Friday, 26 February 2010

Friday 26 Feb 2010

Even as we speak - in a manner of speaking - Keith is out on a hunt for green split peas.  I always see them in supermarkets when I don't need any.  Today I do.  The fate of tomorrow's lunch hangs in the balance.  Today is roast smoked ham with potatoes, sugarsnaps and asparagus (frozen I'm afraid) and a red onion sauce.  Tomorrow is home made pea and ham soup - depending on the current pea crisis.


Later........ Lunch was nice, except of course the onion sauce was a pale pink colour.  Well it would be wouldn't it, using red onions?  Why did I do that?  2 reasons:  to see what happened and because they were 2kg for the price of 1kg.  So we've got to have red onions in everything just now so they don't go to waste!

As usual with his shopping expeditions Keith just HAD to bring back something else.  Today it was a Snuggie.  People in England will have seen them advertised on telly but I don't know about anyone else.

This is a Snuggie and I'm under there somewhere!  It's a huge fleecy lightweight blanket with armholes in it for keeping you warm while you read or watch telly or do your knitting.  What a grand idea!

Our camera-shy Sally is actually there in this photo.  Unfortunately she fled behind the chair so you'll have to imagine her.  Her bed is just down there by my right foot and as she was just having her pre-prandial nap I thought I might just catch the old sleepy head.  But no, even though I had Keith sneaking around with that camera, the instant he switched it 'on' she fled.  How does she know, she's deaf!  Our camera must smell.



How do they do it eh?  Why do all household appliances seem to pack up at the same time?  The cooker has been on the blink for quite a while but it wasn't unsafe so I still use it.  The washing machine has been conking out programme by programme for a couple of years.  Soon we'll only be left with 60* and Boil - you can't treat woolens like that can you?  Just this week Keith noticed the TV on switch sometimes works and sometimes not so now that has to be left on stand-by, which we don't normally do so as to do our bit for the environment.  Lightbulbs too......one out, all out!


I'm not usually one for playing music of any sort at home.  In fact it drives me mad and I hate it in the car too.  Give me a quiz show or news programme, otherwise leave me to the wonderful sound of silence.  There is one voice though which I never tire of:  Susan Boyle.  That lovely sound, clear as a bell and you can tell every word she sings.  I hope someone will tell me when she brings out her second album.


That's me for today!  Have a lovely weekend.


8 comments:

Jan said...

Love the snuggly thingy ,no I havent seen it on TV ,yes our dog Kizzie will only have her picture taken when it suits her , you didnt say if Keith found the peas ,I hope your appliances last a bit longer ,I posted an entry today too ...love Jan xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The snuggy has been here in the US. Around Christmas time they were even advertising snuggies for dogs. They had different sizes too. We can only hope that all the appliances don't go at once. Everything is so expensive to replace. Hope you got those peas!

Kath said...

Rodg is rofl at your picture I just let him see Angie Heeeeeeeeeeeee.He says me you and him can get inside that snuggie heeeeeee.Yes wev'e seen um on TV. I thought they looked big but not sooooooooo big LOL!!I would be tripping the light fantastic in one of those.(breaking my neck probably)LOL!!Hope Keith found the peas,have a great onion week he-he.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have one of those snuggies Angie and unfortunately left it in the camper. When Jerry closed up the camper for the winter it was in the part that's impossible to get to unless you open the whole thing up again. Needless to say it won't be opened until warm weather, when I won't need the snuggie! At our house all the appliances quit at once too. :( blessings, marlene

LYN said...

THEY EVEN HAVE SNUGGLIES FOR DOGS OVER HERE...

YOU LOOK CUTE...LOL

Jasper said...

Wow Angie - you look very glam in your snuggle - Keith has good taste! Did he find the peas? We've got some dried split peas. We could email them to you if you like... ;-) Jasper says you can have as much of HIS pee as you want, but I think he didn't hear the question properly.

Bad luck on the appliances. I have a theory that they all come alive at night and conspire as to how best to antagonise humans. That's why they all seem to pack up at the same time. Trust me - they're plotting to destroy us all...!!!

I'm beginning to feel suspicious about your Sal and her refusal to be captured on film. I think she is on the run from the Mafiosa and doesn't want to be tracked down. The clues are there...

Love ya lots hun,

Ruth & Jasper xx

Jasper said...

P.S. Oven-roasted red onions are REALLY delicious x

Marie said...

Love, LOVE this pic of you Angie. I am playing catch up here this morning before we leave for Chester. You do look cute in this! hehe. I think that all appliances have a built in "We're ready to give up the ghost NOW" stage, and they are all rigged to go off at once! At least that's the way it is in our house!! Love you loads. xxoo