Samstag, April 28, 2007

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

April 28/07 9:04 a.m.

Nice to listen to,for the weekend and all non-travellers, LANDFRAU IS ROAMING AGAIN and the weather is great! Meet you in a week,friends.

Montag, April 23, 2007

Snow from Yesterday

Skyline Frankfurt from Eschborn-hotel

Restaurant "Klostermühle" Arnsburg
Old Protestant Church at Nonnenroth


That's our first trip of several. Are you anxious to hear about my Bob Dylan concert? Well...let's say: it has been an experience. First of all we had the tough luck to be stuck in a terrific traffic jam,caused by Kroatiens, arriving per busloads from all over Europe to watch a basket ball game in an indoor arena next to the "Jahrhunderthalle" where Bob Dylan had his performance. So we had been too late to have a bit of a chance to get in any way close to the stage. And coming into the theatre, I thought I had gone blind on top of that, pitch dark the whole place, you could only feel your way around and on the stage (invisible to only 1,64 m small Landfrau anyway) like the black theatre in Prague - only black dressed guys with black hats, well, the one with the white one was Bob Dylan, and he had been favoured with a little bit of spotlight. we had been told by an expert, we were there for the music,otherwise we could have gone to the movies. Son in law finally spotted a kind of a beam at the side of the emergency exits, a little more room was there and after I had kind of catapulted myself up on that beam ,on which people were dwelling like chickens in a pen, I finally caught a glimpse of the stage. O.k., like we were told, we were there to hear,not to see. And the music has been great,no doubt, that old guy Zimmerman really kept going and he even played two of my favoureds. Aside from that I had lots of fun, one young woman asking me to hold on to her beer while trying to jump up onto the beam and going right away down backwards with a summersault. Good I held the beer! Had my laughing fit after it turned out,that she had not hurt herself. And then there was that awfully fat medic, passing by in intervals with a strecher and coming back with a person tied to it. Don't know,where he collected them. Time went in a jiffy, we decided to leave before the encore,to have the chance for a cab. Wise choice!

Sunday morning we had a great breakfast in the little garden at my daughter's and son in law's place, the weather had been pure sunshine. Later on we drove to Hungen (near Giessen) to visit with our granddaughter,the little happy mother to be, and her living companion. Had to have a look at their cute place, which is not quite finished yet,but very representable even with the missing last touches. We stayed at a little country inn we always favour, when we are in this region and had dinner together at an old cloister mill ,where our "big" grandson joined us. The oldies had fun with the young crowd !

This morning we left for home with a car with out-of order airbags, shuck Mercedes! So we had to run it to the repair shop, hopefully to have it function again for our next- week trip to Luxembourg.
Till then,there is lots to do!

Donnerstag, April 19, 2007

Robert Allen Zimmerman...

April 19/07 9:54 a.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein I come! Yes, sleeping two more nights, then it is not X-mas,but Bob Dylan concert in Frankfurt! Never been to an event like that, Landfrau is quite excited. Son-in-law is nice enough to take old mother i.l. along. It is an indoor concert, so we do not have to worry about the weather, but it looks promising,little bit on the cold side though. Hope it will get a bit warmer, then we will have Bar-B-Q at our( little mother-to- be) grand daughter's and living companion's place in Hungen (near Giessen) on Sunday. So, tomorrow,bags will be packed,and "Herr Hund" comes along, so he can fight with cats at my daughter's and granddaughter's places. I am afraid, he would not win.

Sonntag, April 15, 2007

A Very Busy Weekend

April 16/07 10:08 p.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

Started friday nite with dinner party at a restaurant located in an old railway station building, but trains still pass by, almost across your plate. It had been birthday dinner for daugther no. 2 and we were a "small" crowd. Food was good and landfrau took a souvenir home in form of two olive oil spots,sitting right in the middle of breasts,very keen!

Then on Saturday I took the opportunity to get front- and back garden water pressure cleaned, including furniture and what have you.Had to take advantage of our great weather with temperatures in the high twenties. Have been running in between to my former riding stables, to watch a bit of the big competitions going on and to chat with former riding friends,only found hardly anyone I knew, lots of strangers though, well, never mind, had no one special to cheer on.

