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22 December 2010 @ 06:39 pm
Only two more days until the Christkind comes...  
Phew! I never had a more stressful Christmas time in my life! I admire everyone of you who manages a job, a family, a household plus some spare time for your own. I really do.

And I apologize for all the missed birthdays...I really suck!! :(

I won´t go too much into detail what kept me away from LJ lately - would only be boring for you. Just so much: last Saturday there had been a Christmas party for our residents plus their family members. Dinner for approximately 85 people!!! STRESS PURE! But my colleagues and I managed it so well - we got awesome reactions from everybody!! *is proud* I was the one responsible for dessert. "Topfennockerl" (go and look it up, I have no clue how to call them in english LOL) with a fine berrysauce...75 plates of them to prepare!!! Lots of work, believe me! ;)
Well, we survived the very feared Saturday very well, tired but satisfied. Now we are fearing for the next events that may come...more people, more work!!! *sigh*

Anyway...change of topic...I got (almost) all my Christmas shopping done, sent all my cards out into the world last Wednesday - and woohoo! some of them already arrived - THANK YOU to all the postmen and -women out there! Awesome job!!!

And now here comes the part of this entry that´s way overdue...I got so many cards already, but did I say THANK YOU once? Nope, I didn´t, which makes me a very bad friend. So here it is, late but hopefully not too late:

(in no particular order)

crism79 - Thank you for the chocolate!!  ;)
angels_cordy  - Thanks again for the bookmark!

Plus - nosurething2 - thank you for your gift!! WEEEEEEEEEEH!

So far so good.
My dears, I can´t tell you how much I adore every single one of your cards. Whenever I go to my mailbox to collect the mail and there´s an envelope from a friend, I´m all antsy and happy and I´m feeling loved and appreciated - which is such a nice feeling!! :) Thank you for that too! *grouphug*

I´m trying to make it up to you for being absent for so long with some snow pics I made almost 3 weeks ago..back when we had A LOT of fresh snow...

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December 3rd: Those pics are right in front of my work place - aren´t those snowflakes HUGE??

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December 4th: The view from my bedroom window on the next morning..snow, snow and more snow...pic on the right: one of the little creeks running through our town.

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Pics on my way to work..random tree covered with snow, the not so well cleared roads and nice icicles :)

Plus: the highlight on my way back home - our town´s Christmas tree!!!!


Will try to update before Christmas - I promise!!! Having to go to work only by 25th of December, there´s a good change I´ll keep my promise! ;)

Where I am: at home
How I feel: sleepysleepy
OST: Christmas song - The Chipmunks
paloma1182: x-mas tree bluepaloma1182 on December 22nd, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
I got your card last night!! i loved it! :) ur amazing

i loveee my wifey!
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 22nd, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!! It arrived - right on time! *is relieved* Glad you liked it :)

Yours came today as well - what a beautiful card! Thank you!

Love you too! ♥

paloma1182paloma1182 on December 22nd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
ur the best!

i love u more! :)

happy holidays wifey-poo
aelia1980aelia1980 on December 22nd, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, those photos are wonderful. Here in Munich, all the snow melted away *sniff* so I´m more than happy that you´re sharing these fantastic views with us. The one with the creek is especially charming.

Have a very Merry Christmas ♥
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 22nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Glad you like those pics! I wanted to post them for such a long time now..

We still have some snow here, but with the stupid warm weather we get EVERY SINGLE year, all we´ll get on Christmas eve is rain...*sigh*

I´m not very fond of snow and cold weather, but around Christmas time there simply has to be snow, and I totally loved how the world looked like three weeks ago..the only really bad thing were the streets...you couldn´t walk or drive properly - it was insane!

