Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Good food good peeps

For the past few days we've been eating it up with some wonderful people.  Because we are moving to a different state in exactly 19 days we've been spending quality time with the people we love.  Of course spending quality time includes eating.  It wouldn't be quality without some good food to accompany the good people.
On Saturday evening we had dinner with one of my husband's friend/basketball colleague and his family.  They are from Nicaragua and they cooked us some good food.  They grilled this steak thingy and made Spanish rice.  It was so freaking yummy.  For dessert, was the most awesome tasting tres leche cake.  Needless to say, hubby and I overdid it but it was so worth it.  It was also fun to sit around and laugh.  We have a big language barrier as we hardly speak Spanish and they barely speak English but it was all good.  My husband knows a lot more Spanish than I do so he acted as translator for me the majority of the time.

Sunday after church we went to dinner with an "us" couple.  "Us" couples are what we call other couples in interracial relationships that are similar to ours (bfwm).  They attend our church and are A LOT younger than us (a whole decade younger).  Regardless they were very mature and very sweet.  This was our first time ever hanging out with an "us" couple and it was so refreshing.  At dinner we talked about some of the similar challenges we face.  We also talked about a lot of the good things about being interracial.  We chatted about everything.  This couple is actually new to us and this was our first time doing something with them.  I wish we had known them longer.

Last night our lovely neighbors had us over for dinner and stuffed us.  Saying that her husband is an awesome cook is an understatement.  Let's just say that so far he's the only one that makes me go back for seconds of beans.  I hate most beans but last night at the rate I was going you wouldn't believe that.  We had rice with pinto beans, sausage, and steak.  Everything was delicious.  I wasn't even embarrassed to ask to take leftovers home. LOL.  And today, while at work, all I could think of was my leftovers.  I asked him how to make the beans and it was like a 4-5 hour adventure that he described.  I was thinking, no one wonder they are best I've ever tasted.  

Anyway it was great to dine with friends.  We don't have any family here but we've met some great folks that are like family.  We feel very blessed to have them in our lives.

Mrs. K

Friday, June 3, 2011

Doggie adventure

Yesterday I laughed my butt off at our dog.  She is totally nuts.  She's the youngest and smallest of our two dogs but you wouldn't believe it.  She is so bossy.  She is definitely the alpha dog among the dog crews (in our neighborhood, at PetSmart and at the park).   She is so sweet to people though.  For the most part she acts like an angel with hubby and I but she's selfish with her big brother, Gideon.  She doesn't share toys and sometimes doesn't even want to share food.  If Gideon is playing with a toy she'll drop the toy she has and take his from him.  If he reaches for another toy she'll grab that one too.  She's such a mess.  If Gideon decides not to risk it by reaching for another toy, she'll stand over her toy then slowly walk away from it, hoping he'll go for it so she can continue her little cycle of harassing him.

Anyway, the reason for saying all this is so that I can set you up for her little (mis)adventure.  My neighbor has put out one of those lawn sprinklers that are set to come on at a certain time.  They'll also rotate clockwise then counterclockwise.   That little stinker, Eliza, as soon as it came on kept chasing it down.  I'm not sure if she thought it was a toy or what.  She kept running back and forth trying to "grab a hold" of the water but of course this is impossible.  She kept getting sprayed in the face as she chased it, jumping, doing cartwheels, with mouth wide open.  She was so intent on getting it that she didn't even pay attention to my loud laughter on the side.  I'm sure passer's by thought we were both nuts.

So I watched her do this for about 5-7 minutes then decided to finally take her out of her misery.  She finally came over to me after calling her and she was dripping wet and looked disappointed.  It was flipping hilarious.

I tried taking pix with my phone but they came out blurry.  I was too lazy to get my camera to video it but I have to do it one time.  I wish you all could see it.  Eliza is such a meanie to Gideon so I think she deserved it but I felt bad for letting it go on for so long.  I guess it was payback for her. LOL.

Mrs. K

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The verdict on the house in NC

Just wanted to update you all about our North Carolina trip.  We went this past weekend to take care of some business and to see the house that we are renting.  I am happy to report that we like it overall.  The bedrooms are a little small but they will do.  The house has a lot more storage space than our current house which is great because my husband and I have a lot of stuff.  The yard is huge and I think the dogs will love it.  I like the quiet neighborhood.

Some things that we do not like but hopefully will be fixed by the time we get there include the house needing to be painted.  It was built in 1999 which is older than our house but that doesn't bother me.  It just needs to be painted.  The owners say they will paint, pressure wash the outside of the house and driveway, and work on the landscaping before we move in.  I hope they stick to their word because these are the main things that I don't particularly like right now.

I know that we are just renting and we will only live in it for 2 years but I like a well kept home (inside and out).  My husband and I joke that we will probably take better care of it than the owners.  I'll definitely make sure the inside stays immaculate and my husband will take care of the yard work.

It was good seeing the house.  In my true OCD planning/organizing self I've been typing up a word document about how I want each room set up (the color scheme included).  OK, don't judge me. LOL.  There's a reason for that.  Once we move, I will only have about 1 week to decorate the house before starting work.  I have to make sure that the majority of the house is set up or else it wont get done once I start working.

Pic of the front of the house

We are looking forward to grilling out on the deck
 Anyway we like it and we look forward to making it our home for the next 2 years.

Mrs. K


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