Tuesday Feb 7th –
We had gotten flowers the evening before at the grocery store and Zoe had arranged them for me.
They were my mornings view whilst sipping my ‘alone time’ coffee.
Once we were all up, the house got a little tidying and then a snack was made.
A cheesecake was prepared, dishes done and a small nap taken before baking the cheesecake thing so that the apartment would smell good for the first apartment viewing.
We left in anticipation of hearing what our first viewing would hold, but our time was passed pleasantly, enjoying cake, coffee and conversation with the grandparents 😊
Opa showed us a teensy tiny, little bitty Bible😳
Opa had received it as a gift and we three kids viewed it in pure awe and eye squinting amazement 🤓
We heard good things back from our realtor, which was nice and also found out about another viewing booked for the weekend 👌🏻
Cheese fondue and tomato soup was on the menu for supper and it was so, so good
Mike left to go play soccer and Zoe and I vegetated on the couch, drawing, chatting etc.
Mike returned earlier then normal, face in a grimace, shirt sleeve brown with mud and a request for Tylenol.
Turns out he twisted his arm during a fall and in doing so, pushed his ribs weirdly.
The doc said he bruised his rib and to just take it easy… I was glad he had a doctors ‘note’ and it wasn’t just an overrated soccer injury… like most are 😉😏⚽️
Wednesday Feb 8th –
We left the apartment around 8:30 am and accompanied Mike to Almere where he had a meeting.
I say ‘accompanied’ but really, we just slept 😏
We kind of had to go with him though, since there was another apartment viewing that day and Zoe’s departure date was nearing, so we needed to get in at least a few more sights😉
During the moments when our eyes were open anyways.
We stopped in at an antique/second hand store and if we had a massive house with super high ceilings we could have had multiple, impressive armoires (to fix up) at our disposal, but I think you’s know that is not the case 😏
Into Utrecht we walked, fighting the damp cold all the way to ‘Mener Smakers‘.
A burger place which was decorated interestingly with a mixture of new retro and pastel diner vibes 😜
Hard to explain but it was cool… if you’re in the area go there 😏
The burgers were tasty and the fries too.
One major plus, they have mayo and ketchup at each table, free of charge and no limit, which is pretty much a miracle here in Europe.
The sauces and toppings on the burgers were really tasty but Zoe and I didn’t much like the texture of the burger itself. Which was more of a chunky beef rather than finely ground mix with no chunks or chewies, but that’s personal preference I guess
After that we quickly popped into a Hollister since they aren’t located everywhere and once inside, my self chosen, early Valentine’s Day gift greeted me.
Ultra soft, light, grey pj’s, with pockets 💕
My longing to return to the apartment only grew stronger in anticipation of wearing them😁
Thanks Hubby 😘
The return to the apartment brought on nap time.
Mike was flabbergasted and was like, ‘you girls sleep… more than you liiiive!’
I’m not sure that’s totally true?.. We are night owls and have tended to stay up hours after he’s gone to sleep, so we even out our sleep loss, during the day 😜
Supper was fresh gnocchi we had gotten in France, accompanied by some chicken and garlic bread.
The gnocchi didn’t amount to much, so a second batch of pasta was prepared to fill up the remaining space in our bellies 😏