On Friday, the NETHERLANDERS descended from their tour bus and visited our campus. Forty-three of them, from high school teachers to college presidents. I was charged with planning and setting up an attractive refreshment table and I was also asked to be a tour guide for a group of twelve. Well, that shot my workday to hell BUT it was worth it. If these happy individuals are a sampling of life in the Netherlands, it must be a wonderful place to be. Generous smiles and laughter, firm handshakes, good eye contact, and good command of the English language. The very first thing I noticed about them, as they left their bus and entered the front doors of our building was that the men, particularly, had similar facial features...long, rectangular faces, large chins and foreheads, deep-set and close-set eyes, bushy eyebrows, and little round noses. The women only had long pointy noses in common. Just an observation from me - doesn't mean anything, really. I'm quirky that way.
The only productive thing I did this weekend was read Julie's book. I had to fight with myself to put the darn book down and get to bed at 1am on Sunday morning. It is that good.
Here are some photos worth sharing that I took this weekend and I certainly hope the first photo doesn't scare the bejesus out of ya:
Bella, pushing around Mr. Biggins (real name, Austin). That poor guy doesn't stand a chance with these women bossing him all over the place. See Chloe's rump at the bottom of the picture? Yep, digging again.
Cold nights, koi and goldfish snoozing three feet under. Strange how they sleep lined up and facing in the same direction.
I Love Little Lizards! His name is DINO.
Picture of the weekend:
Bella and Daddy. For her, there is no better place to be.
I'll be back if Blogger allows. I'm still fuming.