Just a quick post to let everyone know I’m still in the land of the living. I’ve been in a weird headspace lately and not felt much like writing or sharing my thoughts. I get like that from time to time and retreat into myself for a while before I pick up again.
Anyway, we had a busy weekend with Xmas shopping on Saturday morning and a 70th birthday party in the evening. I’m really making inroads into the Xmas preparations now, and have nearly all the food, and today DH finally got paid so I can get a lot more pressies bought. Not that I’m going mad with spending this year; we’ve really had to cut back but by careful shopping and combining offers I should be able to stick to a pretty tight budget.
Sunday we attended the Remembrance Day service at the war memorial next to Dover Town Hall. There was a good turn out and the weather was bright and sunny, although very cold. Afterwards we went for coffee, and then had a lazy afternoon. Dinner was a nut roast I had in the freezer. I made 3 roasts a while back when I sorted out my kitchen cupboard and found a load of wrinkled nuts and seeds. I use a recipe from a really old Cranks book that I’ve had for ages and made time and time again. I was going to do roast potatoes etc. with it, but ended up just doing some Ainsley Harriott roasted vegetable couscous that I got off Approved Food.
Because I was at my computing course for part of the day, today’s dinner was another pre-prepared one from the freezer; lamb mince and lentils which I heated in the slow cooker and made into a hotpot by arranging sliced potato on top. The lentils I get from France whenever anyone takes a daytrip, big tins of precooked brown ones for around one euro each. They’re lovely with lamb and bulk out what is now a very expensive meat.
Tomorrow’s my weigh in at Slimming World. I have no idea how I’ve done this week because I’ve had some very good days and some truly terrible ones. I’ve kept off the scales at home so I didn’t make myself any more depressed. I’ll settle for a pound or two on. And a stay-the-same would be amazing. We’ll have to see.
So much for a quick post. I’m too damned wordy to do short when it comes to writing. Hopefully I’ll have pictures to add to my next post.