Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fruitfull Monday afternoon!

Goodmorning everybody!

Oh, I am posting a bit late today, but I woke up later than normal, but it was after a very nice sleep. Sometimes you wake up and you know you had a good sleep, but still are feeling tired, or it takes long for you to really wake up. But this night I had a real sound and wonderful sleep, at the least it felt this way waking up.
So I don;t mind I am a bit later, I feel almost great LOL.

Monday afternoon I did go to town center, I wanted to look for a new coat, the one I have for winter is ready to retire, so I went with hope to find one. Not always so easy for me, because I have to look at the children's department, yeah! Often lady sizes are just a bit too big.
Oh my, I felt like in wonderland when i entered the first store. Rioght away I noticed a sign, that on many coats/jacks they had a discaount of 50%!
Well, you know me, never letting go a bargain if I can, and yes, right away I saw a nice jack, that fitted well, and was to my liking. I have a picture of it, well, it looks almost like it, I only don;t have so many stitched parts on it and I have it in a kind of darker cappuccino color.

The jack is really thick and warm, so I will be well protected at times that the temperatures are low.
And if it will freeze really hard I still have one that reached to over my knees.
And do you know what I payed for it? Only € 15,00! Now you can call that a bargain.
After that I went looking for one or two more Christmas presents andoh, what a good day, I found them.
So my trip to town centre payed off.
This month I also received a payment of a pre-pension thing I joined for several years when still at work. Oh, it's nothing substantial, very, very modest amount each month, just a few tenners, but money is money.
And i had also back payment from Januari till September and it comes at a real good time, now that we are a bit uncertain of the money we will have next month. also not substantial,(mostly because there are dedected lots of taxes) but every penny counts, LOL.
It did me feel real substantial older when I received it, yeah, I realized I am heading towards pensionary age real quick.

Yesterday was just a normal day, did some grocerie shopping, turned on the washing machine again, even did a little bit of designing for a kit, and today I think there is no need to go out , so I may do some ironing, before the pile gets too high.
And while the washing machine is empty now, I better also change bedsheets.

Today I have some lovely clusters for you from Arlene, made with the Love the Memories kit.
And I may have already another kit for you on Friday. Whoooo, I am slowly getting back again.
Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Installed program for my photocamera.

Goodmorning everybody!

I start with the news that there isn't all too much news to tell LOL!
I shouldn't make up plans, they seldom work out, you know. I said that may be we could do some gardening on Saturday. But by the time I was ready on the computer and had a quick walk to buy the newspaper, the weather became cloudy, and the sun disappeared. So it wasn;t too agreable to be in the garden. Oh well, there will come another day for it.
Yesterday I took a computer day, yeah! I first finished a kit I was working on, also started on a new one, contribution for the new World wide Christmas scrapbooking blogtrain and I also installed the cd with program for my digital camera, finally!
That went rather smoothly, and I remembered I made some weeks ago a picture of the blanket i knitted for Heidi. So this morning I wanted to upload it to the computer, and you almost can guess what happened.
Something was missing in the device driver. Bummers!!
After a bit of searching I tried the update of the program and oh my, a miracle happened!
My camera was recognized by the computer and I could upload the picture.
I made two, one of about the whole blanket and one close up, so you can see better the stitch I used.


It was a long work but I was very happy with it.
This one fits a bed of about 140 cm wide to 200 cms. long.

As I have to stay busy when watching tv, I started with another one, in a kind of peach color, and I want to mix that with some dark brown, I think. We already have one blanket on our bed that i knitted, but it never hurts to have another one, is it?
Time now to make a pot of coffee and soon wake up Jan, because health care will come this morning.
Jan wants to suggest, they quite coming for now, because his legs looks okay, but has to ask, if the contract still holds on for the 3 months it was signed. If may be after a couple of weeks his leg might swell again, it would be nice if we could just phone them and they come over again. But I want to be sure that it will be still on a free basis( as it was ordered by the hospital, we don;t have to pay anything for it).

Today I have the 2nd part of Love the Memories kit for you.
At the moment the weather looks not bad, I see some sunshine and almost no wind, if it stays this way, perhaps I will go out this afternoon, could be to town center, where I can look for the last Christmas presents, that have to be send in a box. Like to have all ready way in time.

Wishing you all a perfect day!
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

I was really busy yesterday.

Goodmorning everybody!

