Sorry I haven’t written often this week, I have tried to keep up with as many blogs as possible but have been rather busy so I haven’t had time to post myself. As many know Renny was away most of the week, and when he is away I try to fill my evenings with social activities so I don’t get too lonely. Monday was parents night at my son’s High School and my first opportunity to see what he does all day long when he is at school. Tuesday I invited the “Sandbox Mafia”, my little gang of friends for coffee and girl talk which lasted until almost 11 pm! And Wednesday I had plans with my friend Patricia.
Patricia is from Hong Kong and we share among other things the love of Chinese food. She has opened the door to many new people and new experiences, and we have enjoyed many good dinners and cooking experiments over the years. The plan on Wednesday was that she was going to come to my house and we were going to make steamed fish, a Cantonese delicacy we have made a few times before. Simple and very good!! However Patricia called me around noon and told me that she had been invited to a girlfriend’s house to make wontons. She told her friend she had plans with me, and I was invited to come along. Her friend had bought what she needed to make a large batch of wontons and there were more then enough for one more. Being flexible and enjoying new people I agreed to join them for dinner.
The girl was already finished with making the filling and was making the dough when we came. I was totally amazed at her skill! I am no expert at rolling out dough, and this girl was amazing. I have actually bought wonton wrappers in the freezer section and made some amateur wontons myself, but I never would have tried to make the dough. Ultimately it is a simple recipe and she used a small rolling pin to roll it into perfect thin circles, and we all could help filling them and wrapping them and boiling them until they were done.
The wontons were delicious, and I felt so lucky to have the chance to experience this little cosy evening. We sat around the table wrapping and cooking and eating for hours and had good time for small talk and fun.
I am so grateful for all my friends here in Norway. I took a big chance dropping everything and moving across the sea, to a whole new land, a whole new continent to be with Renny. I still have many friends in New York, but I don’t see them everyday anymore. It was actually hard work to find a new network of true friends, so now I really work hard at taking care of my relationships…and I find time and time again that those relationships take care of me.