March 29, 2017

inside :: outside

a bit of a game::
inside, with lots of mixing and melting. cooking and baking, hosting, serving and eating together. our kitchen is a melting pot and it often feels, as it is the inside of a volcano. all cooking and expecting good things to happen. well, they do happen, every day and frequently a couple times a day.
often i'm just on my own, absolutely enjoying the solitude and wonders of food being prepared. but then it's often a bee hive in the kitchen too and everyone want's to eat and bake and help and just be in the middle of the making...

an other kind of a game::
this is right beneath the kitchen window, outside in the spring sun! the first plants are in full swing and watching the "gewöhnliche küchenschelle" grow, is exciting. first it's really all just green and there are a few twisted knobs which all of a sudden will open up and popping out is one of those wonderful bells...
life is exciting, spring is so full of new things, new life and new growth.
i should expect it, it's the same thing every year....

but still it's wondrous and exceptional, eye catching the least. it is a wonderful thing and i just go with mother nature and enjoy it. running in warmer temperatures is definitely a liked by me. not that i minded the zero to five celsius temps but the five to ten is best!

March 27, 2017

life as it is now


it was a busy weekend, more like the past four days i was kept from the blog writing. once it was the decision of either go for a run or write, which was decided toward my bodily fitness. and friday was a school day, knowing saturday afternoon was occupied too. so no computer time was left, besides getting the home work done, which i had to hand in this morning.

of course there was sunday. and that was good, needed and helpful, though on sundays i stay away from the computer, just if i really really have to turn it on, i will do it. and that need was not established.

well so here i am, monday afternoon already. i dusted and cleaned our bedroom, the bathroom, went for a run, hung three loads of laundry on the line in the sunshine of this lovely spring day. chatted with the chickens. cooked lunch, today was omelettes for three kids and me. and after lunch thea and i got to practice the cello as we usually do after lunch. in the coming hours there will be a run to the post office, to the grocery store, working on some crafts for kids camp which have to be presentable next week at a meeting....

i will be busy this week, with two more school days, so if i chicken out and don't post, that's just my life right now, it will change again. but for now, that's what it is.

March 21, 2017

the drink at night


a special treat was given to joel for his birthday. a very unique kind of single malt whisky, called "tunnelwasser", a so called swiss highland brand. well it's not just about the special drink, it's much more about the people we share time and joys and burdens.

we have spent some wonderful moments with each other. it has never really been about drinking or going out for drinks. most often it's just the moment of settling down, after a wild day with the kids, some intense meetings at work or toll taking discussions in the community. the moment of each day, when joel and i sit down in our "family office", the place both of us study or write, draw or read, listen or play with the kids, or what ever else. just about at 10pm it gets quiet and sometimes there happens a little toast. maybe to cool down, to enjoy the moment or to cheer for a little success in the past day. it has been those moments, which i feel have kept us sane on busy days. as well as slowed me down enough, to realize, that our relationship has to be taken care of. of course we talk and do things together, but those late evening hours have added to the joy of sharing my life with my best friend and husband.

and yes sometimes it's good to have other people join into those precious moment.


and here is a whisky taster at work, telling us all about the highland whisky from the rugenbräu in interlaken. the "tunnelwasser" has added a few more years, being stored in the granite tunnels of the lötschberg....