Glasses, F1 etc.

Last Friday I went to check my sight. At the same time I chose new glasses. ๐Ÿ™‚ They will come in about two weeks, so at the end of the month. But they might come sooner too. I will get a text message when I can go and pick them up.

It will be interesting, because I don’t really remember what they look like! ๐Ÿ˜€ They had an offer of two glasses for one, so I also chose sun glasses. It’s the first time I will wear sun glasses. The lenses are thicker, so I can use them without the regular glasses. That has always been an issue for me. I can’t use those cheap sun glasses you find in many stores and flea markets. They need to come with thicker lenses so I can see. Of course I had to pay for the lenses of the sun glasses, but the frame was free.

For the first time I had them take pictures of the back of the eyes. I don’t know what it is called in English. But they have a machine that can take pictures of the bottom of the eye, the part that you can’t see. Those pictures turned out to be okay, so they didn’t find anything unusual in those pictures, which is nice to know. Apparently you should take those pictures every second or third year.

I still miss Niki. The house feels so empty without a cat. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s the small things you miss the most. Like making whipped cream… Niki always wanted to lick some of the cream. Now I don’t have anyone who licks the whipped cream. I even miss him waking me up during the night, scratching his paws on my door.

I really, really want to have a little kitten! But I have not found anything yet. On Saturdays the local newspaper has ads where people want to sell/buy etc. Sometimes they announce that they have kittens, but not yet. An other free magazine comes out on Wednesdays and they have similar ads, but sadly no kittens there either.

I even have a name for the kitten. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just need to find him. There will be kittens born in May. A man has offered us one of the kittens born in May. But May is so far away. It’s only March. And God knows how long the kittens have to stay with their mother. Several weeks. It means I would not get it home until June or July… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So please, God, let me found a kitten in the newspaper ads long before that!

Oh, well… there is nothing to do but to wait. To try and make the days go faster. Sunday really dragged itself through mud. Sunday felt very long.

This weekend the F1 season starts in Australia. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to that. Kimi Raikkonen drives for Ferrari and Valtteri Bottas has moved to Mercedes. It will be interesting to see both drivers.

Formula 1!!

This is the moment I’ve been waiting for since November last year: In just a few minutes the Formula 1 season starts!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Friday’s first free practice sessions from Australia.

It’s 3.30 am here in Finland. Have to be at work at 8 am, but I’ll get another hour of sleep after the practice session stop. So I can not watch the second session.

The cat is a little confused why I put the TV on in the middle of the night! ๐Ÿ˜€ He is lying on the sofa.

I would rather watch the practice session in my own room. But I can’t. My digital box or TV or whatever the problem is, does not allow it. The channel which shows F1 has such bad sound and picture quality in my TV! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ In the living room it looks normal…

Oh, well… It has begun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Sebastian Vettel is the first guy on the circuit.

Hunger games

If I could turn the time forward 24 hoursโ€ฆ Then it would only be a few hours left until the first free practice session in Australia. But it’s still the whole Thursday left! :/

Yesterday I watched “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, part 1” on a DVD that I rented from the DVD rental shop. They had a special offer yesterday and all the movies were just 1 euro to rent. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it was a little difficult to understand the movie because I have not read the book and it was a pretty long time since I watched Catching Fire, so I didn’t really understand what it was all about. Not as good as the two previous movies. But I guess I will watch the second part in cinema whenever it comes out in cinemas. I had not watched the first part in cinema, so yesterday was the first time I watched the movie.

I have started to read the first Hunger games book in English. I have them all in Swedish (it’s a thick book with all three books in one volume), but I want to read them in English now. I think I read the first one in Swedish, but not the second or third one. So it will be fun to read the two other books too when I am done with the first one.

Yesterday my nephew Alec came for a visit with my brother and they had one of the dogs with them too! Little Nero, the smaller one. Aw, Nero is so cute! He is already 7 years. I haven’t seen Nero since Christmas, so it was great to see the little dog again. And I think he was happy to see us too! ๐Ÿ™‚ He behaved really well! No barking. He was just a little scared going with the elevator. I was at the DVD rental shop when they came, so I got a nice surprise when I opened the door at home and Nero came running towards me! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m going to bed now. I hope Thursday will fly by but usually when you are waiting for something it feels like the time is slowing downโ€ฆ

The winter is back :(

Damn it! I don’t want the winter to return! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I want spring! But it has been snowing all night and the ground is completely covered in snow nowโ€ฆ It’s still snowing a bit and the winds are, of course, pretty strong. I had put my winter jacket and winter shoes away. Guess I will have to take them out of the closet again.

30 minutes until the start of the Australian GP! ๐Ÿ˜€ But it’s gonna be a long, difficult, hard race for Kimi and the others. Even worse if it will rain. Interesting to see in any case. Hope lots will happen.ย 

Spring is in the air!

It does feel like spring today. ๐Ÿ™‚ The sun is shining, and it’s warming a little, but at the same time the strong winds make it feel a bit cold too. But where the wind doesn’t blow, it feels nice and warm!ย 

I saw a couple of people sitting against a wall, eating ice creamโ€ฆ Another sign of spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonight I am going to watch Gravity on DVD. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t really know what it is about, but I figured if it got six Oscars, it should be worth watching!

Tonight I also want to make some strawberry quark! But I must find the recipe first and go to the grocery store. I don’t remember what the ingredients were, apart from the obviousโ€ฆ Strawberries and quark. ๐Ÿ˜‰ May be it was whipped cream and sugar? I have made the quark once before, so I should have the recipe in the kitchen.ย 

It’s getting closerโ€ฆ Only a week left to the Australian F1 GP!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s going to be interesting to see what will happen, who are fast and who are slow. I am sure a motor or two will blow up! I just hope it’s not Kimi’s or Valtteri Bottas’ car that will give up in the first race of the season…