Friday, December 19, 2008

cranky hurt cranky

I have debriefing all day - so why stop now? Those of you with a younger brother will probably understand this all to well.

In an hour my brother's family arrive all the way from Maningrida. We are very excited.
BUT... I had put up the idea of a few days down the coast after christmas some months ago. oooh yes was the reply - but we are broke and have friends with families with coast houses - so free accomodation and we can all go - it will be fine. Yay - coast and free. what could be better?

My brother and sister-in-law are notoriously difficult to organise so I decided to be zen about it and just know that sometime we were going somewhere at the coast. It would all come together and I should not stress.
I should have stressed.

I should have known better.

I should have booked my own accomodation.

My brother and sister-in-law forgot the offer for us to be part of the coast plans and are going with friends, but we cannot. I find this out yesterday.
cranky, cranky, hurt, cranky.

My wonderful wonderful friends have come in with some great counter offers. Thankfully. I now have a few options for being out of town when Summernats are on (loud -nasty-bogan-topless-car burn-out-event 200m away and I am on the route to the shops for more udls and vb's).
Shall I pick Melbourne, the alps or the beach ?- mmm. good people, good choices - and lots of love.
Families and christmas are not always a good combination - but you can count on friends.
For those who made it this far, thank you. You get the reward of our favourite biscuit recipe. The pirate and I make it together. It is something like this though we do it a little differently each time:
1.5 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of SR wholemeal flour
1/4 cup wheatgerm
50g ish butter
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
maybe some dessicated coconut
and dark choc
mix everything except the chocolate

put spoon fulls on a biscuit tray

flatten them with a fork

bake for 10 minutes on 200 (my oven can only get to 180 so I think I did about 15 min) or until golden brown

now the good part. When the bisuits have cooled melt the dark chocolate and dip the biscuits in to half way.

eat. they are like chocolate wheatens. very yummy and wholesome.


Bells said...

I'd be very cranky too. Sometimes, relying on other people is very, very tough. I hope things work out because you deserve to get away from nasty summernats.

Love the biscuits. I so want to make those!

Michelle said...

Oh no! I know you were worried about how it would turn out. Hopefully you'll be able to go somewhere nice. We are still tossing up between Sydney and Melbourne for some quiet-time.

Michelle said...

Ooh! And thanks for the biscuit recipe!

kms said...

yeah id be just a little bit peeved. i have a little sister who would do something so selfish and thoughtless, if i talked to her, which is probably why i dont. sigh. im glad you have other options tho thats for sure, im sure they will be great.

ashley said...

oh dear~ so true that christmas and family can sometimes be a disaster~ but the choices you have been left with sound divine!
wishing you the happiest of holidays!
x ashley
p.s. thanks for the super yummy looking recipe!