Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Thanksgiving Week

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It's Thanksgiving this Thursday here in the states. And that means turkey (or ham), potato dish (mashed), cranberry sauce, etc etc.

We will be cooking the turkey deep fried this year. First time ever. We found a turkey deep fryer on sale two weeks ago and it was too good to pass up so we decided to do a deep fried turkey this year. Will let you know how it turns out.

During the Thanksgiving meal preparations, we always make mashed potato, because I love mashed potato. One time we made green mashed potato by incorporating pea puree to color my dish. Not only did I like the visuals, it was great too.  Not sure if we are making our mashed potatoes green this year. 

Since we are expecting only one guest this year, I think we can be less stressed about the cooking.

Happy Thanksgiving every one.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Grateful November 3

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November 13 = I am grateful for a quiet Saturday with no errands to run and ABC Family running a marathon of Harry Potter movies all weekend.

November 14 = I am thankful for the Jazz Vespers at church that Jeanne had conceptualized and presented to the congregation.

November 15 = I an very thankful for a couple of aspirin tablets that kicked my head in the butt and enabled me to sleep soundly and awoke refreshed.

November 16 = I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a secretary to the church meeting and participate in the monthly meeting with church members.

November 17 = I am grateful for the homemade quesadillas that we whipped up for dinner last night.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Enjoyed Them.

Amidst all the hullaballoo surrounding the historic and successful quest of the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series trophy, I managed to watch two movies via Netflix.  I know my movie watching production has gone down this year, due to many factors - blogging is one of them :)

Thankfully, we have managed to set up our tv to show Netflix movies straight from the tv.  It is a pain to watch Netflix on our pc and we don't have Wii. 

I love foreign films.  I love chick flick.  This movie combined two in one movie.   In a nutshell this movie is: "A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. "

A mystery thriller that is not filled with action, but is not boring.  In a nutshell:  "A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. "

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grateful November 2

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November 9 = I am grateful for the smooth sailing start of this work week.

November 10 = I am grateful for the chance to feed the hungry cat. [I have a neighbor cat that comes visit me every night. It would come close to the back door and almost presses its face on the glass door. I started feeding it and in return it looks at me like it's thankful.]

November 11 = I am thankful for veterans all over the world. I am proud that my father was a veteran, my uncle was a veteran and my nephew is considered a veteran.

November 12 = I am thankful for the tank of gas that enabled me to visit a nice little town on Veteran's Day.

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Grateful November

November is the month of Thanksgiving here in the United States. It's the time when we acknowledge our blessings and give thanks to the Almighty.

On Facebook, people are posting on a daily basis what they are grateful/thankful for. I wanted to do this too, but not on Facebook as I don't post on my wall all the time. I thought this would be a good blog post, though.

And while I am doing this on the 9th day of the month, I have been keeping note of what I was grateful for since the first day. I thought having whined in the last two postings, which was so pathetic of me to do so, I thought that I had to focus on the blessings, big and small.

So here's my first batch of blessings:

November 1 = I am grateful for my family room. I love it's coziness and homey-ness. It has that lived in feel. I recognized this blessing the night of November 1 while I was watching Game 5 of the Giants vs Rangers World Series Game.

November 2 = I am grateful for the Giants victory. It not only meant a big deal to me personally but was a blessing for the whole region.

November 3 = I am thankful for having a medical insurance that allows me to visit a specialist without waiting.

November 4 = I was thankful for the opportunity to witness the Giants victory parade yesterday and despite arriving late I was able to take photographs.

November 5 = I am grateful for the gorgeous sunset I have witnessed from the parking lot as I was leaving work.

November 6 = I am grateful for my loving cats who have started to like each other.

November 7 = I am thankful for the free museum day at Oakland Museum of California. We had a lovely time.

November 8 = I am thankful for the surprise breakfast and lunch spread at work. I forgot that we were having free food all week. I had no money, no lunch. God provides.

Want to join me and share with the cyberworld what you are grateful for?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sigh

While waiting for my mocha frap at the coffee cart inside the cafeteria, a male nurse came bouncing in and chatted with the lady who owns the cart as she was fixing my order.

He was enthusiastically telling the lady about his 2-year-old son. You can see all the joy and love from his face. I joined in their conversations and he willingly shared more of his son's antics.

As I was walking away from the coffee cart, I felt a bucketful of melancholy wash over me. I cannot share how my little cat Buster would pause biting me whenever I say, NO BITING, or how my little 2-year-old cat Emma knows exactly when she needed to be fed in the morning, that she wouldn't wake me up before 7 am even though she's up hours before 7 am.

It wasn't appropriate to share my love to my cats when he or someone else is sharing about their kids.

Times like this I feel bummed that I cannot conceive - yet.