Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Weekend!

I did some yoga today so I'm feeling pretty good about life. I'm also wearing my Snuggie and it's actually impossible to be melancholy whilst wearing one of these. Although, the fact that it's July and I'm in a Snuggie is slightly distressing. But this is my life now. I just want my arms to be warm while I'm typing, ok?
It's 63 degrees and raining. Appropriate Snuggie weather, regardless of season. The weather is supposed to take a turn for the better next week, and that's encouraging. We've seen a week of low 60s and rain...or dreary clouds. It's hard to get motivated when the weather is like that. Also when you don't have a job. I spend a lot of time googling winter boots and yoga DVDs. I need to start work, seriously.

This weekend we're heading to Bamberg to explore and experience the big Forchheim Annafest, "an annual fair that takes place in July. Each year up to 500,000 visitors descend upon over 20 beer gardens" ... so that should be a good time and I'll be sure to take pictures. Otherwise, it's another weekend of driving practice and painting various rooms of the house. We're focusing on light colors so that I don't get super depressed when winter comes. Warm pastels and whatnot. Of course when I say "we're" painting, I mean Zach. I just helpfully offer encouragement and tell him what spots he missed. Teamwork. 

My goal with driving is to be able to drive on post by next week. There are free Body Pump classes at the gym next week, so I want to be able to go to those and also do some shopping at the commissary (we're running low on Cheerios) AND there's a nail salon near post where they speak English, so I've got a lot of import things on the agenda. The only thing between me and my first pedicure in over two months is that darn drive. It's about 25 minutes and there are really only two turns and definitely only two stoplights, which are both usually green. The concern is the dreaded gate to get on post. What if there's a line? What if I stall out right after the guard lets me through and he thinks that I'm posing a security threat and things get crazy?! I just cannot handle that right now. Or ever. OR what if I accidentally back into the car behind me because we're on a slight slope? These things would be frowned upon. Never in my life has leaving the house caused so much angst. Zach assures me this too shall pass. But right now...angst. 

In other news, we've been able to Skype/Facetime with family and friends this past week and that's just DIVINE. Also, it gives me a good reason to shower and do my hair. Remember, some days I don't even leave the house, so... doing my hair is a pretty big deal. It's also just nice to see friendly faces. It really warms our hearts.

Tonight we're going out in our little town to try one of the local restaurants. I have no doubt that it will be delicious and it will be nice to get out for the evening. I'll take the camera...remember you can check out our pictures on Instagram! Whenever I find my camera cord I'll start posting pictures to the blog. It's been missing since we packed up all of our stuff in April, so I'm not feeling super optimistic about things. But we press on... 

Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Loved the post- as usual! Find the play in the clutch and driving will be easy !(except, do they drive on the left? I had a little fun doing that last week in Scotland!)