Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, My Hometown

Ciao everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend, mine is going good!! Cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, visiting mom.  Poor thing she hasn't been well these days so I've been running some errands for her and mostly helping her out at home and keeping her company more than usual.  She deserves it, Nonna Carmen is always spoiling us, she loves her grandsons (my boys) to bits, spoils them all the time, baking for them and giving them gifts, normal nonna things :)), she's one in a million, great mom and nonna.  She has travelled the world, Argentina (where she and my dad were married and also where I was born in huhumm... 1959), we lived in Canada for 20 years,  where my brother and I grew up, Hamilton, Ontario, to be exact! she's also been to the USA many times to visit her brothers during the summer holidays, we'd go to Jersey City, NJ where my mom's brothers and their families lived,  I know, you're probably going, wow!! These guys have travelled, and you're right, but I wouldn't have had any other way!! Mine is a long story, sometimes I tell my kids and husband, I feel I've lived many!! But I'll tell you that story another time, now I've got to run, ya it's almost that time of day, dinner time, and my son is returning from Rome today after a week's visit w/his uncles, aunts and nonna Ada (my hubbie's mom). Catch you all later and have a great weekend!! Love, 80sblingirl<iframe src="//" width="500" height="281" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

In the meantime here's a video of my Hometown, where I grew up and miss so much, enjoy!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

What to Make for Dinner

As I lie here on my sofa I'm thinking of many things, my mind starts to wonder and wishes it were somewhere else, it's obvious that this is a "Calgon, please take me away" moment. Not that I'm not happy, it's just that the neverending mind boggling question of the day starts to consume me! but I think and think and then like magic a lightbulb pops up in my head and voilà dinner is served.  I start putting together this and that and the ingredients slowly start marching out of my fridge and pantry like little soldiers on a mission and I must say wether I follow a recipie or invent with what I've got I always seem to conjure up tasty dishes, ok ok sometimes I just can't be bothered and so thank you! to ready made frozen food or shake and bake,  they are at times life savers,  although I try to leave them as a last resort or as I like to call them "For Emergencies Food" hehe.

Hope to hear some of your thoughts on how you organise yourselves with the big "what to make for dinner" question and if you like me also have the "For Emergencies Food" always handy.  In the meantime, I think I'll have a real "Calgon take me away" moment, catch you all later, bye for now! 80s Blingirl.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Monday Again!

Well here we go, time to start the work week, tons to do and think of but guess I'll be fine, I always worry I won't get everything done but I always do so let's get going, up and at'em! Hope you all have a great week too.  First stop breakfast then a nice quick shower and I'm off to do my errands, in & out of my cosy home which I can't wait to come back to for!!

Hi everyone, today all's calm, just good family time, typical of many of my Sundays. Cooking and eating along with good old dwntime was the theme of the day, hope you all had a nice Sunday as well, feel free to tell me how you spend your Sundays.