So, here it is, my first blog post. We have been here in Germany for five weeks. So I have been a little slow on getting this thing started. So much has happened during this first month, where to start? We arrived without issue. Dirk and Cheyenne came in the middle of July, they were […]Read More First blog post, no really, it’s my first blog post
Many, many years ago, I returned to school to obtain my second college degree. My youngest daughter was just a year old when I started back to earn my nursing degree. I thought I would loose my mind with two young daughters and trying to manage nursing school. But, I lived through it, and managed […]Read More Monday Memories: My Search for Sleep and a Near Drowning
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 […]Read More Wrapping up Summer: An Update
As the weather starts to turn a little cooler here, I am reminded of my many camping trips. I love to be out in the woods in late summer and early fall. The days are warm, but the nights are made for camp fires, and drinking beer. My friends and I often went North to […]Read More Monday Memories: Camping in Ludington with Racoons
We have been living here in Western Germany for just over a year now, and I am continuing to take in the similarities and differences from my home country. Many things are similar, like the landscape and weather. Although, the weather here seems a bit milder than my Michigan home, and the landscape is much […]Read More And Another Thing: More of my Observations From Germany
This summer has been perfect. It has been a summer like the ones I had as a child. It’s hard to think of a time that I have been happier, except as a child during the summertime. The temps have been high, sometimes nearing 100F and we have had sunshine for days on end. (OK, […]Read More Germany in the Summertime: Bathing Suits.
Not all ER stories are death and tragedy. Some are pretty damn funny. This is one of them. (Of course any names or locations are always changed). I was of course working the night shift, as I did for so many years. That night, I was working with some of my very favorite nurses and […]Read More Nurse Memories: An Alleged Assault With a Ceramic Chicken and a Request For Dental Molds.
We have reached the end of July, next week is the 1st of August, and it has officially been one full year since we made the move abroad to Germany!! One full year!!! And it has been an amazing year at that! Last year we sold our tattoo shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We packed […]Read More 1 Year Anniversary and No Need for a Vacation Any Time Soon
I have been lucky enough in my life to have friends from many different backgrounds. My childhood was very much a Great Lakes childhood. It was spent mostly outdoors, covered in dirt and bug bites. Growing up, I continued to spend lots of time outdoors hiking and camping. Most of the people I knew from […]Read More Monday Memories: The Swing and My Two Days as a Bartender
I love to read “Getting to Know You” blog posts. So, I have been thinking, maybe I should write one about me. Because, after all, this blog is very much about me. And, if you are reading this, maybe you want to know more about me? If not, you should stop reading this now. But, […]Read More 47 Things About Me for no Particular Reason.
I can tell you almost exactly the moment that I began to feel ill. Friday, June 29th at around 1330. Cheyenne and I had just finished our A1 Language Exam and were walking through the streets of Köln. It was a very warm day, but I suddenly started feeling a bit chilled. Chilled yet still […]Read More A Little Under the Weather