Showing posts from 2008

Breaking news!

After renting for the last 10 years (single and being married) my husband and I having finally bought a house. It's a 3 bed/1.75 bath, 1,920 sq. ft, 2 story, built in 1951, new windows, paint, countertops, cabinets, fixtures, everything really...3 FIREPLACES! Fenced backyard with FULL SUN (gardening here I come!), comes with ALL appliances (no more hand-washing dishes or picking for quarters to do the laundry, also with a GAS stove). It's one block off of 6th Ave in North Tacoma, very convenient to everything. The seller is a little old widowed lady that's been there for 30 years and is now moving out to be with her family. We made an offer for 5k less, with an amazing interest rate...the owner had another offer from someone in cash, for less, but she still PICKED US! Thank you Jesus!

The closing date is January 8, 2009 so that gives us just enough time to get through the holidays, give our landlord 20 days notice, pack, move and get settled. The new place is less than 3 m…

Turning 29

About 10 minutes after I woke up this morning my husband had to remind me that today was in fact my this what happens when you're almost 30? I still don't feel almost 30, still feeling almost 25...maybe I won't feel it till I'm 35. Maybe I'm just 5 years behind what's normal, does that mean that when I was born I was -5 years old? Sorry...brain fart.

Favorite Kitchens

This is a picture of half of the kitchen that I used to cook and eat in, at my old studio apartment in Renton during my pre-marriage days :) The landlord had installed the black and white tiled floor which I loved because as you can see a lot of my decor matched perfectly to it.

This is my current kitchen in our apartment in Tacoma. It is pretty small, really only one person (that's me) can cook in here at a time. I love the gas stove, but not the fact that there's not hood or vent! I usually have to put a window fan up on the windowsill to blow all the fumes out of the kitchen. I do like cooking in here, but I do look forward to having a much bigger kitchen in a real house in the near future.

Baby Abi!

My precious neice in her ladybug costume at the harvest party at church... :)

Verse of the moment

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


I believe that I'm slowly rediscovering the excitement and thrill of reading/writing about food and cooking and restaurants and everything in between. That is, that I've been completely neglecting the art and craft in which I paid 32k for my culinary education. I need to continue to keep myself 'in-tune' to why I'm doing what I'm doing and feed that passion as much as possible.

The movie "Ratatouille", Thomas Keller and The French Laundry are my next obsessions...

Don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge...

William says I need to find something to be more productive while sitting in coffee shops with him and he's drawing. There's been this constant force I feel that I'm fighting while sitting here passing time, not being productive, and I really, really want to break through that. You'd think that after a week of 40 hours standing on my feet in a kitchen, that I wouldn't mind sitting and being still. But in that fact, being in constant motion, production and action, my body simply won't let me be still.