This last weekend was a fun time for us. Freitag Abend we went out for dinner at a lovely little Italian restaurant ‘Trattoria i Siciliani’ and ate outdoors on their terrace. Was a fun little date night and the weather was perfect! I didn’t take any pictures, but if you are interested their website has a link to pictures:
Samstag Mauricio played tennis with some friends and I met a friend for Mittagessen (lunch). Samstag Abend we had a friend’s garden party in Hanau. Hanau is a small city near Frankfurt, and so we took our bikes with us on the train and at the Hanau train station we rode them to the gardens (yes I wore a dress but no Uncle Bob, I still didn’t wear heels 🙂 ) It was a lovely evening with good weather, good food, and new friends.
Sonntag we had brunch with a neighbor and then rode our bikes south of the city to the trails in the Frankfurt City Forest.
This week we have made significant progress on the house, and I am posting a picture here of the living room/dining/kitchen area. If you look closely you can see the windows on the south wall are all open wide but with the blinds 3/4 a way down. It’s been stupid hot here and even though it’s not as hot as it gets in Kansas or Alabama it’s a new experience altogether without the comfortability of being able to turn on an air conditioner! Sarcasm aside, it is hot yes, but everyone and I do mean jedenmann (everyone auf deutsch) is telling us to enjoy it while it’s here. German summers are unpredictable in length and when the summer is over we’re in for a long haul of grey, cold, rainy weather.
My sister yesterday also reminded me that I needed to update you all on the chandelier situation. After going to several stores and looking at hundreds of light fixtures we settled on a piece. We were in Poco, which is a store that Mauricio really hates because it is not exactly known for quality and their ‘mascot’ person on their advertisements looks like an exotic dancer instead of a reputable person recommending a good product.
Nevertheless, their prices are super low, and at that point, I was in no mood to leave another store empty handed. I pointed out this one, nice comfortable price of 37 euros, and after convincing him that I really liked it and wasn’t just choosing it because it was cheap and I was over shopping he agreed and we brought it home and put it in. Now, in all honesty, I was choosing it because it was cheap and I was soooo over shopping. BUT we installed it, and I have to say I really like it. I think it looks nice and simple and doesn’t make me sick to my stomach to look at because I know we didn’t blow four hundy on it. Sometimes it pays to be tired and ‘settle’. What do you think?
deutsche Lektion für heute:
light fixture= Leuchten