Wednesday, June 30, 2010

America Loses

Sadly the US lost their World Cup 2010 match over the weekend. Happily, the Mr, Professor Lambert, and I got to watch the game with some other US fans. Good times were had (mostly at the beginning) and excellent ice cream was eaten.

The before picture

The crowd

The oh-no face after that other team scored another goal

The OH-NO! face after that other team won.

There is no after picture. :( But, even worse, no picture of the awesome ice cream!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home Improvement

The confession of the day is that I am rather good at starting projects around the house, but not quite fabulous at finishing them. The Mr. loves this about me. Deeply. So, when I suggested that I was ready to start another new project - to build shelves in the bathroom for our towel chaos - he mentioned that we might consider finishing a few of the unfinished projects already in the house. In fact, he may have refused to permit any further new projects until some unfinished projects were, well, finished.

The lesson of the day is never stand in between a woman and her solution for the towel chaos. This week and particularly this weekend was used to finish enough projects so that I can start a new project. Devilish girl I am.

Due to the sheer amount of projects completed, here's an overview with pictures!

Blue to white
I repainted the blue wall in the kitchen that we never liked when I painted it 2 years ago. It looks wonderful in white and project completed!

Hang and Rehang
About two years ago I had two paintings framed. Since then they have been floating around various parts of the house, waiting for a repainted kitchen wall. With a white wall, we got around to hanging and rehanging paintings throughout the house. I doubt this part was much fun for the Mr., since he kept being told "a little to the right, no the left, not too far. wait, back to the right"?  Na ja, projects completed and it looks beautiful!

Reclaim the Fresh Air
Our fabulous new balcony table arrived earlier in the week. We put it together and then the Mr. carried the horrible, horrible old table down a few flights of stairs. And I finally hung up the wind sock my 'rents gave me about five years ago. Which means three more projects completed and our balcony is fabulous!

Summary: SIX projects completed. Photographic proof below. I'll be posting pictures of my bathroom shelves soon.

*devilish chuckle*

Our new white kitchen. The two framed pictures were in other areas of the house or just laying around.

Some more newly hung art work. The painting is from my mom; the poem is from my aunt and was part of our wedding ceremony.

A picture of the Mr. carrying the horrible old table down the flights of stairs.

The wind sock

Our new balcony with our fabulous table.

And for those of you that might be feeling bad for the Mr. - I mean he was rather hounded all week in my pursuit of finishing projects to get my bathroom shelves - he did get a very nice beer as soon as he came up the stairs. God bless him.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bike Ride Paradise

Today was a local celebration to get people outside and on their bikes. The Mr. and I took advantage of it and enjoyed a massive bike ride in perfect weather for it: just warm enough that it wasn’t cold and still cool enough that biking keeps you just warm enough.

First we rode our bikes from our home to the local train station and took a “before” picture.

Then we enjoyed a local train ride to the city where the party started. Thank goodness for public transportation!

The fun started immediately.

We biked along the river Neckar, enjoying beautiful scenes...

....and then through open fields and little villages.

Then we stumbled upon a real treasure, in front of which I absolutely just had to pose.

Just to make sure you also get the chance to wonder in the beauty, a close up:

Then we stumbled upon a small ferry across the Neckar and hopped right on.

Finally we reached the second major city on our trip and grabbed some African food from the little festival there. With the World Cup in South Africa this year, Africa is finally in trend!

And then we got ourselves finally home - to lots and lots of water – and the “after” picture.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

U! S! A! U! S! A!

The World Cup started yesterday. Today USA plays against England. At half-time the score is 1:1. 

Go U! S! A!

The Mr. and I are enjoying the game at home. To support my home team, I got out my two most important football-watching-gear: flag and red wine. I even dressed up in some blue (t-shirt), white (legs), and red (sunburnt chest).

The Mr. got all dressed up too. Considering how hot it is in our apartment right now, I'm totally impressed.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rock N Roll

The Mr. is off to Rock am Ring, a four day music festival, with 10 other men for the weekend. Before he took off I got two pics, because the chance was just too good to pass up. Here for your enjoyment!

What a hottie!

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