Not really lockdown anymore week 32

This week has been a busy week around here! Now that things are opening more and more, we can actually plan a bit of a wedding for our little celebration in 39 day from today! We booked a spot to host about 20 people after our ceremony. We talked to a caterer about food and…

A second dose!

Yesterday I hopped in Sebastian’s car (papa to the kiddo I nanny) to head back to Blankenburg for my second dose of vaccine. The journey there was less epic than my train rides before but still three hours of travel. I hopped out of the car in the village, walked into the doctor’s office and…

Back to lockdown lite….week 31

On Friday we went to a restaurant…in Berlin! It was the first time in almost 8 months that we could and it was allowed and we did it. We made the reservation (you have to have a reservation) and we got our negative tests earlier in the day (you have to have a negative test…

A most significant day….

Today it feels like Spring but not even on the verge of summer. We are back from Serbia fully and both at work on our computers with different things. We are 51 days away from our wedding and trying to figure that all out. Our pups are exhausted still from their adventures while we were…

Week 30 – Lockdown but less of it…finally….hopefully…

Last night we flew home to Berlin from Belgrade, Serbia. We had a last coffee outside (which is similar to Turkish coffee there) and walked around the lake in the city with Ana’s mom before getting to the airport to make our way home. We were both ready to come home to our pups and…

Berlinaversary and Pentecost! All in one day!

Three years ago today I stood in the Portland airport with a few very packed bags and a lot of uncertainty and a ticket to Berlin to move to where my love lived. We had been dating for a year 9 time zones apart and it was time to move to the same location. We…

Feeling like I can breathe

This morning I am sitting in our little bungalow place that has been rented for us in Zlatibor reflecting on how great it is to feel as though I can breathe in nature again. After 7 months in lockdown, everything feels like such a treat! This is really the first morning where we haven’t planned…

Lockdown week 29 – we cheated and got out for a bit….

Germany is still in lockdown but with lowering numbers the promises are starting to arrive of opening up a little bit by next week. I almost can’t believe it. There is something in me that keeps thinking something catastrophic will happen to make us go into even stricter lockdown. On the 21st there is hopes…

The big 4-0!

Today I turn 40. It is not how I expected and now how I envisioned and yet that is how I am finding life and it is so much sweeter than I could have imagined, this life. It has had its fill of disappointment and pain and expectation lost and yet I wouldn’t trade any…