Category: Updates

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 →

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 →

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 →

Almost Home

I officially have my plane ticket! I leave in about three weeks then I FINALLY get to be with Marcel again.  These last 3 months have been awesome and brutal at the same time. Awesome because I don’t think I’ve ever spent more time with friends. To the point where I think one particular hooker is sick of me. But… Read more →

Return of the Blogger..ogger..ogger

That was supposed to be like a cool echo by the way. Don’t think it came out too well though. Hmm. Anyway, updates! I finally started gathering my documents for the legalization process yesterday and realized I was missing one very important one. Yes I know. I should have done this a month ago. But I procrastinate. It’s the student… Read more →

Hellooo 2016!

So we’re four days into the new year. I can’t say these four days have been the best, generally speaking I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve/Day. But thanks to my BGF and hooker seester this year started off pretty good. I’m pretty optimistic about what 2016 will have to offer. In about two months or so I’ll be… Read more →

Winter is… here

This winter I split my time between the Netherlands and the states. Yeah I’m cool, I call it the states. Anyway, I spent the first little bit of it abroad and the rest here at home. Well, at least what I’ll call home for the next two months. I was lucky enough to get to celebrate two winter festivities, and… Read more →

Star Wars!

Yes I know. This has nothing to do with the Netherlands or moving or expat life or anything really. But I was violently threatened and blackmailed into writing a new post by my oh so favorite brother in law. I’m back in the states, as most of you already know. And it’s weird. It’s not as cold here, but I’m… Read more →

Sorry!

I know I know. It’s been a month. But I’ve been very busy! Doing… stuff. But the most ridiculous thing just happened and I have to tell you guys. So every day the church bells ring 4 times an hour: on the hour, on the 15 minute mark, on the 30 minute mark, and on the 45 minute mark. Pretty… Read more →