Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Jan!

Goodmorning everybody!
Yes, today it is Jan's birthday and now we have the same age again LOL!
No big party and such, he has to go to his volunteerwork, but I will make him smething nice for his dinner, that can be warmed up in the oven.

I am in doubt, if I should go out today. There is a rather stormy wind blowing, but on the other hand I could do with some fresh veggies and such from the market. And I don;t think tomorrow is an option, as they say it will be raining plus windy.
So, may be I'll go early this morning, having still the best of the day and make it quick.

Last week I was rather busy around here, doing some laundry, some ironing, vacuumcleaning, well, you know, the usual things. But they have to be done and it went all quite well, I must say.
And I spent time in the kitchen, which is kind of therapyfor me at the moment LOL. I like trying out recipees I saw on tv, or read somewhere and often they turn out not bad at all. And Jan eats practically all I make, isn;t that a wonderful man? He doesn't give much comment, but I can tell if he likes it or not. just by looking at him and if he has a left over or not. hahahaha.  It's only when it is really not tasty at all, that sometimes he tells me that.

One afternoon I was for a while in the city, just spend a lot of time looking around, didn;t buy much, but I found a little present for Séverine's birthday. So next Saturday some  friends and family will gather for a while to celebrate. Jan will not go with me, because he has to work, but I already explained that to Heidi, and of course she understands.
I think I will end this post now, and hop into some clothes and hurry to the market, before the weather gets really unpleasant.
Here a new kit, named The Past Remembered. 
Have a lovely weekend and stay safe and healthy!
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It's going better with me again.

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, after a few unpleasant days, I think I am back on my feet again.
Oh, how I hate it when I have such a low-mood.
One thing surely helped and that was the weather. In the weekend we had periods with sunshine, grey-covered skies, even rain but oh boy temperature was around 8C and that is good. Yesterday it was even better with about 12-14 C and sun and blue sky.
For now the whole week will be around 7-8-9 C and no frost in sight. Hoorray!!!

Yesterday I was on the phone with the sity council to try to clear up a few things, but it ended up in me having to copy over again all kind of papers and send it to them. Well, I did so, it is on it's way and I hope all will be cleared up now. This is soooo frustrating. with one push on a computer button they can see your whole file with everything they want, but no, we have to send copies of the same things over and over again. Pfffff, it is no fun.

But i did that yesterday early morning, so the rest of the day I could turn around a switch and think of something else. What did i do? not too much LOL. after i had all the papers copied, I went home, prepared the whole bunch with id-numbers and underlighning etc. and Jan took it to the mailbox.
He went on for a walk and went into city centre and around, bought some Chinese quick soup and was away almost all afternoon. I stayed home, prepared all for dinner and watched a Father Brown mystery on the BBC. It all felt good.
Dont know yet what i will do today. May be I will go to town, and then I can look around for a little present for Séverine, who will have her 14th birthday soon.
Might be a good idea, the weather looks good enough.

Upstairs they are still busy with the renovating. Pffff, it takes some time, I must say. I think they really ripped the whole place and are rebuilding it again. Some days are very annoying, when they make a lot of noise, and specially when that starts already at 8.00 in the morning. But one day we had it quiet, last Sunday!.

The garden looks a bit sad now, although we have some little hardy flowers. Just a couple but they hold on LOL. Porbably because of the soft weather. I saw on the news, that here and there the crocus were blooming already and that is very early!

I have a freebie for you today. it's the clusters from Arlene, made with the A Men's world kit.
Have a lovely day, stay safe and healthy!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

An off day and creeping up again LOL

Goodmorning everybody!

Our weather is rather cold, but here in the west part we still cannot complain too much. We have some frost, but in the North-East they had a couple of days of serious frost(around -10C night) and there even was a first competition on natural ice there.
Porbably this night we will have again a cold night but if all forecasts are right in the weekend it will be lots better, meaning no more freezing and temps around 6 or perhaps more at daytime. How wonderful sounds that????

Monday I wasn;t feeling all too good, not that I felt sick, but my mood was low and got lower towards the end of the day. It was a real bad day, an off-day as you could say. It just sometimes happens, and don;t ask me how. it's just that all things big and small, little problems, larger issues, worries about all kind of things just heap up and suddenly all seems so very difficult and gloomy and terrible and for a moment you just don;t see any solution or ray of light.  Lucky me I got rid of it pretty soon, although it lingered still a bit yesterday.
So don;t worry, I am not having some break down or burn out, just a bad day.
Oh well, yesterday I was much better already and went out to do some shopping, catching some fresh air(it was rather cold than fresh LOL), but it was good for me.

