Monday, February 25, 2019

Blogger acts a bit weird ?????

Goodafternoon everybody,

I had a remark that the link on my last post wasn't working. I looked in to it and found a strange thing happened in the post, suddenly a part of the texte was on white background with larger space between the lines.
Well, I don;t know exactly what I did, but it seems normal again, I put again the link, as I can see it should work. Probably it wasn;t Blogger at all, but just me.
And as I was working on that I changed the layout of the blog.
It is very white, but still looks nice, I think.
Whatever, it is a change and I like it for the moment LOL.
Hopefully all is in good order now again.
Have a great day.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Good news about the tummy.

Goodmorning everybody!

Our weather is getting better and better again. Yesterday we reached around 12C in the early afternoon, tomorrow we even might get to 15 or 16C!
Together with little wind it should feel great. It will only be for one or two days, later this week temperature will fall agaun a bit to perhaps 10 or11C.
Still not bad for this time of year. 
For now it looks lovely outside, almost only blue sky, and sunshine!!!
Our seedlings and everything in the garden is loving this weather, everywhere you see fresh green leaves appearing, all kind of bulbs come out of the soil and if weather stays kind of steady, perhaps sooner as expected we will have some flowering, how lovely that will be.

So last Wednesday Jan and I went to the appointment in hospital for the results of the checks and it all was real good. The doctor and team couldn;t find anything wrong, I only have a little diaphragm rupture(was already last time I had a gastroscopie), but according to the specialist there is no need to take action. I will have a check-gastroscopie again in 3 years time.
If I have again very much trouble of course i have to go to my doctor.
So I think I can be relieved, I take my medication and as long as that helps good enough, I can be happy. May be in some time I can ask my doctor if it could be wise to try to take a bit less of the medication. We'll see about that.
At least I have much less trouble with the tummy and the gastric acid.
Already happy with that.

When I was done at the hospital I phoned my friend Heidi, to ask if she was home, so I could visit her for a moment(she lives very close to the hospital). But she said to me it probably wouldn;t be wise, becauise all 3 of them were having the flu!!!
So yeah, I agreed with her and Jan and I went home. I will phone her tomorrow to hear how they are doing, poor souls.
I soo hope Jan and I will be spared from the flu, we had our vaccination, but that doesn;t mean you cannot get it, you only will be not so ill from it.
I truly think that we had our share of trouble the last two years, so we could do with some time without any illness or healthtrouble of any kind.

I did manage to make you a new kit for this week. It is rather hard you know to make a new kit every week.  I told you already I don't spend as much time at the computer as I did a few years ago. And if I am having some computer time I spend it not only on designing, but I have to follow a few blogs, sometimes sned out an email or two or such things, or do some research on things that need to be settled for our retirement etc.
However I will try to keep up with the kits, LOL. 

Now i think I have to take a break, have a little sandwich or whatever to eat, may be take a short look in the garden as long as the weather is still nice, and then later this afternoon we will watch some speed iceskating, there are the World Championship Sprint and you know I love watching the skating.
Have all a wonderful and safe week!

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Looks like springtime here!

Goodafternoon everybody!

Yes, it really looks and even at daytime it feels like a bit of Spring here.
We have sunshine, almost no wind and temperatures can go up to around 13-15C!!! Middle of this week it will drop a tiny bit, but it seems to go up again towards next weekend.

You can really see it in the garden, that temperature is going up(although at night we still have temps around zero!), everywhere I see sprouts of the bulbs coming up, snowdrops are blooming and it is such a good feeling! Hopefully we will not have a teriible weather dip in March or April!

Last Tuesday I went to the echografy and the doctor there told me right away he couldn;t see anything abnormal so that already was a relief! Now i have to go to the internist on this Tuesday to hear about the results of the gastroscopie. I still have at times a not nice feeling in the tummy area, but after a while it disappears again. So I have no idea what causes it, but it still is annoying to say the least.
Well, we'll know perhaps more in a few days.

