Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For former and present entrecard members

No need to get out of touch with your former entrecard friends.

Because a new group is created

for former entrecard members

and you can become a member by sending an empty mail to:

Click the logo to go to the site of Entrewas.

See you there!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Not Suzy Homemaker

Participating in a meme is not alone sharing reactions to the same subject or questions with others, it's also a big surprise who will comment.

Last saturday the meme "saturday 9" had the theme: "thunking on a saturday".

The first commenter was Carielle from:

BWS tips button

Her blog is a mix of recipes, memes and other blogposts.
On top today a lovely post about her little daughter who's developing fast from a baby into a very active toddler.

The way Carielle writes about the process reflect the love for her daughter and the intense joy she experiences in seeing such a little one discover movements and social games.

The blog not even half a year old, but it's very promissing.
I'm looking forward to future posts.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good, True and Beautiful

Yesterday a whole swarm of fruitflies invaded our kitchen.
I was just about ready to hang another curtain in front of the door to keep the bugs out when they saw their chance.
And you know, when they are in the house, you might as well give in, feed them and raise their kids. Ugh!

I cleaned the kitchen thoroughly...again... put all edible things in boxes, took care the boxes were clean on the outside too and sat down with a cup of coffee, all red and not happy with the weather.

Time for a meme.

So I sat down, wrote my post about organising the new schoolyear, and had a quick look through all the submissions of the enormous amount of participants.

My eye was caught by a post of Sharon, who worte about a way to get rid of...yep...fruitflies.

So off to her blog I went.

It's called: Good, True and Beautiful and it's fun, inspirational and a good place to be.

While grasping the apple vinegar, I smiled, because she makes croutons the same way as I do.
Her blog is a mix of posts which bring a smile to each mother's face (Oh yes, I remember shopping with 2 children.... imagine with 6 little ones. LOL!), post which are informative and post to make life less of a financial burden. (Sorry for the clever hiding words...but I don't want Google to outrank me below zero.)

With other words, a blog that should be on your blogroll.

Thanks Sharon, for your blog and the good tip against fruitflies. It works!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inconsequential Logic

After I put a blogpost online about the terrible behaviour of a family member after my brother in law died, Blog Queen from Inconsequential Logic wrote the first reaction, thus deserving a mention at this blog.

I landed on her blog at a post called: Remember when...
The photo took me straight into my childhood.
I loved watching TV like that and one could see as many legs at the home of a friend.
They had 4 girls and 2 or three boys, a huge livingroom and a dog like a cow I wasn't afraid of.

Each week we gathered to see a talent hunt show for children.
It wasn't as rude as idols and all the other shows where people are send away like dirt.
Eacxh performance, however awful, was praised to a certain extend, so none would leave without ill feelings.
But the winner...well..he or she got the honor and was famous for a week.

Ofcourse we had our own daydreams.

One of us made it come true and she's one of the best actresses of our country.

Well, I can advice you to take your time and enjoy the blog of Blog Queen. Enjoy!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Becca's sites

There are days I'm just too tired to blog, but it's like with dinner, there's always something to enjoy. So I'll answer a meme or surf around. (When my computer works properly, that is.)

Becca commented first at one of the memes.
She shared my feeling that friendship with people online is a real friendship.

I'm happy that Becca found me and I found her.
One of her site contains a huge list of contests and give-aways, called Becca's List of Contests.
Need I say more??

Her other site: Becca's Backyard is the place to be to read the answers to a great variety of memes.

On top today some quotes of Janice Dickinson, the biglipped self declaired first supermodel.
Well in my eyes she's nothing more than a bad dramatical act, but I don't want to offend anyone with my opinion.

At Becca's Backyard you can also follow her experiences with moving.
I hope all her dreams come true.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A special give-away for my followers & entrecard and twitter friends

We've had such a hectic time the past months.
I couldn't keep up with everything, but I'm trying to make up for it with the help of a dear fellow blogger.

Just click the graphic and read the post, and I hope you'll participate.

new entrecard team - woohoo!

The new entrecard team is a relief!!

Entrecard has been sold to Ziprunner and their first huge decision is to stop with paid ads.

