It was pretty cold this morning. Unfortunately we are Out. Of. Gas which means the heating was not working, which meant brrrrrr until the sun got up enough to stream through the windows and I could sit in a warm, sunny spot.
I got a bit carried away doing the dishes this morning. I ended up cleaning the oven (boy did it need it, and it probably needs to be done again). And then I got TJL to pull the oven away from the wall and I cleaned under and behind it - talk about manky - manky - manky!! Ewwwww! Not to mention the extraction fan. Practically impossible to clean in-between the venty bits. I used a nail brush as well as a dish brush, and it still wasn't perfectly clean, but hey any cleaner is better than no cleaner. And I cleaned the bathtub/shower.
We went into Stratty for lunch, which wasn't terribly flash. I also went into Paper Plus and purchased Bear Grylls latest book, which I am keen to get started. I read his first book (I think it was) about his ascent of Everest, and it was the best ever climbing book I have read. Of course I lent it to someone, who lent it to someone and now it's gone, but I do have a rule that I don't lend anything I am not prepared to lose so que serra or whatever it is. Before I can begin this book I need to finish Tony Hawks book, which shouldn't take me too long.
This afternoon TJL and I took Stella Dawg for a walk down the farm. TJL said to the cows, c'mon girls, time to get calving! And I said, one has, hasn't it? That hawk just picked up some afterbirth? (sorry if that is too disgusting but it is what happened). TJL told me it was an old one, but perhaps we should go up and check it out. He checked it out from over the fence and said, its and old one. To which I said no its not, the calf is up there with it's mother. One to me! Yes! Not that I'm keeping score or anything ... lol. So thats 4 calves in (the one today is a bobby, which we have to keep and feed up for the next month due to TJLs wee drenching hiccup).
I made a stir-fry for dinner tonights tea. Chicken coated in chinese five spice and flour, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, corgette, and mushroom, with a bit of garlic and ginger. Was scrummy!! Unfortunately TJL had to leave 5 minutes before it was ready so that annoyed me quite a bit. Sometimes his friend says 'jump' and TJL jumps *sigh*. He said something about a trailer and daylight *bah*.
So I am home, alone, with no gas for the heater as the delivery truck did not come today, but I do have my candles lit and a good book to read, so all is pretty right with the world.