So far, my sister and I have spent Friday shopping and Saturday doing absolutely nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true; yesterday, Carrie got me all caught up on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, which are kind of like soap operas except they’re on in the evening and they move much faster.

Part of the reason we stayed in all day yesterday is that it is freezing here! I mean, even by Zurich standards. But even if it wasn’t, I would have been perfectly contented to stay in. Carrie’s apartment is cozy and I still haven’t reset my internal clock to the local time. (Zurich is 6 hours ahead of Virginia.)

We’ve been cooking at home and here’s what we’ve made so far:

Spaghetti with Garlic and Chili oil

Polenta with a Mushroom Ragu

Roasted Pumpkin and Pear Salad with a Maple Balsamic Dressing

Today, Sunday, we are going to venture out in to the frozen city and take a long walk. I’m hoping to wear myself out so I can sleep tonight. I’ll take my camera along and post some pics later. Hope you’re having a lovely, restful Sunday.