Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What is the quickest and most effective way of making porage for two in the microwave and evenly dividing it so that each person gets a fair share?
Leave the microwave on full blast until half of the porage has overflowed onto the microwave plate, that's how!!!
I'll leave to your imagination the look on my face when I opened the microwave door and saw what had happened. *grin*
See kids? I keep telling you I am losing my mind. You just won't believe me though, will you. Well, now you have proof! LOLOL
Incidentally, Tara ate was was left in the bowl. I got the spilllage for breakfast. It was edible, but I think I'll stick to more conventional methods of sharing the porage in future. It'll also save on the washing up! *grin*
In less messy news...
Highwoods was just beautiful this morning. Sophie and I went to the Pets At Home store first, to weigh her and get her some teeth-cleaning treats. While I was there I checked that I could redeem Baker's vouchers there. You see, I got a phone call last night from the Bakers Team, asking if I would like vouchers instead of food deliveries for the remaining nine months of my prize. (Remember that Year's Supply of Baker's Complete Dog Food I won back in November?) The beauty of the vouchers means that I can buy any Baker's products I want to - food and treats - between now and 31st December this year. The value of the vouchers is around £250, so that's a lot of food and treats! :-) If I stick with deliveries, I will just get her meals and have to buy treats myself. I like the voucher arrangement instead, and the store is happy to accept them, so we are delighted! :-)
After that, and discovering that I'm not the only one who has put on weight, we headed to Highwoods for a brief walk along the path before going home. We walked as far as the Narnia Lampost (remember my winter blog pics?) then walked into Boat Field and walked back alongside the path in what was a bone dry field. It is so good to see dry mud at last!
Tree and field shots:
It was a very pleasant walk. :-)
Have a porage-explosion-free day Everyone! *grin*
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I ordered it on Sunday, and it arrived this afternoon. I unpacked it, set it up, and Tara and I have been playing with it ever since! Well, mostly Tara actually. She has never played it before and is having a whale of a time. She won't play against me yet though. She wants to get in some practice first. Don't know why. I only played it once before, at a friend's house, when I was about ten! I'm hardly great at it myself! LOLOL
Ball dog is sad, because there is no 'fetch' required:
Awww, poor Sophie. Never mind. I'll hit some of her balls down the garden for her. That's better :-)
Or perhaps not so much! LOL
In other exciting news:
'Ne'er cast a clout till May be out'
The May (Hawthorn) blossom is out at Highwoods!
Yay! The May is out, so we can take off our winter wear at last! Some people think it means the month of May, but logically that doesn't make sense to me, as May itself can be a very warm month, so you would hardly want to keep your winter woollies on until the end of May.
The May blossom is a much more logical choice for this saying, as Hawthorn is about the most common hedgerow plant in the UK, and is easily recognised when the blossom bursts into bloom. Also, it tends to blossom when the weather, and consequently the earth, starts to warm up.
It is out very early this year. We still have over a week of March to go! I'm not complaining though. The winter has had us in its grip for way too long! :-)
So, will I get to play Swingball again today? *goes and peers out of the kitchen window* Unlikely! Tara is imagining a Quidditch game with the Swingball, in between batting balls down the garden for Sophie. Looks like I'm crocheting again! LOL
Have a great day everyone!
Had to be ball LOLs:
Monday, March 21, 2011
A few weeks ago, my neighbour put up a nesting box on the corner of her house extension:
She bought it from the shop at Highwoods. A week or two later a pair of Blue Tits moved in. :-) The beauty of this is that I have a bird's eye view (pun very much intended) of their front door from my back door. LOL. I can also see clearly from my kitchen window.
We have had Blue Tits in the garden before, but never nesting this close. Now they are discovering the convenience of a home close to noms. :-)
From their new home in my neighbour's garden, it is barely a hop to the honeysuckle...
followed by a skip to the bay tree...
ending with a jump to the bird table in my garden...
