Thanks for the warm welcome for Bella. She’s adorable, isn’t scared of anything, happy and learning fast. Last night we heard her longer than the night before but we don’t go downstairs, she has to learn that she has to sleep alone at night and that we always come back. I went to the vet with her today for a vaccination and a check up and she’s very healthy. We are also starting with the puppy training next Tuesday so that she will learn the basic commands and other things.
Tomorrow it’s Queens day in Holland. We have a monarchy, our queen is Beatrix. Her mother Princess Juliana introduced Queens Day when she became Queen. Since 1949 Queens Day is on April 30th her birthday. We all got the day off on that day. Juliana held a parade on her palace every year on Queen’s day and everywhere in the country there were festivities. When Beatrix became queen in 1980 she kept Queens Day on April 30th alive but she did it a bit different. Every year she visits 2 cities with her family. Last year Queens Day was a disaster because one man committed an assault on our royal family and killed 8 people while trying that. He died because of his injuries.
Most festivities in Holland were cancelled after the assault and it was a black day in our history.
Here’s an idea how Queens day looks like and the Youtube link of the assault (warning you see the people who are hit lying on the ground!) If the link doesn’t work type “Koninginnedag 2009” at youtube and you’ll find it.
R. and I don’t like big crowds so we never really go to any festivity on this day. Tomorrow he is having a race with his classic motorbike. I had planned to join him all day but now that we have Bella I can’t walk around with her from 7am till 7 pm so I will stay home in the morning and go over there in the afternoon with Bella.
I have to admit I haven’t run or worked out since last Thursday. I really didn’t want to go running, even the thought of how good I would feel afterwards didn’t make want to go. In fact I had my running clothes on Sunday morning and then changed to my normal clothes after half an hour of doubting if I should go or not. I did walk for half an hour during lunch on Monday.
Then on Tuesday night our central heating boiler broke down and we didn’t have warm water and we couldn’t shower and I hate cold showers. We have a little boiler in the kitchen so we could wash up there and I did take a cold shower of a few minutes last night. So I didn’t want to work out because I couldn’t take a warm shower. R. fixed it today so we can shower again and I promise you I will be running again on Saturday.