Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Mondays Menu 29 April

Here is my menu for the week.  My children are all back from their holidays so we are back in full momentum

Monday  takeaways (DH and myself)

Tuesday   spaghetti bolognese.

Wednesday  Fried Rice (a new recipe)

Thursday   Sriracha Barbecue Chicken with green salad.

Friday  Slow cooker Italian Meatballs

Saturday  Hippie Hash

Sunday  Leftovers

I am linking this to I'm an Organising Junkie

Friday, 26 April 2013

Fridays Fabulous Five #36

Here I am and it is Friday with my on time post of fabulous finds this week.



Link me up if you find something that you would love to share.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday 24 April

Photographed yesterday as we were tidying up branches in our paddocks with my little point and snap camera.


I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys

What is it?

 The tree that this fruit comes from was saved and transplanted 18 months ago when we moved into this house. It smells like a citrus and spikes like some lemon and lime trees have. With this knowledge we assumed that it was a lemon / lime tree. This tree has struggled somewhat with its move but this year produced fruit. Surprisingly we have no idea what the fruit is. The fruit is quite lumpy and bumpy. We have not tasted it as we are not even sure if it is safe to do so. We don’t even know if the photo shows the fruit ripe.

 Hmmmm what a mystery we have in our backyard.



I scrapbooked it too.




(credits for this are found here at Nuts4Digi)

Monday, 22 April 2013

Monday Menu 22 April

The school holidays start with me having a head cold and not feeling much like whats for dinner. 

Fingers crossed I feel like I am passed the worst of my cold.

Monday   a freezer meal quick and easy when you are not feeling on top of life

Tuesday   easy fried rice

Wednesday   curry chicken pasta

Thursday  lemon and herbed marinated grilled chicken with salad

Friday rissoles with baked potato and salad

Saturday   hamburgers homemade

Sunday  dining out

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Project 365 March

I know that I am a little late posting these but here are my March pages.










The credits for these pages can be found 


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday 17 April

Even though as I type this it is drizzling with rain I know that it is not enough to fill our tanks or really break the drought in my area.  Fingers crossed that is not the case or else we will be doing a little more of this.




Just look how many men it takes to put the hose in the tank.



 

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

When you don't/ can't eat enough food.

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when you can't/ won't eat enough food?  Well here is what approximately 3 months of food for my son who is not hungry enough to eat (due to consuming about 4 litres of water each 24 hours.

 Ok so there is some on the back seat of our little car too.  It is all liquid and all delivered through his mickey button as he refuses to drink it.  I know hard to believe he wont drink it when his is always so thirsty. But for him it is water or milk and that is it.  No point forcing it as he will just vomit is back up.  To be fair the brown boxes hold the food that is delivered over night as there are not enough house in the daytime. 

Hmmmm. 

I wonder how all this will change when his kidneys finally fail?


Monday, 15 April 2013

Monday Menu 15 April

The last week of the school term with winter sport just starting and I tired.  Anyway bravely I decided that I needed to try some new recipes so here we go.

Monday  Curry Chicken Pasta

Tuesday   schnitzel with spicy pizzaiola sauce

Wednesday meatballs with pasta, mushroom and spinach  ( Something similar to this)

Thursday  three cheese lasagna

Friday pizza homemade

Saturday  chicken pie with salad

Sunday  leftovers.

sorry not so many of these recipes could be found on line this week.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday 10 April

Hayden painting with water.  He is imitating his Dad.


I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys


March in Numbers

What a busy month in house....well maybe that is the normal in my house.

So here are my numbers featuring number 2.

  • we had to buy 2 lots of  water to put in  our water tanks due to the ongoing drought.  Here we are with the water tank at our house 7.30 in the morning.  We were his second delivery that day.

  •  2 mornings of rain that's it since Boxing Day 2012.
Nothing like a happy rain dance when you get a little respite from the weather.


  • Hayden had 2 blood test 2 weeks apart because his creatinine level was very high even for him.  He has kidney disease.
  • We had to buy 10 bails of hay to keep the cow in our paddocks fed.
  • 320sq m of tin roof that makes up our house/ garage/ carport and 'man cave' was prepared and painted twice.  150sq m of deck is underway.


  • I/2 of our rather large wood shed is filled with enough fire wood, sourced (from a recyclable source) felled, split, moved and stacked.  I have to say in the middle of a drought it does not feel like we need fire wood ....but I really know better.  So I am happy that once those crisp cool days of winter hit us we will be able to walk around the house with our shorts and t'shirts on and the house will be lovely and dry.
  • Hockey started in our house with 2 days of musters and team selection,  to mark the ominous arrival of all those Saturday mornings of sport about to start.
  • I lost my car keys for the 2nd time in 18 months.  I am keen to find a solution to this problem I see to have.  Just maybe a bit of technology that helps with the find component might just help.
I am linking this post to Julie at Notes on Paper


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday 3 April

I download the photos from my camera and found this little shadow dance performed and recorded by my daughter finger smudge and all.  I must say I had a little laugh when I saw it.









I am linking this Post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Monday Menu 1 April

Well another week is here and so my menu is reflects that we are reaching the end of the school term and winter sport (yes I said winter while we are still in the middle of a summer drought) is just gearing up.

Monday  Stir fry ...my version as I am using left overs

Tuesday  bbq chicken with potato baked and salad

Wednesday  curry chicken pasta

Thursday  vegetable and macaroni cheese bake

Friday  homemade pizza

Saturday  ham and asparagus quiche with salad

Sunday   Leftovers

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