It was a Good Weekend Throwback Tuesday #29

outfit photo with a silk skirt and a tweed jacket

It was a strange week, last week. Busy, boring, stressful and relaxing. Fortunately, the weekend was good. How is it possible that now and then I run out of time, not even now or then, often! I don’t even work! We have nowhere to go! Sometimes I think I can just do less in one day, because of my health. But actually I do way too much, so it isn’t that really. Will I ever learn to slow down? I do not think so. I don’t know if you guys know me a little bit by now, but I’m pretty stubborn. I’ll just say it myself….

Stress, irritations and that sort of stuff

I was actually busy arranging things last week. Email, calls, making appointments. People keep themselves so poorly to their appointments it seems, and then you have to get after to it while they don’t even bother. I get tired of that. So I was busy with that all week and cleaning and exercising. I divided the cleaning over two days because on Friday my sister and I went to my father.

The low point of the week was Friday, but at the same time a good start to the weekend. I’ll explain it to you. Friday started with the fact that I was very disappointed with my new phone, because I think the battery lasts far too short. I had already done everything to reduce battery consumption, including turning off notifications that caused me to miss messages. So I called the company where I bought the phone. And nowadays you stand on hold for 20 minutes and then you get someone on the phone who just reads a text from the internet. Yes I can look that up myself, thank you very much!

The weekend was a good one

After that my email account was blocked when I wanted to send the emails out for the Fancy Friday linkup party. Called again, on hold for another 20 minutes and then hear that they no longer help you on the phone. What the ….! When I finally resolved it I was so pissed off. What a frustrating hassle. In the meantime Gerben called. He was at the garage, an hour drive away, because there was a scratch on the new car that they would have removed on delivery.

That had not happened and Gerben had to take a day off to go afterwards so that they could still solve it as agreed. By the way, they are a lot less friendly at that garage once you have paid. How I hate that. So when Gerben called, he said that the scratch now looks even worse than it was. And now we have to go back again to let it spray. That did not make the seller who sold the car to us happier. Well dude, you didn’t keep your appointment, and don’t forget that we are the customer, yes!!

A good weekend

Then I went with my sister to my father for a difficult talk about his health. Fortunately that conversation went well and then the tide turned and it became a relaxing Friday evening. Including Amaretto!

Saturday morning I did work out, while watching Saturday Kitchen Life, and then blogged because I still had so much to update. The rest of the Saturday was pretty relaxed with a lovely Saturday night watching the telly. The line of duty! Great series. The Sunday started late as we woke up at half past nine! After a long relaxed breakfast I worked out and in the evening friends came over to look at our new car. And we ended up drinking wine! 

Not a bad ending of the weekend right! We had a delicious diner and a good relaxed Sunday night. Ready for a new more positive week now!

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32 Comments

  1. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    I’m glad you had a relaxed weekend after the stressful week! You look fabulous in the long cardigan outfit! Wish you a calm and happy week ahead!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    • nancy
      Author
      12th January 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, I hope so! Thanks!

  2. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    What a mixed bag of emotions your weekend was, Nancy, so many frustrations over the things that unfortunately are out of your control. Glad, it turned out to be a good one in the end. Hope the wine helped a bit. It does to me :). Have a great week ahead
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

    • nancy
      Author
      12th January 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes wine does help! I hate it when I have no control over things. Thanks Anna!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kathrine!

  3. Joanne
    12th January 2021 / 18:22

    So frustrating with the phone and the car; I hate when a place promises something (like fixing a scratch) and then doesn’t deliver and then cops an attitude when it’s clearly their fault. Glad your weekend turned around after that though.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I really hate that! When I am in my right, I’ll get it!

  4. Caroline The Petite Fashionista
    12th January 2021 / 18:22

    That is so frustrating about your car and your phone. It does sound like you had some happy moments over the weekend though!! I hope that your phone and car issues get resolved soon and that this week is a better one for you. ā¤ļø

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much! How nice to see you here Caroline! I hope you like to join my Fancy Friday linkup party, you can do so with your IG account!

