You thought I was going to miss out this month, didn’t you? I’d be very angry with myself if I didn’t join in with the lovely Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s In My Kitchen monthly peek into what’s going on in lots of kitchens around the world.
This has been a very hectic time for me. I’ve shared that John’s mother is in a dementia unit not far from us and today, this very day, John’s dad Rob is moving in to the same Arcare facility. So I’ll be honest and tell you that my kitchen is a mess! There’s crap all over the house that must sit out so it’s not forgotten on moving in day. The amount of ‘stuff’ one person can accumulate in just over a year is immense.
As I write this post, it’s 7am and Rob is up, showered and is packing. He’s overdone things this week so he’s really sore — on top of the awful arthritis and other things that give him so much discomfort. To be 93 is a wonderful accomplishment and to do so while still at the top of your game intellectually is even better.
There’s been a brand new computer purchased for the move, a new DVD player and a new (and his first ever) mobile phone called “the Senior phone” (nothing smart about it)
Rob’s looking forward to making new friends, joining ‘the men’s club’ where they do guy things and joining in on all the activities. He’s going to miss the food so I’ll be sure to bring things I’ve made so he can have a treat and something to share. Now to In My Kitchen.
A good friend heard me talk about liquid smoke and she’d never heard of it before. I tried to explain what it’s like but I think unless you’ve used it you might need a sniff. Carol was in a store the other day and found this and brought it to me – just so she could take a whiff. It was like show and tell.
I bought some of this tomato chutney to go with the Saturday Surprise Puffs but forgot about it and used something else. Do you ever do something like that where you buy something specifically to go with a dish and then something shiny goes past and you forget all about it? Could be my age. 🙂
Finally, John surprised me the other day when he went out with Charlie. Charlie came back with a nice new necktie. Apparently the dress shirt didn’t fit but he bought the tie anyway.
If you want to see what’s going on in nifty bloggers’ kitchens, click on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for the big list on the right sidebar. Visit them all, you’ll really enjoy the peek.