Monthly Archives: May 2013

Project Grateful 365 (Day 173): Grateful for a life with no deadlines!

No matter how much one loves their job, there are some days (especially mornings) where you go, ‘Meh Meh, I don’t want to go to work.’ It was one of those days where the hubby-bot felt like that. Poor lil botty-man, but he’s resilient so he’ll forget that ‘meh-meh’ feelings once he reaches the office and is bombarded by all the work!

Suddenly I remembered what a friend said, ‘Being a housewife is a privilege.’ I have no deadlines to meet, no stress, no targets to hit. All My husband is so easy going and has such a high tolerance for dirt that even if I dont clean for a month, he’ll probably not notice! HAH! Too bad I don’t have the same threshold!

I can wear the most comfy clothes (holes and all) to do my job and nobody is to judge me! I can sleep in and do my chores whenever I feel like it and there’s nobody to say, ‘Come in at 9am!’

Errands, tasks and a mish-mash of appointments are best done in the day because there are less people on the streets. I’m going to do laundry later at a semi empty laundry room, I’ve tried doing it at weekends and its MASS CHAOS! Its nice to have a stress free life, with no deadlines.

Cooking/Baking is my favourite part of being a housewife! I don’t think I cook all that well, but I think my repertoire of skills have being ‘upgraded’ in the span of a few months! I love putting a nice warm meal for the both of us and watch him stuff his hungry face!

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Cod fish marinated with herbs on a bed of pilaf rice, yellow peppers and beans

For the first time in years and years, I noticed the other day that I have NO eye bags! Nothing at all. 😀

So today I must be grateful and happy of my stress free life and be thankful to my wonderful husband!

Project Grateful 365 (Day 172): Road trip to Pennsylvania

May 26th, 2013

The other day I found a car rental discount so we’re going on a road trip this weekend!Its memorial day tomorrow but Kris is going to work so that he can take Friday off! Whee Whee

We’re going to the Hershey’s amusement park, an Amish farm (its a tour of a former Amish house) that tells you more about the Amish culture, which I am deeply fascinated by. The last stop will be Gettysburg whereby Kris will tell me all about the civil war in America.

Road TRIP FTW!

Project Grateful 365: (Day 171) CHEESE BISCUITS!!!!

May 25th 2013

Yesterday the husband made the yummiest cheese biscuits in the whole wide world!

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Mix Mix Mix

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Shape Shape Shape

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Yum Yum Yum

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Photo worthy cheese biscuits

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Ah! The fruits of his labour

It was yummy and while he was baking, I sat at the couch waiting for those biscuits.  hovered around anxiously near the oven waiting and inspecting!

RECIPE FOR RED LOBSTER BISCUITS

Ingredients:
 2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
 ¾ cup cold whole milk
 4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
 ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
 1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
 
Bush on Top:
 2 tablespoons butter, melted
 ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
 pinch salt
 
Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don’t want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix.
3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes one dozen biscuits.
 
Recipe courtesy of Todd Wilbur, “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2,” Plume Books.
 
 
 

Project Grateful 365: (Day 170) Grateful for a happy belly

Today I am grateful that I never have to worry about when my next meal will come!

I will embrace my cute little pudgy belly, not worry about it being imperfect but rather I shall SMILE and be happy that its always satisfied.

Its the little things that matter in life and today I choose to let this little thing bring a smile to my face!

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This little guy has a happy belly too! Look at him all ready to eat! Pure JOY!

Can’t wait to see him! and hug him! and kesse him! lots and lots of keeeses!

Project Grateful 365 (Day 169): I survived a root canal surgery!

In more ways than one, the preamble towards this dreaded day was worse than the 1.5 hours on the dentist chair. I read up quite a bit on the psychology of fear and my Dentophobia but still I was pretty scared a few days leading up to today. I have determined that mine is an emotional related fear.

She went in with gusto, is all I can say about the entire procedure. I don’t think she bothered to check if it was salvageable, but just went straight into the root canal. 🙁

Good thing is after digging into the roots of my tooth and removing all my nerves, she looked at her ‘work of art’ and apparently was quite pleased with it. Considering I dislike dentists, I think she was pretty decent, gentle, patient and was emphatic to my fears.

That said, I’m not looking forward to getting 3 more visits with her for the  insertion of some nail thing, fitting of crown, actual placement of the crown and of course the rest of the 7 cavities. I check my teeth every 6 months, I’m not sure why the dentist in Singapore let me get to this stage. I guess she did say the rest were pretty tiny and lets solve that before it escalates. I HEARTILY AGREE.

On the bright side of things, the surgery went well. I still feel numb/sore from the impact of everything done today but nothing major. I’m hungry, but don’t feel like eating because my right side feels very sore. That tooth has been giving me problems for ages and I’m just glad its solved once and for all. (As long as there is no infection!)

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Here’s my ‘refurbished’ tooth. Fake root thingies replacing my nerves.

Project Grateful 168: Happy 3months Darling!

Today marks our 3rd monthversary of marriage! Its ONLY 3 months you say, but one must remember to celebrate the little joys in life.

Everyday I feel more and more loved by Kris. He takes very good care of me and (he says) I do the same. YAY! He makes me very happy and we have settled into a nice little rhythm together. I am very grateful to be married to such a wonderful man.

I bought a slice of red velvet from the same bakery we had our wedding cake from. I think we will start a tradition!

*blows lots of kisses and love all around*