so much to tell, so much to show

I feel like I've been away for weeks.
I spent eight days in Germany and had a great trip (photos below) but when I returned home my mom was sick and needed to be hospitalized so I haven't really been home all this week either as I've gone from the office to the hospital every day. She's doing much better and is home now.

But!
I went to Germany!

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I flew on my favorite airline and my favorite plane and it was as good as economy flying can be. I cried my way through Finding Dory and A Hologram For The King (being on airplanes makes me cry, I think).

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They give you hot towels before meals on Singapore Airlines and, having traveled pretty extensively in the past couple of years, I have to say that no matter how good you are about washing up in the dozens of public lavs you use, there is nothing better than starting with a steaming hot towel before you touch every single filthy airplane surface.
But this isn't a nice start to my travelogue...

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After I checked in to my usual pink and crystal hotel room I made a quick dash to lay in provisions at the supermarket and, more importantly, at the DM.
I got snacks and wine and needed toothpaste.


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Turns out, this isn't really toothpaste at all. In my defense I shall point out the DENT part of the name. You can see why I'd purchase this, can't you? It was near the toothbrushes....what was it? Denture glue. Did I try to brush my teeth with it? No. But I did have a hard time getting it off my toothbrush whilst deciding.


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This was part of my inside-walk to work each day. The weather was bleak but I loved it anyway. Cold and damp.

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One could always have some apfelwein at 9:00am to warm up.

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So many great cars in my neighborhood. It was lovely walking among old houses and past children going to school.


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You can use the radio tower as a landmark.

There was a great new restaurant down the block.

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I ate there twice and hope it's there when I go back - they need more customers.

I discovered my new favorite cookie.

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I had an extraordinary meal with my Extraordinary Meal Business Travel Companion.

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And I finally had the sausage sandwich my boss has told me about for years.
It was delicious.


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And I finally had some time to speak, however briefly, with my boss whose schedule doesn't permit many in-depth conversations...or inside jokes like this one.


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And now, after a successful trip and my mom returned to her apartment, I need to do laundry and get my paperwork organized and rest a bit.
I've started to feel the effects of my vitamin shots but I'm still pretty tired having had zero down-time this week.

And the highlight of my week?  A very dear reader came and found me at work. It was Judith, from the comments, and I was so happy to walk away from work for a little while and sit and talk with her. She is a terrific photographer, a lovely person, a wonderful internet friend and she brought me a small bottle of rose facial oil that I am now completely addicted to. Also? My skin seems to love it.
It was a great pleasure to meet her.

I'm off!
I've so much to do!
Links tomorrow!

Comments

Paola said…
Pink and grey?
I am seriously worried about you.
:)
Sounds busy but truly a lovely week.
Very glad to hear your mom is back homr - and you, too!
Anonymous said…
what a whirlwind! Best to your mom!
- and what is the facial oil called?
amid said…
now i came up anonymous..... google is weird. that's from amy a. above
Oh, what a trip! Everytime I read posts about that country I want to go.

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