Canning Cookbook Loves

It’s summer, which means I’m in the thick of canning season. It’s been a few years since I was able to have a full summer of preserving since we moved so much between 2017 and 2018. This year I was a bit slow to start, but now my pile of sealed jars grows each weekend […]

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Georgia: One Year In

June 30, 2019, was my one year anniversary of moving to Georgia. I can’t believe it went by so quickly. The last time I wrote about being in a post for one year I talked about Culture Shock and how much we were still struggling to find our footing. This time it’s a completely different […]

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My Favorite 2019 Annual Meeting Stress Dream

I leave tomorrow for Denver and ACHA 2019. This will be my fifth annual meeting with ACHA, and this year has been absolutely bat shit crazy. We’ve had just anomaly after anomaly happen to us in the last month; including the printer deciding not to work for a full week before the truck. Like that […]

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The Glory of Frozen Food Orders

In a continuation of my series of “odd things you do overseas that you would NEVER in a million years do in America” I bring you the latest installment: ordering $1,000 worth of frozen fish (and two cases of greenies because, dogs, duh). Let me explain. Here in Tbilisi, we are lucky enough to have […]

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Georgian Time

I was never a morning person. Just ask my parents. As a child, I never wanted to get up early, and I always wanted to stay up late. I just couldn’t see the appeal of vacating my warm bed – especially in the middle of a Wisconsin winter when we were lucky if it was […]

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Seven Weeks

I’ve noticed something happens to me as soon as I book my flight. It’s as if I’m ok with living in a foreign country indefinitely, and then as soon as there is a set outbound date everything changes. I try not to get excited or anxious about going back to the U.S., but it seems […]

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A Word About Driving

I mentioned a few posts ago when we visited Tbilisi AutoMusem that I don’t particularly like driving. It’s not my least favorite activity ever, but I was very excited when my office moved to telework three days a week and I only had to drive from Edgewater to Hanover every so often. Traffic in the […]

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Book Review: Atlas Obscura

One of the coolest parts of living somewhere overseas for two years is we have ample time to explore our host countries. We are able to see tons of major sights, as well as explore some off the beaten path nooks and crannies of the world. Georgia seems like the perfect place to see the […]

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Donating Blood in a Foreign Country

I’m a blood donor. I have been since I turned 18 and was legally allowed to donate in the state of Wisconsin. I went as often as I could. It was something my mom taught me wasn’t scary, took hardly any time, and was a small way I could contribute to society. On a personal, […]

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Book Review: The Utopia Experiment

The Utopia Experiment came into my life in a rather odd way. I hardly ever purchase books in airports (they are expensive and usually not my cup of tea), but when traveling at some point in 2015 or 2016 I had a moment of weakness. I don’t know if it was the title that caught […]

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