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…

Christi Himmelfahrt

Today is what we call in the church world, Ascension Day. For church goers this day is at the end of Jesus time on earth. No more re appearing in flesh form. No more walking through doorways and appearing on beaches. No more touching of wounds or breathing peace. He ascends into heaven on this…

An epic journey to dose 1

I am happy to report, dear reader, that yesterday I received my first dose of the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine! Hooray! You may have heard me talk about the lack of vaccines here in Germany, the poor disbursement, the need to send vaccines to more places in the world and the call for releasing of patents. All…

Lockdown week 28

Three days ago when I looked outside I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was that snow???? What is happening in Berlin? But then, yesterday it was 80 degrees and bright and sunny. We made the best of it and ran outside and down the block to our favorite little forested area in the city. As you…

Lockdown week 27

When I got up this morning I thought to myself, “Welp, I definitely feel as though I have a case of the Mondays.” We are all feeling it around here. We begin our 27th week in lockdown after a rousing weekend around May 1. The numbers were starting to go down a bit before the…

The first of May

When I was a little girl in school I didn’t know much about May Day. For us, this meant that this large pole with ribbons attached to the top would come out and we had an assembly to watch kids dance around wrapping the ribbons. It happened every year. There may be some skits and…

Lockdown busy and lockdown vibes

Today as I walked Luna through the cherry trees that are just bursting, I was reflecting on a few things that happen when people are in extended amounts of lockdown as we are. While this is week 26, it is sometimes hard to talk about life in lockdown with my friends and family in the…

Remembering the blisters

That morning in Uterga, Spain I got up while it was still extremely dark outside. It was April 26, 2017. I had been walking for five days but I had a HUGE blister on my foot, It was taking over a tender spot on the bottom of my foot. This is why I stopped before…

Lockdown week 26

As is typical Monday morning, here is my endless lockdown report. I actually had to open the blog first to see which week was last week. I have lost count of the weeks. Week 26, over 6 months, with a promise of at least two more weeks. Sometimes it feels as though we are in…