Monday, 23 July 2007

Got some GREAT NEWS!!!

I really can't take this anymore... Just have to tell you I will go to the sanctuary this Monday to find myself a little cat!! Or I will have one from a nest of young cats.
Oh yeah!!! I'm really *JUMPING* everywhere and like to tell the whole world I love this sooooooo much!!!
At my parents' we had 2 cats: a mother and a daughter. The mother passed away about 5 years ago and I so really loved that cat. It really was mine and we were really close!!
And we had to let go of her daughter last November. That's when she passed away. It was so hard to do, but daugher was 20 years old!!!

And since the very beginning I knew I always wanted a cat if I lived on my own, but my BF didn't like it, he said we should have one when we were living together.
I really didn't like it, but hee... better than nothing, eh??
But still I felt incomplete without a cat.... having fun together, a real mate when I come home etc. etc. Really love those animals a lot!!

But... last week he said I could have one... we won't go with vacation, so I have all the time to raise this little cutie pie.
I was jumping all the way!!! Really, you can't imagine how happy I am... having an animal around who I can cuddle and all.
I know it will be a hard task to do, as I like to have a younger one, about 8 weeks old (that's when they can leave their mother), but I just love it so much!!!
The only thing I always wanted when I was living on my own was a cat... and now it's finally going to happen, 3 years after buying my house... I so love this!!! *HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY*

I do want a female though, don't know why, but I like them. There are also loads of cats that look like our mothercat, but I don't like one of them, they will remind me of her and I want the cat to be themselves :)
Wow.... really still can't believe it.
Right now I'm browsing the internet for all kind of things I have to buy. Have some stuff from my parents, but have to buy some things.... ohhhhhhhh... I so love this!!!
Well... better will not go on and on and on... I will update you about all of this really soon.

For now, here's a photo of my grandmother, 89 years old, taken yesterday in my parent's garden at my brother's bbq (he has his own house, but doesn't have a garden where we can do this).
I don't like bbq, but had some bread with garlicbutter (love this and I have a great recipe for my own...hehe).... But could take some great photos of my nephews and other familymembers.

Saturday, 21 July 2007


Yeah!! Finally I have 6 weeks vacation!!! Really love it, I don't feel too tired like the last 3 weeks or so. My feet hurt real badly, will have a feetbath this evening for them to relax. I also have a lot of headaches. That's what I'm worried about, as in January this year I had a sinus ignition (?? Hope that's the right word) and also had pain right towards my lefteye and that started last evening as well... It's ok right now, but am worried. Otherwise I will go to the doctor for some antibiotic. I just hope it's not the same this time.

Went to the hairdresser this morning. Really relaxing... having some chitchat and so on. Was there for over 40 minutes!!! Loved it!! Normally go to the hairdresser every 2-3 months, even though I have short hair and it grows really fast, but I have this great hair that I just have to style and I can go out :)
After that I did some groceries. And now I'm in the middle of cleaning my house. P.P. cleaned the shower and toilet, so that's fresh as well. I really love a fresh bathroom!
Have to pay some bills this week as well. Don't like them, but hee... guess nobody loves them :)

Also have to make a birthday-card for my brother who will celebrate his 24th birthday tomorrow (still know the day he was born and the days after that when family etc. came to visit). He's still my little brother, even though he rides a truck and is bigger than me :)

Don't have any photo to share yet, will update this thread with a photo of my Bro's birthdaycard when I finished it this evening :)
*UPDATED: Here's my brother's 24th Birthday card :) Used a Penny Black stamp, some Clubscrap paper and some letterstickers from my stash)

Thursday, 19 July 2007

3 hours, 15 minutes

That's the "official" time I have my class of 2006-2007 for the last time together, even though there are already some kids on vacation.
I really can't want.
We moved classrooms yesterday, so today and tomorrow I will be in a different classroom. Really love it! It's so large! I now have so much space for the kids to play. Really love it and today I also loved it, because they seem to really enjoy themselves.
They were singing, dancing and stuff like that. A bunch of happy kids today, will see tomorrow. Loads of kids will go on vacation to Turkey and Marocco. Wish I could be with them... having loads of sun (need it!!!) and just relaxing.
I feel I just need that, and loads of sleep as well. Feeling really tired and my eyes are as well.

Still have loads of things to do for the new schoolyear, but I promised myself not to be in a hurry. Need time to load myself. I really want to work on those things, but have to be fit in the first place and right now I'm not.

Oh... will go to the hairdresser this Saturday. Been over 2 months since I've been there. I can still put my hair in the right direction, but I feel it just needs a big cut so I can keep it in better form.

Don't have much to tell... Just need to work 3 hours and 15 minutes :)
I spy with my little eye... (went to the forest in October with the kids. There was also a playing ground.)

