*peep peep peep*

In my head, this is fuck Fuck FUUUUUUUcK!!!

I forgot; so freedom won’t start tomorrow, but the day after tuesday!

So it’s not just one more day. It’s two whole more days!!!! Head, meet desk.

I even cleaned up two of my drawers today. Throw away some stuff (not much, I have pack-rat tendencies).

I have something planned for tomorrow, but it won’t last more than one hour. Maybe I’ll convince her to go kitchen shopping (it’s really starting to break down). On tuesday, during “visit” times, I also have a plan, it’s just I have to return and meet her, and I just want alone time.

Just me. Unsupervised! Over 50 hours away. Snif.

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Filled eggplant by GB

Usually, this is done with zucchini; but we had eggplants too, and I wanted to prepare them this way. I googled “filled eggplant”, as well as “eggplant with ground meat” and other variations; I read a few recipes, but didn’t follow any, I just got ideas. I didn’t measure any ingredients, I used as much as I thought it’s necessary.

You need;

ground meat

cheese

eggplants

zucchini

tomatoes

an onion

garlic

rice

First, I removed “meat” from the cut-in-half eggplants;  you need a whole to place the filling in; I left too much meat in it, but do it as you like; getting too close to the skin is another extreme :))

I cooked the rice. ((Rice is just to make the filling richer. You don’t have to include it!))

I cut the garlic, onion eggplant meat and other vegetables and let them simmer; same with ground meat( don’t ask me how long to cook it; I wait untill it changes color, then wait another 10 minutes to be sure 🙂  )) I fired up the oven, oiled the pan (Next time, I’ll just use baking paper, I don’t think the oil was necessary!), placed the eggplants in. I mixed the veggies with meat and rice, than placed the filling in the eggplants. I covered them in foil halfway through, when they looked all dried up, so I advice to do that from the start.

I had too much veggie filling, it’s probably un avoidable, so be carefull when making a  filling; better to have more meat and less veggies imho 🙂 So I advice taking all the meat, than gradually adding rice and veggies untill it looks like you’ll have enough filling. We used the leftover rice as a side dish, and the remaining veggies for dinner.

Enjoy!

Counting the hours…It’s been long two weeks.

The day after tomorrow. And I’ll have my (undeserved) freedom again.

 

I am prepared. I’ll watch Project runway & co, I’ll read, I’ll drink my tea, I’ll massage my nails :)…

 

Can’t wait.

Gb discovered nail marbling! (and some other nail talk)

Oh…It’s sooo pretty!!

I first saw it at AndreasChoice, and because I wanted to learn more, I found Colette, who is a pro at this 🙂

I’ve tried it 3 times so far.

First one, the nail polish didn’t work in the water, it didn’t want to spread. Than I saw the tutorials about basics , at Mysimplelittlepleasures you tube site; I changed the water temperature – and got a round cup, not squared as before – ; it went better, but still I had to remove it because it was to thick, I used wrong polishes. I watched more videos, and only used same brand, and…VOILA!

I only had clear base coat on, I hate thick layers so I am not using white underneath. I used Avon nailwear pro in Sunshine and Coral reef; vibrant and fun, plus the only two non-fast drying, non-shimmery, not thick and same brand that I have.

What I am still trying to find, is an information on how long do these girls leave their nails to dry. Like, the “after” video.

When I do my normal manicure, I always wait about an hour before I really start doing anything, then I let some cold water run over them, to “fix” them, and still, I am carefull not to tug or press against stuff, because I always manage to mess up my polish (even when it’s just normal two/three coats). But these amazingly talented ladies have so many coats sometimes, and I really want to know what the trick is!!

I’ve done this in the morning (on both hands, my middle and ring finger are marbled, my pinky and point finger of one color each (one yellow/sunshine, one orangy/coral reef, and thumb on my right hand also marbled, because I the design was still in the water and it seemed a shame to waste. Used a toothpick, and afterwards cleaned up with Q – tips diped in nail varnish. I love it!!

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Afterwards, we went shopping with my grannie (there was a holiday that nobody but our family celebrates and my grannie told me and my bro each to pick some clothing item we need – I got this grey coat, it’s great for fall, with a hoodie and sorta army buttons, good find ) and I hoped in the drugstore there (it was another town) to check if they have any gluten free items on sale ((Not many people buy GF items, and because of some law, they have to put it up for sale even when it’s still a long time untill the expiration date, so it’s good to check)) and I found they are discontinuing Alessandro line, so I bought a nail serum for half price! To say it again – we don’t have those great Buy-one-get-one-free deals here, or alike, so it’s a miracle. I’ll go check our branch of this store on Tuesday, because if they also have it, I’ll buy some. 50°% off is too good to pass up!

I bought this nail serum. I was already all determined to really start using my oils and cremes and olive oils, because I’ve seen this, but now…Now I’ll do it daily! I swear! Here, in public!

