Thursday, November 16, 2017

Eating: Hot soup

Watching: "Berlin Station"

Reading: "Watership Down" and "Origin"

Listening: Loreena McKennitt

Loving: Spending precious time with old friends

Current mantra: When in doubt, light another candle



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We have been loving our long-lasting fall, but I think the cold weather has settled in. We had our daylight savings time last week and it is already making a difference with how early it gets dark. It is our third fall here but I still have trouble going straight from summer into Christmas season. I miss having the little reprieves of Halloween and then Thanksgiving.
Zach got a surprise extra day off this week due to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Theses and the Protestant reformation. It is weird having him home during the week (in a good way) but we have been enjoying drinking hot chocolate all day long and catching up on Season two of "Stranger Things".  I have been going crazy with making soup and enjoying my my most recent book series. Life is good.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mid October

Eating: Ginger snap cookies

Listening: "The Wheel of Time"

Loving: Fall markets

Reading: "The Shadow of Night"

Finally: Freshly shaved pup

Watching: "Grand Designs"






Friday, October 6, 2017

This, that and the other

So far, this fall has been simply lovely. We were so lucky to have dear family and friends come for a quick visit last weekend. It is always an interesting and enjoyable experience to show them around our little life in Germany, but more importantly, to remind us of all our loved ones back home. No matter how grumpy I can get towards everything German, my people are always there to pick up the pieces. We had a wonderful time, highlighted by long meals and interesting conversations. I hope they all come and visit us again soon.

 We also enjoyed a lovely "German Unity Day" (Zach got the day off) Belgium. Hiking with the dogs on the weekends here is always a highlight, there are endless places to discover. This weekend it was a Belgian castle, winding creeks and autumn leaves. In other words, it was perfect.

Other news around our area included the discovery of an unexploded WW2 bomb under a bridge near Cologne, needless to say, everything in the area is closed down until the bomb is retrieved, and anytime one of the very few bridges is closed across the Rhine, the traffic gets a bit hairy.