Back from Scotland!

I’m going to be pretty busy writing up our latest trip, but I wanted to stop in and leave a post for the faithful who have been dropping by every day looking for new stuff. On one hand, I’ve really been itching to do some writing. I usually write every day. It’s as much of a habit for me as my morning dumps are. Sorry to be crass, but if you think about it, it’s kind of the same thing. My blog is where my brain takes a dump.

On the other hand, it’s also been nice to relax… take a break from venting my spleen. The last year or so has been pretty stressful. Some of my personal stress has come from my writing. There are some people out there who apparently can’t stand that I express my opinions, and they lack both the discipline to voluntarily stay off of my space, and basic respect for my privacy. So it’s been good to sort of “starve” those folks who are just here to harass me and mine for information, even as I do know there are a few people who genuinely enjoy what I do and look forward to reading fresh content.

Scotland was great for clearing my head. We met some wonderful people, saw beautiful scenery, and restored our faith in humanity somewhat. It was probably one of our best vacations yet, which is good, because it was also one of our most expensive. Over the next few days, I will be writing about our eleven days away in one of my favorite places. Our trip was about 98% amazing, which means that my content will probably be uncharacteristically positive. That’s a switch!

I look forward to having Zane and Arran home tonight. I’ve missed my dogs a lot, especially after reading the tragic stories about people who have suddenly lost their pets to blue-green algae poisoning. That’s not a risk for us here in Germany, but my heart does go out to those loving dog owners who have suddenly lost their best friends. Makes me want to hug my boys!

Anyone who wants to follow along can check out the travel blog. When I’ve finished the first post, I’ll link it in this one, since I moved the travel blog last month. Or, you can just check the Facebook page, which for now, is still open for business. Well, I have a lot to do, so I’m going to get to work. Maybe later, if something comes up that begs for a venting, I’ll be back…



The weather was finally nice after a weekend of rain and chilly temperatures. The dogs were delighted to see us and now they’re settling in while I do the laundry. I’m going to update my travel blog now, so this blog will get a short reprieve while I work on that. It’ll be nice to write about a place that seems more like home to me now than a lot of other places I’ve lived. Be back to this later.


Daddy’s home!

I don’t really have a lot to write about today. Bill got home yesterday afternoon and we spent last night enjoying each other’s company. Consequently, I haven’t gotten any reading done… and although I could certainly continue venting about any number of issues, it seems like that wouldn’t be productive on such a peaceful morning. So, instead of writing drivel today, I think I’m just going to wish everyone a nice Sunday.

The boys were as happy to see Bill as I was!
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It’s time for a new beginning…

Hello, all.  After almost nine years of blogging on Blogger.com, I have decided to launch a new version of The Overeducated Housewife.  To be honest, I’d been thinking about doing this for some time.  Although Blogger is very easy to use and costs me nothing, when it comes to privacy and security, it leaves something to be desired.  I have used WordPress before and I think it’s a bit more upscale and offers more tools.

I’ll probably continue to use the old sites for my travel and music blogs, at least for the time being.  The music blog rarely gets updated anyway, so I may just discontinue that blog at some point.  I was going to start a creative blog, but that project is on hold for now.  It’s simply time for a fresh start.

I probably should have changed the name of this blog, but I can’t think of anything clever off the top of my head.  And, as obnoxious as it is, The Overeducated Housewife is kind of my online identity. I can’t hide from it.

I can’t promise my posts will be any less contentious, controversial, or cranky on this site, but since my husband and one of his daughters have reconnected, I think it’s best to discontinue my original blog and start fresh.  There’s a lot of pain on my old blog that I’d like to ditch.  Besides, I was getting tired of looking at the Cliffs of Moher all the time.

I’m still getting used to this new format, so it may be awhile before this blog is very exciting.  I’m also giving some thought to starting a private Facebook group for The Overeducated Housewife, rather than running an open page.  My existing page doesn’t get much traffic, but it’s also not secure or private, and that is becoming more important to me lately.  If you have any interest in joining a private group for this blog, feel free to comment.  If I have enough people, I’ll start one.

Not long ago, we moved into a new home.  It’s time my blog got a new home, too.  Welcome to it.