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As many of you know, my daughters and I are trying to learn German. We just completed our A1.1 course and next week we move on to A1.2. This essentially means that we are now able to tell people our names, where we are from, and that we speak English “und ein bisschen Deutsch”. We […]Read More The German Language, It’s Not for Sissies
This 11-11 at 11:11am will be our first experience with the Karneval season in Köln. I have heard so much about it from my husband and friends. It sounds like nothing I have ever experienced before, and we are super excited for this coming Saturday. We are not completely sure what to expect, but we […]Read More It’s Almost Karneval in Koln
Today our first house guest arrives from the United States. Dirk and Sierra just left for the airport in Dusseldorf to pick up Danielle. We have the fold out couch all set and ready for her stay. Everyone is super excited to have Danielle visit, even though she is actually a friend of Sierra’s and […]Read More House Guest
Germans love dogs. Everywhere you go you see dogs, all types of dogs. Big ones, small ones, Pure bred and mixed breeds. Dogs are welcomed nearly everywhere here in Germany. Many of the pubs and stores have bowls of water set out for the thirsty, four-legged friends. The dogs are also very well behaved. I […]Read More Dog Envy
Dirk and I married just about 5 years ago. We dated long distance for a few years before that, really long distance. He was in Germany and I was in the United States. Dating was very expensive as we had to fly to another country to have a coffee together. It took us a while […]Read More Die Omas Approval
Hello all, I am a diabetic and have been for a few years. After multiple trials on several different, really unpleasant medications I have become a “medication controlled” Type II diabetic. I have followed a healthy diet for years and also exercise frequently. Not everyone who has type II diabetes is 400 lbs and eats […]Read More My First Experience with German Healthcare, and I Like it!
O.K., most of my F.B. posts and other social interactions have been all “Unicorns and Sunshine” regarding my recent move abroad to Germany. I have been making sure to let everyone know how much I love it here, and how awesome everything has been. It is all true, I promise. But, I think the honeymoon […]Read More The Honeymoon is over….
We have been here in Germany for just shy of two months. The first week I arrived, I naively discontinued my phone plan from the United States. It seemed like the financially smart option. Why would I want to pay so much money for service abroad when I could just get a phone plan here?? […]Read More The Quest for Phone Service Continues, and it Ain’t Pretty
Since moving to Germany in August I have had a lot more time on my hands. While going through the immigration process, I am not allowed to work yet. The only thing that I have to do at a scheduled time is go to my German Language course twice a week. I am really enjoying […]Read More More Fun, Grocery Shopping in Germany
I went to the grocery store today. The chore of grocery shopping used to be just that, a chore. Now that I am living in Germany, the grocery store feels like an exotic adventure. Well, an adventure anyway. I do not speak much German, really just enough to get to and from the grocery store. […]Read More Grocery Shopping in Germany