During a parent-teacher association meeting last week, the school principal stopped Martin to praise Miss C’s presentation earlier today. Apparently, she not only did a great job leading her peers during their recent GROUP PROJECT (*gasp*), but “her research, delivery, and language efforts did not go unnoticed.”Continue reading
About 24 hours ago, I was lunching with my girlfriends in Northern Virginia. Now I’m in this first class cabin all by myself on a cross-country train in Germany. I’m taking an important exam for my studies, and it’s only offered in a few cities over here … none of them local. And the best time I could take it was immediately upon my return home from the States.Continue reading
So Mama does homework.Continue reading
And just like that, summer is over for my girls. It’s the first day of school for them. Continue reading
Just submitted my mid-term exams after a whirlwind weekend of playing tour guide in Nuremberg where we also celebrated a family birthday and delivered Oma (who is on crutches now!) to her daughter’s house, where I got to squeeze the babies and yell at my kids and eat too much food. I even found some Pokemon for Martin. May this next week be just as full.
Me: “Martin, smile for my webcam photo.”
Martin: “I’m working on this quiz.”
Me: “You look so handsome when you’re studying.”
Martin: “Don’t you have an essay due in a few hours? Stop procrastinating.”
Me: “Heyyyyyy there, college student! Say cheese!”
Doesn’t it look like he’s got an aura around him? That’s because he’s a superhero. We are both in the thick of summer school right now, but he still found time to make me an iced coffee in a beer stein, and is trying to tutor me on business statistics.
Wish him luck! (I require a lot of patience.)
Martin and I make an EXCELLENT team, BUT we are pretty sure we should never go into business together. But if we do (because we like to do the impossible), we will need to have very distinct, very well-defined roles and an org chart where we’re both on the top tier, but in completely different corners.
Unbeknownst to my sweet girl, her artwork was submitted by her school to a contest called “Inventions for Our Future.” She got the letter today that her artwork won 3rd place.
This right here is 100 percent the reason we traveled several hours this weekend to sit thru a four-hour ceremony so I could walk across a stage in cap and gown for a degree I actually received in December.
I could hear my kids cheering for me from the stage today. My son even yelled, “My Mom rules the world!” Continue reading
It’s a great day for a birthday! I received my BA in Communication Studies this afternoon in a ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and I have all my lovelies with me.Continue reading