Monday, 21 September 2009

What a weekend

What a busy weekend but how satisfying to accomplish so much and have a tidier happier home at the end of it.... After the last 3 weeks of driving 52 miles a day doing the school runs costing us nearly £40 a week I was ready to drop on Friday... luckily Mr P has been able to pick up Jamie from school at 3:30pm so I get an afternoon off...
Friday morning while Danny was at pre-school the sky man came and fitted our sky dish and we are now flicking through more channels than can be healthy but as we never go out socialising and Mr P missed Overhaulin and Mythbusters I caved in and let him have sky again...

Saturday morning saw a hive of activity cleaning and tidying the postman delivered Jamie's bus pass so I no longer have to drive her 44 miles a day to school ... to say I am pleased and relieved would be an understatement, Jamie's friend from school came over and they started designing their fancy dress costumes for an 8 mile sponsored walk they are doing at school on Wednesday... needless to say I dug out some transfer paper and they printed designs off the computer which I then fumbled my way through ironing onto a white t-shirt... Jamie's friend took hers home for her mum to do... Jamie then spent the afternoon at her friends house... we dropped Danny at mums and headed off to the garden of an elderly family friend and mowed, pruned and tidied her garden.... after a quick coffee we loaded Mr P's van and he headed for the recycling center and I headed for the electrical store....
it had been decided that we really could do with a freezer as I was at a complete loss as to what to do with all my apples so I quickly chose a under counter freezer and I also bought a combination microwave oven

Mr P headed home with new electrical bits and I zipped off to mums to collect Danny and get home by 6:30pm as Jamie would be home at 7pm...

Now if I can get my head around all the new technology (obviously a freezer is fairly simple) I will hopefully be able to simplify meal times and still be able to watch that programme I would have missed while preparing it... if I can get it off the cartoon network and Disney channel for 2 minutes! ;D

Sunday was slightly less manic... only slightly though... in a bid to get a little more storage space in the kitchen I rescued a pine shelving unit from the garage and with Danny and Jamie bundled into the car I headed for the DIY store... we bought undercoat and white gloss and some magnetic blackboard paint (more about this another day)
Of course we had to have ice cream before we came home and then I returned to undercoat the shelves... I have managed one coat of gloss before Mother and father in Law arrived for afternoon tea... Then it was home work done, tea then showers and baths and uniform and school bags all ready... and

phew....

So off I pop to tidy the bombsite that is my horrid little bathroom and I find a friend.... where he came from after all the activity I do not know but if Jamie knew she was not alone in the bathroom when she showered I believe the screams would have been audible on Mars...

Jamie does not do spiders.... especially big ones

So I can only assume that frosts will soon be upon us and the spiders and mice will be heading somewhere warmer and so long as its not my house I am happy!

I have been quite low the past few weeks, tired and very fed up with my lot but today as I drove to pre-school with Danny I listened to him singing in the back of the car never has a rendition of "12345 once I caught a fish alive" sounded so sweet from a 3 year old and I realised that everything around me looked somehow brighter and clearer... perhaps my mind and my soul are restoring themselves but to say I was considering asking the doctor for medication to help me cope I think I might be okay now though... I still feel fuzzy and spaced out but I think I may be cresting the wave and rising from the depth of the swell... the immediate future feels less worrying so on that note I had better get on and collect Danny from pre-school and after we have had lunch I will give that shelf another coat of paint....

take care everyone
thanks for popping by!

x Alex

Edited 21/09/09 at 1:20pm
Change of plans... while the sun is shining we are off to the shop to get an ice cream and then going to the swings and slides for a play and a picnic... its suppose to rain tomorrow I can paint shelves then... live for the moment and all that!

big hugs!
A

17 comments:

Snippety Gibbet said...

44 miles a day. Ugh.

We don't have a dish here. Just cable. But I find that I waste a goodly amount of time just searching and searching for the perfect show. It is addictive, that's for sure. jan
P.S. My word verification thingie says "duckpoo." Hehehehe....

Joanne said...

Hi Alex sorry to hear you were feeling so low but it's good news you feel on the mend.

Good news about Jamie's bus pass that's one thing you don't have to worry about for the time being.

I'm always in if you would like a cuppa, I know we haven't seen each other in a while, life really can get in the way and i'm sorry I let that happen to our friendship.

Anytime!

Good Wishes Joanne x

Sarah said...

That's a shame Alex - at least the problem of the school bus is now sorted. Hope things get sorted soon.
Take Care.
x

lisa ridgeon said...

Crumbs, you're everso busy Alex, no wonder the blues came for a visit. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit brighter. Hope you had a go on the swings and slide too, that would have lifted your spirits!

If you visit my blog today i suggest you close your eyes! Very minor incident with Doug occured over the weekend!

By the way, i love Snippety Gibbet's word verification! I've got 'ollogyr'! What on earth is that?

Hugs
X X

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello dear Alex
I am shouting out loud 'WOOP DE DOOOOO"! at reading Jamie has the bus pass and your marathon drive is over.
I'm glad you went out to enjoy the sunshine - carpe diem and all that - the shelves can wait "after all tomorrow is another day"!
Keep your chin up lovely Alex, I think you will feel so much better now you aren't driving all over Somerset each day ... take care - sending you great big hugs
Denise x

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Please put a warning next time for all us arachnaphobes!!!


*Shudder*

pinkfairygran said...

I agree life is all about NOW, and making the most of now, and as you say, painting shelves can be done another day. I love the unplanned-ness of my life, I NEVER plan ahead, other than unavoidable like the clinic visits which I'd rather not have planned ahead as I only worry about them....
We have been hectic, having a day in the loft, and the charity shops are all the richer (hopefully) for it, the recycling place has been added to considerably, but we have space and I am determined it will not be filled, with things which we keep 'just in case'. If it isn't going to be of use, then no storing until it might be. So there... does you good to have a clear out.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Its good news about the bus pass! That spider! The trouble with cleaning the hose, is it has to be done.... over and over and over again! Suzie. x

Jenn said...

Yay!! on that bus pass. And you do too much, no wonder the blues find you. You need more 'me' time. Glad to hear you are feeling better though and hope you enjoyed the day!!!

JuliaB said...

Looks like you need conkers in your bathroom. Spiders hate them. x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Alex

Sorry to hear that you are feeling low, so much to do can get you down sometimes. I have been so bust decorating that I have had little ME time. I have missed that greatly. At the weekend we too were meant to be decorating but we decided it was time e had a proper weekend off. So like you we changed our plans and went out.

Keep up the good work, you will get there in the end!

Spiders... poor Miss P had one crawling in her nightie while she was watching TV yesterday, even though Alan caught it and put it out I didn't feel like sitting on the sofa again!

Take care
Isabelle x

susan said...

Hi,
Thank you for popping in to visit Brympton Towers updates I'm home again Friday we must organize a real cup of tea as you are so near and have invaluable info about the recent history.
Love Susanxx

julieknitsjuliesews said...

Glad about the bus pass, that is less of a worry. You have such a hectic life no wonder you have felt a bit low, I hope things are not to bad now. Take care. best wishes Julie.C

bekimarie said...

Hi Alex

Can you email me with your email address and i'll let you have the recipe.
Sorry i've taken so long to get back to you, it's been a manic couple of days.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

julieknitsjuliesews said...

Thanks Alex for visiting me over at my new blog. Love to see the crocheted doll when you make it, think I could knit one but not sure I can manage to crochet one. Julie.C

Melanie said...

The picture of the spider seriously gave me the creeps, lol! xxx

Sue Bridges said...

I totally agree with your sentiments, life is to short to let things pass you by.