Back to ‘Normal’ Life-Throwback Tuesday

back to normal life

Hello everyone. I am  back again with Throwback Tuesday. Back to normal life! I started blogging again last week, after two weeks of vacation, but last Tuesday we of course had The Good Buy/Good -Bye Book! Do you like to participate next month? The theme is Camo! Read in the post how you can join us.

We had a wonderful holiday. Different, but very nice, very relaxed. Of course we missed England terribly, but what can you do about it? I have kept you informed on Instagram Stories.

A vacation in own country

The holiday started with my birthday on August 31st. Gerben and I went shopping in Den Bosch for a day. Actually I have only been in  Zara. But it was quite successful. Shopping doesn’t really feel good, I must say. To many people. But we had a delicious lunch and went to the cathedral. To our surprise, it was beautiful. Nothing can beat the Welsh cathedral, but this one came close. And in the evening we ate sushi in Arnhem. A Great start!

We went to Friesland with friends for a few nights and spend a night at my sister and brother-in-law in Giethoorn. I give you the links to both places to get a impression. And we also barbequed a lot. Just the two of us. And it was not always nice warm, in the evening it cools down quite quickly, but a poncho helped! And a bottle of rose too!

But it’s time to get back to normal life

Anyway, normal life has started again and I had a busy week last week. Monday and Tuesday were full of blogging, reading and answering emails, etc. Wednesday morning I had the 6 minute walk test. That’s a test for the lung transplant list. You then have to walk as much as you can in 6 minutes.

Well I can tell you that after 2 minutes I already think, pfff I already am out of breath, and after 6 minutes I can almost get on a respirator! But the test was good, I walked 420 meters! As for a healthy person, my age weight and length, should walk 580.

On Wednesday afternoon I actually had an appointment in the hospital to have a blood sample taken and an ultrasound of the liver, my disease is actually a liver disease. But it still didn’t feel safe to go to the hospital so I postponed that again. Denise and I went cycling and had lunch. We cycled 53 kilometers (because Denise didn’t know the way, lol). Working out on Thursday, Tuesday and Monday too of course, and in the afternoon to the beautician.

Friday I had a appointment with the hairdresser and the nail stylist, so I was ready for the weekend! Gerben was in a hotel all week for his work and then I have to do a lot, for me, in the evening. Like sweeping the floor, cleaning the cat litter box, watering the hanging baskets. Those tasks are, above my own tasks, a bit to much.

So I was almost exhausted when he got home again. That was not back to normal life again. Let me tell you that, we try to avoid that Gerben stays in a hotel.

Saturday and Sunday we bbq ed again in the evening. That must have been almost the last time of the year. Because this week our weather will change. In any case, we enjoyed a very nice Indian summer. Also cycled a few hours on Sunday and worked out on Saturday. So I have been exercising all week. Is also a bit necessary after such a holiday! It’s really necessary to go back to normal life again!

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35 Comments

  1. jodie filogomo
    22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    It’s so impressive how much you exercise Nancy…it makes me feel very lazy. And I just LOVE your hair styled like that!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2020 / 18:22

      She always does something with my hair, with all of her customers! Love it!

  2. 22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    Wow, you definitely been busy Nancy and that’s great, make you feel that life is back to normal again. It’s impressive that you can ride a bike for such a long distance. Love the hair style, very chic.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2020 / 18:22

      It was on a e bike I have to say. Thanks Anna!

  3. 22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    What a fabulous hair style! My hair always looks the same when I leave the hairdressers and then I tend to restyle it myself when I get in the car. It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation.

  4. 22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    So glad you enjoyed your weekend away! Love all these looks and I adore the hair style!

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    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Oh, thank you so much! How ….uh lovely! Lol.

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Well not all. We do eat healthy, I don’t use any prepared stuff and don’t use salt. I think vegetables are tasty enough of themselves. I do use herbs. And we eat organic meat only if we eat meat at all.

  5. 22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    I’m hearing you on shopping not feeling very good. I do feel the same, and only go as early as possible in the morning, if at all. I’ve only been into Mango near my office so far. And the charity shops of course. I’m glad to hear you spent a lovely few days in Friesland and at your sister and brother-in-law’s, even if the weather wasn’t quite as warm as it has been. I’m also glad to hear your walking test went well. I can also understand you didn’t feel like going into the hospital. Cycling 53 kilometers is quite a feat, though! Good idea to make the most of the Indian Summer weather and have barbecues. And I do think I know what you are having on that sandwich :-)) xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Haaha, yes you should know what that is! Yes the cycling was a bit to far. It wouldn’t have been if Gerben was at home, so he could cook dinner , but he was in that hotel and I had to do a lot of stuff he normally does at night.

