Monday, November 16, 2009

Hope all is well with all my blog readers ( I know there are some LOL just always wonder who ...) ! Thought I'd let you know what's up in Daan's life ;)

I'm busy getting organized for my trip to London this weekend with my mother, leaving friday morning and will be back sunday evening. It's been a while since I was in the UK and I cannot remember when my mom and I have been on a trip for more than a day together or in the UK together (I think this was when I was like 14 orso) so this will be fun ! I'm looking forward to visiting Anthropology, GAP, Cath Kidson and Alfie's Antique Market. I bought a fun touristy book called 100% London and it has lots of fun restaurant, shop and just touristy things in it so we plan to use that for some info if we run out of idea's but any other tips are welcome ....

Oh and my diet did it's job I'm totally cleansed, just have to keep up with avoiding white sugar and use cane sugar instead so I will be testing that in my cupcake recipe's. I decided to stay on this sugarless route as I'm used to it now. My vitality and energy levels are still not good so he advised me to take vitamin's (he said Centrum and Supradyn are very good) that I should take throughout the winter. I still fall asleep on the couch about 2 to 3 evenings a week so I'm not feeling a difference yet ... Any tips are welcome for this !

Another thing I just have to share with you is that Colin is swimming for his A certificate tommorow, we were amazed he was at all ready for it since he started last year december, swimming twice a week. We're very proud as we know how hard it is for him to focus with so many distractions !

I'm sure the boys won't miss me too much as they have a pretty full weekend planned and lot's of boys things they want to do.

Monday, November 09, 2009

A day in the life of Colin, a typical 6 year old ?

At school today the toilet was dirty but I really needed to do a nr. 2 (for the dutchies : dit betekent poepje), I was not pleased. So i decided to try this on a urinoir, which is kinda hard but I made it work. But they don't have toilet paper by the urinoirs at our school to i had nothing to wipe. The lunch mommy wanted me to put on clean "loan" underwear from school but I didn't want to so I went commando. Mommy and daddy where not pleased as now my pants were also yucky, they came to school early bcause we had a sponsor walk which they wanted to be there for and it's a good thing they were early as they had to race back home as they forgot my sweats but this way they could bring some clean underwear, that was nice.

Michael brought home a friend to play on the trampoline, but I was having some problems playing nice so mommy made me come in. I was not pleased but mommy promised me a long bath and I like playing in the bath so a bubble bath it was. When Michael's friend went home he joined me cause he likes to play in the bath too. We were having a ball, then mommy made us come out for dinner. She sent Michael back as he hadn't dried himself off properly, but after dinner (yummy bacon and egg sandwiches) his hair still looked wet and she went out exploring. And well she wasn't amused, you see I washed Michael's hair with natusan baby oil gel (which as mommy describes it as a thick hairgel like texture but is oily just like normal oil. I washed Michael's hair with it, never mind me being able to read I just grabbed the first bottle that too my fancy. Mommy had to wash Michael's hair like 5 times before she gave up, only to find that my hair was in the same condition from lying in the same bath for about 15 min.... My hair looked like this (see picture below) even after 6 washings and you should see our bathtub I almost slipped and fell when my hair was being re-washed. (* insert sigh from mommy as she tells you it took a week for michael's hair to recover even a swimming pool trip didn't help, my hair took a week and a half ...).

While mommy was washing michael's hair I was clearing the table, my turn and I wanted to help out while she was playing hairdresser. But ohoh I dropped all the eggshells on the floor, didn't tell mommy but tried to clean it up but couldn't do it fast enought so I hid the towels I used under the table (she found them when i was asleep in bed) and didn't say a word. Mommy was not amused when she found herself walking the eggwhites through the kitchen for about 5 min. until she found out. She sent me to my room, to bed can you imagine how upset i was ?! pfff to bed because I had a little accident, there were no hugs to give away let me tell you ! But I made up with mommy once she explained she wasn't upset about the spilling but the fact that I didn't tell her well who knew that was the answer ?

