24 Sept 2012


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of September 22. If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

As I am still barking caughing although my cold seems to be gone, I prefered to take it easy and not to go outside. A friend of my painting course came over on Saturday morning, and we talked about Geneviève our classmate who had died from cancer on Friday night at the age of 55. We all want to be at the crematorium where a little ceremony will be held. No religious service. So we had to discuss where we would meet and share cars not to go with too many. It is really so sad, I had seen her 3 weeks ago and she looked quiet well although very weak, and then it went so quickly, but at least now she doesn't suffer anymore. The crematorium is quiet new it was very necessary to build a new one, because more and more people want to be cremated, and the one in Brussels became too small. This new one is located in the countryside usually a beautiful place, if it wouldn't be for such a sad event.

The afternoon I spent with Ilona, chatting over a cup of tea, it was cosy inside and cold outside and we both enjoyed this quiet afternoon.

On Sunday I took the bus to Brussels for youngsters of 65 on the ride is free and I went to the market, Mr. G. needed cigarettes and I needed some couscous spices and other little things. It was awfully cold because of the wind and I quickly made the tour, waited for my cigarette man while having a coffee and then returned home. Mr. G. was in Singapore, only virtually and watched the Formular 1,  even Arthur was not allowed to disturb him and offended went outside. I had enough from outsides and although there was an Old Timer race in Waterloo, I stayed home and sorted out my pictures, did a back up etc.
All in all a rather quiet weekend.


diane b said...

I guess that is the best way to recover, a quiet weekend. Most of our weekends are quiet because we prefer to go out during the week when there are less crowds. Hope the cough goes away soon/ You are complaining of cold and we are getting hot like summer already.We are having our first summer storm right now. The first rain for 55 days.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A quiet weekend when you're getting over a cold is perfect! We're in a recovery mode around here too, so that's pretty much what ours would have looked like.

MaR said...

Get well soon. Our neighbor has been diagnosed with cancer, has had 3 surgeries and chemo will begin shortly. It's a terrible thing...

We had our domestic Oktoberfest at friends' on Saturday with Weissbier (water for me!), Pretzels, Weisswürstchen + sweet mustard, it was fun. Hiding in the shade since it was very hot. It's a local holiday today so it feels like Sunday.

Maribeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
Get well quickly! And up here in New Hampshire, it was also race weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway! It was on TV and of course, at the track, which is about 40 miles from our house.

Loree said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. I can't believe that it is already so cold in Brussels. Keep warm.

A Lady's Life said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.
May she rest in peace.
We always light candles for three days for our relatives and friends for their souls since the first three days the soul is still on earth saying goodbye.

I hope your cold gets better soon. I had mine on and off for a good while.It's slowly getting better.

Linens and Royals said...

Hope your bark is getting better.
Very sad about your friend, she was much too young but cancer doesn't care.