Lockdown week 14

Monday again as we enter into lockdown week 14. The buzz around Berlin is that the numbers are going down but the lockdown will probably continue past Feb. 14 due to the variants. There is little talk of vaccines which feels a bit disheartening but we know that it will happen eventually. The pic above…

Reunions, snow and Sunday morning

Yesterday morning the pups and I ventured out to find inches of snow in front of us. What a pleasant surprise! During the night the snow began to fall and stuck. The husky was in husky heaven as we started our walk before most of Berlin had even stirred at 8am. Saturday and Sunday mornings…

Tending

I woke up Tuesday morning with the beginnings of a little cold. I had felt it coming on Monday afternoon with a scratchy throat and a bit of pressure on my sinuses. I rationalized to myself…it’s just the cold and dry weather. It’s just the season. I had taken care of the 17 month old…

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…