Boy I was tired by then time for sweet dreams and for mommy to clean up even more mess and wait for daddy to fill him in on the fun.

Friday, November 06, 2009


I get inspired a lot, and when I say a lot i mean A LOT ! Through bloglines i am connected to so many, many fun blogs that I get overinspired and save a lot of fun ideas but don't get around to actually doing something with it.

So when our latest ducht dare came around, which we changed last minute so we could pay tribute to an inspirational blog One Little Word that closed down, I had to use one of my saved ideas.

This cute little quote was found on the blog of Vicki Chrisman and she made the cutest canvas of it which I scraplifted and made my own. I'm loving it and want to make more little canvasses with inspiring quotes on it for my home. Check out what the rest of the girls made here, hope we inspire you !

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new Layout

Did you know that not only little girls like nailpolish ? I made this LO for the latest sketch on the MLS blog. Check out what the rest of the girls made here and we'd love for you to join in, use our sketch and share it with us !

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Amazing when you can eat everything you never bother to read the food labels isn't it ?

Now I know that when the boys had their milkallergy I only had to mind a few things as a docter was able to help them with their allergies and all was good so that was easy. Then there's my friend Mandy has a little boy that is allergic to a lot of stuff and she has to read every single label like a detective. I know from her how hard it is to find things or recipe's for him that he is able to eat.

But now I have to watch out & read every label for food I come across and boy it takes a lot of work, shopping takes twice, no thrice (LOL) as much time as it does normally.

Let me tell you a little story, you see I'm someone that has had a bad resilience with her health for the last 20 years, always catching the flu or other stuff that germs seem determined to give me, but before that was never ill, i mean almost never as I've had like one typical childhood ilness. And this year I've decided (for a lot of things in my life but this is step 1 since i couldn't get it right last year) that enough is enough, I want to survive Fall and winter on my terms and not those of the germs.
So a war has been launched and with the help of a special docter, a very good docter, same one as my boys have seen and various people I have recommended him to or I meet quite by accident that know about him; Dr. Soema.

Dr. Soema figured out quite a bit about my energy levels, intestins and liver that were not good, stuff living there, thriving of food that not only I love. So i'm on a very strict diet for 30 days, lot's of natural herbs to make the intestins and liver stronger and cleaner and antibiotics.

So I'm off sugar, milk, cheese, cacoa, yeast, glucosepaste, tomato's, pig, veal and cows meat, pepper, goatsmilk or cheese, mushrooms and let me tell you once you start looking out for these ingredients it's everywhere ... yes also in cupcakes :( so I ordered myself the babycakes vegan cookbook so I can make some nice cupcakes as dessert for a dinnerdate at the end of this month. And try thinking up a nice dinner besides the standerd meat, potatoes & veggies ? Only thing I can come up with is a healthy version of nasi goreng and fajitas (but no sour creme or tomato saus to go with it but a cheesy soy spread) with corn chips. If anyone has any recipes plse let me know, I'm craving changes in the menu !!

An upside, well the first week I didn't think there was one because i was in detox (kicking a sugar habit is not the easiest) but there is one is I'm loosing weight, finally 2 years after the knee-accident I'm losing weight. 2 down, at least 5 to go ..... And I should have buckets of energy at the end of this, this is what keeps me going, more energy, less feeling blah, less catching the flu and overall a better healthier me !

Something to consider, cutting out certain products I "though" were healthy from my lifestyle after the 30 days.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tom Jones Rocks

Boy does he ever for his age ! Went to see him on the 6th with my mother and we had a blast ! Here's 2 video's I made with my new camera

This song always makes me think of Carlton Banks from "The fresh prince of bel air" (know what I mean ;) LOL)

cool song too

Oh and yesterday I was invited to the musical Mamma Mia by my friend Corinne and although I couldn't enjoy the complimentary lunch buffet it was a great afternoon, good company & the musical was fun now I really want to see the movie ! Thanks Babe !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DD # 59 - herfstig

This dutch dare was to make something that had fall written all over it... I think this qualifies

We are growing

Check out what the other DT girls made here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

a new camera part II

Not only did dh get a new camera, but I got this for my birthday a samsung wb500.

