Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hay dias...

...so you wake up in the morning....drink your coffee...read a bit...speak on the phone....



...and after some time, you say "ok, time to go to work and at the same time make this day special"....

...you start to look around you....


...and see unwashed clothes... ...and another mountain that needs to be ironed...


...in your mind, do you have a good reason to run away??????



....so you wonder if Paris Hilton has ever made her bed????  If  Angelina Jolie has ever cooked her children's baby food?   If Heidi Klum has ever worn the same sweat shirt, in the house, year after year after year????

...hmmmm....

...shall I be sad....or feel great for surving the desperate house wife's life????

....another hmmmmmm.....

...come to think of it, we women, the multi task creatures, the ones who instead of turning into modern "Cybils" due to our multiple roles, we manage to jugle everything, to look good, to have time for a cup of coffee with our friends, to be pleasant, to educate ourselves, to do professional work, to charm, to create, to pass on wisdom...to be us!

...hmmmm....

....that's me!  And it's all of you, too!

......have a wonderfully beautiful day!

...and don't forget to be YOU!

~ ~ ~ ~


Saturday, September 25, 2010

...hoy llueve, hoy duele...

...this is what Athens looked like today...


...it has been a very difficult week for me...too much work...too much isolation in the kitchen...many many sleepless hours...and bad hormones!

...I need to get out of the house badly...for a laugh...for some girl talk...put on some make up and get a divorce from my shorts and t-shirt...

...I'm thankful for the fact that my customers are smiling, have thanked me for my work, so the condition of my kitchen right now, doesn't really bother me...although I know that some time later  I'll have to clean it...

...I asked the Bear to open a bottle of wine and watch a movie with me...actually, I'm thinking that I'm ready for another trip....hmmmm....

...since my camera has broken down and Christmas isn't here yet, I have been using the Angel girl's or the Bear's i-phone...the quality isn't very good, but in my life I have learned to have patience...







..it's pure pleasure when you see everything packed and ready to be delivered...

...I just had my second glass of wine...let a few tears out, because it's a girl thing...I'm looking forward to tomorrow because I also have a wife who's been complaining for not spending enough time with her, and tomorrow is her day!

...yes, I'm tipsy!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

De ayer...

...I think I slept for just a couple of hours...I had set the kitchen timer twice, while I had dozed off on the couch...


...a very long night for me...

                                           ...but after I saw the results, I forgot everything...


...notice the little girl's hair is curly!



...Happy Name Day Thekli!


..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Domingo

...what a simple little candle can do on an autumn eve...


...just before the weekend ends while Monday is waiting in the wings...

...feeling mellow...listening to Manos Hadjidakis...with my mom soothing the dark corners of my mind and chasing ghosts...



...I had good wine, this weekend....



...in the city that I love...the one that never sleeps and never brakes even under the worst economical crisis...

...having my favorite food...



....and fun games playing under the table!!!!


...and the next night...

...more food and wine, of course!


...




....have a healthy week, next to the ones who give you comfort...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Darte arte!


...the "kookie lady" strikes again!!!


...cha cha cha!


...uno...


...dos...


...tres!




...Happy Name Day Soniaaaar!!!




...ps...
...terrible pictures....at 5:00am...






Wednesday, September 15, 2010

El tren de los momentos...

...have been quite busy...
...work, projects, beginning of season...

...BUT, also outings...a glass of wine in the city at night...pequenos weekend escapes...

...with delicious food...


...and carrot cakes to dive into....


...birthday parties with dear friends...


...whose food is pleasure...







...schools opened 3 days ago...but none of us has agreed with the dates on the calendar...the weather is still good...people still swim...the party atmosphere is still around...

...it's exactly what I love about Greece and its people...no matter what the circumstances...if there's a crisis...under any kind of weather....life goes on and it goes on well, full of happiness, "kefi", the will to have a great time...hey let's go straight to work after the party...friends...great food, wine...gatherings of all kinds...people who call each other "malaka" but in a loving way and without any misunderstandings...and if you don't want to cook, order souvlaki with beers...anything just to get together and have a great time...


...some think that we are miserable because we like to complain...hey, drama has been running in our vains just like blood, since the ancient times...we have invented drama...but it's just our way of getting things off our chest, to our friends, our neighbors, to people we meet in the street, the supermarket, the farmer's market...it means nothing, because with the first chance we get...we say OPA!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Peces...






...the making of ...

...a baptism..a little boy....a sweet mom who wants to make his special day perfect...

...blessings!