Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The best blinchiki ever!

На блинчики:
3 яйца,
2 стакана молока,
1 1/4 стакана муки,
50 гр. растопленного масла,
1 ч. ложка сахара,
1 ч. ложка соли.

500 гр. грибов,
400 гр. сыра,
1 большая луковица,
2 зубочков чеснока.

для соуса:
200 мл сливок 38%,
2 стол. ложки начинки

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I need to write, I want to write, I have time to write - but my brain is melting in this humid GA heat, in a house with no air-conditioning or even window units. It's melting, and seeping through my pores, and my only hope is that when we are finally home tomorrow, I will still have some left.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

just writing

How is it possible that I have more tan after 24 hours in Michigan than I got up until now in Southern Georgia?!

We arrived at 11.30 last night, after roughly 16 hours in my father-in-law's truck. The Chevy is just a bit younger than me, but it's still really reliable, if not comfortable. I will have to come up with a different seat cover, since the one that's in there now scratches you even through your clothes! It's pretty neat to have such a big seat though. I'm sure Sunshine will enjoy riding with us even more now :)

We were only going to spend 2 days in Bowman, and ended up staying there for almost a week. It was easier on me than usual, though. I did some cleaning and cooking, as usual, but I also made a point of not worrying about it too much. I also somehow managed to stay un-jealous of Shon spending the majority of time with his dad, and instead stayed busy with my own projects (the flower purse, the jewelry, and trying to save the plants).

And now we are visiting Jody and Megan in Michigan. I think we'll be here for at least a week. So far it's been nice and relaxing, I hope that's how the rest of it goes! Tomorrow, all 4 of us are singing at church. I wish I knew about it weeks ago so that I could actually learn the harmony for "Amazing Grace" since I'm pathetic at coming up with stuff like that on the spot. Out of the 4 of us, I am the least musically talented, unfortunately. I think we sound good though!

With this, I am leaving the computer and going to bed.


P.S. It is absolutely unfair how cheap the produce is here! 99 cents for a lb huge, beautiful, vine ripe tomatoes! Maybe I could live here, after all!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Well, I have three things to brag about today. I made all of them within the last week or so. All of them are for dear old me.
 You can't really tell, but the bottom crystal is dark purple.

When I was in Russia in winter, my mom gave me a string of triangular tiger eye beads that used to be a necklace. I used them as a starting point for this necklace and earrings.

I started working on the motifs for this bag months ago, and since it was not something for sale, I took my sweet time. It took me 3 days to make lining for this bag! I haven't sewn since 8th grade, so it was a real challenge to figure out how to make pleats, how to make them work, how to not screw it all up. The toughest part - hand-sewing the lining into the bag.