(Stolen from an earlier post HERE)
We decided to christen this new home, Landsbyhus (pronounced, Lanz-bue-hoos) which means “village house” in Danish. As usual, we sort of made up a word by putting two together (as we did with our beloved Hyggehus).
The Landsbyhus is a deceptively large townhouse. You would never know it from the front, but we have a massive loft bedroom with a full bathroom on the second floor behind the attic over the garage. We also have a nice alcove at the top of the loft stairs, where we house a tub-chair and small table with lamp for the purpose of reading. The funny thing is, our old cat, Gilbert spends the most time in that chair, rather than Kevin or me. We’re carrying our reading material all over the house, but can often be found in the “Great Room” (which is quite compact, actually) lounging in the love seat, listening to the iPod and reading
Although technically, we are not exactly in the village where we live, we are on the edge of town and feel comfortable with the new house designation.
I’ve decided to reactivate my “Kat’s Monitor” posts under the new title, “Life at Landsbyhus”. I hope you’ll enjoy these periodic peeks into my real world.
The sound of Canada Geese flying overhead, no doubt landing on the green-space across the road from my house.
What’s in my head? See “Today’s ear-worm” below.
What am I grateful for: I don’t have to drive into the city for a medical appointment for my mom today. I’ve already done that twice this week. No more trips for a while.
What’s cooking? I just had toast for breakfast (as per usual) and I don’t expect lunch to be too exciting. Dinner will be fish and chips with some roasted Brussels sprouts. We bought a banana gelato last night which I am very keen to try.
What’s in my glass/cup? The remains of my cold coffee, from which I still take a sip every once in a while, purely out of habit.
What’s my “get-up”? Today, I can’t tell you that! Suffice it to say that my clown socks are in place as per usual.
What’s on the monitor? A black and white photo of mine with Kevin in the left foreground and the 1800s-built Royal Hotel in the background.
Where am I off: To the local grocer to buy some raspberry coconut tarts for my mom to take to a church function this afternoon.
What’s in my library? I’m on page 445 of “The Woman in White” and “Anna Karenina” is waiting in the wings. She may have to wait a while, until I finish, “Three Men in a Boat”.
What’s that noise? The furnace just kicked in; the clock is ticking. No! really, it is.
What’s happening here? There’s a new house being built behind and just over from us. When it is complete (probably by April the way these guys work) our immediate neighbourhood will be pretty much done.
Gotta love this! We live just down the road from a horse farm and I love to wander over there and feed them apples over the fence.
What’s up this week? The work week is done; let the weekend commence! I hope to get to a few of my favourite charity shops and of course, on Sunday, I’ll be singing in the choir.
Today’s ear-worm: Adele: “Set Fire To The Rain”. We’re watching “American Idol” and a poor young lad chose this song (big mistake – he’s only what? sixteen?) Nonetheless, a mish-mash of Eben and Adele is running through my head. Make it stop!
A picture from today’s report: