16 September 2013

Monday Coffee and Moving Right Along

I'm linking up with Molly at The Move to America again for the Monday Coffee Morning! It's a fantastic way to reflect on the last week and organize your thoughts for the coming week. Why not join us?

The Move to America

We've done a great job staying organized so far, so now I'm working on keeping that momentum going. My continuing goal is to keep my English teaching materials and my materials as a Dutch student organized and completed. Mostly, that involves putting aside time every day to do a bit of each. That gets harder during busier weeks, but so far I've been keeping up.

I managed to get a "practice dino" finished last week, and I've started on the parts for the "official dinos" that I'm making. I should have pictures to come soon!

This week, we start with a visit to the doctor. Little Man has had a cough that just won't go away, so it's time to make the trek up to the huisarts to see what they recommend. Going to the doctor is always an interesting experience because there are just enough differences in cultural norms between America and the Netherlands. Sometimes I'm surprised because the visit goes just as I expect and other times I'm surprised that our "issue" is a big deal to me, but not necessarily considered worth the visit by the doctor. We'll see.

For tomorrow, I'm working on a fun post called Capturing the Colors for the Capturing the Colors Contest. I was tagged by Sara at Chasing the Donkey to participate in a photo display of colors that capture the views of the country in which you live. So stay tuned. In the mean time, I recommend checking out Sara's gorgeous photos of Croatia and imagine planning a trip there - the scenery is fantastic! Hopefully I can do the Netherlands justice!


  1. Your test dinosaur looks great! Can't wait to see the official creation!

    I hope the organising of your teaching/student materials gets done - I like to have things like that organised too, puts my mind at ease!
    Fingers crossed your son's cough gets better and they doctor can relieve it a bit.
    Have a great week!

  2. Thanks, Molly! The organization certainly helps alleviate some anxiety - I don't like finding out that I've forgotten something or misplaced it. We have some preliminary info about the cough and a bit of medicine and now we observe him for a few weeks. Hopefully that will be the end of it! =)

  3. That dino is too cute! Did you find the pattern online?

  4. oh my goodness that Dino is too cute!!!! crochet or knit?

  5. I did! The website I used has several different kinds of free patterns that are all really cute. Here's the website: http://amigurumibyknotty.blogspot.nl/2010/05/longneck-dinosaur.html

  6. Thanks, Cindy! And thanks for stopping by!

  7. Thanks! It's crochet - I have a feeling I would only tie myself in a giant knot if I tried knitting ;)

  8. Thanks! I LOVE the snails! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects :)


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