Monday, 21 June 2010
laundry and cabbage and puppy dog tales
today i'm off work and i'm happily being extremely domesticated; because we have seasonal vegetables delivered and i dont choose what we get i have a glut of cabbage here so tonight we'll eat sweet & sour cabbage with chicken schnitzel for dinner. it's a recipe belonging to the coles' supermarket $10 meal promotion and i find the promotion a bit sickening but hey, if i can learn something useful then thats ok. also in the bid to use cabbage i bought bacon bones for cabbage and bacon soup, they're bubbling away as we speak and hopefully that will be a good meal for tomorrow. all this cabbage makes me feel mildly virtuous because it's really very healthy stuff.
i also got a new school jumper for keaghan, who seems to out grow everything almost before he wears it, he's declared it too big because the sleeves hang over his hands but if it wasnt a bit big i'd be getting another one next week or the week after that.
the pile of laundry has been reduced by a folding blitz and as i folded i watched "the cave of the yellow dog". i enjoyed it immensely, it's depiction of nomadic life in mongolia is gentle and picturesque. by way of my quirky mind i took particular notice of a couple of close ups of the hands of the women: muscular, dark tanned, with dirty nails they are the opposite of a western beauty ideal but they had a beauty far more resonant with me. they tell the story of capable women, both strong and tender. there was a grace in those hands. if you get to see the movie the furnishings of the yurt are worth a look too.
and now, onward and upward to put the washing machine on, make the dinner and remake the bed.