Thursday, June 15, 2006

Truth or Dare

From Kim:

"Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me — it can only be one word long. Then copy and paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you."

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Weekend Update

Been doing lots of away-from-the-computer things. We grilled the entire weekend, through and, since we have the most central yard in the neighborhood, everyone and their brother sees us sitting in the garden, chilling with cold drinks. They naturally agree with our good judgement of how to spend the first non-freezing temperatures of the summer season, gather chairs and beverages from their own houses and join us, creating a 3-day hootenanny (sp?).

The Germans have introduced me to Bauch (literally: stomach) on the grill and I've introduced them to Hunch Punch and subsequent hangovers.

Saturday, when the sun set and the air cooled off, we started throwing bits of leftover branches (from trying to tame the hedges) into the grill. We had a nice little fire that would make any Girl Scout proud. But there were men there (let's call them overgrown boys) and more than a couple beers. So, what started off as a couple of branches, turned into a bonfire that burnt the handles off of the grill (which isn't as funny as it seemed at the time). We did it again the next night.
On Sunday, we accompanied the neighbors to Serlbach for Feldgottesdienst (Mass on the Grass). Volunteers made a cross the day before:

And we stayed for roasted pork dinners, cake and a bit of frisbee.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Dueling Visits

I have been totally remiss in not blogging about my great visit with Erica last weekend. Me and my log cabin quilt pieces (and the Irishman) were invited to a Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque and to meet Marc (seen below at my house). The burgers were superb and company even better. I proved that my quilt squares do exist and she donated all her sock-yarn leftovers to my little project. Woohoo!!

This weekend, she came to visit me and we're having a knitter's slumber party - complete with lots of Show and Tell, pizza and complaining about men and their lack of appreciation for the Fiber Arts ;) Today, we walked around Forchheim Musikfest and stopped to see Choco-Latte play and get some yummy grilled sausages and sauerkraut. Then we visited Gulsen and wished her Happy Birthday and then dropped the boys off at Erlangen Bergkirchweih, put the kids to bed and continued to gab.
This included a visit from the neighbor and her boyfriend who just returned from Rock im Park (think German Ozzfest) and caught an autographed drumstick from Korn. How cool is that???