Thursday, February 09, 2017

Quick update

Hello everybody,

First thanks to everybody's comments, concerns, support, everything! You  are marvellous.
I did go to the doctor Monday morning, got some pills to fight infection. Seems it is a joint that probably is a bit infected, I did have that a few years ago too. Not funny, but the pills do help. I am not taking biggest dose I am allowed too, I take one a day, better for my stomach.
So may be it will take a little longer before all is really gone again, but I am feeling already a lot better. Just have to take care still with some movements. Oh well, we will survive.
The rest of sitting at the computer is actually quite nice too. Seems an odd thing to say, but it gives lot of rest.  do miss reading some blogs every day, so I will have to do a lot of catch up. May be this weekend I can sit a bit longer on my chair at the computer.
But as  am here now I just as well can post a download. If I am right, you still don;t have the clusters from the kit Yesterdays come back.
So here they are.
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I really hope that in a few days I will be able to make a bit longer post with some detailed updates about our life(although at the moment it is quiet, oh what a blessing LOL).

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Trouble never travels alone LOL

Goodmorning everybody!

Will be a short post. Last week I had trouble with my computer
Virus or bad malware With a friend i could fix it. Then looked if battery or adapter died Found another, it seems to work again.
Then yesterday I must have made a falst move, so I strangulated a muscle in my back. Hurts!
But as it is weekend, cannot call my doctor. Don;t think that weekend doctor can do a lot and probably that one wil be far away, so difficult to go there.
so I hope it will slowly get better and if not I will phone my doctor Monday morning and hopefully he will have some pills. Last time I had the same, he gave me "muscle-weakeners"or something like it and it helped.
So this back-trouble prevents me too to sit long at the computer.
Please have some patience, I will be back, just cannot say when.
Take care

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winter seems to leave slowly

Goodmorning everybody!

Looks a bit cheerful outside at the moment There is some blue sky and sun is shining. However today is still a cold day witn only temperatures of about 2 C , so that isn;t much.
Think we still will have a colder night with some frost this night, but if forcast is right, we will have temperatures of about 7-even10C daytime and a couple degrees above zero at night. Now that is something nice
It is no garantee that winter will stay away now, we can have it back in no-time if wind direction changes and that can even be in March or even later. But I am not thinking of that. We just hope, that raise of temperature will hold on and stay for some time steady and that after that we will get some nice Spring weather. Hope makes us live, isn't it?

It was quiet here this week and yesterday I really had an off-day. I wasn;t feeling great, not that I could pinpoint it, and was sleepy along the whole day.
So I tried to take as much sleep as I could First in bed, then stayed awake for a while and then on the couch again. Think I needed it for some reason. Today is much better

Later today Jan and I have to go to city center to buy us a new vacuum cleaner. Always there are things happening you didn;t count with but cost some extra money. Hope we quickly find one, that does the job well, and doesn;t cost all too much.
I think being out in the fresh air will do us both some good, as long as we wear warm jacks and scarfs.

This weekend on Sunday Jan will have his birthday and we will have both the same age again LOL!
Not doing anything special, he is working that afternoon at the elderly home, doing his volunteer business, so  guess he will be happy to come home and eat something and have first a nap on the couch. But I will think of something nice for him to eat.

So I won;t linger too long today, cause i want to go not too late and still have to get dressed and somethng to eat before.
Hopefully next time my post will be a bit more interesting.
The kit for today is "Yesterdays come back".
As the title gives away it could be a kit for some nostalgic layouts.
Have a wonderful day.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cold, please go away!

Goodmorning everybody!

Yes, it has been cold the last few days. At least, we think it is cold At night it freezes in our area, a 3C degrees, daytime we just crfeep up till 0 or 1C , and I know there are readers among you that smile reading these temperatures. yes, there are people living in temperatures much colder and with lots of snow etc,etc Just can say I am glad i am not living in those parts of the world LOL.
Still it is feeling rather cold. I went out yesterday, had to go to the market and  was glad i wrapped myself up in a long warm coat and hat and gloves, because that was needed.
There wasn;t almost any sun to see like we have today, which also makes a little difference. When you walk in the cold but on the sunny side of the street you can already feel a bit the warmth of the sun.
Oh, it is a teaser, because spring temperatures are still far away.

