Wednesday Wisdom-Tile

While running the other day, I passed a house that had this quote (well, the first part of it) on a sign near the door. I caught myself thinking: how accurate is that. Then I hopped online and I found Mr. Cohen made it even better by adding the part about where to overcome limits.… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom-Tile

Music on Mondays

Earworm of the Week

Today is a day of remembrance and trying to hold on to the positive. I wish you all a good week! Let’s hope the scales of life will lean over in favour of positivity and happiness. Stay safe, everyone.

Light a Candle

Light a Candle

This month’s candle is for Loki, one of my pet gerbils who died last Tuesday. I think his last visit to the vet on Monday and the draining of his cyst were too much for him. He died in my hands.

That means I naturally burn this candle for my remaining gerbil Jamie too, because he’s now alone and in need of a new friend to prevent loneliness from making him miserable. So fingers crossed I’ll manage to find a good new buddy for him soon and get them to like each other. Apparently that’s quite the task, pairing gerbils. But I owe it to Jamie to try.

Despite feeling sad, my own problems seem so small compared to what else is happening in the world, so I also burn this candle for everyone in the USA who’s been hit by Harvey and struggling to get by. Living in a country that’s known for battling water, I relate and feel for all of you. I really hope the storms will die down soon and no more victims will be made.

And finally, I burn this candle for everyone in Raqqa who’s desperately trying to survive by eating grass-soup or anything else they can get their hands on that’s remotely edible. I can’t imagine what it must be like, living in a war zone, trying to stay alive at all costs. And now having to fight not only terrorists but famine, too. In what kind of world do we live?

I hope the warmth of this candle finds your hearts, rumbling bellies and souls and will make you worry-free, even if it’s for just a second.

Who will you burn this month’s candle for?

Statement (aka Literally Standing Up For Yourself)

Definition: Choosing to walk out of a restaurant instead of letting people treat you like a fool, because you know you are better than that and definitely deserve better treatment.  “A meaningless statement remains meaningless, no matter how often it is heard” – Roy H. Williams – Three times. That’s how many times I’ve walked… Continue reading Statement (aka Literally Standing Up For Yourself)

Music on Mondays · Status Update

Earworm of the Week

Just like Mika, Britney Spears and Meghan Trainor, I strongly feel there’s an ABBA song for every occasion! ;) I keep saying sorry for not posting more, but in addition to everything else that went wrong recently, I also found a lump under my poor gerbil’s front paw. Talk about bad luck always coming in… Continue reading Earworm of the Week

Music on Mondays

Earworm of the Week

Not sure if I’ve already shared this one, but it’s a happy song and it got stuck in my head during work today, so I decided to share it with you!

Have a good week everyone, and for everyone anxious to see the eclipse: enjoy!

Status Update

About The Quiet

Sorry for not writing, but this week:

  • I’ve been bed strewn by a violent attack of the stomach flu. It was so aggressive, that after 19 years of happily living in my emetophobia-bubble my body finally gave in and I threw up :( I am still upset.
  • My godmother was told she could go home after being in the hospital for two weeks (!!). Sadly, nobody really believes this news, since during her time there she was told she’d get a pacemaker (three times), she’d be transferred to Utrecht (twice) and later Eindhoven (three times) for an ablation, followed by dismissive remarks on all those accounts, stating they’d just “fix her medication” and see where that’d take her. For now, she’s scheduled to go home with new meds and she’s placed on a waiting list for an ablation in… not sure whether it’s going to be Utrecht or Eindhoven. But somewhere else, and at least that’s a relief. What a crap hospital she’s been in!
  • My other aunt, also a sister of my father and my godmother, was diagnosed with cancer. A pretty bad case of it, if I can believe the updates I’ve heard of it. She’s going into hospital soon for an operation and later chemotherapy.
  • My niece was supposed to have been born this week.

As you can see, I have been busy being upset and stressed out and sick. Physically I am doing better, so let’s hope everything else will work out, too :)

Have a good weekend, everyone! And don’t forget to appreciate your loved ones a little more today. Just because you can.