Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nice Weather for Inline Skating

Saturday, 26-January-2008 - Erp - Got an e-mail from Maria at 1330 inviting us to go skating outdoors. We'd meet at Mieke's in Erp 1600. There were seven of us: Coby, Bep, Tonnie, Ine, Maria, Mieke, and me. We skated for about an hour. It was dark when we got back. It was great to be outdoors on skates again.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Visit from Brabants Dagblad

Thursday, 24-January-2008 - Veghel - Annemiek Steenbekkers from our daily regional newspaper, the Brabants Dagblad, interviewed me this evening. She was interested how American voters living in Brabant were keeping up with the 2008 US Presidential Election (see link). Marij kept company with us as I told the story of how I came to the Netherlands.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Roller Gym

Saturday, 19-January-2008 - Beek en Donk - Went to the weekly winter training session--first time this winter--first time on skates since October. I really felt it. Ronald taught us how to skate backwards in a circle. Some of us caught on. I definitely need more practice.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Flea Market

Sunday, 13-January-2008 - Veghel - Helped Marij with her hobby. Today we went to Veghel Zuid in the neighborhood center De Golfstroom. Had a lot of fun.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Visit to Bleiswijk

Sunday, 6-January-2008 - Bleiswijk - On this sunny day, Marij, Rosan, and I drove to Bleiswijk to visit Ina, Martin's mother. Katherine and Martin drove up from Hellevoetsluis. We brought Christmas presents from Grandma Weiss for them along with us. We had a real nice visit. Because Katherine and Martin brought a lot of items for the next flea market, they drove back to Veghel with us in their own car. On the way home, we ordered Chinese takeout food, and we invited Chris and Marieke to join us. It was real nice to have seven people at the dinner table.