Christmas Tag

The idea of playing “Christmas Tag” came from the lovely Debbie at Deb’s World.  Please stop by her blog to read her Christmas Tag post.  I would love to hear your answers too, so feel free to join in the game!  You can still join in even if Christmas isn’t your thing, just answer the […]

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Thankful

We will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving.  No, the rest of Germany has not started celebrating this very American holiday, but  here at the McKay Horst & Rackley house we will be roasting a bird. Like most Americans, we have never celebrated the original meaning of Thanksgiving, you know, where the pilgrims came, ate with the […]

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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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What is Everyone Reading?

Well, I am still having a bit of trouble writing.  I wouldn’t describe it so much as writer’s block, as just plain not writing anything, at all. On a positive note, I have started reading again! The weather here in western Germany has been on the cool side, with plenty of rainy, grey skies.  The […]

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Our “Programs”

Growing up, I often spent summer days at my Grandparents house while my parents were working.  Sometimes my cousins joined me there, and these were the best days.  Up at the crack of dawn, breakfast, and then out in the woods exploring under it started to get dark. Except when it was raining.  Those days […]

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Blogging About Not Blogging

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 […]

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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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