Monday, October 27, 2014


The painter left at 1.30 pm.

Everything looks so fresh and clean.

It was a HUGE project and I'm so glad it's done!


Polishing my silver

I actually like the tarnished silver look. 
My silver however, was black.

I started polishing last week, when I had to spend
most of my time in the living room, while the 
painters were painting the hallway walls.

All clean and shiny!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I can't wait... get started! 

The scaffolding is finally taken down after
four weeks and I couldn't be happier.
Tomorrow is cleaning day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dutch treats

My oldest son has a Dutch girlfriend (he really has,
I thought he was joking when he told me) and he
brings me all kinds of treats from home.

These made my day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

My great-grandfather - two new paintings

I am so excited that we found two new paintings.
Well, actually, my husband found them, again
(on the internet).

This vase of pink peonies...

...and this glass bowl of pink roses.

Both of them in their original frame.
They are so beautiful!

The seller was told that his great-grandparents and
 my great-grandfather were befriended.
He has three more paintings (but he doesn't
want to sell them yet).

Visitors from Holland

All my favorite Dutch magazines.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Comfort reading

No, it's not great literature...


...but sometimes a girl needs some escapist books
to forget about the mess around her.

Friday, October 17, 2014

And just when you think things can't get worse...

Such a bad, bad timing...

The problem is that he can't take the schoolbus with the crutches and his heavy school bag, which means I have to bring him by car. School isn't very far, but it takes him about 15 minutes from the car to his classroom. The whole thing took us 4x 45 minutes = 3 hours today. 
Poor boy (and poor mama).


Fresh nuts from the walnut tree in the garden.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When your college student moves back in...

Oh my!

(he has been a really good sport about sleeping in the
living room for two weeks).