Week in review: 1 – 7 November 2021

It is November and chilly temperatures have arrived even in the City. I am grateful for our central heating system that keeps our big apartment warm, even though we only have two radiators. Our cats still cover themselves with our big fleece blanket before they take their long naps.

This week I watched my first Hallmark Christmas movie of the season. I just felt like it was time. While I know that Thanksgiving is coming up soon, all the stores here are already decorated for Christmas. Bryant Park has already opened their winter village including the ice rink. Last winter I went skating there regularly (until I broke my wrist). Now I am contemplating if I should try to ice-skate at least once just for the fun of it. Then again, my body’s center of gravity has definitely changed a lot recently and I am not sure if the skating would be as easy …

Besides, this was NYC Marathon weekend. For me it was the first time to go and watch the runners. We went up to 59th Street this morning and saw the winners arriving. That was pretty cool! Rich ran this marathon a few years ago. And I am way too lazy to even consider that. I prefer cheering and enjoying the positive energy. It feels as if NYC is slowly back to normal and that itself is worth a lot.

|Watched| Dune, Küchenschlacht, The Great British Baking Show, Dashing Through The Snow

|Read| Dune, Die Tote im Räucherofen, Lebensfesseln

|Listened to| some Spotify play lists

|Done| continued my training on Coursera, did little tasks like getting Arti’s medicine (which always takes forever), spent a lovely election day with Rich at home, invited friends over for dinner on Saturday, went to see the marathon on Sunday

|Eaten| pork chops with mushroom cream sauce, sushi, pasta with pumpkin sauce, miso soup, our Halloween cookies, this banana chocolate cake

|Drunk| water, coffee, herbal tea, ginger beer

|Thought| how could I still bend down yesterday – and today I can’t even put on a shoe when sitting down on a chair???

|Been happy| about many little things

|Laughed| when Arti immediately jumped onto our friend’s shoulder on Saturday evening even though they hadn’t known each other (our cats are just so sociable)

|Desired| definitely a new winter coat cause the ones I have don’t fit at all anymore; a few new things from the Sephora sale:

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|Bought| mostly food, two pairs of pants

|Clicked| we can now book one night in Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment: A Night in Carrie Bradshaw’s New York Apartment; interesting read because we definitely want to raise our daughter bilingually: How We Raise Bilingual Children; Instagram for the first time in over two months

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