It takes great pictures which is not hard with a 10 x optical zoom, dual image stabilization, photo style selector (which I have yet to explore), 10,2 megapixel, face detection, high sensitive iso 3200, beauty shot, self portait angle guide smart album, recycle bin and 24 mm ultra wide lens.

It high definition filming is pretty good too !

So I'm happy....

Friday, October 09, 2009

I love my goofy brother

Just having fun while waiting for my bday dinner trying to get a good pic of mommy & my goofy brother ...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A sisters Hope

This post and RAK is connected to the Dutch event "A Sisters Hope-60 KM walk". Due to this, only Dutch people will be able to enter for a chance to win the RAK below, sorry to international readers!

Hallo allemaal! Oktober staat zoals elk jaar in het teken van aandacht voor borstkanker een doel die ik erg belangrijk vind. Een lieve scrapvriendin, Monique Helfrich zet zich met hart en ziel in om donaties te werven ten behoeve van A Sisters Hope. Vorig jaar heb ik zo'n 90 pink ribbon cupcakes gebakken en versierd om haar hierbij te steunen maar dit jaar had ze deze zelf gebakken ... En niet alleen ik wilde haar steunen maar ook het dt leek het leuk om iets te doen om nog wat geld voor haar in te zamelen en dus hebben we het volgende bedacht.

Alle vier hebben we een RAK samengesteld. Als je kans wilt maken op één van die prijzen en tegelijkertijd een fantastisch doel wilt steunen, ga dan naar de MLS blog om te lezen hoe. Hieronder zie je de RAK die ik heb samengesteld voor, ook al lijkt het ver weg, de kerst. Leuke chipboardfiguren van Making Memories, rikrak lint en mooi nostalgisch kerstpapier van daisy d. Stiekum ga ik daar nog wat kleine embellishments aan toe voegen maar die houd ik nog even een verrassing.

Aankomend weekend loopt Monique samen met vele anderen de tweedaagse wandeling van 60 kilometer. Ik wens haar heel veel succes! Wie weet steun je Monique al, maar als je graag een steentje wilt bijdragen aan een prachtig doel èn zo tegelijkertijd kans wilt maken op één van de vier prijzen (zie de andere 3 op de MLS blog), lees dan hier hoe!

Monique, je bent echt geweldig en suc6 met de 60 km !

Monday, October 05, 2009

doesn't this song make u wanna dance ?

Love it, one of my fave's right now

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I've got 'em

I really got myself a pair of snuggly ugly uggs

And I can tell you they are everything everyone says (after a long hot day at the dolfinarium) and I'm looking forward to nice warm feet this winter !

Monday, September 28, 2009

a new camera part I

DH has a new camera and besides being new, shiny and pretty it has a wonderful sportsapplication ... oh and how cool is that t-shirt ?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

in the scrapping saddle

or getting the scrapping groove back as you wish....

We had a sketch made by Liek for the dt blog and this is what I made of it, bummed that you cannot see how cute those big black glittery letters are in the pic ...

Wanna see what the other girls made ? Check it out here ~!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A pink High Tea Party

I fell in love with the lovely parties I've seen on all the blogs I've been visiting and thought it was high time I showed off my organising& baking skills.

A pink dream was born and executed

The invites

The high tea table ( I wish I had a shot of my beautiful old teacups ... but trust me they are cute !)

I was spoiled with great presents and lots of guests, I haven't had such a fab bday in a long long time ! For all the detail photo's you can check out my other blog.

