Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Window shopping today in Gent

OMG, SO much has happened since my last blog, I don't know how to catch up, so I'll start with today and hopefully work my way backwards (easy to say..LOL).  But before I do, I'll catch you up on some of my news.  Three weeks after I got here, Marc had a stroke!  Can you imagine?!  Suddenly, besides being worried to death about him, I had to drive amongst these insane drivers here, find my way to the hospital and market and take care of things at home...not the easiest of things to do when you don't speak the language or understand the road signs! LOL...

But..... he was out of the hospital after a week, and then on very heavy medication.  His new nickname of "Stoney" was well deserved...lol   OMG, it truly was like being with someone who was stoned 24/7.  It wasn't until just a few days ago he came out of the stoned state and is back to normal...whew!!  He's been able to drive (he's not supposed to for six months...argh) and does fine, so that's fine with me. 

Ok, now back to today....we decided to go to a museum and do a little window shopping downtown, and I wanted to share the pictures with you.  Here's a pic of Gent this afternoon...cool and rainy.



Look at the window of this candy store...I've never seen anything like this before.  Every time I see it, it's just amazing but I never have my camera with me.  Today, I actually remembered to bring it (duh!)





Right around the corner, I found this shop which, sadly, was closed.  I'm not sure what they were selling but I left drool all over the window...........

 I don't know why, but it seems to me that as women get older, they get what I  call The Miniature Disease.  Everything looks cuter in miniature...but why?? LOL  A few more pics of this wonderful window.  I want everything in it...I SO covet it!




 On to the museum which was housed in the first hospital in Gent...positively medieval.  This part of the museum was Victorian to the 70s.  I found only one sampler in this section (1877) but...there is an older part of the museum which will open in October and I am hoping they have some awesome needlework.  Nevertheless, I found lots of good stuff and took a few pictures.

ABSOLUTELY DROOL-WORTHY



 And now, a few weird things I spotted......lol....always fun to find.



Last, but definitely not least, the newest member of the family: Ivy, an almost 3 months old Yorkie.

Til next time, have a great week!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Anne, OMG, how scary about Marc!! I'm so glad he's going to be ok. That place is so amazing! Every single pic~can't wait to see what wonderful things you come up with! I've been thinking of you as I solder away! I'll miss you and Kathy at market.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, Anne, what a scary moment! Glad to hear Marc is doing better!

Lovely lovely photos! and Ivy looks so adorable!

Catherine said...

What a time you've had! Glad to hear that Marc is doing better.

What a cute pup and thanks for sharing all of the wonderful photos!

Michele said...

Wow! So glad that Marc is well again! I love the picture tour through that charming city! I look forward to more!

Carin said...
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Carin said...

Glad to hear that Marc is okay now. Love the pictures and here in the Nethelands we also have those candy cakes, its a bit like marsmallows with sugar on it. Yammie !!! Ohhh I love your newest member Ivy, she's beautiful !!!

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mainely stitching said...

Oh my heavens, you got thrown in the deep end!! I'm glad things are going better now, and wish you both well! Love your new family member! :D