All of a sudden it’s March, and although I am always happy to see warmer weather and promises of sunshine (seriously, Aachen must be payback for the six years I lived in San Diego) I am a little sad to see February go. I forgot to mention a couple awesome things about my birthday: 1. … Continue reading What Happened To February?
It just so happens that my husband’s birthday and my birthday are only two days apart. A while back we started a tradition of celebrating the day in between, our “average birthday.” It’s a nice way of consolidating the celebrations. However, it didn’t work out that way this year. My husband’s birthday was on Rosenmontag, … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us!
There is something magical about standing somewhere and being able to see the past all around you. Imagining someone else standing there, in that same spot, hundreds of years ago. I had a taste of this as a child, visiting the Living History Farms in Iowa. At these farms, I was immersed in a visual, … Continue reading Experiencing the Past in Heidelberg
With two birthdays, Valentine’s Day, my parents in town, a quick weekend trip, and various other goings-on … this week has been a bit crazy. But very fun. I promise to tell more stories later, but for now I will share this photo of love padlocks on the Alte Brücke (old bridge) in Heidelberg: Continue reading Love in Heidelberg
I finished the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer! I took the first part on Friday (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and writing) and the second part today (speaking). All in all, I felt like it was pretty easy. The hardest part was the second section of the speaking test: describing a picture. But that was mostly just difficult … Continue reading Done with the DTZ!