Thursday, November 08, 2012
... are coming to town on the weekend and are staying for a month. And I have to go on a business trip. Meh. To Munich of all places! And on crutches. And not able to nip out and sightsee on a whim. MEH! Did I mention the crutches? They're here to stay for another week because I'm not healing as fast as my doctors would like. The incisions are closed and the stitches out, but internally, my shattered, stapled kneecap is acting up and inflaming the cartilage and tendons and the muscle that was just reattached. So, no weight-bearing walking still. MEH!
Will definitely go to the biggest carnival in northern Germany some time next week though- colleagues promised to take me. Apparently, it's a tradition and they were horrified that I've never been in all my time here.
Thank you for the November challenge at READY * SET * SPARK!! because my Type A perfectionist personality will keep me on track even through the lure of chocolate-covered bananas and cotton candy (my No.1 favorite carnival food) and sugar pearls and... OK, way too many delicious sweets.
Somehow, fried and savory food never holds the same lure for me. Thank goodness!
Oh, and I've also got a plan for tonight's fixed menu dinner. I'm going to be good and try and eat only half of my plate, even though it's gourmet cuisine and half a plate amounts to one bite but... it's gourmet cuisine so it's full-fat and rather rich in calories and there will be a lot of courses anyway.
Need to practice my German now- at least one dinner guest doesn't speak English.