Wednesday, 29 July 2015
This Week: Day By Day - Wednesday
Thinking back to the morning at the end of the day hurts my brain. I said a few posts ago that things tend to slip from my memory, and honestly there can be whole chunks of my day that I cannot account for until something triggers something else in my head and association leads me to memory. It's weird. However, now that I think of it, this morning's events are returning to me... now.
Mum was in a hurry to get us all up and going this morning as it was a rather busy day. She left us all eating breakfast to go and get her blood test done straight up so she wouldn't have to do it later. I made myself potato cakes for breakfast this morning. I am rather obsessed by potato at the moment. I would happily eat it every meal, but I think potato cakes are my favourite. I shall attach a quick recipe at the end of this post so that you can partake of the goodies too. :)
When Mum got home we got tidied up and I had a snuggle with Annie. Poor darling! She still wasn't very well at all. I could see it in her eyes and her cough was getting worse. I took her to Mum and asked if we could try to get her on my doctors appointment. Mum rang and they slipped her in at the same time as me.
We were all a little sad this morning because Jess, Joy and Elise all had orthodontist appointments. That wasn't sad - the sad thing was that Jess wasn't coming back. As you would probably see on her blog Dreams Really Do Come True, Jess regularly goes over to Tahlee, a Christian camp site, to help out with the catering when the camps come in. She had to go again today. We all miss her so much when she is gone. She doesn't know how long she will be staying this time either. Last time she stayed for eight days.
I got a lovely email today though that made us all excited (except for Jess, because she won't be here.). It was from my friend Elizabeth (not her real name) who is working about an hour away from us, but is currently living six to seven hours away from her family. We had invited her to come and stay with us at any time, and she sent me an email this morning to say that she is coming up this weekend. I am really looking forward to spending some more time with her. This weekend is our town's annual Lion's Club Book Fair, so Elizabeth and I are planning to go and get some (more!) books. We also plan to play board games chat and maybe watch a movie or two. I think we might have a long night ahead of us on Friday night! XD
When Mum took the girls to the orthodontist, Grace, James and I stayed at home to get some book work done. I lit the fire, and then settled down with some chemistry and biology. I am finding the anatomy of a crayfish harder to memorize than the anatomy of an earthworm, but then again I have never seen a live crayfish before either. Maybe if I had seen crayfish as often as I played with earthworms as a little girl, would have more idea... then again, maybe not...
Mum called me as she left the orthodontist and asked me to put the left over lamb and veggie soup on the stove to heat for lunch. At the appointed time, I did so. Because of all the fat in lamb, the soup was nearly completely solid when I got it out of the fridge and put it on the heat.
In my defence I went to do some more chemistry while it heated. I thought it would take longer than that to get warm, let alone burn. Thankfully, it wasn't too bad and I was able to tip out the soup in a different pot and scrape out the bottom of the blackened pot.
After lunch Mum took me and Annie to our doctor's appointment. We got there and sat in the waiting room, which was well named because we waited... and waited... and waited... ... and waited.
Finally we were called in and Annie was examined. She put on her I'm-a-little-angel air and let the doctor look in her ears and mouth, and listen to her breathing. He said she had a cold and would get over it soon. Mum and I aren't convinced that it is just a cold, but at least it is nothing serious. Then it was my turn. He examined me and then gave me a script of antibiotics for a sinus infection, which (interestingly) he said would not be contagious. That is always good news, especially when you live with nine other people, and you are out and about and have people coming and going at your house a lot of the time. It was rather satisfying actually, in a sort of odd little way.
When we got home, Mum's piano students were already there and not long after that Dad arrived home from work. I told him that Jess's laptop was ready to be picked up from the repair shop, and so he and I went down town to get it. I asked Dad if on the way back, we could stop at a chemist to fill my script. He decided to go to the chemist in the middle of the main street. This may not sound like a problem to you, unless you live in my town in which case you already know what I am going to say. Our council decided that our main street could do with an up grade, and so, as a result, no one has been able to drive down the main street of our little town since January because of road works. Eight months on and it's still going. Dad found a park as close to the obtrusive fence as he could, and then I had to get out and walk nearly two blocks to the chemist. It's not really a big deal, I guess - just sort of annoying and kind of pointless that nobody can use the street while they up grade it so that people can use it. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. We are a small mining town with a lot of small businesses. All of those businesses have suffered because of this up grade (because people can't get to the street-front shops) and some have even closed down. With the mining economy down as it is, I think it is useless putting in fancy new street lights when the small businesses that help support the town are making less than half their money because of it. Besides, the new street lights look really silly. XD Rant over. :P
At the chemist, I found a table of nail polish that was half price. I kind of like nail polish if it isn't too bright, so I bought a bottle of Natio nail polish. The colour is called stardust. I have put a picture of it here - it's not a great picture, though... it's a bit more bronzy than what you see there. I brought it home and tried it on. It's really nice. In fact Mum liked it so much, she put it on too! :)
Dad and James had a church men's bowling and pizza night tonight, but they weren't home late and everyone went to bed early... except Mum and me. We decided to stay up and watch Sister Act. Which is why I'm still up at ten minutes to midnight typing. But I'm just about done in... I was going to share the recipe for potato cakes with you, but that might have to wait for another time. I am now going to post this so that Wednesday's post is posted on Wednesday, not Thursday. Goodnight y'all!!