Tobias went to the Fischmarkt again and this time brought back about 40 kilos of fruit and vegetables! (The backpack was so heavy I couldn’t even lift it!) That’s like, 90 pounds. He got asparagus, apricots, clementines, lemons, oranges and grapefruit, all for about 10€.
So I enjoyed a fresh grapefruit and then got to work making Martha’s Pink Grapefruit Lemonade. I haven’t made that since last summer. But citrus is especially important in the winter, I think. And the summer taste helps make the cold weather outside less depressing; you can sip and forget for a minute that there’s snow on the ground!
All that citrus!! I may have to try Jana’s Chopped Citrus and Cranberry Nut Salad recipe. Fresh cranberries are expensive here, though. I wonder if dried cranberries would also work out okay if I soaked them in water first or something…
Back to the daily grind
It was a nice way to spend a Sunday, particularly my last Sunday before work starts back up again. I’m so glad for the break – I really needed that! I am not making any New Year’s Resolutions this year.
Last year I didn’t do so bad on resolutions, though! I only had one: write a little bit every day in my little Moleskine journal. And I made it all the way through September (with only a few missing days). Not bad, eh? And I feel okay with that – no guilt. September is when things started getting super crazy with work, so it’s understandable that I kind of lost that habit.
So, though I’m not making any resolutions, there is one thing I definitely need to do: try not to overload myself so much with work. Sure, there will always be busy moments, but I need to find some more balance in my schedule and not work such long days. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. never again!
My freelance days are over, luckily, and I should be able to have a better schedule now that I’m fully employed and working for just one language school. I’m so very happy about that this year.