Monday, June 26, 2017

Around the house...

hey blogger folks...

I'm still washing laundry using
the bucket for drainage. It's been like
two weeks, meh lol. :P

I'm feeling better but am still having spastic bowel kind
of bad. I think Noro aggravated it and then I'm ovulating
and on PMS so yeah..not so awesome. I'm taking Precosa and
trying to balance that with my fiber supplements to help
soften up my BMs...another summer..another butt trouble lol.

If that was TMI...then you must be new to the blog lol.

Today has been busy for me. I finally got
up enough gumption to cook. I made
a massive batch of chicken soup, homemade pizza,
and side veges for nuggets and fishsticks. 

I did some laundry and after two years found Spenser's
missing shorts! They were a gift from my parents so
in my typical Aspie way, I'm very protective of 
things from my parents.

Not much else really happening. I'm just trying to rest
and recover, this stomach bug was a doozie.

Hope y'all out there in blog land are doing well! :)

LOL...I was born in a Polish county
and still can't write it out LOL! 

Porvoo Pictures...First of many in Old Town..

Last night I spent almost two
hours editing the rest of the 
pictures! :)

After we walked down the Castle Hill there
was a snapshot of the Old Town! :)

That is the smaller hill, it has a nice house and some
other stuff. We didn't check it out. 

I will never complain about hills at home again lol! GREAT
for sledding I bet though :D

Some river, really pretty.

Pigeon conference!

You can see the back of Castle Hill. We used an easy
access path :).

Up close of the smaller hill. The bathrooms were
to the right and pretty gross. I used the mens while
 Spenser stood guard. It's bad when the guys bathroom
is cleaner!

Beautiful bridge! :)

So many little paths and alleys here.

People live in these as well as businesses. There
is NO parking so it's interesting :) lol 

You can tell it's an old fishing village.

Pretty! :)

More buildings...

Really nice old guy, he was like UGH biking on cobblestone.
This is a place to wear sensible shoes, you'll die in
high heels. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Haven't blogged because I'm sick...

I haven't blogged the past week because
I got Norovirus last Friday. Charcoal tablets
are pretty awesome, only reason I didn't barf.

So queue that night up with 4 hours of insomnia
just laying on the couch hoping not to barf/crap my
pants. It wasn't a fun weekend, that's for sure. Thankfully
felt good enough to Skype on Father's Day and then got the
poops again a couple days after that.

So yesterday we're at the mall and getting stuff
around for Midsummer. I get sweaty/crampy...GOTTA POOP.
Someone had pooed in the bidet sink...AHHHH! EW! I hadn't
noticed it until after I had done my business.

I held the tp under the faucet so it didn't ever touch but
GOOD LORD that's nasty. 

(In Finland public bathrooms have bidet sinks, like small sinks
with a hand held sprayer attached. You can use this to rinse
but I never do, because who knows what cooter or butt crack
the public sprayer has been in.)

So that was wonderful :/ Then I had to go again, sigh. I'm
doing better but I feel very tired still and bloated. I did
use a different bathroom lol.

I read it's like post infection IBS or whatever. Sounds
about right.

I'm still battling it a week after (in 2007 we got Norovirus
and it took 3 weeks for me to get back to normal) so I haven't
felt up to snuff. I've been just doing laundry and dishes, minimal stuff.

Hope y'all have a good Midsummer out there, and free of
sinky poo.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Local Wildlife...

A couple weeks ago we had Bullfinches show up!
Super cute! :)

Squirrels are running around the trees like crazy
here, it's SUPER cute. I haven't seen that in a couple
years and I've missed it a bunch!

Our local male Sparrow. Lordy he's loud but
gorgeous bird! :) 

Our resident Hedgehog was looking for bugs! He
is HUGE, at least 2 kilos! That's the 'scratching'
noise we hear against the porch!

Aw, baby Stevie! Look at those squirrel pants! He's
going to be HUGE, look at those paws!

Sofie doing MUCH better. Thanks for all
your prayers again! Her eye is pretty much
back to normal minus being a bit weird colored.

She sits a bit weird still but she's pretty
healed up. Her paw is functional and her ear
healed well!

She was getting reprieve from Festus bugging
her today lol. 

Below is a picture of how bad her eye was 
a couple weeks ago.  It's graphic a bit so
if you want to scroll down you can. She is
SO much better!

We would of taken her to the zoo hospital
if we could catch her but she is a strong
squirrel and a fighter. No way we'd
catch her!

