MIRIAM's CalorieKing Blog

Welcome to Miriam's journal.
I always wanted to keep a diary as a child. I still have some books with only the first page or so filled with my thoughts. And I wanted to be a writer. Probably best I didn't persue that. So reader beware!

And if you really want to know about me, read my story below.

Hi, I'm Miriam and I live in Europe, in the south of The Netherlands. English is not my native language, so forgive me any mistakes I made. I am 55 years old, married to a wonderful husband, a... Read more

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Esther died today 7:40 PM. She died peacefully surrounded by her family and the caretakers from her home. She was 24 years old.
For most people 24 is way too young to die. For Esther it was the end of a life that never could come to bloom fully. Her handicaps were too severe. She was a baby doll in a body of a woman.

We visited on Wednesday to say goodbye. She still had that beautiful face with unblemished skin, her hands were soft and elegant. But the rest of her body was twisted because...

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Monday, February 18th 2013

Back to Lent. Another 5 days of blogging.

So where was I? I established that family is on top of my list of priorities, and at the same time I don't always act on it.

I am human after all. Who would have thunk? :)


We are pretty busy at work with the new library. It's either running or standing still. We have to provide input for the architect as like now please, and then wait for months on the results.
In theory we got all the square meters we asked for. Except for th...

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Friday, February 15th 2013

Gluttony: over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste.

In Christian religions it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, and its withholding from the needy. Gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one's own interests above the well-being or interests of others.

Eating too much is selfish. Translated into modern words:
- What you eat, another one cannot eat.
- You use money you could use for the ...

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Thursday, February 14th 2013

What do I value most in life? And how do I act on that?
My personal Lent challenge for this year.

Ask anyone what they value most. Wouldn't be family on top of the list? I know it is on mine. But what does that mean?

I feel inadequate in handling my family matters. I feel like I don't reach out enough, be locked inside myself. I didn't learn how to when I was young. But what an excuse is that after all those years? All those steps not taken, calls not made, hands not reached out, wei...

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Wednesday, February 13th 2013

The next words are pretty personal, a challenge I set myself for Lent. I thought about making my blog private for the time being. I don't know why I didn't. Maybe I am not so introvert as I think I am.


Who am I?
What do I believe?
What are my values?

It seems that there is never enough time to think things through. There are always places to go, books or websites to read, games to play. My challenge for Lent is to make time, time to write, time to think. Because ...

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