Bloomin’ Bullshit

About five years ago, we were living in a flat (an apartment) on the second floor. You had to go up a few stairs, landing (first floor), more stairs, landing, and more stairs to reach the second floor. My husband was at work. It was morning when my niece called, which was her evening. I [...]

Knock Knock

Is anyone home? I AM NOW!!!! *wipes sweat from forehead, takes a gulp of water, and continues typing* "Home is where your story begins" For the past 2 months, my husband and I have been prepping to move, moved, getting our new home ready, and cleaning up the old flat. It's been non-stop. Last summer, [...]

My Bad! Language Barrier

For those who don’t know, I’m an American living in Germany; an expat who still hasn’t mastered the language…or in my case, still is juggling the articles, das, der, and die. Since living here, I’ve had a bad habit of saying, Ja (Yes) to everything people say. Occasionally I’ll let them know my German isn’t [...]

Going to the Doctor – America vs. Germany

Many of us aren’t fans of going to the doctor. We’d rather pretend our cholesterol or blood pressure is normal. Or the holidays are to blame for our additional weight gain, even if we’re not quite sure which holidays we’re referring to. For whatever reason, visits to the doctor make many of us uncomfortable. When [...]