Learn to crochet (been carrying this forward since pre lockdown).
Investigate returning to the OU to finish my degree.
Add backing to pom pom rug.
Remove carpet from last bedroom.
Empty wardrobe for carpet fitters, move furniture.
Weed round back of the shed.
Schedule #PoCoLo blog posts.
Fix blind in ensuite.
Paint conservatory, lounge and dining room.
My to do lists aren't compulsory. I find a list helps me choose something to do if I'm feeling a bit lost or the day is dragging on too long. Things like walking the dog up the Malvern Hills, general gardening, cleaning, paying bills etc just get slotted in as and when they need doing
Lots of local dog walks and more letter writing, birthday cards and gifts delivered.
152 Sunday Up early so gave the main bedroom windowsill a fresh coat of paint, sat in the garden to have breakfast and catch up with blog comments and painted the walls in the downstairs loo, popped out to Worcester to fetch my click and collect food shop. Back to bed for a couple of hours, tidied up, dog walk, watered garden, dinner and a video gin call.
Never too old for a bit of magic
153 Monday The man came back to fix the issues in the bathroom and the with the shed roof. I did some blogging and cooked a roast in the morning. In the afternoon I painted the walls in the kitchen and the hall, cleaned the bathroom and put it back together, Walked Bob, watered the garden, bath and bed.
154 Tuesday - Went over to see my friend Julie the other side of the town, we met through child 5 at school, about 15 years ago. The boys don't keep in touch anymore but we've remained friends. It was her birthday so I dropped off a gift and cake and we social distanced in the front garden. Removed the last carpet from the room I'm sleeping in and moved bedside tables into the wardrobes and other bits into the bathroom. I'm now sleeping down stairs till Saturday. Spent the evening in the garden writing letters and sorting parcels to post for upcoming birthdays. Child 2 and 2a's 2nd wedding anniversary.
155 Wednesday Took Bob up the Malvern Hills, I parked half way up at the quarry and took a slightly different route up today. I had a quote to replace 2 double glazed units that have blown and are full of condensation. We've already had the 10 smaller units replaced. Didn't sleep well with a Chinook flying over head between 1-3am and felt a bit sick and headachy, so spent the rest of the day watching TV, napping and some crafting and letter writing. 2a's Birthday (DIL)
C S Lewis was a pupil at Malvern, it is said he was inspired by the gas lights to write the Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe
156 Thursday Carpet fitters came today, they can enter through the front door, I can isolate in the kitchen and access the the rest of downstairs through the garden. When I got the house measured for carpets, they did the lounge as well, we decided not to replace the carpet in there because of the pets. Guess which muppet forgot to tell the carpet fitter? I spent the day painting the woodwork in the lounge and touching up the paint on the walls, evening spent putting upstairs back together, before collapsing into bed at 8pm.
157 Friday I spent the morning removing paint from the wooden floors from the decorator, grouted and resealed the ensuite shower ready for my mums stay, cleaned all the light fittings and did some washing. Carpet fitters finished today. I then hoovered the new carpet 100 times, put everything back and enjoyed a chilly evening with a bottle of wine in the garden with my friend and neighbour.
158 Saturday Finally the house feels 'proper' clean. I still have the dining room and conservatory to paint, but the deep clean in both rooms is complete. I finished my jigsaw, took delivery of a new bed and received a lovely gift from a twitter friend from Hotel Chocolate. Rest of the day I made cards, wrote letters and got the parcels ready to send on Thursday.
On the blog this week:
A huge fail with the Jam Jar waste challenge
#Ad Trendhim Tan Leather Cardholder great for Fathers Day, but this is a late 21st birthday gift for child 5.