Thursday, March 3, 2011

this is what one does while onions and spinach are simmering.

i made slop today. it's chickpea curry, and as long as you don't skimp on the salt and curry, it. is. good. i'd have to say that today's curry was the best i've ever made of this recipe. i wonder why??
--and yes, the above picture is what i did with a fork tine while the title came into play. ;)

so sorry for the torture i inflicted with that lovely wordless wednesday of coffee cake yesterday....hey! it's not like i didn't warn you; there was the word sorry in the title. ;) ahem.
rachel's forget-me-not plant. :) isn't it cute?!
i've never tried out my green thumb. or whatever color it is.
these carrots are going to be shredded soon. and i'm going to attack a full head of celery with the k5 as soon as i'm done with reading blogs for the afternoon.
we're making chicken-gnocchi soup today...and tomorrow, sarah's coming over with eliyah to hang out and spend the night at gram's house with anna and me. there's a men's conference our church is hosting, and there's several meetings in the next few days. we're going to have some quality girl time. pretty exciting. :)
i'm also excited....for the new 4GB sd card mom's bringing's only $12 or $13. another 4GB card was going for $20? um.....i'm going for the good ol' sandisk. tell me there's a reason i should go for the super-duper-crapping expensive one? ha! no way.
half of the family is out on errands or nannying next door, so we've got a pretty quiet house to ourselves...except for when gram wants to hear her. ahem. special times. give her another strawberry bar from aldi's. she loves her treats, and it keeps her happy!!
she'll grin with a wrinkled nose when she sees i've posted this, but lyd drew a na'vi person: jake sully from avatar. ;)
and, there was enough in the pot of starbucks vanilla that i just brewed, so i said she could have some today. er, she's 10...hehe.
yeah, the cutie invented this thing so she could multitask. do dishes, drink coffee. um...littlest sister after my own heart. right here. ;)
me and rach:) 
i loved this quote from charla's blog:

...growing up is never easy.
you hold on to things that were.
you wonder what’s to come.
but that night, i think we knew it was time to let go of what had been
and look ahead to what would be.
…the thing is, we didn’t have to hate each other for getting older.
we just had to forgive ourselves…for growing up.

[the wonder years]
well, it's 10:48pm now.

i made this peanut stuff. peanut butter and jelly bars. yum!! posting the recipe soon;)

we had chinese take-out, us girls:) cashew chicken, crab rangoons, lo mein, and egg-foo-young. 

and watched this movie.
since we sometimes like to have our fun with hallmarks.....we were bummed to find out that by the movie's end it was mostly sad/sweet. sad, meaning we couldn't make fun or laugh at anything. why? because. it was heart transplants the movie was dealing with.
yeah. no laughing.
it was a pretty good movie, though. okay, so i just remembered that the guy was really bold and brash sometimes....but then, someone who was about to die possibly anytime would have to put his desires out there and just do things. one chance, and all that.
and i painted today.
this is good news, folks. really good news. and i have an idea for finishing up another one i started last month........yay!!!!
for those of you new to my blog, or whatnot, ever since december's busyness (and maybe winter setting in?) my painting inspiration flew out the window. :( but last month i started 2 canvases, and today i finished one.....
it makes me happy.

and....this quote makes me want to watch the movie. or at least youtube search for the scene.

George: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I'll take it. Then what?
George: Well, then you could swallow it, and it'd all dissolve, see? And the moonbeams'd shoot out of your fingers and your toes, and the ends of your hair...

[It's a Wonderful Life]


charla beth said...

oh. my. goodness.
so many glorious things about this post, i don't even know where to start!

1. that forget-me-not plant is so sweet. you've inspired me to go get one!

2. that straw invention is amazing. she should patent that ;)

3. your painting is already beautiful. i am so envious! i can't wait to see the finished product :)

4. and that quote at the end always warms my heart. :) one of the best movies of all time.

i loved this post so much<3 hope you are having a darling day.

Chana said...

Holy man you are going to be a very amazing wife to someone someday! A gal who can cook?! And paint? And write? And nanny? You are a golden ticket!

chambanachik said... of my favorite quotes from my number one favorite movie. Sigh. I can literally quote the whole thing.

Question, since you mentioned Starbucks...I brewed some this morning, and wasn't fond of it. It didn't taste anything like what you'd get at the store. Do you follow the directions exactly or do your own thing when you brew?