Sunday, 28 April 2013

Worky workerton - and the promise of beer(fest)

The odd title is a reflection of the weird space my head has been in all weekend - it's been one crazy busy work weekend. You may or may not recall me going on about how much I like love my job just one week ago.
Well, after two days like these I should seriously re-think that statement.

Okay, it wasn't that bad. But busy. Very, very busy. Run-of-your-feet, legs hurting, total exhaustion busy. Plus we had a computer downtime that lasted 17(!!) hours. Anybody who works with computers (and isn't that everybody nowadays?) knows how dreadful that is. So much extra work: manual entries, piles of paper everywhere, a ton of clean-up afterwards.

Anyways, enough of that. I'm home now, stretched out on the couch in my pjs, just ate a cinnamon bun and the world is looking much friendlier.

There are also some high points about this weekend:
Last night I somehow mustered the energy to go for a walk with Snowy - nightwalks always make me feel better. The rain we had during the day had stopped and the air was fresh and fragrant. Very peaceful.
And we had a good stick-to-your-ribs dinner: homegrown roast chicken, Sauerkraut and potatoes.



 Good ol' German food

Which nicely segues into some fun summer plans: Richard, Lea (our youngest) and I just booked our flight to Germany to visit the old homeland in August.

We are going to the Sch├╝tzenfest in Richard's hometown. You have heard of the Oktoberfest in Munich? Every town actually has a festival like it, with music, tents, lots of beer, and dancing on the tables. Richard goes every year, but I haven't been since 2008! So I'm quite excited. And Lea is a fun travel companion, up for anything, it will be great!

I thought I would share a few snapshots from the last time we went (in 2008), here you go:




The obligatory dancing on table. It's not optional.


The "rowing" dance. Also not optional.

Dirndls!



Dance attempt - it failed.



Fun times ahead!

xo Miriam
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  1. Oh my gosh that sauerkraut looks ahh-mazing! Recipe please?
    Also, I just went to Germany a few weekends ago (I'm spending the summer in Ireland and I'm about 75% German, so why not?) and I got to attend the Sch├╝tzenfest! It was incredible! Check out my post about it here: http://samsamcherie.blogspot.ie/2014/07/a-weekend-in-hannover-part-3.html

    It was such a fun event!!
    ~ Samantha

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