Thursday, August 25, 2011


I've been so busy lately it's pitful.

Yesterday, after working 9 hours in 30°C heat and lots of humidity, I had to drive 50 km in VERY heavy thunder storms to an airfield to give two English exams. Both pilots passed! I ended up not getting home until afer 10 pm.

Today I had a field trip with my "company" to the city of Koblenz.  We were 6 bus loads of people! Weather was again hot and humid, but no storms (pictures are not uploaded yet).

Tomorrow I have another business trip with two co-workers, then go to my daughter's to babysit her daughters, then get some shopping done... and FINALLY pack my suitcase. Beginning Saturday I have 3 weeks of vacation (which I need) and on Saturday morning I hop on a train and go to visit Prague, Czech Republic, for 4 days!! yooohooo

So, please excuse me while I find no time to visit anyone......


P.S. Blogger seems to be acting up... grrrrrrrr

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Still around......

Sorry, I haven't been posting much lately. How are you guys going to get to know me if I don't write more often?

Life has been much too busy lately as well.... so what else is new?  My second (of four) granddaughters, Emely, the one in the birthday pictures in the entry below, started her first day of school. It's a German tradition that the kids get a "cone" with lots of goodies in it (sweets, pencils, erasors, other school stuff) to "sweeten up" the first day.

It was all quite exciting for her. The picture above was taken in the local church where they had a service (protestand and Catholic together) for all the kids and their family. We then went to the school where they were greeted by their new teachers and we could tour the class rooms. They only have 2 first grade classes this year with only 18 kids in each! Her sister, Tamara, started 3rd grade and there are only 15 kids in her class. Ah the country life!

There was even a picture in the local newspapers and only my little Emely is recognizable! lol (here without her glasses)....

Do I sound like a proud granny!   

Our weather has been lousy this year. We had summer in April and May (too early) and since then it's been more like autumn! Too rainy and too cold! And then I tripped and fell, TWICE within 10 days, making my abilities to be active, or creative, restricted. Luckily I only sprained my wrists and knees....nothing broken.... but that was bad enough. I went to two dance events and couldn't dance! What a torture that was! *sigh*

Anyway, I'm feeling better and maybe I'll feel like getting things done and being productive again. I have so many projects planned!

OK, enough for now....