Hello my lovelies, 🙂
Long time no see, but I was thinking a lot about writing a blog post. November and December were so busy and I was happy that I managed the 80 % of my plans.
Well, what a busy month. We had a lot of things to do at work and we packed boxes for our house move after 8-10-hour shifts. My husband tried to help, so we decided that he would pack boxes and I would stack them in our spare room. To be honest, I was sometimes afraid that the packing cases would be too heavy for the moving company. So I scaled the boxes and the heaviest box was 22 kilograms (about 45 pounds). I started googling as well to make sure that the packing cases wouldn’t be to heavy for somebody. Now I know that according to work safety a person shouldn’t lift more than 30 kilograms (60 pounds).
Well, I was really happy that our boxes weren’t too heavy.
There were moments I was asking myself why two people lived in a five bedroom apartment. I can explain it easily 😀 We are book lovers, I love my plants, my stationery and before I started journaling really intensely, I loved to bake. And three years ago my husband started his second passion: board games. Because of all of that we lived in a five bedroom apartment:
I loved this flat. It was flooded with light and on the 5th floor. No one lived above us. The view from the balcony was incredibly beautiful because we could see our city forest nearby. We had a lot of wonderful and funny moments there.
While the days flew away, my nerves were on edge. Normally I am a relaxed person but during this time I was really stressed. I couldn’t sleep well, my concentration wasn’t really existing and my body was hurting.
Finally, on 23rd of November we had vacation. I thought that we wouldn’t have so much stress because we didn’t go to work but honestly the stress level was even higher then. One positive highlight was that our good friend Christoph helped us. My husband and Christoph brought the board games and plants to our new home while I was packing more boxes in the flat. We brought Maya to our friend Ute because our little pug shouldn’t notice all the stress.
November 30th came and the moving company did so too, very early. It was four men and a van. They managed to clear the flat in 3 1/2 hours, which was so impressive. They stacked everything in our new home in 2 1/2 hours. What a day! The men were so kind and brought a lot of furniture to the rooms, so we didn’t need to bring the furniture up- or downstairs ourselves.
The first night in our new home was horrible and short. We just slept on the mattress because we were too exhausted to build our bed together again. So be built the bed and cupboard for the bedroom the next day. And we missed our little pug girl so badly that we picked her up three days earlier than we had planned. It was so cute to watch her while she walked excitedly through the house.
We built up our new office first because we needed to get ready for work. After that was finished, we were back at work.
Our kitchen is still quite experimental:-D We knew that we would need a new kitchen and unfortunately IKEA has some delivery problems so we have to live with this „kitchen“ a few months. We haven’t got any cupboards in the kitchen but the cooker, sink, dishwasher and refrigerator are working perfectly.
For me something positive changed next to movement: Maya and I have friends with whom we can go out for a walk every day. It is really great and Maya has a lot of new fury friends. It is so adorable.
Today it is the 20th of December I finished baking cookies for Christmas and we found a way to lighten up the hall and staircase.
In Germany the numbers of infections has been raising and since 16th of December we have a strict lockdown. Only shops for everyday needs like grocery stores are open but shops like hairdressers or construction markets are closed.
For Christmas there will be special rules too. It will be allowed to meet with four people even when it would mean that more than two households met. Unfortunately every federal state can have some deviations. Anyway, it will definitely be a different Christmas this year but honestly I think we will all learn from this experience and we will cherish the time with our beloved ones more than any time before.
My parents will visit us on 25th of December for coffee and cookies. My mother in law and my father in law won‘t visit us, which will be the first time since my husband and I are a couple.
Well, did I journal? No, not in the usual way. Normally I journal every day or at least every two days but it was difficult to find time to sit down and write some lines. I sat down every week and sometimes it was hard to recapitulate what happened.
My hope was that I could write my first blog post on 6th of December but it didn’t happened. No space, no time and a lot of stress.
I am happy to tell you, that I can finally make it happen that I have time to post on a regularly period again. I‘m so much looking forward to writing more for you again from now on.
Wisdom of the days: Sometimes it is better to step back and lower your ambitions than getting too much stress!
Love to you all and stay safe,