I have this bad habit when I bake. I seldom read the directions in full before I start making the recipe. I mean, I have good intentions to do so, but my impatience gets the best of me and I just start baking. My mom did not understand this. I would mess up whatever I was making and she would ask, “Well, did you read the whole recipe first?” Ya, ya, ya.
It turns out that women’s book clubs are the same, even in Zurich. There is always an assigned book, and there are always the essential food groups; wine, apps, and dessert. But the best part of it all is that you don’t actually have to read the book. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading, but I don’t want to have to skip a book club if I didn’t get a chance to finish the book. It’s a wonder to me why we even bother to call it book club in the first place, but I won’t fight it. It sounds distinguished and is a great excuse for a girls night in.
I don’t think I have ever watched so much TV as I did last week. I was the first one home sick on the couch, then another one bit the dust so I had to keep him company in front of the television. By the end of the week, all I could think and talk about was Friday Night Lights. How did I not know about this show when it was actually on air?
We arrived “home” to Zurich last week and as much fun as we had in the states, I have to say that I am glad to be back. I was gone for almost two months, and it was about time to sleep in my own bed and cook in my own kitchen. And boy, am I glad to be done wedding planning.
Well, I’m officially a married woman. It’s hard to express in words how amazing this last month of wedding festivities has been. I spent a whole month doing crafts (any crafter’s dream), finalizing wedding details (party planners heaven), and hanging out with my family and friends.
Living abroad is great and all, but there are certain times when I really wish I could be teleported to the states for just a few hours. Being somewhere “in spirit” is no fun. But, a 12 hour plane ride and 9 hour time change doesn’t make it easy to go home for a quick weekend. We keep missing important events! Like my new baby nephew being born or my brother’s 30th birthday. [read more]
This 4th of July will be a little different than usual since we won’t be celebrating in good ‘ole America. Fortunately for me, my American best friends are arriving in Zurich this Thursday, July 4th, and we are going to make our own party. As soon as my girlfriends found out I was moving abroad, the trip planning begin. We hit some minor bumps along the road, but we finally landed on meeting in Zurich and then heading to Croatia for a week of exploring and fun in the sun.