23 May 2014



I finally managed to make a picture of our aqua gym class, with everybody in the water and the view we have from the swimming pool.

In the afternoon I went to Ilona to bring her some pictures on my USB key which she had lost when her computer broke down. There were holiday pictures and also pictures from her cats.

She showed me her painting which is now finished and I like it very much.
We sat on her terrace in the sunshine and in the evening I saw that I had taken some colors.

2. Nicole came for a short visit and dog Charlie's first action was to empty all the bowls of my cats. Then he made his tour in the house met my cats laying on the beds, which seemed of no interest to him neither to the cats before he settled down with us in the garden.

3. I finally bought some flowers to plant in my pots and gathered all my courage to plant them ! It's hard work when you don't like to do garden work !

Arthur my little helper and supervisor followed me to each pot and probably thought I was preparing new litter boxes for him. What a disappointment when instead I planted flowers ! I am quite happy with the result.

4. After a long pause I returned to my Yoga class and noticed with pleasure that I hadn't become rusty at all, thanks to the exercises I do each morning.

To bring some animation into the house, my cat Pookie brought a bird in ! The poor thing was still alive and Mr. G. ran behind Pookie to safe it. Although Pookie is 16 years old and has problems with her hind legs and can't jump anymore, she has nothing lost in her speed and disappeared with the bird in the Garage. Mr. G. who has no leg problems was not quick enough and could only clean the Garage later which was full of feathers !

5. After our painting class Ilona came to pick up dishes and cups for the birthday party she will give on Sunday for her mother's 90 birthday.

I made a little birthday card which I will put together with my gift. She doesn't look her age at all and still lives alone in her apartment. She cooks her meals, bakes cakes goes out and travels ! With 87 she made a tour through Egypt, Israel, and Jordan ! To me she is an example how you can age without medications ! She doesn't need any !

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Linens and Royals said...

The Aqua Gym class looks fun. Do you ride the exercise bikes before or after your swim?
The birthday card you made is very pretty.

Hazel said...

Charlie sounds cheeky. Poor Arthur - no litter box for him. Hugs :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Beautiful picture. Looks like you been busy and enjoying life.

Coffee is on

Friko said...

What a wonderful pool you have there. No wonder you like going there.

All in all, it seems that your life is pretty pleasant, in spite of the killer cat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's good at our age to know older role-models like Ilona's mother. Yes -- the longer you can go without meds the better!! busy happy days at your house.... I love the swimming pool, you are so lucky to have such a scenic one. I remember the story about where it is, and it is good to see it (and all you lovely swimmers).

eastcoastlife said...

You are so active, which is good. Hope I would be able to lead an active ageing life. :)

Mara said...

I wonder whether Oswin will be so nice and bring me birds and mice when she will finally be allowed out. For now she prefers playing with her play mouse!

Susanne said...

I taken Aquatic fitness classes before and they are lots of fun. Love that you have a "supervisor" while you do the planting. I'm getting to that this weekend too now that the weather is co-operating.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

What a beautiful venue for your acqua gym class! Must be relaxing just to go there. Glad you got your flowers planted. They always perk things up. Have a great week ahead.

Anonymous said...

The pool looks so inviting.

I'm not too fond of gardening, either, but I do like some flowers here and there.

Hootin' Anni said...

#2 made me laugh.

Willow said...

Pookie is amazing. :)
I like that painting too--beautiful. So are the flowers.

Jerralea said...

What a beautiful view you have for the aqua gym class!

I like your friend's painting. Love the colors.

It's always encouraging to hear of people who don't let their age hold them back from enjoying life. Happy birthday to your friend's mother.