28 December, 2007

Countdown to 2008

Greetings from sunny Holland! Sorry to have left the blog hanging on a negative note! We've escaped to the Netherlands and I left my laptop at home-- on purpose, believe it or not. It was definitely time for a break from my Stumbling habit...

We've had a really lovely holiday. Spent Christmas just outside of Amsterdam with my parents-in-law and my brother-in-law and his family. We've been spoiled by lots of well-chosen presents, good food and delectible wine.

M and I have been taking long walks in the evenings and spent an afternoon hiking in Alblasserwaard. We even got a chance to have a chique lunch together at the Villa Augustus, which was fabulous!

Today we went hiking with the whole family in the Loonse en Drunense Duinen, a national park in Brabant. The weather was gorgeous and I think my batteries are finally recharged.

I did have a totally bloggable moment this morning, though. After brushing my teeth I grabbed one of the kids' cups off of the bathroom countertop and filled it with water. Started gulping and only realized after about half a cup that I had a horrible taste in my mouth. Spit the water into the sink just as M walked in.

What's the story with this cup? There are bubbles in the bottom.

Oh. Yeah. I wouldn't drink out of it if I was you. The kids were in the shower with me this morning and were using it to scoop up old shampoo and soap bubbles out of the shower drain...

It is on that note that I'm closing out 2007, my friends: May your new year be happy, may your cups be clean, and may your drinks be free of soap scum and skin particles... ;-)


anno said...

Good to hear from you again! Sounds like you are enjoying an excellent respite from responsibility and obligation. Watch out for scummy cups, though!

Wishing you all good things in 2008! (including good blogging moments)

Goofball said...

hey, great to hear you are having a ball in the Netherlands. I do have some other bubbles in mind as a toast to the new year though!
we are going to celebrate in Scheveningen, by the way. I suppose you are not around?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Betsy, yuck! I'm glad you had such a lovely vacation other than the soap scum, though. Happy 2008!

Goofball said...

have a great wild party at the end of the year !!!

Jenn in Holland said...

But. Wait. Where are/were you?
It might have been fun to play! Personally, I have a thing for cups with grunge and grossness inside. Or I must have anyway, since my home and bathrooms tend to be full of that kind of ick.
Happy New Year Betsy!!