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Austrian Breakfast

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I love eating breakfast in Austria! Grainy breads, cheeses, cured meats, tomatoes, avocados, and for dessert a slice of bread topped with nutella. Breakfast is leisurely and spans over at least an hour…I don’t know if this is normal or if it just occurs when visiting great friends, but I enjoy it either way!


Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

When visiting Trinity in August, we were too early for partridgeberries, but luckily they’re in season in Austria in September! Jim and I were wandering through the market in Vienna yesterday and saw berries that looked like partridgeberries, of course we had to buy some and not only do they look like partridgeberries, but […]

And who said hockey was Canada’s game?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

September 22, 2006 I invite all of the hockey fans in Canada to come to Vienna for a hockey game to learn what makes a true fan and a great game. The Austrians are crazy when it comes to their hockey! Last night we decided to take in a game and based on the […]

JandC Guide to American Idol

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

For those of you who haven’t been following American Idol, Carolyn and I decided to make a little primer. These are only our opinions, but one of us is right on the money (me, Jim).


Anthony totally annoys me AND he’s not the best singer either. My fear is that he will make it to the […]

My darling Jim

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

Jim has been crazy busy with work lately and I think he may be losing his mind. I came in the living room the other day and there was Jim wearing a stuffed teddy bear head. Our dog Chiko adopted one of my old teddy bears, but she has now skinned the bear and removed […]

I’m so good

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

I’m so pleased with myself. I have made a conscious effort to read more. I have never been an avid reader, but I think over the past year I have discovered the true joy of reading. I think I have read more from September to now than I have my whole life (that’s probably an […]

My new toy

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

Yesterday I bought a new vacuum clearner. Our old Kenmore upright had been on the way out since last summer and yesterday it took its last breath. I went out and splurged on a new Dirt Devil Ultra Vision Turbo.
Actually, I didn’t really splurge. I’m not one to break the bank on necessities, such as […]

I think I can

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

For those of you who know us well, or even know us a little, you know that Jim is the chef of the family. Jim loves to cook and is quite good at it. If I were to count up the number of times I have cooked a meal in the last 4 years, I […]

Be careful what you wish for

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Be careful what you wish for. In my previous post I talked about my trip to Belize and the lack of time I had between flights. On my return from Mexico I did not have this problem. On Monday, February 28, I flew from Veracruz to Mexico City where I had a 4.5 hour stopover. […]


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Be smart. When flying, pack necessities in your carry on.
I arrived in Belize for work and my luggage didn’t arrive with me. I arrive at my hotel 5:15 PM and had to be at an official work reception that started at 6PM. After traveling for more than 12 hours, I had no time to shower […]