Lately

There hasn’t been going much on lately, as in there isn’t anything new to report :-).

I’ve been carrying the plants and furniture on our balcony around a lot these last few weeks due to weather warnings. This means that it’s officially summer, because we A) use our furniture B) have had more than one thunderstorm with lots of wind. I like this time of the year.

Today is my second last day of student life. On Friday I start my first real job. Isn’t it great to start working on a Friday? This means that I’ll have a weekend after only working for one day.

My allergies are finally coming to an end. I’m not taking any drugs any longer and my eyes and nose are only slightly itching. Great! This means that summer can now officially start for me, too.

I haven’t been working out for the last 8+ weeks. I feel incredibly bad about this. Not only is my body aching for some workouts, but I’m also psychically putting myself under pressure to restart working out again.

We went swimming for 20 minutes yesterday. It was our first outdoor swim this year. It was great and though it can’t be considered a workout it was nice to move the body a bit.

Life’s good

I could be complaining.

About the rainy and cold weather we’ve been having these last couple of days.

About the fact that next week I’ll have to start working and end my student life.

That this whole wedding affair sometimes freaks me out, because there’s so much to think of and so many things to organize that I fear I’ll forget more than one thing. Which won’t matter in the end, I know ;-).

But if I’m honest. Life’s too good to be complaining.

The rain finally brought some alleviation to the suffering farmland and lead to a growth spurt for all the plants.

I can’t really wait to start working, now that I’ve found what looks like a pretty good position that offers so many opportunities.

I still have so much time to plan the wedding that everything will be perfect.

I have a loving and supporting family that I can always lean to if I need help.

We live in a socially and politically strong and save country.

So, I don’t have anything else to say than “Life’s good” – and it really is.

Ten on Tuesday

It’s Tuesday again. I can’t believe it. Time seems to be flying by lately, but this week I’ve found some minutes to answer these week’s questions. Don’t forget to head over to R&R after you’ve read this post.

My life’s far from perfect, but still I’m very content with it and most of my “perfect” moments happen in real life.

  1. What’s the perfect meal?
    Something where the whole family gathers and has a happy time chit-chatting. That could be a summer barbecue in the patio or a Christmas dinner. I think what’s more important than the food is the family.
  2. What are the perfect pair of shoes?
    For every day: ballerinas or sneakers
    For going-out: some nice, but not too high high-heels
    For working out: Running shoes obviously
    For the beach: No shoes at all 😉
  3. What is the perfect afternoon?
    The sun shining, some nice breeze, sitting on the balcony with some ice-cream and a good book to read
  4. What’s the perfect house?
    A house that has lots of space, but still feels comfy. I’d say it’s a mixture of modern design and country. I’d love it to have a big kitchen and also a sunroom or a sunny living room.
  5. What is the perfect outfit?
    Again, for every day: some jeans and a shirt
    For going out: a nice skirt or dress
    For the beach a nice linen dress and a bikini
  6. What’s the perfect wedding song?
    I haven’t found that one yet, but we’re currently on the search.
  7. What is the perfect job?
    Can’t think of anything now…
  8. What’s the perfect hairstyle?
    I normally consider the hairstyle I’m wearing the “perfect hairstyle”. For the last couple of years that’s been shoulder long hair that I can either put up in a pony tail or just do any other kind of hairstyle with…
  9. What’s the perfect music festival?
    I’m not the mucis festival kind of person, so I don’t really know.
  10. What’s the perfect day to yourself?
    A day when I get up do some yoga, have a nice long breakfast, spend some time outside and let the day end with a glass of wine on the balcony…

Currently

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Activities: running last minute errands before I start working in July, studying English with my cousin, visiting other couples’ weddings for inspiration

Loves: the nice summer weather with a few thunderstorms inbetween and thus wearing summer clothing

Hates: people I have to train for their job who refuse to take over the responsibility and think of ways to solve problems on their own, although they should long be working independently

Music: radio and church choirs to make a primary selection of the music we’d like for our wedding

Eats: salad and strawberries

Obsessions: wine on the balcony

Wishes: my allergies to stop so I can fully enjoy the summer temperatures without feeling like I have a cold all the time

Week 12 – Day in points

Week 12 – Describe the day in the points

6.00 am – Get up, I’ll prepare breakfast for us

7.00 am – My boyfriend gets ready for work, while I’ll jump into the shower and get ready for the day

8.00 am – Do housework, run errands, blog

12.00 pm – Lunch time

2.00 pm – Meet friends, run errands, workout

6.00 pm – Prepare dinner

7.00 pm – Hang out, enjoy our beautiful balcony

Though it looks like nothing I have no problems keeping myself busy throughout the day. There’s currently a lot of “running errands” taking place as I try to tackle as much as possible before I start working in July. And I fear am sure that once I’ve started my full-time job I won’t have as much time any more…

 

 

Week 11 – iPod on Shuffle

Week 11 – Put your iPod / iTunes on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs

I seriously had to search my mp3 player before doing this post. It got lost in the apartment. Then I had to recharge the batteries… Yeah, I’m like that. Now, here’s the list:

  1. The Killers – Human
  2. New Moon (The Score) – Memories of Edward
  3. Jack Johnson – On and on
  4. Gabriella Cilmi – Einstein
  5. Taylor Swift – The Other Side of the Door
  6. Eclipse (The Score) – Jacob Black
  7. New Moon (The Score) – Break Up
  8. Shakira – Underneath your clothes, live version
  9. Pereza – Princesas
  10. Taylor Swift – Superstar

It’s my party…

Facebook’s been around for quite some time now, but sometimes I wonder what people are thinking.

Exihibit 1:

A 16 year old girl from my hometown was celebrating New Year’s Eve at her parents house with friends. Unfortunately she had posted the party on Facebook which resulted in over 200 people showing up, leaving the house destroyed after the girl’s parents had come home and called the police.

Exhibit 2:

Just some weeks ago a 17 year old boy was celebrating his birthday with his friends at a lake. The police was called, because there were over 300 people celebrating with very loud music. After ending the party some of the attendants threatened to “destroy” a nearby village – they were arrested.

Exhibit 3:

Just last weekend the birthday party of a 16 year old girl ended with over 1500 young people getting drunk in front of her house. Originally the girl had planned only to invite her closest friends and after over 1000 people confirmed their attendance the party was canceled, but that didn’t seem to be noticed. The people came nevertheless.

Honestly, I can’t believe this. I understand that this happens once, but after that people are supposed to act more responsible. There have been reports of “Facebook parties” (as we call them in Germany) almost every other week for the last year now, so people should be warned to be more careful with their personal data, but nobody seems to be interested in it.

And I don’t want to pay for police operations like these and I don’t want my tax money to be spent cleaning up after such parties. Although I acknowledge that mostly the people inviting to the party are not the ones who make the mess, but still, like with every other event the organizer should be held responsible for causing such a mess!

The end.