This weekend has been about getting back on top of things. Over the summer, I've neglected the house and done very little, but now LB is back at school and with my sister visiting in a month and another OH's cousin coming next weekend, I decided it was time to start getting to grips with it again.
I started on Saturday afternoon. OH was out at a cycle race and LB was at a birthday party, so I spent the afternoon cleaning the bathroom, hoovering the upstairs and stairs, picking up in LB's bedroom and putting away laundry.
Having done all this, it was time to get ready and go out to eat and visit our local street festival for a couple of hours, before picking up LB and heading home.
On Sunday afternoon, I resumed the job in hand and tackled the kitchen. I didn't do a full on blitz, but I managed to hoover and mop the floor and clean all of the cupboard fronts, before stopping to cook dinner.
Later on Sunday evening, I needed to make some more homemade deodorant, as I had run out that morning. I then finished the ironing ready for the week ahead.
There's more cleaning to do this week. I'll probably clean the kitchen worktops and clean/mop the downstairs toilet, vestibule and stairs, which should be possible on Monday afternoon/evening.
I've got a few more jobs aside from the cleaning to do on Monday, such as buying a 50th birthday present and card for OH's sister, then I need to make some homemade dog food and some homemade granola, but hopefully I should have time to do it all.
I'm at the CS three days this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, so Thursday, will be my day to tackle the main living areas and then bar changing the bedding and a quick clean around the bedroom to be used by our guest, we should be just about ready for when they arrive on Friday night.
It's going to be a busy week, but at least having someone come to stay means that I'm focused and have the motivation to get everything done.
Things may be a little quiet on the blogging front, as something has to give, but I'll still be reading and keeping up with everyone's news.