Thought I would relate our happenings today as most of it has been quite hilarious but have also concerned me having one of those days where everything I do seems to go wrong. It began by being quite funny when I asked our resident shopper and chooser of meal menu K (in other words the boss) what we would be having for dinner.
“Oh that Pork Mum with the apple sauce” so I duly took them out (they being Loin steaks) to defrost before we returned from going to pick up my repeat prescription from the surgery in town. Then it suddenly occurred to me that this was actually the second time this week that we were having Pork for dinner. Hmm. Coincidence?
As we left the flat I remarked about this to K. “We seem to be having a lot of Pork this week K, is it because of the Swine flu?” to which she replied “ Don’t know Mum, Baaaa! “ I was nearly on the floor with laughing. Then the day continued to slowly deteriorate as these days tend to do when you are unfortunate to have one, in that everything began to go wrong. I picked up my repeat prescription from the doctors and took it to the Pharmacy. It was fairly busy as usual. “There’s a 15 minute wait!” the assistant said. I said we would wait. About 5 minutes later she shouted my name out. My prescription hadn’t been signed by the doctor! So I had to quickly dash up to the Surgery to get it signed. (Good job it is right next door!) That is the first time ever that this has ever occurred to me. K didn’t budge whilst I dashed back into the surgery by the way, remaining firmly fixed to one of the chairs provided in the Pharmacy.
Next we were just about to make our way to the bus station when K remembered we needed some money from the cash point machine as we are going on one of the Crew walks along the canal tomorrow and of course we will need some ready cash for all that food we will no doubt consume after our healthy calorie losing walk. (Note here dear readers what a brilliant memory K has whenever the outcome entails either spending, drinking copious amounts of wine or eating.) There were two people using the cash machines as we arrived and we only had 5 minutes before the bus was due to depart! Just as it came round to being my turn, the blasted cash machine ran out, so I had to wait until the other person had finished! Hmm. Again that doesn’t often happen to me! This day was turning out to be ‘One of those days when you wish you had stayed in bed days’ that we all seem to get now and again.
Arrived home and later I began cooking the dinner. At the same time I stupidly began trying to compose my other blog which entailed some messing around with one or two of my panoramic pictures stored online. I had completely forgotten that since getting older (well since turning 50 actually, no, I tell a lie, more like after 40 or was it 30?) I have completely lost that wonderful ability that most females seem to possess of being able to multitask! Suddenly I smelled burning and dashed into the kitchen to find the carrots nicely blackening and sticking to the none stick pan! Oh well, luckily I did manage to salvage most of them. Hopefully there won’t be any more mishaps as K wants me to make some Chocolate Heaven sundaes for tea, that is as long as those chocolate raisins haven’t disappeared into the wide blue yonder since I last checked the cupboard!
If your wondering what these are they are our version of the giant Sundae that someone treat K to on our walk to Wainhouse Tower. Difference being that as we have no proper sundae glasses in our possession, they will be smaller versions in plastic champagne glasses. And here’s a picture of the finished Sundaes before being devoured. (Don’t ask how many calories, I am trying not to count!)
TG P.S. I bet K is thinking that if we eat lots of Pork we’ll develop some sort of immunity to the Swine flu!