Right now I am sitting under a tree at “white park”. Our neighborhood has at least 4 parks, all color coded. The older kids just tell me what color park they are going to. Yes, Kathie, it is springtime here. All the flowers are in bloom & the weather is beautiful. Just like everywhere else we lived, the weather changes on the drop of a dime. One day it will be in the high 80’s, and the next day it will be in the 50’s. Today it feels like 80’s.
Last night we went to Mongolian BBQ night at the Navy Club. I tried it because my best friend S. LOVES Mongolian BBQ. I thought it was ok, I liked the free beer that came with it better than the M. BBQ. Sorry S. I will take you there when you come. It is all you can eat, free beer & kids eat free. Many of you know how I am, if kids eat free, I am there. Most of the buffets here have kids eat free.
So, we still don’t have any of our things. I have bought several items to get by for the time being. I have one large pan, aluminum disposable pans, some cheap knives ( I can’t wait for my Wusthof knives to get here), a small food prep, and a plastic spoon and spatula. We are eating on paper plates and with plastic ware. I have been cooking most night. I am very impressed with how creative I have been with the few items I have to work with. I have made lasagna, orange chicken stir fry, a chicken pasta dish, steaks and baked potatoes. But what I am most impressed with is I made Basil-Lime Martini’s! L, you would be proud. I should have taken pictures of the process, but thought about it too late, next time. I squeezed the limes by hand – I forgot how time consuming this part is. I don’t have measuring spoons, or a muddler. I used a plastic fork to muddle my basil. All in all they turned out pretty good. Other than the fact that I am SPOILED to Tito's! I used Skyy vodka, it is not anywhere close to as good as Tito's. I will try a different vodka when this one is all gone. I ask at the Class 6 (military version of a liquor store) if I they could order Tito's for me, but they said no. I also went to Tito's website to see if I could special order, but I didn’t see where I could do that. So, L, if you have good connections, I would love to be hooked up. Maybe you could pass my sob story on to Mr. Tito.
I finally got the kids registered at the CDC, child development center, here on post. This is where I can take them for hourly care. I really needed a break, so after registration I put the little boys in for 2 hours. It was nice for me and they really enjoyed it and they cannot wait to go back.
I have been waiting for today all week. Two ladies from the neighborhood came over for coffee (they had to bring their own coffee mugs, because we only have 2 right now). We had breakfast cookies and home made bread. This is going to be a Friday morning tradition, it will always be at my house because of our coffee machine, and everyone is going to trade off baking each week. We are also going to invite more women from the neighborhood.
For those of you that have ask and for those of you just curious, my mom was in the hospital with phneumonia. This is her 2nd time in the hospital with it. She is now out of the hospital and staying with my sister. She is doing much better.
Well, I’m going to sign off now….they kids are ready to move parks! Have a great day!