I don;t know if it is because of the nice weather, but Jan suddenly became rather active. He washed the large curtains at the back and also cleaned the windows there(in and outside!). Wow, I was amazed(also a bit worried, because he has really to take care of his back, he must not strain his back too much!
But okay, he felt good about it. Then he also started to sow several seeds, some of them already are showing a tiny little thing of green above the soil!
Some of the pots in the mini greenhouses are already standing outside, because of the great temperatures at the moment. But also some of them are still in the room, they need warmer temperatures.
We;ll see how many of them will come to bloom. Every year it is a suprise.

Oh, I am proud of myself too! I made an important phonecall to the taxoffice, to get an answer for a question that could be important. Okay, it took me about 1 1/2 hour on the phone( can you believe that????), but at the end I got my answer, pfffffff. I must say that everybody I got on the line was very nice and helpfull in their own way. They only once ut me through to a completely unnecessary(read: wrong) departement but after some putting thourgh to different collegues I finally arrived at the right department and got what I wanted. I needed it for the taxes, and  now i could send all the papers to my accountant, which I did just yesterday!
Wow, now I only have to phone him next week, for a little thing and then the accountant can do his work. Whoopee!

I promised myself today a quiet day, and so it will be, LOL!
Still I did one more job today, and that was cutting Jan's hair. It was really needed, there was no coupe in it anymore, way too long and messy! Now he looks much better again.

I even managed yesterday to finish and upload a new kit for you. I named it Idyllic Day. And I hope to make another one this week, but somehow I seem to lack time and when there is some time for it I lack the energy, or inspiration. A problem which is difficult to solve, but we will, at a time, hahaha.
Time to end this post now and have a cup of tea I think.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Here I am already

Hello you all!

Yeah, couldn't live with myself that I didn;t post the download yesterday. Might be silly, but hey, we have to go on and not backwards.
So after I did the grocerie shopping early afternoon I made the preview and uploaded the clusters from Arlene from the A moment of delight kit,so here they are.
Weather looks okay here, but outside it just doesn;t feel yet all too warm. Has to do perhaps with the wind coming from the wrong side.
Still the sun is shining and that's making up somewhat for the really fresh temperature.
Have a nice day, till Sunday.
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Had the gastroscopie, don;t know yet much

Goodafternoon everybody!

I had the tummy check this Friday, but I don;t know yet much. Seems they didn;t find anything worrying, so no immediate action is necessary.
Still the doctor wants to do an echo of my belly or tummy, that will be this Tuesday and then  have an appointment for the doctor next Wednesday to hear about the results. Probably it all will be not too serious(so I hope), but as long as I don;t know something I feel restless and not at easy and the mind osn;t very peaceful and quiet. I am not really worried, but the not knowing exactly is giving me the restlessness. Must say that in general I have less trouble with the tummy, although it isn;t to usual yet. so we'll see what it is about next week.

Weather here isn;t too bad, although we had two days with almost storm(I don;t like that), today it is raining but next week we will have quieter weather, with even nice temperature of around 9-10C daytime, and more chance on sunshine too.
You can tell the weather is rather "soft", because the snowdropps are already blooming in the garden and for a week or two already we have bulbs that show their heads above the soil, most of them are daffodils.
Jan already started growing some seeds for coming Spring, we have two little greenhouses standing in the living room at the moment.
The seeds need some warmth so they stay in front of the radiator.
Some are already sprouting!!

I have bad news for you though. i didn;t found the energy to make a preview and download for this week from Arlene's clusters.
On top of it for two days suddenly my mouse seemed to have some working trouble, or perhaps it was to blame on Firefox, but every time after a little while my mouse wouldn;t move anymore, very annoying.
But I will try to do something about the download and may be post it later on in a tiny post.
Depends a bit on how I feel this week, if I can get over that restlessness, because I know that isn;t good for me, but what can I do about it?

