Having recently returned from an extensive adventure in the northwest United States that inevitably meant a trip to the always amazing Powell’s bookstore in Portland, I was careful to only return to Germany with about 20 lbs of books. I got off light. Oh, the restraint I showed!!
I don’t know what I was thinking when I first decided that my family would do this. Perhaps I was simply thinking that we would save money and clean out the cupboards. Well, it turned out to be so much more than that! First, I became a bit ill after the new year. This meantContinue reading “Wrapping up a no-spend month”
I’ve been thinking about how Puritanical America is and how ingrained some ideas had become in me, the ‘American abroad’, and more importantly – especially because I now have a son – what of those ideas really is important and what should be let go.
So, as I’ve said before, but you might have missed it – I am pregnant.
Back in June my husband had a birthday.
Thanks to blogger Ayotimotysocial for this one:
This years Christmas and New Years Eve were spent at our home in Germany. First, while walking home from the night course I teach, the vendors at our Weinachtsmarkt were removing the decorations from their stalls, so I said to my husband in English that we should see if we could get a tree.
I recently had a birthday. I am one year wiser than I was just a few short weeks ago. One of the things I really wanted was a cat.