Monday 14th –
Back to normal cottage life after our Italian weekend.
Mike went off to work and I spent the day unpacking, doing laundry and straightening up the house.
Spent a lot of time writing and trying to sort through some pictures from the trip as well as taking some new pictures for upcoming posts etc. 🙂
Took out the shell bag and sorted through the goodies found this trip.
Ritz crackers acquired from Italy were a good food staple throughout the day 😋
Stuffed peppers were on the supper menu so I got the burger frying and the rice and peppers boiling.
Found a freaky little pepper curly cue INSIDE the pepper so the was a little creepy.
The vacuum Mike ordered for us arrived and I got to work assembling it and testing it out… fun fun 😜
Found this lovely photo that Mike took of us on the flight back from Venice 😏
I asked Mike to stop by the store and grab a couple of things… this is what he came back withThough most of the items he bought that weren’t on the list, he did have sweet reasons for most of the extras.
Sugar bread cause he wanted me to have a good morning, fizzy iced tea because its my fave.
Stuffed peppers and garlic bread were eaten and then Mike was exhausted so he went to bed, at 8:00 p.m. and stayed there till around 11:00 p.m… and then almost directly went back to bed 😏
I stayed up working on writing, editing and ate some more Ritz crackers.
With peanut butter icing this time 😉
Tuesday 15th –
I woke up moments before I heard a knocking on the front door.
Mikes birthday gift arrived!
I’ve been trying to decide what to get him for his birthday and it’s tricky because technically it’s a gift bought with his own money so I want to make sure he likes the gift.
I had considered both a new bracelet and a backpack (because he doesn’t like carrying around my girly one on our travels 😁).
The bracelet was found by chance at a small store in Lido.
He was disappointed I didn’t take his card to pay for it or tell the cashier it was a gift so it would be wrapped, but I think he will get over it 😏
The backpack happened by chance too.
I seen a backpack someone had at the airport and looked up the brand.
Mike then looked if a bol.com carried them and they did so I took it from there.
It’s a pretty handy site that I can manoeuvre around without needing english and the whole delivery next day thing comes in pretty nice 👌🏻
Ended up not going with the same brand but still found a nice one for a good price☺️
And I had full guarantee that he approved of the gift choices 😏
A huge chunk of the day was spent uploading the weekend post.
Choosing only a select amount of photos to show you all and then the internet wasn’t working, not wanting to give tooo much info and bore you all but also wanting to give enough to be interesting.
It all takes time 😁
Checked the mail and found a package waiting for me!
The next item for the upcoming giveaway arrived and It turned out great ☺️💕
It was Tuesday and since Tuesday is fish truck day in the village close to us, so Mike was picking up kibbeling for supper and I was making fries 😊
I tried to take some pictures of the glass pen during the day and also attempted using it.
It turned out to be a tad trickier then I at first thought but I got the angel eventually.
Mike also decided to take a turn at his glass penmanship before his soccer game started 😏
He had told me soccer was on that night so that meant I could get a backrub… ok😀 Haha.
Later that evening we facetimed mom and dad ☺️
Dad told Mike to adjust the tension on the mouse traps so we could finally catch some of the rodents invading the attic!
Invading the attic may be a stretch… we haven’t found evidence of mice anywhere in the house besides the attic so that’s something to be super thankful about at least 🙃
(Don’t be grossed out future guests 😬)