Me-time


Too many things to do, not enough time to do them – or wasting the time I have with things I shouldn’t be doing anyway 😛 – so the advent calendar wasn’t lasting for a long time now, did it?

That’s also why I’m definitely not making any new year resolutions this year. I could be making so many – saving more, spending less, eating less, dieting, do more housework, going to bed earlier, spending less time behind the pc,… naaaahh… why bother? I could make one and only one: I’m now officially a grumpy old lady as I’m over 50, so I can use that as an excuse to do whatever I like to do – yeah, that’s what I’m going to do!

There are those ladies in the US (or is the UK?) who wear red hats and purple coats (or is it purple hats and red coats?) and just do whatever they like to do. I’m going to join their ranks. I bought myself a red coat and red shoes when I was in London last week – the shoes in the sales, the coat not (and both were approved by my teenage daughters – success!) – so I’m almost there. You won’t see me wearing a hat in a hurry, I do have a black woolen ‘egg cosy’ (well, that’s what we call them in our family) and an orange one with earflaps, the peruvian style one which is again all the rage now, but I just don’t seem to have a ‘hat head’, my ears are the wrong shape and don’t like to conform to a hat brim 😉 As it is snowing today and temperatures are still dropping – they said it could get as low as minus 10 Celsius on Wednesday – maybe I should find one of them to wear later when I’m going to have a look at the sales here. Although I probably won’t be buying a lot, I filled a whole suitcase with books and dvds when we were in London, as the pound had dropped so dramatically compared tot he euro, so I’m good for a few months 😀

Well, the only thing left to say now is “Have a happy new year and that all your wishes may come true!” Just be careful what you wish for though 😉

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Or so they say 😛

I’ve been busy playing around, creating a new blog, one I will be sharing with a good friend, what do I say, almost family 😀

But as we both want to be sure everything is to both our liking – and as she’s in the US and I’m in Europe we have to coordinate time zones to find some overlapping – usually when she’s having breakfast, I’m already thinking about dinner, or when she’s ready to go to bed, I’m just drinking my first cup of coffee 😀

So you guys and girls will have to wait a while to see what we’ve come up with – probably somewhere beginning next year 😉

I like the new ‘backstage’ look of wordpress! I really do! It’s neat and compact and gives you a nice overview and reduces frantic back-and-forth clicking of tabs etc to a major extent. A+ for the designers and crew!

What I also notice now is that my ‘About’ page gets the most clicks of all my posts (not that I have such a huge following already, teehee) but there’s hardly anything to see as I never know what to talk about when it’s about myself. Well, I did a bit of work there, so there’s a little bit to read about me. Go and have a look. Not that you will find anything that you didn’t know already, probably, but still, the page hasn’t got that empty look anymore 😀

It’s December already! How time flies when you’re having fun – or not even. I thought of putting up an advent calendar, with something to come back to every day, mostly for myself. Ha! Yesterday zoomed by and I didn’t even make the starting line. Tsss… So I need to find two things for today. But what?

The last days I’ve kept busy with Bebo and learned how to make a skin. I’ve got a pretty thick skin already, but this is one with a tiger on top 😆 I’m trying to make a forum (didn’t have that yet on the net) but need to learn phpBB for that – not easy, so it’s a lot of hit and miss. I’m certainly not satisfied with it yet 😛

And all the while my net connection is playing up. Especially the girls are not happy with it, as it plays havoc with their social life (aka msn and netlog ;)), so I’m off to have a stern talk with the guys of Telenet. They keep fobbing me off with a computer voice (I hate computer voices!!) or otherwise they say it’s my router. It is not. I updated the firmware, so it should be running like the wind. Instead of that I get a cranky old firefly that keeps blinking on and off 👿

Something needs to be done. Now where is that whip?


Caution

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

*sigh*
It’s there, we’ve reached a half-century. The neighbours snuck the warning sign in this morning. Proceed with caution! 😀

Trying to decide what music to have for my Birthday Bash on the 26th (birthday is on the 25th, but we want to make sure we actually make the day ;)) and I think I’ve decided on the intro: Iron Maiden’s the Number of the Beast. My kids are going so not approve of my choice of music *Mwuahahaha*

Alright, I won’t be 666, but be honest, half a century is a beastly number too, isn’t it?

Run to the hills!


11-Red, green, white

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

I had invited the neighbour across for a cup of tea as it was her first day of her holiday, but her kids were watching a movie so she was shooed out, poor thing 😉 While I was putting the tea things out, the white cat – don’t know her name, but she’s bold as brass – didn’t move an inch.

She’s the cat of the back neighbours (diagonally) and I have to keep a very wary eye on her, as she’s always spying on the fish. It could be her colouring of course, but I think she’s got a rather snooty expression (a bit like her owner really ;))

It’s funny how a lot of the neighbourhood cats like to come and snooze in our garden, maybe there is a certain ‘ambiance’ they like?

There’s no love lost between Oki and this cat. The moment she noticed that cat was in the garden, she chased her out…

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