This week is the one year anniversary of my getting a job in the USA. It’s been an interesting year. To recap, I am the Deputy Treasurer at my local city hall. This mostly involves taking payments for utilities and taxes, and billing out for other costs incurred by the city. In theory this isn’t … More Working Girl – working in the USA
Something Had to Give, and in this case it was this blog. I’ve had to do some real soul searching as to whether to come back to it: Do I really have something to say given the number of other blogs out there that are so informative and more importantly, committed? Do I even have time? … More The Commitments – finding the time (and will) to blog!
‘m not sure if it is the measure of a successful expatriation that you suddenly find yourself so caught up in your new life that you stop viewing it from the outside and writing about it, or whether I’m lazy … … More Gone Girl – When Life Interferes with Blogging
I couldn’t have found a more appropriate film title than this one, I’m now a year into my new life in the USA and things are still changing. … More A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.
We agreed to meet in Target carpark and exchange a bag of powdered custard like a dodgy drug deal. … More White Christmas – An English Christmas Abroad is No Trifling Thing to Achieve!
AS I come up to a year in the US I look back to a post I wrote at six months in the country, I take a look at what I have achieved, what I miss and what I have noticed is different in the US. … More 28 Weeks Later …
So yes, I’ve been gone a while sorry, life got hectic (house move, new job for JT, summer holidays with the kids) and I just stopped having time to write about it, but it is all calming down a little now and it feels like time to catch up on a few more of … More Pinocchio – or becoming a real girl!
So our big news is, we bought a house, it has all the things we have both dreamed of – porch, wood burning stove, maple floors, pocket doors, a claw tub bath and a room for each of the children to have their own space when they are with us. Throw in a big yard … More The Little House in the UP
Well here it is, the film title we’ve all been waiting for! And in only two months, although they say it can take up to six. My green card arrived today, three years to the day that JT and I first physically met. What a crazy, wonderful, weird three years it has been. So now … More Green Card
So it’s slightly more than 28 days later, but hey a film title is a film title, so let’s take a look at what I’ve been doing: Firstly, Michigan weather be crazy – we’ve had 3 foot snow and 70 degree (Fahrenheit) within a week of each, although we are back to seasonal norms and no … More 28 Days Later …