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
Today’s stack of books includes biographies of David Bowie, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also?!?! I am soooooo excited I found “Code Girls.” It’s about the women who served as codebreakers during World War II. If you recall, I was not impressed with the display dedicated to them in a museum we recently visited, but now we have the book about them! My kids are gonna learn!Continue reading
You guys?! I found a CD stand of relaxation music in Walmart today!!! I am sad to report, though, that it was broken, and could not play any “Beethoven by the Beach” or flute lullabies.
Also, the “Let’s Get It On” compilation CD was completely sold out.Continue reading
Listening to Iggy Pop while cruising south through my old Kentucky home. This state is so beautiful. (And of course, this is a passenger pic!)
Why am I laughing so hard? Because for about 30 seconds, I was the mayor of Cincinnati. Or at least, I sat in the mayor’s seat. When family works for city government, you get a backstage pass.Continue reading
We are DEFINITELY back in America … both Martin and I were given a huge military/veteran discount to get ALL these kids into the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.Continue reading
I love this lady so much! We headed west, and stayed the night with Stacey and her family. For those who follow us, you know she’s a crazy talented writer/agent, and mom to five amazing girls, to include our former au pair, Wynter. They had dessert waiting for us, and didn’t judge us when we all passed out. And then all four kids woke up SUPER early, but her husband Bryan was there to make them bacon and eggs while Martin and I slept in peace. Then she made me coffee, and rose-sandalwood face oil, and we chatted and laughed until my sides hurt. We’re now continuing our journey west. Not even 24 hrs on the ground, and my heart is feeling full.Continue reading
7:24 a.m. (Germany time): It is o’dark thirty, and I’m operating on about 90 minutes of sleep. But all our bags are packed, and we are at the airport on time, just waiting for the baggage drop to open. And THEN we are on our way to America for the first time (as a family) in nearly four years.
One of my pics from Rome. These gold plates were in front of a gorgeous apartment building in a residential area of Rome. The plates name the Jews that were forced from their home in that building, and sent to Auschwitz during World War II. I found a few others throughout the city.
Earlier today, while I headed home from Italy, my sweet girl was put into her first soccer game in Germany and she immediately got the ball! I am so excited for her, and couldn’t wait to hear all about it when I got home.Continue reading