Dienstag, 28. Februar 2012

Today I need to huddle myself...

... making myself a nice pot of tea and eating cozy food.

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Sitting in front of the open fire place...

... hearing the wood singing eaten by the fire. Instrumental music from the stereo is playing. Hubby is lying on the bigger sofa and reading "Sand". A bottle of red wine is standing on the table and the paper of an eaten Bounty is lying on the table.

I just finished my latest book - "The marriage plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides. It was a good read although I have to admit, that I recognized my ignorance and notknowing in some subjects (semiotics, Barthes, ...). Now I joined in the music with using the keyboard for a drum.

What will you do with that hammer?

My hubby asked yesterday. When I told him that all I did was to fix some pics at the wall, he told me that I had luck that the wall did not collapse coz I used a deconstruction tool. Well, it worked well and I have now some pics at the walls of my sewing studio.


Freitag, 24. Februar 2012

Today - thank you!

I needed the break this illness gave me and I loved to loose some pounds (Well and could still loose some, just without the skunkie and toilet part).

Today I was able to do some more tasks and my meal got a bit more colourful.
Have you ever eaten blue potatoes? Mine were the variety "Blauer Schwede" and really delicious.

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2012

Today - new glasses

There is nothing better than to be able to see what is in front
of your eyes. Sometimes glasses help a bit.

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

You can call me sleeping beauty or skunky

I slept mostly through these days. Only awake for some little time. And I smell like a skunk when you believe my hubbies words.

Today I visited doc again and now they will test what I've got and if I need a special antibiotic med. The testing will take some time and I will get the results on Friday.

To get myself out of the sleeping mode into the creative mode - ( and to free hubby from skunky) I moved temporarly into my sewing studio. Hope to get good ideas there.

How is your life?

Dienstag, 21. Februar 2012

Today - in my backyard

Today - bananas

It took me two tries to go to the supermarket and buy some bananas.
(The supermarket is just around the corner).
Well, they are delicious, the first one is allready eaten, you see.
Now some black tea with a bit of sugar and that for the rest of the day.

Montag, 20. Februar 2012

Today - a nice pair

What a nice pair my hubby and I were today.
His coughing and my bowl making noises in duetto.

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2012

Today - Purple

This weeks challenge at wonderland: purple.
It was hard, but I found something purple.
Outside the first springflowers start in yellow and white -
until purple comes I still have to wait some days.
So I sought in our flat for purple until I found something.
Do you know what it is?

Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

Feeling a bit better

Am not my old self yet, but start to feel a bit better. Made myself some mashed potatoes and baked lox and ate a handfull. I am happy that my hubby still has some appetit although he is still feeling bad with his cold, so no waste - he ate the rest.

Freitag, 17. Februar 2012

Some books I loved...

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It took some time to get used to the book, coz it is written in letters, but it is really worth the effort. History, love, war, friendship - a book to laugh and cry.
  • One day by David Nicholls. There is nothing more to add than that I could not stop reading.
  • Briefe an die chinesische Vergangenheit by Herbert Rosendorfer.Old but a lot of fun to read.
  • Just for fun: the shopaholic books written by Sophie Kinsella.

Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2012

Yes, I said I could loose some pounds...

... but I would have prefered another way. Felt terrible since yesterday night and am on the loo most of my time. Seems I have eaten something wrong.

Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2012

chickensoup reloaded...

... or better - this time bought at the store.

It was crazy good and shared.

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Why some chicken brooth is boiling...

... on my stove?

My hubby feels ill and chicken soup is great when you feel like a flu is comming.

Edit: Something went wrong with the chicken soup and it went into the dumpster.
My hubby ate bread and cheese and got as a drink a delicious blueberry juice.

Heavy fog and frozen ground =?

Yes, a lot of slyding. Well, everything went well, but it really was scarry.

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2012

My dear old friend...

... came along for dinner today. Well, correct it would be that we carried her to our house and brought her back to her home today. We enjoyed a nice three course dinner together, made a fire in our fireplace and had some coffee, too.

My friend really thinks about moving into a nursing home, but she still loves her flat so much it is hard for her to move. Well, after her stroke she does only leave the house with someone else coz she fears going alone. So she is a bit handicapped with her social life.

Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

Tomorrow an old friend will come...

... to the first visit to my new home.

I could need suggestions for food coz my friend has a problem:
She was just at the dentist and all she has left are 2 1/2 teeth.

So I thought about pumpkin soup as starter and a nice homemade pudding as dessert.
I am yet not sure about the main course.

What would you suggest?

Today - frozen Maschsee

Today the Maschsee had such thick ice it was allowed
to walk over it, skate over it ...

Today - stones

Hannover, staircase at the Sprengel museum.

Freitag, 10. Februar 2012

Why Hannover got warmer today...

... just in short:

Hubby forgot to close our big window during the day so we heated the whole city.

Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2012

A hard task - giving good care to myself

For me it is hard to give myself the care I need. I was brought up to care for everybody else more than for myself.

So staying at home when I have just pain and do not feel well - hey I am not like dead, I could go to work. So allowing myself to call ill at work and stay in bed is hard although it was the right thing to do. I am allready feeling much better.

Mittwoch, 8. Februar 2012

I hate infections!

Today I had to call ill again. My taking the antibiotics early was not enough to keep me going.
Hey, I thought I take them as soon as I knew something was wrong and I would manage to keep out of the pain zone. I was wrong. Now I hope to be better tomorrow.

On antibiotics

Today I did not feel well. I think a bit was because of my health situation. Well, the bigger part was mentally.

Do you know this feeling of not worth? This feeling that everything you touches will go wrong? That you make a lot of mistakes? That other people are laughing at you, when you hear a laughter?

Today was such a day for me.

Dienstag, 7. Februar 2012

woodpecker and bladder infect

The world is crazy, lovely, funny and ...

Today I saw a woodpecker during work. He was pecking on a tree nearby. A lovely little bird.
It was such a beautiful thing to see.

What is not so go is that it was very cold yesterday and today I recognized the symptoms of a bladder infect. A visit to the doc told me I was right and antibiotics will help.

Sonntag, 5. Februar 2012

I am addicted...

...to beautiful fabrics. Today I made a pillowcover from an African fabric screenprinted in Zimbabwe - it will soon find a new home as a birthday present for someone who loves Africa although she has never been there yet. I bought the fabric here.

Today -red berries

Today it was so cold that my ears nearly got as red as
these berries during our little walk.

The ice is not big enough to walk on it.
We need some more cold days and there will be a lot
of action on our little lake.

Hot meals and tea are great during this time-
and a nice bed and book to enjoy.

Today - cold weather fun

Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Today - Earth wonders

Doing my household chores I saw this image through the window.
I grabbed my camera from downstairs and ran to the window again.
Opened the door and went on our balcony which was loaded with snow.

Shot, shot shot, please pose for me.

Going back into the house I lost control of my feet.
Sliding into the room all I thought was not to fall and
damage my camera.

Everything went well, just one of my fingers got a bit damaged,
but I think it was worth the shots.

What do you think?

Look for other branches at wonderlands Earth wonders.

Donnerstag, 2. Februar 2012

Today - Dreamy

I just received this in the mail.
Aren't the colours beautiful?
And the hard work making such a piece?

Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012

February - forgive

I allready wrote about my word for 2012, discipline.
And I won 11 more words for 2012 from Kerstin.

The word for February is forgive.

Forgive, something I am really not good at.
You know, I still remember the girl who got the sticker and forgot to give me anotherone back in elementary school, ages ago.

Is it easy for you to forgive?

My E-Mail-Ad

For everyone who wants to send me nice words.

I got the vibe again...

... and made a pillow-case for my niece.
She just got a new couch before Christmas and now she will get a pillowcase for the couch.
It will be a surprise coz she does not know I made something for her.

Edit: here is a pic:

Second edit:
Upps, now you know that I love Christmas decoration very much.
In the background you see parts of it and today is allready February!

It is cold outside, but inside tea warms me

I could not resist to upload this pic of Galloways from last Sunday.
They are allyear outside and love it.
I am happy for our good heating-system and hot tea!

Now I will go and do some creating with fabric.