The Week Before Christmas @ Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday 19th December
The dr wrapped up my foot and said no dancing, or shopping marathons. Bio guy has offered to wheel me around Chadstone tomorrow.
It's Lucy's birthday week! As best friends we'll be sharing two weeks of birthdays! Lucy doesn't like to leave the house, or people, being a bunny.
We've claimed a free muffin from Muffin Break so far, though there's many birthday freebies to come! With the muffin I used it to promote a work event, and won a competition for a rolling pin with it!
Tonight for dinner we combined the free summer parlour drink, an iced chocolate (fairly ordinary), a free short stack voucher (I've still got another, from events) and my birthday pancakes, for a free meal for two! The lemon raspberry pancakes were quite nice with a great balance of flavour, though some raspberries were still quite hard being of the frozen variety!
The dr said try not to walk, so we got wheeled around instead! I felt the shame... I never feel any shame, but I do when I'm super special that I need to get wheeled around. :P
From the outside all that's appeared since our last visit to Chadstone is the bus bay and multi-level carpark, which was completely full btw. For it's the busiest time of the year for most, not us though.
Inside it's so much bigger, with higher glass ceilings that reflect the light, and all the big brand city stores, including Uniqlo, Mecca & Sephora. And also Laudree! They have their own little area up there.
We were here for research and shopping, though in a wheelchair you need to know exactly what you want and where from, no exploring inside the shops. The view is much short than my usual at 5", and navigation is hard. I'd thought people would move when a wheelchair goes though, but nope. It's nothing a like a battling (p)ram.
What did we buy? A couple household things from Daiso, I send knives as house warming presents, also toasters. Literally house warming there that one. Treats from William Sonoma $25 wafers?!! Oh shush I haven't had these since back home, and I'm damn right certain they weren't that expensive! I think they were $12-15 maybe? In 2008. We also bought some bark, a box was too much for one, so we bought a $14 wand instead.
From Byron Bay Cookies we bought an awesome jar of cookies, almost individually wrapped in pairs. Housewarming gift? XD Lol no. Make it room warming, as I've yet to move into my new room at the boarding house. Jas has a unit with his own kitchen, bathroom and lounge. I'm ok with sharing because it also means sharing the cleaning!
The idea is that when we have visitors, of which bio guy is the most regular we can open a pack and have a cookie each!
For mother we bought date & ginger cookies (which we had to watch her consume, due to no trust), and bio guy picked triple choc cookies to share with the family. He actually wanted the passionfruit for himself but chose to share. Me not being a family person was like, why?
Home before midnight! That's been quite rare lately with cleaning up the newly renovated house and shopping. I'm looking at buying a new camera within the next two weeks. Christmas shopping done, sent flowers to all the important ladies in my life (except one, that's happening next week) and jas is really the only person I need to buy for. Bio guy gets food (easy). No pictures because I didn't wrap it (between us it's unnecessary when you're going to rip and not not take a picture). Got him a hipster apron (he loved it, sent it to the wardrobe department as too good for kitchen use?), toaster (house warming XD), a knife (for security, and kitchen use, my best knife) and a bunch of things for the bath (because he has a tub).
For December I've got
Everything I want is rare (e.g. that doll, and vintage polly pocket) or expensive and never on sale (tickets to fun workshops). Or dessert platters, which I'm getting myself. We've yet to go to Bibelot, Glass Den, Baba Sus & Co. We are not morning people therefore we do not brunch.
Yum Cha for dinner we can do, and did tonight again. Chadstone was our first and tonight we're back, jas is still 30mins late and we have to save him food *sigh*. At least this time it wasn't me saving food for two people.
Today we cleaned a bit more, I was told the cleaner had done a sweep through, though they weren't great. Probably just dusted?
Lined the draws up with tissue paper (from kikkki k) and kraft paper, which is the cheapest wrapping paper you can get, it's 15 meters for $5. We got lucky and the height of the paper was perfect!
Dinner delivered by Deliveroo from Elephant Wings.
Chicken Satay Wrapped (2pcs) $11
Pad Thai Noodles (Prawn) $15
Freezes hard in the fridge but microwaved back to life the next day. Not enough prawns, or egg, mainly noodles. Flavours were good, a bit smokey not too salty or saucy.
sweet and tangy tamarind sauce
Don't you just hate it when they're active on social media but fail to mention that they're closed? That's how we found ourselves at Kanji.
It was good though fairly average. There was no miso.
The afternoon was spent researching cameras. Tech and science are two things I struggle with. It'd like sending a guy out into the wild/unfamiliar territory for red nail polish. Which brand? Scent? Shade? Finish? Price? *brain explodes*
This year we didn't get into the carols event *sad* but it was very hot as this time of the year tends to be and we're moving houses, again. Instead we moved the freezer and most of the stuff in! Going to mod podge that freezer! Or cover it in marble contact.
Our Christmas Movie this year is... Hairspray! Live! One of our favourite musicals.
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