New Friends

I just spent a wonderful evening with new friends here in Spain.

My friend Jodi is also here with me, and she is working with a Spanish military officer who invited Jodi and me to have dinner with his family at his home, and oh my goodness, they were so delightful.

Delicious, homemade food, and even better conversation, especially since their two teens helped translate. It was a treat to break away from work and spend time with such a sweet family.

My Pancake Dinner

This was my dinner, ya’ll! PANCAKES! My colleague captured my joy.

Pancakes are considered dessert over here. They weren’t on the regular menu. I also ordered a peanut butter milkshake.

A few days ago, I posted on Facebook how much I love living and working in Europe, but good lord, what I wouldn’t give to have a giant stack of blueberry pancakes smothered in butter and syrup on a plate lined with bacon, accompanied by a giant glass of orange juice with ice. Continue reading