Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012

Today - my veggie - dinner



We have heavy frost outside - so I love a hot
spicey dinner today.

Montag, 30. Januar 2012

Cold frosty sunny days



Today I took off work early.
And I arrived home when there was still sunlight outside.
After some calls and a short nap I feel well today.

Hope you, too.

Sonntag, 29. Januar 2012

Letters and a give away

Who does not love to receive cards or letters?

I got some nice mail yesterday:


a print with my word for 2012 from Kerstin and 11 extra words to add


and some delights from Claudia.

Thank you! You really made my day!

Nearly as much as getting cards and letters I love to send some, so anyone who wants to get a card/letter from me, please leave a comment.

Do you still send handwritten cards/letters?

A little bit of fuzzy snow



I only left home for getting fresh rolls for breakfast.
It is cold outside and we had a bit of fuzzy snow.
Just little snowflakes.

After a hot noodle dinner I decided to bake a cake.
There were still so much eggs and choc -
an almost instant choc-cake was it.
It will come with me to work tomorrow.
Still a bit wet inside it will taste a bit like truffles.

I ordered fresh vanilla beans today. When you buy
them in a shop they are very pricey.
Ordering online I can get much more vanilla beans.
I use one or two each time I make cookies.

The big wall of boxes from our moves is getting down
to 10 or so. We are getting surprises sometimes.

Samstag, 28. Januar 2012

The beauty of the little things



On friday we had snow - beautiful!

Today - Galloways



Do you know the animals you eat?
Yesterday we had a nice Galloway soup with veggies.
Today we went to get the meat of a 1/8 part of a Galloway for the
next year. And to see the still living relatives of cause.
They are so beautiful. Remind me a bit of big living teddies.
And they were so brave to play white, black, white to give me
this photo!

Today - notes from the countryside





Yesterday after work I went to visit a friend.
She really lives in rural Germany between some hills.
We had a girly-time yesterday - loved it.
And today I had the chance to take some country pics.

Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012

I will be away for some time



Today I will pack my backpack with some clothes, coz tomorrow after work I will go direct to meet an old friend of mine. I will stay there until Saturday and hope to come back with some pics from rural Germany.

And I found my cup that I need to start my creative process. So I hope to get something selfmade pictured soon.

How crazy it is, but I am best when I do my routines. How about you?

Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2012

Today


After 25 days with the word discipline my life has not changed dramatically. I am not more pretty or clever than in 2011.

What has changed is my attitude towards some things I did not like before.

I still hate getting up early, but I did much more housework than usual and I like how our house looks like. I do not complain as much as before about things needed to be done. I still have days I am not super upper happy, but hey, you can not change a pessimistic person into an optimist during a short period of time.

I would have never choosen discipline for myself, but I believe it was what I needed.

(My hubby suggests courage for 2013).

How was your year so far?

Dienstag, 24. Januar 2012

Today I am happy!

I am happy coz a big box of ice-cream is waiting for me! And my Doc said that at the moment another operation is not needed.

Montag, 23. Januar 2012

Today - ICE

I have to take the train very often. Today I could take the ICE. I was happy, because it has so much space and I really felt comfortable.

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2012

How to make - cookies



You will need:

50 g flour
100 g ground nuts ( I use almonds or hazelnuts)
100 g brown or cane sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 vanilla-beans or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla
125 g butter at room temperature
1 spoon rum or whatever is aviable and has a bit of alcohol

150 g oat flakes

Mix in a bowl everything without the oat flakes until everything dissolved.
Then add the oat flakes and mix it until every flake is wet. Use for this process a big bowl and your hands.

Bake the cookies at 180 ° C until they are starting to become a little bit brown at the edges.
My hubby loves it when they are still a bit wet inside and nearly white outside.



cookies

I do not know how it is in your world, here we bake nearly each week cookies.
An easy-peasy cookie that is made in about 20 minutes inclusive baking time.
Well, it is eaten nearly as fast.

Rainy sunday

Today the temperature is like spring, but a rainy dark spring day.

