This Week: Undomestic Goddess Strikes Again

13-08-24 WIP

This week has been a hectic one. So hectic I’m only getting around to writing this wrap up now!

13-08-24 WIP

That’s my to do list at work. Doing it with brightly coloured post-its makes it easier for me to see how much work I have on. Don’t let the number of post-its fool you – they aren’t broken down into sub-tasks.

We had an invading cat last weekend and the cats didn’t deal too well with it. So this is them sitting as far as possible from each other while both able to look at me ensuring they’re not attacked. How’s that for guarding, huh?

We had a brass band on the steps at work. As you do.

I put noodles in a soup. It didn’t work out so well, to be honest, and then because I’m so smart, I left the massive pot of soup on the stove uncovered over night. The next day it had turned into a tomato-noodle brick and I filled the whole bin in one go.

Having a hot chocolate. With marshmallows. Because marshmallows.

We went out to dinner one night this week and I got this amazing chicken pot pie with mash potato crust. It was soooo good. And I had leftovers for lunch the next day because, really, look at the size of that thing!

I accompanied the Viking to a rugby game and was impressed by the firsts being led out with pipers and flags. Talk about a sense of occasion!

Lasagne pie, you guys. Lasagne pie.

And these are amazeballs. Dates, dried apricots, hazelnut meal, almond meal, coconut, cocoa, all rolled up into a delicious ball of tastiness.

This week on KK&T we talked about Ralph Bulger’s raw account of the murder of his son, and subsequent fall out, in the book My James. Bek brought up some tips on how to save on groceries to help with the budgeting you’re doing (Right? * stare*). The Viking brought us a review of two wines we received from Wine Selectors, as well as a bit of a story about his latest obsession (hint: it’s wine). Cupcake ruffled feathers by suggesting extremists of any belief system, or lack thereof, should keep their strong opinions off social media, and a guest post from JJ talked about the art of commenting.

My favourite comment was from Jessica on God Does Not Belong On Social Media:

I think it’s so important to differentiate between actual God and the God poorly portrayed in churches and on social media. I once saw a post on facebook basically condemning women for talking to their friends about their marriage. Sure there are some aspects of a marriage best kept between partners, but there are some things where outside support may be needed. It makes me very angry that vast proportion of the church is still fundamentally sexist, but I can accept that that’s the church and not God.

I personally don’t post much about my faith at all, for a couple of reasons. I don’t want to be trite or cliche, but more importantly I don’t want to misrepresent God.

Our most popular post was Budgeting: How To Save Money on Groceries

And the best thing I saw on YouTube was a cat pulling a man’s arm back inside from a window, but it’s been taken off YouTube now.

How was your week?

  • melinka

    I like that 5/9 of your pics were of food :) This is something I cooked last weekend as a side to grilled lamb: ratatouille with pearl couscous. Was nice reheated for lunch during the week.

    At this end, surreal week followed by blur of weekend. Have already dropped the ball a bit by not going into the lab, as I usually do on a Sunday, but just couldn’t fit it in. Hope my cell culture doesn’t kark it overnight!

    Sat: househunting, cleaning, take friend out for birthday dinner

    Sun: cleaning, shopping, take different friend out for cheer-up dinner, cooking. Maybe some desk work while I’m simmering the corned beef.

    Mon: Gack! Gack! Gack! 😛

    • melinka

      Oh dear, don’t know why that came up twice, sorry!!!!

    • Tamsin Howse

      Househunting sucks so much, doesn’t it?

      Food is a big part of my life, hence all the pics 😉 That “side” sounds way fancier than any main I can make! You must come over and cook for me some time 😉