Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I think I am going to go through some serious withdrawal without her around. I am glad she is going, but the selfish part of me wants her to stay.
Good luck on your mission, Babe. May God bless you and keep you safe! I love you and I will see you in 18 months!
Making apple pie, Christmas 2007
Swimming at Park Lake, May 2007
Mandy was my maid of honour. She was so good at it that she even suffered a physical injury to fulfill her duties!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I have never moved an entire apartment across the country before. In fact, I've never moved an entire apartment across town! It has been, and will continue to be, a learning experience. The other night, Husband was trying to reserve a moving truck online, and he asked me what size of truck I thought we would need. Ummm? How about one that is big enough to fit all of our stuff? For some reason, he did not find that answer helpful! To be honest, I don't want to have anything to do with picking the truck size. That way, if it is too small, it is not my fault! Selfish? Maybe. Smart? Definitely!
We have packed up quite a bit of stuff already, but it seems like there is so much more to pack up. I feel like I have no idea what I am doing, and I don't! I don't know how to pack up an apartment! Calm down. Breathe! In through the mouth, out through the nose (I can hear my friend Olivia saying this to me. It's one of her more famous sayings!). I can do this! If nothing else, I'll shove everything into garbage bags and make Husband figure out how to put it in the truck that is too small!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Enjoying a cup of Tim Horton's hot chocolate.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I know I can't complain: the whole country seems to be in a deep freeze. At least I don't have to go out in it if I don't want to. Since the whole country is freezing, I thought I would share one of my all-time favourite cold weather dinners: Potato and corn chowder. It is delicious, easy to make and warms up those cold winter nights.
Potato and Corn Chowder (or as the say in Boston "Chowda"!)
Makes about 6 servings
2 1/2 cups cooked corn
2 cups diced potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup onion, diced (I used dried minced onion. 1 Tbsp equals 1/4 cup onion)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cup milk
In a large pot, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook until potatoes are tender. Mix flour with 1 tablespoon of water and add with milk to the pot, stirring well. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Serve with cheese. I like to add ham or bacon to it as well.
Enjoy and stay warm!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
A beach on the island of Dominica
Us in St. Kitts, with the rainforest behind us.
A beach on the island of St. Lucia