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Thursday, May 14, 2009

of ramps & wheelchairs & cooking vegetarian

Vegetarianism is harmless enough though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. ~Robert Hutchison
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.


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Is Kimba a relative or friend?

I hope you're able to get your housework done so she can stay. You may wish to get the width dimensions of her chair and see if her bathroom would be accessible. (You need to get in, turn chair around, hop on potty and hop off again.)

If not, you'd probably want a curtain or something temporarily. My neighbour's daughter is in a chair and says you'd be surprised at the places that are truly NOT accessible.

May God bless you with a great visit. :]

Ganeida said...

Kimba is a friend & luckily the loo was never an issue. When the main frame of our house went up someone misread the blueprint & we got a very oversized loo! lol.

Diane Shiffer said...

hee hee on the no-cornflakes incident... that happens around here all too often as well. it's been known to make me lose my good humor just a bit;) i admire your patience, my dear☺

Molytail said...

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?LOL what's she want? I'll just not mention all the metal I used to have in my face. *grin* (No that doesn't mean I think she should!)

Come cook for meeeeee! Nut patties sound yummy!

The HoJo's said...

shall I tell the story about the girl with the eyebrow peircing, not for a full tummy this one....or the one where the nose ring got ripped out, or....


Ganeida said...

lol Moly: What Ditz started with was a *corset*, hoping I'm sure the shock value would make a 2nd piercing in her ear look much more attractive. I told her I would think about it but thinking does not necessarily translate into action. I can think about it till she grows out of it!

Hojos: I'm pretty ungrossable. Some day I will list the injuries I've done with my lot ~ includes snake bite, man eating spider bite & cuts requiring more stitches higher than I can count! ;P

Sandra said...

You have a very hectic life!

Molytail said...

Oh my heavens, she really did go in for the outrageous first didn't she??! LOL (where in the heck did she ever learn of the corset? Cindy is familiar with a lot of piercings, having had a pierced Mum for quite a few years, but she has NO idea that things like the corset actually exist.)

Ganeida said...

Corsets are underwear! lol Nope, I didn't know what they were either but Ditz knew it was a no brainer because we don't go round that unclothed to show it off. Knowing Ditz she probably looked piercings up on~line & took note of the more outrageous one's in the hope of appearing more worldly & knowledgable somewhere than she actually is. Just at present she is reminding me why her nickname as a toddler was *the wild child.* I'm breathing here, just breathing.

Molytail said...

Haha - I know they're (also) undergarments LOL

Wait until she comes asking for ink. *grin*

Ganeida said...

Ink! Oh no, we don't do inky things!