Nothing much is happening here these days, and it is so wonderful.
I just am busy with cooking and some work in the house, of course, but all in quiet pace, there is no rush at the moment
Jan is getting better and better from his cold, not yet completely gone and he had an attack of sleep the day before yesterday. He isn;t already a good sleeper, but because of the cold it is even harder to sleep, specially at nigh. So the day before yesterday he already slept long in the morning, woke up, did some tv watching and cross word puzzling, then in the afternoon took a little nap, then had dinner and then after being lying on the couch for half an hour just went to bed to sleep. Gosh, he really slept for hours again, woke up late evening, had something to drink and after an hour or two went again to bed and slept again. I guess you can say he just needed a real catch up. never mind, it did him good.

Our Brodski is in the house and specially the living room a lot lately. Probably he find it too cold outside too So when he needs to do his business, he runs out the little catgate, does whatever he needs to do and comes back quickly and then sits in the room at all different places. Sometimes very handy in the middle of the room, so we have to be careful if we walk there LOL, but also on the chair, or in the evening on the couch between Jan and me. all warm, safe and cosy .

I think I will take a real easy day today. Yesterday I went out, to the market and supermarket, so  have about all we need for the weekend.
Okay I might do something in the house but I am not extremely motivated at the moment LOL! Okay, I will get busy later today, I just first will take something to eat and then we'll have a coffee and perhaps then  will think about the mischief I can get into.
It is nice to have sometimes a day, when it doesn;t matter all too much what you do or don;t do.

That's about all for now, so I will finish and give you a small kit, a minikit, named January. I am hooping to make a mini kit for every month of the year. I give you Arlene;s cluster and quickpage at the same time.
Have a wonderful day and good week ahead!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Link fixed

Thanks all for letting me know the link from the Souvenir kit didn't work.
Yesterday my internet connection was hopping on and off, perhaps that was the reason for not having the right thing.
But removed and uploaded the previes and link again and as I tried I arrived at the donwload at Mediafire so please try again.
Sorry for the trouble.
Have a wonderful weekend
Kyra


Friday, January 13, 2017

A year older, better not think about it LOL!

Goodmorning everybody!

This morning we had some light wet-snow fall, but it wasn;t for long I think it was a lot more in the east of the country.
At the moment it looks dry outside, even some sunshine, but that will not stay for long They are expecting a stormy wind today at the coast with rainshowers, not nice weather and later next week it will become dryer but also colder. Well, cold with almost no wind and snow-or rainfall is to handle, as long as it doesn't stay on too long LOL.

Last weekend  had my birthday, yes, I made it and have become a year older. Better not to think too much about it.
It was a quiet day, I did get some phonecalls and cards and a birthdaypresent from my friend Edna. She had made me a bracelet with all kind of special beads on it, like a windmill, a Dutch flag, a little cat, a birthdaycake, a US heart shaped flag, and some beads with flowers. I should have taken a photo of it but I was lazy Shame on me, but it doesn;t mean I am less happy with the present. It will be very special to me, always
Jan and i already long ago agreed not to buy any presents for eachother for birthdays and such. It is hard to find something nice and at the moment we just cannot really afford it. I don;t mind, I did het a big hug and kiss from him and now he also is a happy man again for a few weeks! Why?? well, some of you may know and others don't, but Jan will have his birthday in 3 weeks time, so for now he is the youngest in the house(we have the same year of birth!).
We had however a nice meal and I bought us a little cake to eat with our after-dinner coffee.

This week i had to visit the internist for the result of the ultrasound and biopsy of the thyroid. She said all was well, not strange tissue or cells were found so I don;t have to come back anymore. Now that kind of news  like to hear, hoorray.