I wasn't aware that Blue Tits would feed off tables, but I was watching them this morning and this was the routine they followed repeatedly, taking turns...
Honeysuckle to Bay Tree to table, grab seed and retreat to Honeysuckle, chew, swallow, repeat. :-)
So cute! :-) Can't wait for the babies to arrive. :-)
In other news, what is going on electronically? At different times in the last twenty four hours I have lost access to opening new tabs on my browser, lost access to my emails, lost access to Sparkpeople, lost my TV connection and lost my internet connection. It all seems to be back now, but what a palaver! One thing, quite literally, after another!
A lot of it must have been related to the changes Virgin Media are making. Don't these companies ever follow the adage 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'? Sheesh! To cap it all their new sign-in page for my emails doesn't have the capacity for remembering me, and MY capacity for remembering passwords is low, so you can imagine the fun now. LOL. I have a number of different passwords for various websites, and most of them are variations on the same theme. I can spend many happy (not) hours working out which variation goes with which site! LOL
Oh, and I am hugely tired today. Didn't get much sleep last night for some reason, and as a result I've been lagging behind all day *she types while yawning*. Oh for an early night! :-)
I did go walkies with Sophie this morning, but that has been the extent of my activity. Spent some time crocheting, which was nice, and now I'm sparking and waiting for Cold Case and Glee, and New Two and a Half Men, and Mike and Molly. Then I shall crawl into bed, good book optional, and try and get a good night's sleep. :-)
Enjoy your Monday! :-)
How about some birdie LOLs:
How I'm feeling right now! :-)
My Hero! LOL
This is definitely me! The non-conformist! LOL
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Oh dear! This is the first time since I started playing the game a couple of years ago that I haven't earned a single medal!!!
Active Health, not so active, actually! :-)
It was a very bad week exercise-wise, and my weight went up a little too, so no medal for me. (I would put in a sad face here, but the truth is that I am laughing because the game never asks why it was a bad week. You can't make any excuses. Either you made your step count or you didn't. Either you weigh less than last week or you don't.)
Actually, it was a bad week because I forgot to wind up my body's mechanism, so it went kaputy on me midweek, leaving me with a mini mountain to climb. Couldn't climb it - vertigo - so I phutted. LOL. (Translation - TOM and Costo finally caught up with me, after me giving them a damn good run for their money, and they made me rest for a coupla days and then work SLOWLY back to full steam ahead)
That's life! :-)
Stuck with my freggies, water, and Nutrition though, and did pretty darned good over all:
Calories in range 6/7 and only 36 calories over on the seventh day!
Fat in range 6/7 and only ONE gram over on the seventh day!
Carbs in range 7/7 days!
Protein in range 6/7 and only ONE gram under the seventh day! Look at me almost achieving perfection with my proteins! LOL
Freggies at leat 5 a day 7/7
Water at least 8 glasses 7/7
Oh My Gosh! That is the closest I've ever come to a perfect score on my Nutrition for the week! That is AMAZING!!!
Yah Boo! Sucks to you Active Health Medals!!! *grin*
Now, if only I can manage to balance the Nutrition AND the Exercise this week. That would be a real Win Win! :-)
Hope you like the changes I've made to my Sparkpage. :-) Spring Mark II for the Equinox. :-)
This evening I am vegging in front of the TV while eating my dinner, followed by crocheting, and meanwhile watching two episodes of Monk (love him), Cougartown, Hot in Cleveland, Law and Order SVU, and Rookie Blue. (I love to multitask. LOL)
Sunday is suddenly my busiest TV night of the week for all new episodes.
Well, it balances out. Saturday only had one show for me - CSI New York. :-)
Wasn't Comic Relief on Friday night just an amazing evening? We gave up and went to bed at 1 am, before the really rude stuff came on. LOL
Total on the night was something like £75 million!!! A total record donation total!
I think that merits another
Enjoy what's left of the weekend. :-)
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