Wednesday July 16th, 2014.
only 2 more days school left. Friday they only go to school till 10 am. to pickup their reports, and say goodbye to the teachers & their classmates. i was in a hurry so a really messed up bun this is. after i took them to school i drove to the bakery, on my trusty bike, to get them a lovely treat "sausage rolls". 2 extra because tomorrow they'll be having lunch in school, and the last day lunch in school should be a big fat treat. well fat it is indeed :)
it's my day off, Elles is taking care of business! so i decide i need some mixed media time. i browse through one of my Flow magazines, and special issues. the one "for paperlovers" is my most favorite. all the gems in there <3.
i get my favorite paint plate out, my art journal and decide to upload some pictures, so turn on my imac and my external hard drive... but the imac doesn't recognize my harddrive! what the frig? okay. turning my imac off and on again. no result. it starts, but simply shows no disk on my imac. i'm freaking out a bit. trying it on other computers. nothing. and than suddenly the brick hit me.... i checked my back up disk and i haven't made any backups since after December 2012.... STUPID ME. how can i get so stupid he? well. my imac was having problems, so we decided to put all my files on an external harddrive. that's my working memory now. but since it's laying next to my imac, i kinda 'THOUGHT' it was my backup. how can i be that dumb huh? it's not a backup, IT WAS MY EXTERNAL MEMORY. aarrghh. called Arjan and he calmed me down (all the 2013 & 2014 pics & video's were on there. and my REVLIE. work...). he told me things can be saved usually...
so i pick up my paint, modeling paste and ink and try not to think about the disk. NOT WORKING. that pink elephant is in my room and it keeps staring at me. i create half an art journal and decide to do something else. sometimes it's just not working.
i ate a few home made cheese pretzels and read some ecourses. trying to get my mind on something else by forcing it to read. i'm reading one page like 3 times and still don't know what i've read...
Arjan get's home for lunch and swaps the disk (we have another one) to see if it's the mechanic or the disk that isn't working. i'm pickup up th kids on my bike :)
they were very happy with the sausage rolls and they eat like they haven't eaten in ages. those hungry kids of mine.
we spend the afternoon playing together. playing outside with water. i try to relax about the disk but sometimes you have that feeling it just isn't going to work... Arjan takes the disk to an IT company in our village. they say they can recover the files. i'm sceptic.
we decide to BBQ for dinner. the only thing is, we don't have a BBQ. so we decide to bake the meat as we normally do and just 'eat outside'. we call it BBQ. BBQ Revlie Style :)
i make tszaziki sauce. it's very yummy!
i also make tapenade and it tastes sooo good. only pure ingredients. i love this bite: cucumber, brie cheese and my homemade tapenade. yum yum.
after dinner i read & crochet. Ruben & Arjan are playing soccer and Sanne's looms a lovely ring for me. i adore those rings. but quit frankly, they are not very comfortable at all. i do wear them.
i eat more fruit since i quit sugar. i love nectarines so so much.
we close the evening with continuing our game of monopoly. after taking the kids to bed i work on my blog and webshop but my imac is giving troubles again. that lovely cute rainbow cursor is not what you want to look at for minutes and minutes....
so my last nomination is here. i would love to nominate Danielle Moonen. she's such a sports fanatic, love to see her pure food meals go by on facebook and i would love to see how her days look like!!
thank you so much Marsha for nominating me. it was a fun challenge and i enjoyed every minute of it.
life is good. chasing nectarines.