Thursday, December 29, 2005

Holiday: Tidy up DAY 3

Oh ja, I told you I had three days to tidy up right? I almost forgot... I didn't do anything today *hehe* Well, I did quite a lot of things, but the pictures from yesterday are very much how it looks like today ;)

So what did I do today? Well, I listened to Léon, der kleine Löwe and I've been working on my top secret project *lalala*, I went to the supermarket, cleaned McDulls cage. Checked all the websites I like and made dinner for three, while Dennis was coming over for dinner.

There is one thing that's positive, what the tidying up concerns: Martin brought a saw to shorten the ladder. I wonder if we will shorten it in 2005 or in 2006. My guess: 2006.

Jetzt schaue ich Scheibenwischer - Gala auf der ARD. Es soll die Wise Guys geben, aber bis jetzt ist es nur langweiliges Geschwätz.... naja, was solls. Hack ich halt Holz.

Guten Rutsch! :D

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Holiday: Tidy up DAY 2

This room seems ok, doesn't it? It's our guest room, and the only thing you shouldn't mention are the boxes on top of the closet on the right, and the shelves with boxes behind the fleece blankets ;) Some of these boxes needs to be put on the attic, the ones on the shelves will just stay there, I guess. I will probably put some shelves on the left wall later, for I need more book space! On the left the yellow spread covers Martins old bed. There are two mattresses on top of it, one of them can be put on the floor so right now we have quite a comfortable guest room for two guests.

So, maybe you're thinking I've finished tidying up already, but that's not completely true. The computerroom is still a mess. Most things here need to be put on the attic, but we can't reach it so easily yet. So.... maybe I'll give it a try today, but I guess it's safer to do this with Martin together. Our attic can be reached through a small trapdoor in our bedroom. It's too small for a folding ladder. But, since last week we got a ladder which we intend to put on the attic, in a way we can let it slide down whenever we need to get up there. The only problem is the fact this ladder is about 30 cm too long, so it can't make the angle it needs to make, to get up the attic. So we need to shorten it before we can use it in the way we want to.

This story is really interesting, isn't it? I'm wondering who will read it *g*

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Holiday: Tidy up DAY 1

I'm free this week!!!!! On the one hand, this week has many planned activities, such as the visitings at both christmas days. On Sunday we celebrated christmas with my family, on Monday with Martins family. Ordinary maybe, but fun, and the food was great. Then I'll have a "girlsday" on Friday, with four friends. We don't know what we'll be doing that day exactly, but it will probably look like this: eating chocolate, cookies and candy, watching a movie none of our boyfriends/husbands ever wants to see, cook together, and all together with a lot of chatting.
By the way, I'm still doubting whether I shall bring my WG-DVD collection... *dumtidum* I wonder if they'd appreciate it ;)

New Years Eve also has to be celebrated of course, so that leaves three free days without any planned activities. I could sleep long and do nothing all day, enjoying my holiday every minute, but that would leave me with an unsatisfying feeling. The point is, actually I should really tidy up the mess it is upstairs in the computer room and the guest room... So I decided to spend my days sleeping pretty long AND tidying up the rooms. Maybe you are wondering why there is such a mess. Well, that's quite simple, we moved into this house two years ago, and some boxes just still needs to be unpacked.... other things just need to be sorted out.

Results of Day 1:

  • Reduced my schoolpapers (reports, assignments) from 6 files to 3 files: 2 boxes of paper now waiting to be picked up by the paper-recycling-people.

  • Refound some old hobby-tinkerthings: packed in a bag and will be given to my cousins next Saturday

  • Filled 1 big rubbish bag with rubbish and threw it in the garbage can

  • Shocking fact:
    I noticed most of the boxes that still needs to be unpacked or sorted out, belong to Martin....

    Martin????????? when will you have a holiday???

    Thursday, December 22, 2005


    Just want to show you something I made this week with the kids at work:

    Isn't it cute?
    Merry Christmas to you :)

    Tuesday, December 20, 2005

    My 2005

    Your 2005 Song Is

    Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

    "This shit is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S)"

    For you, 2005 was the Best Year Ever.

    What??? I don't even like this song!! It's one of the most stupid songs of 2005! How can it be my 2005 Song? Stupid test ;)

    But, 2005 might just be my best year ever. I had a lot of fun during this year. I just had to live it this way, I needed to feel happy and experience new things. Meeting a lot of German Wise Guys Fans probably was the highlight of this year, and part of my 'unwritten and slowly-through-the-year-defined goal' for 2005, which by the way, can best be described as "Gib jedem Tag die Chance, der schönste deines Lebens zu werden" (Nochmals danke an lena für diesen Spruch!!!)

    OK, das hier ist mal wieder einer von meinen Denglisch Posts... sorry for that.. :P

    Anyway, this year was no shit at all, and bananas are also not part of the 2005 summary. Maybe I should find another test with a correct anwser ;)

    Saturday, December 17, 2005

    A lot a Pottah!

    Potter Marathon Weekend! Yeaaaah!!! ;) We started yesterday, watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Well, "we" isn't exactly true, for I had to play volleybal so I missed only this part. But Martin watched it with his mom and his sister. This morning at 10am we were awake and ready to watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. And at 1.30pm Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban was scheduled.


