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Monday, February 22, 2016

Belated Berlin Blogging!

Hey guys!

Long time, no blog.  I've been SUPER busy the last few weeks and haven't had the time to sit down and do a proper blog post between the post-holiday blues, taking care of Big Boy after he strained his knee slipping on the tile, trying to stay on track with diet and exercise, and working like crazy as a sub.  I'm really, really hoping the substitute teaching will help me get my food in the door for next year, since thus far getting hired in Germany has been incredibly frustrating for someone who is pretty used to having my pick of jobs.

To make it up to you, here are some of the pictures I took on my birthday trip to Berlin a few weeks ago. Yes, happy birthday to me!  I'm now officially 33- can you believe it??  Actually, if you can believe it, please keep it to yourself! ;-)  I'd just as soon NOT hear that someone thinks that I look my age.  I'm lucky enough to have inherited really great skin from my mom and I'm hoping to continue with last year's resolution to get into better shape and clean up my diet, two factors that were definitely contributing to my beginning to look and feel my age!  As New Year's resolutions go, it's been a pretty successful one, I've lost 25 pounds and am much more strong and flexible than I was a year ago.  That also puts me half-way to my goal weight, which is pretty exciting!

Monday, December 14, 2015

(Puppy) Mommy Monday

Hey guys!

I've be so, so busy the last few weeks.  Subbing has finally picked up and I'm basically working full time.  Today I'm working a half day and don't have to be in until later, so I thought I'd give you an update on how my babies have been doing.

Big Boy

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sightseeing Saturday: Nuremberg Christmas Market!

Hey guys!

Yesterday we took the train to Nuremberg for the opening day of the Christmas Market.  It's been held in the main square every winter for hundreds of years.  We did a lot of wandering around the booths, bought some gifts for family and friends, enjoyed some Gluvine (hot spiced wine), and stayed for the opening ceremony featuring the Christkind (the golden haired, angel-like figure who brings children Christmas presents in local lore).  It was about thirty degrees the entire afternoon, so I did not take very many pictures because I didn't want to have to take my gloves off to use my camera!  However, we had buckets of fun despite the frigid weather.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thinking of Paris...

Hey guys,

So like everyone else, we woke up to the tragic events in Paris on Saturday.  It hits pretty close to home for me, not only geographically with us living in Germany, but also because we were lucky enough to visit the city just this summer.

I also know that despite the soft spot in my heart for the City of Light, its just the latest and highest profile attack in a long string of ugliness from a group with hate in their hearts.  So my thoughts are also with those suffering loss in Beirut and elsewhere.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween House Tour!

Hey guys!

Halloween isn't commonly celebrated in Germany so we decided to go easy on our decorations this year, especially outside.  Here's what I put out:

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Style Saturday

Hey guys!

I've actually been super busy the last two weeks with work, so I feel like I don't have a lot of outfit pics to share.  We were planning on taking the train to Nuremberg for some museums and lunch, but Hubby came home sick last night.  :(  Poor guy has a cold, and given how bad the colds that a lot of people seem to be passing around at both of our works have been, we decided a day of walking and being out in the cold was out.  Thankfully the museums will still be there next weekend, so I'm only a little disappointed.

Halloween isn't really a thing in Germany, and while the Post is putting on a few things, they're mostly designed for small children and didn't sound appealing to two "big kids".  So we are having a quiet weekend in and will probably spend tonight having some chocolate and watching every cheesy Halloween movie we can find on Netflix.

Here's what I wore this week:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weekend Wrap- Up: Autumn Drive

Hey guys!

This past weekend, Hubby and I stuck close to home.  We'd both had a very busy week, him in particular with two different coworkers who had personal crises happen, so we mostly puttered around the house and relaxed instead of taking a weekend trip.  We also took a trip in to the Post to run a few errands and just get out of the house and stretch our legs.  One of the routes into Post is the same drive I take to work, just a bit longer, and since Hubby was driving I finally got to take a few pictures of all of the amazing fall foliage I pass almost every day.  Check out my daily drive!