Month: September 2014

Eggs with Tomatoes

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6 or 8 eggs
Half of a small box of grape tomatoes  (cut in halves) or three large vine/beefsteak tomatoes (cut in quarters)
8 stalks of green/spring onions (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
Olive oil
Soy sauce
Wok or large frying pan or large sauce pan
 
Coat bottom of wok (or frying pan or sauce pan) with olive oil
Add garlic
Add chopped spring onions
Add cut tomatoes
Turn stove heat on low
Break eggs into mixing bowl
Beat eggs until uniform
Pour egg mix into wok (or frying pan or sauce pan)
Turn heat on high
Stir and flip with spatula to ensure that egg does not get burnt
Add ground pepper
Add soy sauce (per your tastes)
Stir and flip with spatula
Cook eggs until done to your liking
Serve with white rice
 

To Do List

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As Matthew McConaughey would say, “Alright, alright, alright…”  So, yes, it’s been a little while since my last blog entry but I have not forgotten about you.  Lots of tech issues lately but it looks like everything’s being resolved.

In addition, lots of things in the air in terms of my and D’s life–baby’s due on Christmas Day, my pregnancy has now been classified as “high risk” due to a low placenta (medical term is placenta previa), baby hasn’t been moving much for the past couple weeks (next check-up is 10/10), I’m looking into various grocery delivery services (for a few weeks after the birth of the baby), and we’ll be moving, again, in early spring (we just don’t know where–D was given a few possible locations for his next job but nothing has been set in stone), which is quite nerve-racking given the fact that I’ve been tasked with finding our new home (and, of course, with that, comes research on neighborhoods, school districts, real estate prices, etc.).

 I will get back to writing poetry.  Just haven’t felt inspired lately due to everything that’s been going on.  Plus, I’m getting larger every day (as big as a house now).  And errands and chores have become a bit cumbersome.  The only thing I have been doing (happily and with great vigor) is eating.  I had eggs every day for breakfast before the pregnancy.   During the first and second trimester, I shunned them (guess that was my body’s way of saying, “I’ve had enough.”).  Now, in the third trimester, I can’t get enough of them.  My favorite breakfast (and afternoon snack) has been eggs with tomatoes and spring onions.  Recipe forthcoming.

Detour

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I know this is short notice but I was finally able to get the Guided Transfer going.  What does this mean for you?  This means that all of my subscribers will have to subscribe, again, after the transfer has finished taking place (thanks in advance and sorry for any inconvenience!).  Bottom line–as of tomorrow, I will no longer be at mathematicianswife.wordpress.com but at www.mathematicianswife.com .

Maternity Photos

schiele-embraceFYI, I just posted a few of our maternity photos All were taken in San Francisco (beach near Golden Gate Bridge and Conservatory of Flowers).

Maternity Photos, Etc.

schiele-embraceFYI, I just posted a few of our maternity photos All were taken in San Francisco (beach near Golden Gate Bridge and Conservatory of Flowers).

Lots of errands to run today so will make this entry quick (but, don’t worry, I’ll be back shortly).  How many of you have done a “Guided Transfer” with WordPress.com I’ve been wanting to put various plug-ins on my blogs (all with WordPress.com) for quite some time and realized that plug-ins are prohibited on WordPress.com blogs/sites while are allowed on WordPress.org blogs/sites.  So, being the tech genius and super organized person that I am, it has taken me over a year to finally take action on this and hire someone to install the plug-ins for me.  However, before he can install the plug-ins on my blogs, I have to purchase the “Guided Transfer”, which is currently unavailable because the “team is taking a few days off.”  WTF?  Seems a bit odd when just about everyone is able to work remotely these days and it’s been this way for the past week.  *Shakes head*  Not the way to run a business, WordPress.com.

Tale of Two Genres

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I love running errands in the morning.  And, now that fall is finally here, I love it even more.  There’s a sense of renewal, nostalgia, anticipation, and reflection in the air.  Fall has always been my favorite season.

We’ve been traveling for the past couple weeks.  We went back to San Francisco to unwind and then to Portland for a wedding.  It was our first time in Portland and, yes, it is a bit like Portlandia.  If I were to describe the city to someone who’s never been there, I’d describe it as a very clean city for the wash-and-go set that has a fantastic public transportation system.  The uniform of choice of many there is cargo shorts or jeans, tanks, and T-shirts (all with no makeup).  In other words, you can roll right out of bed, head out, and you’d blend right in with the crowd.  There’s a Nordstrom (which meets my minimum requirements for a “real” metropolitan area–there are exceptions such as New York City) but no Saks or Neiman’s.  Although Portland isn’t exactly my kind of town, I fell in love with its public transportation system, TRIMET.  It’s a tram or above-ground electric train system.  A hybrid between a city metro bus and subway (but so much cleaner [not a whiff of exhaust fumes] and smoother [didn’t get motion sickness even once]).  Every major city should have a tram system like TRIMET (it is worth every tax payer dollar).

As for the wedding, it was beautiful.  My first Sri Lankan wedding.  It was full of traditional customs, colorful grandeur, and rich culture.  Perhaps I’ll wear a sari for my and D’s renewal of vows in a couple decades :).

In other news, I recently joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Horror Writers Association Are there many (successful) writers out there who write in two (or more) genres?  Many of you know that I have such a blast writing thriller and horror works.  As for the children’s stories, it’s still fun but it’s more to leave a legacy for my son (and, fingers crossed, subsequent children).  The children’s book is still in the works and the scary stories are still on the way.  And, as I head into the third trimester of my pregnancy, I will likely be doing even more writing.  So stay tuned!