October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but taking care of your health should just happen in October. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation there will be 246,660 new cases of breast cancer this year and 45,540 deaths due to breast cancer. The earlier you can catch breast cancer the easier it is to cure … Continue reading Save the Ta-Tas!
It's been 5 weeks since we left Switzerland for America. First we went to Minnesota for a blissful time with Mark's parents before Mark had to go back to the reality of DC and work and I drove down to Iowa with the kids to visit my parents and wait for our stuff to arrive … Continue reading Moving is Complicated
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after-world A world of never ending happiness You can always see the sun, day or night Prince … Continue reading Prince is Dead. Long live Prince.
This is Part 4 in our visit to Scotland. Over here you can find our visits to Part 1: Edinburgh Castle, Part 2: JK Rowling's Scotland, and Part 3: Hadrian's Wall. It's almost a Scooby Doo title, isn't it? But for us there was no mystery to solve and no Great Dane with the munchies, … Continue reading The Swiss Family Carlson Searches for the Loch Ness Monster
When we left them, the Carlson family had to choose from between a row house in a hamlet outside of Basel that was close to school; a charming duplex in the city with lots of space and close to a wonderfully huge park; and a quirky apartment in the heart of Old Town. And which … Continue reading The Conclusion to Swiss Family Carlson House Hunter’s International
A few more noticings about Basel. * Everyone "dresses" here. I feel like I have to dress up a bit or dress up nicer than soccer shorts, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. I have been putting on actual coordinating outfits, doing my hair, and been wearing earrings and lipstick. I've been fighting urges to swipe … Continue reading Noticings
On today's House Hunters International we follow the Carlson family. This family of 4 is looking for a moderately spacious apartment in Basel, Switzerland that will accommodate not only 2 active young boys, but also guests! The boys are enrolled in an international school in Aesch, which is 30 minutes to the south of the … Continue reading UPDATED!! On Today’s Episode of House Hunters International…
I have been in Basel for a day now. We landed after a long flight across the Atlantic and a short hop from Amsterdam. We also have been walking all over the city looking at apartments. Basel is a beautiful city. Lovely old and impressive new architecture. The tram system is amazing. I love it. … Continue reading Noticings in Basel
Today we hurl ourselves over the ocean in a big metal tube and move to a country where we not only don't know anyone, we also don't know the language. And we're doing this willingly. At least it will be overnight so we can all try to sleep through it. I am unbelievably nervous. So … Continue reading The Adventures of the Swiss Family Carlson Begin
The move continues and time has begun to rush by exponentially. Thankfully we have gotten some major things checked off the list. The Civic is sold! We have a (temporary) place to live! We have renters for our house! We have our Visas! We have our plane tickets! We just made a major purge/donation of … Continue reading Some major things checked off