Last week almost convinced me that I might be a people person after all! But now it’s Monday morning and I desperately crave some alone time. Some weeks are just crazy. And last week was one of them.
In terms of work, it’s been a good week. I made some good progress with my manuscript and also finally was able to sort out some admin stuff with the university.
I am officially declaring defeat now and so I started to apply for a bunch of jobs. Unfortunately, they are neither a good fit nor do I actually want them. But I guess at some point I just have to suck it up and become a part of the workforce again.
The funny thing is that after feeling forced to sit down for these things for weeks now writing a recipe blog post was the wind under my wings I needed to get started.
After I had the recipe and pictures sitting in my folders for months now, I finally managed to write the actual post for this Spicy Beef and Chickpea Shakshuka. It was good to write again and I was on a high all day.
My energy was still high enough to clean the whole apartment afterwards. Maybe I should try writing more often again!
I went to Crossfit twice and hung out with my buddy afterwards. Relaxing, good chats and homemade Asian food included!
We had our friends and neighbours over for a BBQ one evening and on another evening Stefan and I spontaneously went on a pizza date in Munich.
We also had a fun evening in our kitchen talking about unnecessarily stupid like stuff we have to deal with and also discussed how we would spend the millions we will never win in the lottery. Which is a bummer by the way because we would have great plans! All while we were also cooking Indian food by the way.
On Saturday we celebrated my cousin’s 30th birthday in a beer garden by a lake. It was beautiful and we had a lot of fun. It also didn’t hurt that Germany won the world cup match this evening.
On Sunday we had our friend over for dinner after we spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen preparing a meal that was in the making for one whole week. Stefan made salt beef that had to marinate in kind of a salt broth for 7 days. I baked chewy NY style bagels to go with it. Unfortunately, I got confused and accidentally made three times the dough I originally intended. I still have half the dough sitting in my kitchen waiting for me to make more bagels out of it.
I hope I have enough space in the freezer to store them there. Otherwise, I need to drop some off at my in-law’s. That’s probably not a bad idea.
So next to baking more bagels I will concentrate on my manuscript today. Also, I have another eye doctor appointment later. So I actually against all instincts have to put on pans and leave the house.
But before all that I am linking up with Meg for some Week in Review fun!