    Martin and I had seen the movies before, but his mom and sister didn't. But luckely they liked it. We had dinner together in an Egyptian restaurant here in the city center, it's a restaurant we've been many times before. We choose the same food every time, but it's just good :) And after dinner we went to the cinema to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Good movie it was ;)

    By the way, Dutch translations can be very funny. I've read the Potter books in English, and during the movies I hardly read the subtitles actually... but isn't it silly that in Dutch Cedric Diggory is called Carlo Kannewasser? I mean: why translate/change the names so radicaly?? In Dutch Hermione Granger is called Hermelien Griffel, but that sounds quite alike. Question to my German readers: You've got all movies dubbed into German, but at least you've got the same names, haven't you? Or are the names changed into something German as well?

    Going to sleep now, dreaming of "Alohamora" and "Expecto Patronus" and so on. Hopefully I won't get scary nightmares cause dark and difficult times lie ahead.... ;)

    Thursday, December 15, 2005

    In the mood for x-mas

    We're in the mood for x-mas! So we searched for our x-mas tree in the attic and all the other x-mas decorations. Let the pictures speak for themselves :P

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    Present mood: Just greeeeaat!!

    I'm happy, confused as well (is it really true?), I feel valued, I feel loved! Still can't believe it's for real!!!

    I was already preparing for January, the unemployment... I've spent the last months searching for new vacancies, most of the time unsuccessfully, I've been turned down in two interviews. In my mind I was already saying good bye to the kids at work and my dear colleagues. I wasn't looking forward to our x-mas celebration at work, for it would be my final day there as well.


    I CAN STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Finally (!!!) the board of directors realises they can't cut back in the primary proces of treatment of these kids. Without me there would be a huge problem, actually. Finally they gave their approval for this, and they've made me and my collegues very, very happy.

    And that, together with the smile that's been on my face since last Sunday's Wise Guys concert, is making this week the best week of the year :D

    [sigh] :D

    Now please give me my contract, so I can sign it, and so I can see it's not a joke...

    Monday, December 05, 2005

    Kurzbericht Wise Guys in Wesel 04.12.05

    Hach, wie geil war das? Suuuuuupergeil! *g*
    Ich werde heute anfangen ein Konzertbericht zu schreiben (für, also, mit Details. Jetzt schon ein paar Bilder und ein paar kleine Berichte.

    @Purzl: Es hat super geklappt! Däns Reaktion wenn ich ihm die Vla gegeben habe: "GEIL!!" (I still don´t quite understand this.... german people and vla.... weird experience haha) Und dann hat er mich geknuddelt :D
    Oh ja, Flyli, was machst du da eigentlich? Möchtest du auch Vla haben?? *laaach*

    @Flyli: Hehe, du hast gelachen!!! Kompliment! ;) *lol* Ich schicke dir das große (original) Bild von uns dreien per Mail.

    @Anke, Mareike und Flyli: Ich fands super euch (wieder) zu treffen. Ich hab wirklich gaaanz viel Spaß gehabt und fands super das wir aufgestanden sind bei "Ruf doch mal an". Glücklicherweise hattet ihr dieselbe Gedanke wie ich auf dem Moment :D

    Nach nur 5 Stunden Schlaf musste ich schon wieder arbeiten. Sinterklaas feiern mit die Kinder auf meine Arbeit.... toll..... Na, es war lustig und die Kinder waren total süß. Und jetzt bin ich schon wieder zu Hause *juhu*

    Sunday, December 04, 2005

    Aryan wants his picture here

    Yesterday we had a lot of things to do. First we helped Martins grandparents move into their new home. We found out old people have a lot of things. I think I unpacked about 6 (!!) boxes full with only cups and glasses. But, we had a lot of fun, and many family members were helping. The men were transporting boxes from the old house to the new house, the women were unpacking everything in the new house and cleaning up. What a great allocation of tasks ;) In between the unpacking and cleaning I had a lot of fun with Martins cousin Sarah.
    Notice my great Zwarte Pietencap! For my German readers, who are probably not familiar with Sinterklaas, click here and read all about this Dutch celebration.

    In the evening we celebrated Sinterklaas with friends. Celebrating Sinterklaas means presents with funny poems and a lot of candy. Actually it was just a normal average Sinterklaas evening like we have every year, but I had to write something about it in my blog, for Aryan insisted on having his picture in my blog.

    Well, so here it is. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you: Ataryan, the craziest person on earth, he came over to the Netherlands with his wife Marga, all the way from South Africa, and was celebrating Sinterklaas with us:

    Oh... I hope I didn't scare you with this picture, dear readers.
    Let me give you another picture where Aryan looks a bit sweeter. This is Aryan after he got a present from Sinterklaas. He got a yellow rubber Ducky, and he was sooooo happy with it!

    If you want to know more about Aryan, you can check his website. But I forgot the URL... *hehe* so Aryan will have to post that himself when he leaves his comment here.

    @Aryan: happy now? ;)
    @Aryan and Marga: We'll miss you both! Have a good trip home!