Goodbye November, hello December

The time has come, a new month has started and it’s time to say: “Goodbye November, Hello December”.

How my November was and what I am excited for about Decemeber is what I am sharing with you today. 

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Goodbye November, Hello December

November was a hard month for me. Healthwise I had better and worse days. But what really kept me busy was the situation at work, or better said, the company I was at.

As some of you already know, I was a victim of mobbing in my old company. I will write a more detailed Post about it in the future, who knows if I can help someone with it. After a lot of thought and having talked to both Markus and my doctors, it was best for me and my health to leave the company. So I resigned per the 15th of November. Luckily they accepted it to be on both parts, probably because they were scared I would sue them.

But if I look at the whole picture, I can consider myself lucky: even I do have a lot on my plate with fibromyalgia and what happened at work was psychologically draining, I do have good people around me. Markus is always there for me, just as my parents – whom I can call anytime. My doctors are also all very friendly and really take the health of the patients seriously.

Im Siebten Himmel Spittelberg in Wien - Flagshipstore.

But not everything was bad in November! 

I got to go twice to Vienna! First to check the new Location of the Im Siebten Himmel shop in Spittelberg – where I also got to see some blogging friends – and secondly I got to go to an online marketing seminar. The seminar was given by the lovely Pia Römer and I really got to learn a lot of things that I will use in the future. Meeting old and new contacts always make me happy.

Earlier this week I also met with some bloggers of Linz, in our Linzer Blogger Meeting on Monday. I also got to see some known faces and meet some new people. We talked a lot and laughed even more. 

Rosie von Waldherr

I even went to two different Christmas Markets in November! Once in Haid and of course in Linz too. I am already excited for the weekend, we’ll meet some friends and check the Christmas Markets in Linz. Next week Markus and I will drive to Vienna and check the markets there – a good reason to visit the city again, right? 

What I’m most excited about is seeing my parents on Christmas again! Markus is coming this time and will experience Portugal in the Winter – lets see how he likes it. 

And I’m also happy for new blogging adventures!

How was your November? What are you most excited about in December? 

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It’s sweater weather!

The temperatures are lowering, days are getting shorter and in some places in Austria there’s already snow lying around. It’s the perfect time to brush the dust off of those sweaters in your closet – it’s sweater weather baby! Today I’m sharing with you what I like in a sweater!

it's sweater weather

Colorful, one-colored, dark or light, for me a sweater needs to be cool. And by cool I mean, it shouldn’t be too thick or too warm. “What? A sweater that doesn’t keep you warm?!”. Let me explain: a healthy person usually feels cold in the winter and sweats in the summertime. It’s logical, right – if it’s cold you freeze and if it’s hot you sweat. Well, that’s not what happens to me.

I can’t control my body temperature. That means I sometimes am cold when it’s 30º out and sometimes feel like I’m in the Sahara when it’s snowing. That’s one of the things that comes with having Fibromyalgia, along with other very nice symptoms I can tell you about some other time.

Back to the sweaters – I can’t have sweaters that are too hot. I like especially sweaters with stripes – black and white is one of my favorite color combinations. But colorful sweaters can also be fun, especially if the color changes like the first in the picture. By the way, the last sweater of the first row is totally cool – and by that I don’t mean that it doesn’t warm you up 😉

Sweaters with saying can be interesting too! Especially those with sarcastic sayings. Details that you can glue or sew onto sweaters are also a simple – and cheap! – way of customising sweaters. You can do it the way you want to! Sweaters that already come with details, like the red one from the second row, are also extremely chic with a simple jeans or skirt. Last, but not least, we can’t leave sweaters with graphic designs out – how amazing is the one with the unicorn?

What the material is concerned, it’s obviously a very personal thing. I can’t wear wool, because my skin starts itching like crazy. I prefer cotton – it’s fresh and lets your body breath. Cashemere is supposed to be very good too, warm but not too bulky, I’ve never tried it though. I’m sort of scared of being allergic to it, like I am to wool. Regarding the cut, I’m a huge fan of oversize! I think it looks great especially in the winter when you wear jeans and boots.

What kind of sweaters do you like? Tight or oversize? Colorful or black? And how do you love to style them? 

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