Monday, June 27, 2011

I can do that

No wait...  

I never got to finish this post before taking my hiatus



I am woman hear me roar

Okay i'm not that cute of a roarer (real word?)

But Sydney defintely is

She must be hungry in that picture

Because thats exactly what i look like if i'm not fed every 2.5 hours :o)

So during my hiatus we packed up and said goodbye to our house


No matter what challenge would arise, arose, arouse, come up

I greeted it with I CAN DO THAT



Necessary to maintain my sanity?


Here are a few photos to catch you up on what went down during my week of

Operation: Get Out of House without Physically Harming Each Other
aka: Daves first move
aka: Donnas 12th move
aka: *&%$# (*&^% *&*%$#@* move
Sydney took care of the food in the freezer so we didn't have to pack it

This is the house we said goodbye too, can't wait to recreate these gardens at the new one

Made sure the sydster felt loved

Left messy notes on the boxes

Beer motivated a lot of our packing

We were happiest exploring the new house

Making sure the shower is big enough to wash syd in

Used moving as an opportunity to get rid of kitchen items i'm scared of - such as the automatic can opener

We went out for thai as a treat for packing

Our chauffeur

Fathers day was celebrated - as was chocolate cake

Doodle was attached at our hip all the time, laundry soothes her though

Empty house

More kisses for the monkey

Random moving information

Yummy takeout food discovered: Harveys veggie burger with whole wheat bread

Number of times no one remembered to feed Donna resulting in this face: 5 consecutive days, will no one ever learn to carry some peanut butter with them for this exact reason???

Items broke: None that we know of, i'll let you know when we move again in a month

Items i wanted to break: a lot, Dave wasn't down with the opa party i wanted to throw that would have consisted of me and him throwing plates we no longer wanted onto the deck - spoilsport!

Tears shed: I don't remember any but thats probably mental blockage, i'm sure BF will tell you i whimpered and sobbed on more then one occasion

Rooms filled at my parents house with our crap stuff: Too many

Temper Tantrums: One, but sitting on an air mattress at the time took a lot of the effectiveness away

So before the move was finished a business client dropped off some straight off the truck mangos for the branch to enjoy AND i visited my friend Christinas gorgeous old (in a good way) home to see all the renovations they have going and she totally let me raid their herb garden and i got some glorious mint - these two fresh items inspired my perfect summer dinner

Mango Mint Salsa

Chopped fresh mango
Torn mint
Juice of 1 lime
Chopped red onion
Dash of sea salt

Chop everything up and stir in bowl, best if you leave it for a while but since i have the patience of a goat (i assume goats have no patience they are always ramming things, oh crud, maybe its a ram i'm thinking of? isn't that a sheep - oh gosh i said i would never mention sheep on the blog again!!!) i ate mine straight away

So paired with chicken breast, topped with goat cheese, a hunk of fresh multigrain bread and a glass of wine - this dinner was HEAVEN!

So i missed you all BUNCHES
Can't wait to catch up on all your blogs and start commenting again!
Thanks for sticking with me while i make this huge transition
28 more days and we are in our new home
Want some pictures of it? Sorry you will have to wait till Wednesday - i'm still a tease :o)

Stay tuned for tomorrow - i'm hoping to give you a tour of our temporary casa aka: my parents house!