Saturday, July 31, 2010
It's Saturday afternoon and fortuitously, everyone but me is napping. I am drinking tea, scoffing what feels like most of a packet of milk arrowroots and sucking up these few moments without a snotty and teething cranky child hanging off me, like a DROWNING MAN GASPING FOR AIR. 10 minutes for a cup of tea on my own is my saving grace sometimes.
This has pretty much been her expression all day.
I am actually researching recipes that require a million lemons, as I picked all these off the small tree earlier.
And I still have all these to go on the big tree Ahh.
I think while the second tree is DEFINITELY lemons, the tree I picked seems like a hybrid as they a lemon shape, but with an oranger hue, are slightly sweeter than lemons, SUPER JUICY, but still a magnificent tartness. I really do not know, as I am not Lady-Doctor-Citrus. Much to your surprise.
Not sure what to start doing with them, I used three along with water, sugar and vanilla to poach some pears in the slow cooker. The syrup is SO delicious that I keep creeping over with a spoon to slurp it up.
Other than that, I got an ok haircut at the Biba close to our new home (except the guy cutting my hair WOULD NOT SHUT UP and asked me what I was doing on the weekend THREE times, which I answered the same every time - not much as we have a toddler, which makes me feel like a LOSER, but my weekend is rad to me), coloured my hair (home job, my hair is so short it makes no difference between using a $12 box job and $100 by a professional). The ace DrMr has been giving me a break from the cranky lady:
His endless patience for tea parties.
Sharing his lunch while trying to find Nemo.
(DrMr was woken from his nap (he still has a cold) by Ruby throwing a dummy on his face, which bounced off his head and rolled under the bed. While crawling under the bed get it, he was whipped on his exposed back by her with a wet face cloth used to wipe her face after lunch, as he flinched away from it, his back hit the oil heater and burnt him. Terrible, but I laughed a lot when he told me that story)
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