Sunday, May 29, 2011

KJ's Alphabet Meme




A is for age: Soon 50! Shocking to see the image in the mirror that doesn't resemble the girl inside......But eh I am healthy.....I should be happy.
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B is for beer of choice:One of the few drinks I don't like.......Only in emergencies with Oriental food, when there really is no wine...........  
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C is for career: After a lot of jobs I started flying for KLM 26 years ago. I am a senior purser now and still enjoying my job just as much as when I started (had a few dips....) so I consider myself very lucky in this aspect!

D is for favorite Drink: Wine!! Red, white, rosé..............If there would be a green or blue one I would probably like it also :-P

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E is for Essential item(s) you use everyday: Yes lipstick, never leave home without it, unless I am on my way to the dentist. If I forget to bring one I buy one along the way...... I have loads of them.
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F is for Favorite song at the moment: Songs by Ashana. She has a voice like clear water. So soothing.....
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H is for How About Whatever Favorite I Choose:Colors. They are very important in my live. I don't have a real favorite color I love them all although I wouldn't buy clothes in yellow, but I do love gold and the sun which are yellow to me too. I love the colors from indigo to orange in the color wheel the  most at this moment, like purple violet and red, but I also love to wear turquoise and white. You see I can't really answer this one :)

G is for favorite Game: I love games. I love to play tennis, which I consider a game and not sport of exercise (although they are....) I love boardgames but not chess and checkers, too much thinking for me......I love games like Carcassone. I use to love games on the PC . I was addicted to commander Keen for a while.........Loved the Disney's Dinosaurs game .

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I is for Instruments played: I played the organ :( Thought it was stupid I wanted to learn the accordeon, but no way I could choose myself.......I still want to learn that or to play the piano.
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J is for favorite Juice: Fresh squeezed orange juice.
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K is for Kids:I have 2 wonderful boys, 2 lovely dogs, 5 cats and 2 deer, which are all like children to me as well.
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L is for last kiss: this morning. My DH and I always kiss each other good morning. We kiss a lot over here. Dutch habit to give 3 kisses to friends instead of hugging what is more common in the States and in Sweden. But I really like both. It is good to show friends and loved one that you love them♥ 
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M is for marriage: Yes. 22 years. While writing this I just realized that we totally forgot the occasion 14 days ago. :(
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N is for full Name: Maria Anna Severin Schillings. After marriage I added my husband's name to my own. This was possible because I still have the Swedish nationality. In Sweden you can choose, even your husband can take your name with marriage You have 4 options: either yours or your husbands and both in both ways.
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O is for Overnight hospital stays: One when Lars was born, one when Felix came with a  cesarean one a few when I had both my feet operated 10 years ago (hallux valgus); one when I had an operation last November. I must say I never mind staying in the hospital, it is more the reason why.....
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P is for phobias: I hate to get my feet dirty. I always wear slippers. For the rest I have no real fears. I am not afraid of any animal so I am the one here who has to take all the scary things outside like spiders (which I pick up with my hands, unless to big then I remove them with a glass and a piece of paper) frogs mice etc mostly brought in the house by my beloved cats. I must admit cockroaches are my least favorite and I don't like them in my hotel room, I always leave my light on in the bathroom and pretend they will go to there so I can sleep.
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Q is for quote: "We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want" (Tao Te Ching)
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R is for biggest Regret: I have a few. One will haunt me for the rest of my live, I won't tell anyone, but I am punished for it nearly every day.

S is for sports: I love tennis. Love to play, love to watch.
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T is for Time you wake up: varies, but most of the time I am an early bird.
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U is for color underwear: Black white and nude, depends on what I wear.
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V is for Vegetable you love:I am not a veggie lover unfortunately, but I do love salads.
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W is for Worst Habit:I am disordered, not mentally..........I mean untidy ;)
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X is for X-rays you’ve had: too many to remember the exact number, most of them of my teeth.
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Y is for Yummy food you make: I am not a kitchen princess, but I make a few nice things, like spareribs, quesadillas, and Chinese noodles.
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Z is for Zodiac sign: Cancer.






This meme I found on KJ's blog  She invites you to try your hand at this alphabet challenge.
I thought it was fun. I would love to read your answers :)


Have a nice Sunday ♥♥♥


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Animal Wednesday / In the garden

video

This video I made yesterday in the garden..
Wanted to show you the 3 generations of fish in my pond but only the big ones are to be seen in the video.
When walking around there are always some pets in the garden. I am blessed to have these sweet animals, What would I do or be without them?!
The video is made with my phone so not the best of quality. But believe me when you'd give me a high tech HD camcorder I wouldn't do much better...... Somehow I prefer to take pictures.
My DH thought it was a silly video...... :(



HAW
♥♥♥




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Aum Mandala


Mandala made for Lilac Robin :)


In Hindu mythology, 'Aum' has another symbolic meaning: the letter ‘A’ also represents the process of creation, when it is said that all existence issued forth from Brahma's golden nucleus; the letter ‘U’ refers to Vishnu, the god who is said to preserve this world by balancing Brahma on a lotus above himself. The ‘M’ symbolizes the final part of the cycle of existence, when it is said that Vishnu falls asleep and Brahma has to breathe in so that all existing things have to disintegrate and are reduces to their essence to him. This is the ‘M’ of Mahesha, also known as the great god Shiva, whose long period of yoga begins so that the sensual world ceases to exists. Finally, the silence at the end of the mantra symbolizes the period between death and rebirth. One must not forget that this silence is an important part of the mantra.


