Thursday, August 30, 2012

A step forward... tutoring

A while ago someone aaplied for a pace at the paper to get practice in different jobs that are done at a paper.
I applied for official status of teaching business.

Yesterday I had a meeting with the person who had to make the decision.
First he was an hour late due to traffic and other circumstances.

Then his first remark was that it was not save to have an inroom archive.
I told him that we had a visit of the firefighters to review the building and that it was considered safe enough as it was on the back wall and there was no need to pass it on the way out, ever. And we were going to change it anyway.

Then we sat down, had a good talk.
He was surprised we run on volunteers and on a zero budget, with only advertisers and sponsors.

He had some nasty questions... like what are you going to do. I told him that first I wanted the student to make a list of what the school requests, adding her own goals, and that that would be the basis for a good working plan.
he smiled.
Turned out I'm the first in a couple of years starting with a proper plan.

It also was a good think I've done student tutoring at university.

So within a few minutes we were done: got the status of teaching business!!!
I was so happy!

And he was happy when I said I could take on two more students, starting next tuesday.

I'll concentrate on the online paper and the students.
I think all those who failed to give their best during the making of the last paper will see how easy some tasks come for those who really want to do them.

Maybe there will be a big clean the next months without me having to tell people to leave.

And maybe doing this well means a paid job next year at another firm.
Hope so.





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No way!

No way I want to go through this again.
This refers to the way the paper is made.

All agreed the process should be changed and be more efficient.
They wanted me to guide them through the process and I was willing to do so but only if I had full cooperation.

Well, imagine.
The deadline was shifted forward two ro three times. I don't want to think about that anymore. It was done by one member of the board, who has no only say in this, and a secretary. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was done because that board member wants to review and rewrite everything, and he didn't have the time because he wanted to take part in a 100km walk in Belgium.
The week before he was mentally preparing himself, the week after he was tired.

Well, I worked through a whole night to get all articles reviewed and corrected in time and it was just ignored by him.

A lot more happened, but I don't want to go through the effort of typing it down.

When I think about it I'm furious!!!

So I told them to evaluate the whole lot the way they want and inform me if they want to change or kill the paper.

Someone told me the name of the former local paper becomes free and freed of copyright and legal name-issues next year.

The same person adviced me to go on with my work under that name, with my own team.
I feel like doing that. A lot!!

But maybe it's time then to make the big move and get my own little cottage.
Have to win the lottery first. LOL!






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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paralympics

It's a disgrace there such a lack of interest by the media for the paralympics.

I for myself think the paralympics are a lot more inspiring and should receive a lot more attention.
Yes, sometimes I look with big tears in my eyes when I realise how much those sporters have overcome to start in London. And maybe they're not as fast as the olympic sporters, but their efforts are not less at all.

They're rolemodels for the youth far more than the olympic sporters.
Most of them don't receive grants and don't have special sport facilities.
They've struggled their ways to the top nevertheless.

I saw people were shocked when it was said that some countries only could send atletes to the paralympics because their soldiers had been injured due to UN army duties. They still have the muscles strentgh of well trained soldiers, but they won't be present at the next paralympics, because in no way they would be able to keep the strength.

The media claim they consider all people equal, but I think they're only referring to earning money from subscriptions.
Otherwise the paralympics would get as much time on TV and in the other media as the olympics.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

I'm So Excited



1. What was the last event or situation that got you really excited?

I think when one of my daughters got accepted at nurse's school.

2. How old were you when you started working and what was your first job?

15, at the archives of the national telefhone organisation.
Before I wrote envelopes for a family friend.

3. Tell us about your grandparents.

One pair I hardly new.
My grandfather died in 1943. He was badly ill. Don't know his problem.
My grandmother stayed behind with three small children. When she got older she stayed with my aunt and took the household on her. My aunt was able to work fulltime. She loved it, so everyone was happy except my mom, who thought she should get a hand at home too. My grandmother was a very nice woman and I started to know her better after my second baby died. We talked a lot then.

My other ganddad died when I was very young. He was a teacher and a prominent figure in our town. Very good man, caring.
My grandmom was one of the most important people in my life, maybe even the most important. She had a young family during WW2 and went through a lot with them. She was in the resistance, in fact the whole family above a certain age was in the resistance.
The happiness of surviving, even though a lot of the family died during bombardments, refected in daily life during the rest of her life. Each friday we had something special beside the tea. She was a woman ahead of her time. People didn't appreciate her very much for that as social control was very firm in her years.
She made me the person I am: kind, critical, and a tree in front of my family.

