So, here it is, my first blog post. We have been here in Germany for five weeks. So I have been a little slow on getting this thing started. So much has happened during this first month, where to start? We arrived without issue. Dirk and Cheyenne came in the middle of July, they were […]Read More First blog post, no really, it’s my first blog post
During the week, Dirk and I usually eat a very traditional German breakfast, or Früstuck each morning. This includes the ever important Brötchen, a wide variety of sliced meats (for Dirk), sliced cheeses and soft, spreadable cheeses, marmalade (I like Strawberry or Black Cherry, thank you very much), sliced tomatoes, and coffee. Dirk is also […]Read More A Traditional German Breakfast and the Mystery Smell in our Fridge
Social Media has become a bit of a monster. It can be overwhelming, addictive, and often, full of hate and nastiness. The headlines are filled with horror stories of children being targeted, people being bullied, sexual predators, and not to mention the loads of political hate-speech that abounds these days. So, it is not surprising […]Read More A Reason to Love Social Media
This past Sunday was my second time celebrating Christopher Street Day in Köln. It gets better and better every year. We had a great time! The celebrations for CSD in Köln are just one of the many reasons that I LOVE this city. ( Here is a link for a little more about the event, […]Read More Good Times in Koln: Christopher Street Day
Well, summer has arrived full force here in Western Germany. Temps are expected to come close to 100 F all this week. Now I am the first person to tell you that I LOVE it hot. Summer is my jam. Sun, water, and lounging is my kind of life. Bring it all on! However, as […]Read More Living on the Surface of the Sun: A Heatwave in Germany
So, Cheyenne was hit by a car on Tuesday. She is going to be OK. Nothing is broken. She is a giant bruise, and everything is very sore, but she will be fine. Although she was thrown through the air, she somehow landed without hitting her head. She will be OK. Lots of people stopped […]Read More Tuesday Afternoon in Germany: A Visit to the ER via Ambulance
I grew up in a home that always had a jug of Iced Tea in the fridge. Always. Year round, no matter the weather. It could be 20 below zero, snow up to the roof, and you would still be able to find a nice, refreshing glass of Iced Tea awaiting you at my home. […]Read More More of my Life in Germany: A Quest for Iced tea
This is yet another post that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am NOT a travel blogger. Last weekend, Dirk and I traveled to Amsterdam to see the sights and visit my friend, Julie. We manged the drive from Köln to Amsterdam in about 3 hours, with only 3 pee breaks. It […]Read More A Day in Amsterdam with Dirk and Julie. I am Still Not a Travel Blogger…..
Today, I got my first postcard from somewhere out there in the world. A complete stranger sent me a postcard, sending a little love and happiness from”friends of the Bloggess.” In case you are living under a sad little rock, and have never heard of the Bloggess, I will enlighten you. First, have yourself a […]Read More A Little Love Spread ‘Round the World
So, earlier this week, Cheyenne messaged me to let me know she would be a little late getting home. It seems there was a bomb threat, so her train would not be running. She managed to catch a ride with someone, and caught a different train home. No worries, right? She was even thrilled to […]Read More Bombs: You Learn Something New Every Day.
I know that I am not a travel blogger. But, whenever we travel, I always have high hopes of writing a great travel post. The kind that people will want to read before they book their own trips. The hopes quickly fade as soon as all of our plans change. This happens every time Dirk […]Read More I Suck at Travel Blogging