I have been feeling extra tired lately. I was wondering why. Then I took a moment to think about what I did yesterday:
- walk The Labradors for 30-40 minutes, albeit slowly
- make everyone breakfast
- do a load of washing and hang it out
- weed the garden for 15 minutes
- potter about and tidy the spare room for 15 minutes
- go grocery shopping
- take some things to MrsDrWho's school for her
- make tea for everyone
- talk to my mum for 2 1/2 hours on the phone
No wonder I was so tired yesterday afternoon and last night. I am planning on taking things a lot easier today. I know that if I am feeling even a little bit well, and I am since my cold went away, I take the opportunity to tackle things that need to be done. I must stop that.
Gilly loves to play with Rafa. He has taught her sheep dog ways, and she stalks slowly towards him when they meet and then they both take off like the clappers. Peri is running back to me. Rafa tries to play with her, but Peri's not for playing on her walk.
So today I have walked The Labradors, made breakfast, read a book and played with my iPad. I like the Awakening games, and have played all that are available. Now I am waiting for #5. MrsSingapore has recommended Anthill. I am solving murders with Dana Knightstone in the meantime. Her game is made by the Awakenings people. I cooked a slice. I have made it before: this time I put half the amount of choc chips and used caramel flavour, made my own caramel, cut the marshmallows in half for the topping and only used 30g of chocolate instead of 70 for the drizzling.
MrsDrWho, MrsHouseOf, MrsReno, WeeJock and Bessie's Mum and The DressUp Lady are all winging their way to the US of A as I type. I am hoping for photos of aeroplane food. I love aeroplane food with all its little boxes and sachets and plastic wrapped cutlery. Maybe the food will even taste nice??
Peri continues to improve. It is a month today since her operation. With Dr Tim's approval I am rubbing Vitamin E cream on her scars, and on Gilly's belly because she can't miss out.
Last week's Recipe to Riches winner was a smoked chilli and garlic sauce. It is not really very smoky at all, mainly chilli and garlic flavoured. It is quite hot which I don't mind, but probably isn't family friendly. I think the flavour of the home-style smoking was not carried through with the commercial smoking. 250ml of the sauce costs $4-99.
On the organising front, I have organised my shoes. The most important thing is that I am making an extra big effort to put them away in the hanging shoe organiser. That way, I won't be hopping around the house in one shoe, unable to find its partner. I hope.
I have pretty much exhausted the new green shoe supply in town. The second pair of Homyped shoes I ordered arrived last week in a lovely pale green with a leather flower. Now I just need an emerald pair of sandals with lowish heels. I have not given up hope!!
I bit the bullet today and cancelled my Delicious Magazine subscription. I never really cook anything out of it any more. It is more of a bedside table book. I can borrow it from The Library and I'll do that in future. I have all the issues up till now, I think I will donate them.
I am pleased to have made a start, however small, on my Spare Oom-soon to be Sewing Room. I really do want to sew two or three dresses while people are away on holiday. The forecast temperature for Thursday is 19*C and I was wearing my dresses last week when it was 13*C. I turned on the air-con in the car too.
Here's a happy picture of Peri Naughty and Miss Lorelai Gilmore. They are outside together eating grass and checking out the passersby right now.
I can't help but comment on our newest Federal Cabinet: one woman in the nineteen person group.
It's as if the Liberal/Nation Coaltion won the election and whisked us back to the 1950s. If there truly are no women in their party able to take on a senior portfolio, shame on the parties.