The plan had been to leave Rome as our last big hoorah of the season. I needed to get my house in Virginia on the market and save some money... and the COVID numbers are steadily increasing... so we decided to take a travel break until the Spring. But as Tristan's birthday approached, I really … Continue reading A Birthday Weekend in Brussels
I've tried to write this post multiple times and have deleted them all. The menial words I have on my tongue could never fully explicate my thoughts and emotions. Incredible growth has sprouted from my roots - like it's always been there, a seed within, waiting for the sunlight of experience for the little leaves … Continue reading Ein Jahr.
There are so many excellent day trips within an hour from my home - Metz happens to be one of them. Without a real agenda for the day, a friend and I decided to take the hour drive. We enjoyed the day walking the streets of the old town, eating delicious French cuisine, crepes, and … Continue reading Metz, France
I'd started a post back in December, while in quarantine after our move, about the hard hit my curls had taken to the hard water here in Germany. A bit later, I decided to put it on the back burner because, well, who gives a shit about my hair? Lately, though, I've been getting so … Continue reading Curls.
Our last big trip of the year added another new country to our ever growing list. We boarded a plane at Frankfurt am Main, and disembarked at Fiumicino on the coast of Rome. We stepped out of wet chilly air, and into a delightful heat that kissed our tired skin like little butterfly wings. Since … Continue reading Roma, Italia
In January 2022, it will be five years since I became licensed as a registered nurse and February 2022 since I put that license to use and began working labor and delivery at the same hospital that I'd delivered Tristan. Years before I graduated nursing school, I'd snagged a job as a patient care tech … Continue reading A Pandemic & A Refugee Crisis
Tristan spent 2 months in the States with my parents. He was so brave and flew back to the States as an unaccompanied minor. Ever the climbing enthusiast, he was able to complete his summer climbing camp, as well as hanging out with all of his best buddies. I think it was an excellent, refreshing … Continue reading Faulensee/Interlaken, Switzerland
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The kids would call this a "latergram," but I'm just getting around to posting about my second visit to Paris. What was originally intended to be a three night stay in Mallorca, Spain (resort, plane, rental car all booked) turned into a last minute cancellation due to COVID numbers, and changed to maybe Italy, then … Continue reading Montmartre, Paris
I've been living in Deutschland for almost 7 months now. Never have I been this far from home for this long. And while I miss my people back in the States, I haven't felt the first tugging of homesickness. My heart and soul belongs in Europe. From the dragon scale roof tiles, to the random … Continue reading Colmar, France