Bilingual life and more

a few surprises or seeing the bright side
August 3, 2009, 12:21 am
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So, it is no secret that the past few weeks in the Sellers’ household have been a bit rocky … but it has not gotten us down. I am always amazed how things looking meek can turn around quickly, who I can count on in my life and how well we can handle things, because we are US! Continue reading


test behind us, summer here we come
June 25, 2009, 4:08 pm
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Anna took the test this morning. It is done, whatever happens, happens… more about that when the results are in!!!

Now, the girls are running through the sprinkler with a friend, giggling, screaming, washing away and getting out the stress of the past weeks of sitting down and working in mommy’s morning school. I had help – thankfully – Michael and Oma pitched in, helped where they could. Now, it is hitting me, too.

Oh god, this was not supposed to be a downer post, but the anticipation of the test, the stress of the past months, coming to grips with medicating our daughter is kind of taking it out of me. I know there are many understanding souls out there …

I am determined to come out on top, for Anna to come out on top, so for right now, we will have summer time fun. We all deserve it and Anna the most.

I better get going and cut up this sweet, red-fleshed, refreshing watermelon to bring out to the kids, jumping through the sprinkler. Refreshment for the soul!

The appointment
May 21, 2009, 11:58 pm
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Today’s meeting for Anna this afternoon was good. The doctor talked to her directly, what she is hoping to get from medication and her answer was – “to be able to pay more attention, to be more focussed”. So, we are trying Daytran, for a month to see how she does on it. What I like about the patch is that it can be taken off earlier. When a pill is taken, it lasts for a longer time, but the patch can be removed. We will be trying it out while we are in Germany and will have more of an idea if it is working, we have to up the dose or have to try something different. Anna actually asked tonight when she will be able to use it. I think she is ready to show when she can actually do. She can do so much in the classroom, but it is reall tough during tests. As written¬† before, I think many of her issues have to do with being able to focus and pay attention. It is certainly NOT a smart pill!

Today, I have been trying to understand our health insurance plan. Unfortunately, even the insurance cannot tell me how something will be covered – copay or deductible, or both. Well, I am not going to leave it up to chance and will keep bugging them. This is the fun part of staying at home, right? With everything else I am doing – work, house, kids, packing for vacation – it is NOT recommendable.

Good night, sleep tight …

May 20, 2009, 11:15 pm
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The last few days have been a bit much in this house.

My mother just found out that she has to have knee surgery, which is actually a good thing. Her knee has had problems for the last years. Now, it will be taken care off while she is still young! Continue reading

At the end of a life …
April 14, 2009, 11:39 am
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Nope, no chipper entry today. My heart is quite heavy as I write this, but I want to share it and see if I just have a twisted sense of what it should be about. Continue reading

loosing stuff
April 7, 2009, 11:46 pm
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Yes, I understand that every now and then we all loose stuff. Unfortunately, this problem has become a constant partner for our two girls for a few months now.¬† They have lost way too many jackets and even shoes. They are nowhere to be found in the lost and found in school, and don’t show up at friends houses.

Does anyone have a remedy to this? Continue reading

Emily’s noodle strips
March 6, 2009, 4:19 pm
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Emily told me that, when we go meet our friends tomorrow in the park it will be quite warm. She will want to wear short pants and a shirt with “noodle strips”. I about died laughing. She certainly meant “spaghetti straps”.