I just had no more energy yesterday afternoon to write a proper post, so here I am on an unusual Saturday morning.
What did I do on Thursday?
Oh yes, the weather had cleared up and I went first for some grocerie shopping. It was even rather nice outside. Then after being back, some householding had to be done.
Nothing special so. Although I also made some more elements for the new kit.
Yesterday was real busy. First of all we almost overslept in the morning! I woke up just in time to wake Jan too, and be up for the health care lady. she looked at Jan's leg and foot and decided it all looked very well, it was back to normal size, and practically had no more fluid in it, so Jan got no more bandage on it. Yippee!
They agreed to give it a try, if any problems would occur he could call them and they would come in the weekend to give him another bandage. If not, she would come anyway on Monday morning to take a look, and decide if the doctor has to be called to ask if it still would be necessary.
So Jan all happy that he could put on his shoe again without any problem, went out in the afternoon with the tram to town city and have a look for I don;t know what.
Him being out of the way, I had all time to make some piroshki(meat pie in little bread shape) and made a soup too. That took some time, having to wait a bit for the dough to rise( I made it this time with some yeat in it), then had to clean up the kitchen( I always make a terrible mess when cooking and baking LOL), and it was already around 17.30 p.m. that all was done and still Jan not home.
Hey, what was the matter? I called him on his mobile and asked where he was and what he was doing.
Poor soul was on his way home, but all the trams ( at least the ones coming to our area) didn;t ride, because of a cable rupture! Oh my, he had to walk all the way home(after waiting for nothing some time at a the stop of the tram. At about 18.00 p.m. he was home, rather tired of all the walking and that for the first time without his bandage. So I hope it will not effect his leg too much, yesterday evening it was still okay as far as I know.

Weather here is really a bit like Autumn weather, some rain, some sunrayes, lucky the wind is just a little breeze now, so all together we still cannot complain, the more as temperatures are still around 59 to 65 F.
Sp perhaps we can do some work in the garden this weekend, some spots have to be cleaned up, to prepare them already for next year's planting and sowing.


I think I have a nice suprise for you, another kit. It is one I already made before the computer crash and before all things happened in our lives, I looked into my blog if I posted this one yet, but as far as i can tell I didn't.
So here is 1st part of the kit named Love the Memories.
Let me know when I somewhere already offered this one, okay?
And if not, well, you're in luck LOL!

Have a happy weekend.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Do not worry

Goodmorning everybody,

I will be back with a post, may be even it will be tomorrow, but everything is okay. It's just that I am ;late today, so have to do some things first.
So not to worry.
Till later.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am in baking mood lately.

Goodmorning everybody!

We both love to watch a program "heel Holland bakt" on Sunday evening(it is like in Englad Great Britains bake-off) and it is getting exciting, because next Sunday there is the final.
But it sure gives you some ideas to bake something yourself. I am not great in that, never did much with it, but okay, I gave it a try.
Monday afternoon I made a "Messy apple crumble"and as was my first, i think it wasn;t bad at all.
We had two portions out of it with our evening coffee.
It was easy to make, but I liked it.

Yesterday we stayed in whole day, because the weather was terrible. Lots and lots of rain, together with very hard wind, almost storm, in the evening there even was some thunder and lightning. so definately nno weather to be outside.
I took advantage of it and prepared the veggies we bought at the market for the freezer(red cabbage and Brussel sprouts).
Today the weather looks much better, although there still is too much wind to my liking, but okay, there is some blue sky to see. So today I will go out again, to do a some grocerie shopping.
And may be this afternoon I will bake some more, I have some ready made puff pastry sheets in the freezer, and some pears, so I can make a few pear turn overs. Easy to make but yummie.

With those plans in mind, I think I need to get moving now, and if some time is left,  can perhaps add some more elements to a new kit I am making.
Terrible, how quick the hours in a day are used up, and dinner has to be made.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy with a new flooring, LOL!

Goodmorning everybody!

We had a good weekend, I can say. First of course because the weather was so nice, specially Saturdyay, with lots of sunshine.
Friday i did some boring house stuff, but it has to be done, and in the afternoon Jan went for a walk(he can do that now, although slow pace and feeling very tired after it), and when he came back, he bought a universal remote control. Sometimes it is so confusing with all the remotes at the coffee table, and specially the remote control from the tv didn't worked very good anymore, which is very frustrating.
But as he showed me his buy, I already knew there would be trouble to get everything working on the new control LOL! And I was right.
They always say in the users guide it is so easy, and it probably is, but we ALWAYS struggle with those kind of things.
Most annoying was trying to get the digital tv receiver working on it, and whatever we tried no luck.
But okay, at least we can skip the tv remote control, of which the little buttons for several functions almost didn;t work anymore. Jan got the dvd working with the new remote control too, so it makes life a tiny little bit easier.

