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#1 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

It's not even Friday, but my word it feels like it should be.  Anyone else up for a drink and chat?

#2 Loz07

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Can someone explain what this thread title means?   unsure.gif I've seen it a couple of times now... (I'm still a noob)

Thanks  original.gif

#3 Bendigedig

Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Already had a wine, Work was boring and I got a new role I don't like, and 3 year old DD is being a typical 3 year old and saying mum and why every second!

AV what happened in your day?

#4 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

Not so much my day as my week!

Let's see...only second week in my new field placement and I made a total fool of myself on Sunday...ended up having perilous misadventures with DD in the storms on Tuesday, made even better by accidentally emailing a dramatic account and request to pick up groceries on the way home to my lecturer instead of DH...and, for those of you who might remember a thread of mine a while ago about a problem with a counsellor, that went seriously bad and ended up with me storming out of her office yesterday, never to return... sigh.

But, today I bought new shoes!  So not all is bad!   wink.gif

I'm planning to make mulled wine shortly.  What is with this crazy Melbourne weather?  Today feels like winter!

#5 PixieVee

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Well, I cried at work today. It was terrific. I had a customer yell at me and when he ran over our past conversation he imitated, IMITATED my voice (you know that stupid "girl" voice men do?). I am now drinking away my sorrows with Rose. I feel like sh*t, happened right before I left work too.

Ugh.

Anyhoo, onwards and upwards. Tomorrow I am going for a weekend away with my mum and I got a call to say my wedding gown has arrived in store, so I need to turn my mood!

Edited by PixieVee, 28 February 2013 - 06:06 PM.


#6 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Sorry to hear about your counsellor AV....I remember the thread and she was out of line...do you have a recommendation for another? But I know it must feel daunting to have to start from scratch.....

But yay for new shoes! Describe?

Have you given wine up for lent or are you imbibing?

Loz-  I think it stands for Thursday night drunk female bar ...? Or something like that

Joisme - yes three is a difficult age!

I was just really sh1tty to poor DS (6) ...he has a spelling quiz tomorrow and I was testing him and he wasn't concentrating....he is tired, I'm tired, we were doing it over dinner because that's the only time we have. Sigh. I feel like a real b1tch.....I have to remember how hard it is to learn all this stuff...

Wasn't going to drink tonight but I think I will!


#7 i-candi

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

I'm having a drink original.gif wasn't going to as it was our wedding anniversary yesterday and I enjoyed myself with wine!!!!

I'm having an amazing time at work, it's really really hard work but amazing and I'm always tired. Did I say that it was amazing?

Yesterday DH got roses delivered to work, I work at a school and I was presented with the flowers in front of the whole school!! lol embarrassing but it's a primary school so kids loved it lol



#8 blackcat20

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Last day/night of FebFast  blink.gif

#9 Cranky Kitten

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

I wish I could have a drink....does that count?

Still getting by with a dull background headache because my new glasses aren't here yet and I'm existing on the wrong prescription still. My usual Mr Smileybum 15 month old seems to have decided today he's going to be a Mr Whingeygrumpybum instead and it's been stupid-hot all week.

On the plus side, I bought a new cook book today and made schnitzels for dinner.

#10 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (bellygood @ 28/02/2013, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AV what kind of work do you do? I'm off to look at your blog, I can't resist a link...


I'm a student and a mum at the moment, training to be a priest.

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 28/02/2013, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to hear about your counsellor AV....I remember the thread and she was out of line...do you have a recommendation for another? But I know it must feel daunting to have to start from scratch.....

But yay for new shoes! Describe?

Have you given wine up for lent or are you imbibing?


So many questions!  

I have a *sort of* recommendation (as in, she suggested I look at Anxiety Australia, but I did that today and what they're offering won't suit me at all).  Gah.  Big nasty mess.

I can do better than describe.  Picture here.  Very very comfy.

No, I'm not fasting this lent.  I decided, what with one thing and another, that I had enough challenges on my plate to provide me with spiritual discipline.

i-candi, what an awesome thing for your DH to do - happy anniversary for yesterday!