Jan is still having a kind of cold, that keeps going on. He still is coughin, although it is less than before, so it is getting better But because of that coughin, specially at night it is coming up, he didn't sleep very well, and still isn;t doing all to great on that point. So he is feeling rather tired. 
But as I say, it is going better slowly, so let's keep good hope.
Seems there is spooking a flu around at the moment that is quite persistent and takes a long time to heal. He may have caught a side virus of it.
The other evening on the news on tv they had an item about hospitals,that are coping with shortage of beds for all patients and also shortage of staff .Here  a part of the Dutch News.nl that i borrowed from the net:
 Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/
Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/
Several Dutch hospitals have stopped admitting new patients because of the flu epidemic, Dutch media said on Thursday. A surge in the number of elderly flu sufferers, in particular, is straining services in some parts of the country. Two hospitals in Brabant have introduced a patient stop while the Westfriesgasthuis hospital in Hoorn has sent some patients to other hospitals in Friesland.The Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht is also referring patients elsewhere. ‘People with flu are not usually admitted but vulnerable elderly people can become very ill indeed,’ a spokesman for the Hoorn hospital said.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Hospitals stop admitting new patients as flu epidemic continues http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/01/99932-2/


May be part of trouble could be also that a lot of elderly homes were closed and a lot of nursing staff lost their jobs, because of the idea that older people should stay  home as long as possible. But then there had to be caretakers at home and there aren;t enough of them either
Perhaps the ground idea is good, but it wasn;t thought through enough and not prepared well enoigh in advance. And at the moment there is a dramatic need of nursing staff of all kind.
There is shortage in budget and in people. Oh, if we only could spend all the budget that is spent on weapons all over the world to helath care, and preservation of nature! That would make a difference.
Alas, this is only a dream though and probably never will happen

The last couple of weeks I didn;t do much designing There was a lot of other stuff to do, then there were the holidays and so I do have to get back into gear again.Still, you don;t have to worry,  have some kits "in stock" and by the time I posted them all, I will have made news ones LOL.
Today I have a kit named"Souvenir" ,well the title says it all. Scrap your dearest souvenirs and cherish them. I close in the clusters from Arlene, wonderful as ever.

Wishing you all a wonderful day and week ahead and stay safe.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Whoops, colder today!

Goodmorning everybody!

Just let me think, my last post was in the past year! So I better start with wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Jan and I spent New Years Eve at home(always like to be home because of our Brodski. Cats and dogs and other pets don;t like fireworks!).
It was nice, there was some firework in the neighbourhood, which we could see from our windows. But we didn;t go out on the street
First day of the New year we first slept a bit longer, and then watched the New Years Cncert from Vienna. it has become a tradition to watch it. I must say I liked the conductor of this year very much.
Later in the afternoon I made a potatoe salad for the dinner. It had cucumber dices in it, as well as apple and capers and boiled peas and of course salt and pepper and some paprika and bit of mustard.
And on the plate i topped it off with slices of smoked salmon. It was yummie.

The rest of the week was rather quiet, only wednesday I had to go to heidi's house, to have a walk with the doggies in the afternoon. The family had to go somewhere and couldn;t take the dogs with them, so she asked me if i could let them out.
I was lucky that afternoon, that I could walk almost without any rain and also that the wind wasn;t blowing that strong anymore. Because at nigt we had some rainshowers and a very, very strong wind, so I already had my two little bricks ready to put in my jack, so that the wind couldn;t blow me away, but i didn;t need them LOL!

Last night we had frost. In our part at the coast not so much, about -3C, but in the east of the country there were places with -10C.
Now at daytime it will stay around 0, and we will have another night with some frost, but also rainfall or wet snow, so it could become rather dangerous on the roads tomorrow. At the weather news they warn for icing on the roads. So I better do a few errands today and stay in tomorrow.

As you probably noticed I changed the bloglayout again. New year, new layout, we cannot let the Christmas layout linger on.
But i still have the Christmas decorations in the room, today is the day that the 3 kings or wisemen visit the manger and bring presents to little Jesus. So I have put the statues in the manger and this evening will be the last time we will have all Christmaslights on.
Tomorrow will be a busy day then, to clear them all away.

Now time for me to soon get dressed and go out to the supermarket for the few errands and then get into my lounge wear and turn the central heating a bit higher to be all comfy and warm and then this weekend we can watch(among a lot of other things, busy weekend!) speed skating, the European Hampionships of sprint and of allround. ou know jan and i love to watch it, so I guess there also will be lots of programs to take on dvd to watch later(skating is part in afternoon and part evening).
I have today the clusters and quickpage from Arlene for you, made with the Winterday at the countryside.
Till next time, have a wonderful weekend.
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