Montag, 30. April 2012

Today - 1st of May

The 1st of May is a holiday in Germany. My hubby meets with his friends for a hike each year on this day. I am invited, too. Well, my first try to hike with them was to recognize that I was the only woman trying to go hiking for a day with athletic men. Me, the one who was unsporty from childhood ( that kind of unsporty that never gets anything done sport-related) - on a day-long hike. Well, they are a nice bunch of friends, but I decided to stay at home next time. Some years ago I hiked with them again - much better this time coz the others had their families with them, too.

Today I was invited to hike again. Sorry, I stay home today! Has nothing to do with you, but I had problems with walking yesterday and I think nobody wants to carry me if I can not handle the hike today.

Tomorrow is the 1st of May

Today I felt an urge to go out on our balcony. Getting some fresh summer air. When I looked in our little pond I saw two big brown bodies swimming there. One was not moving at all but the other one was still a bit moving. This pretty bug is called "Maikäfer" (Maybug) in German. I rescued this one and it was holding very tough on my finger until I led it free in some green.

Happy first of May tomorrow!

Today - willow seeds like snow

Today I want to share with you how my front-yards looks today!
Everywhere - willow seeds.

Sonntag, 29. April 2012

Our old willow

Our old willow gives seeds on their way in such an amount it looks like a little snowstorm with the fluffiest of snowflakes!


I do not know how you enjoyed your day. Here much was about being lazy. Lunch and dinner was easy peasy - I love that we have spring and we have such a varity of foods again. Asparagus, spinach, mango, ...

Samstag, 28. April 2012

Today - from my backyard

My backyard - a magical little piece of wood.
 I planted some ferns last year.
I thought the big one might not come alive coz winter was so harsh.
I am happy to tell you that I was wrong.
The last two pics are from my big fern.

Freitag, 27. April 2012


Getting slowly
to live again.

Happy pain goes down to a lower level.

Mittwoch, 25. April 2012


dentist appointment

just two small things


not just

nerve needed treatment

more appointments soon.

Montag, 23. April 2012



rising early

Sonntag, 22. April 2012



Samstag, 21. April 2012


I love to have a balcony.
Just some steps from my laptop there is nature.
I planted some flowers and some greens there.
A quick possibility to happiness.

Today - reflections

This weeks theme on earths wonders is reflections. I played along in front of our bathroom- mirrow.
So you see my left hand and its reflection. On the other hand it looks as if I want to show something using both hands. I love to play with possibilies.

Freitag, 20. April 2012

Today - sad news

Today I got sad news. My dear great-auntie is dead. She was the one of my great-aunties I felt most connected with. When we had time together we had nearly alltimes a lot of fun. She knew the funniest jokes and how to celebrate.

Wherever you are now auntie - I hope you are having a good time!

Donnerstag, 19. April 2012

Today - just was not my day...

... or this week was not my week.

Dienstag, 17. April 2012


Today I was brave again. I did something that scared me. I booked my bus-ticket to Lithuania. Just one change of the bus and I will arrive there in May (costs about 30 € one - way) and I booked the ferry back to Germany. Small steps, but moving ones nonetheless.

Montag, 16. April 2012


Pics taken on my trainride home

Nice spring weather with interesting cloudformations overhead. Well, I was in pain. I managed to go to work but ... Now I hope some Ibuprofen will help to get me going again soon.

Today I share my pics with wonderlands earth wonders - movement.

Sonntag, 15. April 2012

Hot tea with milk

I love to drink hot black tea with milk. And I got a good cup cooked and served by my hubby today. Thank you.

Today - play

Today I played a bit carving rubber stamps. Just for fun.

Samstag, 14. April 2012


Today I slept long. While sitting at the breakfast-table the phone rang - an emergency? No, just my mom telling me that she and my dad will come tomorrow to bring me my old stuff and stop therefore for a short visit.

Donnerstag, 12. April 2012

Mittwoch, 11. April 2012


Today I had a headache and did not want to go to work, well, I went nonetheless. And I got something done - playing with numbers I can in my sleep now I believe.

Coming home I found a big surprise in my postbox from Daniela - thank you!
It is dark and and I can not make nice pics, but I have to tell you I got some of the nicest butterflies I have ever seen and a lot more happy things.

Tomorrow I will have a long day. More than 1 1/2 hours travelling for a seminar. Well, and meeting people from my new work - place.

Dienstag, 10. April 2012

Thank you!

When was the last time you got to hear "Thank you"?

Normally I do not hear very often "thank you" at work. Well, that changed over the last weeks.
Today five different people told me "thank you" for work I had done well.

Thank you.

Montag, 9. April 2012

Do you love to...

... pay your bills?

Well, I could live easily without bills. When I was younger I dreaded it when I had a big parcel of bills in my box. Today I accept that I have to handle them and try to pay them early so that I can forget about them. Happily I can pay them online - so it is easy nowadays. I still remember the old days filling written forms for payment.

Today - last day of Easter

My last day of the Easter holidays is today. I slept long, ate something and slept again. It was grey and rainy outside. To celebrate it I made muffins when I decided I had had enough sleep.
There are still some left. Come and join me.

Sonntag, 8. April 2012

They did it again!

When I came back today there was a big stash in our postbox. A lot of newspapers and bills. And between it all a postcard from my parents. Thank you Mum and Dad! But why had you to address the card at hubby and wife? Do I not have a name of my own? You wrote my hubbies full name and I just got the "and wife". I am so much more than just my hubbies wife. Just to remind you: I am clever and got an university degree - well, just a small one, but still... I work for my own money at a 7 to 5 job and I still love to design and make in my free time...
Your daughter

Samstag, 7. April 2012

Today - Hunsrück area and Rhine

Waking up today and looking out of the window everything was white - it had snowed.
After a long breakfast with cheese from the Vogese region we decided to do some shopping and walking. Shopping for lunch in totally crowded shops (seems everyone in the area had the same idea). And walking through the woods in the area just seeing two other human beings in two hours. The woods were crowded with blueberries - some allready in bloom. Remember to come back later - there is nothing better then fresh blueberries for free to pick in the woods.

Freitag, 6. April 2012

Today - bokeh

Sharing with wonderland

Donnerstag, 5. April 2012

Sleeping long...

... resting, eating well. Enjoing holidays.

Mittwoch, 4. April 2012

Where will this way lead me to?

I will change job again. New place, new people, new living space in two months time.
Living with my sis for the rest of the year. Seeing hubby only on weekends and holidays. My decision.

Today - sorry, we ate the Easter bunny

He seems to know his fate...
Cake by Bäckerei Borchers, Hannover

Dienstag, 3. April 2012

Today - live it small

A little walk, some driving, a bit cleaning - small, little steps

Today - my day in pics

Montag, 2. April 2012


Just smell it - there is something nice for dinner in my oven. Mhhh.
Easy - peasy and delicious. I roasted some veggies, salted some chickenbreast and put some crumbled bread and garlic on it, a bit of olive oil and white wine. Now everything is in the oven and smells delicious. It is hard to wait until it is finished - so good is the smell.

Edit: I tried much to early and burnt my fingers - another fifteen minutes and it was really delicious - and my fingers are o.k., I cooled them as soon as I recognized I burnt them. Mhh, my word for april: practice.

Sonntag, 1. April 2012


Beautiful paintings and things from Sabine. She knows I love birds and butterflies.

A bug ( I dreamed of something like it the night before I got this one) and more treasures from Claudia.

Thank you!