4. Do you procrastinate or are you usually on top of situations?

Usually on top, but the past years I think it's best not to do everything at the same time. So there's some procrastination.

5. What would others say about you?

Depends on who you're talking with.
People who really know me think I'm a very kind, loving and caring person, who is always present for others and who manages to be almost the perfect mother.
People from the paper will say I'm a firm person, very critical, to the point and A leader who puts the paper first.
And the nasty ones say all sorts of stuff that's not right. I've had my fair share of bad reviews about my by people who didn't even took the time to get to know me. Some even said I had no time for the kids. Haha!! That's absolutely not true and everyone who knows me can tell that.

6. Do you believe in life on other planets?

Yea, but not life that's similar to ours.

7. When was the last time that you were called too thin?

Uhhh, 8 or 9 years ago. 1.73 m and 55kg. Then I got diabetes and diabetes meds and my weight....I still feel 55kg inside, but I don't look that way anymore.

8. Do you work out? Have you ever joined a gym and quit almost immediately?

Far too expensive. I don't take the time to go to the gym, but I exercise at home a bit and when I have the chance I take a firm walk.

9. Do you feel that you utilize all your intelligence in every situation?

Noo. Not always. Sadly not.
When people don't like me without a real reason I'm distracted.


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Friday, August 24, 2012

The final year

Again this family started a last year.
One of the girls is taking her final exams.

She's dyslectic and has to work very hard, especially as she's training for the dance academy.
Last year the teachers asked school to permit her to skip gymnastics. Too many accidents happen at that school, and my daughter has a toe that is injured in rather a bad way and it could have been prevented by a more present teacher, so the balletteachers wanted her far away from that.

This year I had to apply for this again.

She was a bit nervous, as last year they wanted her to write a paper and she'd put a lot of effort in it and didn't even get the result.

But this year she heard that she had done so very well, they thought it best not to give her an extra assignment. Wow!

She's very happy ballet will start again in a few weeks.
Yesterday afternoon I heard her practicing in her room.

Deep in my heart I wish her to be admitted at a foreign/UK ballet academy.
With the recession here they're cutting back such h a lot on training and education....

So anyone reading this and in a position to make a change in someone's life...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Becoming a nurse

One of the girls started her nurse´s career with nursing school this week.
Not all the books were in, so she and I mailed around.
One of the people who provided second hand books (we had to buy second hand books, because they need for over 800 euro only for books), so one of those seocond hand providers didn't live up to the rules of sending books immediately after they were ordered.
We used an organisation, so we could rely on a good system. The woman said she had more important things to do. !!!
The book arrived the next day, so we were very surprised. Either she lived nearby or the postal services got nuts. Might have been the tropical temparatures.

Our daughter enjoyed her first day.
I'm so glad she did!

One of my sons studies in the same building and he hated it, because there was too much glass and too much distraction.
But she loves it.

Het schdule will be quite irregular, so it's keeping a close watch on times again. I've got a big agenda. ;)
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Tropical

It was tropical this weekend.
I didn't like it at all.
It was too hot, too humid and too uncomfortable.

We wanted to go to the beach with the girls on saturday, but didn't go, as it was too much and too far to travel.

Turned a good decision I saw on the webcam. It was terribly crowded.

On sunday we wanted to go to a very special market. A place for the girls to utter lots of oohs and ahhs because of the choice of....clothes.
But again the weather was far too much to take and we stayed at home, ate icecreams and had enough fun.

I've never been to a sauna, but now I understand how it feels.
The sweating is good for the skin, but that's it.

This vacation has been a lot more relaxing than the one of last year, but we wanted to go to a few more places and have a few more daytrips. We enjoyed the Olympic Games on TV so much. Many days we spend the day with almost all of us, bening enthousiastic for the atletes and cheering as much as we had been there.

So we're content with it all, and that's it.

Hopefully next year will be a lot better, though.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Generation



1. What do you think is the most unique thing about your generation?

That we accept the egoistic economical/financial attitude of the younger generation.
We paid benefits for our parents, they paid for their parents. That's how it's done.
But this generation just refuses, so when we're old we have worked hard and have nothing.

2. Do you speak out as often as you should?

Most of the time, yes.

3. How often are you tough and unreasonable?

Not often, but a bit more when dealing with the paper.

4. Do you believe that sometimes you learn more from a failure than a success?

Yes, I do.
So I hope I've graduated in life by now.

5. Do you feel that you always have to win?

Not at all. I have to do all I can.

