Sunday, June 28, 2015

How's the Family?

There are some moments in my life where I just stop whatever I'm doing and realize how lucky I am . As I look out the window of my office at the passing cars, I see the blue sky, the shining sun, and the colourful flowers in full bloom. I take a deep breath and reflect. My life is far from perfect. MR and I have had our fair share of obstacles. But like they say, whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger. We also have our share of good news and I'm grateful for all the blessings we've been receiving. The next 2 months are looking real good. MR and I will be working a bit, but SO finishes school on the 3rd of July. She will be spending her weekdays at the Centre Aéré near our house and then she will be off to Colonie de Vacances / Summer Camp for the second year in a row (click here for the post). I'm hoping I will handle a week without SO better than I did last year. Fortunately, when she comes home, we will head out to the south of France for a 2-week vacation. I cannot wait to get away!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ristorante Del Arte in Metz, France

Last month, I had a sudden craving for Spaghetti Bolognese. I knew it would be a while before I could make some at home, but I also knew I needed to eat some ASAP. I looked up restaurants online, for when I would eat out, which coincidentally turned out to be the next day. Ristorante Del Arte seemed like a clear choice. Not too far from my workplace, Italian, affordable, and I'd never been before.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Day in Saarbrucken, Germany

Coincidentally MR and I happened not to be working one Monday. We first thought we would enjoy it relaxing together at home, but we changed our mind when we saw how beautiful the day was going to be. Hot with a cool breeze or the perfect Spring day. In the past years, we've been hearing from friends and colleagues about the wonders of Saarbrucken in Germany. We decided today would be the perfect opportunity for MR and I to check out what everyone has been talking about.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day 2015

Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day. I didn't think I would write a post about it, but when MR and I were talking we thought it was cool to be able to look back family events in my blog. I can't help but wonder if 20 years from now, SO, who will be almost my age now (eeeekkk!), will be reading through this blog to remember her childhood memories. I hope she does.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kids OOTD #1

After my daughter, SO, asked me if there was any way she could be part of my blog, I decided to come up with the idea of the Kids OOTD (outfit of the day). SO is 6 years old now and is showing interest in fashion. She knows what she wants and doesn't want and sometimes it's hard to understand. Hehehe. For today's outfit, we were inspired by SO's end of the school year program. Her teacher specifically asked that we prepare a yellow top and black pants for the presentation, so that's what SO and I set out to buy at one of our favorite store, H&M.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Garlic Jumbo Shrimps

I was stuck in traffic for an hour going to work this morning. Grrrr. It's not so much the traffic and waiting that bugs me, it's more the fact that I was 30 minutes late for work. I found my trainees waiting for me when I finally got to work and I don't like the feeling of being waited for. Thankfully the rest of the day has been going much smoother. Tomorrow is SO's end-of-the-school-year program and MR and I have the afternoon off to watch our little girl. I missed it last year, so there was absolutely no way I was going to miss it again this year. Plus, SO was selected to introduce her class's presentation solo. I can't help but be proud of her. I'm most probably biased, but not only is she beautiful, she is also intelligent, polite, and friendly. After the program, we organized a barbecue, games, and carousel rides for the kids and their families.  I've been slightly stressing about that, but what stresses me most is Father's Day this weekend. I already know what MR wants as a gift, but I thought I would make a special meal for him. A Father's Day special. But for the life of me, I have yet to decide what I'm going to do. I could prepare a Cote de Boeuf or Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak or Jumbo Shrimps. Problem is ... I just served some last weekend!

And we're back to square one, I guess.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Buffalo Grill in Semecourt, France

Buffalo Grill in Semecourt, France is a restaurant not so far from Ayako Sushi (click here for the post). Last March, I experienced dining for the first time in Buffalo Grill Semecourt and it will most probably be the last one. It was such a bad experience that I had totally forgotten about it until I was browsing through my pictures today. My first time ever trying a Buffalo Grill was 2 years ago (click here fore the post) in the ZAC d'Augny and looking back it wasn't so bad. This time , in Semécourt, was plain horrible.

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