Monday, April 23, 2012


It's already halfway through the evening and it's still light outside. The sun keeps setting later each day. I do like it because it gives me hope that summer is really on its way. You wouldn't think it was springtime the way the weather is behaving, although the temperatures are only a little bit below normal for the time of year.

I've only watched the news to see what was happening politically in the country and didn't see the weather forecast so I have no idea how the rest of the week is going to be. 

The prime minister turned in his and his cabinet's resignation to the queen this afternoon. Her acceptance should be a mere formality. A lot of political parties want elections as soon as possible but others say to wait until September. There are the Euro Cup Football half finals on the day they picked in June.

I'll not bore you with the politics of my country. I'm sure you're more than bored enough with the politics of your own country. Or maybe you get excited about them too like I do. 

The dog ate a banana and an apple. I asked him if he was happy in English and he mistook the word "happy" for the word "apple" which is pronounced almost the same way in Dutch as it is in English. Of course I had no rest after that until I had peeled him an apple. 

He did eat some of his regular food but not until I threw away what was left over and put new food into his bowl. He is picky. He does require new kibbles every day. Everything has to be as fresh as possible. The cat is the same way and right they are. 

I ate vanilla pudding after the Exfactor went to the grocery store and bought it. It's my major downfall and what I really like most of all. After I've had it, I'm happy for the rest of the day. I don't have that with any kind of other food. It's completely satisfactory and filling. 

I've decided to give quitting smoking another try. I'm going to finish the tobacco I have left and then start on the nicotine patches. I have enough of those for the first two weeks. This will be the third time that I try it and that should be a charm. I sincerely hope I make it. Spending the money on the tobacco is killing me. 

I hope you're all having a good evening.



Maggie May said...

I have been following your country's problems........... the train crash and the politics. Both upsetting.
I think we each of us in our own countries seem to be in a mess of some sort or another.

The weather is going to be bad here all week. It is so cold. The coldest April for ages.

Good on you for trying the no smoking again. I think you should get a medal for perseverance.
Hope it goes well.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Carole said...

Good luck with the quitting of smoking. Take it one day at a time.

CorvusCorax12 said...

I get too exited (more like hot and bothered) with our Politics LOL
Good luck with the quitting smocking

ArcticFox said...

VERY BEST OF LUCK with quitting smoking.... I just had to look back to see when I quit.... it was 20th March 2007 and I used to smoke 40 cigs a day...... so imagine what my lungs would have endured by now!! I used nicotine lozenges and found them really easy to use and they give you a slight sore throat which makes you sort of feel like you've had something if you know what I mean.... if you need any help or support during your attempt.... please feel free to shout at me!!