Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Emely.... and other news

It's this littel "angel's" 5th birthday today.....

As to other news..... my move is coming along, and once again my living room as a build-in Chinese Wall, just like the picture in the last entry. No matter how many boxes I transport to the new place, they are soon replaced.

But my days are (too) busy in other ways as well.

Last Wednesday after work I drove to Regina's, picked up the kids and drove with them to my dance class, which they seemed to enjoy. After that I treated them to ice cream for being so good (Regina thought they'd be monsters, but they weren't!). Then we drove back to Regina's place (40 min. one way). Regina was taking part on a marathon. Anyway, it wasn't until midnight before she got home.... and it was POURING rain outside! I got home around 1:00 a.m., after driving through the extreme rain fall which was accompanied by the most beautiful lighting flashes. At times it was as light as day!

After only two hours of sleep, I got up to wash my hair and finally pack my suitcase for the 5 hour train ride to Bremen, located in northern Germany. There I attended a 2-day business meeting. It was nice to re-meet collegues from other authorities around Germany who I've met before. We had a great tour of the lovely city after the first day's meeting.... pictures aren't uploaded yet but will try to share them soon.

On Friday afternoon, the long train ride back. Thunderstorms had caused so much damage that the train I was on had to make a detour, but one that cut out some stops making the ride shorter then planned.

Yesterday I got some shopping done, then back to packing boxes, in between that relaxind by continueing to ride volumn 4 of the highland sage by Diana Gabledon.

In the evening, Karen had a Bollywood dance performance which I attended. I tried to film her show.... you can see it here:

And now I'm off to Emely's birthday party........ see ya later!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Photos... move, kids, nature....

My entries aren't as often as they used to be, but as most of you know, I'm in the process of moving. Official date when the movers come is June 26, but I'm packing stuff myself into boxes which they will then take. That way I can do some sorting first, besides being a bit cheaper. Since I already have access to my new garage I'm able to bring boxes over there already.... I was getting buried here and had no room for more boxes! This is what my living room looked like until Wheelie and I drove some stuff off this morning....

The weather has finally turned fantastic! The beginning of the week we had low temps around 15°C (59°F) with strong wind and heavy rain (lots of flooding in Eastern Germany and Europe). And today.... 29°C (84°F), dry and almost no wind! Really crazy!

This picture I took on Thursday during a business trip. Sometimes my job has nice perks to it...

The water is not a lake but left over from the heavy rains.

Last weekend Tamara and Emely's Kindergarten had a fest. I didn't take many pictures but I just had to share this one of Emely....

Tomorrw afternoon my son has invited us all over to bbq... and asked me to bake an apple pie (his fav desert!). It's supposed to be hot again tomorrow, but I'll still bake it. After all, he has to stand next to the hot grill! LOL

Maybe more pics tomorrow....