02 January 2007

HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! okay so it is the 2nd dayof the new year - but i have never been one for punctuality (ask anyone who knows me - and no, I will not work on it as a resolution).


As for Resolutions - I have many as do you all, I am sure, I thought I would try out a few:

1) Be more organized....*giggle*...

Last year I told Fritz, that in order for me to be more organized, I needed an I-pod...that worked. This year, Fritz has decided that for ME to be more organized (read: make room for baby - either the yarn/fabric goes or no baby...) that we need to move. So we are moving to a larger apartment in 2 weeks.
Oddly enough - I have discovered that I do not have as much yarn as previously thought (and no, i did not count the balls/hanks/skeins - that would have used too much brain power and financially depressing. But I have A LOT more books and magazines than I thought I did....and can not let go of a single one of them! Of course, we shall see how I feel in a few more days when i am so over packing. OF course packing/cleaning has it's rewards - since i have found....

One CD containing very few pictures of my week in Vienna! I had left the digital camera at home – so I had to get a disposable camera while in Wien. I had the pictures developed at the local CVS and put on disk for sharing purposes – well what a pain in the buttocks!!!! That Kodak disk is not user friendly – well at least not Marietta Friendly 

I really didn’t take too many pictures – 7 maybe? Should have taken a pic of the REBECCA marquis – but that would have required forethought – and I am not very good at that.

But I did get a picture of the MANNER store in the airport, ‘cause that is just too funny that there is a huge pink store dedicated to the yummy Manner cookies.



I bought this very cute baby bib (before I knew gender) and though it is pink, Maximilian (we have decided on one L) will have to wear it.

All I need to do is put 2 dots above the A, and turn it into MAENNER (which means “men”). Okay… I thought it was clever.

And in the Museum Quartier at the Museum Moderner Kunst (Modern Art Museum) was this lovely display….

Could you imagine? I am guessing it’s Dorothy, and she has taken a WRONG turn!


2) Learn how to cook and bake - more than the few things I know how...

So I joined the Campbell's Kitchen - web page created by Campbell's Soup and other related companies - you can have a recipe box on-line - and most of the dishes are totally MidWest America Cassreole type dishes. Some are even healthy! We are not talking gourmet here, people, but it should help me with my fear of cooking and food poisoning as coinciding hobbies.
I have tried two recipes and so far, no deaths.

I also made Cranberry Scones for a new year's brunch we went to yesterday - and people who are not related to me, nor were they bribed, REALLY REALLY REALLY liked them! (I have to thank my friend Beth who gave me her fabulous recipe and told me exactly how to mix and bake - down to the kneading as well as description of colour of Scones when done.)
Not only that, Fritz asked me to make more when we got home!!!!!!!! And i learned something in the 2nd batch - self rising flour is not a good choice for Scones - stitck to ALL PURPOSE FLOUR and they will be fabulous! My mother would be so proud!


Well, that is all for the resoloutions - i was thinking about losing weight - but i have a life form in me so i think i get a pass on that one.

There is even knitting to share - but that will have to wait until those who they were made for - get them......

8 comments:

futuregirl said...

Even with just two resolutions, you are going to have a packed year ... what with little Maximilian and all.

I'm so glad you found your Vienna pix. :)

jill said...

I have found when I do resolutions, I tend to rebel against them more than actually trying to fulfill them.

I'm looking forward to meeting Max. Also, covering him with knitwear...

Anonymous said...

hopefully your maximilian won´t hear the word "männer!" in the way we use it here, with the one eyebrow raised and the eyes almost closed in rage... *gg*

charlotte said...

dear marietta, do you want me to stitch "babies suck" or "männer suck" for you???
I'm waiting for your order and color choice. ;-))

mafgreene said...

@katrin - i am sure that he will hear it a LOT :)

@charlotte - such a tough choice! but blue is always a good failsafe colour

Anonymous said...

I will refrain from making anything that says "I suck on Manner" - that will be my bib for the retirement home I suppose.
I am posting anonymously, but you know who this is, Mariettale. ;)

Marietta said...

ich weiss genau wer du bist and your name ends in ..LE! :)

Anonymous said...

mmm Manner! My husband and his friends disapprove of the fact I like the vanilla kind instead of the original flavor :(