Feierabend

The German word above, literally meaning “celebration evening”, is a good word. It’s what you call the end of the working day in Germany. Busy work week again for me and especially today was filled with lots of video meetings. Those really do get quite exhausting. Mr Esther must be even more exhausted, because he’s been at it with the video chats even longer than I have today and is now (at 6.45 pm as I type this) still working.

I worked some on my day off yesterday as well, so I stopped an hour early today, did the weekend grocery shop (supermarket gets much quieter here at the end of the afternoon) and now finally my Feierabend has come. I’m ready for the weekend…

… but, unlike Mr Esther, I still have work to do tomorrow. Maybe wait with the wine until Feierabend tomorrow?

Decided to enjoy my cats outside for a few moments (OK, picture of my black cat was taken yesterday but it sure is a really pretty picture of her!)…

… and I’m gearing up for a new book on my e-reader…

I’d gotten pretty worked up about that Audrey Hepburn book I read recently and I get very upset by the news (even though I’m not looking at social media so very much nowadays) and work is busy, so I want and need something calming now. My e-reader houses a whole collection of Georgette Heyer books that I’ve never read, to be accessed on just such an occasion when I need something light. I’ve only ever read one or two Heyers, I think now might be a good time to try a third.

Of course, just as Feierabend hits and I finally sit in our garden, the first drops of rain are starting to fall. Well, time for getting dinner ready anyway. Looks like my e-book needs to wait until this evening…

14 thoughts on “Feierabend

  1. What a lovely word Feierabend. It sounds better than T.F.I.F or T.G.I.F! I spend all week looking forward to Friday and opening a bottle of wine. I remember talking to a colleague at work about how we should do nice things in the week instead of wishing the week away to Friday but I can’t get out of the habit and besides it makes the one day all the more special. Enjoy your end of the week and your e-book!

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    1. Thank you!
      We still wait with our wine bottles till Friday evenings but now, since Corona, we also gotten into the habit of occasionally allowing ourselves a glass of port wine (or some other drink) during the week as well. Our port wine expenditure has really gone up! 🙂

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  3. Servetus

    That word was in something like the second or third German lesson we had in videotapes from the Goethe Institut in the late 80s. Very important for understanding German culture!

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    1. Thanks, we really love them! The reddish one is 15, getting really old, but still hanging in there. The black cat is 6 and we call her our serial killer, she’s always bringing in birds, mice, frogs, moles…

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