Donnerstag, 29. August 2013

Autumn cleaning

Today I cleaned our little pond. He is on our balcony. Just an old bassin. Over the months the water got a bit ugly. Now it is clean again with fresh water.

Mittwoch, 28. August 2013


Late summer garden
Hannover 2013

Dienstag, 27. August 2013


I was tempered to draw you a pic of myself today - would be really funny. Well, I can not paint good enough, so you just have to imagine:

I still wear a plastic-cast around my right ankle coz of my rupture. On the other leg I have a little wound from a mole cut out. Three more fresh cuts on my back side. And not to mention bites from mosquitos, lots of them. So you see my scatching a lot, too.  Good luck I have holidays from now on and do not need to go to work.

How are you?

Montag, 26. August 2013

scars, scars, scars

4 moles cut out today

Sonntag, 25. August 2013


Seems at the moment I am not in the mood to take pics. Nevertheless I enjoy the last days of summer as good as possible. My food these days are beautiful berries and a lot of fresh veggies. My hubby decided to cook this weekend. I just had a piece of a fresh blueberry-tart, yummi.

My right foot is getting into normal colour again, but it still hurts a bit. Walking is still very tiering for me.

I am reading a lot. And I painted two birdies today. 

I am happy we are alone today at home. The construction workers will come again tomorrow. 
I will have two doc appointments tomorrow, too. One for my foot and one for my regular skin check and perhaps operation. 

I will visit limetrees after my skin - doc - appointment. I love to go there coz it is just on the opposite side of the street and someplace I do not go very often.

Freitag, 23. August 2013

My dreams...


I have dreamt of travelling with the Transsib this year.
I talked with my sister about it.
She said she will come, too.

After our not so great adventure of living together (remember she left me with an ill cat, screaming each night, non functional heating and watersupply that could burst every moment, be careful, for a three weeks vacation at the seaside) I decided not to go on holidays with her.

Now my sister will go by plane to Moscow tomorrow to catch the Transsib.

I am sitting at home and will learn for my exams in September.
Just some days in Bulgaria in September to learn more about Bulgaria and than work again.


Just playing a bit with light and colour.

I went to our local market today. 
It is only each friday morning and it is beautiful there.
Well, afterwards I had to sleep some hours.

Now I have a frittata in the oven to enjoy later,
I prefer to eat it cold.

Seems my pain in my foot has nearly stopped coz now I start feeling pain elsewhere again.

Donnerstag, 22. August 2013


Today my right foot is back in normal shape. Well, I still have some problems with the orthese or how you call this thing I have to wear day and night for six weeks. It does not do great when I walk much - and I do not speak about miles and miles, but just about a little tour to get myself something to eat (less than one kilometer). I get sore spots where it is connected. And we still have the work at our bathroom. Today it drove me nearly crazy. Needed a lot of patience. Learn Lily, learn...

Things I usual do take more time than ever and I am tired so fast, I could sleep 24 hours day round.

Mittwoch, 21. August 2013


Today we got our white - sometimes it just needs some no to an alternative you do not want.
and we got our new bathtube. Some more days and I can take a bath under a window and stars.

Today I decided to give up on the pain meds. I have now a little headache and my leg hurts still a bit, but it is o.k..

I was told that I will get the one-year-job nearby (1/2 hours drive away). Still have to wait until I get it in written form - that's when I can be sure, but it looks good. Sleeping in my own bed for a year, yeaahhh.

Dienstag, 20. August 2013

On white

You perhaps know that white is not alltimes the same. There are so many variations. We are doing our bathroom at the moment coz the water from the shower came out on the other side of the wall and the only solution was a renovation. We want it white - a white with a bit in the direction of woolwhite. Today we were told that they do not get the white stuff. Tomorrow was the date to do the walls- so what? I decided not to go for the first solution coz I want to decide between two or three. Not just - this is here, you get it, it is a septic white - white is white o.k.? (That was what they told me first, but no, I am not so nice to say yes.)