6. Do you think tradition matters?

Yes.

7. Do you tend to root for the underdog?

Yep.

8. Have you ever felt that you want to exceed your parents’ successes?

No, not really. I'm completely different.

9. Of all the cartoon characters that you know of, which is most like you?

Dunno, I hate cartoons.


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Friday, August 17, 2012

Backpacks with a logo

I would love to have customized backpacks for the journalists and photographers of the paper.
One of my sons works for the local news and TV station and they've got jackets with the logo of the station on the back.
Recognisability is great, but there are circumstances it's better people don't realise you're a journalist.
Sometimes people tell me more when they think I'm just interested.

A promotional backpack would give information at the moment I want to and when I don't want people to see the logo I can put the backpack under my chair, or put a cardigan over it.
Clever use of a promotional backpack means unconsciously branding the logo in the mind of the observer.
When people see a logo often enough in pleasant cirsumstances, they'll be more positive towards someone who carries the logo than towards someone who is neutral to them.

My son has a very high quality backpack which allows him to carry his laptop with him all the time. It keeps it dry and safe.
Would be something for me.... when I finally get the notebook I dream about.
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Ethics

58 years old and paralysed from the chin down.
Tony Nicklinson suffered a stroke in 2005 and his active life ended.
He is able to communicate by blinking his eyes.
His body is his prison.

Because he experiences his life as a nightmare, he asked for euthanasia.
He can't take fatal medication himself, so someone has to help him.
None dares to do so, because the britisch laws are unable to distinguish between pure murder and mercyfully granting death to a person who has no functioning body anymore.

Tony wanted a judge to take the decision, but he is ordered to live.
The judge stated it was not up to him, but up to the politicians to change the law.
Isn't it strange a country allows vets to inject a poison into an animal to end suffering, allows hunters to shoot animals that are hit but are not yet dead, but won't grant the right to make the decision to die to a man who is suffering every single minute in a body he can't control at all?

His feet are terribly swollen, because he's not able to move the muscles to get proper circulation in his lower extremities. He has to be tube fed, and endure indignified procedures to be kept alive. He can't even whipe his own bottom.
When age progresses, the deterioration of his body will progress too.

He used to be an active guy, handsome too, who experienced the joy of skydiving and who was an active father to his two children. He enjoyed life.

Now he can only smile with partially moving muscles in his face. He can't even hold his own head straight up.

Judges can't keep him from stopping doctors to treat him when he's terminally ill. So he can starve himself to death, which is inhumane. According to the law he has the right not to accept treatment and die a terrible death.
So he has the right to make the choice for death.
But not the choice for a dignified death.

So he has to live on in a body that's like death already as it doesn't serve Tony anymore.
I wonder what the doctors and the law would say if he applied for plastic surgery.






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Sunglasses

Our summervacation wasn't very exciting, so we decided to do a couple of things for the girls this weekend.

On saturday they wanted to go shopping in a nice town in the west of the country, followed by a visit to the beach. Great idea, we thought.

On sunday they first wanted to meet with the group of girls they practice ballet with every sunday, but when their brother suggested to go to a huge shopping area in the southwest of the country they cancelled their plans and told their brother they would love to go.

We didn't know which weather to expect.

I know now!!!

Tropical weather. 32 degrees celcius!! MWhich means a couple of degrees more at the area we want to go.
I told the girls and they had a good laugh between them. Then turned to me and told me it was time for those discount rayban sunglasses they have on their wishlist.
Haha! How clever!

In a way they are right.
Sunglasses without UV protection are even more dangerous than not wearing glasses, because the pupils are more open en UV light can cause more harm.
Good sunglasses protect the eyes against dangerous UV light.

I didn't make promisses, but....
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Lightning

Yesterday the girls and I wanted to go for a walk.
It was so warm in the house and so humid everywhere. It was almost unbearable.

We asked around who wanted to go with us.
My autistic son takes a stroll every day, but he didn't want to go with us because he already did his thing and it was dark.
He doesn't like walking in the dark, because dogowners set their dogs free near the lake and my son is afraid one might bite his trousers and him.

The others were busy, so we took our lights and wanted to leave.
As a large thundercloud was approaching we decided to take the front door instead of the back door. The last one leads to the gardenpath under one of the largest trees of the neighbourhood and I never want my kids to be in danger when it can be prevented.

The thunder sounded very far away, but in the corner that produces the worst and longest thundershowers.
So we took our umbrellas and opened the door.

A slight drizzle welcomed us.
Not bad, however, so we decided to go for that walk anyway.

