Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009! And summer is coming.... tomato salad!

Man, it is already April and I haven't posted yet.... tsc tsc tsc!
Well, I am here, yes, I am!
The year has been good to us, everything is going well but I am somewhat into a crisis with myself, trying to figure out what I really want for my life, professionally speaking that is.
As kids we are always talking about "what we are going to do when we grow up", thinking about what we are going to be when we are adults, which career to follow...
But, what happens when you already grew up and still don't know?
We sure do plan all those things but for some of us life takes its own path and when you realize you have a bunch of other things going on that were not on your plan, or at least for not that particular time of your life.
My life sort of went on a different direction than that I had thought would happen. I do love the outcome and am proud of everything I have done up to this point though! I have no regrets, I am happy with my choices and I love my family more than anything I can imagine.
But sometimes a girl sorta need to find herself in the middle of all this family thing, right? Or am I over thinking all this life process?
See, I am a little lost in my own mind, but I know I will be fine and whatever I chose to do will turn out to be of value for me, even if it doesn't go as planned. Life is forgiving in its own way, time helps to mend things and chances to start over are infinite.

I think turning 30 (ugh!) this month got me thinking too much about what I have done and still need to do for myself...

Sorry about all the talking, but hey, you are all friends and that's what friends are for!
But, one cannot live on thoughts alone so of course while I do all this thinking and try to find my own little self I have been cooking a lot too!
I love this blog and keep taking pictures and more pictures, trying recipes and inventing in the kitchen, so now I think I had enough time already to think and be away from this space, and I hope to be coming back with recipes and more!

For today I am only going to leave you all with this picture I took from a tomato salad I made this weekend when we got home from the farmer's market! Fresh, fresh, fresh tomatoes, ripe and juicy, so, sooooo, sooooooooo good! Simply seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, and basil, it was the star dish of our lunch. The basil was fresh from the market too, from the little guys I bought to plant in my backyard herb pots.
I like spring but I LOVE SUMMER and this salad tasted just like that to me! I am so ready for the warm weather, bring on the heat, the juicy fruits and ice creams, I am ready for that all and to say goodbye to the winter blues who definitely got me thinking this year.

Love you all!

Ps: Thanks to all those who send me comments and e-mail asking if everything is ok!


Bia Belliard said...

Que bom que esta voltando ! Te entendo bem ! Entao vc tb é do mês de abril ! Bom retorno ao blog , bjocas

Bia Belliard said...

ah, agora foi vc que me fez feliz !!! Que bom poder contribuir para alegrar o seu dia ! bjocas

Karen said...

Ah, Ana! Eu entendo, e como entendo, essa sua "pensação"! Também estou no mesmo barco e olha que já cruzei a fronteira dos 30...
Espero que encontremos algo que nos realize algum dia! :)

Beijos! (Não sei quando é seu aniversário, mas parabéns!)


Fer Guimaraes Rosa said...

Querida Ana! Parabens pelos 30! Os trinta sao anos lindos, aproveite muito! Entendo muito bem suas questoes, pois elas foram tambem as minhas, mudando de pais duas vezes, tendo meus planos interrompidos duas vezes. Mas logo voce reencontra seu caminho e ele sera brilhante, tenho certeza! Adorei ver updates no Kitchen Space aparecendo no meu feed. Ja estava pra te perguntar se tinha desistido. E estou te devendo muito papo. Sou devagar, mas sou sempre. beijaoo,

Cris said...

Love you too sweetie, we need to talk :-)

Karen said...

Descobri! Você ainda tem alguns dias com 29 anos! ;)

Escreva se precisar conversar, eu sou enrolada em termos de "escolhas de vida", mas se puder ajudar...

Beijos, Ana!