  5. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    Customer service is everything and it’s sad that there is such a lack of it nowadays (I know I sound 100 when I say that but it’s true). Companies no longer care because we are just one little speck to them!
    Glad the weekend went well – I personally love Amaretto so anytime that’s involved, things seem to get immensely better!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes that is the highlight of my Friday night! Oh that is bad…..

  6. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    Glad the conversation with your dad went well. Both my parents have doctors appointments this week, my mom is getting her yearly cat scan. Trying to get some cleaning done at the house, I took it easy during the break. It is amazing how clean beds and floors look!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

  7. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    I’m glad the weekend ended up being relaxing after your tough week. You look great in all of your outfits. That black sweater looks cozy. Those pumpkin pancakes look delish!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      They are really good especially with the bacon/nut crumble! You should try it!

  8. 12th January 2021 / 18:22

    I was looking at your first picture and admiring the skirt, which I think is a great shape on you. I was thinking something was odd, though, and then I saw it: it was the cat sleeping on your bed šŸ™‚
    I am hearing you on running out of time. I’ve now got 5 days off a week, and still I haven’t got enough time for the things I want to do. And if you are a natural busy bee, you’ll never be able to slow down šŸ™‚
    Oh, but aren’t tech problems horrible? My email crashed at work on Monday and I was so stressed out I ended up with a headache that lasted until today!
    What a horrible thing with the scratch on the car too.
    I’m glad the tide turned from Friday evening and you had a relaxing weekend! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Odd??? You should know that it’s normal! Hahaha, yes they always sleep at the bed during the day. Oh that is so irritating when it happens at work. And no one to help was there? Awful. This week doesn’t seem to be any better then last. It must be the time of the year I guess. Or that we are in lockdown until the 9th of February now and I so need a haircut and dying! Lol.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! Here too!

  9. jodie filogomo
    13th January 2021 / 18:22

    I’m so glad your weekend ended better than it started Nancy!!
    Technology is so wonderful…until it doesn’t work, don’t you think?? It drives me batty.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! The stress it causes then!! And for what right!

  10. 13th January 2021 / 18:22

    You did have a lot of frustrations last week! Iā€™m glad the conversation with your dad went okay. Those conversations can be tricky. So glad the weekend turned out so well!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Oh me too, what a week. And this week is so far not any better, lol.

  11. Femke Hunters
    13th January 2021 / 18:22

    lovely to hear all went well with your father about his health, can be tough i know. great outfits darling love yr style, and the pleated long skirt is so fabulous x

    • nancy
      Author
      13th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Femke! How nice that you took the time to comment! I hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party too! Would be great for you!

  12. 13th January 2021 / 18:22

    I’m glad you had a good weekend even if the week was stressful! I hope you got the phone issue fixed, it’s very frustrating when the battery doesn’t last long!

    I like all your outfits but I really like the grey cardigan one and the knotted skirt one – both are beautiful on you šŸ™‚

    Hope that your week is going well šŸ™‚ The rain has stopped and it’s been sunny and warm since our 3 day lockdown was lifted which is nice šŸ™‚

    • nancy
      Author
      14th January 2021 / 18:22

      3 Day lockdown! That sounds like heaven over here. We are in lockdown for a month now and it’s extend with a few weeks. Thanks for your kind comment Mica! Have a great day!

  13. 18th January 2021 / 18:22

    Oh, that sounds very stressful, Nancy, I hope you get those all resolved. Your outfits are lovely! I love that pleated skirt. Happy weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks, the last thing will be resolved today! And then the stress is over I hope!

  14. 19th January 2021 / 18:22

    Great post, Nancy! I literally never leave my house and still I run out of time every single day! I think I am just terrible about time management! Oh well. I get things done on my own timeline, I guess. I am loving all of your outfits in this post! And the bacon nut crumble with pumpkin pancakes looks amazing. What a bummer about the scratch in your new car and even more so when customer service is bad!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      20th January 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee, the car is now hopefully resolved as Gerben is going to collect it today!

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