Thursday, November 5, 2009

Getting Community Minded

I am procrastinating. Yep I am sitting here at the computer reading blogs and posting in the midst of an untidy house, our plates from dinner still on the table and feeling like I should be finishing the packing. Only a day till we leave for India. What is with me tonight???????

I've been thinking about other things besides holidays! Like using more vegies in our meals, my goal for this summer, and doing it in a way that my meat loving husband would not find offensive.

And ways to save water... I saw an add in our local paper today for a Save6 initiative which means every household in WA trying to use 6 buckets of water (or 60L) less a day. We are not a huge water consuming family but still I would like to put in place some ideas about how we can use less water each day. I think Kalyani would love the "have a bath every second day" idea if I encouraged it.

Got this package today from two ladies who came to the door. I thought initially they were Jehovah Witnesses. Also thought about not answering the door. Instead it was two people from our local city council who were looking for someone to adopt the local bus stand. Apparently getting local residents to paint out graffiti on bus stands as they occur actually reduces the incidents of graffiti. Since a lot of our neighbours would have physical difficulty with the painting I volunteered for the job. Something for Kalyani, Shaan and I to do when we get back from holidays. I am sure she will love painting public property!

Love this face that greeted me at the back door this week. "Mum, Mum I've got a flower for you." Weeds as flowers!

I made the effort to get out of the house on Wed after two days straight at home. I am blaming the lack of motivation to do anything on being so tired lately. So we headed out to a local park early in the morning to beat the heat. I was surprised to see Kalyani having a go on some of the play equipment she wasn't able to play on last summer. This girl is growing up.

Hit's yummy chicken and capsicum dish with Asian flavours that he cooked for our weekly cooking date night. After reading the Date Night Cookbook by Meredith Phillips Hit and I have started having a once a week at home date night. Definately an advantage when you find it hard to get babysitters like we do. So we cook a meal together- Hit normally does the main and I get dessert and then watch a movie. Its great having something outside of our daily routine to look forward to each week. Hopefully its also good for our marriage! :) This week everything worked- the food was really good and so was the movie, Management.

Ok I'm off to finish tidying up the house, doing those dishes, having a bath, going to bed-hopefully! Be back in a couple of weeks.

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