I feel like I've had a productive week this week. I've put my head down and got on with a few tasks that I've been avoiding for over 6 months now. It feels good to finally tackle them, particularly the calculations for this year's tax return, which I'll be filing a bit later in the year. It shouldn't take long to finally complete and file it now and I've even gone so far as to get started on organising my paperwork for next year's return too.
I've finally got around to ringing the National Insurance office about some queries I had and resolved some issues I was unaware of. Without wanting to sound smug and self satisfied, sometimes knuckling down and getting your house in order feels very liberating. I think after the summer holidays, where I got virtually nothing done, I am feeling a new zest for getting on with outstanding tasks. Long may it last!
There's plenty still to do, of course. The allotment will need my attention towards the end of the month and into the next, to tidy it up at the end of the growing season. The garden is sprouting weeds again and needs some work and in addition, I will need to prune my apple and cherry trees before the weather turns cold. The greenhouse also needs clearing, once my tomatoes have ripened up and there's always a pile of dirty garden pots to wash.
Inside, I've got a few small things that I want to paint with my new tin of chalk paint. I've got a pair of curtains to make for the kitchen, the kitchen floor needs sanding/painting and various other tasks I need to do relating to my small business. I'm hoping to keep up the momentum and finally get on top of things for once. I'll keep you posted, but in the meantime, wish me luck!