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Popping in to say hi and hope everyone had a great Christmas!!

Posted by on Januar 2, 2009

Oh boy, this Christmas break has been busy.  We had so many things planned, we wanted to go ice skating, take the kids swimming, go to some Christmas markets and even do a bit of sledding but those things were not to be.  Instead we had to drive to the house every day, twice a day, to open the doors and windows in the house so the floors would dry.  The heat was turned on right before break and the moisture in the house is high so we had the pleasure of driving out to open her up and help the drying process which meant a loss of 4 hours a day in total.  On Christmas day the boys got up at 5 to drive out, open the house and be back by 7 so that we could all open presents together.  It’s been a lot of work but we all agree everytime we’re out there that it will all be worth it.  Here she was this morning in the first real snow of the year.

I’ve been knitting as much as possible, which hasn’t been much because Santa brought us a Wii and it’s been hard for the little kid in me to stay away from Mariokart and bowling.  Yesterday I finished the back of my must have house sweater and the fronts have been cast on.  Why does red look so strange in pictures?  I don’t have Photoshop installed so I’ll have to show you pictures untouched.

My first fishnet stocking is also finished and even the kids said it looked cool on!  I won’t show socks on my feet until both are done but here she is lounging in the little sun we’ve had in the last 2 days.

I’ve been soo itching to sew but life keeps calling me in other directions so I’ve been forced to wait until my sewing room is done.  Well, I’m off to air out the house one more time today and dream a bit about the spot that will soon be my ‘room’.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year’s!!

8 Responses to Popping in to say hi and hope everyone had a great Christmas!!

  1. Gina aka SleepyEyes

    Oooh, the house is looking so pretty! And the snow makes it look even nicer…..

    I’m in love with your red sweater….what is the pattern again and the yarn you’re using? I’m sure I’ve already asked this, but I forgot! It’s gorgeous!

  2. Mayya


    When you have time please check your email. I have sent you an email 4 days ago about your purse organizer tutorial. I am waiting to hear from you.

    I look forward to your creations


  3. Debi

    The house looks great Kim!! You’re getting there!

    Happy New Year!! 🙂

  4. Tina

    The house looks great! You must be getting so excited to move.

    I love the sweater and the sock and look forward to seeing their progress.

    What is it about Wii bowling? Even my husband and I play after the kids go to bed!

  5. Iris

    The house is looking great! How exciting that it’s nearly finished.

    Looking forward to your return to blogging once real life has settled down into more of a routine again. 🙂

  6. FawnDear

    I love your blog.
    I hope you don’t mind I made a link from my blog to your’s to have people check out your purse tutorial. If there’s a problem let me know and I’ll take it down. You are so clever.
    Best wishes on your sewing room. I hope it’s everything you want.
    We too are living through a remodel and I can’t wait until it’s done.
    Loved visiting, be back soon.

  7. Eliane Zimmermann

    Hi, I just came across your lovely blog by searching a purse organizer. Thank you for the pattern! I am afraid I will have to modify it a lot, as I have a few more things than you to carry around. But now I know how to do it! I am a dislocated mum in Southwest-Ireland (dislocated from where? from Germany where I went to college? from Brazil where I grew up, from Chile where I was born, from New York where my dad used to work – I don’t know!!!!). I was amused to read about you being a teacher at Berlin International School as the grandson of a friend here in Ireland goes to that school! Cheers from springtime-Glengarriff Eliane

  8. Suzanne Schwarz

    Just thought I had to leave a comment – you are an American in Berlin and I am a Berliner in America — Delaware to be exact. I have been in the US since 1994 and on your ABOUT ME page I saw that you speak German most of the time unless you are talking with the kids and that your languages are all messed up now. I feel that way about German. I speak and write in English just fine, but after 14 years here I think I am losing my ability to write in German. Sadly. My German sentences get shorter and shorter and simpler and simpler — that are “americanized” now. Then again, the Germans changed their grammar and Rechtschreibung after I moved — so now I am lost anyway.

    Drink a Berliner Weisse mit Schuss and eat a Currywurst for me, will you?

    I miss Berlin – a lot.

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