But it's not done, there's always something else to be done. I'd caught up with the washing and ironing, yet found another 2 loads to go in the machine today.
How does that happen? It's just me, hubby, the cat and dog. Peter is out all day at work and apart from cooking dinner or blogging, or watching TV I don't generate that much mess surely.
I've not been well, I was planning on resting the last two days ahead of the golf in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, instead I've been hoovering, dusting and mopping all day.
We bought 2 large rugs as I'm fed up of walking on hard tiles all the time. I've created work for myself hoovering up the dog and cat hairs out of the carpet, I can't lift the coffee table back on the rug on my own (I tried)
I batched cooked several meals ahead of child 2 and 2a's arrival next week, so after the golf I can just chill out for a few days after running the hoover round and catching up with the ironing again.
But I've gone and ordered a unit from IKEA that arrives the day before they do so I can't sort out their room until then.
The new sofa we ordered won't arrive until 4 days later. my timing for ordering online sucks.
I generated a pile of charity donations that now decorate the kitchen units also.
I swept the garden of sand and cleaned the balcony furniture and covered it so hopefully that won't need doing again before they arrive.
I've a pile of paperwork I've been 'sorting' since before Christmas. i.e. just moving it from room to room.
In between I've had all my hair lopped off, been to the dentist, had a minor car accident, repotted a cactus and started planning new furniture for the spare bedroom.
Child 2 and 2a arrive on the 23rd January till February the 2nd and I fly back to the UK on the 20th. After they leave I have the dentist to remove several teeth and have implants fitted, so I'll probably leave the new office furniture until after I get back (I won't)
Apart from the dog park, daily walks, pub quiz and coffee with a friend and upcoming visitors as well as a book to finish, a bike to ride and swimming and 4 days marshalling on the European Golf Tour, I've actually got nothing to do.
Just remember before you say I lead a full and busy life, please take into account I have no kids or a job and I'm awake for 16 hours a day and on my own 5 days a week while Peter is in work. So for now at 10pm I'll have a soak in the bath, read some of my book and wait for Peter to come home. I've been on my own since 7am. That's 15 hours to have done 'nothing in'
I'm hoping by next week I can find something to blog about, as blogging for no reason is pretty boring.
What did you do this week?
I seem to spend all day very busy and achieving very little. #triumphanttalesReplyDelete
story of my life most daysDelete
I'm tired just reading about all the 'nothing' you've been doing. I wish I could do stuff, I sit here alone with nothing to do but watch tv, write or read. I would love to be able to do a massive de-clutter, maybe I can encourage someone to do it while I give orders? Enjoy having your family around, I'm sure they will appreciate all the hard work you've done.ReplyDelete
thank you, i find most days i'm just watching tv, reading or blogging thoughDelete
Laundry will never be caught up - you're wearing clothes while you do laundry. Fighting sand is irritating - my soil here in Florida is mostly sand - I know you have just plain sand but it seems to get into everything. I totally get the stack of paper you are going through - I always have one I'm working on too. #keepingitrealReplyDelete
where does all the paperwork come from? the sand is a never ending battle, i try not to let it bother me too much thoughDelete
I read somewhere that any task will expand to fit the time available for it. Maybe that's happening to you? Nearly four months after my mother's death, I'm suddenly finding myself in an odd position where I no longer have to chase around after paperwork or making sure my dad's ok (Christmas was dodgy but now he's settled again, though we're still visiting three or four times a week). It's so weird to wake in the morning, not have something that MUST be done or somewhere to go while housework crams into half an hour at the end of the day. I'm sure my day to day chores will expand to fit this new space but for now I'm liking having freedom to sew, knit or read. #tweensteensbeyondReplyDelete
I know what you mean. in the space of 5 months I sorted out my dad's affairs, moved my mum and moved house ourselves, I felt very low when all of a sudden i stopped having things that needed doingDelete
Oh my goodness you have been so busy. I am at home on my own too and I find I can spend all day cleaning and everything will still look the same when I have finished. I am sure my washing basket is self filling. It can be a thankless task. I hope you have a lovely time when your family arrive, I am sure they will appreciate all your hard work #keepingitrealReplyDelete
mess just generates doesn't it?Delete
It seems I don't get much done during the day, however, with three little ones it's all bum changes, feeding, watering, bathing and playing. I'm surprised I've managed to maintain the blog and my other business - but that does usually mean working until I go to sleep! Thankfully it's always infront of the tele so I can at least have a decent programme on! Enjoy your time with 2 and 2a.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.
that was my life when the kids were at home and we lived in the UKDelete
I feel like I need to have a lie down after reading this #pocolo@_karendennisReplyDelete
lol, me tooDelete
Yes but how lovely to have the time to sort and organise! I need that at the moment! I’m struggling to do 10 hour days at school, hour of blogging each day with my son, Hubbie and pets to look after. My house hasn’t been cleaned for a while...... #pocoloReplyDelete
I only have the time since the kids left home and i stopped workingDelete
Seems like you did a lot. Very nice. #pocoloReplyDelete
far more than i had planned toDelete
Hi Suzanne, please don't stop blogging this style of post this is the type of post I had in mind mwhen I started the linky. I love them and find them refreshing! There are plenty of baby bloggers out there (no offence meant to any baby blogger), but there are so many bloggers at the other end of the spectrum. As much as I do enjoy my own company I think I would find that many hours alone lonely and may even take to tackling some of those jobs that are never going to happen... I hope the dental work goes to plan and that yu have awonderful time with your offspring.ReplyDelete
Thank you for popping by and sharing your life at #keepingitreal.
thank you, i blog what i'm feeling at the time, dental plan starts next week, fingers crossed there are no added extrasDelete
I find this too Suzanne and Mary's comment about the task expanding to fit the space is true. When I'm really busy with work I just ignore the housework but could easily spend all day doing it if I had time. What you've written about is the reality of life and it does us all good to be reminded of that. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #TweensTeensBeyondReplyDelete
it's amazing how different we can make our lives sound, by blogging only about the great or the bad stuff, I personally like to give both sides of the story, it's more realDelete
Please don't give yourself such a hard time thinking this is a 'nothing' blog post. I find this kind of post reassuring,that it's not just me who feels she's achieved nothing some days despite never stopping #blogcrushReplyDelete
lol thank you, i guess i should write i've achieved no personal goalsDelete
I wish I knew where our washing comes from too - I'm sure it multiplies. I guess there's a reason why there's the saying (song?) busy doing nothing! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLoReplyDelete
lol and now i have ear worm singing that songDelete
This is so familiar. I'm sure when my twins are born, it'll be even more of the same!ReplyDelete
yes the gaps get filled, it's strange though when they leave home the gap doesn't narrowDelete
I used to love it when people asked "what do you do all day?" when I first stayed at home with my young kids. I always had an answer - a list and nothing has changed even now - there is always something that needs to be done regardless of whether you are home alone or not. It is the sign of a busy and creative mind Suzanne. I hope you enjoyed that bath at the end. #TTBReplyDelete
Oh yes it was good knowing I'd earned the bath lolDelete
There is always more housework to be done. Every time I think I'm creating good routines to keep on top of things, I see another task that ought to be squeezed into the list somewhere. Aaargh! #blogcrushReplyDelete
i can spend a week, writing and rearranging lists if i want to lolDelete