We closed the door and walked down the gardenpath enjoying the lavendersmell.
In front of the garden we looked up, because we wanted to see more falling stars as we enjoyed them the evenings before.

A huge lightning jumped through the sky from the utter right to the utter left.
It was huge!!!

We went inside.




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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tanning as in airbrushing

A while ago we were watching one of those TV series about young kids dressed like grown ups going to contests all over the USA. How are those events called? Beauty pageants?

I was utterly amazed when I saw those young children were put in a kind of cabin and where sprayed with something to give them a tan on their whole body.
They were airbrushed all over!

I learned a lot.
I didn't know that it makes a difference where you are sprayed.
I can understand that a cheap tan lotion can cause problems when not evenly applied and evenly rubbed in, but I thought spraying is spraying.

Now I know that at www.thetanningstore.com a lot of information can be found about tanning and tanning equipment.
They've got so many tanning lotions in such beautiful bottles that I'd probably pick the bottle I like most. But ofcourse they can provide good information when you want to make a more responsible choice.
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Ordering schoolbooks

This year we're still lucky, because the schoolbooks of one of the girls are free.
No need ordering them. She just has to fetch them tomorrow and take good care of them during the year.

The other girls had a long list for nursing school.
One of the books costs more than 100 dollars!

I first tried to get them second hand by looking at the most wellknown second hand places at internet.

Then I suddenly realised that one of the main online bookstores started a second hand department this summer. Time to have a good look!

I did.
They only had 5 of the long list, but they had them well.
I saved more than 128 Euros on 5, yes five, books.
Isn't that marvellous!

Well, she needed more books. For over 500 Euros, to be precise.
And a laptop.

In the meantime we've received the second hand books.
People have to send them themselves, Only new books are send by the store.
They were all well wrapped, and to our surprise in perfect condition.
That was a very nice discovery.

We had to order some other books at another online store.
Just got a mail that it will take at least 3 more days to pick them, and more time to send them.

So when I save 36 Euro on a book I get perfect service, including the book on the doormat within 3 days, and when I order at a specialty store I have to wait way past the schoolyear has begun.

Interesting.






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The fire hose fittings and a photo

Meeting different people and ask them whatever I want is the best part of my job as a journalist.
Even though it's volunteerwork for an ages-old paper it's rewarding. Not in money, but in knowledge and in things I can do for others.

People love to share their experiences and when they meet someone who is really interested, their enthousiasm knows no boundaries.

A while ago I had to interview a firefighter at his workplace about a huge fire that caught the attention of all the papers in the area.
I was the last one in a long line, and I think I was not taken very seriously because we don't have a huge amount of paying readers.

At first he was surprised by my age.
He expeceted some young girl, not a woman in het fifties.
So his attitude changed from aloof into polite.
We talked a bit and then I said that I'd never been at a fire-station.
He jumped up to give me the tour.

"People always want to make photo's here", he said beside a fire engine.
I told him I had quite a few of those, but in a real life situation when they were discussing how to tackle a fire beside the just arrived engine.
I would rather have him stand in front of the pile of fire hose fittings.

So he made himself nice and stood there. I took a photo and he showed me some more things they worked with.

After the photo was published I got a mail.
He was surprised by the picturem but also very grateful.

I knew his father was a fire fighter too. He was injured during a large fire elsewhere and he had to stop working. To honor him they had his photo on the wall at the equipment area and I was able to catch his photo on the photograph of his son.

Knowing his mother and their story I was able to give a lot more extra than all those other journalists. Thàt's what drives me.






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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Breastcancerscreening

A while ago I took part in the breastcancerscreening.
After two weeks the repacing family physician called that an abnormaility was detected.
It sounds nicer in english than in Dutch. She sounded a bit panicky.

Well, I couldn't belief something was seriously wrong, but one never knows.

My visit to the hospital to have it checked, followed a week later.

Nothing serious turned up on the x-ray and echo, but the way I was treated by the staff upstairs was a complete disgrace.

Instead of being happy that I didn't have cancer I felt overpowered by unkindness.

Well, I can deal with that too, but it made clear that a lot needs to be done to improve care and I have pinpointed some issues that save a lot of money and are more womanfriendly.

I wanted to go home and said the results could be send to the familyphysician. Like in the old days.
The radiologist already gave me the results, so why wait for someone else to do it officially and have a physical exam for nothing?

But the staff wanted me to follow protocol... for their sake!