They'll also paying back EC's, but only for who comes first.
Well, I was too late.
So no donation to the autism fund.

That's a pity.

But I'm glad we're with a new listening team.

Thank you!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grace made chocolate chip cookies.

Finally some time again!

Michael Buckholtz realized his 30 days of hunger strike and is adjusting slowly to food again.
I was amazed that so few people commented on his hunger strike and wrote a post: Do you care? Or not?

The first who commented was Grace from We live to tell God's Amazing Grace.
The blog is a mix of payed posts and personal experiences. She's from the Philippines, but lives in the USA.

The post on top is one that makes me crave for chocolate chip cookies.
Grace baked a whole tray and made a photo.
Such a pity we can't smell and taste.
I'm sure they were go-o-o-od!

Thank you Grace for commenting!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The only one

I was dropping around, but got annoyed by the same ad over and over again.
It was like in the early days of paid ads at entrecard.
Just two of the same ads.

Felt I was the only one dropping at entrecard, so stopped doing so.

Have a happy weekend!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

to a comment from Jeremae on autism and school and short blogreview

As a mom of 4 autistic boys I meet all sorts of people.
I don't always blog about them, but sometimes my emotions need a blogpost.

One of the most recent walking disasters was described in Dealing with autism - the right persons needed.

Jeremae from Reviews and Resources was the first person to comment.

She wrote that her cousin was send to a normal school.
I’m glad he’s able to deal with that.
Many autistic children can’t.

She said the reason he was send there was so he wouldn’t think he’s different.

Being a mom of kids with autism, I know they are different and they need to learn as well as possible to deal with the challenges of society.
When his mom and family won’t accept him the way he is, how can he ever learn to accept himself?

Just a thought.

Jeremae's site is rather new.
19 posts in three months.
The blog is meant to be a review blog for herself, with views on all sorts of subjects.

We're waiting for more.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Free for download

Please don't hotlink, because you'll bring my site down.
And you'll end up with an empty space or an awkward picture,
because I'm changing the name of this graphic
on a regular basis.

So please dowload it to your computer
and upload it to your site.
Thank you.

requests welcome.

More info:
here and here

Driven to Distraction

Memes are great to get to know others a bit better.
Saturday 9 is one of them and last saturday I participated ofcourse.

The first comment was from Nurseexec from Driven to Extraction.

We share our love for asparagus, that's clear.
Florida is just too far away to invite her to share some fresh asparagus here in the traditional Dutch way.

Those who like memes will certainly have a great time at her site, reading her answers and ofcourse some other posts in between.

She's also keeping another blog, but I'll focus on that another time.

Happy easter!

Happy Easter!

Eastertime is a time of traditions for many.

For us it was a revival of searching eggs.

My autistic son wanted to hide them and so he went into the garden with chocolate eggs and put them everywhere.

To be honest: he had the most fun.

We thought we'd found them all, but later in the afternoon (hopefully) the last was found between some plants.

Our easterdinner was simple.
The cook (not me) forgot to cook the eggs. LOL!

So this time we ate the chicken; with broccoli, lettuce and potatoes.

We had a very quiet day.
I guess everyone was still tired from going to bed too late because of the bad weather.

How was your day?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

call for a strike of entrecard droppers

To show the importance of droppers for the entrecard system.
To show we're no second rate entrecarders.
To show we want to have complete control over our own site.
To get equal respect for EC and money paid advertisers.
To prevent the decay of the system.

Don't link, but download the graphic(s) to your computer and upload them to your own site.
Thank you.

And when you want one of these on your site: go ahead:

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm fooled by entrecard

An agreement is an agreement, isn't it?

So when I'm told I won't have advertisements on my site without my approval, I won't have them.

When I'm dealing with someone or some organization that is trustworthy I can rely on that agreement.

Then tell me which entrecard is displayed here:

I'm not against the blog. Not at all. I think it's a very nice one and interesting too.
But it's about the principle.

There's an advertisement on my site that shouldn't be there.
Because the top right one should be seen.

I don't like the way entrecard is dealing with the bloggers who made the system to a success.

It's a complete disgrace.

From topbloggers we've become a kind of second rate bloggers, that's the way how we're treated.

