Sunday, 31 July 2011


Someday's I feel as if I have everything figured out and other day's I feel I am on some kind of roller coaster of confusion.

My life is so incredible different not bad just different then I ever thought it would be.  I have been super lucky not to have some major homesick issues but they do creep in and at the weirdest times ever. (like the last space shuttle landing)

I miss having a "belonging" feeling since I don't quite feel I belong here completely but I don't belong in the US anymore either.  I have friends on both sides but it's not the same, it is different and I miss the comradeship I used to have and yes I know it will happen here it just takes time.  I do have some fabulous friends here but not past history so again it's different.

I feel as if my sense of purpose has almost disappeared - this needs fixing ASAP. I would like to get up and go to work, come home and then spend time with my family maybe see some friends or have dinner.  I think because I don't "go" to work this is starting to throw me for a loop mentally.  I have started the job hunt as I really need a sense of belonging and I need a job that feels I belong there as well.  I want more then a paycheck.  I want a sense of accomplishment and a challenge.

It's weird to me that I am nervous to go back to the US because as they say nothing is the same when you go back.  I don't expect it to be but I do expect to relax and just be able to chill with family and friends and indulge in the US things I think I have missed.

I think I am just getting sentimental in my older age but I feel something is missing in my life.  I love my Prince Charming more then anything and the dwarfs I love although trying at times - I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.  I just need to fill this gap in me.

So I am heading down another world of new beginnings with a job hunt and finding the piece of "working" me that I have realised I so desperately miss.  It's a jungle out there but I guess if you don't fight for it then you mine as well be eaten.

snow wife
Home is where the heart is....

Monday, 25 July 2011

Over or Under?

Over of course! This is the only *right* way.
Over = Right

This debate has gone on forever and no one will sway me.  It just makes sense for the purpose of tearing it and having it unroll in a normal way.

This blog I found explains it perfectly and you should read it (Essential Life Lesson)

I am one of those people who change it to the correct way in public bathrooms if I can take it off and put it on right.

I also will change it in your bathroom - sorry! It is a habit.  I can't tear it if it's underneath because it keeps rolling and rolling...

How many of you are this OCD?
Yeah I am sure I am not the only one.
Admit it.

I wonder if there is a toilet paper anonymous club to stop us from wanting to make the world over right?

You should Google toilet paper fights over and under - HILARIOUS at the stuff that shows up

snow wife

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
Bill Cosby

Monday, 18 July 2011

Dinner and I mean dinner not lunch

Ohh I have always dreamed of the following scenario...

Me: Dwarfs! Time to set the table for dinner please

It would look something like the below and yes I know I am dreaming but work with me!
Dwarf:#1 I will get the plates
Dwarf #2: I have the silverware and napkins
Dwarf #3: I will get the drinks

Prince Charming: Thanks guys (as he is BBQing the steaks outside)

after dinner?
Me/Prince Charming: Dwarf #2 its your turn to load the dishwasher and Dwarf #1 you bring the plates in and Dwarf #3 you clear off the table

Dwarfs: Easy peasy

How wonderful would that be?

Now reality ha

Grab plates already made up and go eat on your lap...Set the table? What table? Wash the dishes? noooooooo just leave them as I don't trust the dwarfs to hand wash dishes since we don't have a dishwasher.

Oh how a girl can dream of a table someday.

snow wife
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

Monday, 11 July 2011

Passion for what?

Back Story:
So I have decided in the last month or so to change my eating habits just a bit - ok alot. I am now eating fruit as snacks as breakfast and some type of vegetable with lunch and dinner.  This seems obvious to most to do so but not me - I never liked most fruit or veg.  I am older now and realise I need these nutritious things in my daily diet.

So I am telling Prince Charming about meal planning and explaining this new recipe which is part of my eating plan and it is so yummy and our conversation goes like this.

Me: oh honey I went shopping and got this steak and marinating it and yummmm.  Best part it is on my new eating plan

PC: Do I have to be on this diet too?

Me: It's not a diet. You can have rice, potatoes, meat and chips BUT you always have veg or fruit

PC: So I have to eat this way?

Me: Yes darling and we get to try a bunch of new recipes

PC: Well you have that passion for cooking and love trying new cooking adventures

Me: Passion? haha it's not a passion it's a necessity.  Are you going to cook?

PC: Haha I cook anything right out of the freezer and that's cooking!

Me: That's reheating and that's why I do the cooking since frozen food and canned beans are not the healthiest of meals haha

PC: Fair enough you keep your passion and I will keep eating it

Me: It's not a passion and now I will be teaching you to follow basic recipes because I know you can do it ;-)
PC: but you are so good at it I don't want to interrupt you and your cooking (sarcastically)

Me: Nice try mister - game on

Amazing how Prince Charming made it thru years without me and is still fit.  Now its my turn to get fit since we can't afford a chef to cook every night it will be me and in turn Prince Charming learning to cook.  Hey we take turns and I got him cooking enchiladas from beginning to end and it was good!  It takes baby steps. 

snow wife

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Monday, 4 July 2011

4th of July - American Favorites

As all my American pals celebrate 4th of July with fireworks/BBQ/large sized Jenga with family and friends I will celebrate a few of my favorite American blogs and past times.

I love the thrill of a championship game in a bar with friends - no matter what sport.

I love a good afternoon or happy hour (we don't really have happy hour here)

I love a good night of friends hanging out in someones backyard with a few beers and BBQ.

I love Mexican food ;-)

I love fireworks and sitting on the lake as they go off.

I love having a paid day off for Independence day.

Few American blogs I have come to love and keep me laughing over here across the pond.

1. The Bloggess -
Absolutely hilarious and reminds me of "talks" I have with my Prince Charming - thanks SS

2. Motherhood in NYC -
Marinka is a funny, dpwn to earth person who I enjoy reading as her cat has great adventures as well

3. Wendi Aarons -
I found this funny lady when the maxi pad letter starting hitting out inbox - read it here

4. Mouthy Housewives -
A mixture of a few above answer the funniest questions from readers - always read for a good laugh

5. Post Secret -
Ya just have to read it to get it - HA

6. Le Shallow girl -
Good Stuff!

I love any blog that is honest and shows the funny side of relationships - it makes me feel normal!

Happy 4th of July!

snow white
Yeah the British came in 2nd this day ;-p