Monthly Archives: September 2013

Volleyball is back in Poland!

Woo Hoo, women’s volleyball is back in Poland! This weekend we headed down to Poznan to watch the kind of sort of start of the 2013/2014 professional Polish women’s volleyball season.   Are we volleyball junkies?  In a weird sort … Continue reading

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Off to another beautiful walk,

The other day a few of the wives from my husbands work and I got together and were off to another beautiful walk doing a city tour of the old town area of Bydgoszcz.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate … Continue reading

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Guess who is back?

Any ideas to guess who is back today in Poland?   My other daughter by another mother and father, aka my “adopted” daughter, Rachael!! I cannot believe over the last 3 months she is been traveling all over the world … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

And so it begins…my Wednesday nights are no longer hanging out in the yard with the kids or watching TV with the hubby!  Tonight I started teaching seminary & institute classes at church. Some of you might be wondering what … Continue reading

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Here kitty kitty…

I love cats!! I have almost always had a cat for a pet from the time of being a kid to now. I cannot imagine my house not having a cat.  So when a friend of mine asked me if … Continue reading

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You want me to buy what?

My husband came yesterday from a conference in Germany that he was at for work and our conversation back after our hello’s  and hugs went like this…. My husbands says “Did you remember to by my cup?” “You want me … Continue reading

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Graceful is NOT my middle name!

On of the reason’s why I enjoy living here in Poland (or any of the other countries so far) is because of online newspapers that I can read.  OK, I cannot read Polish but there is this thing called “Google … Continue reading

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Time to Visit… Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland

Time to Visit… Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland A while ago during Easter break we spent a few days in Krakow, Poland.  One the top of our bucket list of places to see there was the Salt Mine.  We have … Continue reading

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I am waving the white flag!

I am waving the white flag!! I started coming down with a cold when we were at the Pila marathon over a week ago.  I thought if I took it easy for a day and some over the counter medicines … Continue reading

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The thing that drives my husband crazy!

It is hard to believe but I am turning the B-I-G 40 here in a few weeks.   One of the things that my husband hates about my birthday or any holiday for that matter is getting me a present, … Continue reading

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What another festival?

What another festival in town?   Yep, just down the street from us is a park(our version of NY Central Park) and they had a festival promoting the different local agencies/charities in the community, along with lots of crafts and … Continue reading

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Fog + Spiders = A fun walk

This morning I figured out the first negative of living out in the country, if you want to call it a negative.   When there is fog you do not see a thing in front of you! But the positive … Continue reading

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Time to visit…Piła Half-Marathon

As I have mentioned before, my husband as a goal of doing 50 half/full marathons before he turns 50.  So on Sunday we headed west to a town called Piła here in Poland for yet another marathon. We have been to Piła … Continue reading

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I really hate traffic!

As you know my littlest ones are in a new school this year, so that means I have to figure out driving routes for before and after school.   The other day I thought I would run over to REAL(Polish … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: packed full of family fun

 Moms and dads on the lookout for family holiday destinations back in the US might want to consider Los Angeles. This west-coast metropolis is a mecca for tourists and it is not hard to see why. It boasts plenty of … Continue reading

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Another day, another festival!

I happened to be shopping at one of the local malls Thursday and I stumbled upon this…  Yes, it was a little festival selling traditional Polish stuff and a few other things.  After looking at the flyer it looked like … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Polish Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)

Happy Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (which started at sundown on Wednesday, September 4) to all my Jewish readers! Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect on the past and to look toward the future, and honey has long played … Continue reading

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And another good-bye!

Last night we had to say good-bye too 2 more of our church missionaries.  They are off to another adventure in Poland.  One is off to Poznan and another is off to Szczecin.  We also had 2 new missionaries come … Continue reading

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We survived our first day of Polish school

Today was the first day of school here in Bydgoszcz, Poland and guess what?  We survived our first day of Polish school! As you know we were not over impressed with the International School here in town so this school … Continue reading

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Hot dog pizza anyone?

Several weeks ago one of the local grocery store chains “Lidl” had America week.  In THIS previous post I talked about some of the goodies they have during their “America” week. Well for dinner it was clean out the freezer … Continue reading

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