Morning, everyone. It was another lovely afternoon yesterday, although the morning was damp and dismal. The rest of the week looks to be the same, according to the Beeb, turning colder on Sunday, but fine and bright. Perfect for a weekend away.
Following on from yesterday, this is what I have jotted down in today's diary page - not the bits in brackets though.
This month I will . . . (apparently, saying 'I will' is better than 'I would like to or 'I want to')
1. keep the freezers and food areas tidy and the audits up to date (hmmm - is that asking too much?)
2. sort out the back garden, one bed at a time
3. lose 6 lbs
4. sort out the chunky/Aran yarn area
5. keep up the low spend and recording
6. sort out my shoes
Fingers crossed . . . and I have already done number 6 which was easier than I expected.
I do have too many pairs of shoes. None of them are very posh, quite a few are from Hotter's sales and they are all pretty comfortable.
I went through them because I needed to decide what to take with me to Five Lakes, so sorted out a few disgraceful pairs for disposal and a few more to pop in the Sally drop off, but the rest are fine. So that is another thing I won't need to buy for years - if ever.
Having done that, I was in the right mood so dealt with THAT kitchen drawer. You know - the one all the rolls of stuff go; cling film, parchment, etc, plus matches, baggies, bin bags, recycling bags, and so on. I got everything out, chucked away some very tatty stuff I haven't used for years, wiped it out (crumbs get everywhere) and put what I was keeping back in. It was extremely satisfying!
This is obviously the way to do it for me. Just one little thing at a time.
By that time, the sun was out and the French windows looked absolutely terrible so, yes, I dug out my glass spray stuff and tacked them and, once they were done, went out and dealt with the car windows too as the inside of the windscreen was pretty yucky!
I would have said my old muslin cloths were pretty lint free by now but they're not - not for cleaning windows anyway. I need to get something better - I think it's called scrim (?). Have I got that right?
(you can tell how often I, personally, clean my windows, can't you. I sometimes ask the cleaners to do them and have a window cleaner but he hasn't been round for a while so . . .)
And to finish off what was going to be a nothing sort of day and don't laugh - I have signed up for a 5K Race for Life in July although, in my case, it is far more likely to be a Walk for Life or even a Meander for Life. Slimming World is a sponsor and is encouraging all groups to get involved so, round here, all the group leaders will be taking part and encouraging their groups to do the same. The idea is to do the 'Race' (ha ha) and then all have a SW friendly picnic together afterwards.
5K is fine, it's the same distance as ParkRun, and I certainly won't be running much, but maybe I could work things up a bit. I think I have the Couch to 5K thing on my phone and I do have running shoes that I spent a fortune on in a fit of madness a few years ago.
This is far longer than I intended so I will just say quickly that today is washing day - there's a load already in and a couple more waiting their turn. Then I can sort out my clothes for he weekend and then I am pretty much ready. I want to fill up the car too - it's only half empty but it is a new month and it will then do me all month.
There's also personal training this afternoon and I have a governors' meeting this evening.
Quite a busy day but a good one!
I hope yours is good too. xx
Whenever I get the rare urge to clean windows I use a squeegee blade to dry off. A couple of sheets of balled up newspaper works surprisingly well too.ReplyDelete
I would use newspaper if I had any but I don't, sadly. I ought to have a squeegee blade for my shower screen really so maybe it needs to go on the 'necessary' list. xxDelete
The List Queen has another list! Lol. How lovely to have a weekend away to look forward to - and it's nearly caravan time for us! xxReplyDelete
How lovely - when can you start going again? xxDelete
From the 1st March. We'll go to check that all's well, but won't be staying there until/unless it gets warmer! xxDelete
Wow - you are on a roll! The walk/jog sounds great - is that app you mentioned free? And is it useful? I could certainly do with shifting some poundage, I'm snaffling down 3 choc digestives as I type this!!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
It is free but I don't know how good it is personally. However, I've only read good about it.Delete
Here's a link to the relevant NHS site that gives information.
Your February list sounds very achievable and I wish you luck. The 5K run sounds like fun but like you I'd have to walk most of it ... well, all of it really as I don't think 'running' is still on the list of my current skills! Good luck with the couch to 5K app. xxReplyDelete
I don't think it's on my list of possible accomplishments either but it's worth a try, I think. xxDelete
My windows need cleaning inside badly. Perhaps I should add that to the cleaning list. Hmmm. we'll see. Your list sounds very doable.ReplyDelete
Good luck for your 5K run.
It's not my favourite activity, cleaning windows, but there's no doubt the room looks so much better once they are clean.Delete
Thanks - running really is not me but you never know . . .
That's a good list for February!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sharon. It isn't very extensive but that means it's more likely to be achieved, I hope. xxDelete
I like the sound of a 'Meander for Life' far more than a Race for Life, I think you will do really well, just a bit of running and then a good paced walk. I'm similar to you in that I have quite a few pairs of Hotter shoes, usually bought during their '3 for the price of 2' sales in the past. They last well and don't really date, so I am never tempted to get rid of them when I sort out.ReplyDelete
Yes, that is absolutely my situation. They are such good shoes. Nothing posh but they look good for years and are so comfy. And their sales are such great value.Delete
I am saving this - will help me to get focussed. I aimed to write every day - went out the window! Thanks. I too am a retired teacher lol!ReplyDelete
There's a lot of us about, aren't there. The best profession in the world . . . :-)Delete
I'm glad it's been of some help to you. xx