Today I was willing to cook. I had a lovely gammon joint all prepared. I had the potatoes peeled, par-boiled and ready for roasting. The oven had been on for 10 minutes and was nice and hot, I opened the door to pop in the joint when sparks flew at me from the inside back of the cooker, there was a loud pop and the acrid smell of burning.
Oh woe is me, my oven has cooked it's goose! but there was no way it was going to cook my gammon. The grill was still working so after a bit of chopping and jiggery pokery, I managed to grill several pieces, but the roast potatoes had to stay boiled. Not quite a disaster but it is a deceased oven and I don't know how it is going to get fixed!
Looks like it's beans on toast for the rest of this week, at least.
My attempt at being a good Mommy today saw me taking all the badges off No. 2 Son's Beavers jumper
and re-sewing them all on No.1 Sons old Cubs jumper. No. 2 Son is "swinging up" (I'm sure it shouldn't be called that!) this week and needs the change of uniform. Sewing is not really my forte, I don't know how to use a machine, which is why I don't own one and even my hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired. So I can assure you this was not a job I enjoyed, but it was a labour of love. All I can say is he'd better stick it out at Cubs for at least a Term or there'll be trouble.
Thankfully, I did manage to fit in making a couple of cards when we got back from Church. Two New Baby cards, one for my neighbour, who went in to hospital on Friday morning to be induced and must have had her little boy by now. I think I might be more excited waiting for news than she is having him. All I know is he hadn't arrived by yesterday lunchtime!!
I also made a couple of flowery ones, just for fun.
Now I'm off for a tour around Blogland to see what you have all been up to this weekend, then it's back to my blankets for the evening, despite the repetitive crochet ache going on in elbows and hands.