Again And Again

Monday Dec 4th –

After I made us someΒ French Omeletes for breakfast, Mike and I went to our place to work on getting it completed.

Cleaning, cleaning again, moving stuff, painting small things, moving the same things again etc., filled the day.
Mike worked on patching the trim for the most part and a list of what was required to still buy pre move-in was started.

And that is how our day was spent πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Mom had hamburger steaks prepared for our supper and then the parents and Mike were off to pickle ball 😏

Tuesday Dec 5th –

French omeletes made again, mostly because Mom had tried a bite the morning before and requested her own for that morning πŸ˜‰
And then back to the house, again. Continue reading “Again And Again”

Greek Yogurt SoufflΓ©

Greek Yogurt SoufflΓ©


These can be eaten for a light breakfast or dessert and though the process is a little more involved than my usual recipes, I think the effort is worth the reward when it comes to these light, fluffy morsels with hints of sweet vanilla πŸ€€πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•




1 cup greek yogurt
3 large egg yolks
3 large egg whites
3 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup of sugar

butter or coconut oil to coat ramekins

Continue reading “Greek Yogurt SoufflΓ©”

Resort Life Vibes

Monday Sept 11th –


We drove into Phoenix to meet up with some family friends for breakfast.

Just prior to this trip, I had said how I wanted biscuits and gravy and as I glanced over the menu, guess what I found πŸ˜‹

That decision was made easily and then sad coffees sipped and pleasant conversation shared.

(It ruins so many experiences to have to drink bad coffee, after you’ve experienced GOOD coffee 😞)

Anyways, the food was good, my biscuits and gravy enjoyed and then we went our separate ways.


Since we were further into Phoenix then normal, we tossed around some ideas until the Tempe mall was decided on and used up many hours (and dollars) of our time πŸ˜œπŸ›πŸ’³πŸ˜Ž

Mike and I got a delicious cucumber mojito from ‘Paradise Splash’ 😁


It was super fresh and tasty and the others I’d sampled were all really good as well, the ‘carrots and cream’ especially being a sweet surprise 😏πŸ₯•

The end of our purchasing came and one mission pre going back to the house, was leftπŸ˜‰


Read about it under ‘Jem Moments’ πŸ’ŽπŸ˜‰

Tuesday Sept 12th –



It was the first morning we got to sleep in without setting an alarm for the next day, since we arrived almost one week earlierπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜‹


Mike and I had the opportunity to make use of an offer to use our newly acquired sisters, parents pool, so we took it πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ’¦πŸΉ

It was like going to a private resort πŸ’πŸ»



Lemon and lime waters were sent out with us, pool floaties available and a snack of watermelon brought out later on, before a chauffeur ride back to our houseπŸ‘ŒπŸ»β›±


(The tasty basil and garlic olives were purchased at World Market πŸ˜‰ )



It was all much appreciated and we did feel slightly guilty…but also very thankful to be spending a 42 degree day, poolside πŸ˜¬πŸ’•

We then readied ourselves to go over to a friend’s house for dinner πŸ‘«πŸ‘

We arrived and a spread of ribs, salad, pasta, baked peppers, bread and ginger lemon tea filled us to the max πŸ₯—πŸžπŸΉπŸ΄πŸŒΆπŸ‘ŒπŸ»


Or so we thought, until the coffee and ice cream came out 😏

We spent the rest of the evening visiting and it was an entertaining time, yet also so odd to actually be at a childhood friends house with  her now married and living in Arizona and me and my European husband and family visiting her, because my brother-in-law, married her sister-in-law.

We never cease to see that it is indeed, a small world 😏

The Cold, The Heat, The GuiltΒ 

Tuesday Sept 4th- 



Morning brought with it an omelette (which I flipped, in the pan, without making a mess and using just a flick of the wrist πŸ’πŸ») post workout and then much blogging, trying to get some recipes proof read by the mother, before I leave for a couple of weeks.

(She reads everything before I post it usually. Fixing confusing things and adding comas where my brain didn’t think to so I am sorry if these posts make less sense then normal πŸ˜œ)

I’d went through my assortment of clothing a few days back, trying to let go of the few things that I’ve hung on too, in hopes of them eventually working out and then never using them anyways πŸ˜

Moms turn to do the same thing, came that morning and I was her audience/judge.

Saying yes or no…or simply making the appropriate faces to show my emotion towards certain pieces, was enough of an answer πŸ˜‹

Lunch was a tasty beef barely soup, one of my favourites πŸ˜„


Though I am not looking forward to winter at all… the fall comfort foods are calling πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‹

The sis and littles came over for a visit and while we did that, Hubster and Mom gave me a pedi πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

(Mom did the scrubbing/rubbing and Mike did the french tip painting πŸ™ˆ)

Mom did her best to do my fingernails but with bad lighting and her wearing glasses now… her best…had seen better days πŸ˜πŸ€“


The packing had to begin eventually, though I did push it back until the evening.

Continue reading “The Cold, The Heat, The GuiltΒ “

Savoured And Devoured…All At OnceΒ 


Sunday Sept 3rd –

We stayed home and listened to a sermon that morning.

Father had to depart back to work that afternoon, so time was spent together.

A breakfast of kodiak pancakes, eggs and fruit filled our bellies and then the bro and his tribe came over to hang out as well.




It was a weekend of much caffeination 




I had a custom order to wrap up so the old thinker was dusted off and it worked on finding a suitable form of packaging.



I admit to being proud of what the thinker came up with πŸ˜‰πŸ’•



The Pops said his ‘see you later’s’ and it would indeed be later, as hubster and I soon leave on a trip to the states.

I had more cement pieces to create and some things to sort out pre-trip and then the mom and I went for a walk.

Mike didn’t want to walk with us, but he did want to do something outside.

 So he and I tossed the baseball around for a while, before he decided to tackle me and I had to try to use my newly gained strength to remove a human who is truly double my size. Continue reading “Savoured And Devoured…All At OnceΒ “

A Cell For Insubordination

Saturday Aug 26th –

After arising and sipping my coffee with cream and sugar, two things I decided I had to continue to allow myself during this two-week eating plan or I would whither away 😜, I did my morning tasks, whatever they were, before heading over to the house to start working on kitchen cupboard fronts with Mike.



He had went there that morning and installed 🎢 da da da daaa🎢 a doorknob on the bathroom door!
Folks, we now have a working and useable commode πŸ˜„πŸ˜œ



Mike picked the door knobs and though I admit to being hesitant towards them, I really liked it once installed πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



I took the cupboard fronts outside and began sanding, after which I carried them to the garage, washed them off and then Mike and I taped and plastic wrapped them all, so that the wooden handles could be spray painted gold 😁 Continue reading “A Cell For Insubordination”

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