Monday, 26 June 2017

Monday Catchup

After all the excitement (on my part), of taking everything to the Give & Take on Saturday, the rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful.

On Sunday, I went to my class as usual.  I hadn't booked it, as OH had a cycle race planned and needed the car, but the race was cancelled, so he went on his usual Sunday morning ride instead and I booked a place on my class at the last minute and went along.  I was glad I did, as LB had a sleep over at her friend's house, so I would have been home alone on Sunday morning otherwise and feeling guilty at not going.

Sunday afternoon, as the weather was a lot cooler, I tackled the ironing mountain that I'd avoided in the hot weather last week. I'm always happy to get it done and put away, especially when it's been building up. Other than that, and some washing, I did very little all day, which was nice and inexpensive too.

In the evening we watched The Handmaid's Tale again.  It's quite disturbing, but makes quite good viewing in a weird kind of way.

Today, I was back at the gym, but for just one class instead of my usual two, which meant I was home earlier for a change.  The Wi-Fi has been playing up today, so we've been without it for most of the day.  I can't say I've been too bothered.  I've been pottering around the garden instead.

I'm having a bit of a problem with all of my lettuce bolting, so I've been harvesting the worst affected and am going to keep it in the fridge until we gradually work our way through it.  I've got lots more at the allotment that is bolting too.  It's a nice problem to have, i.e. too much, but I hate to waste any food that I've grown, so I'm hoping we will be able to use it all, if it doesn't taste too bitter.  At times like these it would be good to still have our darling guinea pigs.

Anyway, I sowed some more lettuce seeds for harvesting once everything has been used up.  I'm a bit late, but I never can get that successional sowing thing right.

I popped over to the allotment too today and weeded a little, cleared a particularly overgrown corner at the back and then fed and watered everything.  It only took an hour or so.

In my absence, OH had paid to loaded month's worth of use onto my dongle, so that he could have internet access for his business, and then, lo and behold you've guessed it, our connection came back on, despite an engineer being booked to come and check it out tomorrow. Typical.

This afternoon, I made us a Chicken casserole for supper using a few veggies out of the freezer.  It desperately needs defrosting, so I need to use everything up fast.  Besides, the courgettes are now getting to a decent size so I will probably need to fill it up with this year's crops before long.

I've also done a towel wash today and then washed my trainers in the washing machine.  They come up a treat. I really need a new pair, but I'm taking good care of my current ones instead and making them last until my birthday in October, when I can either get OH to buy me some new ones or buy some with my birthday money.

Tonight, I'm going to tackle the linen cupboard on the landing, which I didn't get around to last week. It shouldn't take too long, as I've decluttered all of our old towels already.  It really just needs everything pulling out, cleaning inside, and then everything putting back.

On the top is a big box full of LB's baby things that I can't yet part with.  I'm going to go through it again and see how I feel about everything.  I might be able to part with a bit more.  The rest I'm going to seal in vacuum sealed storage bags to minimise the space they take up. I got a couple of packs of them from Poundland earlier in the month and they seem to work well enough.

I'll let you know how I get on.


  1. Parting with those things our "babies" used is very difficult. I have only kept the sweater sets my Mom made for them and the baptismal outfits they wore.

    God bless.

    1. Yes, it's taking me a long time to part with some things. On this occasion I didn't part with anything else either.

  2. I think I kept a little hat I knitted in 2 ply from an old pattern. We have 2 family christening dresses one from either side of the family and these will be passed on to my daughters. I have photos of other things as I made almost everything for my two girls when they were younger.

  3. I can well imagine how hard it must be to get rid of things from your children's early years- it means so much- everything is embued with precious memories!
    Wow, you did a lot of exercise and chores! Very impressive!!x