  6. 22nd September 2020 / 18:22

    I’m glad you had a nice vacation (except for when Gergen had to be in a hotel). It sounds absolutely lovely. I have not been inside a retail store since March. I have never been one to enjoy crowded spaces (although, I could overlook it for concerts and such), but now it would be really disconcerting.

    I admire your dedication to exercise. Since I have found the major triggers (if not the underlying cause) – various foods – of my fibromyalgia, I have begun walking again. It is nice to feel well enough to do it.

    I love your pink outfit! Those bright pink shoes are absolutely fabulous! I have to enjoy pink through others’ outfits, because it doesn’t look good on me at all.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle! I am glad you are able to walk. It is so important to do something! Not only for the body but also for the soul. I don’t like the crowds at concerts either, but the joy of enjoying music is bigger then that!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you!

    • nancy
      Author
      23rd September 2020 / 18:22

      Thankss!

  7. 23rd September 2020 / 18:22

    I wore pink trousers yesterday! We’re twins!

    Your mini-holiday sounds lovely, and you seem to get an awful lot of exercise – good for you! Your hair is so pretty like that!

    I think your sandwich fillings are falafel. That’s how they look here!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th September 2020 / 18:22

      Nope! They look like falafel though! They are ,, kroketten,,. A Dutch snack, a roux filled with meat, or cheese or whatever, with a crosty layer. Oh well if we are twins then I borrow your Vivienne Westwood jacket tomorrow okay? Lol!!

  8. 24th September 2020 / 18:22

    I’m glad you were able to get back to normal *and* that you enjoyed your time away. Best of luck with the lung transplant and getting to your appointments. The food looks so good! Enjoy your Rose!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th September 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Kim!

  9. 24th September 2020 / 18:22

    That pleated Zara skirt is so cute! Lots of prayers for that lung transplant! All your food looks soooo good.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th September 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Carrie!

  10. 24th September 2020 / 18:22

    Glad you had a super time, and I adore your hair Nancy – wish mine was thicker and curlier. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      25th September 2020 / 18:22

      Oh come on, you have gorgeous hair Jacqui! You are just a beautiful woman!

  11. 25th September 2020 / 18:22

    What a fun vacation! Great job with all the exercising! I hope you’re able to get the answers and help you need from doctors. Love the pink outfit! I’m visiting today from the Traffic Jam Weekend link up. Have a great weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th September 2020 / 18:22

      How lovely to see you here, I appreciate that a lot!

  12. 26th September 2020 / 18:22

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great holiday. I have not shopped at Zara before but I know they have cute clothes. I also love how your hair looked and mine is in so much need of a cut! 🙁 Btw, what is that you had for lunch?

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • nancy
      Author
      28th September 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, they are ,, kroketten,,. A roux with meat with some crust!

  13. 27th September 2020 / 18:22

    Would love to have your hairdresser work some magic on my hair. Yours looks so lovely.
    Glad you are on the transplant list. Not to wish anyone the loss of a loved one, but hope
    you are soon able to receive a new lung. We have a family friend who had very good
    luck as a lung transplant patient.
    Love the pink outfit and all the stripes. Can’t imagine riding a bike in a dress but saw all
    the lovely Parisian women doing it when we visited France.
    Will start putting together something for Good Buy. I love my camo!!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th September 2020 / 18:22

      I am not on the list yet Leslie, I am still to ,,good,,. But I have to check every year to see if I already have too! Thanks love!

  14. 6th October 2020 / 18:22

    Oh my friend, I PRAY FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR HEALTH TO GET BETTER. But man you biked for 53 miles?! I don’t ever think in this lifetime, I can do that. WOW! Excellent!! Bravo!! Glad life is back to a somewhat normalcy for you. Love these striped outfits and especially the beautiful dressy pants look with all the shades of pink. That’s why I want you to join the pink week, with me. =)

    • nancy
      Author
      7th October 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Ada, 53kilometres is a bit less then miles. I think it is about 40 miles.

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