I'm not an egoistic person, but this time I felt that I needed to make a choice for myself and not for them.
I wanted to go home.
The nurse who needed to be my support when something had been wrong was very unkind.
Tried to act like the angry mother to force me to stay. You should have seen her face! Well, kindness would have worked, but not thàt.
She finally gave up.

The surgeon heard from it all and decided to be sure I knew nothing was wrong and phoned my doctor. Nice guy.









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Saturday, August 11, 2012

If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)



1. Has you ever done something that you knew was wrong, but because of love or lust, did it anyway?

Don't think so.

2. Do you take longer to dress for a special event?

Yes, ofcourse. Especially when I have "nothing to wear".

3. Do you consider yourself a good driver?

No, I don't have a lisence, so...

4. If you won Powerball, what would be the first thing you spent it on?

I guess that's a lottery.

Buy a cottage in Scotland or between coast and hills.

5. How much of the Olympics have you watched? Why?

Lots!! It was my kind of vacation.

6. Have you ever changed your appearance because of a random happenstance?

Wjat do you mean?

7. Do you consider yourself attractive?

I don't look bad for my age. Haven't said that anytime before, so...

8. If you started your own religion, what would it be like?

Buddhism, but with equal roles for men and women... but maybe there's no need, because a lot is changing already.

9. Have you ever given up too easily in the game of love?

Yes. And what a shame, I say now.


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He wants to move too!

So my daughter started her preparations for her balletclasses.
Her new pointes need to fit well and that can only be when they are used well.
The floor of her bedroom is perfect to exercise.
She uses the bunkbed as a firm hold, so she positions her feet well.
It's nice to hear her busy.
The music made even me go through the moves again.
I might not be an example of utter grace anymore, but I still know it all.

The funny thing is that even our autistic son feels inspired by the music and today he said he started using his Wii again.
But, he told us, he was a bit bored with the games he already has. He wanted the zumba work out. I was truly amazed, but when he said he'd spoken the girls and they together could have a daily work out, I understood his wishes.

He's kind of lazy, but he values company.
I'm sure the girls love the zumba moves and have told him just what he wanted to hear.
I bet they have been dreaming about a zumba party.
Well, I don't mind something like that.
Let's have fun moving!
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Preparing for ballet

friday next week one of the girls has to fetch her books at school, which means the vacation is over.
We realised this with a shock.
This has been such a strange summer, due to the weather, the olympics and maybe even the positive results of the final exams of the other girl.

Well. we started preparations for the next schoolyear.
As it's just over half a year towards the important auditions for the ballet academy we had a good talk about what to do and ended up in the balletshop in town.

It was early in the morning and the sounds were special as the sounds in large cities are early in the morning.
This time the shopowner didn't try to sell stuff that didn't fit.
She greeted me like old balletcollegues greet each other, so I gues the gossipcircle has closed. LOL! In the end we former balletdancers know each other quite well, but faces have changed. And body sizes. LOL!

My daughter bought her pointes and balletwear. She found nice suits in the sales corner and her sister found one too.

So we had suits for 50%, pointes with a 10% discount and when the final bill was made we got another 5% on it.
Can't tell you how happy we were!!

Now we have to find two laptops. 2!!!!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

The best defense

We've got two girls at an age that they bicycle through town later in the evening and during darkness in the winter and I worry about their safety.

Most of the time we're able to arrange something, like their brother fetching them by car, or another one bicycling with them.

When they come from balletlessons sometimes a mother takes them with her and her daughter, so that's safe too. In return we take their daughters with us too.

Going by bus is not an option. The waitingtime at the Central Station is 30 minutes in the evening. Far too long.

Some parents say we have to give them more freedom and a mobile phone.
Our girls don't think we're limiting their freedom at all. They can go anywhere they want as long as they take care of their safety.
Like us they laugh when parents say a phone is a sufficient guarantee.
'When a rapist attacks, just ask him to wait for a bit and call mom and dad to ask if it's permitted, or ask him to wait untill the emergency services are called."
That says enough, doesn't it?

In the rare circumstances that one of them needs to go and can't find someone to accompany her, we think safety-measurements should be taken.
It's important to have something that surprises an attacker and takes care of him in such a way that the action doesn't bounce back and hurts our daughter.

I think a defense spray is the best option, if it's allowed by law.
Pepperspray is best, but it's not legal everywhere.

I wonder if it's forbidden to carry an empty can and threaten with it.
The best sprays are decorated in such a way that they can easily recognised and most people are informed well enough to fear the effects.
Well, the kids always have hairspray with them. It smells so bad that they won't use it for themselves. It's breathtaking.
They've trained themselves to call: "pepperspray, pepperspray", so people who will be confronted with the can will get the freight of their lives.
We hope...








