Kaiser Natron

Today, by all reckoning, seemed to be one of those days where I should have stayed in bed.  Matthias finally complained about me always getting to use the bathroom first and taking too long.  I knew it was coming, but I was secretly hoping that he enjoyed making me tea and waiting while I finished drying my hair and putting on my make-up before he took a shower.  No such luck.  Tomorrow it's his turn to be first. 

Then in a rush to get out of the house I left my work computer at home.  I didn't realise until I went to turn it on and discovered that my trusty little laptop wasn't sitting in it's docking station.  At first I thought, perhaps it'd be stollen and then logic took over and I remembered that I had taken it my trip to the Hague. Oops!  As I cycled back home up the only hill in Berlin I tried to comfort myself by thinking how much additional exercise I was getting. At 8.30am this kind rational logic is useless.  Back at work, I spilt my tea.  Then I tripped over the carpet (clumsy much?).  Then I deleted 1/2 hour of work.  Ever have days like these?

But then at lunch something changed.  I went to the local Schlecker (drug store... sort of) for some facial cleanser and while I was there I found Kaiser Natron. It's baking soda.  It's near impossible to find here and I've been looking for it for ages and thinking that I'd have to make another trip to KaDeWe and pay KaDeWe prices just to bake some Anzac biscuits.  But there it was, a huge 250gm box in Schlecker and for the bargain price of 1.90 euro.  It'd made my day. Seriously.

What little thing made you smile today?

*Images from Google


Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh what a morning....Sometimes I have days like that..Uffff
Those little things really make everything better:)
Good for you!
So now...off to bake some cookies?

Rebecca said...

Yesterday I deleted an application for a job that I had spent 2 hours on! Was mighty pissed off I can tell you. And no offence but someone who does their hair and make up in the bathroom every morning would test the patience of a saint. Why not just do that bit in your room?

A Girl Called E said...

ohh i had one of those on monday - it was dreadful!
but hooray for potential anzacs! glad your day picked up :)

We Heart Books said...

Yay for Kaiser Natron - love the name! It sounds like a superhero! We only have double-batman-superman in our house...

Elle said...

why dont they have baking soda in germany??