Monday, August 13, 2007

A week in the Alps

our cabin is in the background

We just got back from a week in the alps, an old cabin was loaned to us by some friends. It was a great place to relax, and we were forced to sit around the fireplace reading books talking as the weather turned wet a few days into our stay. We got out of the house a few times in spite of the weather and stomped around in the puddles and also visited a salt mine close by. There are goats up there and the farmer milks them twice a day and makes cheese out of the milk which we were able to try. They had their annual goat festival while we were up there and that included alphorns and a few other special traditional touches. They even had goat raclette. There is a girl staying with us for a few weeks this summer, we call her MH but she has a lot more names, the funniest one being Hairy Melon. This comes from switching around thefirst letters of her name, Mary-Helen. It has been nice to have an extra set of hands around to dry tears, dishes or stay home with the kids while I run to town. A person could get used to having her around but she will go back to Germany in a few days.
It has been since June that I posted...yikes. When I don't post for a looonnnnggg time, it usually means that my life is going at some sort of mach speed again. In further detail, my laundry room table is piled higher and deeper, noone has socks or underwear that they haven't already turned and used on both clean sides and there is no food in the fridge. The garbage is piled high and flies are circling, weeds outside are hip-level and I am looking strangely frazzled. That is what my life is like if I haven't blogged in awhile. I guess I don't feel like I can spend an hour on the computer if some of the above chaos is not under control. So now my laundry is happily folded (and put away) the fridge is full, my weeds are sleeping (you can't weed in the dark can you?) and I am thinking about YOU! Plus my computer was on the blink for over two months. Beat that.