Montag, 19. August 2013

On drugs

You perhaps allready know that I do not like to take drugs aka meds.
Well, Ibuprofen made my days these last days.
My right foot gets more and more in shape again and the pain is bearable.
The colour is changing into the blue/red spectrum allready.

Sonntag, 18. August 2013

Ligament rupture

Seems there was a bit more to my right foot. I went into the hospital for a check when it was 1 1/2 big as the other one and dark blue all around.

Hubby had to come and take me home coz I was not allowed to drive. Have some plastic around it day and night for the next six weeks to let it heal.

Autumn is near

Temperatures dropped and there is a fizzy rain outside. A beautiful rain.
Love this weather at the moment.

Painted a whale today.

And some scarfes are waiting to be sewn, too.  Love, love liberty fabric. They have really great bird prints in their autumn collection. Yesterday I saw a little skirt out of liberty fabric for the little girl of a friend. Easy peasy to sew for a six year old. Hope she will like her new skirt - it is in the mail allready.

My right foot - well, the cooling helped a lot and I added a pill of Ibuprofen 600 yesterday. Now my right ankle is 1 1/2 big as usual and it seems to get a bit of colour (red/blue), but I can still walk with just a little bit of pain.

I am cooking the soup for lunch today, back to my normal duties I guess.

Samstag, 17. August 2013

Do not look up into the sky...

... my mother would say. Dreaming is not good when you walk down a staircase, believe me.

Today I dreamed while shopping in a creative things shop and crusssshhh, down the staircase I fell. The lovely staff gave me cold towels and a first aid kit, thank you guys! And after some time I walked slowly to my bicycle to cycle back home. (Cycling went much better than walking, so I am back home now. Still a bit pain in my right foot, still some cool pad on my foot and hubby makes lunch coz I think I can not stand up long enough.)

Freitag, 16. August 2013


two beautiful old towns south of Hannover

Just back

Puuhh, high summer heat. I sweat and sweat. Just had a shower to get alive again after my little tour today.

First the interview - they will call next week and it is only for one year and I think I will have to fight to get the things I wanna to learn about. I said nevertheless that I want it when I get it coz it would be near home.

Then I did some sightseeing - pics soon. And I visited a friend and her family.

Now I drink some lemonade.

How was/is your day?

Donnerstag, 15. August 2013


My interview did not went well on monday - and it was my fault.
Do not know if I would get the job when the interview would have been better, but ...
you know.

Like it did need to get a bit worse I got a bug keeping me on the toilet yesterday and a good part of today.

Tomorrow is another day and another interview.
Hope I get it this time done well.

Sonntag, 11. August 2013


I am tired - I nearly slept during the last part of the retreat.

There is still a lot to learn before the exams but the tests I wrote were o.k.

No painting or sewing this weekend - just hard work with numbers.

I am allready a bit nervous because of the interview tomorrow. I applied for three different positions - do not know for which one the interview is...

Freitag, 9. August 2013

This time

No free weekend for me. I am on a three days retreat to learn for my exams. Thanks God I can sleep in my own bed at night.

Next week I will have two job interviews. So I am curious where I will work soon.

I hope to get a permanent position somewhere. I am working for years now only in short-term positions and they are really great to learn, but I am getting a bit stressed by the changes that come with them. The great side: I see so much beauty everywhere - it is a shame I can not take pics and drive at the same time.

Donnerstag, 8. August 2013

I am enjoying my time in the country-side

I took a bath in a small lake together with lots of fishes. Little silver fishes, some jumping out of the water for joy - or because they were terrified of me. What do you think?

Sonntag, 4. August 2013

Samstag, 3. August 2013

Today - blue

Today some more shots of my plants.
You see - I love blue.

Freitag, 2. August 2013

It is hot....

...really hot outside.

Summer is here with full bloom.

I stay since last week in a new place. We have an institution near my workingplace for people with mental problems and they have there working possibilities. One part is something like a sort of very low budget hotel. And there I stay now.

It needed a bit to get used to. Well, I had no other reasonable priced solution. And the room and breakfast is great. Fresh baked rolls each moring. I started to eat breakfast again.