Thursday, August 20, 2009

Free as a bird

Visited the Vman's dad yesterday, we went by bike. It was awesome to cruise the green scenery, lovely temperature, cows, horses, birds. Had tea with Dad, talked a bit and then rode back again where a glass of wine was waiting. Spicy green olives simply begged to be eaten.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lois Lane

Yesterday evening we went on our bikes to a free park concert of Lois Lane, strolling through the greenery, wrestling with the crowds to pass. The Vman and me ended up on a wooden bench watching the people that were passing. Lots to see.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bad sad news

Yesterday finally the diagnosis was made for Jo, my boss: he's got Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After months, and especially the last weeks, of weight loss and unexplainable fevers, we now know the reason. Chemotherapy starts today, eight treatments, two weeks apart.
A nice, amiable and kind man who does not deserve this. He's already lost a lot of his strength battling the fever, let us hope and pray he has enough left to fight back.
Michele and me will visit him next week.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Today was a real sunny day here in the Netherlands. Blue skies, white puffy clouds, a light breeze, perfect for a day outside. Since my sons didn't want to go to a swimming pool resort, we stayed home. Spent the day sunbathing, checking online for a bit, have been reading in my porch swing and had dinner outside. The grapes screamed for attention too, growing all over my garden and hiding the green small fruits. I love this time of year, makes me feel alive.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back and ears

Today I saw the specialist at the hospital about my lingering back problems and as a result I'm scheduled to an MRI-scan plus X-ray in two weeks. That way we can find out if there's a nerve crying for help. Want to live my life, doing simple things like going shopping, visiting a town, go to a concert without the never-ending knives in my lower back, plus the numb feeling in my left leg and foot.

After that I bought new earrings, dangling titanium hoops, made a lovely Italian dinner for my three men and then spent the evening chatting with the Vman, watching Collateral damage and reading in Soul of the Fire, 5th book in the Sword of Truth series.

Last Saturday M&M celebrated their birthdays in a grande way. The garden looked magnificent, drinks, cocktails, food, nice people. We really enjoyed being together for the party.

The day before that the Vman and me took test rides to decide on what kind of motor he would buy. We still haven't worked it out, but the Roadking is out of the question: it vibrates too much for my back. Although it has tremendous power. Alas. But there are other options left.