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♥ Monday – Dinner at Grandma & Grandad’s
♥ Tuesday – Grilled Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Greek Yoghurt Sauce & Pasta
♥ Wednesday – Slow cooker pea & ham soup
♥ Thursday – Wok-cooked fish with Sesame Soy Sauce & noodles
♥ Friday – Pizza & Movie Night
♥ Saturday – Vegetarian Quiche & Salad
♥ Sunday – Slow Cooked Corned Beef with Mash, Veg & White Sauce
My parents moved house this past weekend. They had lived in their house for 23 years and moved in there when I was 4 years old. I moved out about 6 years ago but it still always felt like home to me. They’ve downsized to a smaller house with a smaller yard with much less maintenance needed. Their new home is only 11 years old compared to the 40 something years the other house was. It will be so much better for them and the new house is lovely (we’ve spent the weekend there) but it was still a very bittersweet weekend for me. It probably hasn’t really even hit me properly yet.
We also sold my old Volkswagen Beetle, George. My parents’ bought him for me (I paid them back) when I first started college in 2005. He coped with the 1 1/2 hour drive twice a week while I was in college, including up the very steep Mt Ousely. We spent quite a bit of money (some say too much) fixing him up – completely redoing the floor and removing all of the rust. There was, of course, many breakdowns and one fire, but many less than I expected. Before we had Lily we thought we may have to sell him but we decided to keep him as our second car. I only got to drive him a few times before it became obvious that we couldn’t afford to fix him to make him road-worthy for registration. So, he went to live at my parents’ house until we decided what to do with him. Personally I hoped that we would finally win the lottery so we could fully restore him. Once my parents decided to sell their house the decision about George had to be made. My Dad contacted the local VW restorer who decided to buy George for a few hundred dollars. Of course, I hope he’ll be restored to his former glory but I’m sure he’ll just be used for parts or put out to pasture.
So, a sad week but also a week of new beginnings.
This coming week will probably be a little more normal. On Monday we have Lily’s swimming lesson, then grocery shopping then it’s off to the doctor for Chloe’s first check up and needles. Not really looking forward to that. But then out to Grandma and Grandad’s for dinner.
All normal for the rest of the week until Friday when my awesome friend Amy will be coming over for a pizza and movie night. We haven’t had one in so long and I can not wait!
Sunday I’m hoping to go to the Sydney Supanova – only to see Raymond E Feist and have my books signed. He is one of my favourite authors and I have all of his books. I’ve been reading them since I was about 13 years old so I am so excited to finally meet him.
A couple of slow cooker meals this week – I’m really enjoying experimenting with my slow cooker and seeing what works and what doesn’t. Also looking forward to cooking Yvette from Little Bento Blog’sSlow Cooked Corned Beef again.