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
Here we are, almost through January. I just realized that I did not make any New Year Resolutions. I generally make a few, nothing major. I do like to draw attention to things I would like to change or create in my life each New Year. For some reason, I just forgot this year. Maybe […]
Read More January 2023-same me, new year
I am a little late putting this together. But, how was everyone’s holiday season? Ours was nice, although, it didn’t feel like Christmas this year. We didn’t even get a tree, but I did put up some garland and I made a wreath from fresh pine boughs. (our neighbor gave us some pine boughs and […]
Read More THE COLOSSAL CHRISTMAS HAM OF 2022
It’s been awhile since I have shared anything about my life here in Germany. As of August 1st, we have been living abroad for 5 whole years! We have been through a lot in those years. Covid lock downs, which included closing our tattoo shop for months at a time, thus having zero income. (No […]
Read More Life in Germany-Late Summer Edition
Recently, I was out walking Jack the Husky and we came across a rather large carcass of a dead pig. The poor creature had tried to run across the train tracks, and didn’t make it in time. I am aware that there are many wild pigs living all around us here in Germany, but seeing […]
Read More Be aware of Wild Pigs in Germany
Well, it’s been two weeks since my surgery and I am finally feeling a bit more like myself. I have had a few surgeries in my life, but this one has taken me a bit longer to feel fully recovered . I am guessing it’s because my haemoglobin was so low to start with, and […]
Read More My Brief Hospital stay here in Germany: An American’s Perspective
Yes Indeed! We have some exciting news to share. Dirk and I will be opening a second tattoo shop, this time in our home village of Weilerswist!! I would like to introduce the new shop, The Inky Needle Tattoo Parlour, located in Weilerswist, Germany!! We are planning to be ready to open in November, 2021. […]
Read More We Have Some Exciting News!!
For those of you who haven’t heard, I made a quick 7 day trip to Michigan in September. It was kind of a big deal since I had not been back to the States in the over 4 years that I have been living in Germany. I had not seen my oldest daughter, Sierra in […]
Read More A Brief Visit to the U.S.A.
Yep, it’s the anniversary of our big move overseas! It’s hard to believe that we have been living abroad, in Deutschland for 4 years! The time has just sailed by. I wish we had been able to move here sooner, but thankful that we were able to move when we did. I am still so […]
Read More 4 Years in Germany
We finally did it. We were able to have a small gathering to celebrate moving into our new home. It was only 10 months after the move, but who’s counting. Thankfully, the rain held off. It was a bit cool, and very cloudy, but it was still a party and for that I was very […]
Read More A Small Gathering, Finally.
Yes! We have some good news from the land of Covid Lock Down, AKA, Germany. Art of the Needle is FINALLY open again, for now. The rate of infections in our area has dropped to a level low enough to allow shops, and restaurants to open.(Masks and social distancing still in full effect. Although, it […]
Read More Finally, Some Good News