Monthly Archives: December 2012

Week 52: A great close-out

I started 2012 with grand plans to articulate my goals and track their success in a new blog. Here it is, week 52. Just days before the start of Another 52 Weeks. So how’d I do? Meh. Not bad. A … Continue reading

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Week 51: Language school fail

Several months ago, I managed to accomplish a small goal — researching and enrolling in a German language course. I found one that fit my interests, my budget, my schedule. Everything. I called the office. Spoke (in English) with a … Continue reading

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Week 50: How to have a baby

A note about Sandy Hook Before diving into the post I’d planned, I just need to mention a few words about Sandy Hook Elementary School. I have no connection to Newtown, Conn., but I cried along with the rest of … Continue reading

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Looking back on Week 41: Hallowthanksgivistmas

Our trip back to the States was a lovely adventure in celebrations. With Number Two on the way, we will be unable to fly to the United States for Christmas. Instead, we went home in the fall and celebrated the … Continue reading

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Week 49: Say hello to Samichlaus and Schmutzli

This week it’s my turn to be introduced to a new holiday tradition: the Dec. 6 feast of St. Nicholas, here in Bern, and the rest of German-speaking Switzerland, known as Samichlaus. It’s a fun celebration for kids similar to … Continue reading

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Week 48: Thanksgiving and Zibelemärit dinners

A week of yummy, American and Swiss food festivities. What could be better when blending celebrations? Well, aside from, of course, the stretchy yoga pants I need to live in for a while. First, Thanksgiving. We decided to introduce Dominique’s … Continue reading

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