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Putting Project Baby to Bed

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See what I did there?  Putting baby to bed… Anyway, yes, this is the post.  That post that we all thought would possibly come someday where I talk about us reaching the end of the road with trying to have children.  Well, here we are at the end of the road.  I probably shouldn’t say it like that, it’s not as though we’ve walked down this road that ends at a cliff where our lives come to an end.  Rather, we’ve come to an intersection where this road ends and it’s time for us to turn in another direction.  Who ... Read More »

Let’s Get Honest – A Question for the Fitness Lovers!

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A friend of mine posted a link the other day on Facebook that got me thinking. The gist of the post was about how he thought about overweight people he sees out running. He speaks to a girl (not sure if she is real or just used as an example for prettier writing) and tells her that he wishes she’d not shy away, that if she would hold her head high and meet his eyes she’d see the pride he has in her.  How great he thinks it is that she is out DOING it.  That she shouldn’t be ashamed ... Read More »

Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Ages ago I read the book We Need to Talk About Kevin and this is what I had to say about it: This book sucked hardcore for the first few chapters and I had to force myself through it. It was long winded and the author appears to go out of her way to use run-on sentences and difficult language. I hate giving up on a book though, and I tend to try to push through them in case there is something better to be found. I’m glad I did with this one, because it got very very good. Once ... Read More »

HDR Mania or Just My Style?

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One of the things that I had on my to do list was to learn to make HDR photos.  A while back I got Photomatix and played around with it to try to teach myself how to do it.  Some of the photos came out really well, others… not so much. For example, I loved this one… On the other hand, this one did absolutely nothing for me… blech. Ugh, I mean it’s okaaaay but not one I’m particularly crazy about.. Granted, when it comes to HDR it’s all ‘overdone’ to some extent, just by doing it at all you ... Read More »

Confessions of a Fat Girl: Fat and Feminine?

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These are my nails, fake ones.  Pretty, aren’t they?  I got them done at Nagelstudio Ellen in Barendrecht and I couldn’t be happier with them. She is awesome, she also took the photos.  Check out the swirlys, cute huh? You may be wondering why I got acrylic nails. I mean, that’s a little lush for a housewife, isn’t it?  A bit extravagant? Maybe even a bit silly?  Not really. They are my gift to myself for continuing to lose weight and get closer to my goals. Something I can have every day to look at, feel pretty and smile.  I ... Read More »

Tagged by Kara

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I had mentioned on my post about the meme from Alison that another friend had tagged me in a different one as well.  It was Kara, my northern friend and weight loss buddy.  She gave me a few questions and apparently I am supposed to come up with a few of my own and pass it on.  I pity the people I choose because I have the whole time I’m writing this to come up with some really silly questions! Now, on to the questions Kara left for me… 1. Where would you like to live once you retire? This ... Read More »

Fishing In The Netherlands

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First, let me apologize if you came here looking for info on fishing in the Netherlands.  I got squat.. nada.  Other than this photo, which I took yesterday during a bike ride near Groene Kruisweg in the south of Rotterdam. I stopped to take a photo when I saw these people fishing, because it looked nice and also because I was curious.  I see people fishing all the time in pretty much every body of water they can find, big or small.  In parks, on canals, in the rivers and ponds.  Absolutely everywhere… I’ve never been one for fishing.  When ... Read More »

Off With Their Shoes!!

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There are a few cultural differences that become glaringly obvious when you move to a new country.  For me, one of of them has been the issue of taking off shoes when you enter someone’s home.  I would make a sweeping statement about how in Canada everyone takes off their shoes when they enter the house, but after the bagged milk thing, I realize not everything is as widely Canadian as I thought.  So I will say, where I come from in Canada, the first thing you do when you walk through the door, is take off your shoes.  I ... Read More »

Phalanges … Dancing Phalanges!

Bones is one of my favorite shows, and in the latest episode Dr. Brennan gets a bit of baby fever.  Watching her try to be maternal and relate to babies is hilarious.   Even more hilarious than than when she tries to relate to adult humans. The whole baby fever thing is something I can totally understand, as my husband and I tried for years to start a family and gave up a while back.   From time to time when I see my friends with their children, I feel like we are really missing out on something and start to question ... Read More »