Stay-at-home mom

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Sunday, 19 May 2013 15:22

Q:

 

Help!  I want to be more than I am right now, but how will I ever attain that?  I am tired of wondering and wondering and being on an emotional rollercoaster  I don’t want to just carry on with life – I want to LIVE!  How am I going to succeed in doing that?

 

- Stay-at-home mom

What do you do when you are stuck with a bunch of grapes past their “best by” date?  Other than cooking jam or making a fruit cobbler?  Have a quick look on the Internet whether anyone else has had the mad notion of combining grapes with butternut, which was my only semi-reasonable option.  And yes, it has been done!  So here is my version:

Standing corrected

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Monday, 15 April 2013 09:33

Being corrected by others is never pleasant or comfortable, but if I’m humble enough to accept correction/discipline gracefully, I’ll grow in wisdom and understanding, be “master of my soul” (Knox) in a human sense.  

 

A strong tree

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Monday, 18 March 2013 12:53

Putting my trust in people, depending on people to supply the security, attention, love, company that I need, will leave me like a little shrub on the dunes/in the desert – barely hanging in there by the tips of my toes. 

Leoné

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Sunday, 10 March 2013 16:20

Leoné, aka The Feast Fairy, obviously had to get the most flamboyant apron to date – luscious strawberries galore!  Even as a little girl she was enthralled by the art of cooking and baking.  She has even reached the stage where she can whip up the most delicious chocolate cake without the help of a recipe. 

Minki's nightdress

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Monday, 04 March 2013 20:19

Minki’s mom has already made her a trillion pretty night dresses and Ouma had to have a go as well – with very impractical tulle.  But it was fun making it and Mignon has had loads of fun wearing it – to lounge in front of the TV in and go to sleep in, to wake up and go playing in the garden with her brother in. 

Salmon steak with chilli and peppers

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Monday, 04 March 2013 19:48

As usual, I had to make do with what I had, so this is how I came up with a stunning salmon dish:

Mignon's apron

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:26

Minki Pinki is my granddaughter – the little princess of the family.  She loves arts and crafts, and dreams of working in The Feast Fairy’s restaurant kitchen some day. 

 

Jeanette and Bianka

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 10:33

Jeanette kan met die fynste trourok en verstandige boots ‘n huwelik binnestap – en sy sien kans vir enigiets van lekker appeltert bak tot ‘n trans-Afrika trip in ‘n 4x4 saam met haar oulike, waagmoedige man. 

 

Marlene & Elani

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Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:09

Mom simply had to get an apron as well when Elani got one as a birthday present.  Little Elani is a tiny princess, firmly seated in the hearts of mummy and daddy.  And Marlene is passionate about her family – caring for them in every way she knows. 

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