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Uneventful: Word of the Week


Do you ever have one of those weeks where nothing seems to have happened? Uneventful.

Don’t get me wrong. I have been busy. I spent the first two days of the week fully focused on work. Barely looking up. Meeting deadlines.

Pancake day, which involved making pancakes in the morning ready for the school pancake race, plus pancakes in the evening for everyone else.

We’ve had St David’s day, so everything welsh happened. Including welsh cakes and dragons, of course.

In the general run of the week, I cooked from scratch and used up supplies. I’m trying not to shop one week a month, to force myself to use up those products that I buy just in case. The ones lurking at the back of the cupboard that were a good idea at the time. Reaching in the back of the fridge, to finish off the last one of different foods. I’m talking about you, last, lonely garlic clove. And don’t think I haven’t spotted you, pepper, hiding behind the ketchup. Your days are numbered.

Bizarrely, I’m good at putting ingredients together. No recipe book needed. Adding the right flavours together. Blending sauces, all from scratch. Meals are varied, which the family loves. I can’t imagine cooking the same thing over and over again.

I have absorbed recipes and tips for decades. Still am. Methods picked up over the years. Cherry picking it all, for the meal in hand. It feels a natural way to cook.

There was a costume to put together for World Book Day. Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Using things we had, a charity shop jacket and homemade spectacles (two plastic cups and scrap fabric)

The Teen went to Brownies as a volunteer. She is working towards her DofE award. She loved it and is looking forward to going back. I could never persuade her to go when she was younger, so I’m glad she is enjoying it now. I dropped her off and picked her up as my role of parent taxi.

The Teen and I also attended a briefing meeting about her upcoming school trip. No surprises. This will be her third overseas  school trip.

So why does the week seem uneventful? I certainly was kept busy. I think it is because nothing unusual happened. I wasn’t pushed out of my comfort zone. All these events happen each year. It is part of our yearly rhythm. I’ve made costumes. I’ve cooked. I’ve dropped children off at events.

I don’t think it is a bad thing. A week of no surprises. A time to breathe and take everything in my stride. I’m sure it won’t be long before a challenge rears it’s head, so I’m happy for an uneventful week.

12 Responses to Uneventful: Word of the Week

  • The Reading Residence says:

    Sounds like you’ve been very busy, though yes I know what you mean. An all round normal week (for you – I am nowhere near as talented as you are!) which I think we all need to keep us on track and re-energise us for the trickier ones x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Craft Mother says:

      I do think we all need weeks that are normal. When I started writing the post, I couldn’t think what to write about. Nothing had happened. It wasn’t till I started to list it all that I realised how busy I had been, although it had felt uneventful. Not sure about talent, more like years of experience!

  • Lisa G. says:

    I love the costume! (the costume which includes – in an uneventful week – a book which is called “A Series of Unfortunate EVENTS”. haha! If one can’t experience the events, one must read about them, I suppose) 😀

    • Craft Mother says:

      I have to admit that the book title did influence my choice of word this week. 😀 I’m very happy for him to read events and me not to experience them! Especially the events in that story. Eek!

  • Anne says:

    The costume is great and so are the welsh cakes. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in the house that eats welsh cakes so they don’t get made very often. We did have pancakes though, lots of them!

    • Craft Mother says:

      I love welsh cakes and fortunately, so does the rest of the family. I go through stages of making them throughout the year. So quick and easy. I make up a big batch and keep the uncooked, cut out cakes in the fridge, ready to cook on demand. Nothing like warm welsh cakes.

  • Helena says:

    It seems as though you are considering this as the calm before the storm. May it only be a little storm if that is the case. #WotW

  • Make the most of the less challenging week because you can bet your bottom dollar that a more challenging one is around the corner! I love the way you just make these recipes up! #wotw

  • Uneventful is a nice word for the week – I think we all need weeks like that, even when they are busy ones too. Love the World Book Day costume and trying to use up food supplies that you already have is such a good idea. I should really do more of that myself. #WotW

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