Sunday, August 26, 2007

# cooking # movies

It's a gorgeous morning!!!!

We've had thunderstorms for the past 2 days and it feels wonderful, it's been so hot lately that the rain coming down is a welcome sight....of course the humidity it brings is not that great, but I'll sacrifice some clammy feeling skin for it.

It's a gorgeous morning, the sun is peeking through the gray clouds and there's some droplets still left on the green grass. You can still smell the rain, is there anything better than that???

So what have I been up to around here???
Yesterday I worked on my computer, installing a new hard drive with 300GB because well, I'm a girl and I tend to download so much stuff that after a while it starts slowing down dramatically. I swear, the more space you give me, the more I use. So anyway, Curt installed the new hard drive for me and then I spent the day cleaning up old files, deleting programs that are no longer needed etc. Computers are like a house, you have to keep up with them.......I admit, I'm bad about it though, there's months that go by without a second glance at the recycle bin or anything else. Bad bad bad!!!!


Then I decided to watch a movie, now I have a stack of movies that we've bought and gotten from Netflix, that I have yet to watch. So I neatly stacked them all in a pile and am determined to get through them this weekend. The first one I watched was United 93 and I have to tell you I went through a rollercoaster of emotions during that movie.

The first one was definitely anger, the minute I saw the terrorists right at the beginning of the movie and KNEW what they were about to do, anger overwhelmed me, I have never felt so much resentment for someone. This is not a movie for the faint of heart, it brings back way too many memories from that dreadful day.....the images replaying of the second airplane hitting the towers put me right back on September 11, 2001. Tears rolled down my face and I felt like I had been punched in the gut repeatedly....but I made it through the whole movie and ended with an enormous feeling of love and pride for the passengers and crew aboard Flight 93.

They literally "fought to the death".


Anyway, I spent a while in the kitchen too, fixing some Crab Rangoon for dinner. They do take a bit of time to make but they're well worth it....add a salad and you're good to go. I still have a at least a dozen left so that's what we'll be having for lunch.

I used Wonton Wrappers for these and when I look at them they remind a lot of Samoosas, a popular indian street food. I remember eating them a LOT back in South Africa, it was one of our favorite treats......I haven't had them in years so I think it's time to make some, I will post the recipe for you all next week.

For dinner tonight I have some Pork Ribs in the CrockPot. I added some salt, pepper, garlic and a bottle of beer, layered the ribs with some sliced onions and set it on low for 8 hours. It smells heavenly right now, I can't wait for dinner time!

I've got the dishes done and I'm halfway through Mount Laundry, it's days like these that I wish people were allowed to walk around naked. It would save so much money, not just on clothes but on laundry detergent, water....get the picture??? LOL


I'm about to go get settled down to watch another movie, I think I'm going with The Fountain.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Hugh Jackman plays that man, devoted to one woman (Rachel Weisz) and determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to a Tree of Life...and to an adventure into eternity.
After that one I think I'll watch The Illusionist, I've heard such great reviews about the movie.

So there you have it, that's what I have planned for today. I'll also be getting some reading in, the Tucker Mills Trilogy and Julia Quinn's "Dancing at Midnight". Am I the only one that has 2 or 3 books going at once???? I wish I could just grab one and stick with it but I tend to loose focus or get bored and then I have a book in the kitchen, one in the bedroom, one in the living room.....reading them all at the same time. It doesn't seem to bother me, though I would think it would become confusing. What can I say, I have a passion for books like nothing else....well maybe, cooking.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone, I leave you with one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!!!


  1. I love this song too - I'm enjoying listening to it right now. Beautiful picture of the clouds. Did you take it?
    We saw United 93 this winter and I was angry when watching it also.
    Sounds like you were productive this weekend. I want a crab rangoon!

  2. sounds like you are having good weekend and supper. and i loved the pictures.
    and the song is pretty!

    you aught go check out the post i done on my brother it was posted yesterday.

    have a good sunday! tasha

  3. I absolutely LOVE this song! Reminds me of "Muriel's Wedding" -- ever see it? Hilarious. The strange thing is, it's sitting right next to me! I ordered it as one of the gifts for my sister's b-day and it came late!

    Your meal sounds fabulous! My crockpot liner broke, yes, the new one, so I need to buy a crockpot! soon! You have no clue how much I miss it!

    And it is great to see you sounding happy!



  4. Hi Sandra,

    My name is Bonnie. I came to your blog though a friends blog ... I just can't remember now which friend ! I love to click on links from friends blogs but then I find another blog with another list of blogs and so then I click on them ... I add the ones I like to my favorites and I did that with yours a few weeks ago and who knows how I got here now ! BUT, I love reading your blogs. You are so honest about everything and it is so refreshing ! We have lots in common too so I find what you write about intersting. I LOVE books ! Novels ... and cook books mostly ! I love love love to cook. I love trying new recipes ! Lori Wick is one of my favorite authors. Have you read Karen Kingsbury at all ? She is my favorite. What else ? I have two kids, a boy and a girl. I know about military life. My Dad was in the Navy and we travelled around my whole life. I'm a foreigner in the country I live in now. I'm American but my husabnd is Australian and we've been lving in this beautiful country for almost 10 years. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. Hope you'll stop by my blog ... Bonnie

  5. Your pork roast sounds good.....I'm glad you got some rain send it my way please.......

  6. We need rain but I think it's been several weeks since we've had any.
    Been wanting to watch United 93 but just can't seem to get in the mood for it because I know it will get us down a bit.

  7. Thank you for commenting and thank you for asking if I'm better. Yes, thank you.

    Oh my, I've still not had the intestinal fortitude to watch 'United 93.' I tend to GO BALLLISTIC over the whole issue of Radical Islam and I... well... I raise my blood pressure to unimagined heights and stomp around for a while and etc. Not a pretty sight. Worst, it accomplishes nothing of value. -sigh-

    Those who go as ballistic as I do, understand. Those who don't, don't. I'm weary of trying to change minds.

    You had the most wonderful way to end that film... "with an enormous feeling of love and pride for the passengers and crew aboard Flight 93. They literally "fought to the death"." They did! They did!

    Hope you enjoy 'The Illusionist." I did. :-))) I hope you post about it. Maybe with a 'Spoiler Notice,' so those who've yet to see it, won't 'be spoiled.'

    Never heard of 'The Fountain.' Always great to see new rental ideas. Keep 'em coming.

    I so hope you lose the humidity soon. -sigh-



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