Tuesday, 5 March 2013

February in Numbers

With February being the start of the school year we have been busy getting back into routine.  I don't know if my numbers reflect this but here we go

  • 28 days and no rain....still.  We are verging on drought and have had to buy in water once already to put in our tanks.  Here I am checking the water.  The photo is my reflection in the water at the bottom of the tank before we go the water we needed.

  • Auckland, where I live, has had less than 20% its usual rain fall for February.  No wonder we are buy our tank water in.  Of course we are not complaining.  Last year we had no summer to speak of.
  • One 5 hour hockey session for McKenzie even though the season has not stated and we are in the throws of a long and hot summer.  She even got to be ball girl when Auckland U21 women played the Australian Secondary School girl.  She is 4th from the left.

  •  Andre has started back at junior golf and has played 4 holes 3 times in February.  He is there on the green somewhere.

  • We have spent 2 days preparing our fire wood  getting it ready for splitting in March
  •  Novopay (the new payroll system for teachers in New Zealand owned by the Australian company Talent2) has paid me once correctly and once I have been over paid.  After six months of getting wrong most of the time I am getting very tired of it all.
  •  A melatonin break of 1 week is what Hayden just needed. It was really hard work.  It reminded me why he needs help to unwind and go to sleep.  If only that wasn't the case.

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Monday Menu 4 March

Here is my menu for this week.  I am trying a couple of new ideas but all in all simple and quick are the summary of my recipes.

Monday  chicken drum sticks with baked potato and mixed steamed vege.

Tuesday  freezer meal.

Wednesday  slow cooker beef and broccoli  served with noodles.

Thursday  Falafel skewers with hommus and tabouli

Friday   Vegetarian quesadillas

Saturday   We are out 

Sunday  Hamburgers homemade.

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