Thursday, January 5, 2012

In 2012 I am looking forward to...

... 2 weddings of my nearest and dearest
First of all the big wedding of my best friend, who celebrated her Standesamt wedding last year in Bavarian tradition. The big party will be in the Bavarian countryside, but I think it terms of style it will be quite different. More traditional bridal. Which means I can wear a new dress ;-) I am her maid of honour so there will be a lot of wedding planning, crafting and sewing, I promise. Yippee!

Then later in the year my sister will have her wedding. I am super-excited about this. My little sister. And my favourite brother-in-law. At the moment they don’t know whether it will be in a small castle in Bavaria or a ski lodge in Austria – I don’t care, because I know it will be a unforgettable celebration and party. No matter where.

... writing a book
I always wanted to write a book. Not for others. Not because it could make me rich. Or famous. Just because I would love to see something I wrote printed in a real book. I always thought it would be a crime thriller, but recently I think of something else. I think I could really do it. I would love to. Let’s see whether 2012 will be the year of my first book ;-)

... sewing more
I have so many sewing projects in mind that I honestly do not know where to start. Another one of my favourite shift dress? Another wrap dress? A Jackie-O-dress? A cape? Another hat ? A Carnival costume for my little one? A dress for my best friend’s wedding? And for my sister’s wedding? Finally something made from Jersey? More skirts?

... looking better after myself
My lovely husband just started a new job. Great challenges. Great colleagues. But 300km from home. So me and the little one are on our own during the week and see Papa just on the weekends. Very strange feeling. I have had long-distance relationships before – which I didn’t like particularly either – but a baby really gives this a whole new dimension. Anyway, I better stop whinging and start to look at the positive sides. No compromises on the evening TV programme! Evening after evening on my beloved sewing machine! Vegetarian dishes for dinner! ... Well, I cannot think of much else at the moment, but I am sure that I will discover more along the way. Right? Right!

... getting better at juggling work and my little one (or at least with a bit less running)
I know life won’t get less hectic, especially with my lovely husband not around every day. But I will try my very best to take it less serious. Walk instead of run. Be more pragmatic and less perfectionistic. Get a babysitter. Not look at the dust bunnies too closely – at least they are quiet pets ;-)

... and an unexpected present
I have no idea when to expect this. Or from whom. Or what it will be. Whether it will be big or small. I just hope I will recognise it whenever it will come my way. Because that is what my New Year’s Eve fortune cookie promised me. And of course, I believe in fortune cookies J

Oh well, 2012 looks pretty good to me ;-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home Improvement Day

Instead of making big New Year’s resolutions which I break after a week anyway, I decided to just start doing something. Today. Without much of a plan. I just walked through the rooms of my apartment and started with what I found most annoying.
Taking out the trash – the empty Adventskalenders, tons of used wrapping paper, glass bottles,...
Cleaning up and sort things in boxes – a box for the flee market, a box for the summer house, a box for charity

Eating all leftover Christmas cookies ;-)
Ahhh, I feel so much better now. What do you find most annoying in your house or apartment?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Cards? No! New Year’s Cards!

Even though I had some time off in December, it still got hectic. I think I just cannot avoid it with all the things I want to do before Christmas. Baking cookies. Getting great presents for my loved ones. Going to the Christmas market. Decorating the apartment and and and... It is 100% my own fault, so instead of complaining I decided to do what I wanted to do and not stress about the things I didn’t had time to do. Like Christmas cards. I didn’t even send out Christmas cards. So after the Christmas days, I decided to send at least some New Year’s cards to my lovely friends overseas.

So I took some aluminium foil from the kitchen and made a 2012 out of it, I blew up a few balloons, bought some shiny hats at the dollar store and forced my family to dress up one day prior to New Year’s Eve. Then my lovely husband set up his camera with remote control and we shoot some photos of our little family. It was so much fun, seriously, and it only took 10 minutes or so. You don’t have more time than that with a 1,5-year-old one J

And voila: we had great photos not only for our New Year’s cards, but also for us as a memory of New Year’s 2011/2012.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a happy, healthy, successful and merry 2012!!!
May a lot of your dreams come true in the New Year and may you always have time to spend with your loved ones!