December 8th, 2010

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Good... morning? >.>

Hm... I think it's more like, "Good Afternoon"! (I've been working on this post on and off all day now... *GG*)

Woke up late today. But I decided that I needed to kind of sleep ahead, since I'm going to have to get up early tomorrow to drive Cilli to the orthodontist... We have to be there by 9:30, so that means leaving latest at 8:30. And getting up at 7. Definitely *not* my time... ^^;

Spent all day waffling back and forth between work and reading and taking photos. Not very effective today... >.< Maybe it's the weather. Within one day it's gone from icy cold and snow to warm and rainy. You just can't keep up with it...

When I downloaded my mails this morning, all I had were advertisements and SPAM. Just how pathetic is *that*? >.> I really should do something about my lack of socializing. Then again... that tends to take time. And I already spend enough time on places like DeviantArt and Yaoi!Gallery and LiveJournal and...

Had my accounting class again last night. Right now I'm totally confused. It's probably just a question of actual *understanding*, but right now, that's eluding me. I'm sure that one of these days I'll sit here and go "EUREKA!" and will have understood what our instructor is talking about. But that's currently not happening... yet.

Last week, my still-husband's foot had been operated on for the third time. But, as they say, three's a charm, because it's really looking like the foot is *finally* healing! I think that they'd gotten an infection in there when they operated the first time, and it wasn't until the cleaned it out in this operation that the foot could finally start to heal. Still, he's staying with me until we can be *sure* that everything will be fine. >.< So my living room is still occupied by him. He tested his driving abilities today, but I haven't asked him yet how that came out. At least he came back home safely, so I guess everything went well... We'll see how much longer he decides to stay here...

(Re-)Discovered Amy Butler yesterday. I found one of her patterns that I'd bought *ages* ago in my stack of sewing magazines. Decided to check out her webpage (for those who are interested, you can find it here: Amy Butler Homepage) and almost died of pattern and fabric overload! I had to forcibly stop myself from immediately going to a German online shop that carries Amy Butler fabrics and buying everything in sight! *sigh* I'm *sooo* susceptible to pretty things! Oh, the shiny!

But I've decided to buy some of her patterns and make Xmas presents myself. I already have a good stack of fabric here (*not* Amy Butler, unfortunately, but IKEA will do just as well...) and that should do just fine. :) I think I'm going to make a big Gum Drop Pillow for my mother, to put her feet up on, and a Yoga Bag for my stepsister. Hm... don't know about the others... but I'll think of something... :) I have to approach sewing slowly, since I haven't done it in a *loooong* time... :)

Collecting and writing Xmas cards to send out. ^^ Should be done by the end of the week. ^___^;

Hm... I need another cup of tea... *wanders off*
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Shopping in Germany...

Sometimes I forget where I live... >.>

I usually do my shopping (food and otherwise) in the afternoon, because I can combine that with a run to the post office. Today I'd been waiting to hear from Cilli as to when she'll get here, and totally missed my shopping 'window'. So I just ran out and drove over to the supermarket to get the stuff that I had run out of.

I walk into the place at 7:30 pm. Now mind you, the store closes at 8 pm (yes, that's normal closing time here). I go through the aisles fairly briskly since I have a list and know exactly what I need. Then I get to the vegetables and fruits aisle. And it's half empty! A young employee is standing there, packing crates upon crates of foodstuff onto a cart, preparatory to putting it away. I'm like... O.o It's not 8 pm yet. She just shrugs and continues. I just manage to grab what I need before she takes away *those* crates, too.

Then on to the meat, meat cuts and cheese counter. It's 7:40 now. The counters are almost empty, everything stacked neatly into carts in the back of the counter, again, preparatory for being taken away. Me: O.o Then the lady behind the counter says, "Well, since we don't get overtime, we make sure to be *finished* at exactly 8 pm. That means we clear everything away half an hour early."

I wander away in a daze...

Now I know why I don't shop in the evening... >.>
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