Got my glasses yesterday!

I have had a pretty bad cold several days (almost all the week). But I was called to come and work on Monday and Thursday. So I did that.

I missed the last Italian lesson… Oh well. I have the school book, so I can read it myself.

Yesterday after work I went to pick up my glasses and sunglasses. 🙂 I have not had a chance to try my sunglasses yet, because there is no sun… Right now lots of snow comes down from the sky! The winter came back!

I’ll bake some muffins after dinner and tonight I will watch a movie that I have borrowed from the library.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who reads this. 🙂

The cat got his gifts early this morning!

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The cat thought it was fun to play with the new toy. He also liked to attack the pile of wrapping paper! 😉

I think it is supposed to look like a crab or crayfish or something. Anyway, an animal living in the sea. I might have to remove the black parts of the eyes, because he might chew on  them or something when is in a very playful mood.

We will go to my sister’s house in the afternoon, around 1.30 and I guess we will be there most of the day until the evening.

Before we go, we will take a little bag with two herrings out of the freezer, so the cat can eat them as his Christmas dinner when we are gone. I think he will like that. But first they need to get soft again.

Mum is making rice porridge to take to my sister’s house. They always want to eat that after the dinner. I might taste a little bit, but I don’t really want to eat porridge after I have eaten ham and potatoes…

I have made eiskonfekt that I will bring with me. But as usually I made my own version by adding peppermint oil and crushed peppermint candies. I have also baked mint chocolate muffins, so I will take those with me as well. We will drink coffee in the evening when my brother’s family comes too.

My nephew Alec who will be six years in the beginning of January has lost two teeth! 🙂 So it will be fun to see how he looks with two teeth missing!

 

A “vegetable” for the cat

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My cat thinks this plant, the hibiscus, is a big vegetable that he can eat… Mum tries to stop him from chewing on the leaves. Usually he does it at night when we are sleeping or away from the house. We then find traces of him. There are half-eaten leaves on the hibiscus and the cactus has white fur on it. 🙂

It doesn’t matter how many things we put around the hibiscus. He still finds a way to jump up and eat from the plant. Once I put grounded pepper around the pot. It helped a few days…

Today he was suddenly sitting there when I looked away from the computer. But luckily he didn’t chew on any leaves today. He just sat there for a while. 🙂
We had tortillas for dinner today. I can always eat just two, then I don’t want anymore. It tasted great.

I might make the pätkis muffins in a while. Mum is going to my sister’s house. My brother’s family is coming to pick her up in a few minutes.

The schoolkids in Finland now have summer vacation until the middle of August. There were a lot of handsome people with skirts and dresses and blazers in town when I went to town.

It was pretty warm and sunny. Now there are some more clouds on the sky.

Baking

I am baking today. 🙂 First I tried something new that I have never done before. I made muffins with mint chocolate. In Finland we have something called Pätkis, little mint chocolate bars. They come in mini versions too in a little plastic bag and the recipe called for the mini chocolate. Each piece cut in three. So there are small pieces of Pätkis in the muffins. I am sure they melted in the oven, so they are gooey and yummy! 😀 I have to taste one for dessert.

I have a pizza in the oven now. 🙂 It was the first time that I made the dough myself. Usually it’s mum that makes the dough. So I am not sure how it will turn out. I think it’s a little stickier than mum’s dough, but I hope it tastes good, although the grocery store didn’t have the slices of pizza ham that we use to put on on the pizza. So I had to buy some other ham slices. We’ll see how it turns out to be in the end… I put tuna on mum’s side of the pizza and she got pizza spices too. I don’t like that. The dough is on the oven plate and we always “decorate” half the side each, so we get what we want. She usually likes tomato slices too, but I didn’t have that today. So she has to be without them.

I have to quickly wash the dishes after dinner (there are a lot now with so much baking…) In the afternoon I am going to an event. 270 people are signed up for the event, so I have to be there at 4.30 pm when they open the doors. I guess you have to stand in a queue for a long time to pay for the event and if you come pretty late you won’t get any good seat to sit in. So I am going there early… My sister-in-law is also going to the same event. May be I will see her there.

While I am at the event (from 6 to 7 pm) mum will come home from Sweden. She is on the passenger ship right now. She did see my brother on Thursday when she went, and I guess they will see each other today too. He is working until Tuesday, so he has a few more trips with the boat before he has another two weeks off. He is a restaurant manager on the ship. My sister and Alec will go to the harbor to get mumr at 6.30 and then they will come here and wait for my sister-in-law and me to come home as well.

That’s why I made the muffins. I thought they might stay for coffee.

Well, the pizza is almost done, so I better go check it out now. The cat liked to eat some of the tuna that I put on a little plate for him while I decorated the pizza. He is crazy for the pizza ham slices that we use to have, but I don’t think he will like these ham slices.

I am sure the cat will go nuts when mum comes home. He will meow and meow and meow and meow…. 😉

Saturday work

I was working today, although it’s Saturday… The library was opened 10 am to 3 pm. So we have to work about one Saturday a month, as we are four people sharing the Saturdays. I get one day off next week because I was there today. So I chose to have Thursday off. Thursday is my birthday! 😀

So even if we won’t be able to celebrate (because mum has some work stuff in the evening), it’s still nice to be home on your birthday.

Came home just in time for the F1 qualifying. Why is Kimi always unlucky??? He did great in Q1 and Q2 for a change. Then suddenly in Q3 the car lost all power. 😦 He was 7th in the end. But he probably would have been better if the car hadn’t gotten issues. And yesterday his brakes were on fire! What will happen to him tomorrow?

I might bake some muffins now and put them in the freezer later tonight when they have cooled off. Don’t know when birthday guests will come (they are usually so busy…), but they can come when they come. No guarantee I will have cake for them, though… That depends on what day they choose to come. 😉

Mum, Alec, grandmum, and the whole of my sister’s family (5 people) are at grandmum’s summer cottage about an hour north of Vasa today. They left at 10.30 am so I am not expecting them to come home until 8 or 9 pm. They usually stay all the day when they are there.

Will make some granny squares when I have baked the muffins. I think I have around 36 or 37 squares now.

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy birthday, me! 😀 

Now I am going to make some muffins. My sister’s family and grand mum are coming tonight. Don’t know if others are coming. They come if they come. If not today, they can come and drink some coffee another day. But there is no guarantee that there is cake left if they come later this week… 😉

I’d like to make the birthday cake myself. But mum says I should go to the bakery down the street. We’ll see. 

But at least I’d better make those muffins now.

The Internship

I am going to the cinema tonight to watch The Internship. 🙂

I have heard mixed reviews about the movie. Some say it’s good and funny, worth the ticket, while others say it is very boring. Some even claim they have fallen asleep in the cinema while watching it.

But I don’t read reviews to decide whether or not I should go to the cinema to watch a movie. I think the trailer is pretty good and I want to watch it to get my own opinion.

I would have gone yesterday, but decided to go tonight instead. 

Now I need some dinner and then I really need to wash some dishes because the pile of glasses, plates etc. are growing in the sink… 😦

I baked some muffins yesterday. 🙂 Put most of them in the freezer. 

Might take a quick nap before the cinema, after the dinner. The movie starts pretty late (8.30 pm).