Week in review: 18 – 24 November 2019

I seem to be socially active in waves. Last week I met friends all the time, this week I have been more of a homebody. We are preparing for Thanksgiving and there have been quite a few things to do. This coming week will be a little more stressful. I went grocery shopping on Friday and, together with my boyfriend, again on Saturday. Now we should have everything except for corn cobs. Who would have thought that not every supermarket sells them right now?!

We have also made whole lists with what we need for what dishes and when to prepare them. I already prepared the sweet and sour sweet potatoes today, while my boyfriend was tightening the legs to our dining table. It is only another four days (actually minus a few hours) before his family arrives and our Thanksgiving meal should be ready. I think this is also why I had to live my introvert side more this week – next will be full of visits and talking. Which I am much looking forward to. Unless something goes wrong with the turkey or I forget about those corn cobs in which case I might just hide in my closet. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

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|Watched| His Dark Materials, Gilmore Girls, Home Alone, Modern Love
|Read| Der Schimmelreiter*, I Heart Hollywood* (again), I Heart Paris* (also again), I Heart London* (yep, again), The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| Christmas songs
|Done| worked, went to the Christmas market on Union Square, spent an extremely lazy weekend at home, had my hair cut
|Eaten| buttermilk pancakes, fresh white bread made by my boyfriend
|Drunk| water, coffee, different teas, mulled wine, manhattan, hot chocolate
|Thought| Thanksgiving is almost here. What if we haven’t bought enough food for six people???
|Been happy| when I met my boyfriend for a hot chocolate as an after-work drink at Max Brenner’s on Friday
|Laughed| when we watched “Home Alone” – one of my favorite movies and that I watch every year before Christmas
|Desired| I saw that amazing metallic sparkle dress in a shop window and now feel like I could do with such a dress for the holiday season (or this* or this* or this*)
|Bought| three things just to try the new Amazon Go store at the corner, possibly several packages of German gingerbread and stollen (they are hidden for now), lots of foods for Thanksgiving plus a tablecloth, chair pillows, cloth napkins … proper adulting this week
|Clicked| I could definitely do more than just play a game on my smartphone during my commute (ok, sometimes I work, but still): 17 Things to Do On Your Commute Instead of Scrolling; a few more things on my list: 25 Things You HAVE To Do In NYC; even though it is a little older, I love this article and heartily agree with everything (except for the last three sentences) because: No, I’m from New York

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