Week in review: 26 October – 1 November 2020

Halloween is over. I think I want to get out our Christmas decorations soon. Normally I’d wait until after “Totensonntag” (the last Sunday before Advent commemorating the dead). But this year everything is different and I don’t want to wait that long. I mean we never even took the candle arch out of our living room window. Besides, I know that a package full of German Christmas chocolates will soon arrive from my parents. So I just want us to celebrate Christmas time a few weeks longer than usual. Even my face masks with Christmas patterns have already been delivered.

Of course, Thanksgiving is coming up in less than four weeks. To me Thanksgiving doesn’t mean as much as Christmas since that holiday hasn’t been my cultural tradition. I’ll be much more sad about not seeing my family in December. We will most likely just stay at home on both occasions though because all states around us already have a quickly increasing number of Covid cases. I am sure that turkey still tastes great when the apartment is already decorated for Christmas in November. Although we are not sure yet if we will have a Christmas tree this year. We are concerned that our two kittens would jump on it and create a big mess. Instead I might just invest the money in more kitten costumes – why not have Santa Cat or, instead of the Halloween kitten bat, a Christmas angel cat?!

|Watched| The Great British Baking Show, Küchenschlacht, Avatar
|Read| Lord of the Rings, Consider the Fork, The Crown, The Worst Witch
|Listened to| Teoman concerts (well, the symphony one – so sooooo good)
|Done| worked worked worked, went to the Brooklyn Museum for the Studio 54 exhibition on Friday evening, met friends for dinner on Saturday, took a long walk on Sunday
|Eaten| pasta, burger, Turkish food
|Drunk| water, coffee, white wine, peppermint tea
|Thought| my kittens are the cutest and they did so much better already on their second walk outside
|Been happy| the Studio 54 exhibition was so uplifting with all the beautiful clothes and music
|Laughed| about our kittens in Halloween costumes
|Desired| I feel I don’t want to buy anything before I know the election result
|Bought| nothing except for food and drinks

|Clicked| if you finished your TBR pile: The 50 Greatest Apocalypse Novels; I can’t wait to try this: Starting today, you can receive personalized book bundles from the New York Public Library.; it feels like I moved from one banana republic to another: Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan’s Influence With Trump

© janavar

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1 thought on “Week in review: 26 October – 1 November 2020”

  1. Viele Freunde und Bekannte, uns selbst eingeschlossen, haben tatsächlich neben Halloween-Dekoration auch schon Weihnachtsdekoration aufgestellt. Ich glaube, in diesem Jahr flüchten sich alle in Erinnerungen und machen sich darauf gefasst, Weihnachten in den eigenen vier Wänden zu verbringen.

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