First of all, just to say to all of you whose blogs I read - I am still reading, just not commenting much at present. I think my head is too full of 'stuff'!
I'm not sleeping terribly well at the moment. Thankfully, I can snooze during the day so it will all even out, I am sure. It's worry, of course. I always used to get like that before/during stuff like OFSTED or lesson observations or very important meetings. Just an overactive brain. The hot weather doesn't help either, not that I am complaining.
Thankfully, I find I am getting into something of a routine here. I've done washing, ironing, sorted out meals, started sorting out possessions that can be sorted out and generally found plenty of things to do. It all helps to pass the time and keeps the mind occupied.
After my visit to Dad yesterday, I started sorting out the books. I know I said kitchen but the books need doing more. There are loads of them, some good, most frankly tatty and only good for the dump. They're old books, no bar code or anything like that, so companies like ziffit won't take them, charity shops are overloaded right now, as is David's book shop, an excellent and locally renown second hand book shop who would take the better books in normal circumstances but i not taking anything at the moment. I think I will dump the rubbish and keep the good books for some weeks in hopes that maybe things will ease and the book shop will start taking books again.
Dave and Anna turned up on their way home from visiting Anna's family in Peterborough. They didn't stay for a meal but they did help me sort out a few issues and took some books and other bits and bobs. We did a tour of the garden and Anna went away with a bunch of very fragrant sweet peas.
So today's challenge is to locate the dump. I know where it is in theory, I just have to find it in practise. Then I can start dumping stuff including, sadly, those tatty old books that no-one would ever be interested in. I also have some ironing and all the usual stuff that a fairly big house needs, plus the visit to Dad.
This will be later than usual as he is having some tests in the morning.
Well, that's about it. Better get on with the next thing on the list. Take care, everyone, and thank you all for your lovely comments. They help a lot. xx