Monday, 15 June 2020

Cakes and stuff

The past week wasn't as busy as the week before, but the weekend was definitely not quiet. For a start my father celebrated the fact that he turned 75 on Saturday. They had invited several people over to celebrate with them and they all came. Fortunately the weather was good so the distance was able to be kept. 

We had a bunch on Saturday morning, then late afternoon into evening. Then on Sunday there were some more people who do have health issues and preferred to really come alone to be able to keep their distance. It was all fun and cake filled as every time I got another piece.

Yesterday afternoon the weather changed. It had been overcast all day, but at about 4 the first drops started falling. We had one of those party tents up, but it's not waterproof, so we had to make our way indoors. A couple of hours later we were outside taking it down. In the rain!

This morning I was pleasantly surprised when the tax money was in. I knew it was coming, but didn't think it would be today. Very happy though as my unemployment money has stopped coming (the details from Norway are still not in apparently), but I do still have bills even if I live at home. 

There is still no word on when I start the new job. I would prefer right now obviously (as do the others), but so far: nothing. I do try to get in some exercise every day, although the past three days I didn't. I don't walk far, only about 2 km, but I do at least get out. Due to the cakes I will have to be a bit more rigorous again though. I gained some I had lost last week. 

So, that was it. I leave you with some insects in the new lavender. That butterfly was incredibly skittish, the bee couldn't have cared less...


  1. It's hard to keep up with exercising. We did fairly well for awhile but not so much in the past two weeks.

  2. Anything that involves cake is a good thing even if you have to do more exercise the next week. LOL!

  3. Well you were busy and a very Happy 75th Birthday to your dad! Glad you got your tax money.

  4. Hari OM
    ...and the weeks keep a-rolling along! Cake helps to sweeten the dryness of life in the 'new normal'... YAM xx

    1. And the weeks are going much faster than they did originally. The new normal I suppose.

  5. At first the stay at home orders seemed to move at a snail's pace...we got into a groove of shorts and thankfully they no longer drag. Cake makes everything better
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Happy Birthday to your father! I am about 18 months behind him. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Great job on the skittish butterfly.


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