And another week has gone by. Well what can I say about it. Of course nothing special is happening here. You have nowhere to go and no one is allowed to visit each other, yes one person a day. And yet the weeks fly by. It’s February already, unbelievable. On the one hand, very nice, because I really long for the sun, warmth, sitting outside, eating outside, reading outside. But on the other hand, I don’t like the fact that time goes so fast.
*The featured photo is when I cycled in the UK without rain!! Happy times!
Time goes by so fast
Not to sound depressing or anything, not at all, but as someone with serious lung disease I just think it’s so bad that we “wasted” a year now. ( not really wasted, but you know what I mean don’t you) And that time is passing by so quickly. I don’t think too much about it, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the new day every day and I am grateful for my life every day.
Well, on to how my week was. Of course I did work out at the physiotherapist on Tuesday and Thursday and of course I rained wet. What else is new! I’m almost getting used to it. I also selected some things for the blog that I wanted to change. And since I’m not very good at that, it takes me quite a bit of time, and cursing, to get it done. just like reels on Instagram. The sweet Sabina has explained it completely and I still don’t understand. That too will take me a lot of time this week! But I’ll get the hang of it!
What happened last week
Gerben was at home all week because he had hurt his back. We did went to the national park on Wednesday as it is to busy during the weekends for us. By the end of the week, we have sinned terribly in terms of food. I think we needed some comfort food. Quite tasty, but for now it is done with fried food. Sunday we went for a bike ride because the sun was shining and it was dry. But it was zero degrees Celsius. We only cycled for 45 minutes and when we got home I almost cried from the pain in my fingers from the cold.
I cycle on an electric bike and of course you don’t have to make a effort then. Therefore you do not get warm. In addition, my body does not have enough energy to keep me warm, so it was really tough. Also nice, a little bit, but also tough.
It was beautiful at the dike though. The geese were numerous and the water was high in the floodplains. At home we drank hot chocolate with whipped cream and biscuits, yes we still sin. In the evening I didn’t get warm until about nine o’clock, really. Gerben made delicious Mousaka and with a delicious glass of wine it was a wonderful end to the weekend.
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I often think of the past year as a wasted year too; I mean it wasn’t of course but it does feel that way at times. We’re hoping to get outside for some fresh air tomorrow.. perhaps some snowshoeing now that we have a whole bunch more snow. I heard it was supposed to warm up and I am ready for anything that isn’t single digits!
Haha, yes give me double digits too please!
I’m struggling too my friend with this pandemic. So glad you got out and hope Gerben feels better soon.
Yes do you? It takes so long doesn’t it! Thanks, Gerben feels a lot better!
I understand what you’re saying Nancy and fear that not much has changed. I have so many feelings about this pandemic. I hope Gerben’s back is better!
And it is not going away yet! Thanks Kellyann, yes he feels a lot better!
I’m glad that you are still getting out there Nancy. I never thought about the electric bike and how your body wouldn’t warm up on one of those! I totally understand your feelings about the last year. We’ll all get through this.
Yes and spring is slowly approaching, so we can go outside more! And when the sun is shinning life looks so much better!
Completely agree. The best thing we can do is finding some new ways to get out there and LIVE. NOW is all we have, Wishing you a better and amazing year
Thank you very much!
I know exactly what you mean about the “wasted” year, Nancy. My husband is in his early 70s and he says he just doesn’t have a year or longer to spare. Life is supposed to happen now, and cannot be put on the back burner if you have a serious illness or if you’re a bit older. I do admire your general positivity though. Comfort food is a great help. Grey hairs aren’t, I should know 😉 xxx
I hear a lot older people, I mean over 80s like my parents in law, saying that they are beginning to feel sad as they don’t have that long to live anymore. I can relate to that and it is sad. But on the other hand, we live now! And I am still happy with every new day! Our rules are extended Ann, and now I have to wait another 5 weeks before I can visit the hairdresser! My last appointment was in September!!!
I am grateful for everyday too! Live for today and make the best of it!
Blessings of hope!
Indeed! And that is what we do!
