I know, I know. My Korean friends are probably rolling their eyes and looking at this like I’m crazy. But, hear me out.
May is what’s CRAZY. I have yet to talk to one parent of school aged children this month who isn’t completely bogged down with school projects, after school activities, end of the year recitals and concerts, class trips, sporting events, etc. etc. etc. May is just nuts. Read more...(597 words, 9 images, estimated 2:23 mins reading time)
I distinctly remember the first time I had Sesame Noodles in a Chinese restaurant. I was out to dinner with some girlfriends when we lived in Virginia, and as we were looking over the menu, my friend Nicole said, “Oooh, I need to order some Sesame Noodles.” I asked her what they were, because I’d never heard of them (despite having eaten in Chinese restaurants all my life) and she said, “The noodles are cold and they have this peanut butter-sesame sauce on them. They’re delicious.” Having never had a peanut sauce on anything (I know! Had I been living under a rock?), I thought that sounded a little weird, but Nicole said I could try a bite when they arrived. Read more...(1132 words, 9 images, estimated 4:32 mins reading time)
It’s so nice when things work out just the way they are supposed to, isn’t it? It seems like our lives have been in warp speed lately between holiday prep, trips, school, after-school activity overload, homework, projects, meetings, deadlines, etc. etc… The few months that the girls have been back in school have been a whirlwind, and the next few months, as we prepare to move, are going to be just as crazy, if not crazier.
So, it’s always nice when I’ve planned something simple, and it works out to actually be…simple. Read more...(758 words, 8 images, estimated 3:02 mins reading time)
My goodness, this summer flew by. I know it’s just the beginning of August, but my girls start school next week! We packed a lot into this summer, more than we’ve ever packed before. We’ve been nonstop busy with camps and vacations, day trips and playdates. I really can’t complain. It’s been a lot of fun!
I love to have friends over for dinner in the summertime. Everyone is pretty laid back, our schedules are empty, we just kick back, relax and enjoy each other’s company with some good food. This summer, we were so busy that I really didn’t get to entertain as much as I like. There were no big summer cookouts, because everyone was as busy as I was. So, Friends, I apologize. I’ll make it up to you. Read more...(1055 words, 8 images, estimated 4:13 mins reading time)
After today, we only have one more week of school down here. As anyone with kids in school knows, the last couple of weeks are CRAZY! I’ve been so busy that my Moment of Zen this week was being able to sit down for a couple of hours while my car was being serviced at the dealership. Kind of pathetic, eh?
Thankfully, we were all able to settle in together for dinner last night. I was short on time, but tried out this new recipe because it promised dinner in a flash. It really was quick and easy, plus the fact that it tasted so good didn’t hurt either! Read more...(598 words, 8 images, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)