Monday, September 07, 2009

I can't believe it

my age that is, I'm in denial LOL, so here's me about ehm 36 years ago

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

My summer holiday

Spent purging, re-organizing, beach, babysitting Issie, Slagharen, De Efteling, Geocaching, lots of sleep-overs, Ice Age 3 3D, Linaeushof, Waterspeeltuin, 7 days of DYI, Scrapbooking, THE biggest Carnival of the Netherlands, lot's of dvd's (watchmen, new in town, the pursuit of happines, the wrestler, baby mamma, the bankjob, we are marshal = loved this one, home of the brave, st. trinian, suburban girl, need for speed), physiotherapy with lot's of tummy excercises

here are some pics, that I used to make a mini album with for the boys so they could show in school what they did in their summer holiday. I wanted to share more but picasa keeps making the folders that I put in there, after 2x I give up...

Friday, August 14, 2009

I just LOVE this wedding entrance

Most of you may have seen this on Ali's blog, but for those of you who don't read her blog I just had to share this.

How cool of all their friends and family to make this a wedding entrance to never be forgotten !

Monday, August 10, 2009

Promotie voor een vriendin

Voor diegene die onze fotoshoots kennen is Florence Bavinck een bekende naam maar voor wie haar niet kent zie haar leuke aanbieding hieronder voor Herfst mini-fotosessies !

We zitten nog volop in de zomer, alhoewel voor ons de zomervakantie bijna ten einde is. Gek om dan na te denken over dingen als herfst, kleurende bladeren aan de bomen, een frisse kou - maar toch heb ik dat gedaan. Naast de lente is de herfst toch wel mijn meest favoriete tijd om te fotograferen -- daarom dat ik dit jaar de Herst mini-sessies introduceer!


De sessies zijn het best geschikt voor families tot 6 personen!

Monday, August 03, 2009

A bubbly little boy

From the moment he was born ...

he's been bouncing through life, he turned 6 years old today and we're celebrating it here ....

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Scrapping is therapy

Just like baking cupcakes but unfortunately I don't have enough energy for that (which should come back into my life in august orso according to the doc). I really needed to relax, had a bit of a rough week to do with my volunteer work and I decided had to stick up for myself to a few people and although it was quite hard (it's just not who I am really, conflict is something I try to avoid like a headache in my work even if it is volunteering LOL).

So after getting over the initial uncomfortable feeling of the whole situation I decided I really needed to do something to help me relax and scrapping does just that. Not my best work, and I still have to figure out where & when this was taken (hope mom can help me out since she has the original) but it felt pretty damn good !

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Life & Health has been kicking my butt

Over the last half year life has really been kicking my butt and now my health is too. For those close to me you've already heard it, i've been bedridden for 2 weeks & 2 antibiotics due to pleurisy (nl=pleuritis), appearantly because I had a stomach problem my immune system (which lets face it is bad as is) was low and wham I get hit with an ancient inflamation.
Being tired is really getting to me now that my head & the rest is starting to clear up, very slowly i might add.

So what do you do when you can do nothing and have no energy to pick up a book ? You watch tv/movies, online that is. So far I'm all caught up with desperate housewives (saw season 3 through 5), ghost whisperer (4 episodes), greys anatomy (2 episodes), Penelope, Make it happen. And now I'm on to bloglines which has been waiting since i was back from our wonderful holiday in turkey.

And going through bloglines, through all my fave party, bake & design blogs this preview really cheered me up. I think all you bloggers & food lovers will love this too.

I'll be back soon as i get better & more energy!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Mommy

It's my mothers b'day today, and in honor of mothersday tommorow I decided to show a pic of us together made quite a while back but it shows how much we look alike and it's not only the exterior LOL

We're going to spoil her today :D

And for all the mothers who are giving everything, everyday for their loved ones, a pretty song that I like

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to all my blogfriends

Hi everyone, just a quick post to wish you all a great easter holiday. I'll give you an update soon, right now I'm real busy getting a cake made for my DH's birthday tommorow and we're just giving a small BBQ but will have a big party when we've had our holiday.

