zur Ruhe kommen / settling down

(English version follows below)

In den letzten Tagen haben wir gemerkt: so langsam kommen wir wieder zur Ruhe. Alles wird etwas entspannter, man nimmt vieles wieder lockerer, die Alltagsroutine geht einem mir wieder einfacher von der Hand (naja, fast) und in unserem neuen Zuhause gibt es immer mehr Ecken, bei deren Anblick wir zufrieden denken: “Es wird!”.

Dabei war es eigentlich ein geschäftiges Wochenende. Mit Kuchenbacken, Putzen, mal wieder Kisten auspacken, Urlaubsplanung (hurra!! Ein richtiger Urlaub dieses Jahr!), Nachmittagsbesuch und und und. Aber heute zum Beispiel, da durfte ich ausschlafen, wurde mit Kaffee geweckt, es gab frische Brötchen zum Frühstück, dazu Musik und ein Feuer im Kamin. Dann harmonisches Spielen der Kinder, gefolgt von einem Mutter-Tochter-Spaziergang zum See (Achtung, dort gibt es zur Zeit einen gefährlichen Feuerdrachen, vor dem wir weglaufen mussten!), schnelle Pizza zum Mittag und tatsächlich Mittagsschlaf beider Kinder. Ein ruhiger Nachmittag mit dem restlichen Kuchen vom Vortag, Gespiele, auf-den-Spielplatz-Gehen, schönem Sonnenuntergang, Badesession, Sandmann und Vorlesen. Harmonisch, gell? Klappt eben auch mal ab und an!

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These last days, we noticed: slowly but steadily we are settling down. Everything feels a bit more relaxed, we take many things a bit more lightly, the chores are not as overwhelming as they felt during the last months and in our new home there are more and more spots we look at and think: “We are getting there!”

It has been a busy weekend, still. With baking a cake, cleaning, unpacking boxes (again!), our holiday planning (horray! A real holiday this year!), guests and and and. But today, for example, I was allowed to sleep in. And I was woken up with a cup of coffee. There were fresh breadrolls for breakfast, and music and a fire. Then the kids played (peacefully!), followed by a mother-daughter-walk to the lake (Be careful! There is a really dangerous firedragon living there at the moment which was chasing us!). Pizza for lunch, and, believe it or not, a lunchtime nap for both of our children. A peaceful afternoon with games, left-over cake, a visit to  the playground, a beautiful sunset, a bathing session, watching Sandmann and reading books. Sounds harmonic, doesn’t it? Well, every now and then it works!

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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2 Responses to zur Ruhe kommen / settling down

  1. Cécile says:

    Cherish those beautiful and peaceful moments! It helps to have them in mind when patience happens to be a scarce resource 😉 I think of you a lot, give everyone in the family all our love and kisses!

    • erdhummel says:

      Thanks 🙂 I think of you a lot too, and I hope you are slowly settling down as well! By the way, at every meal I know have to think of the raptor picture you posted….it pretty much hits the nail on the head 😀

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