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Sorry Excuses and a Hall Pass  Posted on 01/14/2013
When I started this blog less than a year ago, I had too much time on my hands. I was a fairly new expat struggling with the adjustment process. For the first time in my adult life, I didn't have a job or volunteer commitments keeping...
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Christmas 2012  Posted on 12/27/2012
'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The treasured, precious, post-holiday peace - what bliss!We've now survived our second Christmas in Germany. In many ways this...
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Growing an International Family Through Exchange  Posted on 11/15/2012
At a reunion with my host family October 2012Sometimes I'm not sure how to answer simple questions like "How many children do you have?" or "How many brothers and sisters do you have?"Because in addition to my four...
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Apologies! Life got in the way...  Posted on 10/21/2012
So this is something of a travel smörgåsbord post; thinly disguised as an apology for having shirked my writing responsibilities for so long. You see, lately I've been way too busy living life to find time to write about...
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Wanted: A Great Job!  Posted on 09/24/2012
I've been in Germany for a year now and am feeling settled in. The kids are adjusting well. We've gotten their schools sorted out. I've found them pediatricians, orthodontists, eye doctors, sports clubs, and tutors as...
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Pizza Culture: An International Culinary Adventure  Posted on 09/14/2012
The other morning I sat down to breakfast with the morning newspaper and a flier for a local pizza delivery company fell in front of me. One glance at the pictured specialties and I lost my appetite for the eggs on my plate.A large photo...
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Girlie Breakfast: Expat Bonding at its Best  Posted on 08/29/2012
About once a month, I eagerly run the kids off to school, kiss the hubby goodbye, and race out the door dressed up pretty for "Girlie Breakfast." This morning was one such occasion.But it was special, because the expat bonding...
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Looking Back on a Year: Birthday Reflections  Posted on 08/22/2012
Yesterday I celebrated my 43rd birthday. The day was fantastic, and I'll get to that in a moment. What is important for me now is that it marked an occasion to review and evaluate the last year. This past year has been, hands down,...
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My Life from My Brother's Perspective?  Posted on 07/13/2012
In less than 24 hours, my "kid" brother, his significant other, and their combined five children arrive in Germany for a 2-week visit. I'm very excited to see them all and to welcome them to my new home and my new...
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