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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mamon Recipe

Today , I am particularly grateful for two things , energy and  enthusiasm.  Both of these were not existent during the past ten weeks, and especially during the past days when the symptoms of my miscarriage started to surface.  

I have been away from the blog for too long, and now that all the hard times are over, I just woke up and I knew that  this is the day to move on and pick up where things have been left off.

So lets move on to today's recipe. This is something I have been meaning to post weeks and weeks ago but was not able to. So since today is moving on day, this is the perfect time to post this long over due recipe.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Angels in Heaven

My husband said maybe God needs more angels in heaven, and that made me feel better.

Hello! I really don't know how to begin writing again. I feel like a ghost in my own space, suddenly saying hello after weeks of silence.

Haaaay, let me begin.

For weeks, I have not been writing or baking. I was , once again,  bitten by the laziness bug that comes along whenever I am pregnant.

Yes. I was pregnant. 

For weeks, I had with me, a precious life inside. It goes practically wherever  I went, and it was with me with my every breath and every heart beat.

For weeks, I had extra company, along with bouts of nausea and food aversions, I nurtured my precious one in my womb. But It was such a short time. And if there is anything I can hold on to now that is gone, It is the thought that it was real, it was with me, I was its mother for ten short weeks.

God knows I have already smelled and felt that baby in my arms. God knows how much I loved for that pregnancy to go on. But like with everything in this life, so much is out of our hands. And during the rough times, the best we can do is trust.

I don't know if healing has started. Or if I already had grieved after all. With this being my second miscarriage, I am surprised by the strength that comes from within. Yes, I wept in my husband arms. Yes, I buried my face in my palms . Yes, I cried and seek  comfort, and there was a time that the closest I can cling to was my scarf. But still, God has implanted a strength within me.

He has implanted me the desire to have my body again, to care for it and nurture it.
He has implanted me the enthusiasm to follow my passions once again, to create and to write.

He makes me realize how lucky I am, and I am blessed with my little daughter, who makes me happy every day. With God, I am never left empty handed, and better things are on the way.

Tomorrow, things can only get better. Slowly each day, I will be making my way back to my baking, to my writing, and to my life.

I am so blessed with my daughter, my husband, my family,  and my friends,

 and I am blessed with two angels in heaven.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It Has Been Quite Difficult

It has been quite difficult to wake up this morning.

It was dark, cold and I was quite tired.

It has been difficult to go to work, difficult to take a shower, dress up and get myself together.

It has been difficult to drive today. The roads were slippery and  my car wiggled in the icy surfaces.

It has been difficult to dress up Faye, my daughter to go to the daycare. 
I had to bundle her in thick layering of sweater, jacket and ski pants. Not too mention the gloves, scarf , toque and boots to top it all up.

november last year

Monday, November 10, 2014

Some Random Things About Me

Over the past weeks, Woman Scribbles has been gaining a few more followers on Facebook . I am awed because even though I am so lazy and I don't do as much self- promotions as I should, our little blog is able to catch a few attention of some people, and it is unknown to me whether it is because of the recipes or my stories, and I don't know  how they find this blog. Is it through my posts of food photos on Facebook or through searches that lead them to my blog?

But whatever and however, I would like to say thank you, thank you for your interest.

Since it is my birthday week, I thought I'd put up a list of some things you might want to know about me, just so you can get to know more about the person behind this blog. Well, the writer, photographer and the ambitious cook behind it,  to be exact.

Here goes:

1. I am not the type of person who will enter a crowd and bring life to it. I usually ( want to) arrive in a group unnoticed.

2. I am not the type of person who have constant coffee dates with some girlfriends every week, though sometimes I wish I have. But then again, most moms with a toddler don't have time for that. Or maybe it is just me. So I conclude that I need a social life.

3. I don't like parties that much, except for ones that are intimate with family and friends. But then again, most mom with a toddler don't have time for that. Or maybe it is just me. So must I conclude that I need a social life?

4.On the contrary to number 3 though, I may not be a party person but I want to dress up, have somebody do my hair and make up and look  glam and nice once in a while.

5. I work in a lab with 5  people including myself. We rarely get to see new people. We are backstage/behind the scenes people. And we are ( I am) fine with that.

6. My job is to match colors. Yes there is such a job, and I have been doing it for 8 years.

7. I love fried chicken. It is probably my most favorite food in the world.

8. I love baking, but you probably know that already. But I hate baking whenever I am pregnant. That you might not know yet.

9. I am the youngest of three, and the only girl.

10. I love The Carpenters.  * I know I need to be in love, I know I've wasted too much tiiiiiime...*

11. Sometimes, I think that I will be a novice cook forever. That's because of so many kitchen fails.

I could go on and bore you and myself too,so I must stop here. But before I  crash and jump to bed, I thought I'd drop some pictures too so just you have an idea who is talking in this blog and who are the persons I talk about.

Yours truly and my toddler little girl.

The husband. I did try to find a brighter photo.

I did try to find other photos really, but I thought I'd post this one.

So there is my gang for you! Just so next time, You will have an idea who I am blabbering about.

See you soon!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Different from Me

 Yesterday when I picked my daughter up from the daycare, one of the teacher told me a story about my girl which made my heart pitter patter.

"She was so funny"  She said. I just love it when stories begin like that. So I anticipated the story with a smile.

The teacher was having a very busy day, and coming out from  the office to the children's room where the kids were busy playing and running around she exclaimed to one of her co- teachers ,

" I am so busy, I need a hug!"

So what do you know, my two year old  daughter , who must have overheard her, or who was listening to their conversation from a distance, suddenly came running towards her with arms wide open to give her teacher the biggest hug.

She shouted excitedly " Huuuug!" as she was running towards her weary teacher, arms widespread in the air.

I melted.

Oh  daughters, daughters! Where did you learn to be so sweet at times and silly the next time?

When your kid does something like this,  you cant help but smile, right?
Smile never left my face while the teacher was telling this story.

She is growing up to be so different from me.  I am glad that she is not timid and overly shy like her mother.
That's a good thing.