mr. & mrs., etc.

I cannot believe how fast August and September flew by. So much has happened since my last post and I don’t know where to start. Hopefully this explains my blogging paralysis. I will do my best to catch up over the next few weeks. Read more

two weeks of work + germany weekend

The last two weeks have been filled with work, travel, and lots of changes to my routine. Unfortunately all my news has been slow to make it to this space. Last weekend we were in Germany for a hammer-only meet in Fränkisch-Crumbach. (See Martin’s website for more about that.) I most enjoyed riding on the Autobahn in our rental VW Golf, catching up with our friend Sultana, staying in a very cute old guest house, and seeing so many people really enjoying watching the hammer throw. It was a lot of fun. Read more

and the sheep graze

Apparently the arrival of warm late Spring weather also means it is time for the flowers to bloom and the sheep to graze in Friedhof Manegg. I stopped to say hi (and baa at them like a crazy girl) on my last run a few weeks ago. They looked happy. One lamb scampered in circles around the others and it made me realize one of the things I like most about Zürich so far: our proximity to farm animals. Read more

grand prix von bern

On Saturday afternoon Martin and I headed down to Bern for my first Swiss road race. After weeks of sunny and warm summer weather, spring had returned with cool days and lots of thundershowers. It was overcast when we arrived in Bern around 1:30 pm, but by the time we had finished a quick pre-race lunch the rain was coming down. I tried not to think about the rain and cold, and my anticipation about running 10 miles with thousands of others on wet, cobbled streets. I got my number and Martin and I enjoyed an espresso and huddling under umbrella until my section’s start time around 4:18 pm. Read more

a few weeks away

As I’m sure you’ve figured out already from my blog silence, I’m taking a few weeks away from Zürich to pick up my visa and work on wedding planning in California. I’ve already spent a wonderful week at home in Mt. Shasta with my whole family, and even my Grandpa. It was nice to be home, enjoy a little more winter, and cement a lot of wedding plans. Read more