Thursday, July 26, 2007

TT #50: reasons for not blogging


Thirteen reasons why I didn't blog since last week's TT
Hello, did you miss me? ;-)

  • Last Saturday I received "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". I'm trying hard not to read or hear spoilers, because I'm not done with it yet. I finished Book 6 the same day I got it. Hmmm, must have been busy this past week...
  • Yesterday evening (or better yet, this evening: when I post this TT, it's still Wednesday for me although technically it's Thursday...) the Witchy Girls met on the beach in The Hague for an Inner Journey.
  • I've got a new "toy": a new digital camera! I now have the Canon Digital Ixus 70, a g-r-e-a-t camera!!! I'm busy exploring all the features and looking at the pictures I'm making with 7.1 Megapixels. I'm harassing Ron, my pets and everyone that comes close to me by making pics all the time. I'm so enjoying myself!!
  • The mother of a dear friend of us has passed away after a short but heavy illness (cancer). Thursday (tomorrow / today) is the cremation service in Nijmegen and of course we'll be there to pay our respects.
  • Ron's mobile phone crashed and was beyond repair. He has a new phone (Nokia N95) with a new subscription and a new number, so we had to inform everyone about the change of number.
  • Two friends are going to live together and bought a beautiful house in Nieuwegein. We have been there Saturday during the day; Ron helped lay laminate in the living room.
  • We've been busy shopping, running errands, helping others, cleaning the house, and lots more!
  • Gaialynn had to undergo another operation on her breasts, because the first one (July 4th) had caused severe complications. Everything has gone much better now and she's okay but has pain of course. She is at home.
  • I've slept a lot, because I'm very tired these days. Stress and being busy doesn't help much there... I have to take my rest to be able to do the things I have and want to do.
  • This coming weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Ron and I are going to the Anno Domini 1407 Festival in Luxemburg City. It's a medieval market throughout the town. We'll go there with a group of 8 friends (us included).
  • Beemertje isn't developping as he/she should. Monique's pregnancy hasn't been easy all along, but today (at 22 weeks) she has to have amniocentesis. There was blood in her amniotic fluid and the little head seems to grow less than the rest of the baby's body. The results can vary from nothing serious to something a lot worse.
  • I haven't been on the computer as much as I normally am. When I finally found the time, I had to handle a lot of mails, messages, etc. I have been logging into my Google Reader from time to time, but didn't comment much.
  • Did I mention I've been busy? I won't have a lot of time today to visit your TT's but I'll do it for sure, even if it has to be after we come back from Luxemburg!

Please, think of our friends in need and /or burn a candle, pray, send positive vibes, etc. Thanks!


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  1. Looks like pretty good reasons to me! Happy T13!

    Air Force Wife

  2. So sorry about your friend's mom. That's reason enough right there! And best of luck to the baby ...

  3. I wanted to avoid Deathly Hallows spoilers, too. I just stayed completely off the internet til I finished.

  4. Well.....that's excusable. Good reasons.
    My T13 is up too.

  5. I'm sorry about the passing of your friend's mom. I also pray that the amniocentesis reveals nothing seriously wrong with the baby!

    Hope your next TT is happier!

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  7. Sounds like you have alot on your plate -- take the time you need to see yourself and your friends thru some tough times.
    Sending lots of support --

  8. Anonymous26/7/07 01:39

    Those are the best reasons ever for not blogging. I envy you your medieval market. We have a yearly "medieval faire" in my Florida hometown isn't exactly authentic....

  9. to have you back. Happy TT!

  10. Wow, you are very busy. You try to get some rest and enjoy your upcoming weekend trip. It sounds like grand fun. Have a great TT. :)

  11. Anonymous26/7/07 03:25

    You have been busy! :) I think everyone needs to take a blog break from time to time. Hope your weekend is relaxing! :)

  12. Wow, you have been busy! Have a great trip!

  13. Anonymous26/7/07 05:28

    Harry Potter. Enough said!

    Happy TT!

  14. Yes, I missed you :) But I already guessed you were reading and being your busy self.
    Enjoy the rest of the book, shopping and friends.
    Take care at the cremation, and I hope the pregnancy will work out fine.
    BTW, are you going to castlefest?

  15. I think those are 50 good reasons not to blog for a week. I'm sorry about your friends mom. Having cancer is a pretty wicked journey. I got my HP book Saturday. I'm tying to clear a path in my life so I can read it undisturbed. Have a good week.

  16. What a week of ups and downs. I'm glad for the happy ones and sad to hear about the downs.

  17. I do hope the baby is OK. Enjoy your trip to Luxembourg. My TT is up, it's about Rubies.

  18. Goodness gracious! What a long week! I'm so sorry for your friends loss of her mother and I hope that Beemertje is all right!

  19. To your dear friend who is having a scary pregnancy. 1. There is a wonderful group called: Sidelines. It is a phone or e-mail support group for women with tough pregnancies. It's free. they saved my sanity when I was on bedrest, twice.

    2. Been through three terrifying pregnancies now. In one of them, my son passed. Just be there for your friend. A lot of people won't be. You'll will be surprised at who dissapeers.

    3. I don't know if she is of your religios bent, but we did a blessingway while I was very scared I was going to lose Herne. It was wonderful and life affirming. It helped me cope. I would be happy to share mine with you, if you wish. My e-mail is below.

  20. Anonymous26/7/07 16:14

    Excuses...Excuses... I had to come say hello and happy 13 Thursday because your name is Tinkerbell and I have a little of her fairy dust at my site today.

  21. I've been play Harry Potter catch up before I read the last book but I should be ready for it in a day or two..

  22. Now that is one busy week. I totally understand. Happy Thursday or is is Happy Friday? :o)

  23. You've certainly been busy. I'm sorry about your friend's mom. Hope you get to relax and finish Deathly Hallows.

  24. Busy, busy, busy, huh?! Well, its good to see you posting again (even if it *is* just to make excuses! LoL)

    Hope you are finding less stress in your day, today!

  25. Anonymous26/7/07 18:25

    That Anno Domini 1407 thing sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to be able to attend something like that! Prayers on their way to you and yours.

  26. Hi Tink!

    I think sometimes it's very good for us to change patterns and if that means we don't blog or use the computer for a few days etc...I think it shakes us up and gets us thinking in new ways.

    I hope you are having lots of fun reading.

    If you get a chance here is my TT list...I've tried to keep it shrt this week and simplify.

    It's hard in this season to get blogging anyways isn't it?


  27. Hehehe! I got my copy of Harry Potter 7 and I read in two days! I just couldn't put it down!

  28. You've been too busy to blog. Ok I'll buy that :-)

  29. we can make plans but sometimes life just has other ideas.

  30. Yay for the new camera!!! It sounds like you've had a busy week.
    Happy TT! :-)

  31. Those are indeed very good reasons for not blogging. I hope your next week is bit more uplifting.

  32. Anonymous27/7/07 04:02

    The medieval market sounds like a wonderful excursion. I hope you'll blog about it.

    I am so sorry to hear about your friends. The one who is pregnant strikes a chord. In my first pregnancy I found out at 17weeks that the baby's head hadn't developed and he was diagnosed with anencephaly. There are no easy decisions when you are delivered such news. I hope it works out for her. Whatver happens, she will need a great deal of love, support and people willing to simply listen.

  33. Its been 3 year so i think those reasons are not valid anymore, lol. New year, new reasons, or should i say resolutions. Juicer


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