Jan went yesterday to a check up appointment with his doctor for his vains and such and he did a little test and all was really looking good. So if nothing strange happens, it isn't necessary for Jan to have another appointment with him. That is not too bad news, is it?

I think it is time for me to have a sandwich, then i can take my pill for my stomach(going a lot better, perhaps somewhere next week i can stop with it, I hope), and then may be go out for a moment. or I'll wait a bit longer, it seems to be raining a little at the moment.
There might be enough launry in the machine to turn it on, and in the afternoon I will watch a Father Brown mysterie on he BBC, amongst other things .

I have a freebie for you, named A Men's world.
Have a wonderful day, till next time.
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Friday, January 15, 2016

I fear winter creeps in!

Goodmorning everybody!

It looks gloomy outside, it is raining and greay. Not my kind of weather. and slowly it seems that winter comes into our country. Most of it is in the North and east of Holland, till now, and I hope most of it will stay there.
But temps are down and we reach no more than about 2-3 C at daytime. Not too much hey?
Oh well, we'll see how far it will go and how long it lasts.
I feel sorry for Jan though today, as he has to go to his volunteerjob and it looks very wet outside. May be it will be better to take the tram for once. It's no fun to arrive at the elderly home, completely soakded, is it?

It was a quiet week here, despite of the upstair neighbour having his house renewed.  must say the guys working there don;t make too much noise, specially in the mornings.
I wonder how long it will take to renovate the appartment.

One day this week I just couldn;t figure out what to do. Do you have that same feeling once in a while too? There are lots of things you can do, but none of them seem to appeal to you, you are just feeling a bit bored and walk every now and then through the house(for nothing), then sit for a while and watch tv without enjoying it etc. It is awful to experience! It doesn;t happen often to me, but this week I had such a day.LOL.
Wednesday I went to the market and I was lucky with the weather. Just had one little and short rainshower to enndure and that was already on the way back home. I bought us some veggies for really almost nothing and I have enough in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 week I think.
The last few weeks I am kind of hooked to a cooking program on the BBC, it is James Martin Home Comforts. He gives some real nice recipees that aren;t always to complicated. I just love the way he talks you through, and every time you also get an inside look of some special home farmers and such, which is really interesting. and I just enjoy watching cooking programs, I can;t help myself.

How about my stomach trouble? That is going better and better. Nonetheless I called the doctor yesterday to ask him, if I could stop abruptly with the pills iif I wanted. He asked if it was all gone, I said"well, not yet completely"and he gave me some more of the pills. He told me to take them for another week or may be two and then if all went well, I could stop with them. If not better, I should visit him again. So let's hope that stupid stomach comes to rest and that soon I won;t need to take those pills anymore.

Now it is about time to have a sandwich and make some coffee and then wake up Jan. Yes, I let him sleep long the days he has to work, I think he needs that.
Then later I will prepare some meatballs, that jan can have with a sandwich when he comes home this evening. I am not sure yet what i will have for dinner, but one thing is certain: it has to be something quick and simple! ROFL.

Today I have the clusters and quickpage from arlene for you, made with the From past to Present kit.
Oh, I even was busy for a moment on a new kit this week, wow! I finished it(just took a few elements to complete it) and I am halfway the preview. So I think it will be uploaded and ready somewhere this weekend.

Have a wonderful day and weekend and stay healthy!
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Monday, January 11, 2016

A year goes by faster than we know.

Goodmorning everybody!

Already 11 days into the new year! Gosh, almost cannot keep up with it .
ooking back onto the year 2015,  think it wasn't the best of years for us. Jan two times surgery, me in hospital with sever pneumonia, than several really heavy leakages from the neighbours, some other difficulties and nasty things that popped up, I am glad the year is over.
Now all we have to do is cross fingers for a better year LOL!

I had a nice birthday on friday, very relaxed I can say,  thank you for all the good wishes, they brought a smile onto my face.
At the moment, our upstairs neighbour seems to renovated the whole appartment, which is nice of him, but now we have to live with several weeks of hammering, sawing and such noises above our head. I must say till now they try to do as quiet as possible. Hope it will not last for too long, I am getting a bit itchy, every time this neighbour is working in the house, because often we got trouble afterwards ROFL.

