Sunday, March 15, 2015

My week: March 15 ed.

-I attended German class and met up with my tandem speaking partner, as is customary.

-I went to a language cafe meet-up with a classmate from last term and his wife and dog. It's the first language cafe where Dog was a language option; how cute it was!

-I purposefully stayed in on Friday night; the unfortunate side-effect was that I missed a party. However, I'm glad that I stayed in. After my illness in February, I'm still feeling under the weather. I think I never really recovered and now my allergies are going nuts with spring on the horizon. I'm stuck with a sinus headache, my asthma is being obnoxious, and I'm completely exhausted by the end of the workday. I think I will make an appointment with my doctor to see if he has a different treatment plan that could help.

-Despite that, I woke up bright and early on the weekend (well, by 8 a.m.). It's a good thing that I did, too, because I needed to bake a pie for a party and it turns out that the party was earlier than I had thought it would be. By 11 a.m., I had baked an apple pie for the party and apple muffins for a potluck, cleaned the hallway, and run a load of laundry. It felt a bit wrong to be that productive on a weekend morning because I usually enjoy sleeping in and being lazy after a busy week. ;-)

-The party was really fun; our group met to celebrate Pi Day (3.14.15), eat pie, and play games. It's such a fun group of silly and smart people. We played charades, my style, in which everyone contributes verbs and nouns on separate strips of paper. The charader (is that a word?) picks a verb and noun at random to perform for hilarious results, especially since our group is a bit warped.

-I also met up with some friends for a grill party on the roof of the host's apartment. It was cold but we were in good company and I can now mark off that I've experienced a German grill party.


  1. Have you tried acupuncture for your allergies? A friend recommended it and it really helped me. Sure it is not cheap and it does not cure it completely but it made my life so much easier. The symptoms aren't so severe and I don't use so much medication as before. I even am brave enough to go more outdoor! (without killing myself)

  2. I've had acupuncture for other issues and did not see any results (other than finding it relaxing to sit in a dark room while the treatment took place). Bummer!

    I also had three years of allergy shots and saw no results from that (other than it eating up a ton of my time).

    I wish that there was something that would work.