Danke Leslie! Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch jetzt! Aber, mein English ist besser!
I work out of my house and so don't get out and mix with Germans all day. As a result, even after a year of lessons, my German is not that great. Fortunately, I get (mostly) make myself understood.
The weather here is great for gardening, but frankly, I've not done too much as we know we'll be leaving soon and I can't stand to have a bunch a plants and then have to leave them. So I've been making do with several pots of mixed flowers and one GREAT passion flower vine on a topiary form. I also have 4 dogs (yep, count 'em - FOUR!) and they have a tendency to dig up anything I plant in the ground. In Dallas - where we still have a house in the Casa Linda area - I have better control over where the dogs can go in the yard, but here they have access to everything, so I have to limit where I put flower pots.
We've enjoyed our time here in Germany (18 months and counting) and have taken advantage of the opportunity to travel extensively through Europe. A chance of a lifetime to live here for awhile, but I'm still a Texas girl at heart and get homesick sometimes!
Looking forward to living a little vicariously through this list!