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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