|So far, Spring Break is happening a little differently than I had envisioned. Two of my teacher friends from my old school in Germany were supposed to drive down to spend Spring Break here. Then, the two friends became a total of 4 making the trip. Then, the driver of the group 'bailed'... then, another person (the one that I know best) ended up having a horrible infected molar tooth problem which included spending lots of euro at a German dentist's office and still after a week... no even having a temporary crown put on the tooth. She still had to make more dental visits during Spring Break... and finally one more 'newly joined' member of their group got knocked down in the doorway of her classroom (by a Middle School student) and injured her foot.|
So, as things looked like they were raveling apart- at the last minute, they decided not to come for spring break. I had no other plans-- but, at the same time... I have plenty to keep me busy... including tons of stuff that I SHOULD be doing.
Yesterday, the first official 'not having to work' day... I took the day off... I went to the nearby town and had lunch at a great place (yesterday's blog post). Last night, I called my good friend and fellow teacher, in England, and we had a nice visit on the phone... while we knitted. *Speaker phone is great for this. We had both taught in Seoul, South Korea and I had taught her how to knit there.
We're working on a plan for her to come and visit the week that school is out in June before we both go on summer holiday/travels/etc.
Today, I stopped at my local bakery and I got a little bread. They had some new types of bread today that I've never seen there before in my very limited other visits.
I went to the 'closed' yarn shop that I found yesterday. It was actually more of a 'crafts' shop and it had stuff everywhere... jumbled up and quite truthfully... it reminded me of shopping in the market area (the buildings not just on the streets) of Tondaemun or Namdaemun Markets in Seoul, South Korea. Part of the fun of shopping there was... the jumbled mess... of finding the treasure amongst all the other stuff.
Here are some photos of the place... and you'll see what I mean.