I'm sorry that the blog that was supposed to be the featured entrecardblog wasn't on the widget all day.

And I'm very angry someone agreed with me not to put unapproved squares on my site and did so.
not only on my blog, but on hundreds of blogs.
Just for a little bit of money!!!!!

Well, read more about it here.


Greetje has agreed to use her blog as an experiment on admitting money paid advertisements, so we can see what happens in detail.

Thanks Greetje!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Autism sucks and the blame game

Isn't it great to start autism awareness month with a post about an autism blog?

I don't believe that coincidence rules our lives as much as certain people want to make me believe. Fact is, I'm way behind spreading commentluv on people and their blogs.
Jeannie commented on a post of march 24!!

Her blog has a name that sticks to my mind: Autism sucks.
It's written by a team of autism parents, and all who have children with autism are welcome to write.

Because the posts are real life, and are written very well, I recognize a lot from my own life and the lives of my children.
Take the last post: The blame game.

No week goes by without thinking about the causes of my sons autism.
Which features and characteristics do I share?
Have I done anything wrong in such a way that I contribute to the problem?

Their father is clearly on the autism spectrum too. It's impossible to ignore that.
But do I play a part too?

Like Katrina, who has written "The blame game" I'm very sensitive to light.
I was among the first to wear self-coloring glasses and I remember one of the lecturers telling me to put off my sunglasses or leave.
I left... straight to the medical department to get permission to wear them at university.

Only one of my sons has a good sense for detail, but I pity them all, because I'm the one who observes everything and remembers visual details so well, that I'm still able to describe situations in detail from 40 years ago.
But almost all family members had a great eye for detail. We all grew up as story tellers. Our family history is detailed and needs to be written down before it disappears.

The emotions I had when I realised my oldest son had asperger syndrome (about 18 to 20 years ago) are long gone.
Autism sucks, oh yes it does, but I'm not playing the blame game anymore.
There are days I fail to keep my mind focussed on the needs of the kids and I feel disappointed that my life isn't even 5% of what I want it to be, but I know it's just natural to feel that way.

We don't have therapies and support available like in many other countries.
It's just a good diagnosis and maybe a few sessions of therapy and some meds. That's it.

I've been my kids speech therapist, I've been their behavioral therapist and everything else.
Because of that I haven't been able to have the career that was expected. No pension.
It makes me sad that so many parents have a very hard life, because society isn't aware enough that autism is just as bad as having no legs.
My kids need a psychological wheelchair.

Well, you see the associations the blog "Autism Sucks" raises.

When you don't know anything about autism you'll be able to get insight. When you live with autism you'll sure feel a lot better seeing others are dealing with the same issues like you do.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Symphony of Love

Sometimes in life we're faced with dilemmas.

When I blogged: Should we cling on to luxury beauty ideals? Braces or not?, one of the girls and I were trying to find out how we thought about the way the orthodontist almost forced her to get fixed braces. Something was withholding us, and that day we were aware that talking about braces in a time of recession isn't quite right when you're not experiencing physical problems.
We decided the money was far better spent on other things, like lifesaving treatment for babies.

The first comment was from Symphony of Love and even though I don't know the commenter, the kindness I've found in her blog radiated through her comment.

Symphony of Love is written in Singapore, but the subjects she blogs about are close to my heart.
When reading I feel that people all over the world are connected and the world will be a better place when we all give our best.

The quotations that are used in the blog are very inspiring, and it's well worth to join the mailinglist and get a love quote in the mail each day.
And maybe you want to download Symphony of Love: a Pictorial eBook of Love Quotations.
It's such a lovely gift for each and everyone of us.

When you click the links under the header you'll find out how the idea of the eBook was born.

The archives reach back to 2006, so there's enough to read and learn. But most of all there's a lot to keep with you to think about.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm on Twitter

Because Today leaves entrecard users in the cold, I decided to go to Twitter, so there's an extra and easy way to stay in contact with the friends I've made the past months.

I don't join networking sites often, because they're highly addictive and the contacts are swift and superficial.

What made me chose twitter and not another networking site was...don't laugh, the news last week that medical students were able to follow surgery on twitter.
I'm always happy to find some extra education, so....

