A Misplaced Man And Many Walks

Monday 11th –




Monday morning Mike left for work and I laid in bed waiting for sounds of awakened parents to come from the kitchen.

None came for sometime 😏

With it being morning and me having an aching head due to growing wisdom teeth, I couldn’t take the growing desire for coffee any longer.
Out I went to wake up the parents πŸ˜‹

The morning was spent with much relaxing while coffees were drank and muffins ateβ˜ΊοΈβ˜•οΈ

The sun was shining but we were all reluctant to venture out much further than the patio. Eventually the coffee kicked in and dad sat outside to put together some fishing equipment and mom got out her camera to take some photos of her flower bouquets.

I attempted to make a flower vase out of the baby pineapple I had πŸ˜πŸπŸ’  

 
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Dad went out to try some river fishing, mom went out for a jog and I stayed to tidy up, shower and attempt to catch up on some writing.

Dad told us he had talked to a man by the bridge and learnt that the fish in the river are different then the ones he had fishing equipment for, so he came back in to the cottage.

Mom finished her jog but still wanted to go for a walk (weird, I know) so dad and I got ourselves together and joined her. 

As we left the cottage Mike pulled up beside us in the car, as he had decided to work the rest of the day from home 😏

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We told him we would meet him back there when we finished the walk.

Trees were blooming, sun shining, bikes were almost running us off the path and while trying to get out of their way I stepped in more of that stupid Dutch poison ivy stuff πŸ™„  

 

I thought a package in the mail was a birthday gift for Mike and in effort to hide it from him I left it in the mail box until I could retrieve it stealthily.
I went to get it and upon opening it I found a present for me, from my sister and niece!
Never before have I waited three days to open something that was my own 😜

We were all hungry so decided to have supper early.
It was time to let mom and dad taste the store bought, seasoned and bacon wrapped chicken,  so I fried that up to have along with rice, potatoes, smoothie and the mango mom had cut up.  

 

The meal was enjoyed and dishes were once again done by mom and dad.
I cleaned up other odds and ends and Mike somehow managed to avoid kitchen clean up, yet again😏

Mom STILL wanted to go for a walk so Mike suggested we drive a couple of minutes away for some new scenery.
We didn’t get very far as the asparagus pickers were out right near our place and it made us consider purchasing some, so we drove over to the store.
It was a nice little shop stocked with local items…but the asparagus’ were white! 😳
Something we did not know existed up until now.

Over the highway we went and the scenic walk, turned into a scenic drive πŸ˜‹
(My kinda walk)
Checking out fields, animal life and eventually an ice cream stand😏🍦

Due to the early supper the evening in the cottage came with guacamole and a show. πŸ…πŸŒΆπŸ–₯
I opted for some of the old dutch salt and vinegar chips mom had brought me πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 

 

Tuesday 12th –

 
Mike decided to make everybody ‘poffertjes’ for breakfast using his new birthday pan/mix.  

 

They were very much enjoyed! Though it takes about 20 to start feeling full since they are just baby sized πŸ˜‹

Once we were done enjoying the little bits of deliciousness and ready to head out, Mike took mom and I to Ikea.

We had all day if we wanted, no guys to complain and it wasn’t a long drive to and from, so we took our sweet time.
Mom getting ideas for her kitchen reno coming up and me getting way to many ideas for all kinds of places I don’t yet have 😁

We walked to a garden store beside Ikea once we were done and looked around there while waiting for the guys to come get us.
The store had bags of ‘shell gravel’ available to buy for 17€.  
 
That would be like a dream come true… A driveway of shells 😍
But I may look a little stupid sitting in my driveway looking through it for any good ones on sunny daysπŸ™ˆπŸ˜œ

Mike took us to peak in a second-hand store and then we headed to Zwolle to find lunch.
Mike knew of a good burger place so that’s where we ended up.  
 
I ordered the ‘homemade chicken nuggets’ only to receive a plate of chicken nuggets that looked and tasted a whoooole lot like McDonald’s.
Turns out they were.
Kids hadn’t liked the chicken nuggets they served before because they were too much like adult food so they switched to McDonald’s, but they never switched the menu.
I was glad I had gotten soup as well… Non McDonald’s kind 😏  

 

The rest of the burgers, fries and onion rings were good πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”  

 

Mom and I checked out some stores along our walk back to the car.  
 
They do have a lot of home stores with a variety of interesting and unique items here.

We went into ‘Sissy Boy’ where Mom found a soft towel/blanket and bought me a pretty little gold spoon to use in my coffee 😊  

 

(I always leave a spoon in my coffee cup while I drink it… I don’t know why and I don’t use it to slurp my coffee so it’s just a weird Jess thing πŸ˜‹)

The cashier there was very friendly and told Mike to look after me well once mom and dad leave😊

After we left the store someone said we should have left one of our art cards there but I didn’t want to go back as I found it embarrassing.  
 
Dad ended up taking my card and giving it to our nice cashier πŸ™ˆπŸ˜

A few more home and second-hand stores were stopped at and then back towards the cottage we drove.

Dad gets excited when he sees loads of wood.   

 
We had groceries to get though I really did not want to, but it had to be done.
Mike and Bob went for groceries and mom and I went for more flowers πŸ˜‹

Mom dropped her card in a postbox πŸ“¬ 

 

The baby barbecue was lit for the first time and Mike excitedly awaited the barbecued steaks the boys had found at a butcher shop near by πŸ‚  
 

I was going to fry some mushrooms to go along with supper but upon removing them from the fridge I discovered the fungus… had grown its own new fungus 😷

Asparagus, steak, rice and a steak wine sauce was served for supper.  

 

Though the pallet may not look that appetizing it was a good meal and more white asparagus was put on the list 😊

The boys were aggravating me 😏
Smart Alec comments and egging me on, complaining I didn’t bring them cake when they had coffee even though I was busy making them Nutella crepe things πŸ™„ 
Boys will be boys I suppose 😏😜  

 

Mike went to sit on moms bed folded out in the kitchen and after the cracking sound was heard by the rest of us, he told us he simply must have ‘misplaced himself’ on itπŸ˜†  

 
Off came the mattress and the wooden slats were put back into place 😜

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