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 http://vanerpparket.nl/index2.phpat 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
Thursday, 24-January-2008 - Veghel - Annemiek Steenbekkers from our daily regional newspaper, the Brabants Dagblad http://www.brabantsdagblad.nl/, 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
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
Sunday, January 6, 2008
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.