What a wonderful week! It started with 15 °C and sunshine and finishes with 0 °C and snow (a tiny bit at least). Thanksgiving took place and the Advent time starts. Now that the big family dinner is over, I am starting to plan Christmas meals. Black Friday happened with all its sales – but I was pretty good this year and bought little.
So many great events happened this week. I went on a day trip to an outdoor museum with my class and thoroughly enjoyed looking at animals, walking through a forest, and even going down a slide on an amazing playground. Also, we went properly out on Wednesday with friends and ended up on a rooftop bar from where we could see the Empire State Building. There was even some dancing. On Friday I met the most giant rabbit I have ever seen – he is a therapy animal in a hospital. On the same day we went to see both parts of the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Broadway play after another. As I love Harry Potter and the whole magical world, I felt thrilled to sit in the theater for about five hours in total.
Now it is only another three weeks until Christmas break. I predict that everything will get slightly busier again. I can’t wait to enter the Christmas fray … starting with the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting on Wednesday evening.
|Watched| Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (on Broadway); His Dark Materials, Gilmore Girls, Modern Love, The Grinch
|Read| Der Schimmelreiter*, I Heart London* (yep, again), The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| Christmas songs
|Done| worked for three days, went on one of those three days to Stamford Museum and Nature Center with my class, cooked the Thanksgiving dinner, went out the night before we hosted Thanksgiving, also went to the Parade, went to see both parts of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Friday, had a more relaxing weekend
|Eaten| Thanksgiving dinner, pasta with duck ragout
|Drunk| water, coffee, different teas, wine, beer
|Thought| I love New York – every block is pretty, there is always something happening.
|Been happy| it was a very enjoyable week
|Laughed| many times, e.g. when we saw alpacas in the Nature Center
|Desired| maybe a few more minutes just to myself
|Bought| more food, a few face and body products at a sample sale (including several Christmas presents), some Bath and Body Works Black Friday deals, ordered some parts for a Christmas gift
|Clicked| I mainly read e-mails to find out if there were any special deals of things I always wanted to have
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