I have very few people I consider friends. And even fewer whom I consider to be my best friends. I dont get a chance to see many of them since we are all spread across the globe. One of my best friends, Erin, is living in Germany and we’ve always been each other’s emotional rock and keep each other grounded. Since having a child and her having a lot to handle we haven’t had a chance to have our much needed therapy sessions.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I went to Brooklyn for New Years to meet up with her. We talked about finding a way to get permanent residency in Europe for me. My daughter would be easy since her father is European and she can get dual citizenship, but that doesn’t really do much for me. This morning Erin called asking me to hop onto a plane to Germany for a week because she might have a job opportunity that could lead to a permanent visa. Unfortunately, I never got around to renewing my passport, so I would need to get that done right away.
I am kind of torn. I was so amped up to move to Seattle and now this comes up and I want to see where this leads too. I would jump on this in an instant, but there is a risk that things wouldn’t work out in regard to moving to Germany. We decided that I would go to Germany for a week to figure things out and if it looks like we might be able to do it, then we’ll go forward. If not, hey, I got to spend a week back in Germany! It’s been years since I’ve been there, so I am dying for a reason to go back.
Until I get my new passport, I’m going to snacking on these homemade Milano Cookies because, hello! Milanos are the best and I always feel so guilty buying them at the store. Somehow making Milano Cookies at home seems a lot better. Well, they taste a lot better for sure. I ate about half the batch of plain cookies without the chocolate because I couldn’t wait any longer, Seriously, they are amazing just like that. The creamy dark chocolate ganache just makes it the kind of indulgent treat to have when you are reading a good book, or you know, waiting for a really exciting trip to happen.