Friday, 11 August 2017

Errand Day

Thursday here was Errand Day, which is the only part of the Flylady system that I got completed on this particular day. As usual, I'm pretty tired after a couple of days at work, so I don't always feel like full on cleaning.  My first day off is usually about resting and decompressing, so I'm hoping to get on with some cleaning tomorrow, namely a Weekly Home Blessing and some zone cleaning in the kitchen or Zone 2.

After my class at the gym in the morning, I had a parcel to pick up from the Post Office Depot, which contained some silicone ice cube trays that I'd ordered on eBay weeks ago, to replace our current novelty shaped ones that I'm now donating.  (They did come all the way from China!) I was  happy with them as they were pretty sturdy, unlike some floppier ones you can buy, which spill water over the sides when you try to carry them to the freezer. They were good value too.

I also needed to do a top up shop for some groceries we were out of, which necessitated calling in at both Lidl and Tesco, but some things weren't available in one or other shop.

When I got back I spent most of the rest of the day doing some personal financial stuff. I've decided to move some of my savings into other investments, as the interest rate where they are is diabolical.  Some are going into some bonds for a few years and some are going to be used to buy some more shares, so I was transferring monies, checking bank statements, that sort of thing. I probably won't do this again for at least another six months, as I don't want to take too many risks with my money and I don't want too much of it tied up for too long either.

The main reason I did it on this occasion, is that we've decided to put the kitchen extension on hold for a while, as building costs are going up and up at the moment and OH wants to concentrate on paying as much off the mortgage as possible for a while. I'm very happy with the decision, as I wasn't too sure about spending the amount it was going to cost and I wasn't looking forward to the disruption either. We'll probably just do some minor renovations ourselves instead for the time being.

I did manage to do a load of washing too, but other than this, not a lot got done around the house, but it isn't too untidy due to us being away.


  1. I did not realize that Fly Lady had an errand day..... I am going to check out her page to see what I can use in my cleaning and living routine.

    God bless.

    1. Yes, she encourages you to do consolidate all your errands outside the house into one day, which works for me.

      Sometimes, of course, you might have to do errands on more than one day, depending what you have going on.