Photography Friday~ a place to sit

Barn porch seating for a rest from field work. Don’t mind if I do!

 

Catch a ride on a gypsy wagon. and enjoy the view as the world goes by.

If the day is too hot and the stoop in front of your shop is being showered with sun, move your table and chairs to the shadier side of the street. and enjoy.

When the day is done and you need to rest. finding a swing is just the thing.

The Lady from Noddy~ Foreigner Funnies?

I am the lady from Noddy. I relish this. probably too much. But I do.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to be from a place called Toyland where the bad guys always lose. Sounds perfect to me.

Last week, I visited a friend who has three little girls. Later the oldest asked her mother when the lady was coming back. She asked what lady and her daughter replied, “The lady from Noddy.”

Children here in my little Serbian town are always interested at first and then later often annoyed at my speaking English. It is new and different. If I am a friend of their parents, they often get frustrated that they cannot understand what we are saying. This is the case even if we are attempting to speak Serbian, as my Serbian is like that of a cow.

They are much more honest about how bad it is as they just tend to ignore my attempts as if I didn’t even say a word. Grown-ups attempt to understand an even humor me by telling me how good my Serbian is… but, I know it is NOT GOOD!

So, I am the Lady from Noddy, speaking English most of the time.

I imagine myself as Tessie the bear.

She is described as clever and kind. I would love for those to be my adjectives! I must admit, at first I fancied myself as Miss Harriet, the pink cat!

Apparently she is fussy and neat. I am fussy, but not neat. Then, I read she speaks with a french accent. Not it! lol

Tessie the bear from Noddy is also a bit naughty… but then frolicking topless is much less of a big deal here in Europe is much less of a big deal in the States! I haven’t indulged in that yet. 🙂 Since I am still nursing, that would be a real milkshake. But I doubt it would bring all the boys to the yard. Na na   na na naa.

In case you didn’t get that reference…

Milkshake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CIUkmERKA4

The Bear Naked Lady from Noddy wishes you all a Happy Sunday!

 

Cat on a Hot Tile Roof

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Walking home the other day I saw this little lady hanging out just over my head. I think I freaked her out a bit taking her photo. But she really wasn’t camera shy. 🙂 Just a wildling looking for a little respite from the world. What a great idea, hang out on the roof and watch the world go by. I may add a cup a joe to this and sit a spell above the hustle and bustle. Time to think without interruption would be just what the Dr. ordered.

Srecan Bozic or Merry Christmas 365-8

Today is Serbian Orthodox Christmas. If you are Greek or Russian or any other Orthodox Christian, today Christmas! Best wishes to you all!!

This is a popular picture circulating around my Serbian community on Facebook, wishing all a marvelous holiday.

Virtual Serbian Christmas Card

Here people are greeted with  the saying Christ is born or Hristos se rodi (Cyrillic spelling Христос се роди).

Phones were buzzing all morning with friends and family calling each other exclaiming Hristos Se Rodi!

The car seat view on the way to Grandma’s

Today was a family day. The way Christmas should be. Mama and Papa played with the baby. The munchkin learned how to pet the kitty. carefully.

Loving on Tomo

Auntie and Papa vied for the little one’s attentions while we all waited for the yummy food to finish cooking. It was worth the wait, I assure you.

Deda and Tetka with our little wiggle worm.

Deda was in hog heaven as the Milster played happily in his lap. It didn’t last long enough, she always wants the mommy so soon! I did get quite a nice break today. Longer than normal, so I got to help in the kitchen. I even had enough time to make the cabbage salad and later I washed the dishes, a welcome break from the little love.

There is always salad to start, fresh bread, and gibanica. YUM!

We had many of the same salads from yesterday with the addition of the cabbage. There was soup, then Rimfleish. This is a German dish normally served with beef, but our family eats it with Chicken primarily.  Boiled carrots and potatoes accompany this dish. As always it was served with gibanica, a filo dough with egg and cheese pastry. Super yummy. I love making it!

Rimfleish made from the bad rooster (One of my stock fotos) forgot to take a pic today

Next there was smoked meats from the turkey and pig we just killed. Plus meatballs. After all that there was the turkey. But, I didn’t have any room left, believe it or not. 😉

Half the Turkey is still a huge!

The special bread was cut after yesterday’s pick and pull tradition. Almost none is left. Most families put a coin in the bread for a lucky person to find. I can imagine as a child that would be thrilling! Who am I kidding, I would be tickled to death now to get a coin in my bread.

Mama out did herself again. We were all stuffed to bits at the end of dinner. I didn’t even have room for the sour cherry desert. I will have some later… I brought it home with me!

As usual, we all had some coffee. Serbian style. so it was Turkish. 🙂

Turkish coffee on a tray. That’s just how we roll.

After dinner it was back to relaxing with the family. What and excellent day!

*Regretfully, only the only food picture from today was the one with the broken bread and the turkey, I was too busy eating to take pics!