Currently – March 2018

For the first time in many months, I’m participating in the Currently link-up hosted by Anne of In Residence and Sarah of Foxy’s Domestic Side again. This month, the prompts are planning, seeing, making, pretending and wearing. I really love these prompts, so here goes.

Planning: a siblings day with my sister. She called me on Tuesday and talked about going to a spa together someday in June when her husband is in Switzerland for work. One immediately popped up in my mind, but it’s in Nijmegen, which is a fifty-minute drive from my home. The others that are closer by only have swimwear days on Tuesdays, which would be impractical given my sister’s work schedule.

Seeing: sunshine! This morning, while in the paratransit van to day activities, I saw the sun shine beautifully through the front window. The sunny weather didn’t last long though and was replaced by clouds and eventually rain. Thankfully, my day activities staff and I were still able to go for a walk while it still wasn’t raining this morning.

Making: a pineapple banana smoothie. I found this recipe a few days ago on I think. It’s made with just banana, pineapple, pineapple juice and ice cubes. I initially planned to buy canned pinapple slices and make this smoothie independently. My husband however said he’d like to help me make it. As it turned out, when grocery shopping with my home support staff, we stumbled upon a fresh pineapple quite easily, so I took that one. I bought bananas that turned out to be still pretty green, so I won’t be making the smoothie till tomorrow.

Pretending: that I’m fine, most of the time. I’m struggling badly with feelings of hopelessness regarding the situation at day activities, but I’m trying to keep a positive outlook. This is terribly hard and often involves pretending.

Wearing: my multicolored vest. I bought it many years ago and wore it for a while, then gained so much weight that I couldn’t anymore. Since having lost 10kg in the past nine months, I’m now able to wear it comfortably again. Or somewhat comfortably, as it itches a bit. I get a lot of compliments on it and apparently it makes me look slimmer than I am.

What have you been up to lately?

5 thoughts on “Currently – March 2018

  1. I would love to be planning a siblings day with my sister! She lives about a 2.5-hour drive away and has a crazy work schedule – but you’re inspiring me to try to make something work anyway. And the smoothie sounds delicious!

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    1. My sister lives about a three to four hour drive away on one of the Wadden Islands, so that means a ferry trip too. For this reason, she can’t drive to me and all the way back to hers in the same day. My husband and I tried driving to hers and back in one day last year, but that was no fun.


  2. Glad you went for a walk in the sun that day.

    And you made this smoothie yourself. I have a smoothie machine from mid-last-year and it is a juicer.

    And the multi-coloured vest! Half the vests in my house were made for thin people…

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