Then, in the evening, we had been invited by my brother and sister i.l. to a very nice place close to their home for dinner. The food had been excellent, although eating out two nites in a row is a sin! By the time we came home, I had been so bushed, that I dived into bed head over heels and fell asleep over the first two pages of my night reading. Nice man of the house took off my glasses and put away my book.

So, today, wanted to take it a little bit easy and enjoy spick and span gardens in my lounge chair and then we had drop in visitors, and there I could kiss my leasure time goodbye. After another run to the stables, with bike and dog, we had our first dinner outside, candle light chicken , and here I am, bushed again, but nevertheless the little eager beaver blogger,so the world can participate in my life (big deal, eh?).

Freitag, April 13, 2007

Again A Birthday

April 13/07

See the bandaged hand, birthday-child? You had to ride that pony without saddle the first day you got it against parents orders, and - whack - into the barbed wire. Which would not keep you from artistic performances. But, Blacky had really the character of a midget, nasty! - Anyway,you had your fun, which your mom wishes you to have today. Cake is coming up!

Till then.... A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a good year to come!

Donnerstag, April 12, 2007


April 12/07 10:14 p.m. (sorry ,folks, not my brainstorm, but good nevertheless!)

Subject: AAADD
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.This is how it manifests:I decide to water my garden.As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decidemy car needs washing.As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the patio table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mail box when I take outthe garbage anyway, I may as well pay he bills first.I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one checkleft.My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house tomy desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke asideso that I don't accidentally knock it over.I realize the Coke is getting warm , and I decide I should put it in therefrigerator to keep it cold.As I head toward the kitchen with the coke, a vase of flowers on thecounter catches my eye--they need to be watered.I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glassesthat I've been searching for all morning.I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with waterand suddenly I spot the TV
Remote Control . Someone left it on the kitchen table.I realize that tonight when I go to watch TV , I will be looking for the
remote control , but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decideto put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water theflowers.I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on thefloor.So, I set the
Remote Control back down on the table, get some towels and wipeup the spill.Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.At the end of the day:the driveway is floodedthe car isn't washed,the bills aren't paid,there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,there is still only one check in my check book, I can't find the
remote control ,
I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the carkeys.Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'mreally tired.I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get somehelp for it, but first I'll check my e-mail. Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message because I can't remember to whom it was sent.

Montag, April 09, 2007

Happy Easter - Almost Over

We really have been spoiled, great weather and good food. Had been for brunch at Daughter No.2's home, at my brother's place for coffee on Saturday and the rest of the time just taking it easy, which also included some biking with" Herr Hund", somehow must at least have the feeling to be getting rid of (too much ) good food, chocolate easter eggs, and Landfraus' favourite, the cholesterin bombs - hard boiled eggs. Scale will tell (but only tomorrow). We are so favoured, to have our own gardens with lots of sunshine, to venture out along the riverside is a pain in the neck on weekends and holiday weekends above all. People are milling around like lemmings, only they do not jump into the river, they accumulate.

So,now in for some more cheesecake (homemade) and tonite I will bed my bad concience and dig out my good intentions (loose weight,loose weight) tomorrow.

Donnerstag, April 05, 2007

Spring - Bigstepping

April 5/07 4:55 p.m.
Our own blossoms of spring! Nice? Think so.
Have been adjusted today and got a shot - uff,painful- into the inside of my hand, now my snapping finger hopefully will keep itself covered for another year or so. So, folks, I'm as good as new and can roll up the sleeves for hard work to come. -
Promised dog a bike ride, had him along for shopping at the weekly market,he is definitely a country dog, with other words ,an embarressment. Spare me the details. O.K., Landfrau loves him nevertheless. I'm off, see you later, alligator!

Dienstag, April 03, 2007

Construction Sites

April 3/07 7:39 p.m. The Weather Pixie: Niederrhein

Wish, weather-pixie could make up it's mind, what kind of weather to present, crowding summer yesterday and crowding winter today, anyway feels like it! - The stupid statement,if you wake up in the morning and nothing hurts, then you are dead, I can top with my nightly construction sites. Wake up in the morning and a new one has opened up. Had an appointment yesterday with my "beloved" osteopath (spelling?) you know, the one who bends you around, only to hear from the nurse at the reception that he was not in, mind you, after taking my card and my money. I stayed amazingly calm,somehow my blood pressure pills must be working! -

So, for one day at Easter we are invited for brunch at younger daughter's home, nice not to have to feed the bunch for a change. Landfrau gets old and lazy!