Saturday, May 28, 2011

7 Saturday Snippets

1. I gained 0.4 kg at Weigh-Less this week. I get so annoyed at people who MOAN that they ONLY lost 0.2 or 0.4. Any loss is good for me and even to stay the same would be good at this point.

2. We've just had the most delicious soup. Gosh, I couldn't believe how yummy it was. Recipe below. I'm blogging it as much for me as for you as somehow this combination of ingredients was PERFECT! And I've been slacking on my veg portions because I didn't have enough soup.

Marcia's delicious soup :)

120 g onion
80 g broccoli
200 g carrots
200 g butternut
200 g red lentils
1 can of chopped tomato (400 g)
2 chicken stock cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
About 1.5 - 2 L water (I just add until it's the correct consistency after I puree all the lumps out)

That's it - I needed no other seasoning - it is PERFECT.

3. We went to visit my friend, Nat, today. Both families were supposed to meet at Jhb Botanical Gardens but it's been hellishly cold here and would not have been pleasant, so we went to their house instead. The last time we were all there was Jan last year. Nat and I get together often by ourselves and have long lunches (if I drank alcohol, it would be like having long, boozy lunches :)) and talk about deep things :) and some nonsense.

But what a difference 16 months makes! We could actually have a conversation while the kids played alongside one another :) and chased the cat. Her babies (even though D1 doesn't think he's a baby anymore) are gorgeous! I can't believe we have 4 babies between us, less than 3 years after meeting! Crazy.

4. I was quite distraught last night. When I checked my email, D had received an "application unsuccessful" email from a place he'd been shortlisted for and we both thought he'd get a job offer from. He is SO disappointed. He really needs to get out of his current place of employment but there are not many jobs going. I would still like to know why as I know he is brilliant (he really is! I'm not just saying that) and they both liked him (from the two interviews). Grrr.

5. I will start showcasing some blogs next week since you all want to see. Warning - your reader is going to become very full as I read TONS of truly excellent and inspiring blogs :) The giveaway is still open. Add your comment and enter.

6. Guess what we're doing tomorrow? My MIL is taking the kids to her house after church (straight from church) and we're coming home to have the house to ourselves. This is D's bright idea because my MIL always says it doesn't matter where the kids are and we say it's easier taking care of them at our house. But as D says, one way or the other we'll find out tomorrow. I hope we don't get a frantic phone call saying, "come fetch them!"

7. Look at this pic. It's the flower each of the ladies got at work for Mother's Day. We also got gorgeous photo frames - mine holds one of my JV photos :) My company is brilliant - they give EVERY woman a gift whether you're a mother or not. It really helped to not feel left out those 4 years we were trying. Anyway, this flower only died today after 3 weeks - I'm very impressed.

See the blurry background? I don't quite know how I got it like that (because I have a point and shoot) but I love it. If I could do it for pics of people I'd be one happy person.

So what are you up to this weekend? If you're in the US, what are your plans for Memorial Day?

I know Heather's preparing for her boys' 2nd birthday party tomorrow but what about the rest of you?

PS I'm still reading my Sophie Kinsella. It's a very strange book - best I go see on Good Reads what other people thought of it.


  1. Ah man, sorry about D's "application unsuccessful" email. I know just how much that sucks. Didn't make my soup today as I was feeling soooo lazy and watched movies and slept through most of today.
    Enjoy your alone time with D tomorrow. No plans here. It is cold and rainy so we will probably just eat, sleep, watch movies and hopefully I will get some reading in.
    Bummer about the weight gain. I heard a lady at group say that she gained weight because of using the treadmill last week. Could it be that you are toning and that it may be showing on the scale?

  2. We are throwing stuff away this weekend :)

  3. This long weekend will be spent catching up on life. I have slacked off the last week and I am now feeling it! I would love to open the pool up but I am still waiting on hoses... grrrrr.

    Everyone is having cook outs and we've been invited to many but I just don't feel like going. I'm not sure what is going on with me!!

  4. I am so sorry for D - we have been in the same boat with H for a while - it seems that the market is tough out there.

    Enjoy your time at home - I am insanely jealous.

    And so going to make that soup.

    And I wish I had a Nat to have long lunches with and share deep thoughts.

  5. Hope you had an awesome day today with your DH! Sorry to hear about his unsucessful application...but the Lord will open the right door for Him, hang in there.

  6. Hoping that the perfect job comes up soon!
    Sooooo happy that it's getting cold enough now for soup - I love soup - thanks for the recipe.
    After trying on jeans at Mr P this weekend and noticing my old faithfuls aren't fitting in my "usual" size *sob* - I really need to look into doing more souping...
    Hope your week ahead is a good one.

  7. Which Kinsella book are you reading? I haven't updated Goodreads in FOREVER, but I read a very strange one last year...didn't flow with her typical style AT ALL!

    Love that your work does something for Mother's Day...too cute!

    Sucks about D's job. :(

    We hung out, went to the pool, ate good food, and relaxed!

    Interested in this "show case" idea...very interested (btw, congrats on your followers...I'm so far behind).

  8. Which Sophie Kinsella book are you reading? I've read a few. I can't wait for my SIL to finish the new Sookie Stackhouse book so I can have my turn. The party went great. Very glad we did it the way we did.


Thank you so much for leaving a comment and filling my love tank. I appreciate it!

I'd love to answer your email so please make sure your email address is enabled. In Blogger, go to Edit Profile, and under Privacy, tick the 3rd block and then Save Profile :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails