Let’s just jump in here!
I got a new 2010 agenda for myself so I could try to keep better track of my appointments. I was filling in a few things that I had dates for this year and I got to May. I discovered that someone had been helping me add things to my calendar.
My wrist seems to be healing up okay, but I’m still pretty black and blue in certain areas. My bike is in the shop and they should be calling with an estimate tomorrow or Tuesday.
Martijn and his co-workers were discussing the shortage of salt here. He was joking that he needed to fly to my parents house near Salt Lake City, fill up his suitcases with salt, come back here to sell it on and make a slew of cash! One of his co-workers said “Oh, do they have salt there?” Martijn replied with “They don’t call it Salt Lake City for nothing!” Then another one piped in with “Because then it would be called Zoetermeer!” Zoetermeer (a village next to The Hague) is literally “sweet lake".” So essentially, I’ve moved to a place with the exact polar opposite of Salt Lake City- Sweet Lake City. I knew things felt off here for a reason!
Speaking of the salt shortage, it makes me giggle that the first priority is the bike paths. Who cares about those dang cars, let’s let them slip slide all over… the cyclists need to be safe! Not that it matters to me right now. Poor mangled bicycle.
After Christmas sales here aren’t really quite the same as they are in the US, but you can scoop up a good deal every now and then. I’d mentioned that I was longing to start my very own Christmas village and my sweetheart spotted the village things were 75% off at one of the hardware stores here. They had some WAY cool larger village houses but since we’re short on space we decided to get a smallish 5 house set with the figures and trees and such included. It’s not the worlds most amazing village but it will be cute when it’s lit up and up on the shelf. PLUS, instead of paying €50 as it was originally marked, we snagged it up for €7,50.
If you didn’t see it, I posted about the cheese I made.
Unknown Mami’s comment on my sock post yesterday cracked me up. She was shocked to find out that I can’t knit and is thankful to know I’m not actually perfect. I’m so not even close to perfect, I’m just a good pretender!
Thanks again to Mrs. 4444 for hosting this madness!