Monday, 16 July 2007

Just need a break, real badly...

Never had this feeling before, but right now I just want it to be my summerholidays.
Yes, I always love vacation, but this year it seems like I really, really need it. So many things happened and are still happening here.
Just feels like it's too much right now, too much to handle for me.
Only 5 more days.... just 5 more...

Leave you with some close-ups of CJ-entries I made :)

Sharon's CJ...
Misti's CJ...
Donnette's CJ...
Camille's CJ...
Alice's CJ...
Susie's CJ...

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Birthday Bash!

Yesterday, only a few hours ago... the Kindergarten teachers celebrated their birthdays together. That way we can have games all through the whole hallway and our classes. It's always a great sight to see all those kids with big smiles on their faces because they are enjoying themselves.

We started in our own classes with packing out all the presents the kids gave us. Got some really nice things! Loads of flowers, some chocolate, some speculaas (Dutch cookies..jummie!!), some showergel, a bracelet and a ring. They really spoiled me.
It's always funny to see the parents at the beginning of the day like: Didn't know it was your birthday! And when they come to pick up their kids, having some presents with them :)
Really have the greatest parents there are!

When my kids were in the class they spontainiously began to sing "Lang zal ze leven"(Happy birthday in English) and "Happy Birthday to you" (yeah, we also sing that one!!) and loads of other birthday songs. That moment really made my day! Seeing them all singing, the thing I really love doing with them (and hee... they sing really amazing I can tell you!!) and enjoying themselves. Felt some tears in my eyes of happiness. They're cute!

Then unpacking the pressies and kids who didn't have presents congratulated me with my birthday. After that a boy came to me and whispered in my ears: "Happy birthday dear sweet teacher. Hope you will have a great day!"
Now who can resist that, especially when you know he's the class most difficult boy, but he's changed so much the last year. From bad into good!! And I love to see that change!! Also other teachers notice that, so guess I'm on the right way :)

Here are some photos of today.
In my class the kids could make chipschains. A "dropveter" (a long licourice) with potatochips on it and they loved it!! All the kids (about 175!!) made them and it was fun!!!!

Well... just see the photos, they speak for themselves!

The girls and boys just love having their faces painted :) A girl of mine :) She was really into thoughts when I made this photo...
We have a game called "stoelendans", something like chairdance. There are about 10 kids and 9 chairs. When the music stops playing they all have to sit on a chair. One child doesn't have any and can't play anymore. Then one chair is put on the side, etc, etc.... Till we have 1 chair and 2 kids left. The one who sits on the chair when the music stops, is the winner :)
Catch the fish :)
Some kids of me :) Enjoying their chipschain :)
Making the chipschains...
"Jumping" is really hot overhere in Holland. Just watch this movie( and you know what these kids are doing :) It's really cool to see those little kids jumping..hehe

Tuesday, 3 July 2007



I've been thinking again over and over and now I just know I have to do it: Giving scrapbookingworkshops.
Have done them about 2 years ago and it was really fun, but now I know I want to give it a go big time *ahehmm...*
Just inviting family over for some really easy to make scrapalbums or layouts. They have to take photos with them so we can make something with them.
Already have the details out here and the workshops I really like to give.
I've been giving workshops for children aged 10-12 for 2 years or so right now and they really like them and are always asking if I will do more. So guess they like it :)
I will post some info about my workshops and would like some feedback on them! Thanks!

Well... it's almost 12 am so will go to bed. Just a quick post to let you all know what I've been up to lately :)
As always... a photo... This time from a Circle Journal I'm in. This time I wanted it to be a more artsypartsy (hee, I just like that word *BIG SMILE*) and not the regular papers, but really texture, paints, dirtyness..haha... Love it!! Really enjoying it!! :)
If you'd like to see what one of the other people made in this CJ, please visit Nancy's blog:

Sunday, 1 July 2007


I don't know why I deserve it, but things just keep breaking last week.
First my alarm clock (may it RIP :)), last Monday I went to a shop for a new battery for my watch and it since Tuesday my watch doesn't work anymore...
And now last Friday... I was in the snackbar to order some French fries and stuff to eat and the zipper of my wallet just broke!!
AAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... people say things come in 3 when it goes wrong, so I had it all I suppose last week *LOL*
Don't know why I write it down here, but it just came to my mind to write it down for some reason. Probably to look back and think *POSITIVE* about it *LOL*

Today nothing much happened (it's 4.20 pm right now) so far, just having a day behind the computer for work, but have been surfing the internet only...hehe...
Well... will get back to work right now. Really!!!
As usuall will leave you with a photo :)
This one was taken on "Vlaggetjesdag" in Scheveningen. That's when the new herring is here. It's a day full of old handicrafts and old ships with loads of new herring to eat. Love it, especially with onions... jummie!!!