Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Little update on me, at last!

Goodafternoon everybody!

I thought it was time to let you knw a bit more after more than a week of silence.
Oh, it isn't yet brilliant, but I think every day or two it is improving by a few percente.
I just finished now the antibiotics, and I am free of the nasty couching, at last! Yippee, that is something to celebrate.
It still is a bit of a struggle to eat. But... I take a sandwich in the morning(which is disappearing rather quickly again in comparison with about two weeks ago LOL), then halfway morning a proteine drink, than for lunch a sandwich, or a little fish or an egg, than later afternoon again a proteine drink, and then dinner, still not enormous protions, but already a bit better and a dessert, and again a cup of coffee in the evening. And even sometimes later in the evening another sandwich. So I am trying my best.
And I try to take a walk every day, yesterday I was a brave girl, I walked to the market(about 20 minutes walk), took my time there and walked back, and then was glad to be home again, hahaha.
But I have to do it, because otherwise the proteine drinks are of no use. They are ment to support the building of muscles again and then you will have to move arund.
I think it really will take time to build up my weight again, if only for about 4 kilo's, but we keep working on it.
The worst thing still is, that I am not feeling really hungry at times I do have to eat, and I still have a strange taste. Perhpas that is to blame a bit to the antibiotics, so finished with that now, I hope taste will get back soon too.

Jan's scar of the operation of his umbilical hernia seems to heal okay, but he will have to be careful still for the next 4 weeks at the least. But I am so glad this operation has been fine and till now without complications or whatever.
So with both of us on a slow way of mending, we still have to be gratefull we are capable of meding!
and it;'s a good thing we are heading to the best season, summer, and sunshine and nice tempratures are things that we need now.

Well,  still will have to do a lot of mailing some day, and read back blogs and I am feeling rather selfish, not doing it right now. But I am feeling still rather tired, although I sleep rather well at night and sometimes take a nap of an hour during the day. Okay, that is about all I can tell you for now.
Thanks soooo much to everyone who left comments and mails and all. I did read all the mails, and you are just wonderful people, sending a hug to you all to thank you for yur support.!
I will make it up to you with some freebies, but please, give me some time. I am not feeling up to designing yet. I am already glad that I cookm dinner again and do some smaller shopping walks and I even did vacuum clean the house a few days ago. So slowly I must pick up normal life and get just simply stronger again. I will get there,  of course, just takes time and as we aren't the super youngest anymore it will be a bit harder, perhaps, but the intention and willpower are there Yippee!
Till next update, dear ladies!

Sunday, May 17, 2015



Will try in real short give an update.
Yesterday I came home from stay in hospital from last Monday evening.
I had a very severe pneumonia. Was acting of course already in the two weeks before, but when called my doctor he was on holiday. So we called last Monday and with a lot of pushing he finally came over in the evening at about 17.30. At 18.15 I was in hospital with ambulance.!
Because i was already feeling so bad the last two weeks I almost didn't eat either, so lost a lot of weight, muscle power and that has to be rebuilt again.( I am not a heavy weight, so 2 or 3 kilo's is a lot)
well, had heavy antibiotics in hospital, already received extra feeding  special kind with lots of proteine and such in it, to give my body a boost and I will have to continue to take those little bottles for the coming time 3 times a day, plus normal food, as much as possible).
I think  took off not one jacket but 3 at the same time, I am worth nothing at all anymore, but condition and strength and such will come back slowly, already glad that today is the last day of antibiotics, and that I am home.
Of course still very tired after every little thing I do, hopeless.

Sorry I couldn't let you know earlier, but I have nobody who knows to handle Blogger, so I just had to wait.

Well, in short you know what is the matter, Idon;t know when I will be posting again, I must take on little tasks every day again, try to take some walks whenever the weather is nice enough( walks from perhaps 10 or 15 minutes at the most, more I cannot handle at the moment).
And I think it will take real time to recover again from it, but we will get there!
I am sure my mailbox is loaded, didn't take a look yet, please be patient, I will digg through it, some day and try to answer.

