Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Bright Side

I've spent a lot of time complaining about what I am missing by not living in the States as well as bitching about my furniture, curtains, etc. But occasionally I do see the benefits. I suppose I am a little out of my comfort zone since I really have no control over much here and I miss my furniture, friends and watching my boys play soccer. I was initially irritated that the pizza here just didn't taste right so I decided to try to make it myself-from scratch. I've never made dough or pasta sauce ever before but figured it couldn't be that hard. Well, it was time consuming and a bit labor intensive but I was rewarded with the best tasting pizza I've ever had. Then, I tried making my own was awesome. I am putting a pasta maker on my birthday list though since kneading pasta dough is really hard. And for an added bonus, I've lost a few pounds-something I'd been trying to do for months.

So, there is a silver lining but I still miss my stuff and soccer.


  1. Hooray for silver linings!
    It makes life so much easier, in any situation.
    Way to go on the pasta and pizza. That is incredible. I am very impressed.

  2. I feel we are kindred spirits. For one, we've chosen the same background color for our blogger blogs. Secondly, I miss my stuff and often bitch about the furniture/curtains/etc. And finally, I don't like to shop much, but since I am alone in a new place with few friends and no job, I too shop to fill my time. Wild. In any event, I feel ya sister. And speaking as a professional chef, that pasta roller will soon be your favorite toy.