Hello my lovelies!
It’s so good to see you for our Weekend Coffee Share! I’ve still got a bit of a cough, but I am doing much better than I was last weekend!
So come in, make yourself comfy while I make us a nice hot cuppa of the tea or coffee of your choice.
What have you been up to this week?
Karneval has officially started here in Germany, and Thursday was Altweiber, a day of Women Power. The big parades will be on Monday, and we’ll close the office on Monday at noon so that we can escape the traffic of the parades. I wrote a whole blog entry explaining all about German Karneval for the lovely Solveig, so check out my guest post from this week!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I didn’t get much done this week. I was still off sick on Monday and have been catching up on work since returning to the office on Tuesday. I didn’t get much studying done, but I have read quite a bit.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m still not 100%. I’m still not concentrating properly and I could crawl into bed now and be happy when I’m usually an insomniac. Because I was sick I skipped a few meals as I just wasn’t feeling like it, and I’d also cut out lots of sugar. So I’ve just bought some chocolate and ingredients for a proper dinner and I’m hoping it’ll help me feel better again.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that my 60 Books Challenge is going pretty well and I’ve started books 10 and 11 (one is an audio book). I recently finished Aristotle And Dante Discover the Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and I loved it. It’s the coming of age story of two Mexican-American boys, who go from being strangers to best friends and more. It’s very well written and very relatable as the problems they face are problems any teenager will have faced, no matter what their sexuality is.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ll be quite busy (but in a good way) next week. Can’t say more than that at the moment, though. I’m also hoping to join a gym again, but I’m still shopping around a bit.
Sorry it’s been a fairly boring week here. And I have way too much to do to celebrate Karneval – besides, we’ve had storm alerts and the parades might get cancelled on Monday. This is it from me, but I’m sure the other Weekend Coffee Sharers would love to see you too!
Thank you for having coffee with me. Same time, next week?
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Hope you are feeling better.
Hope you are feeling better soon Conny. Not a lot of fun being sick. I’ll pop over to see your post about Karneval at Solveig’s. We were lucky to visit my German relatives (the ones who are here at the moment) whilst the festival was on. I wrote about it here http://irenewaters19.com/2015/02/05/thursdays-special-diversity-in-the-karneval/
I loved the atmosphere but SILS says it has changed a lot from when we went.
Hope next week is better for you.
Hope you feel better soon. Although I don’t often comment on these posts, I do love reading them. 🙂
Glad you are feeling better this week. Colds take time get over. What were you reading? Interesting how people celebrate with different different customs,but they are similar. The Karneval reminds of the Mardi Gras celebrate here in different areas of the US.
Thank you Betty Louise. I was reading Aristotle & Dante… and I’m currently reading Casanova: The Venetian Years as well as Good Omens.
Mardi Gras is a carnival celebration. Its actually the last one before Ash Wednesday (Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday) and the last big celebration and feast before fasting starts for Lent. Karneval is the same, we just celebrate our parades on the Monday rather than the Tuesday.
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Thanks for explaining the different names for Ash Wednesday. My family were Presbyterians and they didn’t celebrate it. You are reading weighty books.
Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun out there. We’re in the middle of our own version here in New Orleans, as the Mari Gras season is in full swing. 🙂
Thanks for the coffee. Hope you’re feeling better and I’ll pop over to Solveig’s to read your post. I love festivals. We strayed into the Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney yesterday when we went to see Matilda the Musical https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/stumbling-into-the-chinese-lunar-new-year-sydney/. Festivities apparently kick off tonight.
Hope you have a great week.