Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray............

I'm shocked, I woke up this morning and had an email from my SIL with a link to the story. I thought it must be some sort of sick joke that goes around the internet.....but unfortunately it's true. I LOVED the Crocodile Hunter, and so did the kids, this is just such a sad thing. It was so much fun watching his show and listening to him talk, especially when he would say "Crikey", we thought it was the funniest thing.
Irwin was in the area to film pieces for a show called "Ocean's Deadliest" with Phillippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques, Irwin's manager and friend John Stainton told CNN's "American Morning." But weather had prevented the crew from doing work for that program, said Stainton, so Irwin decided to do some softer features for a new children's TV show he was doing with his daughter, Bindi.

"He came over the top of a stingray that was buried in the sand, and the barb came up and hit him in the chest," said Stainton.
If you want to read the full story, just go here, and if you want to leave a tribute you can do so here. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Terri, his two children Bindi Sue 8, and Robert (Bob) 3 years old, and the rest of the family. Sad day indeed!!!!

This long weekend has thrown me off, I don't know whether I'm coming or going. To make things worse I overslept this morning, or rather I slept IN, woke up at 8:30 am. That's not good, considering tomorrow I have to be up at 5:45 am. Oh well, guess I'm heading to bed here soon LOL Just kidding, but seriously, I need to get to bed early tonight or I'll be crying tomorrow.

I have a full day of laundry ahead, I don't understand how this happens, I wash laundry more than once a week, but yet there's always a mountain waiting for me. Does it multiply in our sleep??? Are there other people in this house, that I'm not even aware of, dirtying clothes and throwing them in the hamper??? Or do some of my neighbors stop by to bring their laundry??? It's fascinating in a way, trying to figure out where this is all coming from!!!

I did get my purse and my wallet organized yesterday, I had no idea I was holding on to so many things. Stuff that doesn't even make any sense, but in my head, the printout of the bowling scores from last year might just come in handy if I were to run into some bowling personality. Pathetic!!!

The following step in the book was called "Enter at Own Risk", and it has to do with the front door and the entry way. I was so excited that I got my purse and wallet done, you know, you get that second wind and then run around cleaning everything you can, because who knows when you'll have that surge of energy again.....that I did that too. I cleaned and reorganized my entry hall, only thing I have to do today is give the porch area a sweep, and wash the door and get rid of those pesky spider webs laying around. I COULD leave them for halloween right???? Nah, I'm just being lazy...they're going!!!

I just finished uploading my Menu Plans for this week, and also posting the recipe for tonight's dinner, which is "Round Steak Stroganoff". If you're interested in seeing either of those, just pop on over to my food blog "Full Bellies, Happy Kids". I'm thrilled that so many of you are enjoying the recipes so much :)

Cooking is something I thoroughly enjoy, there's nothing like being in the kitchen, either making a dish that brings back childhood memories, or trying something new. It's a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you have a craving for a certain meal and know that you can make it yourself, not having to get in a car and travel to the restaurant or take out place to get it.

So before I leave, I want to ask you all a question.....I want to know what food or meal is certain to bring back wonderful childhood memories?

How old were you??? Was this a special holiday meal, or a sunday dinner??? Who prepared the meal, was it a grandmother or mom, or maybe even your father???

I'm just really curious as to what food takes us back in time. Feel free to play along and leave me a comment so I can go see it :)

For me I would have to say it was always Curry. Whenever there was a big family get together, my greatgrandmother would make a HUGE and I mean HUGE pot of Crab or Shrimp Curry, it was always followed by Portuguese Rice Pudding or Pasteis de Nata (Cream Tartlets). I remember these fondly, because there would be about 14 people sitting at the table, there was conversation, laughter and tons of good food.

'Til this day, when I eat either one of those dishes, I'm instantly transported back in time, I can hear the voices, smell the food and smile at the wonderful times we had.

If you want to play along, just add your name to Mr. Linky :)


  1. The laundry DOES multiply when you're sleeping!!

    I'm doing the Food That Takes Me Back post, as soon as Blogger lets me in.

  2. Oh, I have the same laundry problem. Where does it come from?? I vote for the neighbors sneaking theirs in!
    I need to clean out my purse too. I have so many receipts inside my wallet, the zipper got stuck coming out of the grocery store the other night! LOL

    My mom used to make something we called "Macaroni." Elbow noodles, ground beef, tomato sauce, some simple spices. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, bake until the top is crunchy. YUM!!

    I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!


  3. I spend what feels like most of my TIME doing the laundry - it's a good thing I like it! I don't get how three tiny kids and two adults can generate so much dirty clothes!
    That's funny - I wrote about Steve Irwin's death, too.

  4. I played along with the food topic. Thanks for the memories!

  5. That really was shocking about Steve Irwin. We just loved his enthusiasm for wildlife, especially crocs.

    Laundry is definitely my weakness, I love cleaning just have never been fond of can never get caught up, cause you're always wearing :)

  6. First, I love your new look!

    Second, I use IE and your header doesn't show up all the way. It needs scooted down...not that you have to fix it I just thought I'd tell you.

    Third, I can't believe he died either. However he was so risky I kinda figured it would happen during one of his...shootings...ya know?

  7. Here laundry is a gig. Running a bed and breakfast, I always feel better when the laundry's done and dishes done. Then I can go out and "play"

  8. For me it is Grandma Lane's fried chicken, mashed turnips, german potato salad and mayonaise cake. I always loved lunch at her place. My uncle had a blacksmith shop out back of the large victorian house and we all gathered for meals. My gandma, uncle and aunt and my brother. I miss those days.
    Oh and yes, laundry grows thanks to little gnomes! LOL!!!!

  9. The first thing I saw on my AOL news page this morning was the story about Steve. It broke my heart. He was only 44, had a great wife and two young kids. I loved him, I immediately thought to myself, people are going to say this was coming, he was so daring and took such risks. But what they don't realize is what a conservationist he was and that really, had that stingray gotten him anywhere other than directly in the heart, he would have lived.

    Very sad story. I hate it when someone wonderful and young like this dies.

  10. Sandra......I have a question...I switched to Beta Blogger...and cant post comments on peoples posts if they havent do we do?

  11. Steve Irwin will be missed by so many...such a sad thing...his poor family.

    I added my name to your food memories is amazing what memories smells and tastes bring back.


  12. Just ran back over here to tell you I tagged you. :-)

  13. Here's to endless supplies of laundry and dishes.

    I was away all weekend. Tonight at my friends house for dinner I heard the news about Irwin. Wow!!! That is so sad.

    Tomorrow when I have more time, I might just play the food game.

  14. Funny you should discuss laundry - just last night I did mine and guess what? The kids helped with sorting the piles. I made it more fun ... this morning the basket had laundry in it again!!!!

    Favourite food in our family normally revolves around a braai (barbeque) with lots of people, lots of meat and lots of salads ... yummy!!!

  15. Ahhh... food. I have lots of great memories of my moms cooking from when I was a child. Cooking was a good escape for my mom so when she was unhappy the house smelt especially good (weird!). My grandmothers cookies are still my favorite favorite - called 'soetkoekies' they are crunchy, sweet and spicy made the perfect shape for dunking into a mug of tea. I miss her so much when I smell them baking.

    (had trouble signing in so tried being anon).

  16. Had fun, played the game. Made sure to link to your site.


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