My presentation went well… at least that’s how I felt (and that’s what ultimately matters ;)). But today I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about what makes me really happy lately (other than having Star close by ;)).
I’ve been feeling a lot of love from some new (old) friends lately. Old because I’ve known them for years. New because I just discover how wonderful they are and we’ve became closer.
Each time they show affection and care about me, I feel so grateful.
Every time we spend time together, I have so much fun.
Every time I think about them, I feel warm and I smile.
This recent discovery was due to something I learned.
I learned to forgive.
I learned to understand them.
I learned to accept that sometimes they have more important things to do than hanging out with me.
I learned to appreciate every friendly gesture.
I learned to not expect.
I learned to not take anything for granted.
In sum, I took a step back from my expectation about friends. However, a little step back actually worked as a big step forward, because I received so much more love and support! 😆
Yesterday I craved eggs. In particular, running egg yolk. So I had an unconventional breakfast combo 😉
running yolk on toast with butter. Woooo….. I was in heaven! 😀
just before going to school for the presentation I snacked yogurt + sample pack of bran buds
didn’t like it much… it was tasteless and too dry. But it did the trick. I didn’t had lunch until 4PM.
my wonderful friends organized a dinner and movie night to celebrate my presentation. 🙂 I didn’t have to bring anything because they were in charge of everything (including the movie ticket! How awesome they are!!! ;)), but I wanted to give back. How? Making bread!!! 😆
They are all argentineans so I made an argentinean type of bread called Figazita de Manteca
Ingredients (20 small buns):
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 oz. butter
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp yeast
Method: Add them in this order to the bread machine. Choose dough cycle. Form 20 buns and let it rest and rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350F for 20 min.
Tester A: “I can’t believe that you made this. This is exactly like the ones we get from bakery.”
Tester B: ” This is very very good! It reminds me more of Argentina.”
Tester C: “Amazing. I assign you to be the official bread-maker of all our future dinner/lunch/BBQ events!”
Dinner was simple. As appetizer we had guacamole, cheese and figazita de manteca.
main dish was too kinds of pizza: one with mushroom, onions and cheese
and the other one was ham and tomato. I had one slice each. I don’t remember exactly how they tasted. All I could remember was how much I enjoyed just being with my friends! 😉
After dinner, we went to watch Wall Street 2. It was not as good as we all thought. We were a group of economists expected the adrenaline of wall street, but we found a love/family story instead. It was a good story but just not as we expected. I arrived home at 1AM… satisfied with the day! 😀
Q: Have you rediscovered any friend recently? What do you consider the most important factor determining a good friendship? In addition to what I said above, I think BE THERE for friends when they need you is really important. No matter how busy you are, if your good friends need you, STOP whatever you’re doing, just BE THERE for them.