Sunday, February 27, 2011

Anything or Everything...

but normal???

Well, I have been  back in Minnesota for two full weeks. I spent the first entire week on the couch, sick as ever. I later found out it was strep; it completely took over my already weak immune system. I am still trying to recover, and it seems to be taking extra long. I still don't have my voice all the way back and sinus headaches are killing me! Ugh! Someone please wish me well! :) I could really use the good health!

Aside from being sick, B and I have slowly been adjusting to life in Minnesota. Let me just say, I want to move back to Europe and stay away from the snow! However, I absolutely enjoy the sun that MN gets daily! I already went in the ditch, and seriously, driving on snowy roads makes me 100 times more nervous than it ever used to! :p Welcome to Minnesota Winter Season! Ugh, not a fan.

I've spent most of my time at home, catching up on tv, applying for school, "talking" about getting a job, and finding B a preschool. This week shall be dedicated to finding a job and getting B into school. Well, maybe i'll find a job...

I have also experienced some frustrations coming back... Everyone has continued on with their life. It's hard to just jump back into everyone's lives, whose I used to be a part of. Almost as if we were forgotten, that's hard. They have all moved on, made new friends, gotten jobs, married, had kids, and other sorts like that. Starting new is never easy! Hopefully I'll have another chance with all those people whom I used to be so close with...all I can do is try, right? Family hasn't let me down yet, they have been so wonderful and I have enjoyed every moment I get to spend with them! Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmas...I have some pretty awesome grandmas! :)

And as for now, just going to take it day by day. And continue to move forward...once I get back from Cali! Can't wait to spend a week in the warm weather!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playful moments :)

 My baby B and her friend M. Playing together one last time before we left Germany! We will miss the Browns!
 B and her cousins, Bud and Dude! We took the kids to Space Aliens, played some games, ate some yummy dinner, and went to see the movie "Tangled." If you haven't seen it, you must! So adorable!
 IT'S SOOO FLUFFFFFFYYY!!! My B and her unicorn! Being silly at Nana's house!
My newfound loves in Germany and a Marlin's Baseball player! My last Corona night in Germany! I'll miss it and all the amazing people who made those nights so memorable, or not so much! :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

We're back!

B and I made it safely back to Minnesota! We've been home for a week now! Slowly getting adjusted. It's going to take quite a while! I will be back later with a real update. I am getting and/or recovering from some major illness that is kicking my booty! Went to the dr twice, no real answers, possibly mono?? That would not be cool. But I am goin to keep resting and fighting this off so I can get back on my feet! Be back in a few days...or weeks! :p

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's getting to be that time...

We are slowly making our way back to the states! :) The movers are here, packing up the few household items we have acquired the past few years! Let me just say, I have toooo much stuff! This was a good opportunity to downsize! So once they leave, my stuff will be on its way to MN! Yay!

My sister left yesterday, such a sad day! She left and I am sick as can be! B has been/still is sick for over a week now! Ear infection in both years, slightly obstructed airways, and a possibility of asthma?! How does that happen? But I believe she is slowly getting I am getting worse! Such a terrible time to be sick! Back to sister's visit, we had an enjoyable time together! Just what I needed before I left Europe! We tried to travel a bit, but with B being sick, it was a bit of a struggle! We did make it France a few times and to a few areas in Germany! As long as she enjoyed it, I feel okay about not going over the top! :)

My last week in Europe, no plans! Just going to work my last day at Chili's, pack all my suitcases, and rest! B and T will have a few days together, since we won't see him until after March! So this momma is finally going to catch up on her sleep and say goodbye to some amazing people I met over here! Definitely going to miss some folks! :p

Not much else to update at the moment. Photos later, had to get a new camera! I have a bad habit of losing phones and dropping cameras :( It's damaging my bank account for sure! Anyways, hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


One of those days to say a little prayer,

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Acceptance and moving on has probably been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my recent life changing situation. Who knew the simple act of "dealing" with life could be so dang frustrating! Blah! Slowly, but surely, I will be back to my normal self and content once again. Until then, it's just one day at a time!