sâmbătă, 28 ianuarie 2012

S-a oprit viscolul si am iesit la o scurta plimbare. Aerul rece si scartaitul zapezii sub ghete ne-a inviorat si ne-a binedispus. Imagini superbe in cartier.

The blizzard has stopped and we took a short walk through the snow. The air was very cold and this made us feeling fresh and happy. Here are some images from the neighbourhood.







 

miercuri, 25 ianuarie 2012

Suntem in plina iarna, in sfarsit! Ninge de aseara incontinuu si va ninge inca. De parca iarna vrea sa recupereze timpul pierdut. 

We are in full winter here, finally! It snows since last night and it will continue to snow. There is an orange code for snowing and blizzard for almost half of Romania. It looks wonderful, but it is also dangerous. Trees have already fallen because of heavy snow, in the night everything will get frozen, we'll have very low temperatures all over the country. We hope this snow will be enough for the thirsty soil, although the draught was heavy. We had no significant rain since October... 



Desi afara ninge, in casa florile o duc foarte bine, unele chiar au inflorit :-))).

Although outside it's cold and it snows, inside my little garden the flowers are blooming :-)))




 

marți, 24 ianuarie 2012

Toate par a merge pe dos zilele astea... Am terminat repede literele, am trecut la fundal si... mi s-a terminat ata. Nu mi-am dat seama ca voi consuma atat de multa si iata, am ramas fara. Am cautat in cartier si n-am gasit. Am ajuns la un alt magazin, de unde cumparasem initial firul respectiv, dar nici acolo nu mai au nuanta care imi trebuie... Am facut comanda, dar trebuie sa astept cam o saptamana :-(... S-a dus surpriza mea... Si nici matlasarea micului proiect al fiicei mele nu merge mai usor, are lectii multe si cheful de a mai lucra la el a cam scazut. 

Everything seem to go backwards these days... I finished the letters, I started filling the background and my thread was over soon. Way too soon! I searched through the neighbourhood, with no success. Then I went to the store where I initially bought the thread, but they don't have it either... I placed an order, but I have to wait for a week or so :-(... There goes my surprise... Not even the quilting on my daughter's the little project doesn't work better, she has a lot of homeworks and the drive to sew has dropped...


Peste toate astea, ma incearca o durere de cap... Verificandu-mi e-mail-urile, am gasit o fotografie exceptionala, facuta in Norvegia, in momentul in care energia rezultata in urma unei explozii solare de acum doua zile a intrat in atmosfera Pamantului. Exceptionala aurora! Si totusi frumusetea clipei ascunde pericolul afectarii retelelor electrice, a transmisiilor de orice fel si a sanatatii noastre.

On top of everything, I have a headache... Checking my e-mails, I found an exceptional photo taken in northern Norway when the energy resulted from a solar explosion from two days ago hit the Earth's atmosphere. Wonderful aurora! But the beauty of the moment hides the dangers for the electrical plants, the radio, tv, mobile phones transmissions and for our health, too.

http://spaceweather.com

sâmbătă, 21 ianuarie 2012

Prima ninsoare din aceasta iarna in Bucuresti! In sfarsit! Decoratii de Craciun nu mai avem, copiii sunt din nou la scoala, maine probabil va ploua, dar macar pentru cateva ore simtim ca a venit iarna si la noi. :-)))

The first snow of this winter, hurray! Finally! We don't have Christmas decorations anymore, children are back to school, tomorrow will probably rain, but at least for a few hours we will feel it's winter. :-)))





 

joi, 19 ianuarie 2012

Zilele astea pregatesc un cadou pentru cineva de departe, cu care nu ne-am mai vazut de multa vreme. Ei ii place verdele si cum stim ca barbatul e capul, dar femeia e gatul :-))), sa-i facem ei placere, ca sa le fie tuturor bine ;-). M-am gandit la un trifoi, format din patru inimioare (familia e compusa din patru membri), care sa le duca dorinta noastra de a avea noroc si de a-si gasi implinirea. Trifoiul va fi inconjurat de initialele numelor lor, folosind litere din vechiul alfabetul englezesc. Nu stiu inca exact cum il voi incheia, dar va trebui sa ma grabesc, dar in doua zile trebuie sa fie gata.