Samstag, 21. Januar 2012

Me - time

Just love this time alone. I do not need to do something special. I did the grocery shopping and some washing. Just some tasks needed to be done. And I slept alot. And I had nice meals with a lovely white wine. And I read a bit. Over the years I read a lot of books. My bookshelves can not manage to hold them all - so now when I have read a book I do not think I need to read again - I give it away. More space and someone else can enjoy. A winwin.

Thunder, rain and wind

Just in these moments it is rainy, windy and a thunder and lightening gives me a happy feeling that I am in my warm bed and have no need to go out.

# And now some hail, too.

Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012

Today



Do you like your own time?

I asked my hubby if he would like to visit his family.
Last time I went with him.
This weekend he will go alone and I will have
time for me alone.

Today-reflections

Today



Today I went to work again.
And it was still light outside when I left for home.
So I can show you a pic of countryside in rain.

Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2012

Today - a little play in macro



Today I lay the most part of the day in my bed.
A little bit of sunshine inspired me to take a pic in our garden.
And I bought myself some medical strips to be able to take
some short showers. I do not knlow how you are -
I need my daily shower in the morning.


Dienstag, 17. Januar 2012

Skin doc

After work I had a date with my skin doc. Just the half year cancer check up. Two small operations today and tomorrow a day to call ill at work coz the cuts are in not so nice places. In two weeks I will get the results and he will decide when and if I will have the next operation.

Montag, 16. Januar 2012

What to do with a day off out of the blue?

After the roof was finished I had a good day free ahead. Cold clear weather - time for a lot of fun.

Hey, my word for this year is discipline - so I made some phone-calls and got someone else to come and see the next problem in our house today and tell us tomorrow how much the repair will cost. And I went to George, my fav hairdresser. He is quick, speaks not much, knows that I alltimes come without a date and it takes just 15 minutes and is cheap.

A bit of fun - in between I went shopping, bought some books and ribbons and had a nice meal.

After trying for the third time to get flames in our open fireplace - yes, it burns, but no flames and a lot of smoke - I have now cookies in the oven - I hope to get them out before they look like coals.

Hope your day was fine, too.

Today - under our roof

Today I had to take a day off from work coz our roof was leaking. Water was coming down. Today the people with fixing skills came. And I went up to see what they are doing. Our roof is with so low high that I managed to bump my head there. On all four is the required technique.
Hope they finish their task good. Fresh brewed coffee waits for them coz it is frozen up there.

Sonntag, 15. Januar 2012

Sunday fog

Today it was white when I looked out of the window. Still sleepy I told my husband that it must have snowed coz it is so white. Well, it was not snow - it was heavy fog.

And another thing was bothering me: My parents had announced that they would come for a visit. I could delay their wish from saturday to sunday, but that was all. I told them to come around lunch time coz we could then go out for lunch. That was what we did. It is still difficult for me to see them, but it gets much more on a comfortable level. After I moved out seeing them caused each time a four day bad time. Two days before and two days after. I was a nervous wreck and caused hazard. Now I am down to four to two hours. Four hours I was not so nice before their visit and it took me two hours to get on a normal level afterwards. So I am getting better.

Hope your weekend was nice!

Samstag, 14. Januar 2012

Today



I took a little walk away from my routine to shoot this pic.
Love the freshness, clearness of the pic.
No old leaves, a blue sky...

Today I cleaned our backyard. It is just a small piece,
but we had a lot of leaves still lying around.
Now the leaves are away and the place is
waiting for spring prettiness.


Freitag, 13. Januar 2012

Today - a walk






After work I managed to get a daylight walk.
It was delicious. And I took my camera with me.
Well, on my way back it was allready dark again.


Today -fruits


contributed to Earth Wonders

Today - some more



Hannover, Südstadt, 2012, artist unknown

Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2012

Why no photos?

I was asked why I do not publish photos at the moment. I just do not take any at the moment.

All the photos in the posts with the "Today" in the title were taken that special day. I still have some pics on my harddrive, I just prefer to use this place like my daily notebook and publish pics from the actual day.


Dienstag, 10. Januar 2012

Today my discipline was..

... to clean our garbage bin. It was smelling, but empty. I was not long enough to reach the bottom so I had to jump into it. I really did not like it and I loved my shower afterwards, but it was something needed to be done.

Pizza, ice-cream...

