I was very shocked and saddened to hear about the horrible plane crash in the French Alps earlier this week. Emotionally, this one hit close to home, because I consider ‘Düsseldorf’ (and Köln) my home airport(s) in Germany and when I heard that there were students and their teachers on that flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, it instantly reminded me of the times when my Dad (a now retired highschool teacher) went on school trips to Barcelona with groups of students. As horrible as this all is, I am really disgusted by the media reporting that followed this crash. The speculations are all over the place and although I understand that people – especially the loved ones of those who lost their lives in this terrible crash – want and demand (let alone, deserve!) answers, the way that the media has been handling the events is just appalling and really unacceptable. Sensational headlines and wild speculations delivered as ‘facts’, manufactured from isolated pieces of half-truths. Media, I demand better!
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My friend Susi texted me this morning and said that she desperately needed some girl time. A couple of hours later and we had booked a wellness day at a spa in Sonoma for April through a too-good-to-pass-up deal on Travelzoo.com. Color me excited!
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Did anyone else have a terrible time sleeping this week? I had three bad nights in a row and felt exhausted by the end of this week. It wasn’t even full moon! Since I am usually a very good sleeper (I fall asleep easily most times, I don’t wake up a lot usually…), it really threw me off this week and it really made me feel for people who struggle with insomnia. How do you manage??
No, seriously, how do you manage?
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Today was laundry day. Are you one of the unfortunate people that has to schlep all their clothes to the laundromat? Yeah, us too. We do have a pretty good system down (we do laundry every 3 weeks, 5 loads in about 2 hours), but I really, really can’t wait for the day when we have a home with a washer and dryer.
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And finally, a little shameless self-promotion: I added a couple of new items to our Etsy shop, in case you’re interested to take a peek: Knit, 100% cotton washcloths, a set of “You’re so sweet” Notecards and a set of Bunting “Happy birthday” Notecards.