In the interim years wherein I have succumbed to the majority of my family's preference for meat I have forgotten that eating vegetarian normally requires a little more preparation ~ & in my case forethought.
Today was particularly busy. Ditz is a little off~colour; not sick sick, just a little unwell. lol. I love that phrase. It covers a multitude of unwellness! Anyway we had a slow start to the day, made slower by Ditz trying to convince me that if she didn't want a really outrageous piercing I should allow her a less outrageous one. Oh yes?
Not having trudged all over the place yesterday [because Ditz is a little unwell] we were reasonably alert for today & I took full advantage of it whizzing Ditz through her history & science in record time. Ditz talked nonstop but this is not uncommon. Whatever is wrong with her it has not affected her tongue!
I had washing to put out & bring in, a general tidying up of our school work table & filing because some days are too rushed to do more than poke a paper between the pages of a book & hope for the best, only the pages tend to accumulate rather fast.
Then it was on to the main business of the day, helping Dearest drill holes for the verandah posts & sort out the run for a ramp. We are hoping to get Kimba to our festival but Kimba has a wheelchair & our house is a bit inaccessible for wheelchairs so we jumped at the chance to be able to make Kimba as independent as possible so that our home is somewhere she can feel comfortable. Friends have recently taken up a floor & the long bits are a perfect fit for a ramp. What's more God had seen we'd left the perfect place for a ramp; it just needed a bit of tidying so Dearest can do his building thing. I had a full day of yard work.
I really don't mind pottering round in my yard. It is infinitely preferable to pottering round in my kitchen & the thought of being able to tell Kimba [you reading here girl?!] she can do wheelies on our verandah was hugely motivating. We are ready to go but of course I worked until I lost the light having given only half a thought as to what I was eventually going to feed the ravening hordes.
My half thought amounted to steak for the meaties & a particularly yummy nut pattie for Ditz & I. What I'd forgotten was how much preparation time I needed. Five different sorts of nuts to be diced small & the pistachios had to be shelled first. I was doing ok until I went for the cornflakes I'd bought earlier in the week to make my crumbs for this recipe. No cornflakes! No~one admitted to eating the last spoonful & failing to inform me. I had a bowl full of nut meat squishy with eggs & no crumbs to bind everything together. I handed Liddy the car keys & we shot out to the shops but Liddy decided she wanted to do desert so it was not the quick trip I'd anticipated. Needless to say dinner was very late but those are a very good pattie. Unfortunately the meat~eaters think so too. There were no leftovers.