Christian’s homecoming was about the greatest it can get…for some reason even more intense and emotional than the times we were separated many months at a time in years past. It was only two weeks he was gone, but seeing him at the airport made me giddy and unable to refrain from those sappy P.D.A.s, unfortunately, lol. Yesterday, his first day back, he had to work from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but we certainly made up for lost time after work, picking up part of his Christmas present, an exercise bike that had been shipped to dad’s office; getting our Christmas tree from a lot tent on Mesa Street, getting some supplies at Home Depot, getting our obligatory lattes from Starbucks, watching the pilot of “Lost” (no, I’d never seen the show, and now that we FINALLY have Netflix, I promised Christian I’d watch every single one with him), having brotzeit on our new brotzeit plates Christian brought home from Germany; and cozying up and catching up.
Christian brought home some of my favorite indulgences: face masques from Müller and Schlecker, the brotzeitteller, a gorgeous table cover with Edelweiss and ducks; magazines such as Lea, Frau im Blick, Frau im Trend, Tina and Bild der Frau…. if it was on the racks, I’ve got it. He also brought home some cookbooks, Penaten and Bebe products for Hannah… and the cutest EVER Steiff Cozy Snail for Hannah. A very early merry Christmas!
Our tree is making our little apartment smell like the Bavarian forest. We’ll be decorating tonight. It is amazing we have managed to find room for not only the new exercise bike, but also for the tree. Although the apartment is looking, well, pretty busy, we love it and can’t wait until it’s bursting at the seams with Hannah’s arrival.