Week in review: 13 – 19 January 2020

I am lying on a little sofa in a small cottage. When I look outside, I see everything covered in snow. The road in the background seems ploughed. And I assume that the roads around here are good to drive on because my boyfriend left early(ish) this morning to go skiing. There are a few houses in the neighborhood, but mostly trees, a little river and some mountains a little further away. We are definitely not in the City anymore, Toto. But it is a long weekend (tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and so we felt like we wanted to spend the weekend in the (almost) wild nature. The snow storm yesterday obviously started as soon as we started the car. But despite the wind and snow, we managed to drive for almost three hours without any problems. Once we arrived, we immediately switched on the heating and spent the evening reading, talking, and watching “The Shoe of Manitou”, a popular German parody of western films (which also led us to discuss German humor).

Our Airbnb cottage is in actually such a tiny town that there is only one store around here. That store closes at 4 p.m. And no food delivery. I checked. Last night the weather was too bad to drive to any restaurant a little further away, but that is what we might do tonight. Also, we haven’t brought that much food. Even though I don’t want to live in the countryside, I have to admit that it is worth leaving the City every now and then and to enjoy silence.

Week in review: 13 – 19 January 2020 - janavar Week in review: 13 – 19 January 2020 - janavar Week in review: 13 – 19 January 2020 - janavar Week in review: 13 – 19 January 2020 - janavar

|Watched| Spies in Disguise, The Expanse, Der Schuh des Manitu
|Read| The Essex Serpent*, Vorstadtkrokodile*, The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| some podcasts, James Blunt, the radio
|Done| worked a lot including some extra meetings and extra substitution lessons because the flu has reached my school; on Saturday we drove to Upstate New York, close to the Catskills, where we have rented a cottage for two days
|Eaten| ramen, cheese pizza, pasta, donuts
|Drunk| water, coffee, different teas, hot chocolate
|Thought| of course the proper flu hits this area the one season when I was too lazy to get a flu shot
|Been happy| finally a long weekend 😀 (I know I just had two weeks of vacation, but when many people are sick, things don’t go according to plan and that is quite exhausting)
|Laughed| when I got to warm my freezing feet at my boyfriend’s warm legs (I always have freezing feet)
|Desired| Why can’t we have a snow storm during the week? Hello, lovely snow days, where are you?
|Bought| donuts, some food supplements
|Clicked| Quebec City is still on my travel bucket list: Quebec City Guide: What to do and What to Wear!; I love quark and after some disappointing findings, I found proper quark at my favorite (and only) German butcher’s on the Upper East Side – what I want to say is: yes, I want to make this quark hotdish: Low Carb Quarkauflauf Rezept, kalorienarm

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