Today I had a whole day of choir practice and as Leander was at the SPIEL trade fair in Essen, my sister was so kind and awesome to babysit the boys during the day. Even after more than two years in whole and nearly a whole year of daycare it’s still weird to leave my children in someone else’s care, even if it’s someone I absolutely and completely trust like my sister. (So it’s good that I do it 😉 ) Continue reading
Me: mother, wife, was in love with a woman once*, am deeply in love with my husband now**, friend, geek, trekkie, gardener, star gazer, dreamer, witch, attracted to more than one gender***, searching, book lover, scifi and fantasy addicted, singer, lover, secret keeper, artist, writer, gamer, crazy person, not missing anything whilst in a relationship with a person of a certain gender, bisexual.
*I was not a lesbian while with her.
**I’m not straight now that I’m with him.
***Yes, that means also more than two.
Someone on Facebook posted an article from Forbes about how parental behaviour can prevent our children to become “the leaders they have the potential to be.” And while I do understand the idea of some (only some!) of the points the article makes, the fundamental message actually makes me angry and sick.
Those who know me also know that I’m really fond of healthy foods. (Not that I always only eat healthy, but I’m working on it.) At the moment, I’m also trying to lose weight and therefore was looking for healthy snack choices – I just can’t resist having something to nibble while working or surfing or reading. Also, I have a sweet tooth, so only nuts or carrot sticks are really not cutting it for me during the day.
Wow. Long time no see!
It’s crazy how time goes by – not slowly as in the song but fast, so fast in fact, I feel like I live in fast-forward these days and months.
A lot happened! We celebrated Yule and Christmas, we went house-searching (without results) and renovated our kitchen (with amazing results). There’s a big blog post coming up with tons of pictures and I promise, you’ll be amazed! 😉 And with that: yes, I really intend to be back.
Art of the evening, by me ^_^ pic.twitter.com/bqZfqwuIZ4
— Julie (@julietaube) 27. Januar 2015
But for now let me tell you about last Tuesday. A friend and I went to an art course, called “free painting”. The quintessence was to “Just do”. There was a real buffet of paint and lots and lots of different brushes, dough scrapers, dishwashing brushes, scrapers and other things with which you could work. No guidelines, input only when you asked for it and no limits. 90 minutes of just painting and trying and letting go.