It’s bank holiday Monday and a whole day that could be used constructively stretched ahead of me this morning. So of course, instead of making the most of it, I got up late, lounged about, read blogs, knitted a little, wandered over to my Mum’s for lunch, came back, knitted a little more, hung out with Mollie and the bunnies and nothing else. I *could* have done any amount of housework or got the garden furniture out of the garage or sorted out the front garden, but I didn’t. In fact the closest I got to chores was thinking about making a list of jobs that need to be done….
I managed to take this picture as both Molls and Flora were looking at me:
Flora is a medium sized bunny and her hutch mate, who is shy and therefore absent from the picture, is Arnold, a little black mini Rex. He’s just perfect. Flora isn’t, as she’s prone to growling and biting but she’s a real character. They’re currently living in temporary accommodation while the bunny palace, which I’ve just ordered, is made and delivered. They had to be moved from their usual location for measuring and to get rid of the old hutch which collapsed. I can’t wait for the new one because the run will be much taller and I’m hoping to have tubes & tunnels into other parts of the garden for them 😄.
One thing I did think about today was that I needed to make mincemeat for Christmas – and started preparing a shopping list! I like to make my own mincemeat. That way I know it’s definitely vegetarian and absolutely nut free (I’m allergic). It’s not too early to make it, I should have done it in January, so its really matured by the time Christmas rolls round. I got a bit distracted and ended up going on line to look for nice labels to go on my jars. This would be a colossal waste of money as I don’t make jam or chutney (life is too short) so there isn’t anything in my Kilner jars apart from mincemeat, so in the end I didn’t. I did however discover in the cupboard where I keep my jars a shop bought jar of mincemeat the husband bought home from work (a supermarket) one day after Christmas, which I had forgotten about. Now I am in many ways quite easy going regarding foodstuffs he buys on a whim, which can range from the odd to the expensive, but I did get irritated by that. I make my own delicious mincemeat and Christmas cake and I don’t expect him to blooming well buy either of those… We won’t even go into the time one October he said he didn’t want a Christmas cake, so I don’t make one & he then bought one on Christmas Eve! I haven’t asked him ever since as my family will eat it if he doesn’t. Anyway, I have one jar left from last year, which should be absolutely deelish when we open it!
Spot the imposter…
And yes, I have started thinking about my Christmas knitting. I always do about this time and start the actual knitting in July. That way I can have lots of projects, a reasonable deadline and a reason to buy yarn… But before then it’s my sisters birthday. Did a fair bit today:
Hoping to finish the sleeve shaping before dinner….