Monday, March 29, 2010

Dna or past life skill?

My 4-year-old boy likes to dance.
When he was 18 months he started to dance, and he did it in a way he made me feel he was a dancer, I don't know exactly how to explain, but he made moves not typical for a baby.
Now he does something different, he attempts to move like a break dancer, and this puzzles me.
Because we don't dance at home, and we never see dance shows, and I don't think there is a break dancer in our heritage.
So a question arise, can it be a past life skill?
Do your kids have some inexplicable ability?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Why my husband doesn't cook.

I was reading an article by my bloggy friend Mountain Woman, when I realized why my husband doesn't cook.
I was lucky enough to marry a man who can cook, and he does it very well, let's say better than me.
And I'm not very fond of all the cooking thing, I would happily skip it, hands down ;)
But he rarely takes my place, and now I know why.
I missed the trick, that is literally burn the meals.
If you want to read the article is here.

Eggplant/bell pepper pickled.

When I came to know that I could prepare and eat a pickle without canning it, I was very happy....however this is so much better the day after.


1 big eggplant
1 red bell pepper
white vinegar
Tabasco sauce
extra virgin olive oil

Wash, peel and slice the eggplant, length side.
Then cut each slice in small sticks,
put them in a colander and spread with salt.
After a while, squeeze them well, to get rid of all the liquid.
Bring to boil half water/half white vinegar (one or two cups each),
cook the eggplant a few minutes ( the time it depends on how you want them, tender or chewy ).
When done, drain well but save the water/vinegar mixture, squeeze a bit, and put aside.
Now finely slice the bell pepper and cook it the same way,
drain and add to the eggplants.
Put them in a bowl, add a garlic clove cut in two or three, salt, oregano, some drops of Tabasco sauce, and pour abundant EVO.
Mix well, let it cool, and put it in the fridge until the next day.
When you remember, mix it again, to blend the flavors.
It's a tasty side dish, enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stubborness .... ab aeterno.

The 4-year-old boy wanted to go out, at the supermarket with the 12-year-old sister.

Knowing how naughty he can be, and not wanting to take any risk, I said no.

Many, many times.

At one point, the boy sent his sister to me, with the same question.

I said no.

She referred to him.

His answer to her: you should have told her (me) "more loudly".

Got to love 'em.

Oh, and another thing, you who've seen the last episode of lost, know why I've been weeping again.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cheer you up.

It seems that my bloggy friend Kimberly over at Terra del sole is feeling down these days.

I guess you have a lot of things to be grateful for (me included ;)
And a lot of followers more than me ;)

C'mon, smile! :D

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What style?

If I should buy new furniture and redecorate my home I'd be in an embarrassment, because I like so many different things, actually I don't know what I like most.
For instance I love simplicity

and decor....



intense colors...

and neutral ones...





and ethnic....

If this was a personality test, someone could think that I'm a bit of a mess....or that I'm interesting, if I can say it myself ;)
Hey, but my style already exist! it's called eclectic, isn't it?
What about you, what's your style?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ben Linus touched me.
(spoiler alert)
Yes, I'm a fan of Lost, and yes I have a tender heart ;)
I think Lost is a very unique series, thus is my favorite of all the times, but I love the Mentalist too, and Lie to me.
And I don't remember me weeping, watching it before, or may be ( surely ) my memory is weak, however, the last episode I saw - Dr. Linus - made me cry.
You know when he gave up his plan ( to dethrone the principal ), in order to avoid bad consequences to his pupil (aka daughter Alex).
And when he said to Ilana that he killed Jacob because he was angry, since he let kill his daughter for the island's sake.
And Ilana let him stay.
I don't know, but when I assist to "love" scenes, where love has his highest meaning, like parents/children kind of love, I'm moved.
Or when I assist to compassion scenes.
And it seems Benjamin Linus is changed, for good...or not.
We will see.

Monday, March 8, 2010

On my own.

Today hubby and the kids went to the grocery and I insisted to stay at home because I had to clean and tidy the home ( and because I knew how it'd go with both kids in the supermarket, since I always go with them and it's know " I want this" and " I want that" all the time).
So it went, I cleaned peacefully, with no interruptions, and I accomplished a lot.
It's nice to clean all alone...but I digress...after let's say, less than an hour they came back...and the mess began...
The 4 year old (today) started to ask me things, the two kids commenced to fight...suddenly out of my mouth came "why did you come back so soon? I was so peaceful!"
I felt a little shocked..and guilty.
Now, tell me that I'm not the only one, tell me that is normal to love my kids and yet wanting to be alone.

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