Our second daughter turned 19 today. Entering the world just after 1 am, she had announced her determination to be early several hours sooner. So we sent our dinner guests home at about 2200 and she arrived for a prolonged stay several hours later.

As with all off-spring, she has her talents and her challenges. This is her last year of being a teenager. She will finish her Abitur this spring. Next year is still uncertain. I think she will be off to study and perform; US? UK? Germany? We are in that horrible applying and decision stage, made more challenging by the necessity of auditions. It is hard to focus on the future with all the school requirements of now.

We took her and her younger sibs to lunch before taking her back to school.

 Ms Nina and presents

She is staying through school end on Thursday. The former Ms Pink and her brother came home with us in order to get ready for the trip to the UK.

Minding my other day’s gripe – the sunset in the mountains near Pforzheim was beautiful. A red glowing ball just a finger’s breath above the horizon. Too bad it was barely 1630 in the afternoon.

 Sunset near Pforzheim Sunset near Pforzheim


Finished up the second of Noah’s socks, just have to graft the toe.

I knit two different heels, one a ribbing and the other is version of seed stitch. I will find out which he likes better and go in that direction for the next pair. Since he does not like high socks, I have significant yarn left over. All of them have asked for hand-warmers, so those are next on the small things to knit list.


50 Ways

Tenerife,the Canary Islands with a button to push.

 Tenerife, Canary Islands

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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