Welcome to Monday. How was your weekend? I had another quiet weekend, however, I’ve been an organising demon, I’ve cleared out lots of messy areas in the house, been a good daughter and am ready for what the week has to throw at me..
Friday Night Pizza and non alcoholic drinks….by this point if I’m at home on a Friday, you know this is gonna be the routine..
On Saturday, I woke up headachey and if it had been any other month I would have assumed that I’d drunk too much wine the night before, however, this could not have been the case ’cause of dry January so who knows why, stuff happens! After a conversation with Ma about the glories of her new kitchen and another with Christelle just catching up, I started on the housework and fell down a cleaning wormhole, where I started and kept seeing things to sort out. Apart from the usual routine, the bedroom window needed some serious cleaning to combat the war on mould I’m waging on the flat, it’s an old house and the windows at the back of the house are double glazed but installed into wooden frames which is not best. The white kitchen cupboard finally has doorknobs! I’ve been meaning to do that since October!
I did some serious sorting in my bedroom, I started by getting all the detritus on the surfaces either in their proper place or in the bin, then started sorting out drawers. There’s more stuff to work out and keeping things tidy is a never ending task but the bedroom looks much calmer and in order now! And yes, that is a pile of books waiting to be read!
On Sunday morning, I got up and after breakfast,
I went to Surbiton to admire Ma’s kitchen, before that though there was blue sky from the train, it feels like ages since we’ve had a sunny day. Ok it was windy but I’ll take what I can get.
The kitchen is amazing and looks so much bigger, it’s also a great relief not to be attacked by kitchen doors falling on my head when I try to open them! Ma and I took a walk to the supermarket to fill her giant new fridge freezer! Then Christelle came over and we moved the old fridge out of Ma’s living room where it’s been living for the last couple of weeks and into position for being picked up in the week. Then we all headed into Kingston to buy a new kettle, toaster and bin for the new kitchen. Floating around John Lewis looking at kettles and stuff is a nice relaxing time for me. I like shopping that doesn’t involve changing rooms! However, Christelle and Ma are not so keen and we went to lunch and then walked down by the river to pick up the car Ma had booked.
Ma took me home and I spent 2 hours (yep I timed it!) setting myself up for the week ahead, so I cooked lentils and roasted vegetables for this week’s packed lunches, made applesauce, baked cookies, make jelly, did the ironing and put the washing away, did all the washing up and the weekend’s final load of washing. Finally, I made sure that I was ready for the morning. Then feeling quite pleased with myself, I spent the last hour before bed, drinking tea, reading and listening to Russell Davis.
So a good and productive weekend, perhaps a little dull but I’m not sorry about that!