattina, sorry about your bad weather. I wish you were here with me in this beautiful sunny valley! I love the cat themes in all you bought at the garden centre which sounds like my kind of shop! You and Mr G are so kindhearted, last week you were driving your friends to hospital and elsewhere, this weekend he fetches your friend from the airport, Good friends attract good friends. Have a GREAT week. Jo

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh Gattina, the weather is awful here as well.
Glad that you came back home safe and glad that you have GPS in your car.

Here during the weekend I was studying French and it was not funny :(

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I love the good luck tree with the cat! They seem to fit perfectly :)
My husband cooked three things. soup sstuffed eggplants and tomatoes and he roasted lamb with potatoes. I am so spoiled now that I can't use my wrist for chopping lol
I try but I don;t do myself a favor. The weather was dull and wet here too. Then my son brought me flowers for my birthday.He said he didn't forget. lol

Maribeth said...

Your weekend was far busier than mine, but I did have a good time with Mandy and Matt, so that was great!