Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011

I wish you a happy 2012!

street-art, Hannover 2011, artist unknown

Freitag, 30. Dezember 2011


Maschsee, Hannover, 2011

Yesterday I read that here would be a fish-selling today.
Fish from this lake. I decided today to go to the selling
spot and take some pics. Well, when I reached the spot
I prefered to take a pic from the lake instead.
Isn't the lake beautiful?

Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2011


Rainy dark day. Staying in bed until late. Seems I am in a phase of wintersleep. Well, I managed to get enough fat - I could easily live depending on it for days.

Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2011

Today - delicious, but political incorrect

Bäckerei Borchers, Hannover 2011


Hannover 2011

Today I took the bus to the central bus station in Hannover.
From there on I walked in the city.

My old adidas shoes, I still remember my first pair:

It was grey with pink and I loved it. I wore it until
it fell literally apart. This pair is nearly as much loved.

Ana asked to write something about "feet" to join a give away challenge.
There is still some time to hop over and take part.

Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

Let me go first - I am able to shoot

Today late at night our phone rang. It was the security. That call asked my hubby to go.

When he came back he quoted the security man :"Let me go first - I am able to shoot".

Well, we were happy it was only a false alarm.

Sleepy lazy day

Today was a sleepy lazy day for me. Nothing scheduled.

I finished the book I got for Christmas, made some cookies...
Just fun things.

Montag, 26. Dezember 2011

My word for 2012

Oh my, it is nearly 2012. How fast time ran.
I would love to present a great word for 2012.
Something that shows that a lot of fun will wait in 2012.

Well, this year my word has choosen me.
You can believe me - I would have never taken it myself.
What is my word for 2012?


Have you allready a word for 2012?

Today - white hands

Today I decided to paint the heating system in the parts where the colour was damaged some days ago. White paint - check - found - start. Well, no paint, just something hard. I put my hand in it to see if I could manage to find some liquid under the hard surface. Well, there was - and my hand was white. The paint did not go off with water. Several scrubs later I still have partly white hands, but the painting is done, too.

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2011

Why I started to like Christmas again...

When I was a child Christmas started to become a holiday I did not enjoy very much. O.k., it was nice to get presents. Just the circumstances...

Two Christmas services to attend, my Granny asking for carols at home, the do's and don'ts at home...

When I was old enough to stay away I prefered to stay alone on the 24th or to visit friends.

Now when we stay with the family of my hubby nobody asks me for anything. It is enough to be. I do not have to play a role. It is enough to be myself.

So I started to like Christmas again.

Today - from the roadside

After lunch we were on the road again.
Heading to the North - back home.

It was a gray and rainy day.
On the last part of our drive it was as dark as night-
and it was only around 6.00 pm.


Some impressions from our lunch today.
I was invited and all I had to do was enjoy!

Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011

Last preparations

Celle 2011

Today the last parcels were packed. Everything is in boxes
so that we just need to grab them and can start early tomorrow.

Our heating system works fine now. I am happy.
How much more cozy it is. Love it.

I wish everybody a merry Christmas, a happy Chanukka or
whatever you celebrate!

Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2011


I am feeling better today.
Still needing a lot of sleep and staying mostly in bed.
Coughing and cold are still there but on a lower level.

Tomorrow the mechanic for our heating system will come and I hope to have some heating in "my room" afterwards. At the moment our kitchen is the nicest room for me coz it is cozy warm.

Did you get Christmas cards this year?
I got several and have my kitchen decorated with them.

Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2011


Another day in bed.
No hot meal today.
Just sleeping, drinking, hoping to get better soon.

Some minutes ago the doorbell rang.
A neighbour was standing in front with some Christmas present.
I thanked her and told her to get away as soon as possible coz I do not want to give her my cold and cought. I know she would have like to come in so I feel bad about sending her away.
I was not nice but I felt so awfull ill.

To give me some pleasure I took a long hot shower.
Now some more hot tea and more time in bed...

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011


I am in my bed, having a terrible cold and I am coughing a lot. I had to call ill at work. And my menstruation started. Like my doc said very much blood. Next month he will check if I need another operation.

Montag, 19. Dezember 2011


Today I had a day off from work. I had made a date with our local social trade center coz I want to give away some things we do not need any longer. They could only come during the morning between 9 and 12 for looking and it will take them another day for collecting the stuff. So I took today a day off from work. They came early and I had nearly the whole day for myself.

I asked Ana yesterday if there is something she wants to see today. She told me she wants to see Christmas around and perhaps pics from the park when the weather is nice enough. Today we had a grey rainy day. Not much fun to go into the city to catch some Christmas. So I decided to catch some really nice scenery around my home. Near to my home at the lake they sell Christmas trees in all shapes and highs. A Christmas tree is a "must" in this part of the world. I will have one waiting for me in the Hunsrück area.

Everything is in autumn grey and brown. We had allready once some snow but it melted right away.

And I could not resist to take a pic of the two naked ones, just behind the Christmas tree shop.

How was your day?


Hannover, around the Maschsee 2011

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2011

Today - where does it come from?

For weeks in a part of our kitchen a very unpleasant
smell could be noticed. I had no clue where it came from -
until I made lunch today and discovered one onion gone rotten.

Smell problem solved.

Freitag, 16. Dezember 2011

Why I worried yesterday

I do not want to go into the little details. It is not as interesting as that for anybody who was not involved. Just this:

As word for 2011 I had choosen "prosper".

That is something I believe I realised this year in my private life.

