Monday was a day for funerals ! It was dark and it rained the whole day. I think I become like my cats, they are contagious !
They lay around on all available places and sleep only interrupted by their hungry stomachs. I made a Television cure ordered T-shirts and cat food on Internet and was exhausted in the evening !
Next day it was better and at least I could do my shopping. We had nothing to eat anymore. That's the only thing which disturbes Mr. G. I can disappear the whole day, but I have to think of supper ! For that he and his cat Arthur are exactly the same. Both routine beings, they are hungry at the same time, the only thing which differentiates them is the noise they make when they are hungry ! Arthur meows operas while Mr. G. sneaks around in the kitchen to check if the meal will be in time.
There were a lot of people this time in our aqua gym course, instead of 10 or 11 we were 14 ! The water raised and one who is real short had the water until her chin. We suggested her to do the gymnastic on stilts ! It was fun we are really a very nice group.
This time it was my turn to receive our Scrabble group. Again I went to my "Stonemanor" shop which only sells British products.
I bought pancakes, blueberry jam, clotted cream and Donuts filled with cream and blueberry. They ate like horses and loved it so much, that they when they left all went to the shop to buy these pancakes which nobody knews, as ours are very thin and big.
There was a general strike in Belgium and the whole country was paralyzed. No public transport, airports closed, post closed, the garbadge men didn't show up etc etc. Some shops were open but in front of supermarkets or malls there were strikers who hindered people to shop. We didn't realize very much except that there was no airplane noise and no traffic jams so that was rather good. The strike was organized by all unions to protest against increasing prices and no salary increase and other things. They are right the country is badly managed. And we are again without government since a couple of month.
But outside Brussels, there was nothing but silence !
In our painting class there was nothing new, and I forgot to take pictures for our Facebook page. Some had started new paintings others finished, I was hanging in the middle I was not very much motivated.
After painting we went for lunch in the Carrefour "Lunch garden". It was full ! We wondered why and then the penny dropped ! It was Valentine's day and lots of couples had lunch together. We didn't stay long because Nicole and I wanted to go to the hairdresser who is in the same building you don't need an appointment there and I only had to wait for 10 min.
Then I drove home to pick up my nearly 20 year old cat Kim, whose claws were too long as she doesn't walk very much and doesn't sharpen her claws anymore.
Although I brush her nearly every day, there were a whole bunch of hairs coming out of her fur. She seemed to be very happy and for once even did a little walk in the garden.
Now I am more confident that she will make another year !
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