Spotted! The first daffodils are fighting their way through the snow. Spring can’t be far away even if it doesn’t feel like it yet, and I suddenly feel I should dig out our gardening plans for this year (I know I have them somewhere as we were already motivated to plan everything last autumn when the garden was getting ready for winter, but somehow they got buried underneath other stuff). I am so looking forward to start working in the garden again – such a pleasant anticipation. Let’s see if how the little one will spend her time in the garden this summer and whether the plants will actually have a chance to grow with her doing the weeding.


Another pleasant anticipation just turned into reality today: our new dining table finally arrived! It’s one of the things we bought ourselves as a wedding gift. Since most of our furniture forms a wild mix of materials and styles and is based on a student income we thought we slowly start investing into some proper solid wood pieces that will hopefully accompany us for the next decades. So far, our dining table consisted of a press board with aluminium legs which served me as a desk during my time at university. Not the greatest piece of furniture, really. But now…oh boy! Solid beech, beautiful colour and so much more spacious. While our guests had to serve themselves in the kitchen when they were invited for dinner, we can now place the food on the table! Fascinating! Oh, and the wooden smell! I hope it’ll last at least for a couple of days! It already feels like one of the centres of our family life and I hope we’ll have countless happy, inspiring, delicious and social moments at this table.


The evening turned out to be promising too. While Karsten went to hear Alt-J in Winterthur, I had a big moment of success with the little one who fell asleep without me sitting next to her for the first time in her life. So far, she always needed one of us to hold her hand until she was sleeping. We did try the method where you leave the child alone for two, then three, then four minutes and so on even if it is crying, but the little one would never even lay down without us sitting next to her, so we thought that it doesn’t make sense to let her cry and we hoped that one day she’ll feel comfortable enough to fall alseep on her own accord. Looks like we are on the right way!

Now I am relaxing on the couch, trying to do some knitting (maybe I’ll manage to finish the scarf for the little one before the winter is gone). So, all is good! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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