12 December 2016

Sunday Morning

Before the rain we went out to enjoy the frost on the leaves:

07 December 2016

MyGuy the clockmaker

Last weekend someone had a good time making his own watch.

17 November 2016

02 November 2016

Lovely Flowers away from home

We went away for the weekend and MyGuy had them put this lovely bouquet in our room.

24 October 2016

Leaf Wall

Saturday's photo session yielded some pics for Ravelry, but also this one.

17 October 2016

Fog in the Vineyard

Fog season has started for us, but we went out and had fun anyway.

12 October 2016


Just another Dahlia, because I love the photos my guy takes.

27 September 2016

Badenweiler looking to the Vogese

We had a good weekend away and could see the mountains in France.

20 September 2016

Pre-Anniversary Bouquet

As we plan on being away on our Anniversary I bought some flowers for the week before for us to enjoy. We had sunflowers in our wedding, so this is a reminder of the day for us.

19 September 2016

Weekend Recap

It seems right now I only run about 6 km each weekend and not in between. For the moment I am okay with this though I would love to add one more run during the week. But for the moment stabilizing the one run a week is more important. Especially since Tai Chi starts up again this week and the indoor pool has opened again, so my Thursday swim can restart too.

I knit quite a bit on one of my current shawls. With the weather turning towards fall shawls are calling to me. I did not finish it, but hopefully this week will see me to the end of the Star Ramble.

With the cooler air food preferences change and we had Spätzle with mushrooms and maroni and I see pumpkin in our near future. Yam!

14 September 2016


Early morning pictures of the sunflower field near our home.

12 September 2016


We went for a spontaneous trip to Heitersheim this week-end. On Saturday we went to the Kurpark in Bad Krozingen and MyGuy took some wonderful pictures of the dahlias while I sat and knitted on my latest shawl. I finally finished darning in the ends on my Greyhound on Sunday. Now it needs a bath and a stretch.

06 September 2016


I finished my newest shawlette and as fall is coming it is a good thing that my starteritis is concentrating on shawls and shawlettes at the moment. Photo to follow, but I am pleased especially as I used most of a ball of old stash Wollmeise that was really colorful.

05 September 2016

Sunday Run Recap

6.22 km walking and jogging. That is fine. It was quite humid for us, so my head felt like it would explode at the end. I probably did not drink enough, so that needs improvement for the next weekend.

And I need to figure out when I can do a second run in the week. MyGuy still needs transportation after his eye surgery, but that is not a real reason, just an excuse.

Looking forward to the 20th when Qi Gong will start again, however need to dig out my book and start practicing again. That will be Tuesday evening's activity for the next months.

31 August 2016


Just another rose picture because the roses are still blooming like there is no fall coming.

30 August 2016

29 July 2016

Sleep Journal Day 4

I realized I spent probably an hour of my after work time with SIMS on my smartphone. Need to think about how to decrease that time. On the other hand I also knit on the balcony and the reason why I only went to sleep after 11 pm is that I read for about an hour after going to bed. Wanted to keep going, but good sense prevailed, so that I am not even more tired this morning.
Woke up at 5:45 before the alarm clock. Bit tired, but okay once I cycled to work.

28 July 2016

Sleep Journal Day 3

Was really tired very early in the pm, but went to be at 10, read a few pages and out by 10:15. Trying to curb the smartphone time before bed to avoid the light. No TV at all.
Awake by 5:30, cuddle time until 6 ("official" get up time, e.g. when my alarm clock would ring), then up and about.
Feeling a bit sleepy today, but better after bike commute.

27 July 2016

Sleep Journal Day 2

Went to sleep around 11pm after a nice bath and a bit of smartphone time (tsk, tsk, no screen time...)
Woke up about 5:30 before the alarm clock and snuggled until get up time at 6.
Slept well. Feel awake.

