It’s that time of year again!!! The Tübingen Fasnet Parade is a chance to chase out the winter witches and goblins. What a fun afternoon! This tradition and the city dates back centuries, and the energy is always so good. Although one of the kids was pretty over it after about 15 minutes (I’ll let you guess), the rest all seemed to have a great time!Continue reading
A blustery walk to my car this evening.
Construction starts next week for a two-story garage by the medical clinic. It should be done in two years, which means it will be done in 2027.
Ours is the sick house. Within 24 hours, Miss C, Amanda, and I have simultaneously come down with symptoms of the flu. They are throwing up. My lungs are on fire.Continue reading
It’s going to be awhile before my coccyx forgives me for today. I tried snowboarding for the first and only time in my life.
We all made it up the mountain this morning. Martin grabbed a pedestrian pass, intent on watching (and documenting) our ski and snowboard lessons. We were motivated. It was gonna be a good day, ya’ll!!!
It was an unexpected Girls Day out on the slopes, and we had a blast. And no injuries! So proud of my young ladies and their willingness to try new things. I don’t think we’ll be paragliding down with our skis any time soon (as others did above us), but maybe in a year or two?Continue reading
Martin and I decided to take the family to the French Alps for a week to celebrate the New Year. I found a ski resort near Modane, France, not far from the border with Italy, that was a pretty straight shot south of us through Switzerland. Various websites praised its beautiful views and tobogganing trail, so we packed up and headed that way on Jan. 1.Continue reading
Once again, this guy appeared out of nowhere to scrape my windshield, and once again, I participated in some sassy catcalling that may have alluded to him removing his outer layers. But this time, he flung open my door, leaned in to my face, and said something that puts him squarely on Santa‘s naughty list.
About 18,000 of you tagged or messaged me today about the chocolate factory incident resulting in a river of chocolate flooding a village street over here in Germany. I have a solid alibi, people. So do my children! You know damn well that if I were in any way responsible, I would have been front and center, bathing in that gooey stream of confection for all the world to see.Continue reading
It‘s that time of year when Jack Frost wants to disrupt my morning routine, but then THIS guy shows up with piping hot coffee and forces me into the car with the seat warmer kicked on so he can scrape the windows quickly and get me on my way. I kept motioning for him to take his shirt off, too, but obviously, he ignored me. Maybe next time! A great way to start the day … fingers crossed this continues when it REALLY starts to snow!
Spring will be here soon, son. I promise. Continue reading