Weekly Wrap Up

20 Dec

 

 

***I went to town to finish up Christmas shopping so Dad-of-the-Tummies watched them all and cooked a yummy dinner.  I came home to lamb chops with onion, baked potato and kumara (sweet potato), celery sticks, and cauliflower in cheese sauce, as well as an onion, tomato and cucumber salad that had marinated in a vinegar, oil and stuff dressing.  He is even worse than I am when it comes to cooking with measured quantities though so no recipe for that.

***When I made Dutch Puff for lunch I just cooked it plain, then let the kids choose which jam they wanted with it.  I had mine with a little salt and pepper, and it was yummy just like that.

***Another night I wanted to cut BT2’s hair, then Dad-of-the-Tummies said we might as well do his hair first.  That was all well and good until the clippers stopped cutting.  We managed to finish DotT’s hair using the old clippers, they still go, they just got really loud and vibratey (hey, new word!) so we replaced them.  By this stage it was later than I had planned, but I checked the clock and figured I had just enough time to stick a faux hawk in BT2’s hair before I needed to cook dinner.  The boy has crazy hair that faux hawks all on its own.  I’ve tried to grow it long enough for the hair to behave, but the hair wins EVERY time.  This time I decided I would just shorten the hawk part a little, then cut the sides properly, the only problem is I put the wrong comb on because I was using the old clippers and got it muddled, then started in the middle.  D’oh!  That’s his normal length…no more hawk.

And I’m starting to think our circuit board is possessed by the devil, or something like that, because we have had the worst year ever when it comes to electrical appliances. Really.  Earlier in the year our laptop cord went all dodgy, it got to the point where it would only charge if we had it on just the right angle, then one morning as I was readjusting the hair tie that was keeping the cord in the right place (classy, I know) I thought to myself, “We better buy a new cord when we go in to town tomorrow so we replace this one BEFORE it putts out completely.”  Then smoke started wisping up from the cord.  And you know what happened a month AFTER we spent $100 on a new computer cord?  The whole computer up and died, that’s what happened.  Another time I was using the cake mixer to whip up some fudge, then I heard a balloon pop.  Then I thought, “Hmmm, balloons don’t usually smell like smoke.  Or create bright lights.”  Funnily enough the cake mixer stopped mixing at the same time the “balloon” popped.  Dad-of-the-Tummies has had issues with a couple of his tools too, but I can’t remember the details of those.  So, here we are using the rattly old clippers, and do you know what’s coming?  I bet you guessed.

The second pair of clippers stopped cutting.  And because I started in the middle of his head I had to cut ALL his hair with scissors.  Now that we’re coming up to six years since his seizures stopped I felt brave enough to cut his hair with scissors.  But he has an amazing amount of hair, it took forever.

Where was I?  Oh yeah, food.  We had spaghetti bolognese made with canned sauce that night.

***I’ve been churning out sweets to give to neighbours for Christmas too.

*** We got to eat out on Friday!  That is very very rare here, but we went out for Tim’s end of year dinner.  The kids menu had roast and vegies, so we figured that would be pretty safe for all of them.  Too bad they all came with gravy on.  I can’t believe I didn’t think of that.  BT3 can handle small amounts of gluten so she was fine, BT4 reacted a little but he wasn’t upset, it was BT1 turning loony from any additives in it that concerned me….. but she’s been fine, yay!

 

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