Today is our second Wedding Anniversary (!) and I am sick :( I think we had too much fun this weekend... I only had 1 or 2 beers and 1 glass of wine at Oktoberfest on Saturday but i think it was all the cold air on my wet hair on Sunday as we toured Dachau (Germany's first concentration camp) that did it. I hate being sick and the fact that it's our Anniversary only makes it that much worse. Hopefully we can go out to dinner another night to celebrate!
Marriage cannot be taught in a class, with a book. It is not learned over night after we say "I do". And, it is certainly not properly portrayed in movies or on television these days. Marriage is something that both individuals must work on together, using constant communication, honesty, love, and with more patience than even a first year kindergarten teacher needs to practice. In the "end" of the beginning of the marriage, it will pay off; once we learn one another's quirks and accept each other as simply human (yet perfect in "every" way), then we can sit back and enjoy the ride. Here's to the start of year three, and many more bumps along the way. I wouldn't want to experience this with anybody but you!
Willkommen Sie meinen Blog
Welcome to my Blog, I'm glad you stopped by. I thought a little introduction was in order after I reviewed some Blogs of others and didn't have a clue what it was their Blog was about even after reading the last several posts. Not that it matters, if you like what I write, read on, if not, no harm no foul.
I began writing again after one of my grad classes last summer inspired me to do so. It was a class on the world famous author, Stephen King and it was incredible. In 2011 I received my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My undergraduate degree is also from UNCW in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology which I obtained in 2005.
A lot has changed since I began writing this Blog in 2010. I am rediscovering who it is that I am and what makes me happy. Feel free to read through from the beginning and see where I have come from and continue to follow along as I begin a new chapter in my life, one that proves to be interesting and filled with exciting challenges that I can't wait to share with the World. So for now, "Das ist Leben"...this is life!
Monday, September 20, 2010
|Mandy's first meal in Germany|
Lamm Kebap und Pommes-Frites
Thanks to our friend Warren Peace who drove us there, showed us how to take public transportation, and even quoted us in the Stars and Stripes newspaper, check out his story here: Oktoberfest-200th-Anniversary
"MUNICH, Germany — Two hundred years after Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria invited Munich’s residents to celebrate his marriage, the sun shone down on another group of festival goers Saturday as Munich’s grand mayor tapped the first keg of beer to begin what has become the annual Oktoberfest party." -Warren Peace, Stars and Stripes
|Patron saint of the land|