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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother,a grandmothe and a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!


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Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday's Fave Five, Quality Time with my Daughter

It's Friday, time to join Susanne's Friday's Fave Five again. The idea of this meme is to look back upon the week that has passed and post about five things that have made your week special.

1. I'm so glad my Mom is recovering well after her operation. She needed surgery to take care of an incisional hernia that appeared a couple of weeks ago. She is doing great, and she is going to be home very soon.

2. My daughter's birthday. That was a week ago last Thursday, but we celebrated it with a little family dinner and some quality time together on Saturday. It's SO nice to have her home.

3. Weight loss. Trying to loose weight is an eternal battle for me. Some may remember I lost some weight last year, but I gained it all back during Winter. Finally I joined Weight Watchers at the end of May, and so far I have lost 4.4 kilos. After gaining a kilo during our long weekend in the Gaume region, I lost 1.3kg this week at the Weight Watcher's weigh in on Tuesday evening, and another half a kilo this morning.

4. Playing with my camera. I had my photography class yesterday evening, and I practiced my skills earlier this morning. I'm hoping better knowledge and practice will make me a better photographer.

5. Chili con carne, Weight Watcher's style. Chili con carne has always been a favorite of mine, but now I found this low calorie Weight Watcher's recipe. Now I can eat it more often!


Unknown said...

I know this has been said before - but your beautiful daughter looks Just. Like. You.

Loree said...

Hope your mum is doing better. Good luck with your weight loss. I think you're doing very well.

Gattina said...

Chili con carne is the plate I cook before going hollidays. Mr. G. could eat it every day, so I make at least 8 portions and deepfreeze them. Nice pictures of your daughter !

Willow said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope your mom continues to improve.

How fun to attend a photography class~

Susanne said...

My friend was very successful with the weight watcher's program. Cheering you on as you embark on it. I love chili. I'll have to look up that recipe.

Happy belated birthday to your daughter. So nice you were able to spend time with her celebrating. Saying a prayer for you mom's quick recovery and return to home.

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Great post, I admire the writing style :) A little off topic here but what theme are you using? Looks pretty cool.

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Carletta said...

All the best to your lovely daughter and hoping your Mom is now well on her way to a complete recovery.
Good luck with your Weight Watcher program. I admire your determination. Can you send me some of that? :)

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