Night of the boom booms…

It’s raining and I am secretly hoping it starts raining even harder. The fireworks in the neighborhood have already started and they will go on til 2AM or so. The boys are very uncomfortable, even with Rescue Remedy on dog cookies. I anticipate there will be lots of accidents to clean up tonight. Hopefully, only from the four legged residents.

Last night, we were invited to go and have a drink at Sabine’s. She lives in Amsterdam North and it seemed reasonable to go via bike instead of via public transport. Well, the city was so full of people, that it took us 30 minutes to cycle to Central Station – which is almost slower than walking. Then we took the ferry (5 minutes) across to North and proceeded to follow the directions on GG’s phone to get to Sabine’s… We nearly ended up in Alkmaar because the GPS points were completely off. What should have been a 35 minute bicycle ride from door to door ended up taking 2 hours. In the dark and the rain. We should have literally taken a left at the windmill – however, technology said otherwise 😉 For future trips, I think I am going to listen to my own directional sense and not rely on Google maps!

After our buttnumbing ride, we had a really great evening as is always the case when spending time with Sabine. Originally, we were hoping to use last night to celebrate being the lucky future owners of a house in Delft that we were bidding on but it didn’t turn out that way. So, yeah, on to the next house…

Looking back at this year, I am really thankful that there were so many new things to try, so many different ideas to think about and so many chances to be involved in the lives of others. I hope that in 2018 I can scale up accordingly 🙂 I might need to learn to be a little more patient with myself and how long it can take to make change!

I’ll be starting the New Year with the beings who love me most, I think 🙂 I hope your 2018 starts the same way!

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