Thursday, November 23, 2017

Woe is me

I have a cold :( 

Haven't had one all year, but if I do get one, it always seems to be around this time of year.  Not in winter, but late spring/early summer.  So I'm dosing up on hot lemon and honey drinks and lots of water...
 local honey and lemons from my tree

And on the way back from my walk this morning, I stopped in at the supermarket and bought a chicken to make chicken soup.  I was just going to buy some chicken wings, but decided a whole chicken was more economical.  So I've got the 2 x drumsticks/thighs ready to bake (and will get 2 meals out of that with roast vegies and greens), and 2 x breasts in the freezer (for stir fries), and the wings and carcass in the crockpot (along with garlic, ginger, onion, leek, celery, carrot, brown rice, barley, salt and pepper, and a bay leaf) for soup.  Will put some of the soup in containers in the freezer too.  So all up not a bad stock of meals from a $10 chicken!

 it's starting to smell good already

Last Tuesday Marnie and I had a trip to Penguin for a 'sea fix'.  Friend Vicki had planned to come too, but had to cancel.  Not my beloved Stanley, but still nice to see (and smell) the sea, enjoy some lunch at a beach front cafe and have a walk along the beachfront...

Also went to one of my favourite shops in Penguin Cocoon, and bought this print.  I have 3 others of Claire Hansen's and really love them.  Now to find a frame for this one...

Still working on my diagonal cot blanket squares, and starting to re-read the Jan Karon Mitford series...

Here's your Introvert image for the day...
and because I love the trees

And your dose of humour...
well...I thought it was funny!!!

Time for a lemon drink (cough...cough...cough...)
Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating!


  1. Sounds like you have a good plan there, and I hope you'll feel better soon!

    1. Thanks Lisa. Not feeling any better yet, but got some olive leaf extract to dose up on too. xx