Although my mother has been in Xī‘ān over the past week, there has been the surprise of seeing my brother for the first time in a long while as a result of him working in Oklahoma and wishing to gain a prestigious job in Oslo. It has been wonderful to see my brother, though he still is extremely busy and the familiar tendency to sleep all morning is still apparent, although he says it is jet lag and that he has to get up every day to do much more serious work than I have ever had to.
As a result, though to my benefit after having to spend a whopping $165 to get back into the house after locking myself out through wrongly taking Mummy’s car keys without realising that she had taken away her own house key! it was terribly tiring for someone who was getting back into a better rhythm before this event, and it still effects me today even as I plan for a lot of Wikipedia work with very limited funds.
However, this Saturday, with the weather in Melbourne becoming much worse than its been (read “hotter”
for “worse” if you do not believe me), I decided I should cook dinner
for Jonathan for once and I was surprised at how much of a success I
made of cooking some terribly old vegetables into a chicken stew.
Jonathan really liked it - and in fact he helped whist I bought some new
chicken stock so the stew could actually be made. I have a rare picture
of it which I will show to see what you think: