375 days to go


July 28th – 1 year and 10 days from today

2.37pm What can I say? I’m out of focus today. Not sad or tired or strange or disappointed. Just out of focus. I slept very bad and not enough. My little one is really testing my patience.
I wanted to write a couple of hours earlier but I laid down and fell asleep. I had a 15 minutes nap. I feel a bit better.
I had a great Sunday. Almost every Sunday, my parents eat out. Yesterday we went to a nice restaurant together with my kids and my grandmother.
I should be posting some Chinatown pictures but instead, I’ll show you what I ate for lunch (and tell you also it was A LOT).
I always try to eat something different when I eat out, but for some reason, I end up almost always ordering the same food. I went crazy yesterday and instead of ordering plain (or egg) pasta, I chose the spinach kind!
The name of the dish was: Homemade spinach ribbons with cream of mushrooms. Delicious!

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I was so full that I couldn’t have dessert. Next time I think I’ll have a salad and eat some huge ice-cream and fruit cup. Or chocolate, nuts and dulce de leche. Or a pancake. Or flan. Or all of the above.

My grandma ate “Bife de Chorizo”. My country is famous for that. I never ate it, ever. Not even before being vegetarian. I never liked meat. And that looks like half cow.

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Later, we went to my brother’s house to have tea (and pastry and cake and cookies). He lives in another neighborhood called Caballito (it means little horse… I wonder who was the creative that came up with that name). I was glad I didn’t eat dessert earlier. I can’t believe how much I missed the local flavors!
I should have taken the picture a bit earlier when the plates were full. You can see there “facturas” (different kind of pastry), coconut and dulce de leche cake, pasta frola, oat and chocolate cookies…

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I could see the river from the 23rd floor! I’m sorry you can’t see it clearly on the pictures.

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While drinking the tea, we could enjoy the sunset.

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Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures. I used the iPod to take the pictures because then I can mail them to myself, download them and post them. If I use the camera, it’s an odyssey to get them on the computer. I still have Croatia’s pictures in it! I should see if I can download them on my mom’s laptop, maybe I it has a card reader.

I love how the city looks when it’s almost dark.

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In about one hour, we are off to a birthday party. I’ll see some uncles, aunts and cousins. Time is going really fast. It’s already two weeks that I’m here. Next week I’ll start feeling miserable because I hate to go back. And my kids hate to go back even more. At least this time I have something nice to look forward to πŸ™‚

~ by DotedOn on July 28, 2014.

One Response to “375 days to go”

  1. That pasta mushroom dish looks delicious! I am not a meat eater either πŸ™‚


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