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Monday, April 5, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Oh, I'm such a slacker! I can't believe I haven't posted since last week. In my defense, I've been really lazy busy mostly slacking off, but that's beside the point.  Wednesday I was still languishing in the brilliance that was RTT and Thursday, Indy and I went up to Wiesbaden to the Titanic exhibit with our local homeschool group, which was amazing.  And sad.  I'll post about that over on my homeschool blog Bent Grass Prep when I get around to it.
Friday was a German holiday (OMG, the holidays!) so nothing was open. In some ways I respect the fact that the Germans don't look at a holiday as an excuse for a sale, but in other ways, having everything shut down is a total PITA. There has to be some sort of happy medium. Since nothing was open, I ran errands to the American shops in preparation for our Easter Brunch. Saturday, I ran all over creation to the German stores to get the other stuff I needed and because today is Easter Monday (another holiday!), I had to get water to get us through until tomorrow (we drink a lot of water). Seriously, after Fasching (Mardi Gras), there are so many holidays over here you have to stock up when stores are open.
On Sunday we had a ton of people over for Easter Brunch. It was pretty laid back, but fun. We had 16 adults and 9 children (10 if you count the 3 week old baby that we all wanted to hold and coo over). Satakieli and Mikey were here and he was so cute and funny.  The kids went out and hunted eggs and ate waaaaaay to much candy, but hey it was Easter.  Why not?  It was nice to have a big group of friends over and sit around gabbing and eating.  Yay!  After everyone left, I had to start baking cakes because today was Principessa's birthday and the Contessa could not find a cake other than those from the commissary, which are over priced and not all that great.  Her party was today after school and fun, if a little chilly.  I'll try to get photos of the cake up later this week who am I kidding? and tell you all about the birthday surprise Mr. HH pulled off for me.  Tomorrow is Random Thoughts Tuesday, so it will have to be after that.  I'm not going to miss RTT to talk about my birthday.   Who doesn't love RTT?  Nobody, that's who.  See you tomorrow!



2 comments:

LTCLC said...

First of all, Happy (belated) Birthday!!

I do agree, it IS annoying that they close down the stores on religious holidays.
But did you ever go to a German store the day before it is closed for a holiday?
IN-SA-NE!!
People act like there is no tomorrow and they basically raid the stores.
My local store here was out of bread on Thursday...
Plus stores are closed on Sunday. SUCKS.

Frau said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! And happy belated Easter! Busy busy you are!

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