Tuesday was my birthday. We don’t celebrate it that huge since we turned 40 and for the past 2 years I didn’t celebrate it at all. But some things happened this past year. I have 3 people at work. One of them lost his wife to cancer. One of them has a girlfriend (she’s 33) that has cancer. And one of them is a girl I work with that recently got diagnosed with breast cancer, she’s 39. This made me realize (once again) that life is short and that you should celebrate the things in life that are worth celebrating and getting a year older in good health is one of them.
When I got to work, 2 of the guys I work with decorated my office.
My managers bought me flowers. R. and I don’t really exchange gifts but he knows I collect cook books and he saw one in the bookstore he thought I would like. It’s called (translated) “The Silver Spoon Tuscany” and got recipes from Tuscany in it. That adds another book to my cook book challenge. The book is one of a series of 4 and I have been thinking of buying them in the past. The book is beautiful illustrated and now (you know where I’m going right?) I want the other 3 too.
My Mom, MIL, my friend T. and her husband B. and another friend of mine M. came over for coffee with cake and some drinks at night. It was so nice outside, we sat on the terrace till 11 pm. By that time everyone except T. and B. had left and we called it a night because we all had to work the next morning.
Wednesday I treated my colleagues for my birthday. I did this together with a guy who had his birthday Friday so we could split the costs. I ordered 2 “Spakenburgs hart” at my bakery. This is a giant cookie that you can only buy in my village but everybody knows it and loves it. Personally I don’t and I didn’t have any (it’s made almost a 100% of butter). But it looks great, the text says “happy birthday”.
Friday Bella got a haircut. Her hair was very long and we noticed the heat bothered her a little because of all her hair. She’s now ready for Summer. I like it that you can see the different shades of brown again.
Yesterday we went to a forest we go to often. We went early before it would be to warm for Bella and it was lovely weather for a walk. They did some maintenance in the forest, it’s a forest they planted many years ago. The made a new pond but it’s going to take a while before it looks natural again.
Book I’m reading
After a couple of weeks of no reading I started a new book and I like it. Almost finished it too.
TV shows I watched last week
The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Once upon a time, Touch, Mad Men.
This is what I worked on this weekend. The package is called Two Parrots. I will add a pic of how it will look when it’s finished from now on. This way you will have a better idea how it will look.
I started with the front of the sweater yesterday and the progress I made isn’t really worth showing yet.