#11 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Ah - I like the shoes, they look great.

Hope you can sort out the counsellor situation...not good at all...


QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 28/02/2013, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish I could have a drink....does that count?

Still getting by with a dull background headache because my new glasses aren't here yet and I'm existing on the wrong prescription still. My usual Mr Smileybum 15 month old seems to have decided today he's going to be a Mr Whingeygrumpybum instead and it's been stupid-hot all week.

On the plus side, I bought a new cook book today and made schnitzels for dinner.

Cranky kitten what cook book did you get? I love cook books! I take them to bed to read! Romantic, I know....

Efs

Edited by Lucretia Borgia, 28 February 2013 - 06:37 PM.


#12 ShopgirlX

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hey gals, I'll nibble a few peanuts with you if I get a chance. Actually today is the first night I probably don't feel that I need to pop a cork! It hasn't been too bad; even better considering the Melbourne weather has finally cooled off for a bit!

Ange, I'm sorry to hear you've had a crappy week.. I was going to have a go at you for starting two bars in less than a week wink.gif but I now think it's warranted  hhugs.gif

Gotta bath my little man and will swing back in if time and tiredness allow!

Enjoy *pop*



#13 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Greetings all. I may just plop meself down and join you in a small vino.

Today is my finish-early day at work and if that isn't reason to celebrate then I don't know what is biggrin.gif



#14 Nicole-Bris

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Although I wasn't planning on having a drink tonight, I'm having the afternoon from hell with DD.  Screaming, yelling, being told I'm a meanie, worst mother ever etc etc for hours means I'm not in a good frame of mind and need something to try and wind down.  Sorry for everyone else who is having a terrible day/week.

#15 Cranky Kitten

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Nice shoes Ange original.gif

I got the Golden Book of Patisserie. Reduced from $60 down to $16 - I'm such a sucker for a cheap cook book. Plus well, it's cake. Who doesn't like cake?

Though one of the books DH got me for my birthday on Monday is very interesting, recipes from Jerusalem. May need to find a specialist spice store. I've never even heard of some of the ingredients in it.

#16 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

Maybe a kosher specialist?  What sort of ingredients - examples?

#17 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Looky, looky!  An insane kitten attacking some apples!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-1F-CokXNU



#18 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

The Ottolenghi Jerusalem cookbook?  I want that one so bad.

The best spice shop I've found is http://www.gewurzhaus.com.au/

Spices to die for!

#19 Magnus

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Oh yeah, I'm sure I'd heard the 'Drunk Female bar' explanation before, but I always think of it as the 'DruidFemme' bar and imagine it's full of feminine druids.

ETA: I really want the Ottolenghi Plenty cookbook. It got such good reviews.

Edited by Magnus, 28 February 2013 - 07:15 PM.


#20 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

*dons robe and gazes about spiritually*

*doffs robe and builds Stonehenge*



#21 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (Hoi Polloi @ 28/02/2013, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best spice shop I've found is http://www.gewurzhaus.com.au/

Spices to die for!


Oh wow.  I think I'm going to have to visit them!

*Eyes Stonehenge balefully and considers exorcising it*

#22 Cranky Kitten

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 28/02/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe a kosher specialist?  What sort of ingredients - examples?


Let's see...

Zhoug - apparently a spice paste, so might be able to find a recipe and make my own

za'atar - Wikipedia is suggesting it could be related to oregano or marjoram, but is a separate herb/spice in it's own right.

Mind you, if Kakulas Bros in Northbridge doesn't stock it, I'd be very much surprised. So may not be as hard as I thought. Love that place, where else can you buy cinnamon sticks by the kilo?

#23 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

*sends Druidic spirits to drink all of Ange's altar wine and gnaw at the pews*



#24 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

The za'atar from gewurzhaus is fantastic.  Zhoug is easy to make.

#25 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 28/02/2013, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*sends Druidic spirits to drink all of Ange's altar wine and gnaw at the pews*


*Rejoices at the opportunity to introduce a more flexible seating option*




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