I start every week writing down what I want to do each day and try to stick to it, that way I don't over do it and I try to get the balance right, this week, rather than writing tasks for each day, I'm just writing a list of things I want to do now I've finished the painting upstairs. I can't start painting downstairs as I've run out of paint again.
I won't be doing everything on my list and obviously some things like gardening, reading and crafts will roll over week to week.
These are the things I didn't get round to.
Learn to crochet.
Finish my papier mache chickens.
Weed and mow front garden.
Investigate returning to the OU to finish my degree.
Scan Dad's football photo's, match day programmes and newspaper articles to Barry Town FC.
Work on family tree.
131 Sunday The day dragged then all of a sudden it was 4pm. Usual daily dog walk, meal times, phone calls with family and friends. I started my felting kit, painted papier mache balloons, sorted out upcoming birthdays with a list of what to do/buy/post. Wrote a couple of letters, read some of my book, updated food shop order which I thought arrived Monday, but isn't due till Tuesday so had to buy more milk on the dog walk. Touched up some paint around the house, I'd missed and spent the evening sending out email enquires for new carpets, getting a window fixed and 2 panels of glass replaced, buying a car, removing a tree, guttering, facias and shed repairs, the bath resealed, new panel, replace broken floor tile and grouting.
132 Monday No motivation at all today, just couldn't get going, went back to bed at 10am for an hour out of boredom. Started a new book, walked the dog and watched TV whilst sewing pom poms to make a rug for our grandchild 2b. Went to bed at 8.30pm.
133 Tuesday Woke at 5.15am apart from making a cup of tea, I stayed in bed till 7am before giving into the cat and dogs demands for their breakfast and spent the rest of day sorting paperwork, changing passwords and starting the tax return. Having trouble paying the rent in Dubai, but did manage to pay the water bill and sort out banking. Replied to emails. In between I read, did some more felting, finished sewing my pom pom rug, walked the dog and watched TV, until the food shop arrived. I washed and put everything away.
134 Wednesday A slow and cold day. Did some washing, started cutting back the fir trees, walked Bob, posted some letters, sorted mums online food order, had an early bath, watched TV, responded to some emails and went to bed early to read.
135 Thursday Shopping for gluten free foods, cat biscuits and items easily obtained in supermarket for small gifts for posting for birthdays in June. Posted mum her TV guide and some sweets and picked up a few goodies for child 1 through the post also. Whilst I sat outside Waitrose sorting my parcels a guy stopped to ask if I was ok, he thought I looked sad, I was just concentrating. Went to bed late as I spent an hour on the door step with a neighbour after Clap for Key workers.
136 Friday Not a good start to the day, woke the same time as normal, despite less sleep and missed my footing on the last 5 stairs, back to bed for the morning, nursing aches and bumps. Felt really vulnerable as hubby not due to phone till 11am and then maybe another 4-5 hours before he called in the troops to check on my whereabouts. Pottered around the house waiting for my new car to be delivered, a thorough covid-19 clean given then loaded up Bob and drove to the opposite end of the hills for a walk. Bob saw sheep for the first time, he was more worried about them than they were of him. Spent the evening on a zoom call with my friends in South Africa.
137 Saturday I've managed to get all the jobs booked and bills paid, this week, apart from new carpets as they haven't yet returned to work, they're keen to do so as I've only got one bed and one wardrobe to move, the carpet fitter can work in isolation however it requires 2 people to deliver and remove the old carpets. Lazy day planned, might mow the lawn, might bake, might read. For now I'm sitting in the garden drinking coffee, blogging and writing letters.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - Bob the dogs journey from South Africa to the UK via Dubai
Crafting during lockdown. Some of the Things I've been doing to keep myself busy.