That's it for now. Must try to eat a sandwich now, that is the hard thing, you know you 'll HAVE to eat,but don;t feel like it, although taste is coming back a bit now. Still is a little fight for me every time I must eat smething, LOL. That will change soon enough too I hope.

Till later all!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Out for a few days


I am struck by the flu, feeling awefull.
But just have to get through it and in a few days I will be back.

Friday, April 24, 2015

First training is done.

Goodafternoon everybody!

Pfew, I am glad I can sit and relax.
Yesterday was a full day for me, in the morning the language class and in the afternoon the first training.
The class in the morning was nice, and this time we had a whole group of 9. That is how it should be every time.
I did had time to go home and have something to eat and then had to leave again for the training.
It was easy to find, and as I always try to do, I was on time( some time before, actually).
Big building, and a kind of labyrinth to find your way. But we all found our classroom and first thing to do was making a little card with our name written on it. It was a rather large group, I think there were abot 15 people. Most of them were in the age of 45-65. Seems a nice group to me.
The "teacher"was a yound lady, who did it very well.
We already had to do some tasks during the class, which went very well. Only thing I regret a bit that it was kind of theoratical, but may be that was only the step, I hope to have more "practical" tips and perhaps excercises in the next times.
I think I've even made some "intelligent"remarks during the class LOL!
But at the end end of the day I was glad to go home. It all  ended around 16,00 hours, and because the weather was nice, I decided to walk home. all together it isn;t too far, just about half an hour.
Home again I could sit for a moment and tell Jan a bit about it. Then it was time for dinner preparatin, and I had something that was easy and quick. Yeah, I had thought about it in advance, hahaha.
Then finally I could put on my sweat pants and a comfy sweater and sit down and relax. Gosh, I really was feeling a bit tired, but understandable, I was up at 7 a.m. that day and that is early for me!

This morning I had no chance to post on my blog, because I had an appointment at the hospital, my yearly control for my epilepsie. It was even nicer weather today, so I walked to the hospital, about 20 minutes walk, in very moderate pace. And of course the doctor had a delay of her consultation of around 20 minutes. That happens all the time. Still not too bad and once in her room I was out very quickly. Nothing special t talk about, but she wanted to have a new blood sample of me(last check was in 2012) and after the consultation I straight went to the blood collection and I was lucky. Had to wait only for a couple of minutes, so that was done quick. The doctor will phone me about the result in a week or two.

And then I walked home again. Why not, sun was shining and temperature was nice. On the way home I made a little detour do a few errands and then arrived home at noon. And I have done walking now for a while, gosh! Got me a cup of coffee and then really felt I needed a nap. So I did and now I am feeling all fine again.
Probably today will be the last really nice day, weather will change over the weekend and temperatures will drop drastically to about 53-56 F. That isn;t nice!!! But there is nothing we can do about it, only hope it will not last too long and that soon we will have back some nice warm weather, that will last for quite some time.

Last thing to do now is posting the freebie for you. This time a kit named "Mandy".
ope you will have some fun with it.
Have a wonderful weekend, safe and sound!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More or less a free day left.

Goodmorning everybody!
The last two days were rather nice, I did several things on my to-do list, finally and also managed to
do some small things in the garden and even sit for a moment in the sunshine.
Today there are a few things left I want to do, because tomorrow my day is fully spoken for by the language training. Pff I start at 9.30 morning till 11.30, then have about an hour to go hme and have something to eat or whatever then have to leave again at 13.00 to be at the training from 13.30 till around 16.00. Then home, relax for a moment, make dinner and then install on the couch .
Friday I probably will be posting later, because in the early morning I have an appointment with my neurologist, just the year follow up it is, nothing special.
Then if she is home, I might be making a visit to heidi, to see how she is doing.
She will be home today from hospital again, but I think she will be rather exhausted after all those researches they did on her, so probably  will just give her a call later today.

We will have one or two days more of lovely weather, with even nice temperatures, but then it seems it will go donw again for several days, and we even might get a few rain showers.
well, we didn;t have much rain lately, so yesterday evening I gave all the pots a treatment with the hose, and i think they were happ with it LOL.
I also took a peep into our little pond and I saw that we have a lot of tiny little frog-hatchlings in it. If all will survive, our little pond will be just too small for this overpopulation.!

