Good morning! I was up at stupid o'clock after a poor night's sleep. It's still a bit stupid but not as unreasonable as an hour and a half ago. I think it is because it was a sticky night and my brain was over-active after a very busy day. Things are cooling off now; it's raining quite hard although I have no idea about any storming as the hearing aids are out, the light is on and the curtains are drawn. BBC tells me that we may have a storm between eight and ten o'clock so - we will see!
It is actually rather lovely at this time of early morning.; everything is as quiet as it ever is round here, it's shadowy as light just starts to emerge, it's cooler, it's raining so everything is reflective and a bit mysterious and it's just so relaxing. Really pleasant.
Yesterday was very busy!
I whizzed around the house getting properly tidy for the cleaners - I've said this before but I do hate leaving a mess for them to either tidy up or clean round; either way, they can't do the job I want them to do properly which is an awful waste. It does mean that, once a week, not only is my home clean, it is also as tidy as it's going to get!
In between bits of clearing up, I loaded the car boot with books and dropped them all off at school. This included some that were still in a pile upstairs so that was my bit of clearing out for the day (poor neglected airing cupboard!)
Then Beth turned up and off we went to Computer World. We were a while in there but by the time we left, it was all sorted for her and they will be getting her new PC ready. They confirmed that the monitor I mentioned yesterday will (should) be fine and the computer comes with a mouse and keyboard so that was good. All the other peripherals (Office/anti-virus, etc) needed sorting out but by the time we left, she was happy.
Then we went next door to Hobbycraft and were very, very well behaved, only buying what we went in to get - storage boxes. We did have a good look round and did a wee bit of coveting, mind you!
Once home, I rushed off to school and did my bit there before tuition. School things are slowing down too and there wasn't a lot to do so I had some good chats with old friends.
In between times, I had parcels. One for Beth and two for me. One of mine was a Lakeland order for me and Dad which is still waiting to be opened and the other was the bird feeder!! Yay!
It was simple to put together (good instructions) but required a bit of strength and I can't say I did it terribly well but it's up, it's steady and it won't fall apart. I didn't put it out overnight but as soon as the rain stops I will load it up and put it out and then we will see how long it takes for word to get around the local bird population.
I'm wondering if I should paint it Somerset Green to match the fence and shed but perhaps that is just affectation on my part! :-)
So, by six, I was pretty tired so I'm a bit surprised I didn't sleep well. Never mind, there's always an afternoon doze today, if necessary!
Today is easier. I'm over to Jackie's for coffee and a chat this morning and then the afternoon is mine until tuition followed by an easy evening. No excuses not to do the airing cupboard today!
Have a good day and stay dry! xx