Sunday, 27 February 2011

Nothing of Any Real Importance

It's been a mixed week one way or another.  Last Sunday, Jane and I went to the markets as usual.  We visit two - the first where we buy our meat, sensational sausages and lovely fresh fish.  Then we head off to the second where we buy our fresh fruit and veges (more variety and a little cheaper than the first place) and organic yoghurt.  However, before all that we have breakfast and a browse around the bric a brac area.

Anyway last week I wanted some meat.  I had it in my head that a roast of wagyu beef and a pork porterhouse sounded pretty good.  Jane also wanted some meat for her family of growing boys so we organised our purchases and left them to be picked up after we'd had a look around.  It was only about 10 minutes later that we decided to collect our meat and head off to the second lot of markets.  

After stowing our purchases in the eskies, complete with ice bricks, we drove the 15 minutes to the other markets, had breakfast and coffee, looked around and finally after buying our weekly necessities went home.  I lugged all my stuff inside and proceeded to put it away, except for the wagyu roast which I would just keep in the fridge and cook up later on in the day...except, when I looked in the plastic bag my beef and pork roasts had morphed into a frozen chook for which I had paid just under $40.  That was one hell of an expensive chook and to add insult to injury, it was smaller than the one I already had in the freezer!

To cut a long story short, I returned the chook today, showed my receipt and picked up the meat I had originally bought.  So...roast tonight and a cold beef and salad sandwich tomorrow...a week later from when I originally intended to have it, however, all's well that ends well.

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Some days ago, we had a full moon.  I love looking at full moons but for some unfathomable reason I don't sleep well during the two or so days the moon's influence is at its strongest.  Don't ask me why...I have no idea, however a psychiatrist might have a great time with that one!

I was complaining to Ken about this phenomenon.  He just sat there looking at me with an unreadable look on his face and when I'd finished, said:

"Never mind.  You just go outside tonight and howl at the moon and you'll feel better..." Gee, thanks, Ken.

With friends like him, who needs enemies.

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The garden is looking incredibly overgrown at the moment so yesterday, while Jane was whizzing around the lawn on the ride on, I was snipping, chopping and slashing at rampant vines and uncontrolled growths.  I looked with satisfaction at the huge pile of cuttings I had created, stepped back to admire my handiwork and realised I'd only done a fraction of what was an hour.  Back out to it today.  Give me a month and I might have it finished...only to have to start all over again.  The thing is, because it's so hot and humid, it's diabolical working in the middle of the day and I prefer to garden in the evenings.  Unfortunately, we don't get twilights here, the sun goes down and it's as if someone's turned the light's dark, so rather pointless continuing on.  One of the mild inconveniences of living where I do...

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And for the's a photo of Bella the secretary cat sleeping on the job or talking on the mobile phone...take your pick.


  1. The price of meat is atrocious! Actually the price of everything is unbelievable. Sorry you had a problem with the meat but as you said, it ended well.
    I saw that beautiful full moon too. I didn't feel like howling at it either. LOL! Shoot, my pups would think I had lost my senses and the neighbors would be hauling me off to the loonie bin!
    My gardens are deplorable. I had some snowdrops blooming but the doe and fawn's I posted about have eaten them all up. No mowing going on in my neck of the woods either. There's still snow on the ground and it is snowing again today so I am staying tucked in to my little cottage snug as a bug in a rug!
    Your Bella made me smile. I must say there are days I would like to stretch out across my desk and have a nice nap too. Hey, where's your 'mouse' Did she eat it?

  2. OOPS!!! I forgot to thank you for your prayers for John. I do appreciate it so much.
    Thank you.

  3. Sometimes when I don't sleep very well I realize it is the full moon. I rarely give attention to the moon unless it's so clear like on your picture and then I know why I am moody, lol !
    Bella must have a hard life with all this work, I see it at her belly !
    I have the little family here. 3 months old Toby who is a friendly easy baby with two hysterical parents who are getting strongly on my nerves ! They wake him up all the time to see if he sleeps (or nearly)

  4. Hi Robyn ~~ I am glad you got your meat sorted out
    it is too dear to swap for a chicken. Those markets sound great. I didn't mean to say if I
    survive the procedure. I am just nervous about it
    I am to have a flexible cystoscopy - a look inside my bladder. So I expect to be around for
    some time yet. Thanks for your concern. Love and Hugs,my friend - take care, Merle.

  5. Harvey used to have that problem with moon too.

    What is wagyu beef?! Wait, it sounds like wag you so perhaps it's rump?

  6. Bella, the secretary, is taking a short tea break! :)

  7. Seems like you had a very busy day. Don't you just hate it when you have to take things back to the store. Have a nice week.


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