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Saturday, November 4th, 2006
9:41 pm - My cat Satan acting like a dog
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Friday, June 23rd, 2006
8:06 pm
I really should update this journal...don't have a lot of spare time.
I am enjoying my work at the psychiatric clinic, just loving it.
Will be back soon on lj!

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
7:18 pm - taken from dolphinette
"Put your iTunes/Winamp/WMP on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING."

1. How does the world see me?
Strange Machines - The Gathering

2. Will I have a happy life?
Super Trouper - Abba

3. What do my friends think of me?
Professional Widow - Tori Amos

4. Do people secretly lust after me?
Never be the same again - Mel C.

5. How can I make myself happy?
What's up - 4 Non Blondes

6. What should I do with my life?
Glory Box - Portishead

7. Will I ever have children?
Runaway train - Soul Asylum

8. What is some good advice for me?
Every way that I can - Sertab Erener

9. How will I be remembered?
Just a girl - No Doubt

10. What's my signature dancing song?
Something Stupid - Robbie Williams& Nicole Kidman

11. What's my current theme song?
Paradise by the dashboard light - Meatloaf

12. What do others think is my current theme song?
Karma Police - Radiohead

13. What shall they play at my funeral?
Lullaby - Lamb

14. What type of wo/men do I like?
A sorta fairytale - Tori Amos

15. How's my love life?
Cleanin' out my closet - Eminem

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
9:34 pm
Tomorrow will be my last day working at the social medical day care centre. I am so happy about it. It was a good experience for me to deal with an autistic boy, but I have had enough...The job was sometimes so boring, I only had to work three hours, but every day it felt like I worked for 8 hours. Most of the time I was alone with the boy, to keep him still. Almost every day I went to a room with him where there were no other children, not a lot of toys, there he was so sweet, quiet. But for me...too quiet. He could play with cars, only looking at the wheels rolling. And me, watching the boy, checking my watch every 5 minutes waiting for the hour to pass.

Tomorrow I will say goodbye to my colleagues and over a week I will say hello to my new colleagues!

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Friday, March 10th, 2006
4:25 pm - oh so happy :D
GREAT NEWS: I HAVE A JOB!!!!!!!!

I am going to work at a psychiatric clinic with youngsters, aged 12-18. These youngsters live temporarily in a house at the clinic to deal with their problems. They have problems at school, or with their family, social problems or personal problems (depression, automutilation, borderline etc).
My job will be to help them facing their problems, support them and talk with them. Hard job, a great challenge. I am looking forward to it! I am so happy that I finally have a great job.

Almost three weeks ago I was partying four days in a row. It was carnival, a catholic party with loads of beer, parades, dressing up and silly Dutch music. I celebrate it every year with a bunch of people from the scout movement. Every year we join the parades, a lot of work, but so much fun.

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
7:28 pm - hello!
Well, a month I didn't write this lj. But I can say not much is going in my life. Not a lot changed that's for sure.
I can say I am now a real expert in having job interviews. Still no job though. So I am stucked at the special day care centre with this autistic boy. It keeps getting harder every day, because it now frustrates me so much that there isn't any progress in the development of the boy.

This friday and next wednesday I have two job interviews. Praying so hard that I will finally get a job.

This weekend I will be partying 4 days saturday till tuesday, it''s carnival then!

In January it was my birthday and my parents bought me a digital camera. So here are some random pics

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
9:56 pm
Tomorrow I have a job interview at a boarding school!

That means I don't have to go to work tomorrow and that's a nice feeling. Today was a very painful day at work. I just couldn't handle the boy and he became very frustrated. Because it was raining, I wasn't able to go outside with him to relax and there were no empty rooms left. Too many children running around, too many sounds and views for him, just too much. So he became angry at me, and he hurt me. He hit me with a wooden toy at my nose and it's now bruised. I am glad I have a break from work...

current mood: exhausted

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Friday, January 6th, 2006
2:28 pm
This week I started on my job. Well yes, I finally got a job. But I am not too excited about it, because I get paid by the hours and I can only work for 3 hours a day. So I still write a lot of letters of application, because I don't earn enough money and I have to rely on the government's payments and that sucks.
The job is really nice, but also very hard and I have to be very patient. I have to help a three-year-old boy who is autistic and mentally handicapped. When something does go the way he likes it to go, he starts screaming or biting (he bit me four times) or he starts hurting himself by banging his head to the ground. He doesn't speak at all, so it's very difficult to explain things to him. I have to give him structure and I have to try to make him feel comfortable in the group of children.
This was my first week and I am totally exhausted, it is very difficult, but I thinks this work suits me...

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Friday, December 30th, 2005
10:58 pm
Such a crazy weather today, a lot of snow and wind and now it's raining. Holland is not used to this weather and now trains, bus and trams aren't functioning anymore. I am so glad this weather is only for today, tomorrow everything will be better, they say. If not, I really don't know how to go to Brabant, where I am going to celebrate new year's eve. Tomorrow the snow will melt and I will be able to catch the train.
I tried to make a picture of my cat in the snow on the balcony, but she really didn't like the snow and immediately went inside. Yeah well, can't blame her, especially because she is an indoor cat.
I made some picture from outside my window, the quality isn't that great, but I still like them.