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A place to live -- filling files

This week i went with my autistic son to, what might be, his new home.
He really wants to go there, so he even agreed to go by bus. Wow!

We were introdoced to the second home-leader, a very nice and cheerful lady who was very pregnant. She was accompanied by a very nice student.

We made a list of what my son still has to learn, what he might be able to manage on his own but what needs to be supervised and which things he thinks he can do all alone.
I think it was a quite positive image which was createdm as he doesn't do a lot of those things at home.

But with the other boys I've been surprised, so let's see what happens.
People can do miracles with themselves, so let's hope he's one of them.
Otherwise they ask for a new indication, as it's called and with that he can move to a more assisted living facility.

I'm very happy with this, but I'm worried about the paperwork.

We've been in the system for 6 months already and nothing happened due to a mistake of the case manager.
Now things are moving again the psychiatrist wants to go through the diagnostic process again. Completely!!

As changed to the system will be indtruduced at jan 1, we have to move him into the home before dec 31.

I wonder if we'll manage.

Still so many files to fill...

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Collecting charms

Not many people know I've got a very nice bracelet with lots of charms.

I think I was about 7 years old when I got the silver bracelet, with a little mill, and a silver wooden shoe.
Collecting charms in a time that internet didn't exist meant asking them for a birthday and looking for them during the summer vacation.

Ofcourse there were enough low quality charms on the market, but the real silver ones with a stamp where very hard to find.
I managed to add a seahorse to the collection when I was 8 or 9, and I remember how happy I was.
Sometimes I wonder if children at that age experience the same depth of emotion like I did.

When internet was introduced into our home I didn't think of trying to find charms and beads on the world wide web, until I came across them.

Now I know where to find pandora charms, the best ones.

My dream is to have the London bus charm added to my bracelet, and the Big Ben.
And when they are even on the market: a thatched cottage.

Last year I found a lovely hedgehog, with matching earplugs.

Oh and in case you wonder: the girls have started a collection too.
Isn't that nice?
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Enjoying the Olympics

I'm enjoying the Olympics very, very much.
Wish I had a place to stay. I would go to London immediately.

The presenters on TV started again to moan about winning silver in words like: we lost gold.
There were a lot of comments on that on Twitter and other social media and now it's much more pleasant to watch the Dutch TV.
Ofcourse those sportspeople want to win gold.
And ofcourse they do their utter best to get it.
But they compete with the best and one can't always win.

So winning a medal is always winning.

The presenters are a lot more positive now. Listening to what the sporters say.
And most are completely happpy with what they have done, even if that meant no medal.
The Olympics is not only about competing with others, but also about competing with yourself.

I'm very proud of the people who are at the olympics.
Sometimes I even forget from which country they are, because watching them is so interesting.

Thanks a lot!!

Thanks thanks all!

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere



1. Do you ever feel like you are nowhere?

In a way, yes. I'm still not living where I want.

2. Do you keep your cool no matter what is going on around you?

Most of the time, yes.

3. Do you feel that career should be more important than your love life?

No, but when you've got no love life just go ahead with your carreer.

4. In what way do you feel that you are unique?

Everybody is unique in his or her own way.
I'm still trying t change the world. Most people of my age have learned not to.

5. Do you feel that there is a part of you that you need to hide from most people?

It's not a conscious decision, but some people think I'm a very firm woman. I don't change their views.

6. Have you ever held on to a relationship even though you truly knew it was already over?

Yep.

7. Would you say that you are a winner in this game of life?

Haha...none can win.

8. Can you tell us about a time when you were broke and yet still happy?

I've never had much money.

9. Do you think staying celibate between relationships important?

I don't mind what others do, just stay healthy.



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Friday, August 3, 2012

A lot to do



I'm working hard to get the new edition of the printed paper ready for printing.
We've rearranged the office and after initial complaints, everybody agrees it's better than it was.

As we work with a zero budget it's annoying that furniture grows old and breaks down.

I was able to get a desk and office chair, but when I was about to fetch it the guy said he had given it to someone else.
I was very annoyed.
It's not the way I deal with people and I don't expect others to deal with me that way.

I wanted to interview people, but the whole toen seems to be somewhere else on vacation.

No problem though, it's a special for students and those years are still rather fresh on my mind.

The weather is terrible, with now and then a nice day in between.
We've had a ot of rain...oh and rain...

So plenty of time to write and think.
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