26 July 2016

Sleep Journal Day 1

Trying to get the Hack your Sleep Quest done:

Went to Bed 10pm, knit a bit, slept by 10:40
Woke up about 5:20am before alarm clock, cuddled with MyGuy until 6
Slept okay, feel rested

I am sort of resisting the walk for 5mins in the morning as I will ride to work by bike.

06 July 2016

Just a note

I didn't go for a run yesterday, but went to do some errands on the bike, so got some km in.

05 July 2016


Since I did my elevated knee push ups on Sunday my shoulder is complaining. Stupid thing is I am not sure why as I was not pushing myself all that hard and had done other exercises before, so should not have been "cold". Oh well. I plan to go for a run this evening, if I get out early enough to pick up my stuff at the pharmacy and tea shop in town before that.

04 July 2016


I took the weekend off in the best possible way: no cleaning, no have tos just playing with yarn and reading. I have read 4 Novellas by Jon Rosenberg via Kindle over the last few days. This does not help in the least with my goal to read from the stacks, but it was very enjoyable. I also started winding some yarn I had from a yarn pool ages ago. I am thinking cardigan, but will have to check the gauge before I go further. It will likely be something simple as the yarn is untwisted 6 plies. The apricot color would make it a nice summer wear, but testing it on 4,5 mm and 5mm needles gives me a good fabric, so might be for a cold summer.

01 July 2016


I have physio for pain in my lower back and the lady is showing me exercises to do. Sure feel all the weaknesses, so must be spot on. Will try to do them every evening.

29 June 2016

Back to the gym

I finally made it back to the gym. As I came by bike I skipped the cardio warm up, though I might need to reconsider this for next time, at least do some jumping jacks.

The workout went ok even though I could feel my back still a bit. One exercise I had to skip because the dude there was just not moving on and I was not feeling social enough to ask him to share, but I am okay with that.

I did a bit of standing on one leg with various movements as recommended by my physio therapist to help with the imbalance that is a cause for my back pain. I keep forgetting to balance when brushing my teeth which was the recommendation.

27 June 2016


As there was a lot of rain the last couple of weeks and the snow is still melting in the mountains the Rhine Falls in Neuhausen had a lot of water and it looked quite impressive.

There is a statue to remember the first aluminium production in Switzerland. I used to work in Schaffhausen and go for walks during my lunch break along the Rhine. In a bout of nostalgia I decided to run the path from the Rhine falls to the Munot. After weaving my way through the tourists at the falls I started running and for the most part I was able to run up to the spot where the bridge crosses below the munot. There were a few breaks due to crossing the Rhine on a bridge and ups and downs (which my knee prefers for me to walk rather than jog), but overall I ran. Happy! Up on the Munot I met up with MyGuy who had been happily taking photos of the lovely roses in bloom up there.

24 June 2016


I weight 67,1 kg on Wednesday. So I am up from last week, but not worried as the general tendency is going the right direction. My goal weight is 63 kg or thereabouts, as I am 1.64 m tall (or short) that gets me in a normal range, nothing too crazy. I just want to help my knees stay healthy and be able to move when I get older.

Nerd Fitness challenge is to keep a Food Log, but so far that just annoys me, so for the moment I have shelved the app approach. They are also suggesting taking photos of all you eat, which I am considering, but think is embarrassing in the cafeteria at work. Hmmm.

23 June 2016

Nerd Fitness

I have joined the Nerd Fitness Academy and as it is one suggestion to keep a daily log on for example a blog, I thought I would use the blog I already have.

Makes sense too, as there are already trackers for my weight loss and for the journey to Mordor at the bottom.

02 June 2016


Not sure if this is motivation for Saturday, but it was fun fooling around with the sculpture.

17 May 2016

Plan for 4th of June

I have registered for  a race: Bodenseelauf. Let's see if this year I actually make it. Usually when I register I am then no longer motivated to run in preparation.

22 February 2016


Not such a nice week end, but what a sundown on Sunday.