Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm back!

OK, so I went to the hospital again on wednesday morning. My blood was tested again and they said that there were less infection cells in my blood then the day before. I didn't have an appendicitis! What I did have they didn't really know, maybe an infection of the large intestine (dikke darm), maybe something else. I was send home with a laxative and then the waiting began. After 1,5 day it finally started working and although it's not really comfortable inside my belly right now I feel much better!! Thank goodness! I have to get back to work! There are some deadlines approaching very quickly....
One of them is the new GetInspired!-kit from de Creatie. It was delivered yesterday and let me tell you this: it is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to start playing with it! Somewhere around the 9th of september the kit will be released so keep your eyes open!!
Have a nice day!
BTW, thanks so much for all you sweet messages, they really cheered me up!!!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Spend 4 hours in hospital today...

The pain started sunday afternoon, nothing terrible, just a nagging pain in my belly. At night it got worse, I hardly slept and I didn't feel well all day yesterday. I managed myself through the day taking painkillers and doing as little as possible. Last night the pain got so bad that I couldn't sleep at all and we called a doctor at about 3.30 am but he told me to take another painkiller and visit my family doctor today, which I did. She thought it might be an appendicitis and send me to hospital. There I had to go through the same examinations 4 times with 4 different doctors, they took blood samples and tested my urine. It took almost 4 hours and then the conclusion was:
You might have an appendicitis but...
You're not sick enoug...
The pain is not bad enough...
You don't have a fever...
You don't vomit...
So we want you to go home, take painkillers if neccesary and come back tomorrow morning when we will do all the examinations again...
I hope I will have some sleep and some kind of little miracle will happen over night and I will wake up without any pain... so please keep your fingers crossed for me!!
I'll keep you updated!


Friday, August 24, 2007

I spend an hour at the dentist this morning and believe me that was no fun! One of my back tooth partly broke of just before I left on vacation. The denstist had to remove the old filling and restore the whole tooth. Afterwards I spoke like I was drunk. He was ready at lunchtime but I couldn't eat for 2 hours. And if that wasn't bad enough I bit my lip because I couldn't feel it and my family made fun of the way I was talking :(
Ahhh well.... my grandma used to say "wie mooi wil zijn moet pijn lijden" wich means as much as who wants to be pretty has to suffer.

Anyway, during lunch (while my family was eating except me) the postman came and brought a nice surprise. I got a wonderful "Thank you" package from Prima for being their guest designer in july. I didn't even know I was going to get something untill I had this e-mail from Sharon Laakkonen when I got home from vacation asking for my adress. Such gorgeous goodies, I just love them and they certainly made me smile, even tho my mouth wasn't really co-operating :)

I finished another vacation LO, a simple one as I don't want to spent to much time on my vacation album. It's about Lucca, a beautiful old Italian village in Tuscany. Lucca is everything you expect from an Italian village. The little streets with the yellow houses, the fancy shopping street Via Fillungo, the old town-wall with the towngates, the shops with homemade ice cream (wich costs alsmost nothing). It's just how we think Italy is. We visited the centre first, did some shopping and sightseeing and took pictures and then we rented bikes and had a ride on the town-wall wich is 30 meters wide and 12 meters high and had a marvelous sight on the town. The town-wall is completly intact and it takes less than an hour to go around. We had a wonderful day there! Much, much more fun than Pisa although the tower is a must see!

When I got home this morning from bringing Marlijn to school I saw that all the spiderwebs in our garden were white because of the dew. They looked beautiful so I took out my camera and made some pictures. This is my favorite:

I almost forgot but here's a little reminder for the july/august challenge wich ends on august 31th. There's a nice RAK to win! Check out the challenge and play along! Click here for more information!

So far I visited half of my bloglines list, gosh you've been so busy blogging while I was away :)
Will take care of the rest this weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm back!

Well, actually... I was back home 1,5 week ago. But I had such a hard time getting back to everyday routine.... I really didn't want to leave Italy, we had such a wonderful vacation and even though we were away for almost 4 weeks I didn't feel like going home at all. Life in Italy is so relaxed!

Anyway, I wanted to hold on to that feeling a little longer and decided not to do anything that was not really neccesary untill the kids had to go to school again, wich was last monday. Unfortunatly the minute you walk through your door there are things that HAVE to be done, MUST be done, and NEED to be done, if only for the piles of laundry we brought home...

I didn't get on my computer untill the end of the week because I knew updating my blog and answering e-mail would mean "back to work" straight away.
I didn't even feel like scrapping although I had my vacation pictures printed in my mailbox already on wednesday.
I tried a little scrapping in the weekend but I just couldn't get started, just sat there staring at my pics and paper.

I finally got a LO done last night, ironical enough about our last vacation day. When we got to the beach that afternoon for the last time, walking through the water, soaking up that wonderful view I felt really sad we had to say goodbey. Looking at these pictures I think my son felt the same way.

Ah well.... I guess before we know it we'll be used to being in a hurry and busy, busy, busy again, even though we try to be a little more relaxed.

And meanwhile we'll make plans for next year already :)

In the next couple of days I'll try to catch up with all your blogs, wich wlll take some time regarding to my bloglines, but it will be fun to read what you've been doing in the last couple of weeks!

Hope you all had a great vacation too!!


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Friday, August 10, 2007


Today my DH is celebrating his 40th birthday!! Happy birthday my love, hope we have a wonderful day together!

Also we're celebrating that he and I are together for 21 years exactly today. We kissed for the first time a few minutes after midnight on his 19th birtday! Hope we will have to celebrate many, many more wonderful years together!!

Have a wonderful day too, and a lovely weekend! (we'll be spending most of the weekend in the car driving back home :(...)



Sunday, August 05, 2007

Greetings from Tuscany

Just a few more photo's, we're still having a great time. Just a little less then a week left, hmmmm... time is flying when you're having fun!

...and thanks for all your sweet comments on my Prima Guest DT-spot!! :)