But it's been lovely walking weather, and last Sunday, O.K. and I went for a walk that would include both sunny stretches out on the fields and welcome shade in the woods. Remember, the Blackforest starts almost right behind the village, so we're never really far from a woodland walk, beautiful in all seasons.
We started off directly from O.K.'s front door, no car needed.
|View towards Niederschopfheim|
We skirted the village of Diersburg and tried a slightly different circuit. At one point, we had to retrace our steps, as the path ended at fenced-off private land with no way around or across it. I didn't mind at all; it was still beautiful.
On my way home, I suddenly found myself time-travelling when I looked at the digital sign on the train:
Somehow, I made it out of the time loop and arrived at my own place back in the year of 2020 - I don't think I would want to be stuck in November 2000! Twenty years ago, I was 32 years old, working way too much for way too little. My life then wasn't all bad, of course; Steve had just moved in with me (and ended up in hospital with blood poisoning from an infected tooth the same month), my parents were still working and my grandma was still alive.
Now that I am 20 years older (but not necessarily wiser), a lot has changed, but most of the time, I love my life the way it is.
Oh, and there is reason to celebrate today for my family: It is my parents' 55th wedding anniversary!!!
Two years ago, we weren't even sure whether my Dad would still be around for Christmas. And here they are, still together after so many years. Love you so much, Mama und Papa!