Archive for May, 2009

random answers

May 28, 2009

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I have been procrastinating (my favourite thing to do) about posting. I won a year’s free hosting at Theobloggers but I haven’t got my act together about getting a domain name set up and transferring my photos across.

But I liked the questions Joolz (whose blog I found at Kris’) and had to respond!

Joolz is having a giveaway to celebrate her 150th post. Go and have a look!

# 1 What’s for dinner tonight?
I’m making osso buco and saffron risotto for C.   MissN has to try it (she has never had it before.) I’m not sure what I am making for me. I don’t eat meat.  I had coffee with my church ladies on Tuesday in Cammeray and Rebecca recommended the butcher there, so I got some veal to treat C.  He LOVES osso buco (despite once getting a shard of bone stuck in his throat and needing medical treatment to remove it.  Luckily there was a medical centre right acroos the right from the cafe where we were lunching!)

# 2 What’s your favourite cute animal picture?
See above. Miss Dolce loves water. She will only drink from a running tap and loves lying in the bath. She just fits in the basin. She is a small cat – her legs are pretty short but she weighs 5.3kg!

# 3 Who does the dishes in your house?
I do. But C stacks (or restacks!) the dishwasher. He has superior spatial skills.

# 4 One a personal note, regarding toilet paper – Are you a Scruncher or a Folder… or a Fruncher/Scrolder, he he!
Does anyone need to know the answer to this?

# 5 What jar (brand) of (tomato based) Spaghetti sauce do you use for Spagetti Bol?
I don’t use jars of sauce when I cook. I have only made spag bol once (for C and MissN) in the years since I stopped eating meat (1985..) and I made it the old fashioned way.

# 6 Do your children make their own beds and put out their clothes or do … you?
MissN makes hers when I remind her to. She puts her own clothes away (needs some reminding at times but she is improving). Not sure what you mean by putting clothes out. Out for laundering? She does put hers in the laundry box outside her door.

# 7 Can I have your favourite recipe for a dessert you love?
Coffee and chocolate self-saucing pudding was my first ever blog post!  I make it often.

# 8 My ironing board is permanently set up – do you labour over baskets of ironing or do you fold, put away then iron as you need…. like me?
I tend to iron for an hour or two at a time, with my music blaring, praise and worship usually.

# 9 Do you wear makeup each day or go Phhhffft! Stuff it! How often do you go to the hairdresser?
I wear make up each day. I feel naked without mascara at least(very blonde lashes), and look better with some mineral make up smoothing out my age induced blotches freckles. I usually get my hair cut every 7-8 weeks. I wear it short and grows out of style if I leave it for any longer (needs a cut now!)

# 10 What is your ultimate personal indulgence eg. relaxation/treat
A day in bed with a book and my family bringing me tea/coffee/meals/chocolate on demand.

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Feed the “Dump People” day

May 6, 2009

Food from afar for people who need to be blessed with our love:

Trey Morgan (winner of the 1st TheoBloggers Christian Awards for Blogger of the Year) has a heart for making a difference for the very poorest people you could imagine.   Could you forfeit a take away meal or a couple of lattes, donate the money and make a difference?   I have.  Details here.   If you live outside the USA, you can send money to Trey’s paypal account treymorgan @ msn dot com)  instead of sending a check (cheque lol).

Blessings in the mail

May 6, 2009

The last couple of weeks have been a bit blah. I had a headache the day after we got back from Hong Kong.  It lingered for almost a week.  A virus, no doubt. Post holiday blahness prevailed.  Blah blah blah…

What cheered me was two parcels that arrived in my PO box from different internet friends.  I’m in a secret angel swap in my quilting list.

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My gorgeous angel blessed me with a butterfly frame, a stitchery pattern, a beautiful “wallet” I am sure she made herself  (please teach me how to sew see-through vinyl!) and a fat quarter.

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I will have to decide what to use the wallet for. Perhaps earrings? Perhaps for embroidery-on-the-go?

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The second pressie which arrived the next day was a CD of John’s Gospel narrated by Max McLean.  I forget quite how I won this but it was a giveaway at Chris Gallagher’s blog. Thanks muchly, Chris, for mailing all the way across the Pacific! John’s Gospel is my favourite and the melliferous voice of Max McLean is wonderfully soothing and inspiring at the same time.  What a way to drink of the living water!

Thanks angel and Chris!  You brightened my week considerably.