I liked the creek pic the most as well! :)

You too my dear! ♥
aelia1980: FotoshootingImpalaaelia1980 on December 22nd, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
I´m quite a winter person so I don´t mind the snow and ice at all and I´d have loved a real white Christmas a lot, but it seems that we somehow never get it *sniff*. But just the way life is *sighs*
Deborah: Christmas Tree + Jamesdebris4spike on December 22nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Glad my card got there - I wouldn't want to not wish a Happy Christmas to such a good friend. (Thank you, for you card - if you missed my post)

Certainly snowy for you - looks prety though.
Andrea: Cat-huglupina78 on December 22nd, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
It came a few days ago! Thank you so much!
Aww. I´m feeling pretty much the same way. *hugs*

And yes, I totally did miss your post *shame on me* Haven´t been online for "real" for quite some time now, which was frustrating. *sigh*

It was a complete winterwonderland! Now we have a lot less snow, and the forecast expects rain on Christmas Eve..not very nice if you ask me!
Glad you liked the pictures!!

And now I´m jumping over to your LJ..trying to catch up with all your entries!!

Kellie: SPN - Sam Dean||hugkelzies on December 22nd, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it, bb. And you can talk about it! Sorry you're not able to catch too much time for yourself lately, bbgirl. Yay for getting a great response to the Christmas partyy dinner :D Good luck surviving the season *huggles*

SO MUCH SNOW PRETTINESS ♥ And such a pretty tree Thanks for sharing <3

Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Oh, hello there, birthday girl!! *snuggles*

It´s nothing too important, just normal situations adding up to a huge pile of stressful moments..but it´ll pass once January has come..at least I hope so! LOL

Glad you liked the pics! I had them uploaded some days ago, but didn´t find the time to post them until now.

crism79: VD Brothers premierecrism79 on December 22nd, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
AAAWWW I'm so glad you received my package in time!! :D With all the snow I was fearing it wouldn't. You're welcome for the chocolates ;P

And gorgeous pics!! Love them!!! *squishes you*
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
I did!! It was such a sweet (literally) surprise - totally loved it!! Thank you!! ♥

Thanks! Glad you like them!! *squishes back*
Tareena aka Monte: suspectloco_lobo on December 22nd, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
*drive by huggles* :D
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
*huggles back* Thank you for the V-gift darling!!! Sooo cute!!!! ♥
tinkabell007: HIMYM - snowsuit uptinkabell007 on December 22nd, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
YAAY Glad you got the card :))

And heh... those snow pics look awfully familiar lol Thank God now it's not THAT chaotic anymore!! Phew.
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Jup, I did!! Now all I hope is that all my cards will be delivered right on time too - or at least until New Year! LOL

*grin* Thank God indeed! The chaos on the roads wasn´t funny anymore! But still..it seems we have white Christmas..at least a little bit! :)

     Mandy: Happy Holidaysa_phoenixdragon on December 23rd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Lovely pics, sweetness!!

It HAS been a busy month!! Congrats to you and the kitchen staff!! That is so awesome!! *Is proud of you!*

Happy Holidays, sweetness!!

Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!! Glad you like them!

Thanks dear! We were pretty nervous about it, bc it was the first really huge event for us...but since we´re an awesome team, we made it! :)



btw: I totally forgot that you moved!!! *headdesk* Will my card still reach you???? Because I don´t have your new adress!! With all the pre-Christmas-stress I forgot about asking you!
*shame on me* I´m sooo sorry!!

     Mandy: Let Me Hug Youa_phoenixdragon on December 23rd, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
It should lovie!! Don't worry! I will let you know, Andy m'love!

*Kisses you*
deanvica23deanvica23 on December 23rd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
the photos are magnificent.I received your card thanks youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. I send the your soon. joyeux noel
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Thank you my dear!

YAY! You got the card already!! *is happy*

♥ Joyeux noel, Isa!

deanvica23deanvica23 on December 23rd, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
not dear it's for the persons not close of me.
love baby.
matapadabee on December 23rd, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous photos - still luff snow *g*
Andrea: merry x-mas polar bearlupina78 on December 23rd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling!! I love snow only between Christmas and New Year´s eve..besides those dates, I don´t need snow at all..once it´s January 1st it could have 20°C again *grin*
thachatalulababy on December 24th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
These are great pics, Andy. Merry Christmas!!! ♥
EPandoranosurething2 on January 3rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
so glad you liked it sweetie!!! and awesome post! Great pictures!!!