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Category Archives: Blog Hops, Linkups & Round Tables

A blog hop or linkup is sort of a virtual meet and greet where you add your blog to a linky list and visit other blogs on that list, sometimes requiring a specific post. A round table is an assembly for discussion. In this case, it will refer to when bloggers post around a common topic. These are the ones that I have participated in.

8 Songs to Turn Your Frown Upside Down

Today, Toni at One Chocolate Box is asking for people to share their favorite feel good songs and movies as part of The New Year Project. I’m one of those people that can be cheered up by a variety of different songs, depending on what I’m in the mood to Read more →

Things That Make Me Happy

It seems like just yesterday I was posting about the new year, and we’re already midway through January. A new semester starts for me today, so I’ll be back to trying to squeeze in blog posts between reading assignments and papers. Today I am participating in Toni’s The New Year Read more →

A Look Ahead At 2014

This is the third time I’ve rung in the new year in Germany. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like like we’ve been here that long. Other times, it feels like we’ve been here longer. Time is weird like that, I guess. Every day has the same number of hours, and yet Read more →

99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 3 (Questions 21-30)

I’ve been under the weather for a few days, but I’m feeling more human again so I’ll be back with some regular posts soon. In the meantime, I decided to post Part 3 of 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself, which I found posted by Katrin at Land of Candy Read more →

Science Fair: Making Tie-Dye Milk & Going 104 Ft Up in the Air

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Heidelberg’s Army Child Youth & School Services held a science fair on April 20th at the middle school on Patrick Henry Village. Kids could go from booth to booth trying out different projects. Many of the booths were operated by staff from the PHV Child Development Center, including myself. While Read more →

99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 2 (Questions 2-20)

I’m back with Part 2 of 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself, which I found posted by Katrin at Land of Candy Canes. She asked others to answer them as well, so I am. I’m breaking them up into the same parts she did and, also like her, I’ll be Read more →

Christmas Presents From My Husband (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

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The Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop is coming to a close. The final prompt is “the best gift you ever received for Christmas”. After almost three decades worth of Christmases, it’s a little hard to pick one “best ever” gift, so I’ll go with telling you about my most recent couple Read more →

My Favorite Christmas Movie & Christmas Songs (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop, Toni wants to know “Which tunes get you into the Christmas mood?” or “…which movies give you warm Christmas fuzzies…?” Or both. I decided to talk about both, starting with my favorite Christmas movie first. Although I like some other movies, my favorite Read more →

My First Christmas in Florida (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s prompt for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is “a treasured Christmas memory,” so I thought I’d tell you about the first time my my parents and younger brothers came to visit me in Florida for Christmas, which was also my first Christmas Read more →

The Truth About Santa, a Poem & an Explanation (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s prompt for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is “the truth about Santa”. [SPOILER ALERT: If you're a child, move along unless you're the type of child who likes illusions shattered for them. In that case, lay on, Macduff.] I actually happen to Read more →