April 13, 2015

Monday - Cloudy then rainy in the evening

A good, busy day.

I got up this morning a bit late, but I did get up.  I had a quiet hour or so and then decided to get on with things.  I made the bed, showered and then came through to the living room and got a start on dinner.  I had decided that I was going to make Tuna Patties from Simply Recipes for dinner, so I wanted to get them made early so they could chill in the fridge all day.

I made them, and then put them in the fridge.  Then I got on with the business of cleaning up the kitchen.  And today, I did do a bit of cleaning!  I washed the dish strainer rack and also one of the burners on the stove.  It’s the one that F uses for his ramen and it was very messy.  Still, I felt quite glad that I finally did it.  I also washed up all the dishes from my cooking and the weekend.  

In the afternoon I watched a bit of TV from the weekend, especially while I was in the kitchen.  Later on I had a late breakfast and then a later lunch.  I read the paper too, and despaired that The Japan News has become even worse since its recent revamp.  I’m going to ask F to cancel it.  I hope he will.  

When F came home I asked him if he wanted dinner right away or after a while.  He chose as soon as possible, so I did my other stuff.  I put on some hash brown patties in the toaster oven to cook, set the table and cooked the tuna patties.  We had a “patty” kind of dinner today.  F didn’t realize that they weren’t hamburgers at first!  They were really good and F asked that I make them again some time.  Of course, that means I have to buy big cans of tuna again.  

F did the dishes and we had a quiet night in.  There wasn’t much on TV for me, so I let F watch what he liked.  I wrote up a few postcards for Postcrossing and one as a trade to a friend.  

I also bought a pattern from the internet, something that I have never done before.  I’ve finally found out that the next member of F’s family will be a boy.  I’ve told F that he has to buy me the wool for the blanket, but it’s going to be nice.  I just have to decide on the colours I think.  

F went to bed a while ago, I should get there soon!  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself tomorrow. I’ll have to scan postcards and make a post office run I think.   I’m also cooking dinner so that’ll be fun!  Or not.  Come back later and find out what I get up to.  Until tomorrow….


Kentucky Lady said...

Helen, Just curious, but do any other non-Japanese live in your town? Tuna Patties sound delicious!

Helen said...

There are actually a lot of non-Japanese people in my city, I'm just not sure if they speak English or not! We have a university with students from all over the world here. However, I'm not the age of a typical student. I do know there is one more foreign wife here, but our paths don't cross very often.

Tuna patties were great. I highly recommend them! I think next time I'll make them smaller and serve with buns. F liked them a lot, as did I.