Dreich

It has been raining all. damn. week. I think that this weather is what Scottish people refer to as dreich – meaning dreary, gloomy, bleak, miserable, grey, depressing, devoid of sunshine…you get the point. Picking up Brooks and/or Mia from school has been an exercise in racing the rain and trying out a variety of…

First week of freedom!!

This week was Mia’s first week of what will be her typical nursery schedule! She goes Monday & Tuesday 8:30 – 3:00 and Wednesday from 8:30 – 12:00. She has LOVED it! She’s made bread, collected items in the garden, painted with vegetables, played in the toy kitchen and read LOTS of Peppa books! I’ve…

Starting to settle

Generally settling is considered something negative. As in, “Yeah we settled on this place.” or “Yeah, so-and-so isn’t as fun anymore, he really settled down.” For me right now, settling couldn’t be more welcomed. This is our 5th week in Aberdeen. We still do not have furniture. Brett and I are still sleeping on a…

Initial Impressions of Aberdeen

It’s kind of like Corpus. Exchange the Selena statue for William Wallace and other dudes that were leading wars before America was a twinkle in the Pilgrims’ eyes and it’s about the same. It’s roughly the same size as Corpus and it’s on the beach. It’s not a super sexy destination. No one from the…

The River Dee & The Pink Castle

The weather we experienced today was probably much closer to typical Aberdeen weather than we’d experienced prior. It was cloudy, rainy, and stayed in the 50s. However, as the Scottish say, “There is no bad weather. There are only poor clothing choices.” We started the day with a walk along The River Dee. Followed by…