Sunday, March 03, 2013


I have no intention of doing bugger all today!

I am going to prepare a few meals in advance, so if our kitchen is out of bounds at any point over the coming week, we can still eat!

I'm thinking of making a huge meatloaf or two, and a couple of nice beef stews that can be frozen and brought out as we need them.

THANK YOU PAULA for the excellent idea!

Once I have got that done I will then go downstairs and work on the three bags I got started last night.
It took ages to cut out all the bags pieces... and pin up the parts that need quilting...

ABOVE:  see... three all ready to go!
The picture quality sucks because I'm having to use an crap camera card.  My good card is full... so I need to get it copied off to a disc asap.

So... that's the plan for today.... and bugger it... I just remembered we have to do the grocery shopping too.  Well, at least I will have all the necessary ingredients for the stews and meatloaf I suppose.   Have to find a positive in going grocery shopping if possible eh?


Apparently it's raining in Hamilton!  Now we just have to hope it's coming our way too!
We all stayed in bed till well after 9am today... bliss.

After the kids and Stew have had their breakfast we will go and do the shopping.
Online shopping?  Well I did think about it once or twice, but haven't done it yet.  I'm not sure the supermarket where we shop would deliver to our place... we are a bit of a distance from them.

It's RAINING !!!!  Real heavy rain... we needed this so badly.  I hope it gets up north where it is desperately needed.  

The rain... lasted about half an hour.  Now... we have sunshine and steam.  Humidity is high again.

Grocery shopping is done... and all put away... except the meat.
When Steve gets home (in an hour or so), the men will move the big double fridge/freezer into the lounge in readiness for the big 'fix it' this week.

Stew cooked an amazing dinner tonight!  Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes and onions, peas, broccoli and cauliflower in a cheese sauce and gravy.  OMG it was so good.

My turn tomorrow... will be hard to top that dinner.  
Tomorrow.  *sigh*  Not sure what to expect as the builders will only be here for a few hours after lunch.  Probably not much will get done.

End of Day:  There's some changes coming in this house, and I don't mean the repairs.  It will be a waiting game... but it will be a significant change when it does happen.  I'm not 100% happy about it, but it does have it's good points I suppose.
nite nite.


  1. Maggie Stalton, UK9:07 AM

    How about shopping on line Chris for your grocery shopping? It may not save you lots of time, the first time you do it, but if you keep a list of things you normally buy handy, then it really is a breeze the next time round you shop. Also saves you hassle with the poxy trolleys they have at the supermarkets and the hassle of putting the stuff in your car boot. Delivery charge is minimal and you've got time to finish off those bags of yours.
    Just a thought!
    Maggie, Sheffield, UK

  2. Yippee for rain. Fingers crossed we get some here in hawkes bay. It is so bloody dry that the paddocks next to our house are the same co.our as the sheep!

  3. Yay for rain! Hope you manage to get a couple of days of steady rain (but not to heavy)! We had a fleeting shower this morning but that's it for us so far!
    Great idea of preparing meals in advance - great thinking Paula!

  4. The good thing about shopping is: it's exercise. You can power walk around the supermarket and from the door to the car and get quite a bit of movement in, without even thinking about it. ;)

  5. oooh keeping us in suspense huh?

    Kate (444)

    Hey you'd be surprised how fast the builders will rip through the job...

  6. Hey Chris, wondering about the changes and hope you are all okay. In the meantime, good luck with the builders and can I ask a question? Our new apartment has wood laminate floors and I am wondering about the best way to clean them. Yours are clearly very well looked after and I would love to know if you have any tips for keeping them looking so good. Have you decided yet whether you will keep yours?

    Hope you have a good week without too much craziness. Penny xo

  7. Anonymous3:50 AM

    oh dear Chris. I'm on tender hooks now awaiting for your big change. Wonder what it will be!! Biting me nails to bits!

  8. Lacy is moving in with Keera?
    Mike & Joyce are moving to Akld?
    Amanda has left whats-his-name and is moving in to the garage with the kids?
    The list is endless!!

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    We had a forced day of rest due to cold windy weather. Not much rain.


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