Days Between Christmas And New Years

Sunday 27th –

We enjoyed a church service in Germany and then went out for lunch with some of the youth.

I think we should go to eat in Germany all the time.
The two-hour drive doesnโ€™t even matter ๐Ÿ˜œ

We ate at Varianยดs and I want to go back everyday, forever.
I had a sun-dried tomato and pine nut pasta served with bread to dip in oil and vinegar and Mike got a ham and cheese pizza.  
   
It was delicious and filling and aromatic and I tried to tell Mike I fell in love with the food, in Dutch ๐Ÿ˜
โ€˜Ik hou van het eten Michiel.โ€™

We departed from the place of my stomachs true loves and went back to Judithโ€™s.
Mike wanted a nap before driving home and I am never one to argue with sleep so we joined Sophie sleeping in the kids room and the three of us all drifted into dreamland.

Somehow Sunday naps are always the bestโ€ฆ A wise lady in Canada once suggested it’s because Sunday is the day of rest, therefore it has to be the best sleep ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

About 15 minutes from the cottage, Mike decided he needed a Starbucks, so we stopped and grabbed an iced caramel macchiato at 7:00 p.m. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Monday 28th –

Mike worked from home on Monday so after I awoke I made some hot chocolate I fried up some plantain he had bought and we ate that with yogurt and granola for a late breakfast…   

 

Second breakfast for him since he already had Nutella toast before I awoke.

I unpacked from the weekend away and started doing some laundry and cleaning up… I can’t say I love having him work from home.
It’s nice to have him there but he really messes up my routine of what to do and when and what to accomplish ๐Ÿ˜œ

He took a small break from working and we Facetimed with mom for a moment, she was making cabbage rolls… at 7:30 a.m.
Can tell having no kids at home has really made her slow down a bit finally ๐Ÿ˜hah.
So jealous of the meal though, someday I’ll have to try my hand at them but it seems like an intimidating day, far, far away ๐Ÿ˜‹

Once he was done work completely we headed into town.
We had purchased three dinner table chairs weeks ago but they hadn’t had a fourth, so Mike found a store nearby that carried them so we could take the old chairs out of the house finally.
Well shopping we kind of sporadically decided on purchasing wallpaper and trying to tackle that task even though neither of us have ever done it ๐Ÿ˜

We also stopped at a grocery store saying we only needed about four items… Not surprisingly we came out with two bags full.
Those grocery stores are dangerous places, that’ll take control of a person’s mind (stomach).
Enter them with caution is my advisory.

Back at home it was the classic unpack everything and then want to eat but not really to cook… So a simple snack tray with cheese, crackers, toasted tomato sandwiches and a glass Fanta and Coke made up our dinner.  

 
Tuesday 29th –

I had popcorn for lunch, maybe more of a brunch… I’ve never been picky about what time I eat popcorn ๐Ÿ˜œ
Getting my intake of vinegar with the popcorn seasonings brought from home ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Got some poppy seed ham sliders ready to cook for supper. 
 

I’ve had them made by my sister and you use buns but I didn’t have any so I made them with biscuit dough.
I’ve always liked these but I do suggest they get ate more as a side with soup as they have a pretty strong flavour to simply eat alone.

๐Ÿ”น Poppy seed, ham sliders ๐Ÿ”น

Did some writing and playing with Fiji.
Some cleaning.
Some laundry.
Pretty average day.

After Mike and I were done supper he wanted to get the bedroom wallpapering done.
So he moved all the furniture and removed our pantry door to lay the wallpaper on and after watching a quick little YouTube tutorial we felt like we could perhaps tackle the task ๐Ÿ˜œ
Mike is pretty much as tall as the ceiling so reaching wasn’t an issue.  
 

I was the foreman and considered my roll of watching to be critical ๐Ÿ˜
Honestly he did most of the work yes, but he never would have envisioned the lovely outcome had I not pursued it ๐Ÿ˜‰

After the paper was up I vacuumed the room and rugs and removed the picture that had been in the room and replaced it with the map Sarah had given me for Christmas.
All in all it felt pretty accomplished to complete it all in an evening and I’m very pleased with the results ๐Ÿ˜Š  

  
We took out the garbage which gets taken to bins only a couple of minutes away and then we relaxed a little before going to bed in our new room ๐Ÿ’•
Wednesday 30th –

On Wednesday Mike had to go visit a customer and then come back to the house to work.
He returned around lunch time and brought food with for us…
Yep, McDonald’s ๐Ÿ˜ 
I appreciated it and he probably partly did it knowing he wouldn’t have gotten lunch otherwise ๐Ÿ˜œ

I prepared some celery and carrots fried with seasonings and bacon to add to a sausage soup for later.  

 
I went through the house and collected the items we wanted to move out.
Chairs, pictures, potted fake plants etc. ๐Ÿ˜‹
So we moved those into aunties basement and then watered her plants and gathered her mail one last time before she will return from her trip.

Once the extra furniture was out of the room in our hallway, I was able to clean it out a bit and organize our luggage and make the freezer more accessible.
(Funny how we don’t realize what our mothers are instilling in us as we grow up… But the sense of removing clutter is so very, very satisfying ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ)

Turns out neither of us felt like having soup for supper so it was again a tray of crackers and butter, peppers and dip, toasted tomato sandwiches and chips later on.  
 

I’m afraid of the whole “married life weight catching up” moment …๐Ÿ˜ฌ
We sat and ate that in the living room while we watched a short testimony of a brother that would be speaking at the upcoming camp.

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