Monday, April 25, 2011

A little (or huuge) catch up

First of all, Happy Easter to my dear readers! :)
I hope you all have a great time with your loved ones.

As you can tell from the lack of posts in the past, I was pretty busy.
Same old, same old..school. In addition to the lectures there are loads of practical classes.
Oh and don't forget the lab reports afterward...
But I am not complaining, I wanted it that way.
But sometimes it can be exhausting.

What have I been up to lately?
Well, last Tuesday I went out with fellow students to celebrate somebodies birthday.
It was a great night, I was out til 6 am.
Even though I skipped classes that day, I only managed to sleep til noon.
It was a lazy day afterward, I got some stuff done and in the evening I went to another friends house where we had barbecue and the others played sing star while I was busy trying not to fall asleep.
Did not work that well. :)

On Thursday we had lab in the afternoon and because something did not work right, we stayed way longer than anticipated.
I was really glad that I did not book a flight for that day as I had originally planned.
My Mom celebrated her birthday on Friday and I originally was supposed to get there by Thursday and help out with the preparations.
We changed that plan when it turned out that I have lab on Thursday and we decided, that I will travel up there on Friday.
So I got up really early on Friday, went to the station and took a train to a town 4 hours away where I met some relatives that gave me a ride. (as they were going to the party as well)
The trip in the car was quite annoying interesting to say the least.
Two of the three persons kept arguing all the way.
The third one wanted to make smalltalk, while I just wanted to sleep...
Then we got stuck in traffic. HELP!
I decided to just "fall asleep" and zoom out which worked ok for a while.

When we finally made it, my Mom and my brothers already had finished coffee and cake.
So we ate, while my Mom just had coffee and we all sat there and chatted.
My brothers and I teamed up and got her a gps, which she really liked. :)

Later I played a board game with my brothers while my Mom and her sister and brother and sister in law chatted away.

Dinner was great too, and in the AM we left.
I slept at my Mom's house and the others went to a little hotel.
They picked me up after breakfast and the trip back home was way smoother.

I got back around 7 pm, did the normal Saturday routine, groceries and laundromat, and cooked myself a delicious dinner.
On Sunday I cleaned my place, which took some time and did research for school.
Today I did not do much, slept in, and did some stuff for school.
But, I did start working out again!
I have some goals to reach, one of them is being in shape for the 10 K run here in town in June.
I never participated in a run, but somehow I got into it.
We want to run as a team and I told my fellow students, I am interested and if I think I am in shape by the time, the registering deadline ends I am in.
So I have a small backdoor to get out but somehow I want to do it.
We shall see. :)

But I want to exercise more in general, not just for that run.

If Jesus can turn water into wine, I should be able to turn fat into muscles, right?

I hope everybody has  a great week!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dear so and so (the very late edition)

Dear So and So...

Dear readers,

yes, I know it is Sunday but I either do it now or the letters will probably remain unwritten.
I was so busy the whole week and since I now have a class on Saturday too, it is not like I could unwind on Fridays anymore.
Will try to do better next week though.

busy student

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Dear self,

what were you thinking, when you signed up for this additional class on Saturday??
It was voluntarily, but now you can't get out anymore.

missing my free Saturdays
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Dear cough,

it is time for you to go, like RIGHT NOW!

so tired of it

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Dear neighbor,

don't get me wrong. I love kids, I really do.
And I love babies in strollers.
I even enjoy pushing them around in their stroller. (hey I was an Au Pair for two years, when I got back to Germany my hands felt so empty whenever I walked somewhere.)
And it is totally OK that you don't want to carry your stroller upstairs all the time, I would not want to do it either.
I also think it is great that you get together with other Moms and of course they don't have to carry their strollers upstairs as well.
But please, could you make sure next time, that your friends' strollers don't block my door?
I know there is not much space in the hallway, but  some consideration on your site would be highly appreciated. (plus it is a safety hazard)

 trapped neighbor
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Dear Mom at the store,

you had two really cute little boys with you the other day.
They both looked like around 2 years old.
May I make a suggestion?
Maybe next time you should bring a stroller to contain at least one of them?
( I was an Au Pair, I know what I am talking about)
Keeping them from running all over the place in the store might make it possible for you to actually get your shopping done.
And keeping them from running all over the place in the parking lot might help them making it to kindergarten age.
Just sayin' ...

speaking from experience
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Dear Mom at the department store.

What did you want to prove by going up that escalator? Your stupidity?
At least you had a stroller with you. Kudos for that, not like the Mom in the letter above.
But was it necessary to take that stroller on the escalator?
At least you obeyed the sign which said that parents should hold their kids hands on the escalator.
But why didn't you put your kid in the stroller, but dragged him by his hand onto the escalator?
He looked like he just learned how to walk.
It was apparent that he did not want to go. I don't know if he was scared or just smarter than you.
You had the chance to prevent the following, because I told you there are elevators at the store as well.
After you caused a long line you finally rode up, one hand on the stroller, one hand holding your little boy's hand and no hand free to pick up the groceries falling from the stroller.
Way to go Mom!

You should have listened to me
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Dear readers,

normally I don't dish out parenting advices but those things just seemed stupid to me.

just clarifying

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Dear landlady,
you are worried about an abandoned bike in the driveway?
Really?
What about the scaffolding, that does NOT improve the sight of this house?
When will you take that down?
It's been there since I moved it...
Or does it HAVE to be there in order to keep the house from falling apart?

looking forward to moving out at some point...
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Dear apartments,

the hunt is back on!

hating it but wanting to move

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Dear sun,

welcome back!
It is so good to have you around again, and even better if I find the time to catch some rays. :)

see you later
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Dear lab report,

finish yourself, will you?

Pretty Please :)

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Dear readers,

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The instant student

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