home sweet home

ever been away from something or someone and then when you are reunited this explosion of joy happens in your soul and a level of surreal this-feel-like-a-movie bliss and awkward familiarity surrounds you? i had that on saturday.  it was perfect.

the hubs picked me up from munich (you can read more on that in the earlier days’ posts) and it was the first time we had seen each other in almost 3 weeks.  granted, that is far from our relational record, but it still felt like a hole had been filled.

Drive from Munich to Immenstadt

Drive from Munich to Immenstadt

Our town

Our lil town

we are living about 2 hours from munich at the foot of the alps.  seriously.  if i walk out my door and walk 2 blocks, i am going up on the mountain.

Immenstadt-9

Our granny house | We live in the downstairs basement around the right corner of the home

Our view of the Bavarian Alps

Our view of the Bavarian Alps from the interstate to our town

the weather here is crazy.  out my kitchen window, i get to see all sorts of mayhem.  we will go from tolerable temps and melted snow to windy and small hail in an hour, just to round out the night by waking up to 6 inches of snow.

Baby kitchen | 2 eyes for the stovetop, 1 mini fridge, no oven or microwave but 18 tea/coffee cups!

Baby kitchen | 2 eyes for the stovetop, 1 mini fridge, no oven or microwave but 18 tea/coffee cups!

what we are doing:

not a whole lot.  the first day, we took a walk to find the trail that led to ace’s job.  it’s a nice 45 minute walk to the plant!

Start of the work walk

Start of the work walk

we also found the grocery store on day 1.  it was not the best experience.  we failed miserably and left with incomplete ingredients for recipes, chocolate bars, and fruit.  not very substantial.  there just wasn’t too much to choose from at the local LIDL.  after starving for a few days (and investigating other places to shop and eat with no success), we decided to risk the weather and i drove to the grocery to get soup for sick hubs (i know…driving on tiny mountain roads in a foreign country- this must be true love).  this time around was much better.  turns out the tiny grocery very easily gets wiped out by saturday afternoon.  monday evening….that’s the time to go.  that’s when the bread is hot and the food it stocked!

what we are eating:

well… our first dinner (saturday after our grocery fail) was potato chips, cheese (awesome gouda cheese from a sheep’s milk), and this spicy pepper spread i found at marienplatz.  everything is closed on sunday, so we made some tortellini.  monday, we were starving and made it out to the grocery.  meals look to be a lil more promising with lentil soup, sandwiches, sunflower bread with cherry jelly, fruit, and nutella cereal (oh yeah).

what is in store:

  1. a foreign doctor.  taking the hubs in today so hopefully he can make it into work tomorrow.
  2. eating homemade lentil soup straight from my german cookbook.  if its good, i’ll post the recipe.
  3. laundry in a miniature washer and dryer.  i’m not complaining; i am thrilled to have access to these suckers.  it will just take me days i imagine.
  4. undoing my sock bun.  i have no blow dryer so this should be interesting.
  5. editing this fun family’s pictures:
Songbird Photography by Stephanie Herrell | The top image is from their engagement session a few years ago. The bottom is their recently expanded family!

Songbird Photography by Stephanie Herrell | The top image is from their engagement session a few years ago. The bottom is their recently expanded family!

 

Auf Wiedersehen!

 

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6 thoughts on “home sweet home

  1. The sheep’s gouda was a hit at the ISPO fair, along with the spicy spread. Tonight I had … lobster soup, perch with mushrooms, crepe suzette, riesling and a shot of vodka (Polish colleagues – can’t hang). My days start at 7 and I don’t get back to the hotel til 10. Ready for a PJ day!

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