Adaptability And Sisterly Bonding

Pictures may or may not appear, as I am up at the lake with little to no service at the time being




Wednesday Aug 2nd –



Mike and I had a house to clean, him working on the windows, cupboards and then walls, while I scrubbed the main, daily living areas and fridge thoroughly.

It took a decent chunk of our morning but having someone else around while working was nice πŸ™‚

Mike then had a never before task ahead of him, refinishing a lowbed trailer 😳
The whole thing needed new, wooden slabs fit in and he had been hired by the family sawmill, to be the one to do so.

As I waited for him, I pondered the slightly changed, but still very much ‘Mike’, Mike.

He was up on a large truck, wearing work clothes, using a chain saw and hammering large, wooden boards in place, with a sledge hammer.

A fair chunk different from the months before, when he was casually driving his car to an office or maybe even working from home, dress clothes and leather shoes on all day, laptop bag in hand.

Neither are good or bad… just broadly different and as I watched, I was proud at his ever willingness and adaptability, to excel in his current situations πŸ™‚

(I do like the whole ‘t-shirt and jeans’ thing though πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ)


Supper was at the sister’s house and these name cards awaited us all in the driveway 😜

A tasty moose roast, baked potatoes, gravy, green beans and garlic toast meal awaited us inside πŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
(I love gravy… and she had lots of cheese and real bacon bits to top the potatoes so it was great 😎)



Thursday Aug 3rd –


Michiel had agreed to go clean with me so I could get the job done quickly, as us sisters had afternoon plans, so I once again had a work buddy ☺️

It was nearly 1:00 o’clock, when Becca, Pro and I headed towards Saskatoon, while Mom watched the miniatures.

Hawthorn and Wool was our first stop, as I’d found them via Instagram and they were having a sale, so we wanted to see what they were all about πŸ˜‰



It was a tad tricky to find, especially since we weren’t expecting it to have an industrial garage door front, but found it was and it had a variety of plants and pots, cards and a few home decor pieces and of course, wool.
Which I don’t need but did I knit or crochet, the selection would have been tempting, having a variety of lovely, unique, colors ☺️

Had we needed something or had a reason to buy an item/gift, one could have been found but we were just looking, so everything stayed in its place… though I would happily go back sometime when an item is required πŸ˜‰

A small farmers market was spotted, a second hand store and a large sign advertising iced coffees was also nearby, so we decided it would be a good place to park πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



Pro and I went and got iced coffees for us all at Nourish, a health food/vitamin kind of store, with all of the suppliers being advertised as Canadian.
Bulletproof coffees, sweetened with natural things like honey and I don’t even really know what else, made up our beverage orders πŸ™ˆ

We timidly tried the first sips, having slightly mixed feelings about the flavours πŸ˜‹

They were good, as far as having a good/strong coffee flavour, it was just the natural sweeteners and honey that maybe weren’t our thing?

All in all they were for sure better than most, but not as good as some πŸ˜‰β˜•οΈ

The lady working was very friendly though and the store itself interesting, if you’re the kind of person who has much self-control and really try’s to eat healthy things 😏

The farmers market was fairly small but Pro managed to find some tomatillo salsa that was pretty delicious πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

And there were some vibrant, bordering on neon, flower arrangements that greatly inspired me and I now know what type of flowers I will plant at the house, if I ever plant flowers 😜



I found a solid, gold and marble lamp at the thrift store that I intend to repaint and yes, I know, I seem to think repainting fixes everything πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ



On to Costco, where carts had to be filled with supplies for the soon to be taken cabin trip and soft, exercise skirts that were only $7.00, had to be bought 😎

I who hadn’t had time to eat between cleaning, getting ready for city and leaving, was starving.
So a poutine was happily ordered at Costco and it was probably one of the most delicious ones I’ve ever eaten 😜


We picked up the one and only Chester Fried Chicken on the way back home and everyone came over to enjoy it.

It was a busy, quick day, but a good one 😊


Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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