Do you remember my list of 99 things I want to do before I move back to Germany? I’ve been working constantly on the list since I published it at the beginning of December, adding new items on the go and crossing off things I already accomplished. So I thought it’s about time for an update! And please scroll down to the end of this post. I need YOUR help and YOUR ideas for another very important “99 things”-list!
I watched the Oscars, went to the last basketball game of the Chattanooga Mocs, and found a cute pair of rain boots – teal for me, pink and yellow for the kids. We hosted a Super Bowl Party and are pretty good at staying up-to-date with Scandal. Our second favorite TV show Nashville starts back next week with the long-awaited wedding (which is very likely to mark the finale of the entire show). What else? As you all know I went to ALT Summit in Salt Lake City, had a latte at Mayfly on Signal Mountain, and enjoyed a delicious meatball sub at Cafe Roma in Cleveland. And thanks to the lovely Autumn Witt Boyd – who is also from Chattanooga and who I met at ALT – I had lunch with Being Boss‘s very own and very awesome Emily Thompson! Yeah!
Still on the list are, for example: zip-lining and rafting, meeting Local Milk, saying good-by to Sanibel Island, visiting the MLK Memorial in Atlanta and the zoo in Knoxville, go to a batting cage and a Lookouts game and spending every possible second on my back porch.
99 Things Lists – to be continued
And new on the list are:
45. learn how to make Ramen and Thai food;
46. start my #thisismychattanooga photo challenge on Instagram ;
47. buy the pink Tennessee shirt at Rock Creek;
48. family photo and blog portrait session in downtown Chattanooga;
49. buy a Lodge cast iron skillet in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
50. have a beer (or two) at Chattanooga Brewing Company;
51. go on a Look & See trip to Germany;
52. host a Social Media and a Blogging for Beginners Workshop;
53. see the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.
54. finally organize and store my kids’ art work (how? where?);
55. finally sort through all of our binders and documents;
56. recycle our old notebooks (any recommendations?);
57. stock up on English kids books;
58. design a “My Friends Book” for both kids. These books are so common in Germany, but I haven’t come across an English version. Will be such a nice memory!
59. hunt for a dress for the wedding in May, maybe try Rent the Runway?
60. savor every occurrence of bilingualism / Denglish / Germish: Wir metten alle in Deutschland. / Kristian und ich haben friends bekommen. / Ignoren die Jungs uns oder sind die mean?
61.-99. to be continued
So far I’m pretty happy with my list and how things are coming along. I know that I won’t be able to realize every single thing, but at least I have a plan for our remaining months in Chattanooga and hopefully I won’t forget anything that I might regret later.
This Chattanooga-list is – well – unproblematic. But what about a Germany-list? “99 things I look forward to when I’m back in Germany”? About a year ago I came up with these things to look forward to: bakeries, magazines, city trips, licorice and Kuhflecken-ice-cream. But now a I’m drawing a blank ___!!! Can YOU help me? What else should I add to my Germany-list?