22 Mar 2008


Today it's Easter Saturday and our garden should look like this

the wheeping willow green and the air soft, the cats playing and flowers shyly coming out. BUT yesterday evening when I opened the windows to let some fresh air in ......

it had snowed !!! We haven't had any snow the whole winter and now at Easter it snows !!

This was the view this morning. The blooming bushes in snow !

Now I and my cats got a nervous breakdown, only Mr. Gattino didn't care because he is scotched to the TV screen and watching Formula 1.

Instead of swallowing pills we showed our depression in another way. Psychology is a mistery !

21 Mar 2008


For other participants go to Kelly Show and tell Friday

This year I didn't have very much work to decorate our living room for Easter. I had bought completely new things last year so I just had to put them up again. There only was one trouble, I had put the baskets away without realizing that there were still real eggs in ! You can imagine the smell which came out of the plastic bag when I opened it ! Now it doesn't smell anymore and here is my Easter decoration :

an overview.

And as usual some items out of my cat collection

Cats are like Russian dolls, you can put them one in the other, some friends gave them to me when they visited us

and these very cute ceramic cats my blogfriend Melli sent to me all the way from Maryland for Christmas.


to all of you !



Given the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?
In the country near the city


Who is the cutest kid you know?
It's grown up by now, it was me !


Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe it when I heard the bell ringing twice and it was the postman !

Main Course

If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise?
All Airlines, I could try them, travel around the world and being payed for it !


What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis?
I don't take chemical stuff I eat fruits !

19 Mar 2008


13 Love Quotes by Kids

1. Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.

2. Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.

3. Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.

4.Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.

5. Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.

6. Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.

7. Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.

8. I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.

9. If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you don't like to play with.

10. Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.

11. Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way.

12. When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.

13. Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.


The Teach tagged me for this nice "Make a wish meme".

Here are the rules:

1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart's desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.

2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below.
3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on the picture.

4. Post the Make A Wish Meme and your wishing star on your blog along with these rules.

5. Tag as many people as you like so that there can be wishing stars all across the Blogosphere and ask them to please link back to Linda at Are We There Yet so that she can see what wishes others have made and share those wishes with others.

and here is my wish !

As usual I tag all those who want to do this meme. But if you have done it, please let me know so that I can see what your wishes are.


Funny Pictures

Funny Pictures

18 Mar 2008


Thirty-two pitched drills descend towards 32 gaping mouths, as white-gowned dentists prepare to get to work.
The "phantom head" room at the UK's newest dental school is not the place for someone who's scared of the dentist. How terrible ! looks like a horror movie ! Don't you have to go to the dentist ??

Pensioner inspired by Red Arrows

Ms Poole's instructors praised her determination
An office worker inspired to take up flying after watching the Red Arrows is thought to have become the oldest woman in the UK to get a pilot's licence. Anne Poole, 65, of Farr, near Inverness, passed the final part of her test in a Piper PA38 Tomahawk.The achievement came after three years of training at Inverness Airport. OK then I have just the right age !

Antagonism rife in the ant world

Anti-social behaviour was revealed by DNA fingerprinting of ant colonies
Ants are renowned for their ability to work together, and put the good of the community ahead of personal concerns. But new research suggests that their colonies are actually hotbeds of devious, selfish and corrupt behaviour. What a dillusion ! Now crimes, terrorists and serial killers also in ants communities ?? What a world !

Japanese company presents underpants which make men loose weight.

A japonese company presented an underpant for men to help them loose weight around their waists without any effort. Ladies ! what are you waiting for ? Go and buy one for your man and he will look like the once on this picture !

Wardens intoxicated with a Cake
Four wardens of a Danish prison had to be hospitalized because they had eaten a cake prepared by the prisonners. The cake was full of drugs. I think this cake tasted very good because they ate it all ! That was a very nice gesture of the prisoners !

There was no picture of the mafia guy so I took this one

A mafia member freed from jail because of obesity
A sicialian court decided to free a prisoner belonging to the mafia because he was too big to fit in an Italian prison cell. Salvatore Ferrante who at 36 put 210 kgs (463 lbs) on the balance was authorized to go home after having been in four different prisons. Wardens had complained that they had to help him undress, dress, help him walking and going to the restroom. So if ever you are arrested put on weight until you don't fit in the cell !

17 Mar 2008



This weeks word : DRINK

When the weather is nice a lot of people like to visit the flea market in Brussels. There is a lot to see and some things which are sold there are really too funny, like false teeth or all kind of frames for glasses. Of course you can also find real antiques.

and usually after a long walk through the stands, everybody looks for a little place on a terrace to have a nice and cool drink.

All kinds of drinks are served here but people mostly drink beer

I had a drink too and when I went to the little place where everybody evacuates his drinks

I found this nice door leading to the women restroom ! (femme = woman)

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Fun Monday this week is hosted by My husband calls me weird. She wants us to write about
"what created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!
2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!"

We don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day and I never heard about green beer either, although I could tell some very ugly beer stories I opted for the first proposition.

We always use to say "I'll kill myself" when one of us wants to change clothes. This remained from one day when we were on holidays at my aunt's in Madison/Wisc. She wanted to take us to Wisconsin Dells to the very beautiful "Indian Show". Our son, 15 at this time, didn't speak english or only a few words and as my aunt didn't speak any french they always spoke german together. But in this language too our son had sometimes a leak of vocabulary. I always remember the scene. He was standing in the middle of the living room barefoot and in shorts and declared : I kill myself now (german word umbringen) we all looked quite dazzled before we realized that he wanted to say : I get changed now (in german umziehen).

From this day on whenever somebody changes clothes in this family he declares "I kill myself"

For those who celebrate St. Patrick's today :

Share a drink with Arthur !

16 Mar 2008


I first read about "Google Reader" on Mrs. Lifecruiser's blog. She wrote that it is a very useful tool to follow up your friends new posts, and recommended it to all of her readers. I didn't really pay attention and thought I am happy with my friend's list in my favourites which I used every day to check if some of my blog friends had published a new post. But then one day by curiosity I wanted to know more about it and see if it is really such a practical thing.

I googled "Google Reader" and read the explanations. It really looked very interesting. It would allow me to know immediately who had written a new post and not loosing my time by checking my whole "favourite" list and open one blog after the other.

I decided to sign in. It wouldn't cost me anything and there was no obligation to use it or not.

When I had signed in I got my "Home" page

Now I only had to put in the links of all my blogfriends I wanted to follow up, what I did here :

and then I suddenly got the list of posts with titles, date and hour when it had been published ! Great ! And when I had opened them they were marked in blue !

I just had to click on the Blog name and I got the whole post on my page. If I wanted to comment I only had to open the blog and proceed as usual.

Now I wonder how I did before. I don't loose time anymore by checking blog by blog. I just look at my list and see what has happened while I wasn't there. It really is a very useful tool ! Some of my friends have it already, I know it because when I have published a post, sometimes a few minutes later I already get the first comment.

Only three of my friends have no "feed" I don't know why, they don't appear in my list.