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
Yesterday, I decided to clean out the cupboards and see what we have, and determine how long the supplies will last. Apparently, I have been hoarding lasagna noodles way before it was a thing to hoard noodles. I found three packages! Why the hell did I have three packages of lasagna noodles in my cupboard! […]Read More Another Update From Abroad
As many of you have heard, the German borders have been closed and there have been many changes made to our daily lives here. Social isolation is encouraged, people are being asked to stay home as much as possible. It’s difficult to find toilet paper, rice and pasta. Why? I may never know. We have […]Read More An Update From Abroad
Today, like most days. I woke up feeling very thankful for my life and my family. We slept in a little bit, then had coffee before my husband left for work. I started my usual chores, laundry dishes and dog walking. Cheyenne has been home the past week from work, and she helped me to […]Read More A Flat Tire Across the World and Another Reason to Feel Thankful.
If we were having coffee together I would tell you that I still really miss putting sugar in my coffee. Most days I am doing fine, and avoiding added sugar in my diet…but sometimes, sometimes I have a little something from the bakery. That being said, my weight is still going down, and so is […]Read More If We Were Having Coffee….
For those of you that follow the blog to hear about our German Living adventures, this one is not for you. This one is more about health, and some major changes we have made to our diet. Of course you are encouraged to read anyway, but there isn’t much about Germany in this one, sorry. […]Read More My Adventures With Low Carb Eating
Here we are, it’s almost Thanksgiving time again. This will be our third Turkey Day spent here in Deutschland. I have finally figured out how to obtain nearly all my needed ingredients without having to sell a kidney to afford them. But, we have decided to do this year a little differently. Turkey Day will […]Read More Holidays Abroad and Turkeys in the Bathtub
My cousins and I all believe that my Grandpa Leatherman was some kind of super hero. With feats like these how could we think otherwise? He worked as a cowboy in Montana, he was a Bell Diver for the local electric company and laid under water lines, he was in the Navy during WWII, and […]Read More Monday Memories: Grandpa Leatherman and the “Accidental” Electrocution.
The holiday seasons are beginning! People all over the world will begin to celebrate their various traditions. There are so many different holidays that are celebrated this time of year. In Brühl, The Christmas Market stands are already being set up. This year, most of the Christmas Markets in Germany will begin on November 22. […]Read More Our Plans for the Holidays, New Traditions
Maybe this should be titled, One Step Forward, and Two Steps Back: The Struggles of Speaking German instead. This is a story that Cheyenne has given me permission to share, although she stills feels like she may die of shame and embarrassment after her adventures in Deutschland today. Cheyenne has been busy taking German lessons […]Read More One Step Forward, and Two Steps Back: The Struggles of Learning German
This past week has been rather unusual here at the McKay Horst & Rackley household. Normally, we are a family with a pretty regular routine. When that routine is changed, everyone feels a bit out of sorts. Cheyenne decided to spend the week at the local hospital, and she may never be the same. Cheyenne […]Read More Cheyenne Goes to the Hospital: An American’s Experience in a German Hospital