Woke up at six, well-rested after enough sleep. Phew.
Still, didn’t do much all day. Or at least it felt like I didn’t do much. I started a load of laundry after breakfast, looked after the garden in a rudimentary way, went grocery shopping and at noon the boy and I went to the train station and took a train to Munich.
There were burgers:
The place looked pretty hip to me. The burgers were great but the music was too loud and there weren’t enough waiters so we had to wait a long time for the bill. Which made me antsy.
We hopped on the train again and went to the art supply store. On our way we saw a Ferris wheel:
This was a part of Munich I had never been to before but then it had been all industrial space back when I lived there. The art supply store was just the right size with all kinds of pencils and pens and paper and such. Unfortunately, they did not have the notebook I wanted but the boy spent some of his money on stuff. He also ogled some really nice brush pens that we both deemed too expensive. (A friend of his has some, though.)
Then we wanted to take a tram to the ethnological museum but there was some kind of trouble, so we walked. Which was nice.
At the museum we found that we arrived one hour before closing time. And we weren’t all that certain about the exhibition anymore. So we walked some more to the city center along the Maximilanstrasse which is where all the big designer names have their shops. The boy was unimpressed by the clothes there. His and my taste are pretty similar, only he did like Hermès. And apparently doesn’t like pin stripes at all.
There was a fun moment when we were making comments about what was in the shop windows, basically saying, „I don’t care for this, and I don’t care for that,“ and then we both broke out in an enthusiastic „Ooh!“. That was a window displaying Montblanc fountain pens.
We walked all the way to the Marienplatz, feet a bit sore, got something to drink, fondled the iPhones in the Apple store because I’ve been thinking about getting a new one in a few months (mine is starting to flag (can a phone flag?)) and wanted to try out the different models for size and feel but they only had the brand-new ones. They look nice but I will certainly not spend that much money on a cell phone.
Since I hadn’t found the notebook I wanted we went into another stationary store where they didn’t have the exact model I wanted either (Leuchtturm 1917, dotted, in the color port red, why yes, I am peculiar – and I have since ordered one online), then we got some chocolate and went back home. The stationary shop did have a display that made me think of my husband, though, so I took a picture:
By then I had walked a total of 21,000 steps – not too bad.
I watered all the plants, we had dinner in front of the TV again, watching two rather good episodes of Star Trek. First we watched the Voyager episode where Kes leaves the ship and Seven of Nine becomes human-ish and then a really nice Deep Space Nine one.
After that I made pizza dough and went to bed a little late.
Today will be a fun-filled Friday, there will be the cleaning, the pizza-making, the knee-exercises, some writing (I hope), the preparing of the podcast and the recording of the podcast. Bonus points for writing the newsletter but I guess that will probably have to wait until tomorrow.