hello 42 It's my birthday today. It doesn't feel like much of a celebration this year, we're so stressed from money problems, and teenage problems, and life that it feels easier to just let it slide past. But I'll bake a cake, and blow out candles with the kids, and cook my favourite dinner (potato bake and crumbed steak, still) and try to let the worry go until tomorrow.
hello cake baking Steve came to me yesterday as I was baking biscuits and said "do you think I could make your birthday cake?" An interesting discussion ensued about baking being easy if you follow the instructions, with the end result being that he's going to attempt (with his little helper) to make chocolate cake. And I'll supervise, from the couch, apparently. [It's more likely I'll be standing in the kitchen, armed with my camera]
hello craft room sorting One of the upsides of being broke is that we're slowly getting rid of crap (selling on eBay being one of the ways to bolster the meager bank account) This week, we're tackling the craft room, pulling out the stuff that has been "waiting to be sorted" and finally sorting it.
hello car parts About seven years ago, we bought a car for Steve that was old. There was a two-part plan to buying an old vehicle - firstly, we knew that the car aged well; secondly, we knew parts were easy to replace, and a lot of the work we could do ourselves. But we've had nothing but problems with the car every time we want to use it for anything other than running to the shops. So we let the registration lapse, while we tried to decide if it was worth saving or trashing. In the process of sorting through rooms we've found a random assortment of car parts that we purchased, but never replaced on the actual vehicle. Now we have to decide if we sell those parts, or we stash them away for a time when we can fix the car.
hello Monday, a new start every week