Thanksgiving morning started out lovely. We all slept in a bit, I shared a leisurely breakfast with my husband. We sipped coffee and made plans for the day, plans to FaceTime with Sierra and then later with Uncle Larry and Aunt Doris. After breakfast, Dirk took Jack for his morning walk while I gathered the […]Read More Thanksgiving 2020, The Day I Almost Burned the New House to the Ground.
Yep, the announcement came yesterday, Germany will close down many “non-essential” businesses for the next 4 weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. As it happens, Tattoo shop are considered “non-essential”. We have many customers that do not agree with that statement! But, in all fairness, tattoos can wait if it means […]Read More Here we go Again! Lock Down Part II
Since our recent move out of the 4th floor apartment and into a house, I am become quite the rebel. I have done laundry on a Sunday AND I vacuumed on a Sunday. It’s like I have just thrown all caution to the wind, and gone crazy with my rebellious behaviors. Sundays in Germany are […]Read More Sunday Laundry and Other Small Rebellions. More of my Life in Germany.
This morning, my writing friend, Lorna, told me to write. So, I am happily taking a break from unpacking boxes to write an Autumn Update from Abroad. We all survived the Big Move to Weillerswist. Much Ibuprofen has been taken by Dirk and I. This colossal event was made possible by no less than 12 […]Read More Autumn Update: We Survived the Move!!
As my friend Mike said when he saw my post on Facebook regarding packing, That’s just bananas! It really is, We have been living here in Germany for just a few weeks shy of 3 years now. How did the time fly by like that? We have met so many wonderful people, and seen lot’s […]Read More That’s Just Bananas! 3 Years in Germany and we are Moving Again!
Well, it’s been a while since my last update from abroad. Last time I checked in, things were mostly fine, but very different from our normal day to day. We were adjusting to sheltering in place life, just like everyone else on the planet. We were all healthy and making the best of the situation, […]Read More It’s Been a While. Life During Covid-19
During my last update our small business was still up and running. Well, that was then, and this is now. We had to close, and that is OK. We fully support the government’s decision to close non-essential business, it is the right thing to do. Tattoos can wait for now. So, here we are, safe […]Read More Another Week in the Time of Covid-19
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.