I had to buy pencils this week because my German notebook is atrocious. I hate writing in pencil and if I had it my way every correspondence would be handled in blue pen, but Deutsch lernen is taking chicken scratch to a new level. This class/language is seriously tough. I’m having a hard time keeping up with all the new material and my three year hiatus from class is not helping anyone. But, I have all the time in the world right now to work on it so I think I will just do some self-teaching on the side.
I also have plenty of time to cruise the nets. Here are a few things that have struck me lately:
Adam and I are going to Paris in a few weeks to celebrate our birthdays. This two-part travelogue (1 and 2) has been so helpful and inspiring. While we won’t have a toddler with us their walking tour and restaurant choices look top. This insanely comprehensive guide is an amazing resource as well.
Halloween isn’t a big deal over here so yesterday I honored the day by wearing a dress with a small bit of orange. If we had been in the States, however, I would have really pressed for this couples’ costume.
Speaking of, this ad made me laugh. “I threw up.” “You threw up. Ok.”
One of my birthday gifts to myself.
Dinner last night. I completely eschewed the vegan part by adding butter and pork sausage instead of tofurkey (woof). muahahaha
I finished this book last week and really enjoyed it. It’s written in first-person plural, giving you the sense of really belonging to the characters and their feelings. Witty, funny, and depressingly real. Highly recommend. Yesterday I started this one and, dang!, it starts out with a real bang.
Insane! #1, #8, and #9 are my favorites.
I love the Sharon Montrose print in this living room. The styling is perfect.
A groovy new-to-me tune.
Adam and I have a couple of day trips this weekend so hopefully the weather holds up. What are you up to?