Lockdown week 13

Monday again. When I look back on the week it is full of ups and downs. I didn’t write throughout the week because while my hopes peeked out here and there, I didn’t feel like I had a ton to say. I thought about it and then put the computer aside to experience what was…

Lockdown week 12 …that’s 3 months!

Monday again…how was your weekend? Do anything exciting or new? Anything relaxing or intentional? As we enter into week 12 of lockdown, there is hope that we may just be turning a corner. Numbers in Berlin and the state next to us, Brandenburg, have started to go down. We can’t take too big of a…

On a dog walk in the hood

Dreaming of days of dinner parties, long tables with people and wine and good food …and definitely long hugs.

Sunday morning follow up

Sunday morning centering and prayer includes a steaming cup of warm coffee and a few candles lit. I have watched a sermon or two already to also usher me into scripture although I probably could have done without the screen. I get tired of interacting with a screen but I also am eager to hear…

Monotony of lockdown

There is a monotony that goes with lockdown and pandemic life especially in lockdown. As it gets tightened here, the lockdown makes our neighborhood get more and more narrow. We no longer can go further than 15 km out of the city although we weren’t travelling anywhere anyway. We try to avoid public transit as…

Lockdown week 11

We have entered an even stricter lockdown until Jan. 31st. You may be confused. I know I was. How can it be stricter than strict? Just to keep you updated this is week 11 of lockdown total. We have been in light lockdown since Nov. 2 and then on Dec. 10th we moved into strict…

What now?

We have begun the year and I feel as though 2021 promises had us fooled. We were tricked into maybe thinking that the new year would help us all turn a corner or least that was the hope. On New Years Eve as we talked about the year to come I was super hesitant to…

Lockdown week 10

On the 10th day of Christmas, the world gave us a little snow. On Ana’s last day of vacation before returning to work, and before we had to launch back into our lockdown life, we woke up to snow actually sticking. Yes it was wet and slushy and yeah it wasn’t much but it was…

Welcome 2021!

A year ago on this day we were on a plane headed back to Berlin. I couldn’t imagine what 2020 would hold for us. I was so sad to return to Berlin and already missing my people in the US. If you know anything of Berlin, to arrive back to our place on New Years…

I see the moon and the moon sees me

I took the dogs out this morning when I could see the sunrise. This has become a good way to mark the mornings. I want to see the pinks and oranges as the sun rises as we walk towards it. This morning we bundled up and headed out just as I could see orange on…