Friday, 4 September 2015

Clean Fridge Friday 04/09/15

Good Evening Friends, I hope you are looking forward to the weekend as much as I am.

I have a confession to make I know I normally completely wash out my fridge but this week I just emptied it and got rid of my food waste, which was minimal (hurrah!).   I will clean it out properly tomorrow. Today I worked for about four hours longer than I planned.

Before photo of the fridge, argh its already starting to look messy!


After photo of the fridge, the items in the bowl on the second shelf is lamb hotpot that I got out of the freezer to defrost for tomorrows dinner.

This is the total of my food waste for this week. A small amount of cheese that I found at the back of the fridge. I would have used this up but there is a tiny amount of green on it. (I just can be mean enough to feed someone mouldy cheese ha ha!).

Do you remember the lovely flowers that I received from my dad on Monday? Well the Lilies have now started to open up so I thought I would show you how beautiful they are now.

Well I am now going to cuddle up with my little ones as I haven't seen them for a day.

Have a great evening.


  1. You clean your fridge every week?!? I'm an even bigger slacker than I thought I was. Argh.

    Good job on not wasting much at all this week! Your lillies are gorgeous. I'm sure you're enjoying them very much. How is your dad doing?

    I hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend, Tara!

  2. I don't think your a slacker, Ben says I just make work for myself!

    He's not doing very well Nathalie, he has terminal cancer and they are giving him hormone therapy. I really believed I would notice a difference once they started treatment on him and that he would start eating again. But he just seems to be getting worse. Its so hard to see him go from being so strong to being so frail. I am worried about my mum too. Everything that she has ever done has been about dad and I'm not sure how she is going to cope with this.

    Sometimes life sucks doesn't it!

    Thanks for asking hun, and I hope you have a good weekend too. Xx

    1. (((hugs))) what a terrible disease, I'm so sorry for all of you.

      I took care of my stepmom during the last 2 weeks of her life when she had pancreatic cancer and came home from the hospital and it was exceedingly hard to see that vibrant, energetic, very active and healthy woman that I remembered from my childhood and even 6 months prior to that, so weak and frail, as you said. I purposefully choose to remember her as she used to be and of all the good times. My brothers and I were very worried about how my dad would cope (he and his wife were joined at the hip for close to 40 years) but he seems to have muddled through, although he's isolated himself a lot since her passing.

      Greg's dad was diagnosed with lung cancer almost a year ago now so he's going through that as well with his dad and his mom. His parents just sold their house and are moving to to be closer to his sister, but we all wonder how his mom will cope when the inevitable will happen. I can't imagine how I would cope should something happen to Greg. Seriously, I don't think I could handle it.

      So here are more (((hugs))), my dear.

    2. Nathalie I am so glad that we made contact and I really am grateful for your thoughtful words. You truly are a lovely caring person thank you.

      I am so sorry to hear that you have had to go through this twice, and that Greg is having to deal with this now (I feel for him).

      Cancer has never touched my family before but both Bens and my dad have found out they have this awful disease in the last year. Luckily Ben's dad caught his early and it seems the treatment has been successful but it seems that my dad has actually had it for years without being aware of it. He has prostate cancer that has metastasised into his bones.

      I did have a bit of good news earlier my dad ate yesterday and was still hungry so he had a dessert. Yippee!

      I think my mum will be like your dad and isolate herself, it must be awful losing the person that you have spent most of your life with.

      Like you, I can't imagine life without Ben. I think if I am honest I have taken him for granted over the last few years but this has made me realise that you have to show the people that matter to you how much you care.

      I'm sending hugs to you and Greg and hope that his dad has as pain free and long a future as is possible.

      Thank you again Nathalie xxx

    3. Greg and I thank you for your hugs too, Tara. He's touched by your words, as am I. You all take care.