Welcome to my world of “Happy Moments”. This is what did it today:
Today I came home from a long and exhausting day spent not only in a class (English for Social Sciences, today’s topic: Homelessness), but also in a surprisingly useful talk with a former teacher, research at the library, self-experimenting with learning methods at the self-learning center (today’s specialties: Danish and brushing up my Polish), at the hairdresser’s (always good for a surprise) and, oh, … at the farmers’ market where I picked up most of the ingredients for my Happy Meal in the evening.
After last year’s events and the following burn-out, a day like this truly poses a challenge. Even if I happened to take only half of the class this morning because … errh … I came in late. But, you know, at least I made it. With the new semester I tried to get back into a school schedule. And it’s tough having to be in class at 8:15 am with about 40-45 mins just to get there. *sigh*
By the way, the green stuff on the plate, artfully arranged over the asparagus and under the hard-boiled eggs is a local specialty, a cold sauce made of several different herbs and dairy products going by the name – guess what – “green sauce” (German: Grüne Soße). Usually I would make it myself. I actually enjoy chopping a big bunch of herbs for roughly half an hour (never had enough space in my kitchens to welcome a machine, so it’s a board and the big knifes for me). But today, yes, I was grateful somebody else had actually done the work for me and was willing to part with his product for a fairly decent price.
For those of you picking up the slight suspicion that my happy moments appear to be connected quite a lot with food, yeah, well… let’s face it, food has this amazing capacity. But no, not only food can do it. Have a look at this:
Here’s evidence that I actually managed to clear some space on my desk. Hoping it would keep me from accumulating stuff in this spot again I had – artfully, of course – covered it with a kitty blanket. Sure enough, voilá! – kittycat had mercy on me and took possession of the spot. And isn’t it sweet of her to cover only that far left corner so that I still have enough space left to put … well … a little bit of stuff down … just a little bit?