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Our Trip To Germany
Here is another part to the trip we took to Germany.
I love to mess with the sunlight in my pictures.
I like this picture because it has a bit of mistery to it.
The bigger the picture is the more you really SEE it. – at least I do.
I LOVE the was the light is infront of the castle,
while it usually should be behind it.
The castle almost looks like a figment of my imagination,
like I saw it in a dream, and for a moment I saw it in the forest.
This was a castle right next to the Stolzenfels Castle, hidden away a bit, in the trees.
” Please don’t give me too much critisizm, unless it’s constructive.
I enjoy this little hobby of mine.
But I never took any lessons-nor am I a “Photographer”
I just enjoy it. So i’ll share it with you. “
There was a bridge nearby too, we walked over it on our way to the castle.
I love the eary look of it. You can really tell how foggy it is.
Like the fog is traveling through te trees, pulling at you.
But the sunlight behind the cross is a sign of hope, lighting the darkness beneath.
After traveling up several flights of stairs,
and by several I MEAN S.E.V.E.R.A.L we finally got to the castle.
Stolzenfels castle is a cute yellow and brick castle overlooking the Rhine River.
It’s located near Koblenz, Germany and was built in 1259.
It was used to protect the toll station at the Rhine, where ships had to stop and pay toll.
It was destryed in 1689 by the French,
and stayed in ruins until 1815 when it was given as a gift to Fredrick William IV of Prussia.
He rebuilt it completely, And this is how it looks now…
*Don’t mind me in this picture.
I tried not to put too many posed pictures of me and Bart with the castles.
We got to walk around on the castle grounds.
Our favorite part was standing on the balcony overlooking the Rhine.
This is the foggy Rhine.
Busy with boats and cars; and modern scenery and building.
There it was, Stolzenfels Castle!
The Most BEAUTIFUL Castle I Have EVER Seen Is Still Coming!!
Keep a lookout for it!
What do you think!
Still going good.
Im getting impatient. I want my iPad to be here now. But It won’t be here until tomorrow Or thursday
today I got a lot done. I got a lot organized. wrote announcements for our moving. And got some painting done on my furniture.
That was my favorite part. Painting.
During my painting I had a thought. This over whelming feeling of being blessed. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. I love him and can’t wait until the rest of my life with him.
Back to work today. I feel good. I still feel like myself.
Today I cooked three meals. Two of which I froze. I enjoyed taking care of the little one. And overall it was a good day. Right now I don’t know if I can tell what would have been the best part. The whole day was good.
I feel great. I feel like the cloud that has been looming over me is going away. It’s almost gone. And it better stay gone!!
I feel myself today. I didn’t notice until my hubbie and I were sitting in the car on the way to the ft worth mall. But I was singing along with songs. Laughing. Goofing off.
I hope it lasts. But that was my favorite mOment
Even though today started out badly around 2 or 3 everything got better. I went with a great friend to Home Depot and Lowes. We had a blast looking at things and getting ideas for our new houses.
I think it’s realy helping to talk to people about this. I started telling people about it and they seem to be understanding. More understanding than I thought.
being with my friend and shopping was my favorite part of today.
Any way. Off to day 8
Day 7 is starting off badly.
I’m not allowing myself to talk negatively in my daily happiness posts. But that doesn’t ban me from bitching in my other posts, right?
I’m laying here in bed at 12:48, day 7 just beginning. I haven’t slept yet and all I’m doing is crying and typing. I’ve decided to branch out a bit and talk to some friends about my depression.
Side note: I hate that word, depression. It makes me sound like such a looser. Like I’m a suicide risk (which I’m NOT!) I wish there was another word for what I am. Besides depressed… Emotionally challenged? Ugh, any thoughts? Maybe I’ll google it.
Anyway… I started telling people about my emotionally chaneged-ness.
I told my BFF.
I told my pregnant friend, mostly to help her understand my unwillingness to talk about her “situation”.
And after ignoring my aunts emails for weeks. I just sent her one back. Which brought me to my current state of tears. Her daughters have had issues with depression. So I feel like she’ll understand, maybe even have advice.
So, here I am. Typing and crying. I’m done emailing her. And I still can’t sleep so I’m typing more. Typing this post, at freeking 1:00 in the morning. Knowing that no-one is going to read it.
Even if no-one reads this it still makes me feel better.
I really hope the rest of day 7 is better… I’ll update you later.
Now I’m off to google “depression”.
Today was an odd day.
I overslept. Which was good. I needed that. Then I did book keeping, and this afternoon I had a cup of coffee with a good friend. We talked about the mc. That made me pretty emotional but it did give me a good opportunity to talk about it. Then I went had coffee with two other friends. That was also nice. But I had waaaay too much coffee. It’s almost 10 and I’m still crazy hyper. Ugh.
The day was good. I think it could have been a bad day just by the way I felt. But I had too many people around to feel depressed.
The best part of my day was about an hour ago. I bought an ipad!
So excited for it to get here.
In gonna be blogging ALL the time!!!
Get ready followers.
Today, oh. Today…
I woke up miserable. For no reason. I was anxious. I never understood how someone could wake up on the wrong side of the bed. But today was that day.
I took care of the little girl I usually watch. That was nice. Kept me busy. But it was a bad day.
Keep it positive.
The best part of the day was eating comfort food. (Italian) and talking to my bestie. She always makes me feel better. Love her.
-tomorrow will be better.
Today was a wonderful day. I had a lot to do. And a great time doing it. It was a good day from the start. I guess my daily happiness went on the whole day. It gave me hope.