Just wanted to share this easter bunny I made during a chocolate workshop a week ago.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Adjusting and our boring life

Thanks for all your sweet comments, so far we've survived the first few weeks of DH's surgery and he's doing better every day. Although the pain after the surgery was much more than we had anticipated (not at all what other people who've had meniscus surgeries) which is probably due to the extra looking, searching, probing they did after all DH had been walking around with a bad meniscus for 2 years so it wasn't exactly a clean break .... let's just say they had to gather up all bits and pieces they could find and clean it all up. On our own request he started fysiotherapy after 2 weeks and things have been going much better since then, still limping around but he's building up muscle in his leg again, the pain is getting less and he's able to help out again with the boys. Good news too is that his fysio is located in my gym (yes i still have a subscription I just wasn't going) and so I'm taking classes when he's there as I have to drive him everywhere (no biking, no driving still for another 3 weeks at least) oh and i ache everywhere LOL.

As for other stuff we've been doing, I've been getting my scrapshop (irl and on the web) a bit more organised and i hope to start scrapping a bit again now that I can find stuff and have a bit of space.

I've taken up reading books again, those of you who are my pal on good reads have seen I've uploaded all the books I have waiting to be read by me that I've been buying ... But "Twilight" and "New Moon" have been keeping me busy most (reading both in 2 days flat), wow Love that genre (suspence romance) and I cannot wait to see the movie DH managed to find for me on valentines day :) Tommorow I'm off to the bookstore for the 3rd and final book in that trilogie.

Oh and I've been updating my favorite finds blog with fun stuff and I went to the theatre for some stand up comedy (love that) and can recommend Jandino to all the dutchies ! Not only is he very funny he can also sing so good, this is him on you tube

And that's not all, I decorated a cake, yep a cake a big one 25x25 and it was less hard than I thought, and yummy too. Can't wait to make one for the next bday we have in our family !

My holiday is over this week, have to work again on monday and the boys have their holiday then, since we can't do anything fun together till friday we went to the movie BOLT this week and it was fab ! Definately recommend it !

Thursday, January 29, 2009

wow 8 years sure flew by

Sweet Michael turned 8 today and he came out of bed with the biggest smile I've seen since ages in the morning.

He got to open 1 present in the morning a big box of Star Wars Lego and enjoyed the view of his Avatar & flower (for the teachers) cupcakes that he could take to school. DH and I both worked on them and they looked pretty darn cute (as you can see those need some editing but i wanted to share them anyway).

When he got home from school he received his gift from Colin and really loved it, some iron on bead patterns from Pokemon and a pokemon surprise bal that contained a pokemon he didn't have (the boys really love playing with the little pokemon figures they have).

Then my parents & brother came and they gave him an even BIGGER box of Star Wars Lego and we went out for dinner as tradition calls for and this year Michael surprised us by requesting a pizza dinner so we all went out to the local italian and had a really good time.

Wish us luck tommorow, DH is going into surgery in the morning !

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Life's a rollercoaster

So this post was in the works in my head but it just never seemed to make it into blogger so I antidated it to keep the flow going ....

Talking of flows , we did not do that very well into the new year, things are a bit ups and downs so I've been very busy trying to stay positive (which unfortunately does not come naturally to me but is something I have to work hard at) & keep all the balls from crashing on me ! And so I thought I'd share some stuff as not everyone is aware of the stuff that's going on and hey if you were wondering why stuff is quiet or why I'm not calling, mailing, updating blogs or inviting you this is why..... but to keep it a bit upbeat I'll try and list something "UP" with every "Downer" as I'm trying to stay positive .....

Ups : Had a really good 2 weeks christmas holiday and got a lot done on my todo list like sort out DH closet, paint the doors of the boys with magnetpaint (3 layers and I'm doing one more), reorganised our clotheswardrobe so all of our bedlinnen fits in so we could sell our chest of drawers (our bedroom is looking more feng shui and less crowded), gave my mothers bedroom a extreme makeover in 2 days while my stepdad was in Canada and had fun with the boys.

