Spring is here and I hope its here to stay!VIEW POST
I can´t even tell you how good the sunny weather and warmer temperatures and more daylight have let me feel!
There is nothing better than being here, walking Ilse, listening to an podcast or just trying to quiet my mind!VIEW POST
Its been forever since I´ve done a life lately! A few weeks ago we had the rare occasion of snow! Snow for more than a morning does not happen a lot and I made the most of it buy taking long walks with Ilse through the snow.
We had “a lot” of snow 😀 Its a lot for us when my short UGG boots are too short and Ilses legs disappear in the snow 😉 she didnt care though. She run and run through it!
Seb and I went to a conference in Cologne one weekend for CONNECT. We had a lot of fun meeting teachers and students and advertising for our project. Always fun to be back and even more fun that we happened to be at a really cool school! It was a really good weekend!
Here is the deal: I have been HORRIBLE with feeding myself! I either can´t find anything I want to eat in the fridge or I am already to hungry to cook myself something so I eat take out/buy some crappy (although very enjoyable) fastfood or am too exhausted to make myself anything so I end up eating not enough and just not good. A couple of weeks ago I made it my goal to feed myself better haha and I must say I am suprised how much I eat lol but its been really good! I can feel how my body and therefor myself feel way better already. I do need to have a plan otherwise it wont work but so far my plan has worked wonderfully and that alone is AWESOME!
Seb spends a good amount of time with us right now with leads to all of eating supper together and going all out in the cooking department lol the other day we made pizza from scratch and it was so good!
And sometimes the boys go ALL OUT in the desert department haha mind you – this was literally at midnight lol
So, life lately has been good! Lots of walks, lots of good food to help me heal and lots of rest, reading time and even some meditation. The more sun hours the days has the better I feel 🙂
Sending lots of love!!
For the longest time Albrecht and I had the Netherlands/the ocean on our bucketlist. Not that we both haven´t been there but we really only ever go to the south and hiking, so I really wanted to go to the beach. So finally we made it happen. It was just for one night/two days but it was still so good and since we live farely close to the ocean now, I really hope we manage to do it more often! Perks of having a bigger car: it was really comfortable to sleep in it! I also wish I had a video or picture that shows how much Ilse enjoyed the beach. I´ve never seen this little dog run more than there. She could not get enough of the ocean, the birds and the wide open space!VIEW POST
This life lately will be short because I got knocked out by the cold last night.
On the eve before Christmas Eve Katharina and I went to the Cologne Philharmony to listen to a christmas choir concert. It was a nice start to our Christmas days 🙂
On Wednesday last week we went to Schwei (by Oldenburg Rodenkirchen) up in northern Germany basically in the middle of nowhere and had a team weekend/couple of days with friends. We talked, we laughed, we worked, let the dog run around outside and spent time around the fire <3 for me it was energy consuming but we still had a good time!
“Have I told you about the tension of opposites?” he says.
The tension of opposites?
“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn´t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.”
Sounds like a wrestling match, I say.
“A wrestling match” He laughs. “Yes you could describe life that way.”
So which side wins, I ask?
“Which side wins?” He smiles at me, the crinkled eyes, the crooked teeth.
“Love wins. Love always wins.”
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
I made a new door wreath and with that Christmas time has come at our home ♥️
After making that wreath the Christmas decorating bug got me and I made more…
I´m planning on putting them up in our windows but am in need of a good ribbon to do it, so until that they are sitting there
I enjoyed a lot of time with Ilse last week – inside and outside 🙂 🙂 most of it not in bed lol
I had one night were I felt sad and like crap and just emotional and Albrecht wasnt here so I went to the grocery store and thats what I came home with
For the longest time I wanted upper cabinets above our kitchen sink but a shelve was cheaper and easier and faster and this week it finally happened thanks to Albrecht and I AM IN LOVE! It changes the whole feeling of the kitchen!
And last but not least I manage to suprise Annalena with a cup she feel in love with! Sometimes you just need to buy something extra special for a friend thats a little over priced because we would not buy it ourselve! Nothing better than hearing her suprised excited voice on the phone
Sending you lots of love on this Friday!
I turned our blackboard in a calender the other day and love it!!