Monday, September 19, 2011

Cactus Monday / an Oldie

Since I have no new art to show I thought of this reprise after reading Teri's post today.
Still busy time for art.
Hope in October all will be finished and live will be back to normal.
But don't feel sorry for me. I am grateful to feel I have lots of energy again. After a tough half year  I am completely recovered and feeling great again. I am enjoying the process of the renovation. 
Today I worked in my garden.
 Workers came to do work for a pavement.
 I moved all my hydrangeas 
 Moved them over here, together with 6 m³ of soil.
 After replanting I pruned them
here is the pile.....

I am very happy with the results. We were so lucky with the weather today, a lovely sunny day!
 Tomorrow my day will be easier, I will continue to clean up inside here.

Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years ago...............

 These pictures were taken last year
 When Felix and I traveled to New York, Rhode Island and P-town.
 We visited Ground Zero, which was very emotional to me.
 Just across the street there was a fire department 
 and while there a truck came out
of Department 10 
 They lost 6 of their bravest fire fighters
 Time heals all wounds, but it seems this one stays just as it was 10 years ago.
All week  I have looked at several TV specials. I can never watch without pain in my heart and tears in my eyes.
Just 6 of so many heroes, just 6 of too many victims.
After 10 years it is still too much to understand, too much to forgot .
I will remember today the shock of 10 years ago. This changed my live as well. Just like it did of so many people. Please don't let any madness like this ever happen again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Animal Wednesday / Koekie

(Click to enlarge and spot the animal on Wednesday :))

The opening to my corridor of what is to be my new toilet.
In the corridor you can spot Koekie.
No need to tell you this renovation is hard on the animals. But just a few weeks more and all will be over again.
I must say I still like the progress and so far all I could do was just clean every day.
But next week I expect to have lots to do. Cleaning, painting and re-installing. 

And........ I received this award from my best friend Emily!!!!!
Thank you dear. 
I am supposed to nominate one tough chick......but eh I have a few!
Well I know my friend Emily doesn't stick to the rules , so why should I?!

I would love to nominate all my blog friends because they are all special and tough at the right moment, but I would like to highlight just a few whom stand out being tough and brave at this moment:

First of all: Marja, who just had the same operation I had November last year and she is one tough chick! I never hear her complain and she is always worrying more about others than herself!
Please visit her blog and give her your get well wishes :)

2nd: Lo. She found a job and is working her pretty a.. off and doing the best she can. I am very proud of her!!!

3rd: Robin , who has an interview next week and who I admire for staying sweet and positive as always. I hope she gets the job next week!

4th: KJ, for being the best grandma and friend! And for being able to deal with my friend Emily!

5th: Doris, my sweet friend from GA, who takes care of a bunch of stray cats and has to cope with a lot of ignorant people. They killed one of her beloved cats and spread terror in her neighborhood.
She is sure one courageous lady!

Happy Animal Wednesday ♥