Me-time


I like the new ‘backstage’ look of wordpress! I really do! It’s neat and compact and gives you a nice overview and reduces frantic back-and-forth clicking of tabs etc to a major extent. A+ for the designers and crew!

What I also notice now is that my ‘About’ page gets the most clicks of all my posts (not that I have such a huge following already, teehee) but there’s hardly anything to see as I never know what to talk about when it’s about myself. Well, I did a bit of work there, so there’s a little bit to read about me. Go and have a look. Not that you will find anything that you didn’t know already, probably, but still, the page hasn’t got that empty look anymore :D

It’s December already! How time flies when you’re having fun – or not even. I thought of putting up an advent calendar, with something to come back to every day, mostly for myself. Ha! Yesterday zoomed by and I didn’t even make the starting line. Tsss… So I need to find two things for today. But what?

The last days I’ve kept busy with Bebo and learned how to make a skin. I’ve got a pretty thick skin already, but this is one with a tiger on top :lol: I’m trying to make a forum (didn’t have that yet on the net) but need to learn phpBB for that – not easy, so it’s a lot of hit and miss. I’m certainly not satisfied with it yet :P

And all the while my net connection is playing up. Especially the girls are not happy with it, as it plays havoc with their social life (aka msn and netlog ;) ), so I’m off to have a stern talk with the guys of Telenet. They keep fobbing me off with a computer voice (I hate computer voices!!) or otherwise they say it’s my router. It is not. I updated the firmware, so it should be running like the wind. Instead of that I get a cranky old firefly that keeps blinking on and off :evil:

Something needs to be done. Now where is that whip?


Caution

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

*sigh*
It’s there, we’ve reached a half-century. The neighbours snuck the warning sign in this morning. Proceed with caution! :D

Trying to decide what music to have for my Birthday Bash on the 26th (birthday is on the 25th, but we want to make sure we actually make the day ;) ) and I think I’ve decided on the intro: Iron Maiden’s the Number of the Beast. My kids are going so not approve of my choice of music *Mwuahahaha*

Alright, I won’t be 666, but be honest, half a century is a beastly number too, isn’t it?

Run to the hills!


11-Red, green, white

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

I had invited the neighbour across for a cup of tea as it was her first day of her holiday, but her kids were watching a movie so she was shooed out, poor thing ;) While I was putting the tea things out, the white cat – don’t know her name, but she’s bold as brass – didn’t move an inch.

She’s the cat of the back neighbours (diagonally) and I have to keep a very wary eye on her, as she’s always spying on the fish. It could be her colouring of course, but I think she’s got a rather snooty expression (a bit like her owner really ;) )

It’s funny how a lot of the neighbourhood cats like to come and snooze in our garden, maybe there is a certain ‘ambiance’ they like?

There’s no love lost between Oki and this cat. The moment she noticed that cat was in the garden, she chased her out…


10-Dinner for two

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Hey! Being without the kids gives me the opportunity to indulge in food I like, and being the unselfish soul I am, I also gave Oki a new brand of food – which went down a treat as you can see :D

Anyone interested in a three minutes long video of her purring, smacking and crunching? ;)

I think I’ll keep it for the kids when they’re back home :)

I’ve been messing around for hours here now as I wanted to add a Blogrolling widget.  No problems with the blogrolling, but as WordPress doesn’t accept Javascript, I wanted to add it as an RSS feed widget.  Ha!  It seems they’re not too happy with that either – error after error – or displaying the rss I deleted, re-edited and re-posted :evil:

I also added a flagcounter – a bit of a fancy way of seeing where my visitors come from – if there are any, there’s only me and a Canadian been here it seems :(  

*makes note to find a way of promoting herself*

Maybe I better let it rest for a while and go do something useful, like clean the kitchen :P

I still need to find something for my daily pic too…


Bloody big job!

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

Date and Time on this pic: 2008:07:27 12:23:05

That’s when I started to clean the turtles’s aquarium…

I finished then: 2008:07:27 14:48:02

2 hours and a half that takes!! But they were grateful – I think – but even more so when I gave them a few grey shrimps. Kiki even took one out of my fingers, Seppe was a bit more snappy, I had to be quick to keep my fingers. I have a rather amusing small video of them fighting over a shrimp, but Flickr doesn’t allow me to upload it (it’s 5MB too heavy) and Youtube takes forever – ooh, I will give it another try – I just trawled through their help files and it seems Youtube’s new multi-uploader doesn’t like Firefox3. Actually, I haven’t checked yet if WordPress gives you an opportunity to upload vids…  Ooh, there is an icon here that allows it – but how long will it take?  I can always give it a try…

Ah, ok – you have to give a url to youtube or google thingie – d’oh!  Well, a bit of patience then – watch this space :D

Well – that took a while, but here it is:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JBFLns8t7o]

And after all that hard work I deserved a treat! The icecream van – the good one, the one that goes ‘tingtingting’ and not the one with the annoying jingle jangle – came round just when everything was done. I asked for lots of cream – and well, my wish was granted :D
Dingenious or what?

Quarter to midnight – just in time to post this still on Sunday – the uploader is still uploading – we will see tomorrow…  Time for bed, Oki has been throwing me meaningful looks for a while already…


Terraske thuis

Originally uploaded by Reinhilde.

It’s too hot in the garden – I know, it’s always something about the weather – so we took our chairs and a table to the front and had some coffee and biscuits in the street. Youngest of the neighbour’s kids was happy – now she could ride her bike too. In no time about 4 bikes, a scooter, her truck, 2 walkbikes, a skipping rope and pavement chalk was all dotted around. Luckily the car drivers in our estate know they have to drive (very) slowly during the summer holidays, so we had time to pull her stuff out of their pathway.

This is what holidays should be – niks moet, alles kan (nothing has to, everything can be) :)

and fell for the Lolkatz meme… I wonder what the kids will think of it :D

my first try-outs – just give me your thoughts ;)

lolkatz in 't vlaams Lolkatz

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