Down: in the last week of the year we found out DH kneeproblem wasn't going away (it played up again after de makeover)and he needs surgery on the 30th ... It's his meniscus/patella and they also think that his partilage/gristle is damaged due to all the active sports he used to do when he was younger (like basketball, iceskating, judo, wing chung, american football, baseball, body building, jogging) so he's been in quite some pain since then as the dokters like to pull and bend etc. and he took a wrong turn with his back last weekend due the funny walk he has developed to take the edge off the pain.

Up: We've bought a new chair & footstool from ikea

Down : I've lost a brandnew redken rough past tube while shopping, I put it on the counter while paying at H&M and forgot to take it with me when I left ....

Up: We bought a couch from IKEA and it was delivered the same day

Down : the couch is damaged so we're not sitting on it, hoping to hear from IKEA tommorow !

UP : I got my first order for birthday cupcakes and the birthday girl exclaimed they were totally what she wanted :)

Down : Just yesterday we received a HUGE bill from the watercompany of 3000 euro, which totally freaked me out, bcause apearantly our meter thinks we own a swimming pool ..... God I sincerely hope this gets sorted because I don't want to shed any more tears on this than i did from shock....

UP: My 2nd attempt at Red Velvet Cupcakes (I converted the recipe myself this time) and OMG I totally get the addiction ! Great therapy that baking .... see downer above ....

Down: The scrapbooking industry is on it's ass (pardon the language) over here in the NL the shops are dropping like flies .... this might into an upper but I haven't found that so far .....we'll have to wait and see.

UP: I got the custest thank you gifts for my dt in and I can't wait to see what they think

DOWN: During december I found out I haven't been working enough hours in a week for the salary I'm being paid. A mistake in my contract and nobody (not even me) ever noticed it, now I have to work 4 more hours .....

UP : I don't have to pay back the 2 years of overpay

DOWN: I have to work even more hours because my colleague and I weren ever told by my boss to keep up a timesheet that calculates the worked hours in comparison with the holidays we get and if we don't want to work most of the summer holiday we have to work even more hours a week. I'm working 2 more a week and will probably have to work about a week in the summer holiday.

UP: we were invited to a fun new years party.

DOWN: So I work 25 hours a week now, besides having my own scrapbook store and a family

UP: I rearranged my hours so we only have 1 day we cannot pick up the kids and only have that day to organise whoever can to do it.

DOWN: I've gained a bit of weight over the holiday that I lost through all the fly so it's back on the health regime asap.

UP : We booked our summer holiday and we're going at the end of april LOL

DOWN: Mom's nek is still a big problem, she's getting a new consult from a neurologist

UP : She's taking the train to come see me and help us out where she can with admin and cleaning up around the house (I'm so grateful for the help bcause with all the hours I'm working now I just don't have enough time in the day)

DOWN: we had a very emotional Michael over the holidays, try to imagine a little boy who's already an emotional little kid but x 10 bcause of the holidays. While we're at xmas dinner eating chicken, which he thought was fish at first, and feeling sorry for the fish he suddenly begins sobbing for 30 minutes about our cat that died 3 years ago ... Still with me ? This happens every now and then, he misses her and the bomb exploded during dinner. Then a few days later because I wanted to take his picture and he refused. Now I have to tell you our boys rarely pose for us and I just couln't get it so I tried bribing, being stern nothing worked and he got really angry and after I put him in the hallway to cool down we had a chat and it turns out he hates being an older brother because he thinks he has to do everything perfect. Which he doesn't have to but because of his competitive and perfectionistic nature he thinks so and this makes his life harder than it has to be..... Boy this parenting thing is hard !

UP: he's finally settled into his new class as he was had a hard time adapting to 2 pt teachers & a new teaching method in this grade. Still doing brilliantly at his academic work, above average.

UP: Colin started swimming lessons in december and he's doing amazing ! 2 x a week is a lot of driving up and down to heemstede but worth it by seeing how well he's doing.

