You’ve Been BOO-ED!

[COVID Day Five Hundred Sixty Two]

This is one of the very first oh so American activities I totally signed First Minion up for as soon as the sign up sheet went round – during the month of October, kids in each grade get a surprise Halloween bucket full of treats – and since I signed up so quickly, we were one of the first.

I think I got more joy out of it than First Minion.

And the twins.

“I wish you a great Halloween full of fun, mystery, and excitement.
From a fellow Bingham Farms 1st Grader!”

Instructions are as follows:

Continue reading “You’ve Been BOO-ED!”

Holy Crap

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Twenty Three]

It’s been like ten forevers since I’ve blogged.

Oke, but seriously, I am sorry I’ve been missing in action, but also it’s been #LikeThat

THAT stressful.

THAT busy.

THAT low priority.

Also, the site’s been broken – 503 – a LOT.

And then the Add New and / or Edit Post were broken.

It’s just been super frustrating and with The Actual Move happening, well, blogging was way WAY down on the priority list.

I’ll catch up over the next few days, but … yeah… LOTS of music videos.

I can’t wait to tell you about closing on the house with a power of attorney for my partner. Or how our brand new basement flooded. Or how I’m still mourning Zoe. Or how I REALLY want a corgi these days.

But that might also be me still mourning Zoe.

When In Rome?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Sixteen]

I love this phrase and, seriously, it’s not THAT funny when you’re actually IN Rome, saying it about EVERYTHING until you come a cross someone shitting by the side of the path in a public park.

Then it’s HILARIOUS.

Ever since moving back to the States, it’s woken up my old idiot professional dancer brain that says I’m out of shape, overweight, and omg shave those legs and armpits, Leander.

Damnit.

Also, it’s summer and it’s hot and I want to wear shorts and, well, I’m SELF CONSCIOUS.

So I shaved.

Continue reading “When In Rome?”

Vegetables? As a Closing? What?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Thirteen]

Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

If you read “yesterday’s” post all the way to the end you may have noticed that I closed it with “Vegetables”.

It’s a Dutch Thing.

Sort of.

More of a Rain Thing.

But first the news:

The normal sign off at the end of an email or letter is ‘groeten’ which means ‘greetings’.

Continue reading “Vegetables? As a Closing? What?”

Groningen Emigration and De-Registration

[Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Twelve]

I’m still not ready to talk about Zoe but I’m ready to talk about other things.

Like how we just emigrated from the Netherlands and deregistered.

But first the news:

We were totally supposed to do this on the day we left [MWAHAHAHAHA] or up to five days beforehand, but we misread the site and thought we had up to five days AFTER the move to report – and, well, here we are.

Continue reading “Groningen Emigration and De-Registration”