Week in review: 19 – 25 November 2018

This week was amazingly quiet and relaxing. Thanksgiving is one of the few days when pretty much all shops are closed in the U.S. We started the Thursday by going to the movies already around lunch time and watched “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. For the huge Harry Potter fan I am the film was another wonderful piece about the magic world. It also raises so many questions and we have since discussed a lot of theories about Grindelwald, Dumbledore, etc. After the movie we went to my boyfriend’s family for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. First of all, it was so nice of them to invite me, too, and, second, the food was sooo good. I obviously ate a little more than I normally would, but I just love mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey so much.

The rest of the week was just as lovely and calm. We slept in every day, just sat on the sofa and read or talked. I even passed on Black Friday. Of course there were great deals, I received an endless amount of e-mails with special offers, and almost every blog managed to advertise that shopping day – but esp. the latter also annoyed me very much. I enjoy shopping, but I don’t want or need to be persuaded just to buy something for the sake of shopping. In the end I feel that I saved a lot more money by not buying anything. My account definitely is happy. And instead of rushing through shops, I got to spend much more time with my boyfriend before he had to return to New York City today.

|Watched| Fantastic beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald, Love actually, My girl, The greatest showman, The princess switch, The final table
|Read| Not nice*; Digital disconnect*
|Listened to| Yüksek Sadakat, Coffee Blend podcast
|Done| worked for two days before enjoying the Thanksgiving break – we visited the MIT museum, went ice skating, spent Thanksgiving itself with my boyfriend’s family, and relaxed a lot
|Eaten| turkey, waffles and bacon, orange beef, paella, sweet potato soup, sushi, pumpkin pasta, popcorn
|Drunk| water, tea, coffee, winter beer
|Thought| Thanksgiving with a family in the U.S. feels like Christmas in Europe
|Been happy| that I got to spend so much quality time with my boyfriend
|Laughed| at how much my boyfriend’s family dog begged for food, mainly using her big round eyes
|Desired| to go ice skating – and that wish was fulfilled
|Bought| only food and tickets for the ice skating rink
|Clicked| I tried not to go online too much in order to not accidentally order a lot of Black Friday deals

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