Ashes and sunlight

Just a few days ago, Ana and I ventured out with the pups completely bundled and layered. We had hats, gloves, scarves, and layers upon layers because it was snowing and icy. We shivered as we walked into -10 degrees C (about 14 degrees F). We laughed as we watched people play hockey and skate…

Lockdown week 16

This week we have continued enjoying the snow and especially loving when the sun decided to arrive as well. True, it was crisp outside but we bundled up in layers to play around. Our husky is loving every bit of it. Just today, the temps started to warm up a little and the snow became…

Lockdown week 15

The snow continues to flurry outside today as the temps hover around 14 degrees F (-10 C). Entering the 15th week of strict lockdown encourages people to stay indoors not just because of corona but because of the weather as well. The wind continues to ice over everything and the snow reminds us that we…

While it snows again outside….

It is 18 degrees F outside (-7 C). The wind is blowing which made our dog walk excruciatingly cold for two out of three of us. The husky seems to face upward in that kind of cold rather than my hunched and huddling in my layers as we walk and Luna’s walking as fast as…

Pie for Breakfast

This morning I had pie for breakfast. Apple blueberry pie that I made late yesterday afternoon and Ana and I enjoyed a slice last night. The pie making was a last minute decision because of a few things… We had a number of apples that were on the cusp of not being great. And we…

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…