woensdag, december 19, 2007

lazy meme!

On my blogreader there are not only craftblogs but also fosterparents foster adopt blog because it is a subject I somehow feel close too and doing fostercare is something we consider for the future. One of the blogs I read had this so I totally stole it from Tricia.

Idea is you make everything you've done in your life bold..

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42.Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (in the process)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states (never been to the us so that was easy)
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Para sailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

zaterdag, december 15, 2007


So we have started christmas a bit early for us this year but we couldn't wait any longer I blame all the Americans that start bothering us with trees when it is not even really december..

Lets start at the door with our christmas wreath. It is smelly with anise stars cinnamon and orangeslices.. I just can't do a glittery christmasball kind of wreath..
This is just to make sure nobody thinks it's easter (hey I never had a white christmas but I do remember a white easter!)

our tree was helped this year by the fabulous swap packet that Gina send our way (in may I believe she had it resend to her.. I swapped for some magazines and got the better end of the deal. The whitey garland was in it amongst so much more goodness ( I have now a hand sewn stocking! Ha ;-) and it makes the tree.
Here the children are unpacking her package!
Money is a bit tight her so we didn't add to the christmas village this year so it is the worlds smallest village once again. ..(a flowershop a church and a school who needs somewhere to live?)

The boy is big on christmascrafting so we made christmastrees (tutorial here via here) I love them I am going to make a hundred I think.. The advent candle is in full use. It is a great and simple way of advent for us.. When my children are older I would love to do something like this wonderful girl with them..

vrijdag, december 14, 2007

When flying home

form London it somehow felt the plane landed in depression. Of course I had used the trip as a perfect escape from all my worries and that's ok. Because well that is what city breaks are for isn't it? But Then coming home you need to deal. It took me a while. Not helped by the fact that Sinterklaas while being a lovely man and all brings a lot of excitement with him.

I survived but felt horrible. Then I confronted the fears, came trough and feel good again. It stays a miracle that things can be exactly the same two days and still feel so completely different. (and itsn't it funny how easy this seems when you write it down?)

I am back ad that means away from the computer (It is quite a escape machine on it's own). Lots to tell and show but will brake it up. Am tired still. Had a minor operation to scar tissue issue from sons birth (He is 5,5!!) and the daughter has major sleep regression (last week she was up at 4 in the morning and never went back to sleep..)

So more showing then telling but it will come promise! (not all pictures are great with the light but well that condition will probably last till march..)

The top pic is my best thrift find ever: purple esprit boots for the grand price of 1, 75 euro that is about 2 dollard fifty I think..They are so comfy and so purple

This cake stand was brought me by Sinterklaas and I adore it. I had envisioned a glass one. But this is pretty empty too and just much better. It feels so wonderful to casual lift the top and present chocolate cupcakes (we made those again with marmalade so wonderful and decemberish)
Paddington was brought home from London and Sinterklaas brought a little Nijntje ( I can't bring myself to type Miffy that is such a stupid name for her) to accompany a recorded book for the daughter. I'd like to hear what they are talking about I mean they are working in the same market aren't they?
To make sure I got the cake stand filled I was given three fantastic cookery books. Tessa Kiros (falling cloudberries (translated as the taste of my memories which I found just lame but I need an dutch version to cook..). |The baking book has baking recipes form all over the globe and the photography is breathtaking. So lovely. The coffee book is about coffee. How it's made how you taste it. Very fun reading and recipes as well!
And this what is so great about having a daughter. My pony's have all disappeared (they were lent to a neighbour for his granddaughters and he donated them to charity instead of returning them to ME) I am more thrilled then is justified to see them in all their plastic glittery glory..

One more thing Sint brought is a butterfly invasion to both the little open space in the forest and the flower meadow..(hey have I never blogged about that room?)
So next CHRISTMAS.................................................

donderdag, december 06, 2007

And now he is gone

and we are going to prepare for christmas. Just decorating and cooking. No poems and wrapping and buying.. London was lovely the lot form Sinterklaas was ore then lovely (this might turn into a foodie blog ;-)

I haven't slept more then 3 hours last night because our soon to be 3 year old was wide awake trying to tell me we had forgotten to buy the christmastree. (we really want a week of quiet between the festivities. We st up our christmasvillage tomorrow and then the tree the week after that..) First I need to clear space for all our new stuff.....

OH and you know what My daughter sang yesterday? If you appy and you knowas bijt je tong

Which translates to if you happy and you know it bite your tongue..!!!!