Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Keeping It REAL: Messy House Edition!

{WARNING: this post might make your eyes bleed!}

I'm back my friends and with that comes the reality of facing my messy life. I feel derailed right now, inside and out. Disheveled!
Do you ever feel like that? There is just so much to tackle and so little time and energy to do so.

While I was in Germany I wrote about my daughter's issues (click HERE if you missed it) and now that we are back, I'm trying to find a way to help her again. I'm trying to get her a spot in occupational therapy, doctor's visits and lots of morning and evening fights and struggles. She is at the point where this is totally getting in the way of her everyday life and being able to function normally because she can't stand to wear a thing and along comes the incredible anger in such a small body.

This is also how the rest of my house and life feels, because with traveling comes the territory of having to clean a lot, unpack and getting your house back to normal.
Also after eating all the good German food my body feels the same way my house looks at the moment. I mentioned disheveled before, yup...that sums it up.


Dirty carpets!!!

Messy closets!

YIKES!!!! I hope you won't run and still stick with me and my little blog after seeing this ugly truth!

My goal right now is to organize, clean and get my life back under control. Day by day, one step at a time. Baby steps!

Oh and HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baden Baden and Heidelberg

Our traveling has come to an end now and I wanted to squeeze in one last travel post even though I usually don't post on Thursdays.

I haven't blogged about our visit to Heidelberg and Baden-Baden yet. Heidelberg is well known to Americans I'd say. We had been there with our son when he was smaller but my daughter hadn't been there and since we were visiting my aunt in Baden-Baden, we stopped in Heidelberg which isn't far away. And it's always worth a visit but the huge amount of tourists kill me every time. It somewhat takes away from the charm of everything.

The door with the famous "Witch's Bite" legend. My kids love that story.



Our little tourist taking it all in. I adore his interested mind, he just can't get enough which makes traveling with him so much more fun. I know I wasn't like that as a child:










The pharmacy museum with lots of old intact pharmacy cabinets:


I love this mansion that you can see from the castle walls:




At the Festspielhaus:


Trinkhalle:








And the gorgeous view from the Yburg ruins:




This will be my last travel post for this year. I hope I didn't bore you too much with it ;)

In case you missed any of the new and old travel posts:

2014:


2013 posts:

2012 posts:
my brother's old place part 1 and part 2

And by the way I'm moving my Friday pet post to Saturday since I have something else going on tomorrow. May I say giveaway!!!

So stop back!


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Visit to Bratislava and Mödling written by my son

Hello again mom's friends who I don't really know. I'm back and this time to write about a little town in Austria called Mödling and the Slovakian capital Bratislava.



Bratislava (for it's history click HERE) borders Austria and Hungary which makes it the only national capital that borders two independent countries. I visited two country capitals this year on my trip.

{image via wikipedia}

This is the Bratislava castle or Hrad in Slovakia:



Next to the Bratislava city walls:


I saw this martyr's glass and gold coffin in a small church, it is the body of St. Reparat, he died as a Christian martyr in 353 and was buried in Rome, in 1769 his remains were exhumed and moved to Bratislava where he remains in the Franciscan Church:

Creepy!!!!!



If you look in the left corner that's what I ate in Bratislava. It was a restaurant that specialized in Slovakian food I ate a sort of curry sauce with chicken and homemade noodles.



Biggest church in Bratislava is St. Stephens, it had a crypt where there was a coffin from 817:




A nice gothic church:


Bratislava was pretty run down in some places but it was still interesting to look at. At least I think so:




Now it's time for Mödling, which is outside Wien, where we visited Burg Liechtenstein (Castle Liechtenstein).


And we visited "Seegrotte" which is the name of the largest underground lake in Europe and the site of a gypsum mine.


Castle Liechtenstein was literally in the middle of nowhere. There was only me and about seven other people.

It was definitely one of the coolest castles ever. Meet my new favorite castle:











We got to take a boat in the underground lake! I've never done something like that before :)


I saw so much more on all my trips. Maybe my mom will write another one. I have to go to school soon and can't wait to tell my friends about everything I saw this summer.

And again like my mom says "Tschüss".


Germany posts:

2014

2013 posts:

2012 posts:
my brother's old place part 1 and part 2






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