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A getting stuff done sort of day

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Every so often I need a day where nothing much is going on, just to get things under control and ticking along again…..

Today is the day.

So far I’ve….

  • 1. Gone to church, thereby killing two birds with one stone by simultaneously delivering a big bag of books for the book sale next month. Unfortunately this also involved having a heated discussion with a rather rude lady from Securitas who was playing at being a traffic light very badly on the road into town, therefore confusing everyone and almost causing accidents. After she stopped me in the middle of a junction (where she had been indicating that I could drive) and made me reverse up, and proceeded to very rudely act out signalling to someone who was unable to understand signalling, I was forced to stop and give her a rather polite church lady wearing pearls piece of my mind. I rather hope her co-worker didn’t write my number down…I’m not sure you’re allowed to talk to people misdirecting traffic.
  • 2. Cleared up the patio and transported to the back of the garden everything in pots that was killed by our very late cold snap…..all the roses in pots, some unknown flowery odds and ends and an ancient fuschia. The patio is now bare but at least it’s tidy…and the Swiss like minimalism, so that’s OK.
  • 3. Parceled up the giveaway prize from this week and my Stitch Tease block for Di ready to trek to the post office tomorrow. Phew!
  • 4. Ordered some Moo cards to take to FQ retreat…unfortunately 5 minutes before Susan put a 10% discount link on her blog. If anyone else wants some Moo cards, you might want to check here – it would be to your advantage!
  • 5. Done the ironing and cleaned the kitchen. Finishing both of these always makes me feel like a proper little housewife. A dirty kitchen and a mountain of ironing are so depressing, aren’t they?
  • 6. Took husband to the station as he’s off to Frankfurt on a business trip, which lowers the culinary bar for dinner tonight….yay…pizza takeaway here we come!
  • 7. Started work on a long-neglected seriously warm hoodie that I’ve been knitting since I don’t know when and which only needs the hood done and then it ‘ll stop being a UFO and I’ll get my favourite basket back! The timing is a bit off, mind you, I won’t be able to wear it till next November, but a finish is a finish, wouldn’t you say?
  • 8. Shuffled my outstanding paperwork tray around and chucked out everything that’s out of date. The pile hasn’t shrunk much, but at least there are no fires that need putting out anymore.
  • 9. Finished reading a book on British education that has made my hair stand on end and me feel very glad that my kids are being educated here: ‘It’s your time you’re wasting‘ by Frank Chalk. Excellent and very funny, but not for the faint-hearted if your kids are in the English system. I hope he’s exaggerating, but suspect he may not be.

Is that enough?….can I stop now….I need a cup of tea, but at least I feel as though a lot of stuff that needed doing has been done….and next week is a new week and hopefully I can move on to pastures new!

Enjoy your Sunday,

Helen

7 Responses to “A getting stuff done sort of day”

  1. Susan Says:

    Thanks for the link back to my post! Your day sounds very productive. My day was dedicated to laziness and so far I am succeeding admirably. And British schooling – I think it is potluck for schools for most. We are very lucky as Helen starts high school in September and we have got her a place at an excellent one with a healthy learning ethic, positive attitude and amazing teachers. As we are out of catchment we are very lucky. This school filled all 174 places and turned away 40 applicants.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Goodness, if I got that much done in a month I’d feel pleased! I agree that mountains of ironing are depressing which is why I gave up ironing stuff years ago! Gets me out of that one nicely! Also, we’re the same re food when dad goes away – a lot more junky or instant type food appears on the table!

  3. Katy Says:

    Seriously productive day, I particularly liked the start of it šŸ˜‰

  4. diane stanley Says:

    I hope you were able to relax after a day like that!

  5. Annabella Says:

    I`m exhausted just reading your post!

  6. Lindsay Says:

    Blimey that’s a good ticking it off your list sort of day! Loved the story about the traffic police. Please may I borrow the Frank Chalk book (not wishing to add to your list ofhaving to trek to the post office!) Lx

  7. Rhian Says:

    That book sounds good, but think I may keep away from it as my son will be starting school here next year (he’s three) and it might just scare me!