Sunday, April 27, 2008


What a beautiful day! Warm and sunny, it felt like summer! Together with my sister-in-law Nadine, we went out to hunt some caches around Gronau in Germany. It was great to be there and discover nice places to walk. Today, we also met Nadine's new guinea pig. I love her new pet, because it's just so ugly and weird. Judge for yourself.

Her name is Swiffer, because you could mop the floor with her. Of course, we would never do that, but it is possible! ;)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A child for your birthday

A couple of years ago, Martin kept telling me he wanted to be a daddy when he was 30. He changed his mind, as you could see - addition to the family will probably happen one day, but not yet!

Martins 30th birthday was last Friday and our nephew Stephan visited us and also spent the night at our place. We felt a little bit like a small family! Stephan is so cute. He's an easy boy to handle and he is almost always happy. We found out he doesn't like peanut butter and he also doesn't like the slide in the playground. But he loves to play with us and with his ball and he observed our guinea-pig very cautiously. He also likes to squash peas and throw them on the floor. He can come over more often!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Weekend on Wednesday

"Tell me, why are you applying for this internship?" I asked a dozen times today. I had 12 job interviews and now I've got a headache ;) But it was fun though. I remembered being a student and applying for an internship myself (seven years ago! I'm getting older....) - how nervous I was and how exciting it was! Today, on the other side of the table, I felt 100% relaxed and I sometimes felt a little sorry for seeing the young girls (nope, no boys at all) sweating and searching for the right answers.

And now, Wednesday evening, my weekend has already started!! Not without reason: Tomorrow afternoon we'll visit my brother, because he will take his doctoral degree at the university. I've got to be dressed properly, common clothes like jeans are not allowed... hmmm... help!! I don't know what to wear!
On Friday it's Martins 30th birthday! Partytime!!

I just got home from work and found 22 new messages in my personal mailbox and 6 in my festival mailbox. Luckily the 28 messages were quickly ordered into 12 not really important ones which could be deleted pretty quickly, 10 informing ones which can be filed after reading, and 6 important ones which need an answer quickly. Besides mail, I want to finish two big cappella reports for my website and I want to select and edit the pictures I made during the Basix concert. Don't worry, I won't get bored!

But first, I've got to do the dishes. And that will be the last thing I do today. I'm totally done for today! Good night :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

The last game....

I'm about to leave the house to play my very, very, very last volleybal game. It will be the last game for me, because I'll quit playing after this season. I feel relieved actually. But first, I have to find some energy to get through the next couple of hours.
The past few days were too full and I definitely didn't get enough sleep... tomorrow and Sunday won't be different. I could use some free hours to catch up with my e-mail and to write a concert report (I saw BaSix this week)... but I guess I'll have to do it after the game tonight. I hope I'll be home soon and I wish I can finish my "to-do-list" before 23.00 tonight...
Tomorrow will be fun though: Festival for vocal ensembles, with (again!) BaSix during the Afterparty :) I just hope I can enjoy it without continuous yawning... ;)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Helping hands

As I told you before, a lot of people around us are moving / about to move. Martin and I are splitting up today. Martin is laying a laminate flooring in his mothers new apartment and I'm going to paint some walls in Remco's new home this afternoon.
Concerning our own search for a house: Martin and I found another house which we want to visit next week, but to be honest I'd rather not buy a house yet. The coming two months are really busy, because of the upcoming festival and I don't see how moving should fit in. It would be perfect to buy a house in June or July or later this year.... but what happens if we find the house of our dreams now? *worry*
Have a nice weekend!! :)
PS: I'd like to thank Dennis and Linlin, for moving without needing our help. When's the house warming party with traditional Chinese food!?? ;)