DOWN: the theatre show we were going to with the kids got cancelled last minute and will not be rescheduled.

UP: The boys loved all their gifts from Sinterklaas and Santa. Fave is their new pj's, books, underwear and MP4 player with favorite songs and stories (Michael = old rock & house and Colin = sinterklaas & smurf songs).

DOWN: Car repairs costs were way more than we expected, aren't they always ?

UP: Tradition is that kids get a bit of money for new years from the grandparents but this year we also received a financial gift from my parents, that was so sweet of them and unexpected.

DOWN : I broke a mirror this month ....

UP: Thanks to my mom's help and Ed being at home to recouperate from his operation in a few weeks, it looks like we could get our taxes for 2007 & 2008 in on time :)

Down: I didn't go iceskating at all .....

UP: the boys did and that was a blast, so cool to see them getting into it !

DOWN: I had a huge fight with my brother on the day before xmas

UP: I read a book this month and plan to get more reading time in as I loved totally sinking into a story

DOWN: I lost a whole sheet of 50 postage stamps .... Bought them, walked to the next store in a shopping mall and lost them ....

UP: I really did make xmas gifts, mini albums for the granparents and my godparents of our latest photoshoot.

DOWN: I'm still mourning over things that happened a long time ago, or 5 years ago and cannot let things go. It's in my nature I just cannot shrugg things off when they happen, I need to wallow, adjust and then move on, but it's never ever forgotten ......I think I need therapy, but what kind ?

UP: I received a small payment from the insurance as compensation for my year of pain & weight gain due to the car accident.

DOWN: I have the working mommy syndrome; I feel guilty for not having enough time for the kids, not enough energey for them, for DH, for me.... it's getting worse every year ....

UP: Had a fab time at a junksale with Daphne and we're definately doing that again soon !

Uhm I think that's it for now, enough complaining and I have my fingers crossed for no more setbacks, as I really want to have more fun 2009. You know it actually helps to write it down bcause as I did I found I do have more ups than downs although it didn't feel like it before ! THANKS for letting me share and if you need to share you know where to find me !!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Have you ever

Saw this on Haggit's blog and thought it was fun so I wanted to do this and encourage you to do this too ! Just copy and paste this entry and highlight the ones you've done.

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more that you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyland (once and several times do Paris)
8. held a praying mantis
9. climbed a mountain
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo's David
41. sung karaoke
42. seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (not the top just the 1st floor)
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling (with dolphins but I found out I can't ...)
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold Girl Scouts Cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. got flowers for no reason
64. donated blood, platelets of plasma
65. gone sky diving (no sky diving, but I did take a dual leap "parapenting" off a mountain and sailed through the sky. btw: wasn't afraid of heigths then)
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. eaten caviar, and it's gross!
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in Times Square
74. toured the Everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the Guards in London (a lot)
77. broken a bone (my wrist)
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the Vatican
82. bought a brand new car (yep our current one)
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the White House
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone's life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cellphone
99. been stung by a bee
100. read an entire book in one day

ok so what have you done from my list that I haven't ???

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

dreamy music share

Heard this one an old episode of House this week and loved it, just thought I'd share

Monday, January 05, 2009

Really like the circus

But somehow we never seem to go :(

On new years day we saw part of the 31st Circusfestival of Monte Carlo and I was very impressed with this and couldn't understand why they only received bronze for their act.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A few of my wishes for you in 2009

A good friend who always has a listening ear
Lots of creative mojo
More balance
Less stress
Good health
Good Bargains
A whole lotta love
Flowers every day
Sunshine in your life every day
Good times
At least one co-worker to make you laugh (read this on another blog and thought it was a great wish)
Good fortune
A chuckle a day
Someone who smiles at you at least once a day
A good hug
Many a beautiful sunset to enjoy
Safe driving
The perfect cupcake
Lots of favorite songs

And here's a pretty one to start this year off (i have no idea what she's singing but her voice is so pretty !)