Tomorrow is the 24th of December. The day we celebrate Christmas here around. It is all about family time and sitting together, going to church and exchanging presents.
I hated Christmas like the Grinch for several years. I prefered to stay alone than to celebrate. I had my reasons for this. It took me years to get a better feeling about Christmas again. I still reduce my family - time with my own family to a minimum and will spend most of this day with my hubbies family. The reason is easy - there I can be who I am.
I wish all of you a place where you feel you can be who you are!
Where I live during the week there is a nice little place with trees, moss and place to let my thoughts run free.
I love the northern part of Germany. I love the flat landscape, the old red brick houses, the nature. It is so beautiful here. Each moring I wonder how much beauty I see. My camera can not justify this beauty. It is so much more than just some pics, the birdsong, the air...
This weekend I finished a bag a friend asked me for as a birthday gift. I am a bit delayed - the birthday was in summer - but she wanted a special style that requested for a 55 linen blend from Japan. She does not know that I finally made it and I hope she will like the colours.
At the moment I am in a difficult mood. I feel not really here nor there.
Today I drove back home and it was beautiful white outside. Just great winter weather. When I wanted to get fuel into the car I was not able to do it - the little piece of metal was frozen so I did not get it open. Some minutes later I had it halfway open - closed it again - and woohh - it went open. And during the procedere the price went down. One cent less per litre.
So the saying "you do not know where it is good for" was right today.
Thank you a lot for your patience. I had to make a really difficult decision this week. I had two possibilities to choose between. Possibility one staying one more year away from home and work where I am at the moment - the other working near home for one year, but two jobs and one I know I could not handle well. Well, I decided to stay where I am. And I will look for a job near home next year.
... at the moment. I will not be able to catch up here as regular as I did the last months. On monday I will be told where I will work next year. And this means I will have a lot to do coz it is not a point far away from now. I still have to finish my actual project. I am a bit delayed, but I believe I will finish it before Christmas (as long as nothing serious happens). Well, this means to work a bit harder than usual. And this blog is not behaving as good as I was used to. My Picasa is overloaded and I can not put any new pic on my blog. I do not get access to Picasa to care about the problem. I have no internet during the week and not much time on the weekends so please bear with me.
Colourful golds, oranges and yellows are mostly gone now. Brown and grey and muddy are now here.
I was without an internet connection for some days and I think I will stay without from monday on coz I have to learn. Exam is next weekend.
Oh how much I missed to chat and celebrate with friends. Yesterday I was on a birthday party - it was lovely - thank you I.!
My own birthday I was ill - I hate migraine!
No birthday-party this year for me (not that I celebrate that often).
Today I went to our local store to make real prints from some of my pics and sent them away (this time of the people - not the animals, forest and so on). The benefit of living in a big city where you can do such things on Sundays. A present for someone who asked for it. Well, I could not resist and added a goat, grin.
Otherwise today was filled with household chores. Nothing special, just the usual stuff.
This week was a bit more than usual. I was home more often; I drove much more and I did a lot of work. Nevertheless I did not got as much done as I wanted. I did not manage to go to an event I had planned to go....
Today I was in the train from dusk till dawn. Not travelling far away, but with a difficult train connection. My destination was a town I have never been before to get some information about what they are doing there and I still have a job application there. Well, I am not longer looking for that job in such a positive way - and until now I have not had any invitation for a job interview either.
The people are nice and there would be a lot to learn. That's no question. On the other hand I never believed it to be so difficult to get there (would be a lot of time in bus and train) and this town - I really do not like the architecture of the 60s and 70s - and it is full of this.
I really love old towns with an atmosphere. I love towns with water nearby. Towns with a good train connection and an airport. With little shops and a lot of green...
What is important for you when you think about working somewhere else?
Since we moved into our house our newspaper was late. Most days I was on my way to work without a chance to read it or take it with me. I was not happy about that coz in the train I saw a lot of other people reading it and I knew I would just be able to read it after work. I was allready short before calling a good-bye to our home-service and buying it on my way to work. Then I saw our newspaper delivery man and I took my chance to ask him why he is so late. He told me that this is the second district - delivering newspapers his only job and he is ill. Well, that could be the blabla of someone who does not want to get up early, but I belived him. He really looked poorly ( and I was allready thinking if it is wise to eat while reading - contamination- you know) and so I believed him. Our newspaper is still late and I am not happy about that, but it is easier when you know why.
During the week I have just my IPad with me and it takes very long to write with low internet-speed.
Home we are connected with much more speed. And I am able to see pics again. During the week it was nearly impossible to see a pic due to speed limit I believe.
On monday I will have the next job-interview and in December I will get the note where my current job will lead me.
Let us see how tomorrow will be. I will travel to Hamburg again. Sitting and learning from 9 am to a bit later than 5 pm. It will be hard. I know I will have to learn a lot. Me who loves to procratinate.
Better I learn this time. I need the paper I will get when I finish the exams in December.
Beautiful monday. Crazy monday.
I miss my hubby. I am allready thinking about a lower position at work as long as I can get home daily. Another job-interview in the middle of November for a lower position in Hannover.
So my night was really short. Getting up to a hot tea was nice - thank you hubby! Getting to the central station by subway was o.k. Seeing the announcement that the train I want to take is 60 minutes late was not so nice. It was cold, most shops were still closed and I would reach Hamburg late for my course.
A bag man was hanging around the hot places in the station, too. He was a bit scarry. Well, not as much scarry as the crack-user I saw in Hamburg-central later. I reached my course just some minutes late and during the course I saw the first snow-flakes of this winter. I recognized during the trainride to Hamburg that it got colder there. Beautiful landscapes in white frost. Well, I was not expecting snow-flakes in Hamburg today.
How is it in your part of the world? Cold or hot? Humid or dry? Snow, rain or sunshine?
Time for a give-away again? What do you think?
I think a real secret give-away this time.
This time the give-away will be for someone else.
How will this work?
You can tell me in the comment section to whom you would like me to send a gift and why.
I will choose one lucky winner and will choose something special to send.
Today I was not in the best shape. I felt old, confused and did not much done. I will not get the job I had the interview for. On the good side: I went shopping for sweets and drove to the outlet. I still have a lovely husband. ...and nature is just beautiful.....
Today I am not sure if my life is what it should be.
It is for sure not what I dreamed of.
And it is for sure not what my parents want from me.
There is nothing to complain.
I am able to earn the money I need.
And there is still a lot I could be proud of.
The test went o.k. - a small excel-thingy, some multiple choice and some questions from the boss.
And a short demonstration that I can explain the benefits of knowing how much something costs (planned and real) - I decided to explain it with one of my shoes as subject how the knowledge is useful. And I got some nice laughters when I used the shoe. Although I do not know if I will get the job I can tell you that is a nice place to work. Everyone was friendly and encouraging.
And afterwards I had some sushi, yummi.
Now I will go into the city to do a bit of work for my "real" job again.
... to the next job-interview. This time 30 minutes away from Hannover and I know I have to write a test. Otherwise I will learn in the middle of November where I will work next year. I wish my work to be with numbers and in a nice atmosphere. We will see what time will bring. Enjoy your day!
... When you see someone struggle with the winebottle. Today I managed to open the bottle After 15 minutes and had one knife and a finger damaged during the procedure. The salad went fine. Not so the cheese. I did not like it and when I read the description I know why, it said not to eat the crust coz it is made out of plastic - and you know what I had just eaten? Yes, the crust.