Little And Less

Tuesday Oct 3rd –

If I don’t keep up with writing, I remember nothing πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


I know I worked out (trying to get back into after the trip to Az ruined meπŸ™„) and Mike worked at the house, putting up some more trim and what not.

He checked the mail and the wedding photo albums for our mothers had arrived and they looked great, so we happily awaited ours, which would be slightly larger πŸ’‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ“š


Wednesday Oct 4th –

Michiel had work to do with the bush business and Mother was out and about, so I had the house to myself and things to accomplish. Continue reading “Little And Less”

The Model Married Couple *heavy sarcasm πŸ˜

Monday Sept 25th –

After making us some lunch, Mike and I both headed over to the house.

He had spent his morning there but it was time I joined in 😏

The bathroom is shaping into the most complete area of the house 😁



DIY vanity and countertop installed and sealed? Check.

Mirror that was already in the house, cleaned and re-hung? Check

Window sill scrubbed of grime and shower too? Check 😎

It’s coming together and I’m really happy with it and having to stop myself from going out, shopping for towels, hooks and decor and stay focused on all else that needs completion πŸ˜‰

Together we assembled a dresser to fit into our bedroom wall.


We will have one on each side of the bed.

Since our ceilings upstairs are slanted, we had tons of free space past our bedroom walls, to build IN.

This saving much actual room space and making the dressers look pretty spiffy tooπŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Mike deep-fried us some chicken fingers and fries for an ultra healthy, heavy on the dipping sauce, kind of meal, which we watched from the sofa while catching up on what ‘Victoria’ had been up to πŸ˜œπŸ™ˆπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

(Movie series about, Queen Victoria😏 πŸ’πŸ»)

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The Cold, The Heat, The GuiltΒ 

Tuesday Sept 4th- 



Morning brought with it an omelette (which I flipped, in the pan, without making a mess and using just a flick of the wrist πŸ’πŸ») post workout and then much blogging, trying to get some recipes proof read by the mother, before I leave for a couple of weeks.

(She reads everything before I post it usually. Fixing confusing things and adding comas where my brain didn’t think to so I am sorry if these posts make less sense then normal πŸ˜œ)

I’d went through my assortment of clothing a few days back, trying to let go of the few things that I’ve hung on too, in hopes of them eventually working out and then never using them anyways πŸ˜

Moms turn to do the same thing, came that morning and I was her audience/judge.

Saying yes or no…or simply making the appropriate faces to show my emotion towards certain pieces, was enough of an answer πŸ˜‹

Lunch was a tasty beef barely soup, one of my favourites πŸ˜„


Though I am not looking forward to winter at all… the fall comfort foods are calling πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‹

The sis and littles came over for a visit and while we did that, Hubster and Mom gave me a pedi πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

(Mom did the scrubbing/rubbing and Mike did the french tip painting πŸ™ˆ)

Mom did her best to do my fingernails but with bad lighting and her wearing glasses now… her best…had seen better days πŸ˜πŸ€“


The packing had to begin eventually, though I did push it back until the evening.

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I’d Rather Bond By A Pool πŸ˜

Friday Nov 11 –

Felt worse than ever upon waking up, aching again and a constantly running nose πŸ™„

And we’ve even been eating fruit lately! 😳😜

Yogurt and granola was Mikes breakfast of choice, last of the French toast casserole for me and then we got ready to head to Doesburg.

Farewells had to be said to John and Inge since they were leaving for their holiday, so we went over there for a little bit before doing some errands in town.
We left with food since their fridge had to be emptied so stuff didn’t go bad πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

In Doesburg we planned on restocking our coffee bean supply but they were ‘closed due to circumstances’… 😳 Now, I really do hope they weren’t bad circumstances and everything was ok… but what about OUR circumstances?? What are we supposed to do if we run out of their beans, our black gold, java, happy juice, the stuff that lets me PERSON?!β˜•οΈ

I had a gift certificate from Inge to use at a store in Doesburg too, so we went there to take a peek and see if it couldn’t be used 😊

It could be!

Love how lots of stores here wrap stuff cutely in case it’s a gift πŸŽ€πŸ›


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Jelly Making And Spa Faking

Monday Oct 24th –

Early morning the birds are pretty fun to watch over atop the other apartment building.


I started my morning from the guest/nap room, taking my coffee to the comfy little corner and reading a little before starting the day πŸ˜Šβ˜•οΈπŸ“š

I read an article in a magazine from my mom and found this piece interesting.
It rings true even if you aren’t a christian, how having an attitude of thankfulness can change how you look at your day/life.
Doesn’t mean I do it enough though πŸ˜”
Just something to try to keep in mind more oftenπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Mike was at the office so it was my first day, in my own place, all alone 😁

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Frozen Waffles And Fall Fare

Sunday Sept 25th –



Breakfast was cheap, frozen waffles Mike had wanted to get from IKEA the night before.
They may be sad and pathetic, but we both can’t actually say that we dislike them πŸ™ˆ

We went to church with John and Inge, Mike getting a break from driving, but not a break from translating.
I wasn’t the only person in church who needed an English translation for once so it was a big day for Mike πŸ˜‰

After church we were starving, (as usual) so a quick walk to the snack bar was taken with others who were equally in need of food and once there, fries and other snacks were quickly eaten before John and Inge picked us up.

A nap was happily taken once we got back to the house 😴

Inge made us all supper and later on Mike made himself more chocolate pretzels, I made myself popcorn and we watched a Grandchester together before calling it a night πŸ«πŸΏπŸ’‘



Monday Sept 26th –


As I was still getting the odd headache from the car incident, I made some coffee to help battle the pain πŸ˜‹β˜•οΈ

I then settled in to work on the blog.
A title was proving stupidly hard, as is more often the story then not πŸ™„
And I can’t usually think of a title unless I’m glancing over the post reading what it’s about or looking for a key word I could utilize, so it’s a time consuming thing πŸ˜

I did actually convince myself to do something of physical value afterwords.
Exercise πŸ˜‘

Once that calamity was finished up with, I wanted to start making the soup that was intended to be supper.
I’d seen a new recipe on Pinterest for a ‘roasted, sweet potato soup’, perfect for fall 😏

It was a bit more time consuming then I like for making soup, as the veggies needed peeling, chopping, roasting and then blending.
All in all, it was fine but I won’t be making it often.

Thankfully John and Inge liked it, or they were just being politeπŸ˜‰
But Mike and I prefer a bit more meat and our favourite part was easily the cheesy garlic bread😏

I think it would be tastiest as an appetizer where it can be eaten in a small portion with lots of the (called for) sour cream and bacon bits (which I added to the recipe).
~ Roasted Sweet Potato And Carrot Soup ~

(Add bacon ^ πŸ˜‰)

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