måndag 27 oktober 2008


Today when I was pottering about in the kitchen I remembered that some of you have asked me to write about how to keep house when you don't really have the energy to do it. I have ignored the question for a long time, not knowing how to tackle the subject. I think that those of you, who are living on a tight budget energy wise, already know how to get along — mainly because you have to do it and when you have to do things you find ways to cope.
Planning is the key word — when baking or cooking I usually bring all the ingredients out ahead of time. Later, often the next day, I measure what has to be measured and put it in a convenient order so when I start the actual baking or cooking I can go ahead without looking for things. That's the thought anyway; usually I have forgotten something and run around looking for it.....
When it comes to tidying the principle is the same — it helps if you're not too particular and can tolerate dust balls and cobwebs!
The hardest part is to learn not to demand too much of yourself.

I tried another pumpkin recipe from this cookbook today, and was not disappointed.
The book is still available — I just googled the title and found that you can buy it in most English speaking countries. My book was printed in 1993 and has a different cover than the new ones.

I'm so relieved to be able to go on-line again — I couldn't yesterday and was afraid it was my computer that was dyeing.

4 kommentarer:

  1. I think the hardest part of having reduced energy levels is accepting that life must change. Quentin Crisp's witticism on housework might help: "There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse." I wouldn't really recommend four years of dirt but it makes a few cobwebs sound quite acceptable!

    I am glad that you are back online. I like to call in to see you every day even though I have not had time to write my own posts recently. Maureen

  2. It's a bit like the old man who said: "I bath once a year, whether I need it or not".
    I found a little green head on my blog that said that I have one follower - and I found out it is you. How did you do it? I'd like to become a follower too but have no idea how to do what!

  3. When you sign in, or go to Dashboard, you will see that your personal details are set out in a new way. Below them is a section headed Reading List, with 3 tabs - Blogs I'm following; Blogger Buzz and Blogs of Note. Click on the 'Blogs I'm following' and you will have the option to add the URL of any blogs you like.

    I have just spent a few minutes adding my favourites. It is quite easy to do.

  4. Thank you! I had never scrolled down so far that I discovered this.