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Falling Behind

October 16, 2009

My 7th night of work in a row; 2 to go…….

Though I try to post on a daily basis it seems it is best to keep quiet sometimes…. like last night. Not in a good mood, feeling rough, nothing positive to say….. so shush. I put in my time here at work doing as little as possible; just enough to make the hands on the clock move along. Caught up on a couple of emails,  commented on a few posts and then read more of Jeanette Walls ‘The Glass Castle’. A good, good read. I made it through the night without my head hitting the desk.

Locally, there is a saying about ‘ Buddy pissing in my cereal’ which when translated means someone is getting your day off to a very bad start causing anger and frustration. I’ve been dealing with some of that this week on top of being sick – not fun. More to do with my townhouse and the neighbours. We’ve also been on the receiving end of some bad health news regarding a family member. Lynda has taken next week off work and is planning to go stay and tend to her mother – Mother Mary. Mary is tough mentally but fragile physically; no wonder on both counts – mother of 16. But she’s been diagnosed with shingles. My Mom had them 8 or 9 years ago and we were afraid at the time we would lose her. She still suffers with pain from them. (Postherpetic neuralgia)  Anyway, lots of concern and worry over Mary. I’ll zip up for a day later in the week; it’s only an hour or so away.

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Dramatically Changing Directions >>>>>> Next week when I have some time off I plan to finally follow through on a couple of old promises. Long, long time ago, a couple of years anyway…. a recipe mentioned in a post by Kel at Xfacta for ANZAC biscuits. Just dug up a recipe here but I have the original at home…. HERE. See… I even have one of the essential ingredients. (History of the biscuits and another recipe HERE)

Lyle's Golden Syrup

Lyle's Golden Syrup

The other promise is a much more recent one; a recipe posted by Kitty at ‘The Show Must Go On’. Her recipe for Strawberry Cake with Never-Fail Icing is HERE. If I don’t hurry up the strawberries will be out of season or cost a fortune; or both. It looks and sounds delicious so it would be too, too bad if I was forced to eat it all myself.

I haven’t made a mess in the kitchen for a long time and it’ll keep me out of mischief for a while.