Have a nice Sunday
♥♥♥





Friday, May 20, 2011

Frida Friday

 Frida was in La-La land as well
 Here's where she finally met Robin
 Frida was happy to be taken on a trip with us
Not afraid of any danger
 At ease with the celebs
 Met Obama
 See LAX in the background?
 Sniffed the ocean breeze
 Pretty women
 Shopped for Chanel (channel) and Gucci (gukki)
 At Rodeo drive
 She fired the comb over 
 Shopped at the Groove
Stopped to smell the (desert) roses
Back in the suitcase home..... Too bad it was over

Hope this answers KJ's Question of where Frida was........
With us sharing the fun in La-La land

click here to see other Frida Adventures

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

This is how our fun weekend began 
 With bubbles and gifts
And a lot of fun 
 Which lasted the whole weekend
 We talked ate and finally raised our glasses
 Our rental car ;)
At the Lido
Wish Gordon Ramsay had done something about the music as well.(don't forget to click on the link here)
 LA , city of famous people..... Who is this?
 On our way to Hollywood..........
 Indeed it was magic

 At Venice beach
 Beverly Hills here we come........
 Click to enlarge and find the Hollywood sign.......
 I found my favorite star on the walk of fame.............(my dad)
 I bought this CD of this soon to be famous rapper. See how he bends over to fit in the picture......
 The Chinese theater..............
 Two ladies having fun and acting as tourists.............
 We walked around in circles and finally found our Starbucks.....
 And the Hollywood sign..............
A view of LA's skyline (Robin's picture)
 Robin escaped the storm in SF and enjoyed the sun in LA with me........
 The market Place and the Groove. Wow it was like little Disneyland........
Ready for our last evening together...... 
 Shhhhhhhh...........
 Heat........
 We stopped to smell the pine trees...................
 Robin ready to go home again.................
 There she goes off to SF...............
(Did it really happen....)

No need to tell you we had a great time hope the pictures show it.
(Tomorrow part 3)

Today I look like a hamster, my face is swollen, my stomach hurts from the medicine but I am in less pain.
I will take it easy until after the weekend, like the doctor prescribed.
I know I am way behind visiting all your blogs, but I will try to catch up with all of you in the next days.

Blogger ate all my comments on the Animal Wednesday post from last week. Did anyone else experience this? What a bummer. I always appreciate all your comments. 
Hope all of you are enjoying your week!
♥♥♥

Thankful Thursday

This is how our fun weekend began 
 With bubbles and gifts
And a lot of fun 
 Which lasted the whole weekend
 We talked ate and finally raised our glasses
 Our rental car ;)
At the Lido
Wish Gordon Ramsay had done something about the music as well.(don't forget to click on the link here)
 La , city of famous people..... Who is this?
 On our way to Hollywood..........
 Indeed it was magic

 At Venice beach
 Beverly Hills here we come........
 Click to enlarge and find the Hollywood sign.......
 I found my favorite star on the walk of fame.............(my dad)
 I bought this CD of this soon to be famous rapper. See how he bends over to fit in the picture......
 The Chinese theater..............
 Two ladies having fun and acting as tourists.............
 We walked around in circles and finally found our Starbucks.....
 And the Hollywood sign..............
A view of LA's skyline (Robin's picture)
 Robin escaped the storm in SF and enjoyed the sun in LA with me........
 The market Place and the Groove. Wow it was like little Disneyland........
Ready for our last evening together...... 
 Shhhhhhhh...........
 Heat........
 We stopped to smell the pine trees...................
 Robin ready to go home again.................
 There she goes off to SF...............
(Did it really happen....)

No need to tell you we had a great time hope the pictures show it.
(Tomorrow part 3)

Today I look like a hamster, my face is swollen, my stomach hurts from the medicine but I am in less pain.
I will take it easy until after the weekend, like the doctor prescribed.
I know I am way behind visiting all your blogs, but I will try to catch up with all of you in the next days.

Blogger ate all my comments on the Animal Wednesday post from last week. Did anyone else experience this? What a bummer. I always appreciate all your comments. 
Hope all of you are enjoying your week!
♥♥♥