Our Expanding Family

My darling readers and followers, I would like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our family: Helios.     He’s old and crappy, makes funny sounds, doesn’t quite listen to where you want him to go, also doesn’t quite listen when you tell him to stop, was given to me for free so I can’t really complain,… Read more →

The Inevitable Has Happened

For the past year I have been tempting fate, cheating destiny, and postponing the inevitable.  This country is riddled with uneven cobblestones, upturned bricks, and countless other hazards for someone such as myself. For those of you who know me well, you know that I’m no stranger to the folks at Urgent Care. I carry bandaids and Neosporin with me… Read more →

The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For

The moment is here. The answer to life, the universe, and everything. And no, it’s not 42.   For nearly three decades the world at large has been contemplating the same question, a question that has bothered people even if they weren’t aware that that’s what was bothering them. I’m referring, of course, to the age old question of, “How… Read more →

Life Updates

I usually open these things with an apology about how I’m a terrible writer and only post once every hundred years. (That remains, admittedly, very true.) And how I promise to write on a more regular schedule and blah blah. Well. I’m not going to do that this time. Because it’s tiresome, and we all know the next time I… Read more →

It’s Finally Cold Again!

So I totally meant to write and post this yesterday, but one thing led to another and half a season of Downton Abbey later here we are. Also, is it led? Or lead? English is weird.   Anyway! Yesterday, finally, FINALLY! It was cold. Cold and windy. Cold and windy and rainy. It was absolute heaven. I know all you… Read more →

On Holidays and Such

Once a month isn’t toooo bad, right? I wish I had a good excuse… but I don’t because I do next to nothing really. Hopefully that will change soon though. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!   I’m pretty sure I promised to go back in time and recount our trip to LA, but it’s been so long now I… Read more →

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

No but really. I think I deserve an award. Like a Razzie, but for wannabe bloggers. See, the problem with waiting almost 3 whole months to write a post is that so. much. shit. has happened that I literally don’t even know where to start. Should I attempt to go in chronological order? Or in my typical stream of consciousness… Read more →

Life So Far in Holland

Ho. Lee. Crap.   I cannot believe it has been over TWO months since I last updated or wrote anything. I can’t even say that it’s because I’ve been so incredibly busy. Those of you that I talk to on a regular basis know that isn’t true. I have quite a bit of free time on my hands, due to… Read more →

Settling In

So I’ve been here in the Netherlands a full week now, and I’m slowly but surely settling in. I got over my jet lag fairly quickly, which is a very good thing. And I’m slowly, slowly, adjusting to Dutch food portions. I’m hungry about 85% of the time, but I’m just suffering through it until my body gets used to eating… Read more →

One More Week!

   So in exactly a week I’ll be up in the air somewhere between here and the Netherlands. I could not be more excited! I do have a layover, which is a bit of a bummer, but still, I’ll be almost home. I keep telling Marcel that it doesn’t feel real. And it really doesn’t. It feels completely surreal knowing… Read more →