9 Jan 2017


This has been a lazy weekend in terms of moving, because it was so cold, wet and slippery outside that nobody went out when it wasn't absolutely necessary. I

After my morning Yoga exercises,  I looked out of the window and thought I don't have to get dressed, I'll stay in my jogging which is soft and warm.

what I saw was this, mist, a bit of snow and a grey sky. Very stimulating for going out !

So I decided to catch up on my computer work, which I had neglected, I was so busy to install my new little computer. With our language problems in Europe it took quite some time ! The computer was sold with a French keyboard, but I am used to the Belgian French keyboard, I didn't even know that there was a difference. The language is the same and the signs too, so why put them on different places ?  It is very annoying but why make it simple if you can do it the complicated way. The letters are on the same place but when it comes to signs there is a difference ! @ - _ & " are on different keys and it took me some time to find the @ for a email address !

Arthur listens patiently to my &#"@§% ladylike complaints

When I had filed my photos and  written my posts, I moved to the living room to work on my new little computer and to get used to the signs.

The view was not better ! Depressing !

the plants my son had offered to me when he came last week, started to bloom and they look beautiful.

On Sunday it was the same and I tried to change everything in my little computer into English because I don't know the special computer language in French ! A lot of words are kept in English but there are others which are translated in such a funny way that I shook my head in disbelief and had to laugh !

After supper we usually watch a movie together and I mostly have Rosie on my lap, but sometimes also Arthur, who is rather heavy !

They don't go out either they do a 24 h nap marathon, I wished I could do that too, but laundry and cooking has to be done !

I still found some Christmas ornaments which I put away, and the few Christmas cards we got, wandered in the bin, except this one, 

I took a picture, maybe it could be an idea for a painting;


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - the weather does look as though it's going to be whitely fearsome here too - we had a benign weekend - but it is coming ... and the clouds have really piled in in the last hour and look rather full of rain - later in the week we might have snow down here .. cheers Hilary

Fun60 said...

You made the most of the weekend as usual.

Andrew said...

As we have discussed before, the differences in keyboards are so annoying, as I find in England. Australia uses US keyboard style, but for some reason ours is quirky and gives us European accents over words when we want English punctuation. I am too lazy to fix it and we just work around it. But I think our problems are less than yours.

mamasmercantile said...

I didn't know that keyboards were so different, you learn something new everyday. I love the card, it would certainly make a stunning painting.

Mara said...

When I got my new computer I installed the Dutch keyboard as well. If I need to type in Norwegian I will get that, but otherwise I use the Dutch version where I know where all the special signs are. Well, my fingers do, if I have to look for them with my eyes, I can never find them.

Tamago said...

I get two ways to input Japanese letter on my computer. I use "English" way as keys in "Japanese" way are totally different and it takes forever for me to type!
Love the picture of kitty bouquet :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

My cellular phone was programmed in French, too. I finally asked Dick to fix it. Haven't used the phone since then because I'm at home. Maybe I should try sending a text to see if it is in English.

Loree said...

I love that card with all those cats. We had a terrifically cold weekend and it's still quite cool. But, for us, it's a change from the heat and I can finally wear all my coats and hats.

Kay L. Davies said...

I always smile when I see photos of your cats, Gattina. Keep up the good work!
Hugs, Kay

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cold and gray -- I would have left my jogging suit on too. In fact, sometimes I do even when it isn't cold and gray ;>).... I need to get back to doing my morning yoga routine. I stopped when I hurt my hands because I am a wimp and just didn't feel like moving for a while. Now they are all better but I still haven't got started again.