New Recipes and some Bloggy Links!11:20 AM
I haven't had much time for anything and right now I'm trying to get ready for Jasmine's sleep over tonight. She's having two friends over and if it's anything like last time.........Ugh, may the Lord give me strength.
I'm caught up in the middle of laundry and dishes and all that fun stuff, but I wanted to come in and say hi and let you all know that I'll be making my bloggy rounds this afternoon, so I hope you're all dressed and ready for me to show up.......well, look, I'll take just some hot coffee if you have any????
I've added a few recipes to my Food Blog, Grilled Chourico, Portuguese Chicken and Rice and Fish Cakes which I made for dinner last night. Go on over and take a look if you're interested.
I'm sure if you're one of my readers you'll notice that I'm on a Portuguese Food kick, there's nothing like going back to my roots and making the food that I grew up eating, also the one that brings back so many fond memories of family get togethers or just mid week meals, sitting at the table talking about the day or reminiscing about funny moments.
So the other night I was in the kitchen and I went to start the dishwasher only to realize that I had run out of detergent. My first instinct was to pout and stomp my feet......"I don't want to wash all this by hand??? Why does this always happen to me, come on.......I really don't want to do this"
Wow talk about whining, I could not believe that I sounded like that, just as quickly I filled the sinks with soap water and set to washing it all BY.HAND. And guess what? I didn't die and I wasn't struck by lightning, as a matter of fact I thoroughly enjoyed it......won't be too quick to do it again....I mean, I do love my dishwasher, but it goes to show how easily we get carried away with the technology and the easier way to do things.
Why do we try so hard to be as lazy as possible? I am talking about myself here, please don't think I'm pointing fingers at anyone, I don't even know what you guys do with your dishes in your own homes. But I got really frustrated with myself for the grating whining noise that was emitting from deep inside.....I literally yelled out "Oh grow up Sandra". Yes I did, nothing like telling yourself to snap out of it.
I washed the dishes, I thanked the Lord for HAVING dishes to wash and warm water to wash them with, I listened to music on the radio while I did it and I also took time to reflect and chat with the Lord. All in all it was a good night for me.
Why am I telling you this? I have no clue, you know me, I just babble about whatever is going on in my mind. LOL
Do you know Google Earth??? It's this really nifty Google Map program that allows you to zoom in and see your house etc, nevermind that it seems to have not been udpated for about 2 years, so the pics on there are about that old. BUT, last sunday I sat up until 4am with my older brother Paul, and we had the best time. We used the map to literally move through Johannesburg, street by street, marking houses we lived in, places we visited, old schools etc. It was so much fun being able to show my children where I grew up and them seeing it in 3D and not just a location on a map, seeing the houses and what the school looked like etc.
So, thank you Paul, it was a LOT of fun :)
Now quickly onto some bloggy links before I leave to tackle Mt. Laundry again *sigh*
Cherry Hill Cottage - you HAVE to visit this blog, it's one of those oooohhh ahhhhh blogs that leave you in awe. This lady can cook and she has one of the most amazing houses I've ever seen.
From the Mixed-Up files of Crystal - She is SO funny and she also has a cooking blog....yay!
Karen's Korner - She's such a sweet lady and I'm so glad she found my blog, which in turn led me to find hers, which is a good good thing.
Simple Folk - Amy is one of my favorite bloggers, she's an extraordinary woman, just go on over and read about her, you won't be disappointed.
The Country Blossom - Katy has the cutest blog and she's a woman after my own heart with all her country decorating etc. Just love it!
I think that's all for linky love right now........just go have yourselves some coffee and peruse some great blogs while I go do.....I don't know....mommy stuff as usual???
I'll see you all tomorrow, God Bless,