Papers Towels, AKA Macho Blow

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 […]

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Basterd Suiker and Imported Cranberry Sauce, the Struggles of Living Abroad During the Holiday Season

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 […]

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Nettles

     Nettles, Germans love them.  They harvest them to make tea, they take nettle leaf supplements and believe that they cure damn near everything.  Every damn time I brush against some Nettles, my German husband assures me that I will not have to worry about developing Rheumatism.  (Too late dear husband, too late.  The arthritis […]

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Mom Stories

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 […]

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Wrapping up Summer: An Update

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 […]

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