Bella being a tart. If I lay around like that, I'd be arrested. Saucy cat...
It's been a hectic week and slightly less so for the weekend. The only day I was home was Saturday. What with having to visit the library because I'd run out of reading material, meeting a friend for lunch and other sundry trips out and about, I actually didn't get much work done on my book. In fact, I'd only managed my morning walk to the beach three times and I'm feeling rather deprived. I was hoping to go today but it's pouring with rain and blowing a gale...however, I'll assess the situation later.
I had an old friend visit on Friday. It had been four years since I'd last seen him so we had a lot to catch up on. While catching up we managed to demolish a punnet of strawberries...they were on special at 99c a punnet so I bought two. They were fairly small but delicious. Earlier in the week I'd met another friend for lunch, visited the library for some more reading material...I hate not having anything to read, and on Friday did my monthly shop to stock the cupboards and fridge. I'm not really keen on grocery shopping that's why I get it over and done with in one fell swoop. Ok, it means I have a month's worth of stuff to lug up the stairs but I figure it's good weight training anyway.
Yesterday (Sunday) I went to the fresh produce markets. I hadn't been for a couple of months but I was hanging out for the lovely preservative free, natural chicken, macadamia and honey sausages I like to buy. A dozen for eight or nine dollars. Plus I also purchased six large chicken breasts and a couple of chicken, spinach and feta filos. Over to the Stockman's meat truck where I managed to find some Wagyu minute steaks, six for $9, the last two frenched pork cutlets plus a kilo of lean beef mince...all this grass fed, not grain fed, meat. So that's my protein sorted for some time.
I also picked up a bag of salad with 14 different ingredients including some herbs I'd never heard of but which tasted delicious as well as mushrooms, capsicums, zucchinis and avocadoes, plus a large bag of big vine ripened tomatoes which I picked up for $3. Guess what's for dinner tonight? Zucchini slice and salad. I haven't had that for ages. Last night's dinner was chicken sausages and fresh salad...yum. As you may have guessed, I love salads and could eat them every night of the week. Actually I quite often do.
There's no book review this week as I didn't have a lot of time apart from trying to get into one which was so boring I gave up. I thought it may have been somewhat likeThe Railwayman's wife as the subject was similar, however, I felt the main character was self centred and self indulgent and I couldn't warm to her at all. The author spent too much time in her character's head and not enough time moving the story along. Ok, some people may like that but my thought was that life's too short to waste time on a book such as that so I gave up. There are too many other books out there I have to try to read without ploughing through something as uninteresting as that book was. Right...rant over.
So, after the week that was, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way, I shall now knuckle down to another, hopefully more productive week, starting with this post. I feel very relieved that I don't have to visit the supermarket for another month, apart from the odd thing I may discover I'd forgotten, however I'm hoping that won't happen.
This week I have nothing planned, apart from getting my book "out there" with fingers crossed that not too much to-ing and fro-ing is required edit-wise. Next week will be a different story and I shall face that when it happens.
Ciao, dear friends, I shall "see" you anon...