martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013


What is love.. yes that's a good question..

We girls are very picky and critical about the concept of love..
The most of us are vouching for the perfect man , who helps in the household, is a perfect father for our children and of course also very Romantic..

But somehow after being almost six years with my husband, I have to acknowledge that this is an impossible task for mankind... I don´t blame them because just as well we cannot live up to the perfect woman standard they have in their dreamworld..

As far as I can see a man would like a hot babe with long flowing hair, a not nagging household master and a perfect mother , of course she should also be an eccentric exotic babe in the bedroom...

And lets be honest girls, we don´t have all those capacities" well sorry to say I at least don´t.
My house is a mess , I don´t have the curves on the right place and you can say I have a PhD in Nagging..
But husband dearest on the other side is A-Romantic ( I think he missed some classes on that one) and certainly not a help in the household, which makes our house a pig stall as i am neither!

But there are some things we have in common and I think that those things are the most important of all!
We have humor, share the unconditional love for our 2 daughters and most of all Love and trust each other!
We have our ups and downs, are crises and lucks, but most of all we have a steady life which sound very boring but in the end that is what everyone signs up for in a certain way..

I ask myself sometimes, all those movies and novels about stories with the perfect man or woman having the the general cliche exciting romantic love filled relationships gives us such a wrong picture of what really counts in love.. As you become older you ( hopefully) start to understand that , but I think there are lots of girls and boys out there who are still searching for that one perfect thing which doesn't exist and they never will find..

man will never understand that socks belong in the washing basket or  empty toilet rolls are not a nice decoration in the toilet, they will certainly not understand that a flower might be a nice gesture ( a real one, not a ´I grab already dead flowers from the gas station ) and we woman are also tired at times and we are still not dying..

We woman need to understand that a man is a human being with real feelings and not a remote control manageable ´being´.. They are generally not romantic on the night that you want them to be ( or not at all ) after you watched that o so soppy movie which makes you all ´in the mood´.. They won´t clean the house on cue and certainly don´t like to be nagged to about things which happen 20 years ago.. ´Honey why didn´t you tell me that that dress looked awfully on me when we had our second date? ´.. ´uhh well i don´t know Babe , what´s wrong with your own judgement..´

I am aware I do a lot of generalizing in this post , but hey if you don´t fit in this picture i just have drawn of man and womankind than forget all of this and go on with your perfect life..

All and all this nagging, sloppy , too curvy woman wants to say to her also sloppy, o so not romantic husband that she loves him more then anything in the world!!

domingo, 24 de noviembre de 2013

Winter madness...

It´s that time of the year..that the whole family is having colds and mummy and daddy are keep on running after the kids to clean dirty noses.. 

At this moment all 4 of us are under the weather and even last Friday evening Sofia and I had an unexpected trip to the hospital in Barcelona. Sofia suddenly got a real bad case of rash all over her body and as we got a letter from the school that there was a case of Salmonella detected, of course I was worried.
First we went to the doctor here , but they sent us straight away to the hospital.
Good that it was a special children hospital , so they where very attentive!
Sofia was other than the rash feeling fine, and she got the nurses wrapped around her little finger in no time!
Tired after playing with the nurses..

Thank god it was nothing serious and the rash was considerably less when we went home around 3 in the morning. The next day we all had a lie-in and woke up around 11 .. Livia was still not asleep when we go home, like the little night owl she is , so she also woke up around that time.

The rest of the weekend was very slow as we all are out of energy so we did some crafting and relaxing on the sofa with some TV.

Here in Spain the weather has been very mild till about a week ago when the winter storm hit us.. It was loaded with rain, wind and terrible thunder claps.. even that bad that, that at one point I was reading and threw my book around the room of a fright i got from one of those awfull claps! 
After the storm it was straight away time for winter jackets and scarfs..
So as you see we cannot complain as the summer took till mid November.

Now I have to honestly say that I am not a hero regarding thunder storms and never have been.. In my youth , when it was storming at night , I always decided that I had to ´comfort´my little sisters by crawling in their bed with them.. of course it was selfishly more for my own comfort as they were most of the time still fast asleep! Always when the thunder storm was heavy , my mother would all get us out of bed and to the living room till it was over, and that is a nice memory for me , because there was nothing more nice in that time to sit all huddled together on the sofa as brothers and sisters till the storm was over..

Livia´s Xmas sock..
This time of the year also means Christmas is coming!!
I started really early with the Christmas presents as I wanted to make some things myself and that takes time.. I have quit a bit finished but still some to go...
And apart from making presents and decoration , we also have to buy some pressies, and I found out that Ikea has lots of nice wooden a trip to my beloved shop is  really unavoidable!!

Livia painting in concentration

As the weather is not really nice right now and we can´t spent our weekends outside , I am getting creative again with the children but also for myself..

We paint and cut and enjoying ourselves and even Livia painted for the first time today! 
I made some ´bird houses´from some empty plastic bottles...

one of my Gesso creations
I found out the likes of Gesso, which is a sort of primer on acrylic base.. You can do up all kinds of things with it but mainly is used for canvas paintings.. I use it to paint nice bottles and jars and also some canvasses..
Its very addictive and not even one veggie jar or wine bottle goes in the bin anymore, of course to annoyance of dear hubby as the whole house is now filled with craft stuff.. 
As I am doing so much crafting and crocheting , I decided that my ever growing stash needed a permanent place in the house.. and what is a better spot then the bookshelf of my husband!! He was not happy with my decision , but hey a girl has to do what a girl has to do.. I feel a trip to Ikea coming up soon to buy another bookshelf..or 2.. ( apart from the earlier mentioned pressies) ..
He has so many books that every cupboard is filled with them. I advised him to buy a kindle like I have, but he is very conservative in that as he says ´ there is nothing nicer than a real book..´ Ok hun you are right sure, but the house is bulging at this moment and more and more is to come!!

Our baby Livia found out how nice it is to draw and I tell you...she really really found it out!!
She likes to draw the whole day and enjoys it a lot if we join her.. That means that we are singing a song and she draw rounds till the song is over..  She does not take no for an answer as she just takes us by the hand and pushes us down to do what she wants us to do! The girl might be non verbal , but she knows what she wants and she wants it now! Its so nice to see some spirit in her after such a while her being quit passive and playing alone.

We are also still very happy with Lorena ( our aupair) who next month is with us for a year! The girls are mad about her and so are we. She has some friends around here now and enjoys a night out so now and then..  One of her friends is Alessandro , who also happens to be my colleague at work.

Alex and Sofia
Alex ( as we call him) started working in our team a couple of months ago and we got along great straight away..
He spent a couple of times here in the house and Sofia decided then that Alex is her boyfriend... till mummy´s shock of course... She asks a lot..´Mummy where is my Alex?´ 
As he is 9 years younger then me , I always call him my little brother from another mother... We are blessed to have this ´little brother´in our lives as he is so good with the girls and Shayne , Lorena and I can get along with him so well.. 

So.. now its time for a bit chillaxing ( as my mother in law always says ) and watch a movie or so .. I am trying to stay up as long as possible to ease myself back in night shift mode, which I start tomorrow night..

Hasta Pronto!!