Life is certainly handing out lemons at the moment and unfortunately I haven't got the time or the inclination to bake anything fancy, cup cakes and the simple family favourites of lemon cake or chocolate cake are as far as I get. Instead I am reaching for the gin!!!!!!
Today the main man of the house went to the dentist because he had toothache, he eventually returned home not quite one tooth less, the young dentist man managed to lose/push a chip of this broken tooth up into his sinus! This means a visit to a specialist in hospital, possibly a general anesthesia and of course time off work ( he is self employed so no work means no money). The dentist has arranged for an initial exam next Tuesday and a course of antibiotics to ward off any infection.
Nanna, love her has offered to come with us to the hospital on Tuesday so that I can tag along to ask any questions I may have whilst she takes child 4 for a stroll in his buggy. I am not ready to leave him with anyone yet and like many wives, I am sure, I want to be fully aware of the actual facts rather than the ones my husband half hears.
I know that I shouldn't be cross with the main man, but honestly why! Why! Why! Why him and why now. I am not really cross I guess, but juggling everything has been a bit tough the last couple of days and the thought of losing that pair of hands that often saves my sanity at the end of the day, whilst he recovers does worry me. All will be fine I am sure.
Anyway on a brighter note, the non baking recipe I followed today was
2 cups of plain flour, 1/2 a cup of salt, 2 tbsp cream of tartar, 2 tbsp vegetable oil and 1&1/2 cups of boiling water. Mix to a dough, split into three and then add food colouring. I chose red, green and blue, that's all I had in the cupboard. Knead the colour in well and hey presto homemade, fairly non toxic playdough ( although with the high salt content I wouldn't recommend eating it and to prevent the dog wolfing up any bits that fell or were thrown on the floor he was once again relegated to his crate.)
Child 3 and 4 had a fantastic time creating stuff, in between the confiscating it because child 4 likes to throw it all over the kitchen. Which led to yet another tantrum!
I keep thinking, it's a brand new day tomorrow............