I love pizza, I love ice-cream and today I had both. A friend came to visit who enjoys these things as much as I.

And I tried to make a fire in our open fire-place. My friend left for home - I managed to get the fire burning. My hubby came home and told me that he does not like the smell of the fire in the whole house.




Montag, 9. Januar 2012

Rainy day

Today was another rainy day. Nothing much happened. I worked long to get one extra hour to get off early tomorrow coz I want to meet with a friend. I allready ordered the pizza for take-away for tomorrow. So I will have just to jump in on my way from work and we will enjoy delicious pizza at my home. And I filled our open fire-place with wood for tomorrow. It is not cold, but I like an open fire.

Sonntag, 8. Januar 2012

Today - where do this lines come from?



Was the ground you walked on hard or soft?

Mine was hard although everyone else would tell you it was soft.
Yes, I did not feel hungry and I had shelter, that is right.
I grow up in my family, I went on holidays and so on.
What nobody would tell you are the bad sides of this life.
Nobody would tell you of the psychological prison.
Nobody will tell you of my Granny coming (nearly daily) to tell me that
I need to go in a psych ward when I do not change my behaviour
after I made my mother hit me and she left the room crying - I was 10.
Nobody would tell you of the 1/2 hour controls my mother and Granny made. Nobody would tell you that I was never allowed to close the door of my room.

...


I could go on and on and on.

But do you know - it does not help.

I can not change history. I have to accept that my family tried to do their best.

What I have to do is to get my own resolutions. I have to decide what is good for me.


Do you know what really disturbs me?


Sometimes I look back over the day and realise I behaved like my mom.


I do not want this but...

it is really hard to change these patterns - they are like burned in my brain, but it is worth trying to change them.






Today we had frittata



One of my fav meals for lunch or dinner.
Quick and easy to make, nothing special needed.
I follow mainly this recipe.

Today the deluxe variation with lox.

Samstag, 7. Januar 2012

Seems the storm damaged something of our roof

The plumber did not find anything but he thinks there is some damage of our roof that is the cause of the water in our cellar.

Today - where does the water come from?

I slept log, had a great breakfast and started my day with some more sleep. Heck, it is wintertime and I need my wintersleep. I woke up. Hubby was standing in front of me. He asked me to call a plumber. It is Saturday and not the usual day to call a plumber. What happened? Hubby was working in our cellar when he recognized water streaming down a wall. Where does it come from? We are waiting for the plumber now. Wintersleep has to be paused.

Freitag, 6. Januar 2012

Today - the pleasure of...

... an ordinary day:

Getting up. Shower. Clothes. Breakfast. Train. Work. Train. Home. Housework. Free time.

Oh, and the sun was shining today from morning til my second trainride.

Donnerstag, 5. Januar 2012

Today: hail and storm

Today the weather was so bad in the morning - we had thunder, lightening and rain - my word discipline made me go out into this - going to work. On my way back a coworker took me by car some distance - it was hailing like hell. Now I am sitting here writing, while outside the wind brawls.

Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012

Something blue - or the twin to the pig

street-art, Hannover 2011, artist unknown

Ana from wonderland asked us to share something blue today. So I decided to share the twin of the pig. Both were next to each other, decorating some grey bollards.

I love it that people decorate town with colours in such a lovely way.

Yesterday

Yesterday I talked with my hubby and he suggested that our wooden kitchen counter needed to be oiled. Guess whart I did yesterday I do not love to do? Yes, I oiled our wooden kitchen counter.

One hint: Never tell your hubby your word for the year.

Montag, 2. Januar 2012

Why I think I should change...

... something about my life and why this happend to have a connection to discipline:

I am a crazy creative mind. When I play I get a lot of good results. In this way I am totally happy with my life.

What I do not like in my actual life is that I miss to do some things that are important for me.
Things I do not do coz I am to lazy or there is something else to do. You know - things that are important, but not on my "like" list.

I decided to change my behaviour. I will do each day something I do not like. Something that needs to be done but that is not my fav. And I will try to stay each day more in the moment.
This sounds a bit unspecific, but for today I will, go and clean our shower.

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

Today - fire



Well, we are lucky , it is just burning in our open fire place.