The Year in Review: 2009 Highlights

by Christina Geyer on January 10, 2010 · 12 comments

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Last year, among the blog highlights, were posts on German cuisine, universal health care, and WWII.  It won some awards and it’s author had to take a break for health reasons.

It’s a new year, and so far I haven’t thrown up! I’m still weak and suffering from nausea, but I’m keeping food down and gaining weight. I spent a couple hours at the mall on Wednesday, thoroughly enjoying a Ben & Jerry’s milkshake while Oliver played on the indoor playground and went on the carousel in the food court. I’m still recovering from that outing, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be up to going out again tomorrow. Better news: I’ve been feeling the baby move since January 1, and that very much helps to lift my spirits.

Now on to the review. Here’s the blog highlights from An American Expat in Deutschland in 2009:

  • I continued my mostly weekly posting (except for recently due to personal illness and lack of camera) of my favorite photos of the week, Weekly Winners.
  • I made my two favorite recipes so far in the Real German Cuisine Challenge, Kalbshaxn (Veal knuckle) and Harzer Lamb in Buttermilk.  They’re both semi-expensive cuts of meat, but so worth it.  I had wanted to make one of these two for my family for Christmas dinner (I’d just see which cut of meat was easier to obtain), but unfortunately didn’t have the energy for this.
  • For my 7th anniversary of living in Germany, I wrote about how my expat journey began, discussing how tough it was for me to adjust to life here.

Here’s hoping 2010 is as eventful!

  • Mandi

    Glad to hear the you’re feeling better, and I’m sure the Ben & Jerry’s milkshake was delish! Here’s to your continued recovery!

  • Kathy

    Wow 2009 was a busy year……I think you need to kick up your heels and relax in 10! Happy New Year!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Back in Deutschland =-.

  • carol

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. Hope you will begin feeling much better and the remainder of your pregnancy uneventful. So love your blog and hope you continue. Best wishes to you and your family for 2010.

  • Deidre

    What a year! Congratulations on the baby!

    did you eat marzipan pigs on new years?
    .-= Deidre´s last blog ..Peanut Butter and JELLY, sing it with me now… =-.

  • Snooker in Berlin

    I’m really happy that you’re starting to feel better.
    It has been a great year, hasn’t it?
    Thanks for the recap.
    Here is to another great year!
    .-= Snooker in Berlin´s last blog ..Five years ago today… =-.

  • Mariecel

    Congrats on the pregnancy! I hope you feel better soon.

  • The Antiques Diva

    What a wonderful year in review! I love it, now I’m off to go read some of the posts I missed earlier this year. And congrats by the way on the baby!!!

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    Grazie mille! Questo articolo, me lo faccia sapere un sacco di cose che prima non ho capito!

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  • Claudia

    Thank you for continuing to blog. I really enjoy reading about your new discoveries, life in Germany, your family, etc. Have a wonderful 2010 and hope your pregnancy continues to get easier for you!

  • ClubPenguinCheats

    I’m off to go read some of the posts I missed earlier this year. And congrats by the way on the baby!

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