Ralf is in California this week.
L was home two days with the flu.
It's -10 degrees outside.
I feel sick.
On the bright side, my neighbors are being very supportive, watching my kids when I have calls, stuff like that. No casseroles as yet.
Ooooh, I shouldn't have thought about casseroles. Or food. Food baaaaad.
Germans are very helpful once you establish a relationship. Maybe that's why they're a bit standoffish with strangers - I mean, if the expectation is that you help people you know, you have to pick and choose who you know carefully. Maybe friendliness to strangers only works in a culture where no real help is expected.
I think I'm babbling. Must lie down now. . .