Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yes world, I am here!

I've been taking a short, unintentional hiatus from this blog, as I try to enact my New Years resolution of organisation. Organisation is going to mean NOT wiling away so many hours on the net, so I have been staying away from my computer in an effort to get some small unfinished projects finished.

Well, Christmas was crazy and fun, the crazy part was thinking we should drive from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast in 2 days, with 2 small children. And then drive back again.

Not my brilliant idea and preferably NEVER to be repeated.

The fun part was swimming and hanging out with my family and swimming and watching all the kids have fun together and swimming and cooking and swimming and eating and swimming and...you're getting the picture, right?

Now we're back in the real world and this year we're gearing up for 4 year old kinder (even though Master H will be 5 in April), swimming lessons for Master H, gymnastics for both boys and one day of daycare for both thrown in for good measure and for my sanity.

We've started house hunting again, though it appears prices have crept up ever so slightly more, darn it. I'd been hoping that a couple of interest rate rises coupled with the government winding back the grants would see prices begin to level off a bit. Apparently not so.

And, I've been playing with my new gadget...

I was given a food dehydrator by my delightful Mother-in-law, which is something I'd been wanting for while. I wanted it for drying out soaked almonds and peanuts but have since gathered a huge bag of plums off a friends tree and have run those through it also.
The plums come out very tiny and wrinkled, but extremely flavoursome.

I've also been making kefir, sauerkraut and sourdough, all of which means I've been spending way too much time in the kitchen on 40+ degree days! Madness!


ms lottie said...

Good to see you back, sis. Resisting the pull of the net is hard, hard, HARD!

Cat J B said...

Yep, agreed!

m.e (Cathie) said...

good to hear you are back!
love the dehydrator & I have had mine sitting in a box for over a year waiting to be used. feel free to inspire me to use it.

Cat J B said...

Ok Cathie, if I come up with anything great I'll put it up here :)

Cuggles! Kids said...

Finally catching up on my reading... wow, that is certainly a challenge you set yourselves with your Xmas travel. Glad you enjoyed you time while at your destination though! Those plums sound so delicious. Good on you for getting the dehydrator in use. Like Cathie I tend to have these ideas and then not get to them straight away. I should probably add that to my resolutions!

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