On who I am right now


I am…

… looking forward to fall and all the fun stuff that comes with it… cooler evenings, blankets, candles, spiced pumpkin lattes (I said that just because, I am actually not a very big fan of them, but I noticed that they’re back on the Starbucks menu!), hot soups! Last night, we had the first rain!

… patiently waiting to hear from a friend who hasn’t been in touch for a while. She usually takes her time to get back to my emails and sometimes I just wish she would be a little better about keeping in touch with me, because whenever we do see each other, it’s like we haven’t been apart at all.

… feeling kind of ridiculously happy about the fact that Christmas is only 3,5 months away. I love the pre-Christmas time and I can’t wait to go back to Germany and have mulled wine, ginger bread  and potato pancakes at the Christmas Market!

… hoping that my Dad’s surgery next week will go as planned. Keep your fingers crossed.

… hating that I am so far away when things are happening with/to my family.

… thrilled that my nice and nephew are now sporting similar t-shirts from Hawaii  sent by yours truly :) When my sister asks “Greta, who sent you this t-shirt?”, Greta will answer… “Sand(r)aaaa, in ‘Merica”. Awww, swoon.

… proud of myself for having gone back to the gym. Finally.

… starting to read more again, which I always crave, but never feel I have enough time for. I have recently picked up a few good books though and fall is always a good time to get back into reading, don’t you think?

…  looking forward to a little get away with J in October. We still haven’t decided on the destination, but I am sure we’ll come up with something.

… feeling more inspired to be creative these days, and making time for it. As I mentioned before, I am (still) working on the embroidery on a baby quilt for my sister and I’ve also picked up more supplies  at Michaels on Monday to start a project for another soon-to-be-born baby. It’s exciting.

  1. I love this post! And I love that you pointed out that Christmas is so soon!
    .-= justine´s last blog ..Planner LOVE =-.

  2. I hope your dad’s surgery goes well. I think I’ll need a little time to get used to the fact that winter and Christmas are coming so soon. Right now I just miss the warmth of summer and dislike how soon it gets dark again.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..On being the one behind the camera =-.

  3. I love it when things finally start to cool down. I hope everything goes well with you father’s surgery.

  4. Aw, I like almost everything in this post. Except for the fact that your dad needs heart surgery. I will think good thoughts and send positive energy. Keep us posted.

    Making time to read and be creative can make even the most hectic or stressful work, etc. seem more manageable. That’s definitely a part of my stress management plan.

  5. WHOOPS WHOOPS, misread! Sorry, was trying to read this entry during work hours and read heart instead of hip! Glad it’s not so serious but will still keep him in my thoughts!

  6. I don’t like Pumpkin Spice lattes either! But I try them every year because I get so excited to see it on the menu… And then I don’t like the taste. Sigh.

    I’m thinking of you and your family, San!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..The One With Neighbors and Dinosaurs =-.

  7. lovely post! what a nice way to periodically record how you are feeling and what you are thinking about.
    .-= rachel´s last blog ..opposite =-.

  8. I love this post! I’m so ready for fall but I doubt that will happen in Arizona any time soon. If I had a lot of money, I’d blast the AC up and dress warm and make sure my house is filled with spices.

    That’s great about going back to the gym! I have recently started going back to the gym too. Let’s keep up on that before we get into the holidays.
    .-= steph anne´s last blog ..Saving &amp Splurging Do Not Mix! =-.

  9. Yay! Fall!
    Sounds like you are having a lot going on. Positive thoughts for your Dad’s surgery!

  10. I love Autumn too! I love the cooler weather and soups and stews and fires in the hearth.
    I’ll be praying for your Dad. I hope all goes well!
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Fritz’s Bath =-.

  11. Love that you’re German. Love Christmas completely. Agree fall is a great time to start reading. Love it!

  12. I hope the surgery goes well. I know you have a new bookmark to use with whichever book you decide to read ;)
    .-= Kam´s last blog ..Call for Guest Bloggers =-.

  13. “I love the pre-Christmas time and I can’t wait to go back to Germany and have mulled wine, ginger bread and potato pancakes at the Christmas Market”

    Can I just say how incredibly awesome that sounds? We get so much snow here, December is always so festive and magical :)

    I’ll be keeping your dad in my prayers <3

  14. Wow! You are going back to Germany again? That’s exciting. I might be a wee bit jealous even. If flights weren’t so expensive, we would probably go as well but at over $2000 for the two of us that’s just too much right now.
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..One last night =-.

  15. Mmmmm….pumpkin spice lattes! Yum! I love fall and all that it brings! Hope your father’s surgery goes well!
    .-= Terra´s last blog ..Sometimes timing is everything =-.

  16. I adore this post. It’s so beautiful and honest.

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