A Blue State of Mind

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I spent 48 years caring about what people thought of me. I'm not spending the rest of my life caring about that anymore!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The kids are out of school for the summer so they're spending a few weeks with us. I took a few days off to spend with them. We've done the fun things I like doing with them in the summer: playing in the Kierland fountain, reading, crafts and getting wet outside.

They live in a home with large pool and their grandmother has a pool. When they come to stay with they only have the water hose. I sometimes feel guilty about taking them away from the pools, but because our swimming seasons last more than four months, I get over the guilt quickly.

I've also enlisted their help in cooking. Butterfly especially likes cooking although she can't use the stove or cut, she is helpful in making Jello cubes and eating my freshly chopped vegetables when I'm not watching. Mooka on the other hand doesn't share our love of cooking. He is content to repeatedly watch movies or play on the PC while we prepare everything. So he gets to clean the kitchen and empty the recycle bin.

Last weekend I made two types of Panzit and they were each a HIT! Today I'm trying a Mediterranean dish of curried chicken and vegetables. I saw this recipe on 'Simply Ming' and thought to try it. Hopefully it will be as tasty as it looked when he made it. I'm going to put one or two Thai chiles in it to give a zing because I love spice.

Here are a few pics of the kids at Kierland's fountains. Happy week!