17. August, 2014
This week I...
- snagged the idea from another expat blogger to start a weekly update. I'm not sure if I'll do this regularly, but I enjoyed reading her lists!
- tried a new recipe for Apricot Chicken, which turned out to be terrible! I didn't expect my husband would like it (because it had chicken and apricots in it instead of steak), but even I thought it was disgusting. Blech!
- started on a translation of a city's website, beginning with a detailed description of what is offered at the city's Christmas Market. Started looking forward to Christmas.
- emailed my bestie (best friend) back in Wisconsin.
- had way too much free time. (I'm in week 3 of the 6-week summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg.)
- realized I'm reading five books at once right now (a novel, two travel guide books, and two nonfiction books about ancient Rome and Vienna in 1888), four of which I'm enjoying.
- continued my reading, research, and note-taking to prepare for upcoming trips to Vienna and Rome.
- went for a leisurely 3.5 km hike around Horb.
- contemplated quitting Facebook again. I don't like Facebook at all, but I would miss seeing what some of my friends and acquaintances are up to!
- expanded my expat & travel blog reading list from two to about ten, then sat around impatiently waiting for everyone to publish more posts!
- put off yard work.
- learned a new word - pablum! I had never heard this word before, so I typed it into my online German-English dictionary, and the German word (Blödsinn) made the meaning clear to me. Love it when that happens.
- ordered "Bäckchen vom Jungschwein" (cheeks of a young pig) at our favorite restaurant. SO delicious! That totally made up for the nasty apricot chicken business.
|Yes, those are the facial cheeks. The meat is wonderfully tender because|
the cheeks are muscles the pigs use a lot when they're young.
- wrote this list while my husband cooked goulash for tomorrow (we've been told that should always be cooked the day before you plan to eat it)
- then helped him prepare tonight's meal, Ostpreußische Schusterpastete (one of our favorites).