This is where I will dump all my non-food stuff, and let's face it -- food stuff as well. What can I say? I like food! For awhile I was doing the What I Love Wednesdays and I really enjoyed that, so you will probably see some of that thrown in for good measure. The difference is it will not be only that, but really whatever I want it to be.
BBQ - It Does a Heart Good
This past weekend found my husband flexing his super cooking muscles. While I am (becoming) a master of the kitchen, he is a master of the grill. Every time (like every time) some of our friends has a reason to barbecue or party we are invited -- and so is our little mini-grill. ($25 bucks at Target, yo. Two years and a little bit of rust later and it is still serving us well.)
Mother's Day has come and gone, and there really isn't that much to say about it when your mom is no longer around and you are not a mom yet. It has been 10 years since I have had a mom to celebrate on Mother's Day. It doesn't make me sad like it once did, but it doesn't seem like that much more of a day than the rest. However, I do stop and reflect on my mom and her hugs and brownies. There were a lot of things she didn't know how to cook, but she could make some mean brownies. And her hugs and kisses were the best. I hope my future kids will one day look back at their time with me and be able to say the same thing about my affection toward them.
Food So Good...
that it disappeared.
I made a variation of these last night:
We have been blessed with a lot of guests recently. First was my friend Caiti, whom I love immensely. She was just there for a night, but we cooked, enjoyed each others' company, and wished we, too, had the ability to dance while watching the new Footloose.
And right now we have Julia and her husband Toby visiting us all the way from Austria! Yes, we have gone international, folks. Julia and I were together in the Marshall Islands for a school year and we haven't seen each other since. How fun it is to see how life has happened between then and now! (Then = both single, free-floating through the world. Now = married, jobs, roots. Different phases, both good.)
|Julia (on the far left) and the rest of us ladies getting to be/pretending to be American again for a weekend while|
living in Ebeye. We have Austria, Burma, the Philippines, and the US represented here. (Kwajalein, 2007)
Met my man after work on a recent Friday, fancy-pants on and make-up looking great. "Ready to go on a date, Babe?" I asked, knowing full well that he was really ready to come home and zone out after a long week in the office. "Um, ok. That sounds good," he mustered. "But why?" "Carpe diem, my love, carpe diem." And so we went. That day was seized and it was great. I love being married to this man!