Tag Archives: Holidays

Costumes of Venice Carnevale

It’s Carnevale time round these parts!!!  That means lots of masks, cloaks, and fancy ladies swishing around in big dresses.   I took a quick trip into Venice on Sunday to see the costumes and soak up the rare day … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day!

It’s Women’s Day, and I am feeling very spoiled. A sweet coworker gave me a bunch of yellow mimosa flowers (the symbol of women’s day) and I had a wonderful evening with my amazing friend, Caralyn drinking mimosas and eating … Continue reading

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The Smell of Coffee

I was planning to write about Valentine’s Day; you know, something from the perspective of a girl with lukewarm feelings about the holiday.  But I guess that is the thing about lukewarm feelings, they don’t inspire much of anything. So … Continue reading

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Candy Hearts and Candles (Project 365 Day 24)

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Piss Off, 2012

I am going to be completely honest here, I hated 2012. There were some pretty amazing moments, but overall this year was stupid and occasionally painful, much like the Jackass franchise. Yep, I would say the past 365 days of … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vienna

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Christmas in a Pot

I am having the hardest time getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  I thought it was because I have been stressed (and cold), but my heat was finally fixed yesterday.  It took a while for the heaters to take the … Continue reading

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American Cemetery in Nice, France

I am shamefully late in writing this post.  I planned my Memorial weekend trip around seeing the American Cemetery in Rhone, just outside Nice and wanted to post these pictures on Memorial Day. Fast forward almost two months and it’s … Continue reading

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The Year We Ruined Christmas

It was Christmas morning about twenty years ago when my brother and I sat on the sofa before dawn staring at the mountain of presents under the tree.  Mom and Dad were upstairs were stealing a few hours of sleep … Continue reading

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25 Christmas Questions

Only six more days till Christmas!  To help get myself into the spirit of the season I borrowed this survey from one of my favorite expat blogs. 1.  Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?   Eggnog!  I truly do not understand people … Continue reading

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