BUSY BUSY BUT NONE OF YOU ARE FORGOTTEN

GOOD GRIEF I AM SPINNING ROUND LIKE A WHIRLING DERVISH…AGAIN

SO..I MAY BE HAVING BREAKS IN TRANSMISSION…DUE TO THE FACT I AM A TIME MANAGEMENT SPECIAL NEEDS CASE.

I AM TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL YOUR BLOGGIES BUT IF I LIKE AND DON’T COMMENT PLEASE DON’T BE OFFENDED I AM CLEARLY RUNNING OUT OF TIME..

DON’T GO HITTING THE EMERGENCY NUMBERS I MEAN THIS IN THE SENSE OF YEARLY DEADLINES.

SO I THOUGHT I WILL BRIEFLY FILL IN THE BLANKS ..SO HERE GOES IN POINT FORM…

1. I ACTUALLY TEARED UP WHEN I SAW BASHFUL OFF THE OTHER DAY…SERIOUSLY I AM NOT EVEN JOKING!!

2.I HAVE OFFICIALLY TAKEN OVER AS BRANCH SECRETARY FOR THE LOCAL CWA……LET THE PAPERWORK BEGIN…AND BEGIN ..AND BEGIN..YOU GET THE IDEA

3.DUE TO THE ABOVE I HAVE THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF MINUTES TO PREPARE AND ALSO THE SYLLABUS FOR THE YEAR….BRING ON THE HAND CRAMP

4.XMAS IS TWO AND A HALF MINUTES AWAY AND AS YET I HAVE NOT DONE THE MENU FOR 12

5.THANKGOODNESS I MADE AN EXTRA XMAS PUDDING LAST YEAR WHICH IS GETTING EVEN MORE BOOZE POURED ON IT IN THE LEAD UP TO XMAS LUNCH

6.THE GARDEN GOT OUT OF HAND DUE TO THE WEDDING AND THE LEAD UP SO I HAVE SPENT THE DAY GOING BETWEEN PRUNING FOR SNAKE SEASON AND ROASTING IN THE SUN  TO THEN COMING IN TO GET BACK TO PAPERWORK WHILE I COOL DOWN..

7.PICKLES MEANTIME HAD A VET TRIP AS SHE WAS LETHARGIC AND NOT EATING..ALL IS FINE SHE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE ANY MONEY LEFT AFTER PAYING FOR THE WEDDING WAS GOTTEN RID OF…

8.I STILL HAVE MINUTES TO TYPE UP……..REALLY …MANNNNN

9.CLEO JUST WALKED INTO MY SEWING ROOM AS I TYPE TO SHOW ME SHE HAS A WINKY EYE..SUPER ..REFER TO NUMBER 7.

10.I HAVE A BOWL OF FRUIT SOAKING IN ALCOHOL TO MAKE A XMAS CAKE TOMORROW

11.I HAVE TO FINISH THIS PAPERWORK TOMORROW AS I NEED IT MONDAY

12MONDAY I NEED NOT ONLY THE PAPERWORK BUT A PLATE WITH 3-4 (DON’T ASK ME I HAVE NO IDEA WHY ON THE NUMBER) BISCUITS DECORATED FOR XMAS TO TAKE TO THE MEETING WHERE THE PAPERWORK IS DUE..WHICH MEANS I AM MAKING BISCUITS TOMORROW AS WELL

13 I HAVE A MEETING ON THURSDAY WHERE THE MINUTES NEED TO BE HANDED IN AND MORE MINUTES TAKEN ON THE DAY FOLLOWED BY LUNCH WITH MY LADIES (I STILL NEED TO GET A KRIS KRINGLE PRESENT AND A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR ONE OF THE LADIES)

14.ON FRIDAY THE PRESIDENT (OF MY CWA BRANCH NOT THE USA ) THE TREASURER AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND A COUNCIL FUNCTION

15.I HAVE SOME BLOGGIE POSTS AND PICS I NEED TO TEND TO, SOME AWARDS ALSO FROM LOVELY FRIENDS ,PICS TO GET SORTED ON MY COMPUTER (THOUSANDS) AND ON AND ON…

16.I NEED TO GET A GRIP..IT WILL ALL FALL INTO PLACE….