You can find me here:

See ya!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Welcome to the planet of Alicia

Until about 5 years ago I was able to remember almost all dreams.
But now I'm in 99% of the nights not even able to touch the feeling I had during a dream.

This week I was surprised by a very colourful dream, and I remembered it well.
Not long after writing it down I got a reaction from a collegue psychologist and autism-mom at the other side of the world.

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) from Welcome to my Planet.

I think you should visit her blog.
You're already told you're welcome, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Alicia has a great way of observing her life and the way she writes about it, full of smiles and humor, makes me want more. Far more.

I'm not going to tell you more, because you have to read her blog firsthand.

She wants to be a writer. All I can do is encourage that full heartedly.
Have a go at it, girl!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beading and beads

When I was at high school my best friend was a very creative and original person.
We shared a lot of hobbies. From music and singing to making our own clothes and accessories.

We even made our own beads, which we used on dresses, bags and everything else that could deal with a bead.
Even our studybooks had a ribbon with a bead as a marker.

Some of the beads we made ourselves.
Papier maché was perfect, because it was easily made and didn't cost a penny.
The sticks were we made the beads on were given to us by her grandmom, the glue was always available in the shed, either at her place or at mine.
My father gave us the paint we needed.

I want to make beads like that again with my daughters.
The glue is on the table right now.

I'm on internet now quite some years, but only the last year I landed on sites where people show glassbeads.

Hours and hours I've spend admiring what they've made themselves.

Some are real artists. They make art in the purest form and their beads are one of a kind, so a precious possession for everyone who has one.

Because I won a bead in a contest I am one of the lucky ones.

Unwrapping the bead made me travel through time and it was like my fried was beside me, telling what I could do with the little colourful item.

Because I have more access to additional beading items than I had when I was young, I've made myself a very nice pendant which I either wear in a coloured leather string, or a silver chain.

Life goes in circles.

How Happy I am that this circle is closing.

I wish my friend could be here to see it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sedruola Maruska's Yarn Obsession

When I wrote "To stop to drop? Quality sites or quality time." I soon realised I was not alone with my thoughts.

Sedie from Sedruola Maruska's Yarn Obsession commented first.

I noticed her blog a while ago while surfing.
One of my sons was using my fingerless gloves I'd put aside for bagpiping outside, so the fingerless gloves Sedie made in a lovely fuchsia color caught my eyes immediately.

Sedie taught herself how to crochet.
Now she's able to make the most wonderful items, including neckwarmers which are one of a kind.
Because she ships all over the world her blog got my full attention.

When you love to work with yarn, or you want to wear something special, you sure should visit her etsy site and her free patterns page.

I'm sure we'll see lots of new items during the next months because Sedie is very creative and talented.

Oh, and don't forget to subscribe for her newsletter which will issue it's first edition in May.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Teena and It's all about me!

Ofcourse I could have taken one of the other posts to create my first item of commentlove, but I just decided to wait who would comment first on my answers to one of the best memes: Manic Monday.

I wasn't surprised to see Teena from It's All About Me! commenting first.
She's a regular and most valued commenter, who always brings a smile from Canada.

Her site is always a pleasure to be.

Teena doesn't only love to participate in memes, but she also writes lovely lightfooted posts and serious bookreviews.

Her musical review about Married Alive! made me want to see the performance.
I guess I have to wait until it arrives here.

Before that I'm sure Teena has directed my attention on something else.

Thanks Teena!!!
I'm still working on the layout...

Welcome to Blogback Time


The way everything is prone to commercialising these days made me think about a way to thank the visitors to my blogs without third parties making money out of our efforts (mine to write a post and the other to comment.)

So I decided to do something completely different than putting my commenters in the sideline.
They're more worth than a name.

So here I go.

First commenters to a post are secured of being mentioned here, either with a description of their blog, or about a post they've written.

My frequent commenters will be surprised once in a while.

Here you'll also find what caught my attention on internet.

You won't find copied texts, so those who are celebrating with a tremendous amount of texts and links to their sponsors...I'm sorry. (Google doesn't like copies anyway.)

Nor is this blog meant to advertise for commercial sites.
I think it's only reasonable that you pay for an advert.

And now it's blogback time!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

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