DAY 26, JANUARY 27, 2023
Before my morning block of time could end(usually, it ends at 11:30 a.m.), but since I am optimizing my schedule, I changed it to 11:00 a.m. I got in my beetle and was on the road by 10 a.m. I am smiling because I went to one of my favorite bakeries in our village. They are all my favorites, but each bakery has delicious tarts different from the others.
As I lay in bed looking out of my bedroom window, which is a sky window, I thought having pretzels and pastry for breakfast would be a scrumptious idea. It only took me about fifteen minutes. The pastries smelled so good. I would be big as a house if I went there every day, so I have a hard limit of twice a week to visit them.
Baking is still a work of art here. Fresh bread tastes heavenly. The cakes and pastries are not sweet and are excellently made. You can’t compare buying a cake from a real baker to a store-bought cake from Kroger. There is a difference, or maybe I have just fallen in love with the European Style of life. So, my breakfast was yummy, and I am still smiling.
Since I’ve been in my office, I’ve taken care of an invoice and conducted a telephone call with the people installing new communication cables in our village that will increase internet speed.
At one p.m. my time, I have a Zoom meeting. People on the East Coast conduct the forum, so I am very thankful for their consideration of me so that they get up early for our meetings.
After my forum, I will work on my excerpt for my developmental coach and then bring wood in from where it is sheltered into the house for the fireplace.
It is Friday, and I will enjoy a hot cup of gluhwein while I read a book or look at a movie that fascinates me and engages my mind.
My list of open items includes the following:
- Revising the first 10K of my new novel. It usually takes me at least four to six days to fix 10K. I like to send her my final draft so that she understands the direction I’m moving in.
- Answering emails and text messages, Daily
- Finishing the last revision of my first novel.
I wish all of you a lovely Friday.
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Hi Pat. Just acknowledging your post. As you know there is a lot going on in my life right now. Stay warm and stay safe over there.
I’d love to taste German pastry. The bakeries near me don’t offer anything special to warrant a trip.
This blog is good enough to get me on a plane to Germany. The bread and cakes you describe sound like my cup of tea Pat.Must take a visit to your village some day.
Enjoy the list of jobs you have planned.
What a beautiful, refreshing day you’ve had, Pat! I can still taste the German pastries and smell the heavenly aroma of the bakeries, and it’s been years since I’ve been there. I pray we’ll have an opportunity to return soon. Bill and I both miss it, but I more so because I’ve lived there. Enjoy!
Your description of the bakery makes me jealous, Pat. Cookies and pastries are my downfall! Hope you have a great weekend!
Pat, those European pastries sound positively scrumptious! I must admit, I love fresh baked pasties and bread. Unfortunately, I’m pulling back on that kind of thing these days and returning to the gym…but I’ll be thinking about you when I’m on the elliptical machine hahaha! : )
Donna M. Atwood
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I’m so happy you enjoyed your pastries, Pat! I’m not a pastries person. In fact, I don’t eat any breads or bread-like products. Every time I try, it drains me of energy, so I’ve learned to stay away from them. It sounds like you’ve had a great day!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Your list is down to three now–yay!
I grew up with pretzels and know the scrumptiousness of German baked goods. You’re wise to limit the visits.
Have a wonderful weekend, Pat!
Pat, the idea of fresh, locally made pastries is heavenly! I remember, we had a German bakery near us when I was a kid, and went there every Sunday after Mass. Scrumptious! Your to do is getting shorter-way to go!
The bakery sounds heavenly, Pat! I can smell it from here!
Your pastry descriptions have my mouth watering! Happy Friday, Pat.