Still Daddy’s Girl

November 2, 2011

It’s been 10 years and I still miss you, daddy, every single day. I miss our long talks. My dad was my best friend.  He was an avid gardener and loved clematises, planting them wherever he could. Now that I have a garden of my own, I’ve planted three clematises so far.  Every time I […]

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Happy Zombie-Lovin’ Halloween

October 31, 2011

Some gory zombie fun from my favorite German band. Junge (Boy) Junge, warum hast du nichts gelernt? Boy, why haven’t you learned anything? Guck dir den Dieter an, der hat sogar ein Auto. Look at Dieter, he even has a car. Warum gehst du nicht zu Onkel Werner in die Werkstatt? Why don’t you join […]

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Oan wunderschoenn guadn moagn !

October 24, 2011

This is the view I enjoyed with my coffee (the view when I woke was pitch black, as the kids decided 6:30 was a good time to get up). 7:30am 7:50am 8:15am 10:00am Is it just me, or are the leaves not changing color this year?  They seem to just be falling off the trees […]

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Guest Bathroom: Before and After

October 12, 2011

When we first saw our house, we loved everything about it except this room. We knew that this room had to be renovated. We just couldn’t live with baby poop yellow wall tile.  A few thousand Euro later, here’s what we ended up with: We found the mirror in the clearance section at Kare. Some […]

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10 years after 9-11

September 10, 2011

I still remember it vividly.  Turning on the television on the morning of September 11 and watching live as a second plane hit the Twin Towers.  I sat stunned, unable to turn away, then I called my best friend, my father. My father worked for the Department of Defense in the Inspector General’s Office.  He […]

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Why is “Liberal” such a bad word?

August 8, 2011

I don’t get what’s going on in American politics anymore (and apologies in advance for the rant, they seem to be going around recently. I don’t get the rise of the Tea Party.  I don’t understand why it’s so “weak” to be a liberal.  I don’t get that a fair number of my fellow Americans […]

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Living room: Before and After

August 5, 2011

It’s been awhile! In the meantime, we bought and moved into a house here in Germany. Unpacking and decorating takes a lot of time, which hasn’t left much for anything else. Figured I’d share my successes with you once I’m mostly happy with the state of things. The first room I’m mostly finished with is […]

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