I woke up Sunday morning full of dread, since finishing work in December and back to back visitors, followed by a long weekend away, I'd actually only had 1 full week of being a SAH. With only Peter and I in the villa with a well behaved cat and dog, there is little washing, ironing, food shopping to do and cleaning. I make a plan to go out everyday to escape cabin fever, it is winter now and the weather is ideal for walking, cycling and spending time on the beach.
I started the week writing a list of things I wanted to achieve, then spread them out over the week. I find I achieve more this way, don't get bogged down with doing just one thing and it helps me get organised with the important stuff.
Sunday I cleaned the house, top to bottom, it didn't take long as we'd been away half the week. I then spent an hour in the dentists, having more work on a root filing and the salvaging of a tooth that's visible in a broad smile. I stopped for a coffee on the way home. Peter was home by 5pm and we walked Bob, ate salad for dinner in front of the TV. I went to bed early and Peter stayed up late to watch the rugby and football.
Monday morning and Peter worked from home, I made 4 dogs beds, which Bob road tested and we went for a coffee. Peter had a meeting at a dairy and he left me at the mall to do some shopping.
On Tuesday I took Bob out into the desert for a run around (him not me) I spent the rest of the day doing nothing, other than watching you tube, blogging and rearranging the kitchen, as you do.
Wednesday and the week is whizzing by. I had a cheque to pay into the bank and Peter ran out of coffee, so I did the food shop a day early and popped in Tesco, I spent far more than I intended and got excited when I saw a swede for sale. I also took a stroll into Safa Park for the days photo prompt. The afternoon dragged, on and on and on..............
The phone rang at midnight on Wednesday, no one ever rings the landline, in fact the last time it rang was back in October to say my Uncle had died. My dad had to go into hospital after the results for his latest blood tests came back. Although alarming, there was no need for me to dash back to the UK, just yet.
Thursday and a quick tidy round and hoover, pet beds washed and the ironing done. I really must set myself a budget. I'd gone 'off list' but did complete everything I'd set out to do and a fair bit more.
Friday out into the desert again with Bob and Jelly. The rest of the day was spent watching Netflix and I made new cushions for the outside recliners.
On Saturday we went for coffee and cake and a stroll round City Walk, I took Bob to soft play, Peter had some work to do in the afternoon and I caught up with the soaps.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - T is for Tour Dubai
HDYGG - Making papyrus paper in Egypt
PoCoLo - Parenting Highlights, reflections on 25 years of parenting
Travel Experiences - Travel 'then and now'
Taking care of the future - Getting your affairs in order
Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he is OK.ReplyDelete
I'm amazed at how quickly you make cushions and dog beds! Love the photo of you with the cake.
thank you, dad will be fine, but every knock back has a bigger effect on himDelete
Sounds like a good, productive week. I work best with a list too :) Love the 'landscape' photo, and 'cake' too. And, is that a jellyfish on the beach?ReplyDelete
yep they are jelly fishDelete
I love to make lists - so satisfying to tick things off! Hope all is ok with your dad xReplyDelete
thank you, new list made for this week, no where near as long as last weeks thoughDelete
You went to Tesco! Wow! I had no idea you had them over in Dubai! That really tickled me. heheheReplyDelete
I hope your dad is OK x
yep and a wait rose here also, dad is back home now and doing wellDelete
That's an impressive list. I have a love/ hate relationship with lists. Love making them, hate following them. The landscape photo is awesome and is that a jellyfish I spy : )ReplyDelete
i tend to find writing everything down yeps me get through the week and yes that is a jellyfishDelete
That landscape is stunning. Love the jellyfish photo too.ReplyDelete
thank you, the photo is taken at our local park, doubt this view will be available much longer as there is a lot of building going on right nowDelete
oooohhhh a jellyfish, we see a lot of them here at times, I love the different colours they come in.ReplyDelete
Glad you are finding a few things to keep you busy, and quite right at getting out every day.
Who do you make the beds for?
Glad your dad is not too bad.
i saw blue crabs as well the other day, the dogs beds are made for various rescue charitiesDelete
That cake looks yummy, hope you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
That's an amazing list - I thought I wrote everything down but not to that extend. Wow!
I do hope your dad is OK and there are no more late night phone calls for you
cake is always yummy, thank you my dad is doing much better nowDelete
Love the matching chair covers with the flowers! Hope there's no more late landline calls. I always dread the landline going because noone ever rings itReplyDelete
lol didn't realise it matched, just wanted something to break up the grey and beige of DubaiDelete
I can imagine if you don't have a reason to get out each day it must be tricky. I wonder how I'll cope when I don't need to do the school run anymore. Hope your dad is on the mend.ReplyDelete
dad is much better, thank you, i guess my life would be different if they kids had left home and hadn't moved 1000's of miles awayDelete
Hope your dad is ok! Worrying when they arent well!ReplyDelete
Love the cake pic!
it is indeed, but he's better now thank youDelete
making lists is def the way forward, unless of course your loose your lists! I hope your dad is ok - such a worry especially living so far away. I love the cake photo - made me smile xReplyDelete
some days i write the lists just to see what i've actually achieved todayDelete