People I know: Eileen McHill aka Mom

Today is a complicated day for so many people.  In some ways I like to think of today as the one in which we honor our moms, chosen or bio, or those who have cared for us along the way.  I have three amazing sister in laws who are incredible moms and I have people…

Camino Countdown! 115 Days!

One more week closer than the last time I wrote about our countdown.  We are still reading what we can about if we can go on Aug. 30 and being on Aug. 31 and we are hopeful about what can come of our journey. As of right now, we think we can totally do this…

oooo….an open door!

Probably about a year and a half ago, I was on a walk with my friend Daniel in his neighborhood of Schöneberg.   I can’t remember where we were headed or why but as we passed a building a door was open and he said, “Oooo an open door, let’s go in.”  I followed.  He then…

People I know: Christopher Craun

Yesterday this amazing human and one of my closest friends turned 40!  I was so sad that I couldn’t be there but I know it was full of well wishes, dancing and amazing conversations. This is Chris Craun – amazing Episcopalian priest, spectacular mom to Jack, close friend and wonderful confidant and a pretty decent…

Camino Countdown: 122 Days! 4 months!

We are just four months out which if you asked us before the pandemic we would have said, “we can’t wait!  We want to go noooowww!  Let’s get to it!”  But now, 4 months seems like we have a chance at still going.   Most of our days are just praying that we will still be…

Thoughts in a time of monotony

I have been thinking a lot about the ups and downs of everyday life right now.  There are moments when the day to day monotony drives me crazy and then other moments when it seems just fine.  What is difference between good and bad days? Yesterday was a good day.  I woke up fairly early…

Camino Countdown: 132 days and three years ago today!

Three years ago today I stepped out of the albergue in St. Jean to start my Camino walk. I was terrified.  I had read that the Pyrenees could be dangerous and up until this moment I didn’t think I could make this 500 mile/800 km journey on my own.  That morning, over breakfast, I admitted…

A Saturday in Easter/Pandemic/Berlin Spring

I was in a funk yesterday. I can’t deny it. The monotony has really been getting to me this week even when I remember small delights and that this is passing and we are happy and healthy and we have our pups.  So yesterday morning I felt the funk rise even though I had had…

Relying on small delights

This week has been a rough one for me. As I have said in earlier this week posts, I  feel like this week was a point for me in which I started lamenting the monotony and when the plane tickets were cancelled for going home, I had a breaking point.  Big crocodile tears happened multiple…

People I know: Mikkel

From left to right: Jezzy, Mikkel, Ana, Me, Pali and Helga aka the Camino Family Lately I have been thinking more and more about our next Camino adventure and praying that we will still be able to start our walk from St. Jean on Aug. 31st. Because we have the time and space, we have…