Realizations Of Life

Thursday Sept 21st –



Get up.

Drink coffee, eat a stroopwafel.

Feel bad about not getting back into a healthy eating schedule… but do nothing about it.



Mix up some cement pieces for an order.

Do things on the ‘if you feel like it’ list that Mom left me, with tasks such as ‘clean out the fridges freezer’.

While cleaning out the freezer, I came across some blueberry perogies that looked like they should be eaten.




Then found out they were actually raspberry perogies but that was okay too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

Other list items included ‘pick the ripe tomatoes and transplant plants’.

Afterwords, I convinced myself that since I was slightly a mess from completing the garden stuff, I should work out and make the upcoming shower truly a NEED, not just a ‘probably should’ 😜


Then it was time to start making supper for the hubster and I, as well as the sister-in-law and her littles ☺️

I couldn’t wait to try making the German meatball dish again.

This time with the ACTUAL seasoning mix I needed since the other sister-in-law had brought us some in Az πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



(Those chunks of mozza get melted into sticky, cheesy goodness, on top of the creamy tomato sauce and Italian seasoned meatballs)

It turned out wonderfully and since the seasoning packs for the sauce are relatively small, I think I know what future mail requests will be πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹


We caught up with the small part of our Canada fam. during the meal, coffee and cookies πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•




Friday Sept 22nd –


I had a house to clean and Mike had cookies to sell, so into town we went 🏘

Once I was done and Michiel picked me up, he said he had a surprise for me and then pulled out two pomelos!


One of my most favourite fruits, which I hadn’t eaten since we moved!


(Moved…moved as in, BACK to Canada. FROM Europe. Because we did live in Europe. Yeah I’m married, actually lived in Europe annnnd now moved back to my homeland and we own a house.

Obviously I knew all of the above things and was aware of the circumstances and what not, but don’t you ever have weird moments of realization about your life and where its at?! πŸ’πŸ»)


Anyways, he bought me pomelo and I was excited to be able to enjoy one once again πŸ˜‹

We grabbed a pizza to eat and then headed to our place to…shovel sawdust.

Yes you read that correctly 😏


Turns out, our upstairs walls are insulated with sawdust, so when Mike cut the appropriateΒ rectangle holes out for our dressers to fit in, allllll the sawdust filling from those sections, pooled into the room.

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 😊

2 thoughts on “Realizations Of Life”

  1. Had I known they were raspberry ones I may have eaten them πŸ˜‹
    Missed out on meatballs 😭
    Some of those said plants that needed transplanting were yours πŸ™„It was your reminder πŸ˜‚

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    1. Haha, and I would have left them for you πŸ˜‹
      I have more packs of the mix so they can be made again… if it hadn’t turned out, I didn’t want you’s to not experience the real deal, a second time πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for reminders 😘


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