*click to enlargen if you want to*

You can see how swollen and painful it was
here. She didn't seem to be in pain and had
(still does!) a very healthy appetite and lots
of energy!

Menu Monday...

Haven't done one of these in forever!

Monday - We had microwave meatballs
for lunch and supper will be microwave 
pizza for me and a burger for Spenser.

Tuesday - GF chicken soup, GF eggs n rice (Karelian?)

Wednesday - GF chicken soup, impossible pie

Thursday - GF chicken soup, impossible pie

Friday is Midsummer's Eve..

BBQ quesadillas, GF grill sausage with veges

Saturday is Midsummer...

storebought pizza, thawed tiger cake for dessert...
maybe GF egg drop soup or something like that.


ramen, maybe chicken nuggets and veges? 

Check out other menus at Menu Monday
and thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Porvoo Pics! 1 of...ALOT. Big Castle Hill....

We searched and searched for stuff to
do with little money and free parking. I found
this place online and lo and behold, it's right next
to Vanha Porvoo, old town! :)

I can't really describe how HUGE this place is! It looks
small in the photos but it's massive!

Spenser and me checking it out...

Series of old motes...


Castle was built here...

Massive hill...

Very pretty...

Lots of VERY old trees! :) It was neat to see!

Around the house..

Week has been going well..but will be happy when it's
over :) lol 

Appointments went well yesterday, Easy breezy! 
I get some new medicine to try for my erosive LP
in the crotch but she said nothing looked bad! I had 
a bad flare due to ultrasound anxiety.

We ate McDonalds cheeseburgers and had the
morning coffee deal so that was nice! Did some
grocery shopping (thanks!) between times and got
stocked up! I found shredded chicken for 1.50 euros
for about 250 grams?

ALL the whoopla with my electronic passport pic...
it still wasn't approved. Thankfully we got a paper
from the Police who said I need a refund! SHAMONE! :) I
did, and bought chips and ice cream. It is summer after all :P
This birth control is making me HUNGRY.

(Catholics can use birth control when there
is a medical need for it. Like my thickened uterus
and awful horrible cramps and periods that last
for weeks. I bled for 6 weeks a couple months ago.)

So yesterday was good! I dropped like a rock, I
hadn't slept that hard in a long time. I didn't sleep
well..but hard if that makes sense. 

Today has been good but BUSY. I shook
out rugs and dustmopped today.  

I vinegared and cleaned the sink and toilet as well
as the mirror, replacing what we needed in the 
hygiene department. 

I've done 3 loads of laundry. It's really elegant
set up we have now, I use a 15 minute cycle and
put a bucket under the sink. When the cycle is done
the bucket gets poured down the drain. At least we're
flexible I guess lol!

Washer is fine, just the weird inaccessible drain. I picked
15 minutes since it uses the least amount of water.

Normally this bucket is about half full
kind of missed. There is a hole in the floor of the cabinet
that is above a drain so it's okay.

I don't like the going up and down stairs but
today  was an exception , I had to wash towels.

I cooked a crap ton. I made chicken couscous for
the weekend. Also chicken/green bean/ GF pasta in
a curry cheese sauce casserole too. I made vegetable
sides as well! Probably something else but I 
can't remember lol.

So Sabbath cleaning is done and I can sit on my rear, whoo!

Oh I washed dishes too. I have to wash another load tonight.

So that's the "adventurous" life in a homemaker lol. 

Spenser had a big bike trip and I watched Trailer Park Boys
when he was out, we had leftover pizza for lunch. 

We got to the mall and hung out, that was nice! :)

So that's been the day today! :) Hope y'all are doing good
out there! :)
Oh yeah! As we were leaving SofSof ran up to Spenser
on the porch lol! :D Her eye is looking still weird but
MUCH better. They got fresh water and seeds plus bread. NO
poops on the porch so no complaints ;) Lol 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Helsinki..Espoo..Harbor thing...

Ring Road 1 near Helsink has been
under construction like forever. It is 
a pain but gorgeous. We cut through Helsinki
to get through Espoo???? Anywho, it is
pretty scenic.

There was a Motorcross race downwind so you heard
tons of motorbikes. It also smells REALLY boggy.


Ring Road 1 from the bridge..

Climbed this big hill...

Elfvik is somewhere there...

Another bridge but it got HOT so we went back
to the car.

Old tree.

Community center..reminded me of houses in Springfield
when I was a kid.

Cafe at the museo place...

Espoo Castle! It was 20 euros for both of us to
get in...nooo. Plus his art isn't very modest but it was a nice
building to get a picture of! :) 

Around the house...

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