I grew up in Michigan, and lived in various areas in Western Michigan until I was 21. It’s an odd pocket of the country, it runs on it’s own time and has it’s own customs. It seems that many of the inhabitants think that they are very worldly, more often than not, they aren’t..at all. […]Read More Monday Memories-Beer Drinking and Shrew Hunting with Mike
I started my day as usual today with a small, quiet breakfast with my husband. We had some coffee and some fresh baked bread. I sent him off to the Art of the Needle to work. I then began my daily chores, dishes, laundry, vacuuming, chatting with the plants, watering said plants, and so on. […]Read More Blogger Recognition Award
What makes you happy? What brings you joy? Now that I am a Full Time Haus Frau I have plenty of time to ponder these things.(Well, after the bread is baked, the floors are vacuumed and everything is tidy and in it’s place). When I worked full time, took care of my family full time, […]Read More Friday Fun: What Makes you Happy?
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Portrait tattoos are commonly done of famous musicians and artists. One day, a lady stopped into the shop to ask if I could fix an old tattoo. She said she had a tattoo on her leg of Jim Morrison and that it needed to be “touched up”. She had been to…
Prior to meeting my now husband, I had not done much traveling outside of the USA and Canada. I had been to Mexico and some Caribbean Islands, but never to Europe. One of the many things to catch my eye during my travels abroad were the toilets. I know, I know, most people come home […]Read More Toilets
Growing up, I always received a pomegranate or two at Christmastime. It was a favorite treat that I got from my grandmother. My mom would occasionally pick up a few as well, since she knew how much I loved them. But there were strong rules for where I could eat the lovely pomegranates. Must wear […]Read More Pomegranates for Christmas
After I graduated high school, I moved to New Jersey. I was seventeen, and this move lasted approximately 2 months. Overwhelmed by the huge cultural differences (can you use the word culture and New Jersey in the same sentence?)between Michigan and New Jersey, I got up one morning at 0400, packed my little red truck, […]Read More Monday Memories-“There’s a Man in the Closet,” A Ghost Story.
This year is coming to an end. It’s been a pretty amazing year really. I left my career in nursing. Well, just taking a break from nursing… I think. I moved to another continent, to another country and I am trying to learn a new language at the age of 47. We sold our little […]Read More A New Year-New Adventures for Sierra
2017, our first Christmas spent in Germany. The first time my German husband has been home to celebrate Christmas with his family in 5 years. It did not disappoint, a great time was had by all that attended. Dirk’s Mom outdid herself with the food. She must have spent all day prepping the veggies, meats […]Read More Our First Christmas in Germany
I flew into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a very snowy morning in January a few years ago. This was an exciting trip for me, of course all of my trips to Germany were exciting and fun, but this one was special. Dirk would be coming back to America with me when I left. We would […]Read More Monday Memories-Stranded in Amsterdam and My First Experience with German Humour