Yesterday I did my bi-weekly grocery shopping. I have been here in Germany for about a year and a half, and I still love to go grocery shopping. It still feels like an adventure, and not the scary adventure it once was. Now, I am able to read a lot of the packaging and this […]Read More Patterned Toilet Paper, One of my Favourite Things About Germany.
I have a bit of a problem with putting things off, and telling myself that I will do it later. Later always seems to become 10 minutes before said project is due. My ulcers flare, I feel sick, my heart starts to race, my head hurts. Then, I pull it all together like the rock […]Read More Cherie, The Queen of Procrastination No More
As many of my friends and family already know, my wonderful husband just had his 50th birthday. He spent the day working, as he almost always does. He even had a “special” running at Art of the Needle, our tattoo shop, so he was more busy than usual. I offered to make what ever he […]Read More Dirk Turns 50. A German Birthday Party, sort of…
I received an exciting notification a few days ago. WordPress let me know that I had reached 500 followers on my little blog. It’s amazing really, since only a handful of those that follow me are people that I have met in real life. Most I have never met before! Well, not yet anyway. We […]Read More 500 Followers
There is something about buying new furniture that makes me feel like a successful and responsible adult. It’s true, I have not always lived the most conventional lifestyle. We did after all, sell or donate most of our belongings and move abroad to Germany. During the years prior to the move, we lived in a […]Read More Furniture Buying, and Becoming an Adult
It has been grey, cold and raining for 40 days and 40 nights. The amount of rain we get here during a western Germany winter is almost biblical. OK, I may be exaggerating a tad, just a tad. But seriously, I think the last time I saw the sun it was September, it’s now January. […]Read More A Brief Glimpse of Sunshine
Cheyenne brought home a nasty cold virus last week. She is a snot machine. She was sick enough to visit the doctor, and was given an Entschuldigung(work/school note) for three days off from work. Three days at home spent spreading the damn virus to me and Dirk. Dirk and I started fighting the snots a […]Read More Papers Towels, AKA Macho Blow
For the most part, I have easily adapted to the food here in Germany. I love the easy access of fresh food, and I really do love many of the regular dishes that are prepared here. It makes me so happy that there are fewer fast food chains around than Stateside. Even though I do […]Read More Basterd Suiker and Imported Cranberry Sauce, the Struggles of Living Abroad During the Holiday Season
The month of December felt like it lasted 3 days. But it was a good 3 days. Dirk and I did manage to make it to a few Christmas Markets. You can read about that adventure here. Best yet, my nursing buddy from Michigan (who is currently living in Amsterdam) made the short trip to […]Read More A Plan, A Turkey, and a Day With Julie in the City.
Saturday night, Dirk left the shop early so he could take me to Köln. We had grand plans to see all of the Christmas Markets in the city. There are a total of seven markets in the city itself, and more as you head out of the city center. We were going to visit all […]Read More Christmas Market Adventures with Dirk