Monday, August 28, 2017

Shopping can be fun

Today I met with the teachers, aides and principal at Finley's school just to talk about how things were going.  I had not met her English teacher previously or her German aide, so it was nice to finally meet him (teacher) and her (aide).  They had nothing but good things to say about Finley - saying she is a great kid and working very hard.  We discussed her tools that she uses (her magnifiers, and her large papers, etc), and the school has been doing a great job making sure she can access the curriculum.  I have been very impressed.  The team had a lot of great questions and took great notes.  I know we will meet often and I know they will do their best to make sure Finley has a great year.  I left there feeling pretty good.

This meeting was in the middle of the day, so I did some shopping afterwards for groceries.  Shopping was one of the things I dreaded the most when we moved here.  I have no idea what I thought I would find (considering we didn't move to the Congo.  Or the moon), but I was worried.

Turns out - there wasn't really anything to worry about.  Well - except for Apple Juice.  I cannot stop buying sparkling apple juice - can't figure that one out.

Today I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of a few things I found interesting in the grocery store in Germany that I frequent a few days a week.

This is a "for real" outfit for sale in the German store.  I should have bought one
 McDonald's Ketchup.  This is totally for Americans
 We have discovered that there is no love lost for Paprika flavoring.  There is Paprika flavored EVERYTHING - veggies, meat, chips, you name it.
 This store is two floors, so you put your cart in front of you, and the flat walkway holds the cart in place while you go up.  It is pretty cool.
 Here you take what you need.  No - this package was not tampered with - this is how you buy juice, tea, soda, etc.  They are priced PER - so you take one or take a few or take them all.
This evening, I spent a few hours translating Cainan's German book.  Me and Google Translate are becoming good friends.  Cainan's teacher gave him a really easy book to start with so that we could work on basic words, and I was grateful.  Because even this book was over our German abilities.

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