i have been unsettled today, the girls have been afflicted with fever and coughs, the rain poured down, the car was out of service........
last weekend was one long frustration and the week has been frightfully busy so i had hoped to really enjoy this weekend and i was a bit disgruntled that it was all going pear shaped again.
then i went to the shops. i had to take back a rented dvd and while there i was tempted by persimmons and mandarins. we got some noodles to make fish soup for dinner and discovered pandan cake and kaya, foods of my husband's home malaysia that i have never seen in australia before, available in the local asian market.
as we shopped the rain bucketed and we got wetter
then we came home
the girls were more miserable than ever
but the house was warm and dry
the soup was comforting and tasty, we had sticky date pudding for sweets.
the girls revived slightly
george (the mouse) rolled around hilariously in his exercise ball
it was home as home should be
suddenly the frustration evaporated
and i was happy