Yesterday it rained slightly. The tub outside fills with rainwater and it is a handy back up drink for The Labradors. They all had a drink in the afternoon and then later in the evening I heard a strange sound. It was Lorelai Gilmore on a mission: a mission to get that tub through the dog door and inside. I must say that if I had not been taking photos to document the event I would have had half an hour or so of peace and quiet. No-one biting anyone else's legs or nose, no one trying to eat the moths outside the front window and no-one trying to sit on my lap when they are too big!!!
Victory is hers!!!
Today it absolutely poured with rain and we had thunder and lightning, because of course it was the day of the Christmas Parade in town. Which I think went ahead regardless. MrsDrWho and I had agreed to meet in town for brunch and a little shopping and so the traffic chaos was a bit of a surprise. We were both in separate cars trapped in detour hell until we managed to connect via our mobiles and meet elsewhere. We ended up at the museum, where we had a delicious brunch:
I bought The Labradors a Very Big Treat: tinned dog food. It is fish. They love fish and I often pop a tin of sardines in their food. This is strictly a one off, but they ate the sardine variety in two seconds flat.
There has been crafting, a lot of boring crafting, and here is the evidence. I cannot show you what it is until Tuesday, when I hope it will become something Christmassy for YOU MrsDrWho!!!
I cooked some quick little quiches, a really easy recipe using 300ml light cream, 200g low fat feta, 3 eggs, some spring onion and tomato with sprinkling of Parmesan cheese on top. I used six sheets of filo pastry (four sheets together cut into 8 and then the other two doubled over and cut into quarters) and olive oil to make the cases and then cooked them for about 20-25 minutes at 180*C. Very yummy and no need to bake blind at all.
I used three free range eggs from the green grocer and they were all double yolkers. I'm tipping the rest of the carton will be too.
What else has been happening?? Well the rain has filled the creek again and Harki felt a bit sprightly this morning and hopped in,
and when Peri jumped in Harki whacked her in the nose with her happy waggy tail.
I have been catching up on TV and whittling away the hours on my DVR. I am considering a new skirt, although the nice vertical striped material in all kinds of green was vetoed as it apparently would make me look like a deck chair!! So I think I will sew some more of my dress tomorrow. I am thinking a pencil skirt with a little ruffled frill sewn at the hem. Maybe. One hot day and I will be wishing it was already made. I have been having to have an afternoon nap though, usually for two or three hours, which really cuts into your day.
I must finish the last part of the Christmas thing now. I'll make a cup of tea, that will ease the ennui. I am doing very well with the whole giving-up-sugar-in-my-tea-at-home. I don't miss it at all. If I drank five cups a day with two teaspoons of sugar, that makes 50g of sugar a day, 350g a week or a horrifying 1.5kg a month. I feel slightly virtuous, but when I have a cup of tea 'out', it is always such a lovely cup of tea!!!