It has felt like we’ve had to put our lives on hold, hasn’t it, Nancy? I find myself really wanting to do things with my friends, and am sorely missing all the parties and events we used to go to nearly every weekend. I’m trying to stay positive, but it’s really hard, especially in the winter months.
Hey, if you would ever like to do a Zoom call with me. I’ve done New York, Hamilton, Panama City and Melbourne, Australia, so I am sure I’ll be able to coordinate with the Netherlands. 🙂 Drop me an email (it’s in my profile) if you’re interested, and we can coordinate. No obligation, and my feelings won’t be hurt if that doesn’t ring your bell.
Big hugs to you!
Ha!!! That would be fun! Yes I will mail you!
This pandemic has really hit a lot us hard- it’s like we’ve spent a whole year inside and on pause.
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Indeed! What a explosion of outings it will be when we can!
I know exactly what you mean Nancy and I don’t even have lung issues. I don’t want it to be that I’ve wasted a year, which is why we keep trying to go everywhere we can and keep our immune system strong. Even for me, I just don’t know what tomorrow will bring!!!
Hugs and love,
Yes indeed, you are absolutely right! We also enjoy every day , even if we can’t go anywhere. We make it cozy and fun at home.
I feel you but I’m really glad that you are getting out. The hot chocolate looks fantastic by the way.
Haha, oh that is so delicious! With wipped cream of course!
Hi Nancy. Though we’re friends on FB, I just recently found your blog and I’m enjoying it. I’m also a blogger, but I haven’t been writing recently because mine is a travel blog and we’re not traveling, due to the Pandemic. We’re currently residing in Georgia (Europe), where we are renovating an apartment, in a historic building. Lately I’ve been doing YouTube videos about our renovation. We should be traveling again by summer, I hope. My daughter and her husband live in Roden, Netherlands. My husband and I also spent time in Utrecht, Dordrecht, and Meppel, Nehterlands. We always enjoyed it, but I know how depressing the rain can be. I will continue to follow your blog and share your photos on Pinterest.
Hello Christina, how nice to hear from you! The county your daughter lives is a beautiful one. We often go there to cycle! I hope to follow you and your traveling adventures soon. It has been a awful year hasn’t it! Lets hope we can travel in a few months!
I applaud that you and Gerben get out and exercise in spite of cold conditions. I do hope his back doing okay now. It seems that you do your best to make the most of everyday. I admire that.
Oh yes we do. Gerben’s back is better thank you!
It has been a dreadful year Nancy, but I suppose we just have to count our blessings. And make the most of it. This too will pass. You are a pretty positive person I know. Hugs xx
Thanks Hilda, yes I am and I am grateful for a lot of things. But sometimes it’s hard. Especially in these grey days. Can’t wait for spring to come!
I also don´t like that time goes so fast. Especially since I am having kids time is flying.
In Vienna we are stil having a lockdown and are not allowed to do anything almost. I also try to stay positive, count the blessings and make the best of it. xoxo Ivi
That’s the way to go Ivana! Thanks for commenting!
I love that throwback picture of you cycling! Makes me wish for spring! I am getting antsy for some outdoor outings as it has been too cold lately to stay out too long. Even my 2 friends and I have not walked regularly at all lately.
That isn’t nice, I never like it when I am to much at home. But we get a very very cold weekend so I don’t think I will go out too!
Nancy, I feel like an entire year of life has been lost as well but I am trying my best to keep busy and not dwell on it. It is difficult though, isn’t it? But you look like you are doing lots of fun things and eating wonderful foods to get through this weird time in human history. And now I am craving some fried fish and chips UK style! Yum. We are having a big catered sushi dinner in a few weeks to celebrate Jeff’s retirement! I can’t wait! Thanks for linking with me, my friend!
Oh sushi is one of my favorites! Is Jeff happy about his retirement?
Yes, he is very excited! I think he has had enough Army for his lifetime! 22 years is more than half his life!
That’s great! So young and then already retired! It doesn’t work like that over here! Lol.
Well, he is only retired from the military. He has a new job already lined up working for a commercial and residential HVAC company.
Ah, and when is he going to start there, does he take a break?