donderdag 5 augustus 2010



Sorry I've been incognito for a while but life is about making choices.
It is almost impossible for me to imagine that I've been here four months away !
Many things happened in my private life and roller coaster would have been a piece of cake.
But anyway...I think you understand that I will not share details here.
It is not in my nature to tell about problems of people I love.
I respect them to much and can only accept there choises of life !

But let me tell you about other things... my mum.
(so many of you wished me all good and it warmed my heart to read the comments !)

Because of her fragile health and her lack of life, the situation is still worrying.
July 17 we "celebrated" her 85th birthday, realizing that it will be here last.
Me, my sister and brothers are at peace when her eyes will close for good.
Life was good for our mother.
She's been married 40 years until her husband died 20 years ago,
Together they had five children ( I and my twin brother are the youngest) and 6 grandchildren.
She has enjoyed working in healthcare but now it's enough for her.
Totaly depending on others is not her motto for the rest of her life and we, her children can only respect that.
Our mother would proudly say goodbye to life and when the time comes, we will embrace her with love.
For now ... I want to be with her as much as possible.

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And other things in my life...
My intention was, to two weeks ago. to return here but a major fire at my work kept me abrupt busy.
I think that the Dutch readers here have seen it on our national news.
The fire, which was started in a neighbouring building, destroyed half the building where I am already 20 years working.
An enormous catastrophe, and although it still hurts to look at the pictures,
when you click on this link you will see an impression of the disaster.
(The company I work for is the building with the red stripes)
Thankfully no one has been injured or hurt and I think you can imagine that my fellow workers and I make overtime to get everything back on track.

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Between various things through, I had the fortunate opportunity to relax.
Yes I take care of myself.
Together with my husband I undertook regular fun.
We took a break. Booked a short holiday with friends and I had the time of my life.

Also; beside gardening and the hunting of old postcards in antique fairs and flea markets, my PC has an important place when I want to relax.
Photoshop and changes on my website made sure that I'm not bored.
I spent long evenings working on new designs and as some of you already know, I open my own shop soon on riandesign.eu.
Actually... it is already ready ! Yep .
Last month my son has built a CMS system into it (a software application) that makes it easy to buy my collage sheets - BigBeautifulWomen designs and Portraits make-overs, through a shopping cart.
The advantage of this system is that, seconds after making your PayPal payment, your digital product wil be available ! Through this way you do not have to wait for your digital transmission.

It was a time consuming and difficult task, especially the automatic control, but now it all works ...my son and I are so proud of each other!
I admire him for his computer knowledge and school money we have spent on him...finally paid back whahaha.

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At last....Why my shop still not launch?
Well....Today was my last work day !
Tomorrow, when my husband comes home from his travel to South England, then we go together "on tour".
Our holiday begins with a trip to Germany (I have to see Berlin with its rich culture ! ) and then we continue as two globetrotters LOL
We hop from hotel to hotel and see where we end up. I love that free feeling !
And I'm so glad that we can wave goodbye to these past tough months.
Four weeks I'm FREEEEEE

See you all in september. Then I'll come back !!!!

17 opmerkingen:

Sija zei

Ha Rian,
Fijn weer wat te horen, helaas ook mindere dingen.
Top dat je na de vakantie je eigen webshop gaat openen! Ik kom zeker kijken.
Fijne vakantie en heel veel sterkte en succes!
Groetjes,
Sija

Terri Kahrs zei

Ohhhhh, Rian! It's sooooo good to "hear your voice" again, My Dear Friend!!! I am so sorry to hear that your beloved Mother has been ill. It's a comfort to know that she has loving family around her and has had a long, happy life. You're right . . . it's all about choices, and family is the best choice you can make.

So sorry to hear about your workplace too. Thank goodness no one was injured or hurt. What a blessing! The building can always be fixed or a new one can be built. I'm happy to hear that you had time to get away for a short time with your husband.

And I am THRILLED that you will have a shop so that we can purchase your images! Whoo-Hoo! That news is cause for a celebration! Enjoy your holiday time in Germany, Rian!!!! HUGE Welcome Back Hugs, Terri xoxox

peppapig zei

Rian as Terri has said it's so good to hear your voice again,I for one have certainly missed you and your wonderful art!!

