Good morning, one and all. How can it be Thursday already? This month is just galloping away from me at the moment. Are you finding that too?
After some heavy rain in the morning yesterday, the sun came out and the rest of the day was really lovely. Today is predicted to be quite the opposite, starting off fine (not necessarily sunny) and turning rainy after a while. Oh, well, what will be, will be and there's plenty to do inside so no complaints.
I'm getting on with the sorting out! I tackled one shelf of That Cupboard and got it sorted - there was quite a bit of rubbish and now my bin is full so it's just as well collection day is today. I sorted out my knitted tops and the like - there were some I had almost forgotten about and let's just say I will have no excuse for not staying warm this winter. I had to be pretty hard hearted and Lindsey now has a good bagful to start things off.
Personal training was brilliant, really good fun and Lindsey is working me harder which is just what I need. I've got some homework to keep me going until Monday when it's circuits.
Apart from that, I got the ironing done and then chilled with crochet, Kindle Fire and Telly. That's the life!
Right now it is around 5:40 and I've been up for a while, bright and breezy and raring to go. Remember I said I had decided to buy the mince pies this Christmas. Well - I've changed my mind (and why not) so when I got up, I found the Cookidoo recipe for 'rich short crust pastry (it has butter, sugar and egg yolk in it - very naughty!) and this morning used Thermione to make a batch which is now chilling until I want to make them up. I have some mincemeat left over from last Christmas and, if it's a bit dry, I can add a glug of the Cointreau I am using to feed the cake.
Then, as I had an egg white going spare, I whisked up some meringue and that's slowly dehydrating in Nellie the Ninja - the dehydration function makes brilliant meringues.
You see, I have Dave and Anna round for dinner tomorrow. I'm going to make a couple of curry dishes so I have smoothed this meringue mix over the bottom of a small rectangular lined baking tray with the aim of making a small pavlova - I have some thick cream left over from making the veggie sausage rolls last weekend so it will use that up really well. It's not going to make a big dessert but I can pile nice fruit around it as well as on it. I just have to see what fruits Morrisons has later on today.
So that's what I do when I wake early!!
As it's Thursday, Chris is coming round and after that I'm popping to Morrisons to get what I need for tomorrow's curries. I think I have lamb already in the freezer and I know I have chicken, so it is just bits and bobs really.
I would like to get the curries made today and into the fridge - they do develop so much more flavour second day, I think.
On the sorting out front, today it is hanging tops (shirts, etc) and, perhaps, socks (which will NOT go to Lindsey!!), plus one more shelf in That Cupboard. Keeping it manageable seems to be working for me - I'm not employing avoidance tactics yet!
So - quite a busy day but a nice one too. Now I'd better pop out the the freezer to hunt for the lamb and get in the chicken so it defrosts. Also, a second coffee seems to be in order.
Have a super day, everyone. Stay safe and dry. xx