Today I had free from work and tons of plans for how I'd use my free day and I managed to get 0 things done!! Well, I take it back, I got my Christmas cards sent out and the few gifts that were being sent, so that is done, HALLELUJA. Julia had a dental appointment so she went in for that and while she was doing that I walked over to our vet to take her some cookies I had baked for her and a Christmas card. She wasn't in but I ran into the other vet there who I spoke with and I also ran into our dog trainer and a very dear lady named Elisabeth. I hadn't seen her in a long while but had been thinking a lot about her lately so it was so nice to meet up with her and we chatted and chatted and then she said she was going to go to the LunsjPikene for lunch, which is a cute retro looking little cafe in Brumunddal which serves wonderful homemade breads and southern europe type sandwiches and salads. So I got hold of Stig and Julia and we met them at the cafe. It was completely full of guests and more were coming as we arrived, first thing to do was to find a table, as there isn't a lot of room in her cafe. Went downstairs to the basement area and found a table, so I sat there while Elisabeth ordered. Then Stig and Julia arrived and I went up and ordered for us, Julia got a chicken bagel sandwich and I got a chicken salad which was served with various greens, red onion, tomator, green olives (which I gently pushed to the side of the plate), big chunks of feta cheese, red pepper and a few trickles of basilkum vinegar. I'm sure there is more, I just am not talented enough to explain it properly, but it was a great salad! Stig got a herb bread sandwich with tzatiki sauce and chicken. Probably spelled that wrong but hopefully y'all know what I'm talking about. It was all good and we sat at a lovely old table on some stools which had pillows on them and lovely candles on the table and some cute retro christmas decorations. There was a huge table of guests next to us which were extremely loud so it made for a little bit of a stressful lunch but otherwise it was great to catch up with Elisabeth and we've made a date to meet the 25th or 26th of December for a visit. While we were sitting there we couldn't believe the cafe would be closing it's doors the 20th of December for good. It was in the newspaper the other day that the owner has been going in minus running it and will close while work on the road in front of the business is going and will consider reopening when the road is finished. As many people who were in there today I can't imagine she has minus numbers in her books but I guess there are six other days in the week which I'm not there to see how many people are there...still, it's a shame when a cozy place like that with good food closes...there are so few great little cafe's that are open all year long around here and serve great food like she has. I have to admit a tiny part of me would love to take over for her, have her take me under her wing, teach mer her secrets and then keep the business going for her....BUT....I've already been down this road and a cafe idea for me right now is not a feasible possibility. First I have four dogs who need time with me....second I have three kids who I have to take to various activities and Stig is gone half the year...so right now I have too many things pulling me here and there but someday....if I find myself sitting around with nothing better to do, I might pursue that little dream....who knows?
Got home after lunch and sending out the mail and felt so tired, laid down on the sofa and awoke to a dark living room....there went my plans for going out into the woods to get greenery and make a wreath. (I bought wire to make my wreath with today) Stig came in just about the time I woke and said he had taken the ATV out into the woods and found some greenery for me. I told him he was so sweet but I said I really didn't know what I was going to be looking for myself so I couldn't imagine he found what I was going to need but I appreciated the gesture. I'm baking tomorrow at the Skafferiet and should be done around 12, so I'm going to see what I can figure out as far as the wreath goes, tomorrow. I still haven't ridden on the ATV, but it's ok...I'll survive...it's not going anywhere so I'll have plenty of time.
Our snow is melting and that is depressing everyone...everytime the weather lady says plus degrees we all go, "Awwwwwww" as the snow melts, everything looks dirty and brown and it's slushy and a big wet mess. The trees suddenly become dark again, it's all sad....let's hope we get another cold front soon and more snow!!!! Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!!!