I really hope that today the sun will come quickly, for now it is clouded and looking somewhat disconsolate. It just changes your whole mood if the sun is shining, isn't it?

Today I have a freebie from Arlene, clusters ( 2 clusters and a beautiful quickpage) she made with the Graceful as a Swan kit.

Have a lovely day and think of me tomorrow that I will do well on that training.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

What a great, lazy, uneventfull weekend!

Goodmorning everybody!

Well, you can guess by the title of my blogpost, that it will be a rather short post hahahaha!
But oh, how I enjoyed this lazy weekend, awesome.
Friday I just did a few errrands and then was ready for the weekend. It started with watching the final of Popster, and it was very amusing and I think the right one is on 1st place, as well as 2nd.
About the 3rd place Jan and I had some thoughts, but okay, it is not bad.

Here the you tube video of the 1st place(they win € 50.000,00!

Here the 2nd place, good for  € 25.000,00 !

Hopefully you will be able to watch it, fantastic stuff.

Saturday as well as Sunday, I did practically nothing, only a little quick laundry, and i did spend a lot of time at the computer, made a new kit, almost finished another one and further on I was a bit in the garden at times the sun was shining. It was nice, although still a bit chilly at times because of the northern wind. But it will change during this week, if all goes well, the wind will change direction and it will be SW or SE, and normally that brings better temperatures. Possibly also some rain, but that is a good thing for the garden.

Today and tomorrow Heidi will be in hospital of Amsterdam, to have a thourough check. The last two months or so she is not feeling all 100%, and it doesn't seem to improve, it all has to do with her lung disease. Hopefully they will find something they can do(probably it has a lot to do with her medicins and the dose she takes). It will not be such a pleasant stay for her, because she will have to undergo lots of different tests and scans and all.
It's a lung disease that is genetical, so nothing to do with smoking or such, which she never did, and it's already a great thing they have now medicins to keep it stable and "under control".

I have not much on my to-do list today. Oh, I could do loads of things, but I just will pick out one or two and then I think I also will spend some time designing again. I am getting a bit short in freebies, and it seems I have got back "the flow", although not in too huge quantity LOL.
Still we have to grab the moments, isn't that right?

Today I have a nice kit, I believe, named "Graceful as a Swan".
Have a wonderful day.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Another day as assistant Dutch LOL

Goodmorning everybody!

Yesterday morning I had another internship. I think it was okay, only one thing is wondering me.
Although this kind of "class"is volunteerly I find it a bit strange that not everybody of the group is there all the time. I think that if you join you also have a little bit of responsability.
So yesterday there were only 3 women( out of a little group of 6 I believe), and at the end Farida(the teacher) and I were left with one.
f course they sometimes have important appointments to go to, but then I think it is only polite to let know that you cannot come. Hmmmm, I wonder how I would deal with that, if I in future would have my own group.
It's also difficult for the teacher to hold on to the lesson , because not every one attended the explanatin and follow up. So next lesson she will have to re-do a bit the last lesson and go on to the next step, and then it is hard to get progress.
But okay, not my problem at the moment, I will go there coming time and see and observe and help a little bit.

When done there, I just made a little walk before going home, weather was nice, only it was a pity the wind blew from N and NW, so that made it feel colder.
Still we have sunshine and I think we even will have to water our garden this weekend, because practically no rain is expected.

Home again I first had a coffee and then I wanted to do some things but my eyelids didn't  not really participate, LOL! So I took a nap and oh boy, that did me good! 
Consequence of it will be I will have to do some things today. I don;t mind, the sun is still shining and that already is a bonus.

Jan is feeling slightly better( I think), but still has to be very careful in his moves and I guess he is still on a higher dose of his painkillers. There isn;t much we can do about it, so he will have to be patient ans hope it will slowly go better. Ahhhh, older age comes sometimes with defects, although you sometimes hear about people of 85 and older who still are completely healthy, mind and body and do all kind of things we already don;t think off anymore. 

Okay, no more ramblinig to do so I will finish my post with another freebie done by Florence.
Have a splendid weekend be happy!
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