Wednesday Dec 21st –
I mixed up some meatballs and sauce for our supper that night and then Mother retrieved me and I went to her house for the day.
She had requested my help with a big house clean and in return she would help pay for my plane ticket to Winnipeg in January.
That’s right, start of the new year Mom, my aunts, a cousin and I will meet up in Winnipeg for some girl time!
So, if you have been or live there, please let me know some ‘must do’s’!
I believe we will be staying around the Osborne Village area.
So, our whole day was spent cleaning and all that entails, including one extra WEIRD thing Mom made me do.
If I hadn’t wanted to have my ticket paid off I would have refused to do the one task she requested, simply because it went against every grain in my being and maybe even my core values :p
She got me to take down clothes from her closest and re-hang them on hangers that matched her other ones…
Had this meant she started with a multi colored, plastic and velvet mixture I would understand.
But she went from plastic whites, to different shaped plastic whites…
Anyways, we had a good a time as two people can have while house cleaning and then she took me home.
I heated up a large batch of the mozzarella tomato sauce, knowing that Mike would soon be able to get more of the packaged mix when he goes to Europe 😉
We enjoyed our supper and spent the rest of our evening relaxing and kitten watching.
I urged Mike to take photos of them while they are still young and cute because that’ll be over soon :p Continue reading “Core Values Challenged”
So I have a little something for you all, in honour of having grown to 500 followers on Instagram and for there being a number of you following along on the blog as well (though really, all of you should be 😉).
A code for 20% off your Pura Vida orders
Now, unbeknown to me, I had actually seen some of these bracelets during our honey moon in Costa Rica.
Over a year later I can across Pura Vida and their products via Instagram and was curious about the company because I love bracelets and because their name was a term I seen on a lot of things while we were in Costa Rica, meaning ‘pure life’.
Turns out, it’s a company that hires Costa Rican locals, to make bracelets and then they sell them all over the world, all while helping support families.
I got my first bracelet from them a couple of months ago and I love it 😁 Continue reading “Pura Vida “
Hey humans ☺️💕
Soo, a little change occurred on the blog and that change is that it is no longer ‘Jemstory.wordpress.com’ but it’s my own domain name and simply ‘Jemstory.com’ now 😁💎💻
Not something I thought would matter to me but I guess after over a year of working on something the little things do matter 😉
Due to rules on WordPress, free sites only allow so much space for imagery/content and I reached it, so my choices were stop writing or pay and get more space.
And I found myself feeling oddly sad about not writing anymore so my only option was to pay.
Continue reading “Jemstory.com”
Sunday Nov 13th –
Mike was my driver and actually my translator once again.
He wondered how he did but really, unless he was silent more than half the time I would have no idea if he did badly, I don’t understand German, hence needing the translation Michiel😏
But I think he did well 😉
As we were dismissed from church, my stomach was growling immensely, causing my mind to wander to more lunch like things 😬
I thought of the spicy, potato like pastry Mike and I had on our honeymoon, of the gravy filled, sausage and pie like dish eaten in Switzerland, of the beef patties eaten years ago in Jamaica.
It was alllll coming back to me in those few moments.
The foods I longed for but would probably never eat again…
But then we went out for Greek food for lunch and I forgot about it 🙈
Lunch was delicious, as usual there at Greek restaurant by the train station 😏👌🏻🍴
Continue reading “Straight Up Awful (…Awfully Good)”