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10:15 am
When I was still at high school I used to babysit a lot. Nowadays I don't babysit anymore, but I am still close to the family. They now have four children: Shelley (15), Rowey (9), Jordey (7) and Tobey (11 months).
Tobey is such a cute baby. Here is a pic.

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Sunday, December 11th, 2005
10:51 pm
I just signed up for a Dutch television programme, funny. It's a television programme in which people are going to travel to certain countries and show their favourite spots. They were now looking for people who wanted to travel to cities like Oslo, St. Petersburg and Reykjavik. In order to sign up you had to give them a very good reason why you wanted to travel to a particular city.
Well, off course I want to go to Reykjavik, then I can see my dear friend dolphinette again. I wrote them an e-mail in which I said I was very certain that dolphinette and me were the perfect couple to show them Reykjavik!

So Thelma, maybe I can visit you very soon! Cross your fingers ;-) And happy birthday to you!!!

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Sunday, December 4th, 2005
2:02 pm
Three weeks ago I had three job interviews. Unfortunately nobody wanted to hire me. At one place they said to me I was a girl with great skills but because of that they were afraid I would soon leave them for another job. Stupid reason of course. All the job interviews gave me a new boost of energy and motivation to write a lot of letters of application. Now I am just waiting for another invitation for a job interview. I will find a job very soon, I am very hopeful.

The previous weekend I had a reunion from our primary school. My friend Jeanine and I had organised this reunion. The reunion wasn't so bad, only could have been much nicer if more people had come. But it was nice to see some people again.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005
3:47 pm
This is funny, a half hour ago I was invited for a job interview tomorrow and a minute ago another phone call. Another job interview!!!!! This wednesday! I am a bit excited now!!!!

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3:34 pm
Finally I have a job interview tomorrow!!!

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Saturday, November 5th, 2005
4:02 pm
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
5:52 pm
My friend Jeanine and I always were talking about how nice it would be if we could see our classmates from primary school again. So last year we decided to organize a reunion for our classmates. First we started searching for their addresses, not so difficult since a lot of their parents still live at the same place. Only two persons were too difficult to track down, but still we managed to have 27 correct addresses out of 29.
But then, the most difficult part. We wanted to have the reunion held at the primary school, but after a lot of frustrating phone calls we heard it wasn't possible, too many rules and blabla. It was a great struggle to find the suitable location, not too expensive and and not too big. Finally two months ago we succeeded in finding a perfect place. Jeanine and I were so excited.
I wrote letters to all of the classmates and checked every day the mail and my e-mail. But unfortunately not a lot of my classmates were so thrilled about this reunion. They didn't respond to the letter, only 15 people did. Big disappointment since we thought that everybody would want this reunion.
Jeanine and I decided to go through with this reunion and also invited our teachers from back then. We settled a date and I wrote another letter to all the classmates. They had to pay a small amount of money and they had to put in my banking acount before the 1st of November. Well, another disappointment, it's now November 2nd and only 3 persons put their money on my bank account. Hopefully the other 13 persons forgot it, but will still come to the reunion. I am only a little scared about the reunion, it won't be one spectacular party but some boring gathering with a few people. OMG
24 days to go and then we have the reunion...

current mood: pessimistic

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Monday, October 24th, 2005
11:58 pm
I am so sick and tired of being unemployed. My life is so boring at the moment, every day searching on the internet looking for a great job vacancy. Every day checking the mail and always receiving letters in which they say Thank you for applying for the job, but unfortunately we don't want you.
If I want to I can get a job easily, just write a letter of application to a day care center and they will definitely offer me a job. But that's not what I want, I didn't study pedagogy to become a babysitter at a day care center. I studied pedagogy to work with children who have great difficulties with growing up. Children with traumas, children who simply don't know the meaning of love. But it's difficult to work with that kind of children and that's the main reason why they always reject my letters of application. I have no experience in working with this kind of children. Vicious circle!
Of course I will keep trying, one day one person will offer me the right kind of job. Well, that's what I hope of course otherwise I will spend the rest of my life working at day care centers. Bleh!

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Monday, October 17th, 2005
12:01 pm
Finally I received a postcard from Lonneke! She is going to call me tonight and hopefully explain a lot of things..I'll just wait for the phone to ring.

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Friday, October 14th, 2005
11:37 am
Leave your name (or something like that) and
1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal. You MUST. It is written.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
8:38 pm
I studied pedagogy, so I supposed to know the theory about how to raise children. Just now I am doubting if I will be a good mum. I don't have a kid, but sometimes it looks like my cat is my child. And...I locked him up in the bathroom for about 4 hours. Oh my. I didn't know she was in the bathroom and I just closed the door...poor Satan
It reminds me of a certain thing that happened when I was on summer camp. I got angry with this kid during dinner and he was being sent to the sleeping room. So I ate my dinner and during dessert I saw him standing in the doorway. I completely forgot about him! I felt so ashamed and tried to make it up with him by giving him a nice dessert. And now I am trying to fix things with my cat by giving him chicken. Me being a good mum? Dunno, we'll see over a couple of years hehehe

current mood: guilty

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