Thursday, February 3, 2011

How this german ended up an american

Ok I have had questions  on why or how I ended up in the states. so here goes

I was born to a single mom  who in the early 60’s when I was still knee high to a grasshopper

met an American soldier. They fell in love got married etc etc

In 1969 they received word that my stepdads grandfather who practically raised him was

very ill and was not thought to make it.. They  got ready to move to the USA…

Now I was 10 at the time and loved my Oma  and wanted to live with her. Mom thought at the time

that I was old enough to express my wants so they moved to the states outside of Auburn NY

and I stayed in Germany with my Oma. In 1979  we visited then we started the process for both my Oma and me to immigrate… we did in November of 1971. Due to the fact that I had  learned English in school I was able to integrate into the 7th grade  which was my grade at the time and was able to just pick up and go on….My Oma was homesick for Germany and she went back in 1973 but I stayed.. In 1975    We where stationed back in Germany and 1978 we got sent back to the states. I at the time could have stayed in Germany since I was 18 but really felt out of place there so I came back too.

Long story  short I was more american in a lot of things than I was german so that was the right decision for me at the time.

It still is.. I made my citizen a long time ago. I no longer miss germany per say but do miss german things.. Certain foods like ferman bread and rolls. going to a bakery to buy bread fresh out of the oven or going to a butcher shop to buy my cold meat or a cheese store for cheese.. Tons of varieties there compared to here. That’s why I  bake my own bread when I am up to it since its so much better.I miss window shopping the way it is in germany with little café’s  with tables and chairs outside to sit have a cup of java and people watch.So that’s my story and sticking to it.

on the moving front its harder than I though to find a place for us in small town  Scottsburg, The house I had hoped would work did not pan out.

But I am still packing away cause things haven’t changed we will find something and move.

No rolling blackouts today but lets see when this snow and ice hits whats its gonna be like then. Told hubby since he is working to stop on the way home and get milk and bread and animal food cause I wasn’t driving with all these southerners  in ice and snow…lol they are bad just in rain….

so for now  have a wonderful weekend everyone….Gotta catch up on things since  yesterday I couldn’t do a lot….

Hugs from South Texas which is expecting snow and ice.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

rolling blackouts

oh my we have had rolling blackouts all day today. 4 since 7 am. supposed to only be blacked out once a day but 4 times?? oh dont get me started.... hoping all my friends out there are surviving all this winter weather... supposed to have them tomorrow and friday yoo.. take care and hugs Birgit

ps oh yea supposed to get snow starting tomorrow. I'll believe it when i see it

Monday, January 31, 2011

The simple things in Life

1. First cup of coffee in the mornings

2. Baking

3.a rainbow

4.watching my cats play


I could go on and on but… only 4


Head on over to Faith and tell her

what simple things you love

hugs Birgit

Sunday, January 30, 2011

And a Happy Sunday to you all

Not much going on here…it’s a lazy quiet muggy sunday.

Had to go to the store… yuck but I got it done before the rain hit

its dark and cloudy and such a gloomy day out..Rumbles in the distance at times.

73* and the A/C is on due to the humidity. Hate that.

On the moving front nothing heard from the guy about the house we want to rent but

he does work 2 jobs so tomorrow I will give him another call… I did get 3 boxes of kitchen items

packed yesterday. you know those double and triple bows and  stuff you only need once or twice a year. Also purged a bunch of bowls without lids. My baking pans that I don’t use very often

some knifes we brought over from Mom;s but we don’t use  etc.

Hubby got a few more boxes put together for me so I can start on things like living room knick knacks  and also  our  fondue set, pressure cooker  ,bread machine and such.

Animals are all napping and I am going to go and get my  Kindle and read a little with a cup of java next to me.

Did I ever tell you all about my kindle??? OMG  its great, fabulous,amazing can’t find enough good words to describe it. Best thing  I ever got except for my pc or laptop.

I love the fact that it holds tons of books  or magazines and is light as a feather.

You grab it and go no more searching through magazines at doc offices or other waiting rooms.

I am reading a book from Beth Wiseman right now. Plain Perfect its called  in her series 

Daughters of the Promise.. So good.


I never had read any of her books or  romances that had an amish background.. They really are very good. I read one of Amy Clipston last week  A Gift of Grace, Really good too…

I am reading more now with my kindle than I ever did before. Its easier. If you want a book you go to Amazon and  buy one or read one the the 1000’s of Free Ebooks  that you can download to your pc then transfer to the kindle  or download it straight to your Kindle…

anyhow I am gonna go get my java and enjoy a quiet afternoon of reading..

Hope your sunday is wonderful….Hugs from South Texas…..Birgit