January 30, 2009
January 29, 2009
As for the move it was ok. A couple of glasses broken nothing major that I have found yet. I just tried to type with my thumbs like the pro's type not a pretty picturce!
I don't have Internet set up yet,so this way will have to right now.
Thanks for your comments on the move and I promise photos soon. I was very happy unpacking my treasures, and thinking of Brussels.
January 28, 2009
Incase some of you didn't know we found Foxy on Petfinder.com, she was 2 1/2 years old and I'm busy looking for a sister for her.
January 27, 2009
Sunday I vacuumed in anticipation of our goods arriving on Monday (I will blog about that later it may be a while I haven't hooked up our Internet to the house yet) We got a really nice vacuum however I haven't vacuumed in years (like 5)...well I didn't move quick enough and I vacuumed up the cord to the mini blinds. That is when Joe took over the duties.
January 26, 2009
January 23, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 21, 2009
Bonjour...Hi How are you...you smell nice...
Miss Fancy Pants...Yes she is wearing pants, army pants to be specific, hard to see under all the fluffy fur.
We have been visiting this park almost every day...however the section for small dogs 25 pounds and under, some of the owners can't quite read the sign for small dogs and allow there Pit Bulls and other big dogs to play in there. Yes I know some of you love pit bulls (you can let your dogs play with them) however I don't want them in a fenced in area with Foxy and bunch of dogs under 10 pounds. The other day Foxy and we leaving cause a pit was coming in...it went running over to the small dogs and pounched on then started to knock them down and playing really rough. I saw then alot of other dogs were leaving, It sad that others had to leave just because of one dog.
January 20, 2009
January 19, 2009
In the photo below you can see how blue the sky is...sorry people in Belgium but it is like this almost every day, unless you go to the valley or LA then you have the smog, unless you have the Santa Ana winds then that clears it all out.
January 15, 2009
The first movie star I have seen was Dustin Hoffman. We went to see last chance harvey a couple Sunday's again and he did a Q & A after the movie. It opens up this Friday and is a good chick flick. Joe liked it but thought it was predictable.
January 14, 2009
The front of Pink's - the line goes around the corner
Foxy and Joe waiting in line - the women behind us were driving me batty talking about orange county where they lived and how pissed they were that someone put an ad in some paper stating they were giving away free home massages.
January 13, 2009
The size of the packages and pop here are crazy. The biggest thing we are in is the size of the bread slices. Yes we could get it sliced to what we like, that is if they had good european bread here. We are just buying the packaged bread right now till we find all our favorite stores. When I have one slice of peanut butter toast for breakfast it is like having 3 slices of bread, not to mention the wide slots of the toast - I guess they are not for just bagels anymore.
As for the TMI issuse remeber we are from Minnesota where people never say hi to you and stick to their groups usually from high school. I have heard about a man's wife leaving him to go back east, from a guy telling about a neighbors dog jumping out the second floor window to our car dealer sharing about his wifes operation on her back.
These are just a couple of our observations for now.
January 12, 2009
January 9, 2009
January 8, 2009
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- An earthquake could be felt in the Southland from San Bernardino to Los Angeles at 7:49 p.m. Thursday.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck within 1 mile of San Bernardino at 7:49 p.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake was first reported by the USGS as 4.9 magnitude, then as 5.0.
No injuries were reported. A 3.3-magnitude aftershock follow nearly an hour later, followed shortly after by a 1.7 aftershock. The USGS reports were preliminary
For dinner we ate at Adoro, not in the zagat LA book but really good Mexican food. Strong margarita's, great staff (Javier) and quiet.
Then we were off to the Disney Concert Hall to see Pink Martini. They are from Portland, OR. http://www.pinkmartini.com/about/pm_about.html check out their web site for more on them.
They played 2 shows that night we had tickets to the 10:30 show which I was pleased with. I love seeing concerts on NYE but the are done by midnight then what! Even in Minneapolis I would get the gold packages with the meet and greet after the show for Marc Cohn but that was even done around 11:30 then Joe and I would rush home so we could be there for NYE.
Both Joe and I were tired and barely made it through the show, but the lead signer had a cold and was ready to pop out a baby any second not to mention this was her second show of the night, so we really didn't have anything to complain about knowing that she was exhausted too. The show was great she sang in many different langeues and a few my mom always sang. (tea for two, Que sera sera and one song that goes Valerie, Valeria,Valerie Valeria ha ha ha.)
After the show we walked outside and grabbed a taxi just like that. Which is amazing to me because you could never get a taxi on NYE in Chicago. I walked home many NYE freezing all the way.
Hope you all have a wonderful 2009!
I'm still on Joe's lap top at night and not very good at arranging pictures, so I just added them at the bottom. The Disney photos inside and out are from the web. I got in trouble for taking photos in the concert hall. Oops.
Almost forgot I wore a black cocktail dress with my black mink shawl. Joe wore a black velvet jacket with a white and black pinstripe dress shirt and of course black pants.
Inside of the hall
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 1, 2009
Here are some photos of Foxy in our temp housing.