Archives for September 2007
I really can’t complain. Even though I consider myself a really private and profound person – someone who would only surround herself with a handful of deep relationships – I am still surprised sometimes by how many meaningful friendships I have and with how many people I keep in touch. I can name quite a few people that I consider my friends [and I don’t tend to use this word loosely as it is often done in English].
I am pretty sure that I have just added another person to my list of friends.
My “fairly new” roommate has pretty much proven herself in the last couple of weeks that she definitely deserves the title “friend” in my book. She’s been wonderful and sweet and even though we’ve only known each other for a couple of weeks, she’s been most supportive of me and J.
When J decided last week that he wanted to go to Sacramento with me, it was not only because he had free time on his hands, but also because of a rough road that he’s on regarding his band. He just needed to get away.
I was a little hesitant to impose on our new roommate situation, but Kari had no objections whatsoever to J staying with us during the week, in fact, she turned out to be a great entertainer and listener for J.
Tuesday night, we went out for Sushi with her and our neighbor again. Unfortunately I forgot my camera and therefore couldn’t take a picture of the even bigger sushi plate that they brought for the four of us this week. It was delicious though! We talked and laughed and just had a really good time. I realized once again how great it is to have people to hang out with and that we’ve really missed that in the last couple of months.
Wednesday night I cooked for all of us at home. I made my “famous” roasted potatoes [see here], little breaded pork cutlets and a big salad. Everybody thought it was fantastic :) Kari already committed to cooking for us one evening next week. We also want to scrapbook one night and then we have to watch all the “horrible” reality shows that she ‘TiVo’s” during the week *g* damn, we’ll be so busy :)
J and I love to create words, especially when they represent a mix of German and English.”Mit-ness”Ã‚Â is one of those word… “mit” means “with, together with”Ã‚Â in German and Jon coined the phrase “mitness”Ã‚Â when my parents were here this summer. HeÃ‚Â sent me a text message one day sayingÃ‚Â ” mitness is very nÃƒÂ¶tig [= necessary]”. I loved it :)
Now we use this phrase in our everyday language, along with some other phrases that we created over the years. It’s rather unique :)Ã‚Â
But what I wanted to say is, we’ll have a lot of “Mit-ness” this week :)
Our weekend was good. I came home Thursday night and was happy to be able to put my cold and wet feet under a warm blanket.
I was strangely mistaken that the summer would last a day or two longer in Southern California. Friday and Saturday morning it was pretty much pouring.
J didn’t mind, in fact, he loved it :)
We just ran our usual errands and then snuggled up on the couch, watched DVD and I baked Zucchini Bread on Friday night. My co-worker was so nice as to share the recipe with me after she had brought in a loaf last week for everyone in the office to enjoy. It was delicious, so I had to try it myself. You can find the recipe in the “Recipes” section.
Sunday we took a walk on the beach – because it was sunny again – before the Shuttle Bus picked
me us up at 7 p.m.. Yes, you can believe your eyes… I said “us“, because J came up to Sacramento with me :) and you know what that means… we’ll go out for Sushi again this week!
… at least for California!
This morning when I woke up and stuck my feet out from under my blanket, it dawned on me. Fall is here. And man, it’s even a day early! It is freakin’ cold and “smart me” didn’t expect such a rapid change in weather and is traveling with flipflops ONLY this week. Fun… NOT!
Especially NOT, when it’s raining out side and it’s only 55Ã‚Â°F. I am looking forward to going back to Southern California tonight where it might be a little cooler now as well, but at least I do not have to expect rain.
Yesterday we just got lucky here in dowtown, I guess, because all the surrounding areas [including Davis] were hit with severe thunderstorms plus lightning last night.
I really didn’t want to go running under these circumstances, which sucked, because I skipped Monday [because of grocery shopping] and Tuesday [because of my “Sushi Date”] already, but that’s just the way it goes and I’ll definitely use the fitness room back home this weekend. Instead, my roommate and I snuggled up with blankets on the couch last night, drank coffee and watched other people work out and lose weight. We watched “The biggest loser“.
I am sure the one or other of you has heard about this show. I am usually not a big “reality TV” fan, but my roommate watches all these shows [Dr. 90210, The biggest loser and such] and I have to say – it’s kind of relaxing in the evening to just watch some “mindless crap” on TV [without commercials – thanks to TiVo] :) She and I usually have a good time doing that.
Last night, she looked over to me and said “Are you leaving again tomorrow?” and I said “Yeah, it’s Thursday again”…and she replied “Damn, the week goes so fast. I kind of like having you here”. Oh, she’s so sweet :)