It’s been six years since we had to leave our Berlin apartment. At the same time, I was offered a job in Illinois. One might call this fate – we did not. Instead, we discussed, considered and dreamed for weeks, … Continue reading
I have been travelling quite a bit lately. Short trips here and there. To Czech Republic over Easter, to France for family affairs. Enriching and exhausting at the same time. Ostrava was beautiful. Basketball (what else?) made us go there … Continue reading
They used to have dinner together: mother, children, father. The father was always the last to come home. But once he was there, they would cook dinner and eat. Together. Then one day, one of the children – a teenager … Continue reading
Before I had the blocking board, I would block squares „old school“: either individually, with needles, pinned on my ironing board, or – depending on yarn and size – stitch (or crochet) them together first and block the finished blanket … Continue reading
It all started with a bad cold at Christmas. I had it first. The son caught it 24 hours later. With fevers of 105 F he was really miserable the night before New Year’s. Obviously too miserable to take the … Continue reading
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you” is what the Maori say. It’s what I thought last weekend when coming back to Berlin after spending the day at my parents’ house. It was sad and … Continue reading
Let me talk to you about my father. When I was a child he would work a lot. However, I remember all those Monopoly games with him (which we loved) and all of us hiking in the near woods on … Continue reading
I did not do much lately. At least not in terms of yarn and knitting and the like. Life has been too busy. Most important: my dad is out of the hospital! However, he is weak and dependent on a … Continue reading
My sister and her daughters are here to visit. The longer they stay the more I feel like wading in “Rainbow looms.” They are literally everywhere. The youngest made a bracelet in green and purple for me. My favorite colors … Continue reading
Yes, I am talking to you.
You’re multitasking with a zillion things on your mind; you’re heart and soul, commander in chief, and confidant to the ones you love. You’re a driver, a photographer, art director, and a doctor; all at the same time. You have your share in the household income, you take over responsibility, and you work hard most of the time. You are crafty, clever, creative, you blog. And even though you do not have a genetic disposition to do household choirs you do them nonetheless – just like all the other stuff that needs to be done to keep things going.
The way you balance family, work and everything in between is fantastic!
Have a great day!
PS Ally M. designed the lovely phrase.