I wanted to put something funny on the t-shirts.  People should smile when they read it.  I found this one  “FAMILIES are like fudge… mostly sweet with lots of NUTS.”  Then I wanted to put something more serious. “TIME spend with FAMILY is worth every SECOND.”   My husband suggested a picture.

The T-shirts is for every member of the family from grandparents to babies.  Within a month we will share a long planned family holiday.    Its been over two years that the whole family has been together.

I asked the guys to vote for a logo.  I send them some examples.  Then the one guy who actually lives alone suggested this one


Makes a Family”

I think this one will do just fine.  It is not possible to be together every minute.  But love does make a family.  Love makes us even cherish the nuts.

What do you think?


Highlight of the day

Small moments make a day perfect and give us a change to celebrate whats right with the world.

I received a short video-clip about my grandson.  Sitting on his daddy’s lap, holding the steering wheel while driving into their garage.  He is 9 months old.  His mom said “it is the highlight of his day.” 🙂

Or… was it his dad’s highlight, smiling and maneuvering the car and his excited son? Or was it his mom’s highlight holding the camera, capturing a golden moment.  Or was it mine, receiving the whatsApp ?

Everyday I look for that special moments.  A song, a sunset, a smile.  What will make your day full of light?  What can you do to lighten someone else path?


Tune it

Today my piano was tuned and cleaned.  The operator had 30 years of experience.  I watched him how he took out the different parts with quick and knowledgeable hands.  Within an hour he was finished.  He played a quick tune and said, “When last did you hear him play like this”

At the beginning of the new year I am wondering if I need some tuning.  Some fine tuning by my Master.

When last did you hear me play like this.

Teeth and the tooth fairy


I  have the privilege to go through this wonderful process all over again.  Diamond is cutting his first tooth and his parents are very thrilled.  On the picture you can see them searching for those treasures.   His face shows some confusion.  I think he wants to ask: “what are your finger doing on my gums?”

If you look real hard  this picture will show the treasure.  There are two of them.  Such a proud moment.IMG-20151018-WA0002

There is another tooth story to tell from the other household.  We got a message, “PUT ON YOUR SKYPE.  Elsa (five years eight months) wants to show you something”.   She smiled and wiggled her loose tooth. She stood so close in the Skype camera that we could feel the vibration.  She also took an apple saying, “maybe this will work” – she took a big bite, looked at the apple and said, “nothing”.   And now two weeks later her dad sent us, the grandparents, this this picture on WhatsApp.  I would have loved to see the picture of the little face with the gap, but her daddy has a mind of his own.


Elsa was so exited about this tooth and the story of the tooth fairy that she made this two very artistic objects.


The fish is just for fun.

The piggy bank is for the tooth fairy >

This art really did something to the tooth fairy.  She did not only drop some coins, she also added a letter that Elsa proudly showed to us during our follow up Skype session.

I say: “Thank you for technology and the tooth fairy – they create happiness.”

Friends spreading Wings

friends spreading wings

Between flights have another meaning.  We are in a restructuring process at work because of the damaging economy in the mining sector.  It is frightening and exiting at the same time.

16 of us worked very close together.  We became like family. The birds on the white board represent us, flying.   Now it is interesting to hear the future plans.  Some are taking a voluntary sewerage packet, some are moving to other sections.  Some are waiting to hear if they will still have work next month.  Some are dreaming, (planning) about something they always wanted to do – maybe now is the time!

It was wonderful times for me, making real friends with people from different cultures.  We REALLY got to know one another.  Now as my friends spread wings – only time will tell.  Guys, I am going to miss you.  May God keep you save and happy.

Rose fiddler

I started “BetwRose violinisteen flights” because life goes on even if you are not with all the people that you love at that moment.

I focus on the beauty of life. There is so MUCH to see, listen, feel and appreciate.  The beauty of nature, a song on the radio or a bird singing.

A friend send me this picture.  I just love the creativity.