The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 41

10/14/19

Dear Family and Friends,Β 

I have been “running around”Β  πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ  Texas like crazy and feel like I am a famous person on a Texas tour – ha, ha!Β  I wanted to give a quick update and let everyone know that my appointment a MD Anderson went well!Β  That is a big relief and I am glad that appointment was one of the first of many “other” appointments I had like, dentist, hair, etc.Β  I have also been fortunate to visit with family, friends, and Maverick!Β  I would love to write more, but I have to go…

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 40

10/1/19

Dear Friends and Family, 

I felt that this post belonged in “The Anchor” category instead of “Adventures in Amsterdam” since it is breast cancer related, don’t get me wrong having breast cancer WAS and STILL IS an “adventure”.  Cancer is not an “adventure” that anyone wants to go on or be a part of.  Cancer does not discriminate and affects not only the person that is diagnosed with cancer, but caregivers also.  Cancer is an AWFUL DISEASE and so many die from this horrible disease, the young and old, and there is STILL NO CURE! 

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 10: Time to Shop at O My Bag! πŸ‘œ

September 18, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,Β 

Moving to a new place, let alone a new country, gives you the opportunity to SHOP at stores that are not located in the United States.Β 

O My Bag is one store I found myself “wandering” into frequently. O My BagΒ is located onΒ Ceintuurbaan 117-H, which is one of theΒ main streets in De Pijp, where I live.Β  O My Bag‘s products are made of premium quality, eco-friendly leather that is tanned without the use of harmful chemicals and has no synthetic top finish. Time and use will deepen the color of the products to a richer and darker shade.Β  The products will age beautifully overtime.Β 

Before you continue to read about O My Bag‘s fashionable items and think “I don’t live in Amsterdam, how can I purchase an item?”Β  GREAT NEWS – You can purchase any item using the links contained throughout this post AND I am coming to Houston in the beginning of October, so I can pick up the item for you so that you do not need to pay shipping.Β  Please email me FIRST about the item you are planning on ordering by Wednesday, September 25th and we can discuss further.Β  (Unfortunately, I can only bring home small items in my suitcase.)Β  If you live in Amsterdam and shop at O My Bag, please email me and tell the cashier my name.Β  If those options do not work for you, MORE GREAT NEWS, O My Bag ships to the United States and also ship items within Amsterdam and other countries!

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 9: Random Thoughts πŸ€” and Observations πŸ‘€ …

September 16, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

This edition of Amsterdam Adventures contains a lot of random thoughts and observations that I have made since living here…Β  I also HOPE that this edition encourages those that are new to a place to read my post and follow my guidance.

Size of the Netherlands

I found the information below to be very interesting comparing the size of the Netherlands to the size of Texas.

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Amsterdam Adventures – Edition 8: American Women’s Club of Amsterdam

September 12, 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

Tom and I were talking about meeting new people in Amsterdam.Β  As he was searching the internet, he came across theΒ American Women’s Club of AmsterdamΒ (AWCA). TomΒ highly encouraged me to join the club.Β  I read about AWCA and how active they were.Β  I agreed with Tom about joining AWCA and completed the application.Β 

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Travelogues – Beautiful Haarlem and Beachy Zandvoort

September 4, 2019

Friday, August 23rd

T and I decided to take a quick trip to Haarlem and Zandvoort since he was going to be out of town on business for 13 days.Β  T, The Littles, and I took a 20 minute train ride to Haarlem.Β  T said that the city of Haarlem in New York is named after Haarlem in The Netherlands.Β  While we waited to receive the key for our Airbnb we enjoyed a beer at the Coach House Inn which was across the street from our Airbnb.

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