I’ll alternate between my Alesssandro serum, my The organic pharmacy lemon & neem nail oil, The Organic pharmacy Rose hand and nail balm (((I KNOW I’ve talked about both on the blog before, and I can’t find it. I know because I couldn’t find the balm on their site, and that is ridiculous, since I have it in my hands, it exists, how come I can’t find any info on it on their page?? )))), almond oil, and olive oil. I always had e feeling it needs to stay on my nails/hands for hours, but I realised; I can apply it, massage it in, wait half and hour, and wash my hands. It is enough. better half an hour than nothing, because I don’t want a mess. besides, i have my gloves, and I can do overnight “masks”. I am so excited over this decision! Silly, I know 🙂

My july haircut

I never told you how I got my hair cut!

It’s a very short bob; like this one, with longer fringe, or this one.

I feel like I look like like Anne Frank. I don’t know why, because she obviously had longer hair, but…If I had Justin Bieber haircut last time, I am calling this one Anne Frank hair 🙂 (BTW, if you are ever in Amsterdam, go to her house. GO!!!)

Bad-news morning

First, it’s raining again (good thing I worked about four hours in the garden the last two days, de-weeded, put radishes in, divided the leeks, made a support system for the iris’ because they were all droopy…).

Than my friend tells me he is going to the seaside so I can’t visit the baby with him for at least another 10 days. F+ck.

Than mom discovers my brother took the car so I am basically trapped in the house with the in this weather. And we wanted to go shopping. For Ben & Jerry’s.

My computer is super slow today.

I am reading something that came recommended, but it has TSTL heroin and The Big Mistake/secret plot. #fail

So yeah. It’s one of those days.

Update;

1) I thought I posted this in the morning, when it was relevant!

2) the bad-ness continued throughout the day; my mom bullied me into going to the doctors (yes, I needed to go, but still!) which really pissed me off; than I waited for two hours because he had an emergency and had to leave.

3) The bill at the store was humongous, even though we didn’t really buy much

4) they had these cute panties, but not in my size, naturally

5) I didn’t get the gluten substitute /xanthan gum

5) To finish with good; I got The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; they only had bigger panties, so I have a small ass and I am happy about it; I can check “going to the doc’s” off my list; the weather cleared up and it’s going to be clear all weekend!

Psy – changeling I, II and II; a review by GB

Nalini Singh; paranormal; 7,5 out of 10;  Slave of sensation (1), 8 /10 Visions of heat (2); 8/10 Caresed by ice (book 3) SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs.

The first book; it takes awhile while you get used to the who “Psy Net, Net Mind, etc etc…Basically the technicalities.

Sasha and Lucas; Lucas is alpha of the felines, and Sasha works for her mother in the family company. She is a psy, He is a changeling. In the world, there are humans, who are obviously on the bottom in this world, changelings – aka shape shifters and Psy – in my head the look robotically human; the psy sorta rule, but the changelings are smarter than they lead on. there are different packs in the world, some stronger than others (naturally, Lucas is one ofthe strongest, duh!). The thing is, the Psy are “programmed” into not feeling anything. Not dreaming, not touching, basically being efficient and obedient – eve though there is a hierarchy, and the stronger your powers, the more respected you are. And competitive is something they should stride towards.

Anyhow, poor Sasha, she is an empath, and believes she is going mad because she feels so much.

Honestly, there is just a tad too much of all fantasy stuff, the web and all that, and I find myself skipping that scenes. It’s ike with fighting/war/battle scenes, I skip untill I saw who was injured, who died, who lived. I am not interested in who swung the sward in what way. Same here. But i do have to give the writer respect for making up the whole world. See, imagination is not my strong point, so I give props for that 🙂

Back to Sasha and Lucas; they come into contact because of business, are attracted to each other, she helps him get a bad guy that threatens the changelings, and he helps her drop out of the net (won’t tell how, it’s a spoiler).

Vaugn and Faith; she can see the future, and is isolated because she can’t stand the overload of information. He is so wonderfully patient with her when he is helping her come to terms with her emotions, and helps her to find another bad guy and uses her gift in a way to help people, not just to get money.

I have to say, some of this descriptions make my heart ache…They way they are hungry for te touch…How they pet…They sit into the lap and just give warmth to each other…I am desperate for that too. I really am….

Judd and Brenna; he has been trained as a pro assassin from the early age, she has recently been kidnaped and tortured. He is a psy and she a changeling wolf.

I love how they both want to show strength to eachother, how she can see under the flatness tone, the unmoving face, she can see how much he burns for her…

In sensual scenes, I am very satisfied so far (I do not mean in “that” way!!). Because I recently read the Breeds, and found a bit too much of them, here, they are more sensual, just enough graphical and not over the top. Just right!

The bad bad council wants the both packs to fight (Lucas is alpha of felines, Hawke of wolfs, and they have an agreement) but they are too smart. there is also somebody out to get to Brenna.

And just what is Sashas mother about? I want to think she is really good, like Faiths dad is…maybe he is the shadow?

(I started reading the fourth, but…It’s on my “finish it!!!” list. I might just skip it and begin the fifth, because it wasn’t all that interesting!. Sorry. )

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