Weather here is still not really bad, weekend was almost dry, temperature still is around 7 C. But it might go down later this week. The weather forcast guy isn't yet completely sure about it, but it might happen that we get to 2 or even 0 C with a bit of wet snow or something.
Let's hope he will be wrong. But it can happen that in February and March we suddenly will have real winter. Not that I am looking forward to that, no, not anymore.
When I was a child, I did like to have some snow and winter weather(but also not too much), but now that I get older, I am less and less happy with winter weather. I wonder why?

I am not yet really into kit designing gear again. That will comeback I am sure and I am glad I made a few kits in advance. So I can offer you a freebie today, a kit named  "From Past to Present".
as you might have noticed I did change my bloglayout. Well, I had too, cannot let the Christmas layout stay on for ages, is it?
Later today I will go out for a moment ( kind of hibernated this weekend in my fluffy housewear, sooooo wonderful LOL), it is time to get some fresh air and have a walk. Must keep the muscles moving from time to time!
Have a lovely day.

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Friday, January 08, 2016

One year more upon my shoulders!

Goodmorning everybody!
Yes, today is my Birthday, and I am 63 now. better not to say it too often, makes me feel kind of old LOL!
Not doing anything special today, we just had all the holidays and I am not really into birthdayparties.
Wednesday and yesterday Jan and I took away all the Christmas decoration, so we have our room back again, hahaha.
The last few days there was a terrible weather in the north and north east of our country, and I am so happy the frost didn;t come to our area! For a few days in the north a lot of schools stayed closed, as well as a lot of stores and offices and such. But today it will be the last of it, they just have to be careful on the road, because there might be places that still are very slippery.
We had about the whole day rain yesterday, which was very depressing. But today the sun is shining again, I see a lot of blue sky, so nature is celebrating ky borthday, yippee. Even temperature is rather nice, around 8 degrees C, which is really great for this time of year. It will stay like this the weekend too, and then temperatures might lower a bit, but still not to scary(meaning frost !).

My stomach is getting better slowly, think  will take the pill for it for another day or two and then try how it is without. Don;t want to take a pill forever for it, if not necessary.

That's about all that happened the last few days over here, so I better finish this post and have a sandwich and then hop into some clothes and go out for a while, have some errands to do and the weather is nice, so why not? It's good to go out and have some fresh air and move the muscles!
I have a freebie for you, made by Arlene, with the Silence Speaks kit.
Take care and have a wonderful day!
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Not the best end and start of the New year

Goodmorning  everybody!

No, I am not feeling up to 100% and that already for a week or so. Just on the 31th I went to my doctor, because I suffered from what seemed some stomach trouble, at times it really hurt and it bothered me too much. As usual on the day I had the appointment it seemed almost gone LOL. But still I went, and I got some pills that in time should settle it down again I surely do hope so, because I want back my energy and spirit again.

The first days of the New Year were not too bad, speaking of the weather. We still have temperatures higher than normal, only the last two days in the north and north east of Holland there is some frost and they have terrible problems with glazed frost. I heard on the news this morning that a lot of offices and schools and even shop were closed, because it was too dangerous to travel.
It may last for another day, and perhaps on Wednesday our part may have some trouble with that too, but that isnt too sure. I just hope we stay free of it.

I didn;t do much computer stuff lately, perhaps also due to lesser energy level at the moment.
Oh yes, sometimes the age is playing tricky games with us, and I don;t like that at all. Still there isn;t all too long till Spring will come and bring us hopefully a lot of sun and nice days and that all toggether will give all of us new energy and good spirit.
I do have a kit for you,  named The Silence Speaks.
Till next time, have a wonderful day, take good care of yourself!
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Friday, January 01, 2016

The New Year started.

Goodmorning everybody!

So we made it into the New Year. That already is an achievement.
Jan and I had a very quiet, but pleasant New Year's Eve and watched some good programs on tv, and at midnight we watched some of the fireworks in the neighbourhood (from our window) and some of them were real pretty.
Today will be a quiet day too, it looks sunny at the moment outside, although the temperatures have dropped a bit and will do so more the next few days. May be in the north west there might be some light snowfall, in a few days. let's hope it will not be too much.
But for now we still have temperatures above 5 C daytime, and no frost yet at nighttime. The longer that lasts, the better it is, for me LOL.

Just popped in to post my last Christmas kit and that's named Christmas is a Golden Time. Perhaps you also can use some of it for some New Year's photo's.
Of course I post also Arlene's clusters.
Now I am going to watch and listen to the New Years Concert from Vienna on tv, but I am not leaving without wishing you A Happy New Year, with good health at first place!

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