Well, in my working life I thought I could not realise it. I am still with a contract until next summer. In the last one and a half year I did several different jobs for the firm I am currently working with. Jumping in wherever there was a need. When I asked my big boss for a resumee coz I wanted to apply for a permanent job elsewhere I just got an " 3" on a scale from 1 (best) to 6 (worst). 3 is really bad in my corporate world so I applied but did not get the job.

Yesterday we had a meeting and the big boss thanked all persons who were working on a project. He thanked all - just missing me. I do not think he wants to be unfair to me. I just think he does not know what I am doing.

And somebody else told me some weeks ago that I shall teach other persons to do my current job, coz I will do something else in the new year. When I asked what I will do I only got the answer that they are not sure yet.

Heck, I am doing good work. I reached all the reachable goals. And I worked mostly on my own in very different projects. Just asking for help when I needed some information.

That was the status yesterday.

Today I asked my direct boss if he knows that my big boss has given me a 3 (My direct boss was not aviable at the time I needed my resumee). And that I think the big boss does not know what I am doing and I do not know what I will do next year.

He said he will take care of the situation.

I do not know if the situation will be better in the future, but I am happy that I asked. You see, I can ask nearly everything - as long as I am not involved. When I ask for somebody else - easypeasy. When I ask for something for myself - oh, not today, I am not worth it...
So equal what will be the outcome: I am happy to have asked.

Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2011


This pic shows how I feel today. I am confused.
I hope to get answers soon.
I am not good in waiting.
I want a clear view - now!

Light in the dark

Celle, Schloss, 2011

Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011

Full catastrophe living

Just got this book delivered today.
Now is the time for reading and a good cup of tea.

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Today - flowers

Just got some flowers from my hubby.

In the background you can see the Adventskalender
he made for me - it is in the golden star-bowl.

I am lucky to have such a hubby!


Today I played a bit with a pen and a piece of paper.
Just for fun.

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

How much I love ...

... to sleep long.

Today work starts late so I woke before the alarmclock rang.

I had enough time for a proper breakfast.
I could brew my hubby a tea (usual he brews for me).

It starts to dawn before I have to leave.

Today I will be able to play with numbers.
I love to play with numbers.

Do you like to play with numbers?

An apple crumble in the oven

... just short before ready. Allready smelling good.

The benefit of too much apples in storage.
Some needed to be used. What's better than a quick crumble?

Samstag, 10. Dezember 2011


Filling letters

Today I enjoyed the day filling letters.
Thinking about what will be fun to recive.
Soon they will be on their way.

Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

A give away

I want to think about something that brings pleasure to people.
I love to think about making letters or parcels with fun things to send away.
Pretty things to enlighten the days of other.

Who do you think can need something like this?

Everything you have to do is leave a comment here and be quick.

I will send something to the first three commenters.

How many pills...

... did I need to take today against my pain?

I can tell you it were some of the bigger sort.

I hoped I could kill the pain with them.

A pain that was everywhere in my body.
A dull pain.

It went not away like normally after a hot shower.

The pills did not show much effect, either.

I am allowed three per day and allready took two.
I will take the last one short before bedtime.

To think about something pleasant is the only thing that lightens my pain at the moment.
To visit your blogs is better in it than my pills.

Thank you!

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

Sleeping beauty

That was me during the last days.
After work all I searched for was sleep.
Going in bed early. Trying to stay there as long as possible.
No interruptions, please.

Today I stayed awake a bit to write some Christmas cards.

Have you allready written Christmas cards?

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011

I love the countryside these days

Isn't it beautiful?

What do you prefer?

Winter solitude or city life?

Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

Trying to get as much as possible as good done as possible...

... and trying, trying very hard at it.

This time of the year is a very busy time. We have a lot of birthdays of friends and family.
A lot of preparations needed to be done. And Christmas is just behind the door.
Same at work, a lot is needed to be done in very short time.

I have to remember to take some breaks. Thinking what has priority and how can I do it. Taking tea breaks and short walks to find solutions. And I have to remind me that I should not miss the beauty around me.


Some beauty I saw in Hannover today.

Dienstag, 29. November 2011


Just playing around.

Montag, 28. November 2011

The old town

Yesterday I took a stroll over the Christmas market in the old town.
Sunshine and unusual warm for a November day. Feeling a bit odd to buy Christmas presents. Knowing that it will be one of the last chances to do shopping before Christmas I tried to get all my shopping done.

What are your usual presents?
I bought mostly books.

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

Fairy tales

Window decoration, Hannover, Galeria Kaufhof, 27.11.2011

Do you know these fairy tales?

I love these beautiful window decorations around Christmas time.

Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

Light and darkness

Light and darkness - beautiful together.
Just darkness or just light would be dull.
Together they create our world.

Mittwoch, 23. November 2011


Just coming from the birthday-party of a friend I found this light on the side of the street.
Giving me light and a feeling of warmth on my way home.
Hope you had such a light today,too.


On my way from work yesterday I got this view.

Everything was subtle.
No hard boarders - just a drifting into nowhere.

Montag, 21. November 2011

Up and away ...

... to a 82nd birthday party.

Let us celebrate!

Sonntag, 20. November 2011

Today - water

Today I needed to take a quick walk in the autumn sun.
It was so splendid outside of my window - i just had to go.
First time since we moved I took the time to go to the Maschsee.
It is in an easy walking distance and it was really lovely.

Well, just a little much needed walk.
And it was really good!

What did you do today?

Today - pieces of red

Samstag, 19. November 2011

Time running fast

Soon the next birthday will arrive.
Soon the Christmas market will open.
Soon Christmas will arrive.
Soon the next year will start.

Time is running by fast.

Do not forget to stop and take a break.
Look around you and enjoy your day.

Today - colours of my day

A colourful handmade bag from Claudia.

And some colours in the streets of Hannover.