Top 10 Things I Learned in Greece

Last month we met up with some family for a week in Greece. It was a week full of touring ancient sights,  relaxing by the beach/pool, sampling local wines, and eating enough Tzatziki to feed an army. It was positively delightful and as with most of our trips, I learned a thing or ten. Here…

Finding the Humor

A few days ago was the one year anniversary of my pulmonary embolism – also known as the time when some blood clots tried to take out yours truly (refresh your memory here). The past year was full of adjustments with having to take blood thinners, wearing hip-to-toe compression sleeves, and having bouts of paranoia but…

6 Things I Love About the German Workplace

Today is my last day with my first job here in Munich and it’s a very bittersweet day. While I am really looking forward to my new path, I am also sad to be leaving such a wonderful workplace. As I will be doing full-time telework with the new job, I have been reminiscing about the…

Cheers for Two Years!

Okay technically the fat cat and I’s two year anniversary in Munich is February 7 but it’s been a month since I last posted so we’re celebrating early. When I was back home for Christmas, I was often asked some variation of “So what’s it like living in Germany? What’s different?” For starters, yins should be reading…

New Zealand – Part 3 – Return of the Mac

Okay, here were are…the last post about our trip. I will try and keep it brief because really, at this point, three parts seem ridiculous and we are running into the New Year and all that. Christchurch: After our really active first week, we headed to Christchurch near the east coast of the South. We were not…

New Zealand: The Fellowship of the Lakes  – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my epic ramble about our trip to New Zealand. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, just do that real quick then pop back over here…don’t worry, I’ll wait… … … … okay, ready? Let’s pick up where we left off… The middle leg of our trip included Lake Wanaka…

On Comments Re: My Uterus

Dear Family, I would kindly request that you stop asking me if and when we are going to have children. This applies to when we are in person, on skype, and all social media platforms. This is a private issue and the only two people who should be discussing this are my husband and I….

New Zealand: There and Back Again – Part 1

Ahhh! I honestly have no idea where to begin on this one. To say we fell in love with New Zealand is a understatement. There are lots of beautiful places on this planet but the land down underer really has it all. In addition to having stop-the-car-I-need-to-take-pictures-because-this-is-so-friggin-beautiful landscape, the country is full of wonderful people, fun…

Super Quick Catch-Up

Family and friends back home, this post is for you. We have not had as much time to talk with you guys as much as we would like so I put together a highlights reel of our lives from the past few months.  I want to catch you up on the gist of things before we get home for…

Northern Spain: Do’s and Don’ts

When planning a trip to Spain, most people opt to go to Madrid (been there), Barcelona (done that), then head to the south to check out towns like Sevilla and Grenada. However, we wanted to take a vacation in July and my Spanish friends told me that during summer, they call this area ‘the pan…

The (mental) Struggle is Real

It’s been four months since I had my pulmonary embolism (also known as that time some butthole blood clots tried to kill me). If you were to look at me today, you will see a small scar on my face from when I hit the floor of the gym and possibly a glimpse of the nude compression…

Take a Hike

First, I really appreciate all the love and support from everyone after my last post. I am doing great post-pulmonary embolism. Aside from my new-found ability to get drunk off of only 1 glass of wine, I feel almost back to normal. I am no longer as tired as I was and I am officially allowed to…