Personal month overview July
"I went to work and arrived home on time, so we drove to the beach to have a swim with her."
Personal month overview July, this month was really sunny and the weather was amazing. I enjoyed icecream and on one of the warmest days we decided to work in the house and of course Leyla was also very warm. It was a very nice month, will you read with me?
At the beginning of the month it was Jens's birthday and we had a lovely breakfast together. As a gift I bought him tickets for Imagine Dragons which we will see later this month, we are very excited! Another concert that we will be visiting is in March and that is Jason Mraz. I have been a big fan for a long time and Jens also is and while we were moving and working in the house when we bought it, we always had his music on. So I always said that when he is in the Netherlands I will be visiting that concert so in March the moment is finally there! In the beginning of this month I went to see my grandmother. I believe I don't see her enough so on a day off I decided to step by. She had bought a nice cake, we sat in the garden and ended the morning with fresh baked sandwiches with peanut butter. A lovely morning and nice to see her again.
I didn't start this month off very healthy, because that nice morning with my grandmother was on Friday and on Wednesay I had my lunch break at work and walked to the market for some groceries. And the weather was super good and I very much craved a soft ice cream with sprinkles, just love that so much. I hadn't eaten that in a long long time and decided to go for it and I enjoyed it immensely.
That week we also had bought fries one night, my boss had his birthday when I had cake again. A bit too much unhealthy food in one week for me, because I felt a small inflammation in my mouth already. Too bad that when I eat 3 or 4 times sugar or something different unhealthy in one week I get those small inflammations. It also shows how much my body is used to eating healthy food. But those inflammations are really annoying, they hurt, start bleeding sometimes and you can't eat normally as well. But I have some good normal products I can use and combine that with healthy food and it went better already quite soon.
I made this salad with arugula, grilled nectarine, oven baked sweet potato cubes, pecans and halloumi, I would definitely recommend this one.
Because Leyla had some skin eruption we decided to have a swim. I went to work and arrived home on time so we drove to the beach to have a swim with her. I thought it was quite chilly because of the wind but Leyla enjoyed it immensely. The sea water was good for her skin eruption and she could run into the water.
Oh I almost forgot to tell you this, 2 weeks ago on a Sunday I was working on my blog. Jens was a bit hangover and decided to take a nap. I had worked pretty hard on my laptop, but the weather was beautiful and I was a bit ready with working on my laptop so I decided to have a walk to the dyke with Leyla. We arrived there and of course she loved it and I decided to go with her into the water. So I was being really careful on the slippery stones but tripped quite soon already. While Leyla already was in the water. I decided to take off my flip flops and move on, but there was a lot of mud, not really sand, but mud in which you stick with your feet and I set my foot in some oysters and decided rather soon to go back, so with my trousers rolled onto my knees and my legs covered with mud and Leyla covered with mud we returned home and it looked really ridiculous. I actually heard people laughing that we passed and I can imagine I would have done the same if I had seen this haha. It turned out I had to big cuts in my right foot and had trouble walking on it for a few days. Luckily it recovered quite soon.
We also worked in the house. We had long curtains, but were tired of them for a lon time already. But the roman blinds we wanted were above our budget when we bought the house. So we had these ones hanging. But since Jens wanted to open the curtains this month and they fell on the ground including the system on which they were hanging, we had to buy new ones. And of course we picked the roman blinds. And while we were working anyway we also decided to paint the wall white. It was a bit of a salmon color and because we want to change more of the room we decided to paint this one white.
And last week something not so good happened, I had set my alarm before we went to sleep on the same time as always. But the window was open the entire night and the weahter had gone bad and it was raining quite hard and there also was quite some wind, so that is probably why we hadn't heard the alarm going off. Or it really didn't go off, anyhow I woke up because I heard Leyla. So I thought it was light already outside so I knew it wouldn't take too long for the alarm to go off, but after 5 minutes the alarm hadn't gone off yet so I decided to get out of bed and check the time. It was 08.50 oops! I have to work at 08.30 and it is a 30-minute drive to work I overslept. A lot of missed messages and phone calls where I was, but I probably needed it haha. I quickly jumped into the shower and had breakfast in the fridge already so that was easy because I could eat that while in the car on the way to work. Within half an hour I was in the car to work. Perfect because that I wouldn't arrive that late, but when I came to the tunnel that takes me to work it closed just before my eyes for at least 15 minutes. That sucked, but I couldn't help that and as my colleagues said, at least they knew where I was at that time, so they were less worried.
It really was a lovely month and I enjoyed the weather so much. I hear quite some people complaining about it, but if you ask me let it be this kind of weather for the rest of the year. This really is my kind of weather, ok 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) was not really needed, but 25-30 degrees Celsius (77-86 Fahrenheit) is totally perfect for me. Wearing skirts and dresses everyday. It is a bit difficult for Leyla and I find that a pity, so we try to keep her as cool as possible, but she also must learn not to be stubborn. Because with this kind of weather she is just laying in the full sun if you let her decide. So when it is this warm we walk with her in the early morning and late in the evening. During the day we won't walk her, because that is way too hot also for her paws on that hot asphalt. I read that when the outside temperature is 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) the temperature of the asphalt already is 52 degrees Celsius (125,6 Fahrenheit). Can you imagine what it would like when it is 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) like it was last week? You are not going to walk on that with your bare feet are you? And actually your dog is on bare foot so I really don't want to do that to her. I actually get a bit mad when I see people doing the on the hottest moment of the day. We try to keep her inside the house as much as possible and for example lay her down on a moist towel. It helps to cool her down a bit and at night we put all windows open so the wind can get through and it is a bit cooler for her to sleep.
It really was a cool month and the new one also looks very good, because I found a new podcast about personal development and growing yourself and honestly I am a bit addicted to it and definitely to the good feeling it gives me. But more about that in my next month overview.
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