5 Fact Friday… on a Saturday…

Last week I jumped up and down for having my pictures selected by Shuttersisters.  This week I ended up jumping too, because I found a real gem…  I’m becoming one jumpy lady.

OK, 5 Fact Friday – nr 2

Fact 1 – Too little time, too late to write them down yesterday.  So this is 5FF on a Saturday… Impossible? Maybe, but a fact anyhow.

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Fact 2 – Started Susannah Conway’s Unravelling class.  1st Week already gone – another proof that time travels way too fast. Love the class so far

Fact 3 – The first thing that needed unravelling were our feet.  I made a whole feety-photo-story.  Feel free to meet my feet in their daily life.

For those wondering how the first one was taken without drowning my i-Phone… I put the shower head way down low, and held the phone above the water stream… simple! In fact, i was totally dressed when I took it, and my skirt didn’t even get a splash…

A day in the life of... my feet...in the shower(i-Phone image)

A day in the life of… my feet…in the shower
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A day in the life of... my feet... in the hallway(i-Phone image)

A day in the life of… my feet… in the hallway
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A day in the life of... my feet... in the kitchen(i-Phone image)

A day in the life of… my feet… in the kitchen
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A day in the life of... my feet... in the garden(i-Phone image)

A day in the life of… my feet… in the garden
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Fact 4 – Apartments don’t look – or smell for that matter – good when they haven’t been cleaned or “aired” in 2 whole years….
My son got the keys to his apartment last Monday. And the guy that had lived in it before him, apparently didn’t know that mankind had invented brushes and soap and running water…. Yakky! What a dirty mess he left behind!!
And my 28 year old son admitted: mom comes in “handy” at such moments.
Armed with bleaching water, Dettol, lots (I really mean LOTS) of cloths and sponges… I must have looked like the cleaning lady in hell… turning my son’s apartment into a bright and shining heaven after 3 days of intense scrubbing.
Now my back, my feet, my thighs, my bottom, my hands… and about everything else is hurting, but it’s worth it when I see my son’s bright smile, the shining sink and the first signs of transforming it into his small new home.

My feet... cleaning in my son's apartment.

My feet… cleaning in my son’s apartment.

First signs of my son's presence... turning this place into his new home.

First signs of my son’s presence… turning this place into his new home.

Fact 5 – Second hand stores are dangerous places for me and my wallet.
I went looking for chairs for my son, but stumbled upon the cutest little, portable, antique typewriter.  A real gem!
I couldn’t leave it there, and what’s more, it was smiling at me… so…
At home, first thing I did was inserting a piece of paper and started typing… Didn’t think it would work, but the little thing kept surprising me: its typing is impeccable!
And the click-a-dee-clack of the hammers tapping the paper sounded so familiar.
Like listening to vinyl instead of cd…

Antique typewriter found yesterday - Served as my image for the Jump prompt at Shuttersisters - One Word Project, September 7. (i-Phone image)

Antique typewriter found yesterday – Served as my image for the Jump prompt at Shuttersisters – One Word Project, September 7.
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Have a nice weekend – see you next 5 facts on Friday… or Saturday…

PS: Fact 6…. Do you also sometimes feel like throwing WordPress out of the window?!!%%ggrrr***??  This post took me about 2 1/2 hours to get it posted! The d*** thing just wouldn’t put things in its places, refused to accept notes to the photographs… anyone a good alternative?? (tried Blogger – same story – I guess that as long as you don’t pay for your account, they just keep messing with your blog until you get tired, and pay….)

5 Fact Friday – My first

This is the first time I participate in 5 Fact Friday with Kim Klassen.
I already shared one fact as a comment on Kim’s 5 of this week, so only 4 to go… that should be manageable…

Fact 1 – This week was far too busy with all kinds of appointments.  To avoid that in the future, I have striked my i-Cal on Mondays and Fridays and plan to stick to 1 appointment a day.

Fact 2 – I’m in desperate need to go to the hairdresser… I watched my mirror image this morning and it reflected: “you are starting to look like Daisy from Keeping up Appearances… Not good!”

The self I shared for the last day of Shuttersisters Elevate – Self. Only a piece of me, without hair… #sselevate #shuttersisters

Fact 3 – I got totally excited and crazy and jumpy and… still am… Why? Two of my i-Phone images made the ShutterSister Elevate selection! Never thought that would happen to me!  Me? Two times?  That is totally beyond any imagination…  May I proudly present my “winning” pictures.

Rest and Relaxation – #sselevate – #shuttersisters

Summer Reading – #sselevate – #shuttersisters

Fact 4 – After re-reading my thank you comment to ShutterSisters I could have crawled into a mole’s hole… I sounded just like an actress after winning an Oscar, forgetting to congratulate my fellow nominees included.  So I had to “go back on stage” for the second time to apologize and congratulate them….  So silly!  Lucky I got my act together the second nomination!!

Fact 5 – It can’t all be jumping for joy, so this is a more serious one.  This is a copy/paste of the one I shared on Kim’s 5 Facts, one of them being about her two sons moving out next week.
“Djee Kim, this is so crazy.
You know what? My son is moving out next week too :) 

He’s been living with us for 28 years, and at that age, well, they are just getting “too old” (sounds funny) to still live with mom and dad. He found a small apartment close by, that has all he needs. 
We have been talking about this for a long time and sincerely think that he will be much happier on his own. And although he will always be welcome here and we will always support him, it’s time he leaves the nest. 

But… in my heart he’s still the little baby boy. As you say, things will get very quiet (no slamming kitchen doors anymore…) and clean too. Our electricity and water bills will surely go down (he showers for about 20 minutes at least – just stands there half asleep). 
But still… The day before yesterday I was cleaning up the kitchen. You know: fingers everywhere… men & kitchens are not the perfect match… and I spontaneously started crying. My husband hurried in with a big “WHY? What’s wrong?” 
I just sobbed: “I’m going to miss my little boy…” 

Isn’t that silly? I mean, he’s 28 !!?? 
And although I believe what my husband (and later this week my father in law) said: “you are probably going to see him more than you do now, and the relationship will probably get more serene, tranquil and relaxed…” it’s my little baby leaving home on his own… 
Very strange, mixed feeling… And the thought that this mama will also have her own little “white room”, doesn’t change that… 

Take care! I’ll think about you when moving his stuff and screening Ikea for a coach, a kitchen table and all that other stuff….”

I hope he moves with Ikea’s new Rental cars… It sure looks after a balanced budget ;-)

A nice weekend to you all!

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5 questions from Behind the Scenes….

Another peak from Behind the Scenes…

Kim and Xanthe do keep us going! But it’s fun.
I guess they’re kind of curious too, as they keep asking over and over again to answer the 5 questions below…

But they’re not alone with their “curiosity”… hey, after all, we’re women, we’re supposed to be curious!
So, what about you? What would you answer when asked those 5? Let me know !