I hope you all have a great week, and that everybody stays safe.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Finally tummy check is near.

Goodafternoon everybody!

First a bit about our weather. We had some snow, really just a bit, nights few degrees of frost, daytime just above zero. But.... this week, if all goes well, we might reach at daytime already around 7C and nights real cool but above zero too! Isn;t that wonderful?
And if you look well at the trees and bushes you might already see the start of buds and here and there a tiny, tiny leaf coming to life.

Yes, end of this week, on Friday, I finally  can go to hospital for the gastroscopie. Hopefully they find the issue causing this stomach trouble(although it is much less than some weeks ago). Of course we hope it is just a small thing and perhaps they can fix that, or tell me what to do, so I have less trouble. we'll see, cross fingers and have good faith. More we cannot do at the moment, LOL.

The same day Séverine, my friend Heidi's daughter, will have her birthday, she already will be 17 years old! Gosh, I still see her somehow as the little girl, that brought us our rings at our wedding!!
She will not have a big birthday party(perhaps next year when she will have 18), she liked to go out for a dinner with the grandparents and I can understand it. May be she will do something with her friends too, I don;t know.
so I don;t know if I can visit her(my appointment is at 11.45 morning), but I will send her at least a nice card and we'll see how it goes at the day.

We had a quiet week, all together, although there always happen things you aren;t waiting for, hahaa. For example a few days ago we had some trouble with the broadcast of the tv.  The images had a kind of hickup at times, or some stations didn;t show up at all. All not pleasant. During that day and evening it went from not nice to worse. First I though it might have something to do with our tv(it is almost a pensionado, but it has to hold on a bit, not yet really the money for a new one), but in the morning I called the company and there was a malfunction somewhere at the lines or the server. But later in the morning all worked again well, what a relief.

I am surprised at times, how customer-unfriendly some companies are!! I have a bankaccount at another bank than the one I have my day-to day stuff. I need an annual overview for the tax-declaration.
My usual bank just sends it to me somewhere in January, no problem.
he other, however not. So I called them to ask if they could send me a printed overview, because I have no working printer.
No, that wasn;t possible. The account was a on-line product and I could download a PDF with the overview.
"Yes, I know", I said, "but I just haven;t the possbility to print it out and I need it for my accountant, who does the tax declaration and I want to send him all papers in one batch". Well, I could speak long or short, they just didn;t want to do it. I wonder why it is such a big trouble??? On top of that they have the overview ready about the end of February(which is rather late). All the other things i need for the accountant I have together around latest half of February. Then I can send it to him and he can send the taxdeclaration stuff to taxoffice somewhere in March. How sooner you send it the sooner, if you're lucky, you have the return payment on your bankaccount(if it is done quick somewhere end of June).
Because of that stupid bank  have to wait for all longer than normally.
So I decided to change that account to my usual bank(if they have that special service for that more specialized account) as soon as possible. And if my own bank cannot do that, I will find another that is more customer friendly, I am sure! Can you gather that I am a bit pissed off???????

So we always have to deal with tiny or small issues during a week, some not so bad, some playing at times at your nerves, but it will all end well in the end(most of it does).

Then the nice thing was Jan's birthday this week. Thanks for the wishes for him. It was a normal day, but I made him a tasty meal, he had some birthday phonecalls from some friends and family, so all was well. Now we are again of the same age, till next year.
Unbelievable we are 66. Might not seem old to some of you, but for me it is a strange idea. It has to settle yet in my brain. As I said ofter, in the mind we feel still 20 years younger, but the body at times tells us other things, Quite annoying sometimes, but we have to deal with it in the best way we can, that's all.

Okay, not much more to ramble about, so time for the freebie. I have a kit for you, named it A Moment of Delight.
And I started already this week with a new one, so you see I am trying to keep up, LOL!
Have a wonderful week, stay all safe, because  saw that in some parts of the world the weather is really nasty.

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