Sorry to hear your mum is not well,bless her.
Things no matter how bad they seem at the time always work out in the end.

Take care
Jayne x :-)

Anita zei

Heeeeee Rian,

Fijn dat je weer terug bent!!
Ik wens je een hele fijne vakantie toe en hoor je wel weer in september.
Geniet ervan!!!

Kimmie zei

So glad to hear from you Rian! Enjoy you globetrotters...see you soon!

linda from vegas zei

You have been missed! Mom's are so precious, mine just got remarried and she is 85!!! I hope the rest of the year is better for you.

suruha zei

How wonderful that you have had some "you" time! I'm very glad for you. Sometimes, that is all that will do, stopping everything to tend to those things that are important to us. Your mother must have done a wonderful job raising her children, as you are so kind, thoughtful and respectful. 'Tis an honor to know you.
I'm happy that you are happy!

Hugs,

Su

Judy zei

What a tough time you have had, Rian, missed seeing your fabulous art, have a wonderful restful holiday, 'see' you soon!

Ineke zei

Hey lieve Rian ,
Even wezen loeren hier bij je en je hele verhaal gelezen maar eigenlijk wist ik het al .
Denk dat inmiddels je vacantie er weer op zit of dat je misschien nog een weekje hebt
Hoop dat je een heerlijke vacantie hebt gehad meis .Ik mis je en denk regelmatig aan je .De link die je bij je msn hebt staan werkt bij mij niet , loopt heel het zooitje vast.Inmiddels heb ik wel kunnen kijken via een andere link maar zag je site nog under constrution was .
Moet je zeggen dat ik zelf ook stukken minder voor mijn pc zit .Denk dat het nu het weer gaat omslaan weer vaker word .
We gaan beniiekort ook de badkamer verbouwen.Is eigenlijk het laatste grote project om nog te doen .
Nou Meis je bent weer een beetje op de hoogte .Wens je veel sterkte met je moedertje en ga je ook nog mailen hoor .Als je het leuk vind wil ik je wat foto's van Max sturen .Kan je zien hoe hard hij groeit .
Dikke knufffffff en heel veel liefs van mij .
Ien

jenn zei

I just love all your jolly plump ladies.

Good luck

Jenn
http://www.momentsofelegance.com

chrisw zei

So glad no one was hurt!take care

Karel zei

mogge Rian ja ik kwam ook weer eens langs mede door de komende veranderingen bij space zijn wij allen zoekende haha
Hbe het indrukwekkende verhaal gelezen en denk dat het werk wel al weer op orde is
toen ik over je moeder las dacht ik aan de mijne die is 19 april overleden en dat was ook goed we hadden er allen vrede mee
zo en nu wens ik je een fijne dag
liefs
Karel

Rebbeltje zei

begint goed service unavaileble

Je gaat het druk krijgen met alle spacers die deze kant op komen.

Gezellig dat je er ff was...doei

Loes zei

Ik begin je te missen in Blogger-afd. Rian...
Jij vast nog erg druk met je Internet-winkeltje...
Er zit 'n hoop werk aan en dat kan ik weten...
Toch mis ik je gekrabbel in je blogjes hier,
misschien zien we jou wel weer snel
en dat hoop ik maar meis,
doeggies knufkuzzz! ;)

Karel zei

ha die Rian
is het nu goed met de verbinding waar je het over had
ik sta toch openbaar zeg maar en volg via google account
wens je een fijne dag

Karel zei

haha om te vertellen waarom ik al een blogger had , heb ik moeten vertellen dat ik jouw volgde
ja jouw werk jouw taal jouw manier vandoen spraken mij aan
ja er was er nog zo 1 KittyS en Girl en Betty later Els en Nellie
zeg maar de Mutsen van de hele zooi
als het koud werd
mooie en leuke tijd
nu mijn wens is om zoiets terug te krijgen hier
en nu sluit ik af en ga tukkie doen vrije dag goed besteed
trsuten

Karel zei

hoi Rian ik hier die ouwe dwaas uit het Hollandse haha
doe jij je blog maar in het Engels hoor kan ik goed lezen , heb al een link bij je weg gesnoept en op mijn blog gezet ,die van bloghelpdesk
nu ik zal aan de koffie enne kon je krabbel goed lezen hoor
houdoe