Sunday, February 03, 2008

My Last Weekend of Freedom

Yesterday as usual I woke up late and hubby woke me up he he he...I didn't have time to do anything on the computer as I had to hurry. Right after we arrived in Kelujärvi, turned out that my mother-in-law had COMPLETED the jigsaw puzzle all by herself, even though we only managed to do around 1/5 of it last week. WOWWWWW!!! Here's the completed puzzle (920 pieces).

Oh yeah, almost forgot. On Friday I decided to make something that my Mom makes to sell in the traditional market he he he...

First I had to make the vla or custard or whatever you call's the picture. It's just milk, rum, eggs, corn flour, and sugar (regular sugar and vanilla sugar).

Next I had to make pancakes (it took about 45 minutes to cook the pancakes since I only had one pan to make it and as you know, I'm a slow cook HA HA HA...). Again it's made of flour, a dash of salt, eggs, and milk.

Then I simply put some vla/custard in the middle of the pancakes and rolled 'emmmm...Then I covered them with some aluminum foil to make sure the wrappers wouldn't be dry. Ta-daaaaa!!!!

I brought some for my in-laws and they liked them! ;-D Mother-in-law asked me what the ingredients of the filling was he he he...As you know, she could guess most of the ingredients already ha ha ha...And Arttu LOVES these as he loves pancakes AND the vla ha ha ha ha ha...

Anyway, then Arttu and I found out that my in-laws were featured in a local newspaper. COOL!!! Let me show you the article and the pics hi hi hi...

Here's the article:

Here's another picture on the right page he he he...

The article is about how to warm up the house using wood. Apparently there aren't too many people using wood to warm up their house anymore, as there are many more modern heaters in new houses.

Well, on Friday and yesterday I also managed to study Finnish again. After all, as a newbie, I have to repeat the lessons. Otherwise, I'll forget the rules ha ha ha ha ha ha...I'm PSYCHED about tomorrow. If you don't hear from me for a few days, don't wonder why. That just means that Sleepyhead Me has trouble keeping up with my new busy life schedule HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...I'm going to study more Finnish tonight, as well.

I also managed to read some pages of Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. A VERY interesting book. A friend of mine recommended it to me and Trinity and another friend of mine who are mothers already also recommended the book. I sure hope I can practice all the theories in the book when the time comes since I think it'll be VERY beneficial for me ('coz I can't get no helper here, has to do everything on our own) ha ha ha...but first things first: I must learn Finnish well before our baby program starts he he he...

It'll be interesting to see if I can get up early tomorrow or not. I hope so, 'coz I do want to exercise first before going to my course. ;-D

Last night I stayed up until around 2 am to accompany my hubby who was battling some Trojan virus. The virus managed to "lock" his Antivirus, so he had to run the computer in Safe Mode and delete the darn virus manually. Gladly it hadn't spread to any other programs. :-)))


  1. hi amel, thats a great puzzle. good for ur MIL she did the whole of it. the pancakes are yummy tooo hmmmm am sure they taste so good.

    well, i wish you luck for whatever you are planning to do. would love to see u again when u can blog hop.

    Take all your time and best wishes. :)

  2. the food looked tasty all right!

    and a 920 puzzle? dang that's a lot!

    i remember i made a 2000 piece once.. living he**!

  3. That is really nice puzzle. I am not good with puzzle. I wish you good luck for tomorrow.

    I will also post tomorrow about Jason's photo in the local newspaper :D

  4. The crepe looks yummy! It's making me hungry.

    Good luck Amel, we're gonna miss you.

    Take care and have a blessed week ahead.

  5. Sunshine4Life: THANKS for your well-wishes, Arlene! ;-D

    Jay: Wish I could give you some he he he he...;-D WOW!!! You made a 2000 piece once? INCREDIBLE!!! I can imagine how tough it is...I SUCK at jigsaw puzzle HE HE HE HE...

    Jul: Yeah, I'm not good at doing puzzles, too ha ha ha...

    Jason's photo is on the local newspaper? WOW!!!! I'll visit you tomorrow after I get back home then he he he...

    A Simple Life: THANKS for your well-wishes, Liza!!! Gonna miss all of you, as well!!! ;-D

  6. Hi Amel,

    So sorry this is a hit and run...LOL!!


  7. Shinade: AWWWW...THANKS SO MUCH for the Love Link, Jackie!!! ;-D


  8. That is a beautiful puzzle! Will it be glued together to make a picture?

  9. Great puzzle.... trojan virus? i got it so many times.... i must regularly scanned my computer, i'm going crazy with this....

  10. Hope all goes well with your class tomorrow!

  11. great post that dish looked absolutely yummy.

  12. Amel,

    I did not know that your in-laws are superstars stealing so much light in publicity!

    May I have their autographs? Please??....


  13. Wow, you make beautiful pancakes. I suck at making pancakes maybe cos I don't have enough patience.

    Wow, your in-laws are in the papers! So nice :-)

  14. Crepes, pancakes, panekoek or what ever it is... ehhmm... I love it. Btw, I never read the book you mention. I am a lazy reader.

  15. yuuuum.... you have to cook for me when you come here.. hehehee risoles is fine for me.. hahaha.. this one as well!

  16. I love jigsaw puzzles! that one looks really great!

  17. BP: Oh yeah, my mom-in-law has asked Arttu to buy the frame for it. ;-D

    Jeanne: Yeah, Arttu was doing something with his computer...trying to make a program so that his cousin can join an online game when the virus attacked. I don't exactly know how it happened, though he he...I don't get why people create viruses. It's NUTS and yes, frustrating, too!!!

    Kathy: THANKKKSSS!!! ;-D

    Kasper: Glad you enjoyed it he he...

    WaterLearner: HA HA HA HA HA...They don't feel like celebrities he he he he...but you can get their autographs, I guess. ;-D

    Blur Ting: Beautiful? Really? THANKS!!! ;-D I used a Teflon pan to make it he he it's easy. ;-D

    Nyumix: No're a WONDERFUL mother already. No need for the book he he he...

    Trinity: HA HA HA HA HA HA...We'll see about that. ;-D

    La delirante: Yeah, it's a cool jigsaw puzzle. ;-D

  18. I've got no patience doing up a puzzle. I think my boys can do better than me... haha :)

    Wow, the pancake looks really yummy. GOod job :0

  19. Mmmmmmm!!! Pancakes :-) They look delicious Amel.

  20. Applause to your mother-in-law. :) Wow! They were featured in a newspaper?! Very cool indeed!!! ;)

    Well, your pancakes do look golden yummy! Hey, I love custard. Next time, I'll remember to put some custard in middle because usually we spread some butter or peanut butter, honey or 'kaya'. ;D

  21. Amelia,

    My Girl!! Lovely pancakes: congrats! Did you know that tomorrow (5/2/08) is the last day before lent, and for that reason people in the UK eat pancakes? Ask your Brit friend :).

    I came to tag you for a simple thing:

    I wish you all the luck in the world for your new life stage :D!

    *big hug*!


  22. Janice: Me, neither. It was the first time I had ever tried to help doing a puzzle ha ha ha...;-D THANKS for your compliment. ;-D

    Fish: Wish I could share some with you he he he...

    Choc Mint Girl: Yeah, and their pics were HUGE, as well ha ha ha...

    Yeah, do try eating pancakes with custard next time. ;-D

    Max: OHHHH...I didn't know that. I'll ask my Brit friend later on about this. INTERESTING info he he he...

    A tag? THANKS, Girl. I'll do it after I find a good pic for it ha ha ha...

    BIG HUG BACK...THANKS for the well-wishes. ;-D