Saturday we got up a bit earlier and went to the market. We came home with all kind of veggies and fruit and cheese, and I must say that the part with the new stands look very nice, but on the other hand it takes away the special feel of a market. No, I didn;t make any photos, because I just forgot to take my camera.

Yesterday we were supposed to take it real easy and quiet, but at a moment, I missed Jan for a longer time so I went looking for him and the idiot was cleaning the kitchen floor. Nice of him, but I don;t want him to do too heavy work yet, ahhhhhhhhhhhh men are sooooooooooooooo difficult.
But he stayed away from the living room so after a while I went cheking again and I went kind of crazy, because he had taken the linoleum( well, it is kind of different stuff, but I don't know the right word for it at the moment) that we once bought for the kitchen floor and busy cutting it and placing it on the kitchen floor.
Oh my, I told him off, without any success, so what else to do then getting on my knees and helping him cutting it and such.
Not that it is on the floor it looks as if we have a total different kitchen, that even looks bigger too.
Yeah, it really looks different from the wooden floor( just the common wood they use for flooring), and now that it is done(still have to do a small corner) I am happy.
But I could notice it was a bit too much for Jan, because he was real tired after it and I still am not happy with the fact he did the job at this time. May be I am over-protective, Jan says I am and that i worry too much.

Today I probably will do some shopping, because we need cat food and bread and coffee, and I better do it today, because tomorrow the weather forecast tells us we will have lots of rain, and very strong wind(which is always dangerous for me, grin !), and this week temperatures dropped for about 6 degrees.
already today it looks like real autumn weather, cloudy, with a little sunray peeping through, but also wind and rainclouds arriving.
So we are waiting for the home care to come for Jan's bandage( his leg is looking already so much better, almost normal size again) and then I will get dressed and leave quickly.

So this our weekend, more or less. Time now to give you something for your scrapping. I have some lovely clusters from Arlene made with the Autumn Comes kit.
And good news, I started already a new kit. Going slowly, every time I open PSE I just make two papers or so, but it's progressing. Not promessing anything about the date it will be ready, I noticed that lately that isn't working very well ROFL.

Have a wonderful day.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sorry for skipping a day!

Goodmorning everybody!

I really watned to post on Wednesday, but for now every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we have the health care coming over in the morning. Not that it really prevents me from blogging, but before she comes we try to get the room a bit "organized"LOL, then I have email to check, and read some blogposts from others and sometimes morning is gone already.
Rest of the day i try to be busy with things needed, like laundry, ironing, cleaning the house every time something, and then have to spend time on the computer with Official things, like form filling, writing letters, all that not nice stuff.
Then the afternoon was gone before I knew.
Last couple of days I did all I mentioned, well, more or less, but today I promised myself to do the posting first.
We are up today awefully early, because the lady of the hea;th care asked if she could come much earlier for once. So I think later today Jan surely will take a napp to catch up some sleep.

The weekend is sounding to be real nice, weatherwise, so tomorrow we want to go to the market.
Municipality is busy rebuilding/reorganizing it already for months now, and first part is about ready now. Instead of usual stands, there are now little buildings more like shops. It looks rather nice, but I wonder if the rent prices for the market vendors will go up sneaky, and then the prices for the products too. We'll see in future.

Oh, yesterday we received a letter from the health care disability payment department, that because of our appeal Jan will get a new interview on the 10th of December, where he will be able to explain to the full why he thinks he will not be able to work for 100%, it will be done ny another doctor and he may have an research by that doctor. I will go with him, perhaps i can be of any use. If Jan can reach disability of more than 35% he will get monthly payment from them, partly, and he will have to work for the other percentage. but it will be easier I think. Let's cross fingers by that time that the outcome will be favorable for him.
Will make things a lot easier.

I have a nice surprise for you today, yes, I finished a kit, zipped it and uploaded it and already sent it to Arlene(my very patient creative team) and now I can offer at last a new little kit.
I am not in full designing swing yet, because my mind is occupied with all stuff for health care, health security and such, but I am glad I made one.
It is named "Autumn Comes"', all in those warm autumn colors, and I also have already the clusters made by Arlene. This weekend I will try to make the preview and upload them, to have them ready for you soon.

Have a happy weekend

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