Edelweis ⋅ 70

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother of three. I live in one of the bigger cities of Belgium. In 1969 I lived in Baltimore (US) for almost two years and travelled to 27 States. Here in Belgium I used to teach piano and history until I retired. Since that time I read more, I follow different courses, go to museums and concerts with hubby and be busy with taking care of the grandkids. Son is doing co-parenting. We like to travel and were in Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Austria, Switserland,etc

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend.” A. Camus.

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It’s been some weeks without posting an entry and when I start telling in every detail why that is I’m busy for another week maybe. I was just tired and there was so few free time left and there ...


March was beautiful. We enjoyed the most wonderful springtime since long in March, and I spent a lot of time outside, taking care of my potted plants on our patio in the back of the building. It ...


This is a very old picture of about 62 years ago with my little sister and Rudy, our cousin who’s funeral is tomorrow. He died last week of a heart attack. My sister, Mary-Rose, and he were the ...


March 19, 2017

Home. in Moving from OD...

Last week on Sunday evening I drove to Leuven, to my son’s home to stay with the kids until he returned from San Fransisco last Friday. Some weeks ago he was in Mineapolis and in San José to nego...


I like to do lists and I love it when I am able to cross out all the things on that list. Sometimes though, like today, I finish my day in frustration. Well, no excuses…I had a lazy day. Tomorro...


March 04, 2017

Orphan socks in Moving from OD...

Do you recognize the problem? Last month when I was staying with my son to take care of the kids I tried for the umpteenth time to find the runaways. He has a basket full of orphan socks :( I em...


The grandkids are back home. Our appartement needs to be cleened. We had fun but also some stress because of their petty quarrels…and actually I’m too old for a busy household with three kids. I...


February 26, 2017

Carnival... in Moving from OD...

Carnival is also celebrated here on Sunday before Ash Wednesday. In many cities of Belgium they celebrate carnival with parades. People wear masks and costumes, allowing them to lose their everyd...


February 23, 2017

Doris strikes. in Moving from OD...

Gusts of wind of up to 65 miles per hour were battering the country this afternoon an it is still going on tonight. The storm is named Doris. Reminds me of Doris Day, one of my favorite actresses...


February 19, 2017

ill ... in Moving from OD...

Finally I had to go to the doctor with grandson when he got bad earache last Thursday. He needed antibiotics. Since Friday he is back home, and since Friday evening I am ill! Dull, fever, sore th...


Two weeks ago our youngest grandson was staying with us for about five days. He had a bad cold. Yesterday son called! The youngest felt again very ill with high fever. The flu! And agian I am st...


Last year in Atlanta, President Trump said “Belgium is a beautiful city” . Yes, it’s true, Belgium is beautiful, and it’s so small one can mistakenly think it’s a big city. He also said ‘Belgium ...


Yesterday I returned home from my son’s place, about 60 miles from here (near Brussels), where I was staying since Thursday. The youngest grandson was here with us all week. He had fever, a heav...


February 01, 2017

Separating paths ? in Moving from OD...

Whatever is designed against us will work for us!” ― Israelmore Ayivor. Act like an bull in a china shop is always causing a lot of unnecessary damage. One may decide to introduce new laws to pr...


Belgium has a temperate maritime climate influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. I live in Flanders, the Northwestern part of the country. We speak Flemish. The Southeastern region is nam...


I’m sorry I have not been writing for so long again. I mentioned my dad’s illness in my previous entry, and that I was traveling to his place almost every day. I sat next to him in the hospital f...


Dear friends, my dad in in the hospital since two weeks. The week before he was taken to the hospital I was staying with him because he felt verry ill with a light pneumonia. He got antibiotics a...


March 29, 2016

Brains ? in Moving from OD...

Since I’m too tired to write about difficult stuff I’ll write about something simple. ;) I have three grandchildren here till Thursday. Those of you who take care of grandkids once in a while kno...


March 24, 2016

Brussels in Moving from OD...

We feel sad and scared, but life goes on. What can ‘we’ do? Not much. Hope? Many victims who were badly wounded at the airport are still fighting for their life. Those who were in the subway when...


I am so glad our son flew out ‘in time’ from the airport Zaventem, Brussels. He’s safe in the US now and will work there till Friday. In Sillicon Valley. Our country is hit hard, and we feel so v...


At this moment there is a terror attack at the airport Zaventem in Brussels with several dead people. Also attacks in the underground tram and the metro. Son is just left from Zaventem to San Jos...


The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. Charles Bukowski


February 25, 2016

My city ! ;) in Moving from OD...

This is what Nish Gera writes about Antwerp, the city where I live since 1974. He is entrepreneur, writer and consultant; co-founder, Lala Wines A city in the north of Belgium with a population o...


Thinking about the flow of time is the reason why I sit here, in pajamas! At 11 am! It's not that I want to keep it this way, never move away from the pc and never 'flow' on the waves of time and...


February 04, 2014

Write in English !! in Moving from OD...

Most of you know that English isn't my first language. I live in a bilingual country. Flemish is our first language, French our second. I started learning English at school when I was 14 years or...


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