Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good enough to eat??

Matthew had his foodathon at school on Friday....just thought I would share a pic of what he looked like. Now I am not the best drawer and these are not the best photos, but it should give you an idea!
I think he looked good enough to eat....hehehe.

Hugs to all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I've been tagged...

so without further ado, here are my answers:-

8 things I look forward to:
Catching up with Nonna on the weekend and making sure for myself that she is doing OK.
Catching up with the rest of the family on the weekend.
Going and picking more stuff for the house tomorrow.
Building the house.
Weekends off.
The day that Matthew figures out how to do as he is told....hehe.
Finishing this assignment (yep -I am still procrastinating - I think someone needs to put a bomb under me)

8 things I did yesterday
Worked (hard).
Watched some TV.
Hugged my husband and kids and told them I loved them.
Phoned my Aunt.
Chatted to my sister on the phone for an hour and a half.
Checked my email.
Had coffee with Ray before the kids woke up.

8 things I wish I could do
Wake up feeling like I had actually slept.
Speak Italian.
Hire a house keeper.
Help Matthew be a better person (right now it isn't good).
Do my job (but in a voluntary capacity).
Be more patient and less angry with the kids.

8 things I’ve watched lately
Play School.
The Night Garden *screws up face and breathes really deep*.
Merlin (new fav in the house).
Master Chef.
Everybody Loves Raymond
I really cant think of anything else right now.....

8 People who I tag - sorry if you have already been tagged!

Night all....hugs all round

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Master Chef Matthew

OK - the other day in the supermarket, Matthew announced that he wanted to cook dinner that night. He proceeded to tell me what he wanted to cook. We had to have carrots, peas, red pepper and meat "in strips". I already had a cauliflower in my hand at this stage, so he agreed that I didn't have to put it back.

We came home and the process of creating began. Matthew peeled and cut the carrots, boiled the beans....(yep the peas I thought we had at home were beans)....and helped cut the caulifower. I taught him how to cut the red pepper and Ray helped Matthew cut the rib eye steaks into strips.

We steamed, boiled, stir-fried and sauteed the various foods and Matthew arranged them on a plate. Now the meat in strips had to be placed in a glass for a few minutes after being cooked to give it a roundish appearence (that is the best way I can describe it) and put in the middle of our plates in 'circles'. He then cut up the cauliflower and filled the circles and decorated the plates with the remaining vegetables

..... this is his creation.....

So - who do you think has been watching too much Master Chef.....!?

Hugs all round.



Monday, June 15, 2009

One Lovely Blog.....

I received my very first blog award from my lovely scrapping friend Sue. Thank you Sue.

Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Now picking 15 people to send awards to is going to be difficult...so I am just going to say I nominate everyone who I visit on a regular basis for this award. Everyones blogs are amazing in my eyes. I love sharing a little bit of my life with you all and I love that you allow me to share in yours. So to all my blogging friends, this one is for you!




Friday, June 12, 2009

Busy times...

Sorry it has been a while...life is justa bit too busy right now.
I have 2 more assignments till I finish my post grad -now 2 doesn't sound like much, but it just isn't happening for me right now. Finding the time and having the inclination to do them is like pulling teeth! Grrrr. If I could find some positive in doing it, that might help, but all it is going to give me is a piece of paper telling me that I can do what I have been doing for the past 10 years! I am not saying I haven't learnt anything - how can you not? I am just questioning the relevance of some of the stuff that we have learnt. Oh well, it can only be good in the end! Just have to finish.
Work is busy - when is it not? Lots of people off sick and too many patients. Seriously - so many new patients of late - not good!
The new house will officially start within a week or two - just finalizing contracts. Will have to get down to the block to get a before pic....ohhhh...very exciting. Yesterday we started picking out baths, taps, sinks, etc. I love this part...am not looking forward to tiles and bricks though - they are hard to change if you make a mistake - lol. Will keep you all posted. Hope it all goes well. We really like our builder and think he is going to do a great job.
The kids are well, Matthew is off today as it is parent teacher interview day. Both him and Tori are driving me mad...! LOL
On a sad note; my Nonna (grandmother) is not doing so well. There is a pic of her in my previous post. She is in hospital right now and not looking to come home for a while yet. I pray she is OK, and ask that everyone spare a thought for her.
On a good note; Rays sister is getting married this weekend - unfortunately with the house stuff going on right now, we couldn't spare the funds to be there with about a months notice as a trip to Canada for 4 isn't that cheap. Nancy and Greg - we wish you all the best together and can't wait to see some photos. We truly are thinking of you on your special day and wish we could be there.
That's it for now - no photos for today. Hope everyone is well.
Hugs to you all.