What’s top of my mind: The rhubarb.
Call myself a frugal gardener, yet I bought apples a week ago to make rhubarb and apple, but I still haven’t walked out to the back yard to cut the rhubarb.
That’s it! As soon as I press ‘publish’ on this post, I’m going out there to get this job done.
Where I’ve been: Mum and Dad’s place.
Yesterday I drove down to Mum and Dad’s to take Dad to his surgeon’s rooms for an appointment after his hip replacement 2 weeks ago. After that, I went to Aldi to do their shopping.
It’s strange to think that if I hadn’t have made the geoarbitrage move down here in 2015, I would have been in a classroom and he would’ve had to have taken a taxi there. Mum gets dizzy spells so doesn’t drive anymore, so until Dad’s hip heals, they’re essentially stuck at home.
It’s a strange thing to see your parents with their wings clipped.
Where I’m going: Apparently, to the back yard.
What I’m watching: The wind in the trees.
It’s a sparkling day today and there’s a beautiful breeze. I love how this house catches the wind – just open the front and back doors and the breeze flows right through. Luxury!
What I’m reading: Same as last week.
Yes – very unusually for me, I’m taking more than a week to read a book! I’m still on Cloud Cuckoo Land and I only have 20 pages to go. I’m loving how all of the different times are entwining together.
What I’m listening to: Mum’s Boppin’ Bangers.
I’ve started cutting up the fabric for the quilt with over 5,000 squares. I whinged about the cost of the specialised ruler I bought to help me with this, but now I’m absolutely LOVING it. $100 well spent! It’s allowing me to fly through this stage, because I can cut 3 layers of fabric with absolute accuracy at a time. That’s 163 squares at a time. Today I just have the ‘lights’ to cut up, and then I’ll be done.
I’m so appreciative that Ryan27 shared a Spotify account with me. Cutting squares can be tedious but being able to belt out a song as I work really helps. Every now and then on ‘Mum’s Boppin’ Bangers’ a song will come on that I swear I haven’t heard for decades, yet I still know all the words. Loving it.
What I’m eating: A homemade bread roll.
For breakfast, with butter and peanut butter. Yum.
Who needs a good slap: Me, for eating that breakfast.
What I’m planning: A road trip.
May as well.
What has made me smile: The homemade bread roll with butter and peanut butter.
So simple, yet it tasted so good.
Dad joke of the day:
What word in the dictionary is spelt incorrectly?
Cut the rhubarb yet?
Haha! I got distracted, then had a nap, but then at 4 PM went out and cut it. I now have a huge pot of rhubarb and apple to freeze.
Well done, pat yourself on the shoulder! 🙂
I’m not too keen on rhubarb, grew up eating ‘stewed rhubarb’ & ice cream from grandparents garden. I’ve wondered about those rulers and if they are worth the cost, sounds like they might be a good thing.
I was dubious about the cost too, but it’s saved me so much time already. I can see I’ll be using it for years. Leaves the straight ruler for dead.
Haha I enjoyed that Dad joke. Good luck with the rhubarb! I, like you, also enjoy the simple things in life. Keep up the great work FrogdancerJones!
I’m glad someone likes the Dad jokes!
Mmmm! Rhubarb! I hope my rhubarb survived transplanting last fall. It’s buried under a LOT of snow right now.
I enjoy the Dad jokes, too!
Rhubarb’s as tough as nails. It’ll be a lot happier under that snow than I would be!