This week I felt a bit like a good house-wife from ca. 1950. One day Rich had forgotten his lunch at home. So I reminded him and then walked over to his hospital to bring him the food. A bit like in those old books when the wife took the food to her husband who was working in the fields. I also spent most of Thursday in the kitchen. We have so many apples thanks to our apple picking that it felt like a good opportunity to make apfelstrudel. Unfortunately, my granny’s recipe is elaborate and it takes several hours. So I decided to make 4 strudels at once since I was already in the kitchen. While they turned out well, it still made me aware of how much time I spent in the kitchen that day. And because I was already in the flow, I also made dinner (stuffed pumpkins) afterwards.
I guess the problem is that I never saw myself as a house-wife. As a teacher I used to have enough vacation to enjoy my time at home. But for the rest of the year it was also great to have a daily work routine. Cooking at least makes me feel productive. As does blogging – if you couldn’t tell yet 🙂 . For now it seems I just have to look for new projects.
|Watched| Küchenschlacht, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
|Read| Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Puppenblut, Stumme Tränen, Schweigende Schuld, Fluchträume, Brandwunden, The Essential Habits Of 6-Figure Bloggers: Secrets of 17 Successful Bloggers You Can Use to Build a Six-Figure Online Business, Make Money From Blogging: How To Start A Blog While Raising A Family, Make Money From Affiliate Marketing: An Easy And Fast Way To Grow Your Online Business Income
|Listened to| AnnenMayKantereit
|Done| continued my training on Coursera, had another pregnancy checkup, spent Thursday in the kitchen making several of my granny’s Apfelstrudel, drove to Boston on Friday to visit Rich’s family for the weekend
|Eaten| vegan bigos, apple bread pudding, apfelstrudel, lentil dish, stuffed pumpkin, burrito, eggs and steak, pizza
|Drunk| water, coffee, cranberry tea, apple cider
|Thought| I really wish I could go home to celebrate my granny’s 90s birthday
|Been happy| that I am getting the knack when making my granny’s Apfelstrudel
|Laughed| about Arti and Lotti who are just super adorable
|Desired| a work permit, a travel permit, and a few things one can actually buy:
This blog post & shop widgets use affiliate links.
|Bought| nothing really
|Clicked| this recipe looks and sounds amazing: 4 Cheese Roasted Garlic Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash; an excellent overview over abortion rights and laws in the U.S.: Here’s What You Need to Know About Roe v. Wade and How It Impacts the New Texas Abortion Law; today there are parliamentary elections in Germany: What You Need to Know About Germany’s National Election