Test Drive & Going Out Throwback Tuesday #22

going out for a test drive

Last week has been a good week! Lot’s of sun and going out since months and a test drive! And I don’t mean going out for dinner and going to a cinema or something. No the restaurants here have been closed for weeks. But I haven’t been to a store for six months either. And to go again feels scary and getting used to, but also very nice. Not necessarily because of shopping, but to just be able to participate in the (now) normal life again.

Where did I go out

Last Monday I was called back by the doctor with a prescription for a more aggressive ointment and a greasy ointment to use over it. And a referral for the dermatologist. So I have to go there next week. The rash is gone now, I have a super thin and dry forehead from that ointment. Well, I’m glad the rash has gone for now, it really made me feel down. On Wednesday it was 17 degrees Celsius, which is quite warm for November. So Denise and I went cycling. That’s so good, isn’t it! I never thought I would cycle for fun. After that we had tea in the sun for an hour, just in front of our garage where the sun shines between 2pm and 3pm at the moment.

I also had to prick blood and asked if it could be done at home because I want to avoid hospitals etc. as much as possible. It wasn’t a problem and it felt like a relief. Because I really get almost nowhere, already from March, it is also starting to get a bit scary to go somewhere. That is not good either, I have to get out and not just sit safely at home. But I like to avoid places where a lot of sick people come. But I do find that I have to push myself to go out more.

Going out for a test drive

Saturday we went to look at another car and take a test drive. The car was perfect but we couldn’t agree on the price so the deal fell through. We never had a Audi, but we liked it a lot. Then we went to the Action, which is a store where they have everything. It was well organized in that store, someone stood outside who arranged who could enter and almost everyone wore a face mask. I thought it was quite exciting but it went very well and I was very happy that we went there. It gave me a good feeling to be part of doing normal things.

We had gotten hungry and went to a fish stand to get something to eat. We ate that in the car. It had also been quite a long time since Gerben and I had had such a day. You might think, well you didn’t do anything special did you? That’s exactly the point! I want to do normal things again. We did not go out on Sunday. Gerben had breakdown service at the weekend, and had to do a few things outside and I did somethings inside. A great week, after a few slightly dark weeks! I hope yours was good too!

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43 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      24th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes I am! Thank you very much!

  1. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    You always look so energetic and positive, that inspires us a lot!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving week!

    • nancy
      Author
      24th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  2. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    Whether the things you do big or small, does not matter as long as what you do fills you with positive energy, Nancy. Your husband seems like quite an accomplish cook, food looks delicious. Love your cropped flares, they have a good vibe
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    • nancy
      Author
      24th November 2020 / 18:22

      I think so too! About Gerben and the jeans! Thanks Anna!

  3. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    I love your new jeans! Big or small things don’t matter nearly as much as spending time together having fun.

    • nancy
      Author
      24th November 2020 / 18:22

      Indeed! I totally agree!

  4. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    I’m liking those cropped jeans on you, Nancy! xx

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Laurie!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  5. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    I love your new jeans! They are very you! It is nice to do normal things isn’t it? It is a little strange here on our vacation ias it feels almost too normal. Some people come a little too close for comfort and should really remember to stay back 6 feet. But at least everyone has their masks on in stores which makes me feel better.
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    • nancy
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      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes that should everyone do! But they don’t here. There were a few people who didn’t wear a mask in the store. They should be so ashamed!

  6. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    I happy to hear that last week has been good to you. You look fantastic…and very happy.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks !

  7. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    The cycling and tea in the sun sounds like a perfect afternoon. And that onion soup looks so delicious!! I’m glad you’re able to get back out again- at a pace you’re comfortable with!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  8. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    Like I said, love that look. Suits you really well Nancy. And we used to own an Audi which I loved!!! We would park in Westkapelle by the sea and my husband made fun ouf me because I was always taking pics of the car 🙂

    We also usually have kibbeling for lunch. So your mussels reminded me. And I am a total sucker for Mexican food. Looks delicious. Hope feeling better.

    xo Sabina

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Gerben had kibbeling! I actually liked the Audi but I think I prefer a Merc a bit more.

  9. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    I’m glad you hear last week was a good one, and that your rash has finally gone. I’m sure it won’t hurt having it looked at by a dermatologist though.
    I think we are all craving a slice of normal life, even if it’s just a trip to Action! Not something I have done for a very long time, as these shops are usually very crowded. I don’t like crowds, even at the best of times. Plus, as they’re considered non-essential, the Action shops are all closed now.
    And lucky you, as Gerben’s onion soup and burritos are looking very delicious indeed! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      I don’t like crowds either, only at festivals, well even then not but that can’t be avoided!

  10. 24th November 2020 / 18:22

    It feels good to do normal things, doesn’t it? We are no longer allowed to see other people, and it’s so lonely. I miss my mom and my friends so much. I do see a few coworkers but only from a distance. Such a strange world.

    I love your fun jeans! They look so cute on you! I cannot wear that shape, at all. Your white outfit is stunning, Nancy! That skirt makes you look like a movie star1

    Gerben’s cooking is making me salivate! I want it!

    have a good week, my dear!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Well if you are ever in The Netherlands……lol!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Angie, that is nice to hear!

  11. 25th November 2020 / 18:22

    I totally agree with you, Nancy. I just want to get out again! With our cases rising crazily, it’ll be some time before that happens. Your meals make me hungry!! Lol! I loved that white skirt and top with the jacket and your new jeans are super cute!!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Darlene. I hop next summer it will all be normal again!

  12. jodie filogomo
    25th November 2020 / 18:22

    It is amazing how we get used to not going out after awhile, and then when we do, it’s scary.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Yes it is. But it felt good, not that I will be doing it all the time now. Not at all. But I need to get a feel with the outside world.

  13. 25th November 2020 / 18:22

    I’m glad you had a day that you and Denise could socialize outdoors. I understand wanting to do normal things. Sadly, so many people are doing just that for our Thanksgiving holiday. 3 million people flew last weekend, despite recommendations that everyone stay home. Some areas of the United States are already slammed with Covid patients. In 2 weeks, it’s going to get worse. It makes me so sad and angry.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Oh I feel the same. Why don’t people just stay home and try to get this under control. It only takes longer!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Aidan!

  14. 25th November 2020 / 18:22

    Luckily, the case is not too bad where I live so I can get out, just make sure I wear a mask and protect myself carefully.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th November 2020 / 18:22

      That’s good to hear!

  15. 25th November 2020 / 18:22

    Fun! Sassy! AND fabulous as always.

    • nancy
      Author
      26th November 2020 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  16. 25th November 2020 / 18:22

    It does feel so good to do normal things again, even if we have to wear masks while doing them. So glad your rash is gone. I hope you find a car soon, it is fun to test drive!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      26th November 2020 / 18:22

      It is fun. But we are not in a hurry, we hardly drive now!

  17. 2nd December 2020 / 18:22

    Fun times, and your food looks delicious Nancy. Making me feel hungry. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      3rd December 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, thanks! I will let the chef know!

  18. 3rd December 2020 / 18:22

    Nancy, I am right with you on wanting to go back to normal but being really anxious to leave my house. I am glad that you and Gerben got out for a bit and that you have Denise for bicycling and tea time! Your new jeans look amazing on you, my friend! Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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