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Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook - 1

For Today...

Outside my Window...
the sun is just rising - seems to be a beautiful summer day

I am thinking...I still need to wake up. Maybe I should have a cup of coffee and a short prayer. I am going to enjoy this day as most of the moving is already done and I don't have to organize much more. :-)

I am thankful for...everything I have received during the last weeks. So much help from God in everything I planned. I am amazed and happy and looking forward to the future!

From the kitchen...want to bake some cake or muffins today. Also need to do good cleaning and packing up things I don't need right now.

I am wearing...jogging pants, tank top, barefeet...I have just crawled out of bed. ;-)

I am reading...Pride and Prejudice in German.

I am have a peaceful day and time to practice my music.

I am children talk and cars outside

Around the house...a little messy and bare - because of the preperations for the move

One of my favorite things...good stories that keep me going and inspire me.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
returning books and tapes to the library, moving house, celebrating Jamie's 4th Birthday. :-)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

The Simmple Woman

Freitag, 8. August 2008


A lot of splashing about has been going on.
The kids are so much in love with the lake in the woods (by a camping-side),
there is no better place to go when it is so hot outside.
But every time now we had to hastily grab our things in the end
and run away from a thunderstorm.
Interesting experience.
All of a sudden it get's really dark and windy and you can't
be quick enough or you will find that your things are flying away.
Every time we managed to get in the car before the
rain started pouring down.
I love this weather - it is so unpredictable, holds a certain
risk. Just like life does in general. ;-)

Freitag, 1. August 2008

Good news!

Good news: Lisa lost two teeth! She is so proud of it - and the tooth-fairy came, as well, to give her a little something. :-)
I think she feels well grown up now. She is trying to read by herself (struggeling though), is taking care of her little sister (playing, teaching her words, ...) and watching grown-up TV series like 'All creatures great and small' with great enjoyment (probably because of all the animals in the programme ;-).
Kids grow up so fast - and yet they are still so small.
Amelie for example - what a madam she has become. She's got such a sharp mind and is so full of mischief, very lively and very decided. She threw her dummy away today before bedtime and fell asleep without it. Just like that. I was surprised.
She takes it off in the daytime and when I am looking for it she replies: "Thrown it."
Great! Then we don't actually need it anymore, I suppose.
On the other hand they still need a lot of attention and support, want to cuddle up in bed, want me to do things for them (especially Jamie) and need my guidance in many instances.

My escapism

Long time - no post.
I am sorry about this, but I had to indulge myself in a lot of Jane Austen Movies. :-) It is pure escapism, I know. With the move and all changes coming towards me I am looking for some romantic distraction in my life to help me through these stresses and pressures.
I've organized most things already, though, and besides all those necessary things that need to be done I have taken to Austen and her period of time.
I watched some lovely films. Emma, Sense and Sensability (both adaptations), Pride and Prejudice (both adaptations) and fell in love with the latter.
Today I dug out my copy of it and have half finished it already.
What I love about the book (and also the films) is the wonderful, beautiful language they used at the time. So poetic.
It is also great to read a book like this to get a real flavour of the time it was written in. It is real history - the way they talked, behaved, lived, their dreams, hopes and experiences.
Very interesting!

Below is a short compilation of scenes from one 'Pride and Prejudice' film (2005) I watched. I know there are flaws in this adaptation, but I think that Mr. Darcy is acting great. This is how I would have imagined him. The film is also really well-done. Just some details aren't right and even though I like Keira Knightly in this film, she is acting to 'modern' and is showing too much passion and liveliness for those days (I think anyway). Still it's a wonderful movie - with great piano music. :-)

...and this is one of my favourite scenes in the film