I am of course fortunate in the respect of being on my own, that any mess is my mess and I can leave crafts, puzzles out (nice and tidily) without inconveniencing others who might need the breakfast bar, sofa or dining room table. I can also paint, garden without worrying about kids getting hold of anything they shouldn't and of course I now have all the time in the world to do jobs properly without rushing to get things done and having to do everything in one go.
The only downside is I'm limited with what I can do and how I can do it. I can't have tradesmen in to finish the bathroom or lay the new carpets or just pop to the shops to pick up bits and pieces I'd like to add to my crafting pile. But I have a variety of things to do to keep me occupied.
I've had a much better sleep this week by planning my week with meals, activities and the painting. When it's all just one big picture, it's overwhelming, by breaking it down into smaller tasks, I fill my days more effectively and go to bed tired and sleep much better. I've also spent a lot of time coaxing the cat down from various places and out of any open cupboard.
124 Sunday I spent the morning in bed, watching Jonathon Creek from the beginning, I had it running on my phone all day while I got on with other things. I got up at midday and did some batch cooking, making 15 meals for the freezer. I also baked an apple pie, using gf pastry and making it in a loaf tin, it was all I have. I finished my jigsaw, walked Bob, sat in the garden for a while and spent the evening scheduling blog posts. A nice relaxing day.
125 Monday Finished painting the landing and touching up all the bits I'd had to fill and sand, then moved on to filling in the rest of the holes in walls and giving the woodwork a good clean, painted the first coat inside the wardrobes. I mowed the lawn and finished reclaiming the edges, put my jigsaw away, got the pom pom rug out to sew up, walked Bob and put the first layer of papier mache on 2 balloons. Cleaned up everything from upstairs I no longer need and put it in the shed. Watered the garden, had a bath and sat down to watch TV for the evening.
126 Tuesday Walked Bob first thing and got milk, will have to go back again on Thursday to get mums TV guide to post to her as I got out of sync with the milk from doing a load of cooking. I sanded the walls down and hoovered up. Painted the woodwork. My friend called by to distance drop a table and chairs off for the garden for me, we had a lovely chat. Painted the 3 remaining radiators upstairs and another layer of papier mache on the balloons.
127 Wednesday Put the carpets back down so I could move freely around the rooms to paint all the walls upstairs and second coat of paint in the wardrobes. Evening spent sorting out a quite a few issues, phone calls and face time with friends.
128 Thursday Picked up mums TV guide and some sweets to post to her, the woman in the local shop was charging towards me, leaving me no room to social distance and was coughing into her hand, she was a member of staff. I've received a reply from the supermarket chain now who will investigate the issue. Took Bob out for a lovely long walk, getting up onto the Malvern Hills, it was a 3 hour round trip and we're shattered. Sat in the garden to blog and sort through photos. I baked a cake and fell asleep on the sofa. In the evening I caught up with friends and family with video chats.
129 Friday Decorated the front of the house for VE Day, thoroughly cleaned the rooms I've been decorating, ready now to have new carpets laid when the store reopens. I did some blogging, then I baked some scones. Out in the front doing some gardening and social distancing with the street party for tea and scones.
130 Saturday Started the morning blogging and 3 loads of washing on the line. The rest of the day was spent tidying the shed, wedding the front garden, sewing pom poms, crocheting, reading, pottering around.
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On the blog this week:
How a fellow blogger was let down by a food bank, that they support the rest of the year.
My Sunday Photo - Crafting and cats