Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let The Happiness In...


After almost two months of no rain and way above average temperatures, we are finally experiencing a cool, cloudy, and more importantly  a wet weekend: bliss!

We've been busy getting both kids ready for college. Master C. is moving into an apartment with two other roommates, so he needed a bed, cooking utensils and more of such items. (a trip to Ikea was involved) We will move him in in three weeks time. (it's a 4+ hour drive one way) A few days after that we will be flying Miss M. to Los Angeles where she will start her higher education career. And after that we will suddenly have become 'empty nesters'.

Yes, I will leave it at that...

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Slowly but surely we're also de-cluttering the house and several trips to both the dump and goodwill have been made. We've had guests in the beginning of July, we've been out to lunch, we've done little shopping trips, we've attended our annual Timber music festival here in town. All in all, we've been relaxing and enjoying a non-scheduled life. Slow living I think they call it... 

Not everything has been fun and daisies however. A very close family member suffered a heart attack last week, but after a very short hospital stay (and surgery) he is now home and recovering nicely.
Our dog Olive is slowly becoming a very old lady (14 1/2 now), so we're treasuring every single moment with her. Very difficult to see the decline though...

She is fast asleep here. She has become so deaf,
that she didn't even hear me approach this close...

I will leave you with the picture below, captured by Miss M.: a grasshopper on the screen door...



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PS You can find all my other summertime pictures on my Instagram page. You don't need an account to visit...


1 comment:

  1. 14,5... Dat is al een gezegende leeftijd voor Olive... Geniet ervan, het gaat zo snel ! Mijn meisje is 14 geworden, en de laatste maanden zie je het stilletjes achteruit gaan. Eerst glaucoom, dan langzaamaan potdoof, en stilaan ging de fut eruit. Ik mis haar nog steeds !
    En binnenkort met z'n tweetjes thuis, dat gaat ook een hele verandering zijn ;-) ! Als het een troost mag wezen : je kinderen vinden deze fase in hun leven geweldig (hoe waren we ooit zelf ;-) !)

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