Hallihallo! Ich bin wieder da!

21 Feb

One of Asher’s German books is about a rooster who goes missing and the (as my Nana would say) ‘mell of a hess’ that the other farm animals are left with as they to find a replacement morning wake-up-animal. At the very end Hannes Hahn, the cocky (get it?) rooster, struts back in with his sticker-covered suitcase and casually says “Hallihallo! Ich bin wieder da!” Which means, “Hey you suckers! I’m back!” (loosely translated)

And so I say: Hey you suckers! I’m back! (Unless, of course, you are offended by the term “suckers,” in which case I will say: “hey you precious little cookie-wookie muffin lovey little teeny tiny puppy kittens! I’m back!”)

Boo! BOOOOO!! I’ve been so terrible. I have neglected this Blog for so long. We just got busy and then I got behind and then… blah! No excuses! No, no, no, no excuses.

Here’s a little something about me — I work hard to stay on top of things (responsibilities, obligations, hobbies, etc.) in my life because I get very easily overwhelmed. This is why I have a very strict cleaning day every single week: If I did not designate every single Thursday of my life to making sure that every inch of our home is clean, we would live in a bacteria-ridden, bug-infested, stinky, chaotic mess. I know this because for a long time in Richmond (I was working 3 jobs), I did not have a ‘cleaning day’ each week. I just cleaned whenever I got around to it… which rarely happened. Not gonna lie, our bathroom got pretty gross now and then and we slept on our sheets for a few too many weeks in between washes. Gross. Whadderyagonnado? (Phil cleans, by the way. My sharing that is not to say anything bad about him. In Richmond he too was bogged down with responsibilities and had difficulty making time for scrubbing the stupid toilet and vacuuming the stupid floors.) And here I go explaining my life away. No need for excuses. Just know that we have, for a period of our married life, lived in dirty apartment.

All of that being said, I need to stay on top of this Blog if I want to continue with it. And I DO want to continue with it. I have wanted to write about our US trip and our transition back here to Zürich time/life, but I just feel too far behind right not to wait on the time (that I don’t have) to back-write all of these things. Writing here has been on the back of my mind for weeks now, but I’ve felt too overwhelmed at all of the updating I need to do to actually sit down and write. So I’m just going to scrap those ideas for now. I do hope to write a bit about our trip (which was fabulous, by the way) and about what we’ve been doing since being back here, but it will just have to come with time. In the mean time I’m just going to get back into writing on here about the here and now.

I needed to share that in order to move on. Done and done! Expect some more flavorful posts comin’ atcha!

I’ll try to share lots of videos of our precious little boy, too. Here are a few silly ones to wet your Asher-video appetite:

Doing his dang’ thang.


(He’s a wreck in this next one, but it’s still cute (says his mother:))


4 Responses to “Hallihallo! Ich bin wieder da!”

  1. Angie Reese February 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Yay! Glad you are back. I was just thinking that I missed reading your blog. 🙂

  2. Maggie February 22, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    So, so, so happy to have you back – you’ve been missed! The cute Asher videos have been missed too. Can’t wait to read more!

  3. Erin February 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    He’s huge!!! Where did your baby go? Really glad you’re back to the blog!

  4. Susan Lasater February 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m so glad your blog is back! we have so missed the funny stories and the videos. Our baby boy is such a character & its so much fun to see his precious little self saying and doing new things! Love you all, Mom, Susan, Mamasue

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