27 November 2009


It's time for the 5 Question Friday :-))
You can find the question and the how-to on Mama M.'s blog.

Here we go:

1. Do you do a real or fake Christmas tree?
> A real one of course. My dad and my husband will go in the forest and choose the best one. Then they cut down your fir tree just for you :-)

2. What is your favorite Christmas tradition with your family?
> Uhm... Well, German Christmas Eve is the 24th. So we enjoy a nice dinner (Joint, red wine sauce, SpƤtzle, red cabbage). We're sitting by the Christmas tree and open our gifts, eating Xmas cookies, hearing Christmas songs. Later we do go to the church.
I'm sure this tradition will vary when D gets older...

3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in your neck of the woods? And, if so...how many calories do you think you consumed yesterday?
> We do not have a Thanksgiving day, so no extra calories for me :P

4. Have you started decorating for Christmas, yet?
> Yes. I did our Advent wreath and put up some Christmas decoration. But not much yet. And of couse I made a Advent calendar for my husband.

5. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
> Zimtsterne (Christmas cookies, Swabia-based, dough of meringue with almonds and cinnamon) and Vanillekipferl - selfmade.

Many Christmas question for a non Christmas-y one *gg* But I enjoyed it anyway!


Well, I never ever wanted to look like a mom. You know: not showered with a hair like a mess, a stressy face, letting everyone know that I'm exhausted.
I always wanted to look like I'm organized. Showered, hair done, nice clothes, whatever. Leaving home like everyone else…

But well, life's not always a bowl of cherries! So now as a mommy I really look like a mommy: hair like a mess, exhausted, stressed.
I always try to be showered when leaving the house and that works quite fine. Also putting on new and clean clothes.

Except yesterday! I was around with my fav grey shirt, cooking and changing diapers and going out to the building center. In the evening, I visited a friend who helped me with some computer issues. Then I went visiting my parents who had guests and talked with them, too. When I came home some hours later and put down my jacket - I saw it: a big stain! *shock*
The whole day I ran around with this stain!
How embarassing!

Maybe most of you think that it's not a big thing b/c it may happen very often. Not to me. Really. It never in this year of being a mommy happened that I wore a dirty shirt. So now I'm checking my clothes twice before leaving the house - even my hair is a mess...

Do those things happen to you, too? How do you handle it?

TTMMD: Friday

Yay, another Friday! The weekend is near :-)

And here is a wonderful song to begin the weekend:
Sunrise Avenue "Welcome to my Life"

Lean back, enjoy it...

Have a wonderful weekend!

26 November 2009

TTMMD: Thursday

On Thursdays I always put up a nice quote which brightens up my day.

Today it's a saying from Liz Armbruster:
"I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring."

What a lovely quote...

Happy Thanksgiving America!

25 November 2009

Writer's Workshop III

Today is Wednesday and Mama Kat just put up the prompts for this week's workshop.
Stop by her blog and join in!

So I decided to have No.4 - not because of the gift card which I will never win but this was the prompt I had an idea for. But well, 101 words are not much so it's a veeeeeery short story.
And here it is:

>>There was a boy called Arthur which was home alone. His father was abroad for business relations and his mom did go to the grocer to get some food for the Christmas dinner.

Arthur was sitting in his room and is getting bored. He decided to walk down to the kitchen when he saw the box of chocolates on the kitchen table. So he opens it to try one chocolate candy.

And out of nowhere there was a sound: "hhhuuuuuuhhhuuuu". Arthur jumped back in fear. He opened the box again – and saw his dad standing in the kitchen to welcome him!<<

Nothing special but well a story in 101 words... ;-)
Have a nice day!

23 November 2009

TTMMD: Monday

Yes it's another Monday and it's time for a nice blog post.
For today I chose Liz's post "Partyyyyyy!".

Her blog ...but then I had kids is very humorous and honest.
So why do I chose her post? Because I can understand it soooo much. It's about getting ready for a party night or better stay at home b/c of being too tired to go out.

So when I go out I need to nap during the day and also have much coffein in my veins...
And I think we all understand this issue ;-)

Have a nice day out there!

21 November 2009


I've waited for this the whole Friday and even it's already Saturday in Good Old Germany I want to join this thing again before my little man messes me up...

Here are this Friday's questions which you can find over at Mama M.
5QF is not her only thing to join in so hop over and check her blog :-)

1. Are you a Black Friday shopper?
> I haven't heard of a Black Friday ever before so I just looked it up. And well, up over here we don't have a Black Friday so I'm not a Black Friday shopper at all. (But I really want to know the difference between a Black Friday and a normal Friday - if anybody could tell me, please...)

2. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Think Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)
> Well, easy as it is as a girl: Barbie... Barbie and Ken, the Barbie cars and clothes and whatever Barbie had. So girly... [I really wished I played with cars and whatever, that would sound much more cool and not that embarassing :P ]

3. Favorite Christmas movie?
> None. I really don't like Christmas movies and whenever they are around on TV I'd rather read a book. I'm not that Christmas-y kind of woman/girl...

4. What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year?
> Health! Not getting the "new flu" or "old flu" oder any flu at all.
And ... uhm ... a nice and pretty necklace for every day as well as a graphic program.
And love :-) Of course!

5. Do you all go out with decorations or do you keep it simple and classy?
> As mentioned I'm not very Christmas-y so I keep it simple, very simple. Some more candles and stars and Santa Claus around, that's it.

I hope I'm able to read some other answers but I always have fun with this thing :-)
So now I'll wake up my little man and get him ready for the day...
Enjoy the day and have fun!

20 November 2009

TTMMD: Friday

It's Friday and so I want give you some relaxing minutes with a wonderful melody.
No song today as though no one sings this time.

Enjoy David Garrett playing "Brahm's Hungarian Dance No.5" - live

Have a nice weekend! :-)



Well, I know I'm quite a bad blogger :-(
The last weeks when I wasn't able to blog I had so many things to talk/write about - and they are all gone now... I wanted to use Windows Note to write down the issues but then I had a "writer's block".
I really wanted to join the "Writer's Workshop" on Wednesday but there wasn't even the littlest idea...
So I hope I'll be back with the 5QF of Mama M then and hope to find new inspiration during the weekend.

17 November 2009

Here I am

Hi Ladies - and Gens!
Well, I'm back again :-)
I'm sorry for my MIA, but as I already posted, my computer broke down and it took weeeeeeks to get it done. Unfortunately, all my data is gone :-(
I will posting more tomorrow but I'm glad to be here again, reading your blogs and experiences!

CU tomorrow

10 November 2009

Break Down

Yes, I know. It's been a while since my last post and am sorry for my absence.
My computer broke down last week and the problem couldn't be fixed yet :-( I'm feeling so lost without it...
I really hope that I'll be back soon! (Momentarily, I sit at my mom's house, using her computer.)

03 November 2009

Random Facts

Well, I just wanted to give some random facts about me as a mommy and my son D.

My pregnancy was the best pregnancy a woman can wish for. I had no problems, no sickness in the first month, just an uncontrollable circulation. The birth was quite the opposite, it took about 14 hrs from the first medical induction until the arrival of our little boy.
I didn't nurse. I didn't want to but I tried it and D didn't want to nurse then and when he was OK with it I had enough... So he got bottles of milk and for me, it was the best decision. I enjoyed that his dad was able to feed him, too which was quite comfortable at night.
We used diapers like Pampers and Huggies from the beginning. I really did think about using cloth diapers but as there was no laundry nearby to clean them. Because I didn't want to wash them...
And I haven't cooked for him yet. He get those baby menus out of glasses and gets some real food now when we are eating.
I did go to a course of baby massage (for D) and belly dancing (for me and my pelvic floor) and enjoyed both veeery much.
For me, it was important to stay at home and be there for my son. I want to see him making his first step and saying "Mama" for the first time and so on.

So that's it for now...
I think something like that will follow somewhen again :-)

Have a nice day out there!

02 November 2009

Wide Open

Have you ever noticed that you put your mouth open when feeding your kid? No? Me not, too.
But my husband says I do. Honestly, this must look sooooo dump and when he told me I was kind of embarassed. I was very attentive when I feed D - and hey, he was right.

So now I work on it that I keep my mouth shut when D opens his. This must look quite weird for other people and I'm sure I did open my mouth too when I fed D in a restaurant or whereever. I just asked why he didn't told me this earlier and do you know what his answer was? >>I thought it was cute...<<
How can I be angry with him when getting such a nice answer? Damn it... *gg*

But yesterday D's gotmother and her husband visited us and we ask her hubby to feed D. And guess what? He did open his mouth when D opened his too. And I did say nothing at all. Mean, I know. But I was just very relieved that this happens to other people as well ;-)

I'll keep watching other moms and dads if they open their mouth while feeding their kid... And I bet you'll be more attentive, too, won't you?

TTMMD: Monday

Things that make my day on monday are very good posts of other moms.

It wasn't an easy decision but I chose the open letter "Dear Crazy Wal-Mart Lady" by Josiah's Mom.
Why? Because she's just talking right from my mind. This letter seems funny but the situation it describes isn't funny at all.

Josiah's Mom, thank you for the open letter as I'm totally with you!
And I really love your blog itself. Your posts are always a good read and speak out of my mind...

Have a great day moms out there and keep writing more inspiring and open posts and maybe you will be thank-ed for it here next monday :-)

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