Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's saturday

I've been away from the blogosphere and I miss so all those beautiful blogs I know. The problem has been so much work I have outside of my home plus the fact that I'm a taxi mother, always taking my children from a place to another. In the end of the day there's no time for anything else.
The good thing is, when my husband is not traveling, he makes the dinner and let me just collapse on the couch. That is the best time of the day, being at home with my husband and children.

Talking about traveling. My husband went to a place in the middle of the country and brought us some biscuits and cookies traditional to that place.
See it here.




It was much apreciated. He also brought us a jar of pumpkin and pine nuts jam.



Can you see the little nuts here?



Ooooh!... All good things.



Today, because it's saturday, I'm in my home all happy doing homemaking and enjoying my home and the company of my children and husband.
My next chore is to make some soup. I think I will make spinach soup.
See here the last one I made: broccoli with a little bit of carrot - most portuguese soups take potatoes and carrots.



I hope to come back later on to update on my saturday adventures - or maybe tomorow.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Staring at the sky

10 P.M.

I was trying yesterday to post something but my internet was not cooperating.
I, in a small window when internet was working, was visiting A Scrapbook of Inspiration saw a post about the sky and posting pictures of the sky. She gave a link to Tom,from the UK, of Welcome To Wiggers World who is hosting a Sky Watch.
See it at http://womtig.blogspot.com/2008/05/sky-watch_22.html
And now, some pictures I've been taking from our sky.

So much light

I can't resist. My windows and the place where I live allow me to have such pretty views of the sky.

Look here.

Risen

What is this?

The sky here was amazing. I coulnd't capture all the beauty but you can have an idea.

Blue day

Well, I can't post here all the nice sky I have been so fortunate to see.
But you may see all my sky pictures at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sky&w=31758867%40N00

Thank you for your visit.
It's so good to realize I'm not the only one who is always staring at the sky as I was seeing iy for the first time and taking pictures like crazy.

P.S.: In the first picture, the bright dot in the sky is Venus.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rainy Corpus Christi day



As today is Corpus Christi,here we don't work.
I was all happy, very early at the computor, in my house, when I began to hear such a noise outside. It was the rain. Raining again. It has been raining everyday since some days ago.
Not that I complain. I do like rain. It's just I was planning on doing some washing and hanging it outside.
Nothing of the like. Indors.
We went to Mass, as is we must do on Holy Days, and it was raining so much that it was a big event to the little girls, because they had to dress their raincoats, the 4yo one with her all over head to toe blue "raincoat".
They were happy and I am too: staying at home with my girls and husband after being at Mass. What can be better?!

Raining

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just working



I know I've been away for some time now. I have been working very much. That's not I work more now, it's just I feel I can't switch off my outside job - inside my head. I feel always tired and I don't like it.I feel it doesn't remain any psycological space in my life.
I must find some balance. I need to focus more on the important things of life, the ones I like more.
I leave you now with a view of Sintra and with a picture of my bougainvillea with rain.



The view was taken from the balcony in my work and the flowers are mine, from my house.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Stay-at-Home Mom Worth Nearly $117,000 a Year


Pretty things

Study: Stay-at-Home Mom Worth Nearly $117,000 a Year
Thursday, May 08, 2008

BOSTON — If a stay-at-home mom could be compensated in dollars rather than personal satisfaction and unconditional love, she'd rake in a nifty sum of nearly $117,000 a year.

More at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354638,00.html

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mother's day present

Mother's day present

Made by my 8 yo and her teacher to give me today.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Another party

My oldest daughter had her birthday on the April 21 but decided that the best day to have a party and invite her friends was the first of May. So we had the party.
It was everything very good, all went well and she and them were very happy. Me too.
Here it is she blowing the candles (again).

Other birthday cake

Here it is the cake she made.



It was a good day.