So, as I come to realize, almost everywhere is closed on Sundays here, or places close earlier than normal, so since classes have not started yet, this led to a very uneventful slow day. It was cold outside, so I didn’t really feel like going out in it. Today mostly consisted of sleeping in, scrolling through Facebook (which turns out gets boring after a while), checking email and refreshing the page to find that no new messages had come, and watching random videos on Youtube.  Since Netflix and other movie/ tv show websites don’t work here, I ended the evening with a cup of cappuccino and Wired Science videos on Youtube.

On another note, my third roommate/ apartment mate returned today! Her name is the only one of the three that I can remember. (It’s Sophie, by the way..) I had one apt-mate who I thought had moved out yesterday or the day before, but alas, she too returned today, and the kitchen was very busy during dinnertime.  Since it is fairly small, only one person cooked their dinner at a time.  And since there is no dining area, I brought my meal back to my room to eat alone.

Small kitchen

Small kitchen

My shelf in the fridge (the middle one w/ strawberries)

My shelf in the fridge (the middle one w/ strawberries)

The shelf I claimed in one of the cabinets (sad and pretty empty at the moment)

The shelf I claimed in one of the cabinets (sad and pretty empty at the moment)

What did I make you ask? The same thing as last night’s dinner: Möhren, Busch Bohnen, und Spaghetti. We also have no microwave, and currently only one pan/pot and one skillet, so I boiled the veggies, set aside, boiled the pasta, then dumped it all into the skillet to make my favorite pan-fried pasta. YUM! At the moment, I have a limited supply of ingredients: enough to fill my shelf in the fridge. I only have butter (no olive oil), and no spices (no salt, pepper, garlic, etc.), so yesterday I stumbled upon someone else’s olive oil and salt, so SHH! Don’t tell meine Mitbewohnerinnen that I used their food!

The pan is so small, the pasta won't fit even when broken in half!

The pan is so small, the pasta won’t fit even when broken in half!

Veggies set aside

Veggies set aside

Frying the pasta

Frying the pasta

Pan-fried pasta w/ green beans & carrots

Pan-fried pasta w/ green beans & carrots

The living situation is very different over here than what I am used to back at UMW. Meine Mitbewohnerinnen are very quiet and to themselves. It’s like we live alone, and just share a kitchen area, but not food. Everyone leaves their doors closed, so i never know if anyone is around. At UMW, however, Kelly and I are roommates AND best friends! Sally, Salena, Georgeanne, and Jessie were just across the hall, and all of us would leave our doors open, and we would move as we pleased between rooms! UMW residence halls are much more of a community than apartments here. That is one of the things that I am looking forward to getting back, when the fall semester starts at UMW.

 

 

PS – sorry the videos are sideways! I couldn’t figure out how to rotate them. :)

2 thoughts on “The Sunday Drag

  1. Enjoyed your short videos. Looks like a good
    meal that you cooked.

  2. Hi Nora, good to see you arrived safely. I pray you find adventure, fun and new friends. Be patient w/your roomies…you’ll win them over soon. Remain upbeat, I’m sure you’ll going to have a spectacular time!!! Even if it’s school related.

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