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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good-Bye 2011 - Hello 2012!

Downtown Lafayette

Tippecanoe County Courthouse

I’m writing this in a state of shock,
Watching the clock—tick tock, tick tock,
Advancing, approaching, relentlessly,
A brand new year; Oh, can it be?

The calendar says the same thing, too;
Time races, vanishes for me; Boo hoo!
No, wait! If time flies, I’m having fun!
A year of fun! It’s gone! It’s done!

I now embrace the blur of time,
Because it simply means that I’m
Too busy with pleasure, joy, delight
To mourn the passing days’ swift flight.

So I’m wishing you fast, happy days,
Pleasuring you in myriad ways,
Filled with happiness and cheer,
Oh Happy, Happy Bright New Year!

By Joanna Fuchs

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

From my house to yours
Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Kwanzaa
Winter Blessings

When the snow falls wunderbar
And the children happy are,
When the Glatteis on the street,
And we all a Glühwein need,
Then you know, es ist soweit:

She is here, the Weihnachtszeit

Every Parkhaus is besetzt,
Weil die people fahren jetzt
All to Kaufhof, Mediamarkt,
Kriegen nearly Herzinfarkt.
Shopping hirnverbrannte things
And the Christmasglocke rings.

Mother in the kitchen bakes
Schoko-, Nuss- and Mandelkeks
Daddy in the Nebenraum
Schmücks a Riesen-Weihnachtsbaum
He is hanging off the balls,
Then he from the Leiter falls...
Finally the Kinderlein
To the Zimmer kommen rein
And it sings the family
Schauerlich: "Oh, Chistmastree!"

And the jeder in the house
Is packing the Geschenke aus.
Mama finds unter the Tanne
Eine brandnew Teflon-Pfanne,
Papa gets a Schlips and Socken,
Everybody does frohlocken.
President speaks in TV,
All around is Harmonie,
Bis mother in the kitchen runs:
Im Ofen burns the Weihnachtsgans.
And so comes die Feuerwehr
With Tatü, tata daher,
And they bring a long, long Schlauch
And a long, long Leiter auch.
And they schrei - "Wasser
Christmas now is in the ...

Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Hear the music, see the lights,
Frohe Weihnacht, Frohe Weihnacht,
Merry Christmas allerseits..

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Do the necessary
then do the possible
and maybe this way you can achieve the impossible.
Franz von Assisi

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Berries...

Yesterday I went to my favorite flower shop "Rubia" and purchased these winter berries. I love the bright red color. They were busy at the shop preparing Christmas bouquets. What caught my eye were two-colored pink tulips with cedar - so beautiful.
Just got back from a trip to the Library. Can't be without books! Looking forward to reading "Ellis Island" by Kate Kerrigan.
What are you reading right now?
Christmas time's for dreaming 
Thoughts of long ago... 
Holidays of childhood, 
Memories all aglow.
by Alice Kennelly Roberts

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christkindlmarket Chicago

We had a great time at the Christkindlmarket in Chicago. Lots of vendors from Germany. The stand we enjoyed the most was the glassblowers from Zwiesel, Bavaria. My friend Sabina and I loved talking to our fellow Bavarians.
Also had lots of german food, like Leberkaes, potato pancakes, Curry Wurst and Bratwurst and gebrannte Mandeln. And it was sooooo good! And of course we had to have some Gluehwein.
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Have a wonderful Sunday!

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