Friday, November 30, 2012

St. Andrew's Day

flowers from my lovely husband

     It's my Name Day today and I just wanted to say how blessed and happy I am! It has been proven to me that I do have great family and friends! I have been showered with great wishes, joy and happy thoughts all day long! :) 

     Thank you everyone, once again! I wish I could meet each and every one of you in person for a hug and a cup of laughter!

     Best wishes to all! :)

     P.S. St. Andrew's Day

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wise old man


45 life lessons written by a 90 year old

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Wish-list !!!

     Yes, it is that time of the year again... Time to surround ourselves with family and friends, celebrate with joy, love and positivity, be good to each other and receive/give lots of gifts.

     Whether you need some inspiration in putting together your own list or simply have to satisfy your curiosity, you are more than welcome to check out what I am wishing for this Christmas, other than being with my family, health and happiness. Here goes:

                   1. Jamie's 15 minute meals                                                    2. Blog Inc.
 3. World Globes of any sizes (starting a collection)

 4. SWATCH watches are really cool

5. Sony VAIO - (finally decided what my next baby is going to be)

6. One can never have enough winter socks :)

7. I have been wishing to have this series collection since forever!

8. This doesn't need any explanation (simply the best)

9. Any of these vinyl discs would be a happy addition to my collection

10. A nice camera bag

This weekend...

...we went to a great concert by Maqamundo

 ... wondered how these flowers lasted a week

 followed people ;)

...walked around

 ...had Starbucks

 ...visited Ana

...saw this movie (kind of sorry it has to end)

Lovely weekend!

(my account seems to be out of I will have to find a solution to upload my pics - any thoughts?)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Graduation Gala

     On Saturday we got to participate to a really great event, Nina's Graduation Gala.... We meant our attendance to be a sort of a surprise for her, but she found us out from the participants list on the MBS website. Bummer... :)

     It was great being there with all the young graduates and their families, in such an elegant setting and an impressive atmosphere.

     Nina is part of our family and a great friend, that I am more than happy to have in my life. She is a truly beautiful woman and I have nothing but admiration for the way she handles herself and all of her wonderful accomplishments... She makes all of us proud!

     Here are some snaps from at the above-mentioned event...

Our Menu:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Figuring things out

   I find it a little to pretentious of me to be holding on any negative feelings these days, since it is pretty clear that I have no reasons to be anything other than happy, satisfied, thankful, out-of-my-mind lucky... BUT...

      Call it human nature if you want, I simply can not shake this feeling of uselessness... Besides all the wonderful things that are happening in my life, there are a couple of things I am missing and they are making themselves noticed all the time!

     First, activity! There are days when I feel I am going out of my mind, staying at home... Having too much time on my hands just allows me to think too much and mainly focus on things that are not at all relevant or real,(or so I notice once I manage to snap out of it), like:  how I have this age and I am supposed to do more with my life and then there are these amazing people around me and aren't they disappointed in me or am I meeting their expectations at all or am I a good enough wife, cos sometimes I don't feel that I meet all of the 'requirements' and how about all these amazing other people that I see and read about and how come they manage their lives with such ease am I missing something is that why I don't fit in this same pattern...well, you get the picture...

     When someone said that comparison is the thief of joy, boy they were right!!! I do believe it is in the human nature and the way our society teaches us to be, so I guess I just have to handle myself and truly live for me and nobody else. Then I will live in constant bliss... (Yeah, right!)

     Second, where does my ambition go??? At times I feel like I can move mountains, only to feel like I should be hiding in the furthest little nook on the planet the next day... Why does that always happen? I DO know all the theory, about how everything is in my head and it's always in my power to accomplish my dreams and all of my wishes, bla, bla, bla; it's just that sometimes my only wish is to get some sort of superpower or a magic wand to be able to stop the time and rewind to some time when all my sanity was present... How is that for a mature statement? HA!

    For whoever got this far reading my post (I am impressed), what I am trying to say is that I am bored out of my mind and in desperate need of a change of pace. Like, NOW! 

This month...

  • I would like to finally book the photography course I wish
  • rest and tend to my health issues
  • buy fresh flowers every week
  • try new eateries in Munich
  • meet out with friends more often
  • read more
  • put together next year's resolutions list
  • take more photos
  • make a fitness plan and stick to it!!!
  • organize a movie night with friends at home


Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Istanbul purchase

 a couple of notebooks
 postcards and magnets for our fridge collection
 a little research...
 a collection of small bowls
CArolina Herrera perfume and a lip balm
Turkish Delight (Rahat)

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