30 December 2017

Off we go to Luxembourg! 13 degrees and it is raining cats and dogs – I guess I am leaving the snow boots at home and I am happy that there is a gym and climbing wall for the kids for plenty of indoor fun! The wonderful thing is that the kids all entertain each …

29 December 2017

„Reach for the stars, not for the daisies“ (Nicole Staudinger) … but what if I don’t have the energy. I have the first sleepless night since ages and my mind takes funny turns. I cry and feel lonely. I don’t know what is wrong – I go to the bathroom and admire my little regrowth …

19 December 2017

I decide to enjoy the morning’s peace and quietness today! A newspaper with coffee in bed is my most desired thing right now – pure bliss! Even if everything is available online, I love reading ‚real‘ papers, like I did before I had kids! Eventually I go to town and after yet another unsuccessful attempt …

14 December 2017

Chemo day… juchhey!??!? I pack food, books, earphones and Christmas cookies for the nurses and off I go. My blood is good and chemo #8 is on it’s way!  They always order them from a pharmacy across the road and it is only mixed just before I get it. While I wait, I manage to …

13 December 2017

When the going gets tough, the tough get going – Tabea and the running Mamas are training despite the cold and the rain, but we sit for ages in the Klee’snack Cafe afterwards hugging the radiator… cold and wet is not ideal, but I took it easy. It is the second day without antibiotics and I …

10 December 2017

Oh what a beautiful day! Note to self – always check the weather app before taking the bike anywhere in December. I thought a little excercise and fresh air would be beneficial, so we take the bikes to Simone’s for breakfast. It is 10.00am, a bit cold, but a nice and dry day. While chillaxing …

9 December 2017

Snow… snow… snow… for about one hour and all was green again…. well, that is Cologne for you! I am a bit down today. The kids are adorable and give me so much joy, but everything else is really tiring. I want to bake spritz biscuits and am all motivated when I prepare the dough …

8 December 2017

After a sleepless night, I can’t wait to go home – goodbye Klösterchen! I should take it easy, inhale and take the medication. Maja was ill all week, but comes to pick me up and it is great to see her 🙂 Home Sweet Home – I need to go to ‚downtown‘ Riehl to see the …

6 December 2017

Thanks for worrying about me – I simply did not blog yesterday, but I am fine. I am still in hospital and there were no news and no results, but the coughing is a little better! Prof. Dr. Breidenbach called me today, as she only found out now that I was to check how I …

3 December 2017

The first snow 🤗 The kids are so excited and I wish I was with them….it is just a little icing sugar, but Leo is hoping to build a ’sandman‘! I am crossing fingers and toes for more snow …. I am still coughing, but this is day three of all my antibiotics drips and …