We had our second anniversary just last week, I can’t believe it has already been two years! We had originally planned to go to Baden Baden (spa city), but we made reservations too late to get what we wanted. Instead, we went downtown and tried a new cafe, then spent a lot of money getting power tools. Oddly enough, they are still in their boxes…
Herr needed them to make my anniversary gift though. A new computer desk! Now to get the new computer… in regards to the marriage, I think we have been lucky. I think we are doing better than when we first married. Our family has grown significantly with Tommy and Ruby, and even the fish. I do miss the simpler days though.
In any case, we have had two great (and busy) years, and I know we will have many more to come. Just need to keep Herr farther away from dairy. *shudder* Anyone ever try tofu ice cream…?
Oh! That reminds me. Here is my order of favorite ice creams as they currently stand:
3. Babcock Dairy ice cream, Madison, WI
2. Spaghetti Eis, Germany
1. gelatto, Italy
Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving twice, one together here and on Friday we visited Herr’s colleagues in Frankfurt for a traditional meal. Because two turkeys seemed excessive, we made a non-traditional menu for ours.
Braised Lamb Shanks
Carrot and Parsnip Smash
Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce
And yes, I baked chocolate chip cookies too. The baked apples kind of exploded (they weren’t firm enough), but still very tasty with a brown sugar, raisin, and nut mixture and homemade caramel sauce on top.
Thanksgiving on Friday consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes, seasoned beans, corn on the cob, cranberries, baguette and cheese, and pumpkin pie (and an alcoholic cake) for dessert. Yes, we hurt from eating so much. I had the chance to meet some of Herr’s colleagues too, who seem to be fun people. Too bad Frankfurt’s not so easy to get to for me.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I am already working on the Christmas menu.
Posted by puu
on 3 July 2008
This year was one of my better birthdays. A colleague took my closing shift, so in the afternoon everyone wished me a happy birthday with some cake then I went home to open gifts! I have quite a few blu-ray movies and the Indiana Jones Lego game now! Of course, I have to wait until the PS3 is back, but that should be soon. Hopefully.
We ate at Giardinos (Italian) and walked the dogs over to the ice cream cafe. Luckily, Herr’s big gift was to arrange an exercise room! Yay! After all the goodies (and two more bbqs in the next three days…), I seriously need it. It’s set up with the elliptical, the television, and a DVD player. I nearly killed myself yesterday watching a movie while exercising. A quick jump in the sauna then shower afterwards, and I’m good!
I have been jamming to the Across the Universe soundtrack, tried reading Hans Christian Anderson in German (very funny Herr, ha ha…), wearing my new fancy bracelet (have to figure out how to put a barrette in my hair, yeesh I can be clueless) , exercising, and looking forward to movie mania and the lego ball! Thank you everyone!
In the past few weeks, my PS3 died (no word on it yet), my computer with all my photography, writing, and important files died, and yesterday, I effectively killed the laptop. Right now, we do not have a functional computer.
This has wiped out my two or three attempts to produce my biannual (not biennial) newsletter, Dragonfly. I do not have my mailing list, and every story I wrote has been killed on both computers. Needless to say, the newsletter will be delayed.
I can’t help but think I am slightly cursed… and I should start rethinking myself and my reliance on computers. Of course, the primary reason I am so upset the situation is my lost photography, which happens to be digital with computer a necessary component. Right now, that is still an open wound for us… still no hope in recovery at this point. I am considering alternative activities and have begun reading a book series I read several years ago. A comfort read.
We did celebrate my birthday that is tomorrow (I have to close the library on my birthday, so not doing anything on my actual birthday). Last weekend we went on a river cruise of the Rhine Neckar valley (a three hour tour… *Gilligan’s Island theme song*), Thursday we picked up outdoor furniture and lighting, and Saturday we went shopping down the Hauptstrasse. We picked up some new digs for Herr, I purchased a new dress, then we went to eat at Konomi (Japanese restaurant) and had a cocktail at Regie. No worries, they have non-alcoholic drinks.
Well, guess it is time to find out what I should be doing with myself, since it is obvious my house was built on a graveyard and the ghosts are attacking my electrical devices. Good thing I don’t have a television to get sucked into…