SO THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS I TRY AND GET ON TOP OF ALL THIS RANDOM STUFF THAT AT THE MOMENT COULD NOT BE ANY LESS COHESIVE IF IT TRIED…

WHO SAID WINNING WAS FUN!!

WHO SAID WINNING WAS FUN!!

Thursday fun and games

Well after doing my scones fresh this morning I toddled of to our State conference..also with my item from recycled materials for the competition..

I had no proper criteria for the scones so didn’t get anywhere with them..they were light as air and I thought pretty good..i didn’t get a chance to grab the judge and find out where they missed out but she did say that the scones were all great but missing in some criteria…this criteria is beguiling…so she is going to do  class in what the judges look for..bonus is I still have a batch of really yummy scones!

Not too bad I don't think!

Not too bad I don’t think!

But bizarrely I am an occasional sewer and took an item that was made from recycled goods…my fave work jeans which were ripped to shreds at the knee had a butt blowout thus causing them to be dead! I also had a heap of old tea towels that the CWA were going to throw out,some old doilies of my grandmas and some old buttons of my grandmas..so I made a bag..

I lined the inside with a teatowel and made an internal pocket..this is inside out

I lined the inside with a teatowel and made an internal pocket..this is inside out

Tea towel strap and tea towel bottom patch

Tea towel strap and tea towel bottom patch

Grandmas buttons and doilie

Grandmas buttons and doilie

At least I didn't come home empty handed and I got a book voucher

At least I didn’t come home empty handed and I got a book voucher

I love the certificate and maybe with the book voucher I can by a book titled “criteria for show judging scones! ”

I met hubby at the vet with Doc who was getting his vac’s and am relieved that the wart on his back that had been bleeding is okay..thankyou!! a huge relief..

So tonight I am packing bags for our brief trip,lists are written instructions for the pets…

And hubby has made great strides getting 16 metres of fencing done with just …59 to go…….

Well done Phil..

Well done Phil..

59 to go....

59 to go….

So when we get back it’s back to the grindstone..the weather is lovely in Brisbane so some sun will help us get re-energised as it has been bitterly cold here!!

Talk and blog when I return stay safe all and enjoy you weekend 🙂 Fozziemum

COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION CONCERT DAY

Today we had the concert with the CWA for the public and other CWA groups..

What a hoot of a day..these lovely ladies of whom I have recently joined are amazing! they are mostly in their 70’s and 80’s and have a spirit and energy that puts me to shame!

The whole concept being to raise money for various charities,women’s groups and generally improve the lives of women and families.

For my overseas friends they have a reputation as being some of the best cooks you can find.

These women have been through it all..wars droughts floods rearing children,raising stock,farming and keeping families and the community glued together.

After rehearsals yesterday I headed to the shops..still in my stage gear..strangely didn’t raise an eyebrow!

I was running out of time so just had to be done! Raced home and set about my baking frenzy.

We put an afternoon tea on after the concert so aprons throughout the community were donned! I had already made a little parcel of Vanilla biscuits with vanilla bean icing for the door prize hamper so was kind of organised..

And so I baked a Choc-vanilla cheesecake swirl slice some Cherry macaroons and some White choc orange ganache filled macarons (which could have been better but it rained, apparently the enemy of Macaron baking  is rain ..go figure! )

Then I made a pie for dinner and finally sat down!

My back is caning now..i have been at the CWA organising food ,being a poor thespian ,doing dishes,cleaning but having a ball with my gorgeous ladies!

We had a great turnout 100 seats we set and we needed some more,we got laughs and applause but most of all we did a great combined effort to raise over $1200.00..bravo ladies!

Hope you day was or is as much fun as mine was.

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