Back in lockdown?

We are technically not back in lockdown. This time last year we had been in lockdown for almost three months already and it would last a bit longer before loosening up. It was an experience that is hard to describe to the extent that it happened to others who didn’t experience it. While the entire…

Liminality of now

Yesterday morning I took the pups out at 7:30am. This is about the most proper median of when I take them out. Lately I have been waking up earlier and taking them out around 7 but if I can hit right when the sun is rising it feels sweeter. So at 7:30am yesterday morning, I…

Adaptations

Monday morning. Super windy and grey outside. Ana is away today and part of tomorrow so while she is away I am going to make sure she has some content to read. 🙂 When I wrote the other day about writing and put it out there that I would be open to prompts, one of…

Six month-iversary

Today is January 16th. And indulge me for a moment, and I won’t do it every six months except for the first year, but today marks the day that Ana and I have been married for six months. A whole half of a year. Ana did ask me when I brought this up the other…

What to write…what to write…

On my to do list today is to write in this blog. Being a writer means writing even when you don’t feel like it or so I have heard. I am not always so great about this. I tend to have ebbs and flows when I contribute to my own personal blog. During Lent and…

A win! Small but…a win!

Ana read my last blog and commented, “Geez, you make it sound like these visa troubles you have been having are much more dire. You have a visa. You can stay in the country.” So let me back up a bit and yes, perhaps, my view of what happened last week is a bit tainted…

A cabin in the woods for a weekend…

Two weeks ago today I returned to Berlin after being in the US for two weeks. Anticipating that it would be some time for me to readjust to life here and that we would want some time to reconnect, for a Christmas gift, I surprised Ana by booking a little cabin just outside of Berlin…

On the brink of 2022

This morning, I am sitting in our living room with the Christmas lights all on and a lamp on by my side at 9am as the world in Berlin is just waking up. I have been up for a couple of hours already.The dogs and I have had our morning walk. I have made dough…

Snowing in Berlin

Yesterday morning, groggy and already exhausted before I got up due to the booster from the day before, I got out of bed to take the pups out. Even before I put on my jacket and got them ready a friend had texted that it was snowing. Normally, this is an exciting news story but…

We’re boosted!

This morning we got up earlier than usual and with a hop in our step (as much as we could with a healthy dose of nervousness mixed in). We made our way across the city to a doctor who promised to give us a booster today. Germany is doing much better with vaccinations than the…