The weather is wearing me down! I can count on one hand the number of times the sun has made an appearance in GZ in the last 2 months! I do not remember anyone telling me about this nor did I sign up for it.
The posts have been sparse because my worst nightmare has come true – I have nothing to write about. I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t been out and about as much (see 2nd sentence), the honeymoon phase is over (I don’t think it is), or I’m just not in the mood (see 1st sentence). So…because I’m neurotic and afraid people will stop reading my blog and I will lose touch with my friends and family I must post something. 😉 Quite a few people have wondered what our apartment and the grounds look like. I’m desperate so I’ll do a few posts about that. Don’t stop checking in because you’re bored. It’ll get better, really.
I’ll start with the kitchen because for me it’s one of the most important rooms. It has the basic appliances including an American refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher but man there isn’t more than a 2-foot wide span of work space. The best meal I ever ate was in Italy. It came from a kitchen that was not much bigger than a closet and I don’t mean walk-in. So, that’s my barometer. If a tiny, spit-fire, Italian Nona could produce the most amazing food in a closet, then an average-size, sassy, WASP mother can certainly cook everyday meals in her kitchen that most Chinese would love to have. And that’s what it’s about: appreciating what I have and learning what I need, not what I want. (but I do miss my Swiss kitchen)
3PM – 61°