I am working these days at a gift for somebody dear to our hearts, and since we haven't met them for a very long time, we will send them this, hoping to bring them joy. Now, since she loves green, I use green to please her first ;-))). I chose a clover leaf made by four little hearts, because their family consist of four members. The clover will be surrounded by their four initials and I will use four letters from an old English alphabet. I don't know for sure how I will finish it, but in two days it will have to be ready to go.


 

miercuri, 11 ianuarie 2012

Profitam de ultimele zile de vacanta si lucram impreuna. Fiica mea a terminat ultimul dintre cele trei medalioane incepute de multisor, iar acum ne gandim, probam, cautam variante, pentru a incheia primul ei proiect de patchwork si stiching. 

Fiindca nu va avea mult timp liber la dispozitie odata ce va reincepe scoala, incerc sa o invat cat mai multe dintre ce am invatat eu insami in anul care a trecut. Sunt mandra de ea, are ochi bun pentru aranjat culorile, coase aproape tot ce tine de acest mic proiect de patchwork la masina, si coase perfect! Sper sa reusesc sa o invat si ceva quilting, macar putin, timp sa avem ;-).

We try to use as much time as we can before school will start again next Monday. My daughter has finished the last of the three medalions and now we try, change, try again to find the best way to finish her first patchwork and stiching project. Since she will not have too much time to spare when she will be back to school, I try to teach her as much as I can from what I have learned last year. I am very proud of her, she has a very good eye for colors and textures and she sews by machine almost everything it is needed for this little project and she does it perfect! I hope I can teach her some quilting too, at least a little, if we'll have time ;-).




Am reusit sa imi fac timp pentru o zi de lectura, o zi intreaga! :-))) Mi-am aranjat un coltisor confortabil pe canapea in living si am savurat "Camino", scrisa de Shirley MacLaine. O carte excelenta, pe care o recomand oricui vrea sa inteleaga viata cu alti ochi. Suficient sa spun ca la terminarea cartii imi era greu sa vorbesc despre cele citite, preferam sa tac, sa nu spulber starea in care eram cu cuvintele atat de sarace si banale pe care le utilizam de obicei... 

I managed to make time for myself, for reading, a whole day just for me! :-))) I prepared a confortable place on the couch in our living room and I let myself emerse in the wonderful story of "The Camino", by Shirley MacLaine. An excellent book, I recommend it to everyone who wishes to see life with different eyes. Enough to say when I finished it, I didn't want to talk at all, I wanted to keep as long as I could the wonderful feeling the story brought to my soul. It seemed the words we usually use were so small and so poor...

marți, 3 ianuarie 2012

Inca traim sub magia sarbatorilor, inca nu am revenit la realitate. Am petrecut de revelion impreuna cu toti parintii, dar ne-au lipsit prietenii si fratii. Cumva cumva incercam sa prelungim starea de vacanta si de sarbatoare, profitand de faptul ca elevii sunt in vacanta iar noi ne putem face programul dupa cum dorim. Ne-am decis sa petrecem ziua asta in trei, linistiti si relaxati. Si ne-am apucat de Monopoly. Numai linistite n-au fost "infruntarile" si "luptele" pentru terenuri :-))), dar ne-am distrat cateva ore bune. Apoi pe seara ne-am gandit sa facem o plimbare in parc. A fost frig, chiar daca nu avem inca zapada :-(... Dar a fost placut sa iesim din caldura casei pentru o ora. Ne-am plimbat in Parcul Sebastian, care arata foarte frumos iarna asta. Pacat ca decoratiunile nu vor mai fi pastrate mult timp, asa ca nu se stie daca le vom mai vedea cand vom avea zapada in sfarsit. 

We are still living under the spell of the winter celebrations, we are not back to reality yet. We've spent New Year's Eve with our all four parents, but we missed our friends and our sisters. Somehow we try to keep the holiday and celebrations feeling with us, given the fact that pupils are in their winter holiday and that we can make our own schedule. We decided to spend together this day, all three of us, in a quiet and relaxed manner, so we start playing Monopoly. You can imagine how "quiet" and "relaxed" were all the "fightings" for "buying" the best street etc. :-))), but we had a few very nice and fun hours. After that, we went for a walk into a park not far from our place, Sebastian Park, which looks lovely this winter. It was cold, even if we still don't have snow, but it was very good to get out of the warmth of the house for an hour or so. The decorations are very nice, but I don't know if we will still have them when the snow will finally arrive here :-(((...