Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mum made nachos for dinner - she said it was tasty and just the right amount of grease she needed. Even though there were lots of tomatoes and onions in it, there were no greens. In fact mum had no green vegetables at all today - naughty mum, she better do better the rest of the weekend.
We hope you are all getting geared up for the Easter weekend too.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
We had a bit of sunshine today but it is getting blustery today, and we hope for a touch of rain tomorrow to wet the garden. And YES that is a weed I am looking at in the garden tub. Awesome, mum says they are far easier to grow than an y other plant.
Mum took her soup for lunch, she said it was really tasty and much admired by her work colleagues.
Have a good start to your week everybuddy.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Carrot and Coriander Soup
1 tablespoon oil - we use canola oil
I/2 tespoon ground coriander seed
1 Medium onion
4 or 5 average carrots.
1 average potato.
6 cups of stock or stock/water mix
1/2 bunch of coriander/cilantro
Then I add a 1/2 bunch of coriander, washed and chopped roughly. I then use my stick blender to get it to the consistency I like. The addition of potato to this soup made it lovely and thick, but you can easily leave it out.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Mum also done some gardening, loaded the dishwasher, folding the clean laundry, she has made the bed, lit some candles for the evening, and has a new book to start reading this evening. Life is good.
We hope you have done something on your Caturday to make you happy too!
Friday, March 22, 2013
So after finishing work at 8pm - she rushed home and made a toasted roll with salad and ham for her dinner, and plonked herself on the couch while the washing was done.
Hope you have something nice planned for your weekend everybuddy.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
She has been good and had her flu jab to protect her over the winter. She needed icecream tonight - so she bought a big tub and is going to make a big bowl later, sit on the couch and eat it all (the bowl - not the tub). Me - I'm pleased as mum has stocked up on the feast. A whole fifty tins. If you live in NZ, the fancy feast is on special - ten cans for $8 which is the cheapest you can buy it for here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Our house smells nice, a roasty chicken and potatoes will be mums dinner tonight, perfect for a rainy autumn evening. We have a fair bit of rain, good for our garden, but not enough for the kiwi farmers. It will be a quiet evening again for us, thinking of our friends and how empty their house must feel.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Mum said work started off well, with a busyish day. Dinner was easy, some frozen fish fillets and hash browns banged in the oven with peas, fast and tasty. Then a yoghurt in front of the television and then to bed with a book. Mum is reading Jodi Picoults book The Storyteller. Jodi tells a good story, and mum loves her books, which always tackle interesting topics. Mum thought that she had lost her Kindle - but phew it was just in her other work bag, her backpack.
Have a good week everybuddy - we hope yours starts well.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mum came home, had a little snooze and now is watching Kiwi Masterchef then she is heading back to bed with a book for an early night in.
Oh Happy St Patricks Day and a big Happy Birthday to Nephew Bud - 15 today!!!!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
We hope you enjoy your Caturday and do something fun. Mum has her fun planned for tomorrow.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Mum had the morning to sleep in, and the afternoon to potter round. She has watered the garden, as all watering is banned from 9am on Saturday morning. Rain is forecast though, so we have our fingers crossed.
Have a good weekend everybuddy.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The good thing is that rain is forecast, so mum knows the garden should be alright. At the moment our city only has water supplies for twenty days, so hopefully the rain will sort that out. Mum and her besties are planning a trip to the movies, as they feel guilty sitting inside when the sun is shining outside.
We know we are lucky though, as many other cities have to pay for their water supply, our water here is free and usually plentiful.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I have abandoned sleeping in the living room all night, and now normally trek into mums room and climb on her sometime in the night. She doesn't mind,as she likes a snuggle. Hope you get some snuggling done tonight too.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
So mum got to sleep a couple of hours this morning, and went to work for only a couple of hours this afternoon. A visit to the supermarket for some goodies and she has leftovers for dinner, the an caramel and pecan icecream for a little treat. She has a big book mountain to get through, so she is going to turn the tv off early tonight.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Mum made a Nasi Goreng, which is an Indonesian spiced fried rice tonight for dinner and has lots for work lunches all week. She is determined to not go to the supermarket til the end of the week, after payday. She has a lot of food in the pantry and fridge, and can make do.
Hope your week has started well.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Have you done anything nice for yourself this weekend?
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Now mum tries to corner me for some photo sessions when we are together. You might need some posing tips.
We hope you enjoyed seeing many of most popular poses and hope you can assist your photographer to get some awesome Caturday snaps. Enjoy your Caturday, have some fun.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Mum quickly rang in, washed her face, brushed her teeth and hair and ran off to work. She didn't have time to make her planned fancy egg roll for lunch and had to grab a yoghurt and orange instead. So it was eggs on toast for dinner tonight.
It is only the second time she has slept in at work in her twenty five years of working. The first time she slept in, she woke up at 11am!! In both instances her bosses were understanding, as mum works hard. She had to stay later tonight to make up her hours.
So tonight, the washing machine is humming all ready and mum is going to get some chores out of the way, before heading to bed with Rod again. Tonight we are reaching the 80's when the hair was the biggest, and Rod is now living in LA. We are getting to meet the first Mrs Stewart, and mum is enjoying the book so far. Much as he had a lot of girfriends and groupies, we sense that he really likes the ladies and is a bit of a smoothie.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mum has put a lamp chop in the oven to have with a baked potato, and a salad for dinner. She felt like lemon meringue pie, but it all seemed a bit pricey so she went with a small strawberry cheesecake for dessert. I am having the feast - I'm happy. A touch of evening gardening will be done, a read of Rod, a little tele and then sleepy time again.
Mum is enjoying the Rod book. She thinks he is a bit cheeky, and liked his second chapter about his hair, and the chapter about his making stuff for his model railroad, which he takes with him everywhere on tour, and potters around making at home. She is up to the 1970s and the story is a bit wild, lots of long hair, cocaine and girls.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Mum did manage to bake a potato and stuff it with stir fried chicken with chopped capsicum and bell pepper. So she feels better after her tasty dinner.
She's reading Rod Stewarts biography, which is making her laugh and she is enjoying. She's only up to his teenage years so far, so the exciting stuff is still to come.
Have a happy hump day everybuddy!!