I should preface this by reporting that I actually did not see anything in St. Moritz other than the bank (to exchange Euro for Francs), the grocery store (to get a few snacks), and the Hockey rink. The Hockey rink was the center of this entire trip. We set out from Köln to St. Moritz […]Read More A Long Weekend Getaway to St. Moritz
I haven’t written a new blog post in over two weeks. I have several half written posts, but nothing is interesting enough to keep me at it to finish. My attention span is zero, I am chasing squirrels. Even with all of the awesome writing prompts that the lovely Lorna at Gin and Lemonade has […]Read More Blogging About Not Blogging
After my last blog post, many kind people suggested that I try to think of all the good times that I had with my mom. To try and stay focused on the happy, and not the sad memories associated with her. So, in response to those suggestions I have come up with a few of […]Read More Mom Stories
We are moving into the Fall season whether I am ready or not. It’s not that I don’t enjoy Autumn. Really, what’s not to love? It’s a season to drink flavored coffees and teas, and a time to bake amazing goodies. Who doesn’t love a warm loaf of zucchini or pumpkin bread drizzled with fresh butter? […]Read More Feeling Autumn
Many, many years ago, I returned to school to obtain my second college degree. My youngest daughter was just a year old when I started back to earn my nursing degree. I thought I would loose my mind with two young daughters and trying to manage nursing school. But, I lived through it, and managed […]Read More Monday Memories: My Search for Sleep and a Near Drowning
Well, we are wrapping up summer here in Western Germany. The leaves are starting to turn. Actually, they started doing that quite some time ago, and many have already fallen. We had a very hot, dry summer here, and it really stressed the trees out a lot. But, the sunny days and hot weather made […]Read More Wrapping up Summer: An Update
As the weather starts to turn a little cooler here, I am reminded of my many camping trips. I love to be out in the woods in late summer and early fall. The days are warm, but the nights are made for camp fires, and drinking beer. My friends and I often went North to […]Read More Monday Memories: Camping in Ludington with Racoons
We have been living here in Western Germany for just over a year now, and I am continuing to take in the similarities and differences from my home country. Many things are similar, like the landscape and weather. Although, the weather here seems a bit milder than my Michigan home, and the landscape is much […]Read More And Another Thing: More of my Observations From Germany
This summer has been perfect. It has been a summer like the ones I had as a child. It’s hard to think of a time that I have been happier, except as a child during the summertime. The temps have been high, sometimes nearing 100F and we have had sunshine for days on end. (OK, […]Read More Germany in the Summertime: Bathing Suits.
Not all ER stories are death and tragedy. Some are pretty damn funny. This is one of them. (Of course any names or locations are always changed). I was of course working the night shift, as I did for so many years. That night, I was working with some of my very favorite nurses and […]Read More Nurse Memories: An Alleged Assault With a Ceramic Chicken and a Request For Dental Molds.