It wasn’t cold out but it was grey. Didn’t stop us from hiking along Trout Creek picking up new treasures along the way.
On a completely different note… HBear.
She does and says and HEARS the most interesting things. I remember last week when she got out of bed for the 14th time saying Ales was cold. I told her to deal with it and get back into bed! This week I was changing linens and I saw Ales Hemsky (my teddy bear lol) in HBear’s bed. Apparently she dealt with it. 😂
I asked her to put my scarf on my bed and later that night I walked in and saw his on my bed. 💛
Later that night I got into bed and I heard jingling? I reached under my pillow and found a ziplock with $17 in it.
The next day, without her knowing I put the money back in the save section of her piggy bank. 😊
She completely blew my freaking mind with her comprehension of the US election. The next day she asked who won and when I told her she was visibly upset. Of course this is probably because she has heard us talking so much. After school I asked her if the election was brought up and she told me that EVERYONE was talking about how Donald Trump is the next President and how mad everyone is. I asked her why? She said because he hates women! I sighed a big sigh and then started to explain…
“Sweetie he doesn’t hate women. Hate is a very strong word. He just doesn’t respect women because he doesn’t think we are equal. But we are and 1 day a woman WILL be President. Heck, 1 day we might have a woman Prime Minister! Maybe it will be you!”
She was staring out the window of the van and I saw a spark in her eye as she mumbled, “maybe.”
I then said, “Elections are special because it allows everyone the chance to have their say in the leader that represents them. Although I think they made an error in judgment, we have to respect the fact that that is what the country chose. That’s why he won.”
She harrumphed and said, “well he didn’t win the popular vote so that’s just not true!”
That’s what is so great about this whole election! Kids finding that spark, that love of politics and making a difference. I bet there are a ton of children and teens out there that will remember this election for the rest of their lives, perhaps some of them will strive to make a change in the world directly because of it! See silver linings! 😜
I love Asian take out! I like Japanese, Chinese, Viaetimese, basically everything… except Korean lol I’m just not down with kimchi 😜
This week I made a super easy beef dish that tasted just like take out! It was crazy easy and requires NO marinating! Score! SBean kept on shouting, “Yummy in my tummy!!!” LOL. We had the crispy and saucy beef with rice and some sautéed peppers and mushrooms. Delish!
Adapted from Scrambled Chefs
1.5 lbs stewing beef
½ cup cornstarch
For the Sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon ginger, shredded
1 tablespoon garlic, pressed
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup rice vinegar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch, diluted in 3 tsp water (slurry)
½ cup green onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces
Toss the beef strips in 1/2 cup of cornstarch. Make sure the strips are coated evenly. I did mine in batches.
In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil on high. Add in the ginger and garlic. Stir quickly for 10 seconds.
Add the brown sugar and cornstarch slurry. Mix thoroughly.
Add the beef strips and let cook for 2 minutes.
Add the green onions and cook for an additional minute.
One of the best things about living with my Dad is this…
After class we went in for a haircut. I wasn’t happy with her last cut. I took her to Chatters this time and I was very honest with the stylist. I explained that I completely understood that some hairdressers look at her like a 3 year old and just use a razor and give her a whatever cut but she likes going to the salon and she likes style. I asked her to please cut her hair like she was an adult LOL. She completely agreed! She took her time and blended it all so it lays flat and all looks nice. 😊 She loves it and I love it! At the end the stylist asked if she could add a little temporary colour… she LOVED it! I bought her, HBear and SPea some for Christmas!
Soccer is going well.
So the next week my BCBesty and I went for a good walk! It was an absolute beautiful morning where we caught up with each other’s lives and briskly walked 7.2kms in 1 hour!