The picture in the paper was of Stephanie with a casual arm leaning on a tree, outside somewhere peaceful.
Many times I have seen pics of Stephanie, and thought she looks a bit, angry, or pissed off, not a very expressive smile, unlike Maggie from the cook and the chef.
I know that is an unfair expectation to have, that every celebrity cook should have a magnificent smile, but I always wondered about Stephanie.
Funnily enough, I love the comment added to today’s photo. “Stephanie says, that she wants to know, why she’s given half her life to people she hates now”.
I thought, what a freaky thing to say! It really resonated with me. The angst that we may harbor within. Against ex lovers we regret, that one day we agreed to go out on that date with them, or the job that took too much from you.
Stephanie’s statement was brilliant, and maybe not placed on a t-shirt, but maybe on a apron, so while I’m baking, I can happily smear my dirty hands all over it, Stephanie hopefully would approve.
” an equation that doesn’t’ add up!:”
9 July 2009
We all want one don’t we? A neat home. A clean home. A neat house. Everything in its place, because everything had a place in the first place.
I walked around such a home, and marveled at the cleanliness, décor , but couldn’t unsettle the feeling, of discomfort.
Why? I wondered and still wonder. It was the feeling that I didn’t feel, that had me pondering the most. Why didn’t I want to live their, with my family, in the neat house, almost the perfect home. Am I abnormal!!! Yes, validation at last.
I walk into my home, stumble over mislaid shoes, bags to put away, and step into the kitchen area, my domain, and put away the latest pantry essentials I had shopped prior.
No this wasn’t a neat home, or a clean home or a perfectly décor home, but it made me happy, it brought me comfort. Yes, I am always trying to tidy and neaten and decorate, but it will never look like someone else’s home.
Make your home how you want it, if you haven’t any ideas, don’t just copy the latest home magazine pages, include your kids for some advice, because they live their too!
And get them to pack away their shoes and bags too!
From Mama Maroula