Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tired!

I am so grumpy and I feel properly poorly, have done for weeks. I rather think I just need a break. So lucky for me it is almost Christmas and I can have two weeks at home

I am not even documenting all my amazingness (yes, I am sure that is a word) for a few days as I feel so bleugh!

New year, new beginnings, new bundles of enthusiasm to follow soon

Monday, 15 December 2014

What i actually managed to do from Sunday

  • Drop clothes at clothes bank YEP
  • Drop curtains, air purifier and old desktop pc (working fine) at the Salvation Army for them to raise a few extra funds YEP
  • Finish dry and put away laundry ALMOST
  • Birthday card for my little great niece (one tomorrow - time whizzes past) UM, ARRANGED TO GIVE OVER THE GIFT NEXT WEEKEND SO I HAVE EXTRA TIME
  • Empty the bins/sort out the recycling YEP
  • Sort the Christmas decorations. Maybe put up a little more but I suspect a lot of recycling YEP and also found that I did this last year so I didnt have as much junk as I thought.
  • Drop box of glasses to charity shop YEP
  • Make a food plan for Christmas. -  for me this means Christmas eve evening buffet, dessert to supplement Christmas pud at my parents house on Christmas Day, some extra sides for my parents house too (my immediate thought is pigs in blankets and red cabbage), maybe an additional pudding for Boxing day at my sisters house. PARTLY
  • Making a list (and checking it twice!) - presents still to get! We have a ten pound rule on gifts & I only buy for a few people. However I do like to get my kids, not that they are kids, a few extra things to open as they are not materialistic at all, so it s mostly pleasure for me. One needs new underwear and t shirts. One needs nothing much but I also thought to get them an external hard drive each. Especially useful as Jamal will be going away to see for 2 lots of five months this year, so he can rip some movies and games for his down time. They stay at anchorage quite a lot so even when not at sea they are not actually on land so sometimes a bit of entertainment would be nice. YES
  • Tonight we are having Faheds birthday dinner as first chance for us all to be together since his birthday. WE DID AND IT WAS YUM.
This made me feel much better about achieving, and often the lack of achieving.  Maybe I should check back a bit more often

Sunday - and I need a list


  • Drop clothes at clothes bank
  • Drop curtains, air purifier and old desktop pc (working fine) at the Salvation Army for them to raise a few extra funds
  • Finish dry and put away laundry
  • Birthday card for my little great niece (one tomorrow - time whizzes past)
  • Empty the bins/sort out the recycling
  • Sort the Christmas decorations. Maybe put up a little more but I suspect a lot of recycling
  • Drop box of glasses to charity shop
  • Make a food plan for Christmas. -  for me this means Christmas eve evening buffet, dessert to supplement Christmas pud at my parents house on Christmas Day, some extra sides for my parents house too (my immediate thought is pigs in blankets and red cabbage), maybe an additional pudding for Boxing day at my sisters house. 
  • Making a list (and checking it twice!) - presents still to get! We have a ten pound rule on gifts & I only buy for a few people. However I do like to get my kids, not that they are kids, a few extra things to open as they are not materialistic at all, so it s mostly pleasure for me. One needs new underwear and t shirts. One needs nothing much but I also thought to get them an external hard drive each. Especially useful as Jamal will be going away to see for 2 lots of five months this year, so he can rip some movies and games for his down time. They stay at anchorage quite a lot so even when not at sea they are not actually on land so sometimes a bit of entertainment would be nice.
  • Tonight we are having Faheds birthday dinner as first chance for us all to be together since his birthday.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday - home aloneish

Just me and the cats and birds tonight. Fahed is off (not) winning our future at poker. Its a random night to go but he doesn't work until the afternoon tomorrow and he can play for nothing on a Tuesday night, but with a chance to win something worthwhile. That's to entice people to the casino on a school night. And it works, he has gone and I can watch whatever I like on TV.


  • My eldest son has hardly been here this week, I rather think he is on the edge of leaving home (he is nearly 25 so its not exactly awful - but I will miss him). I rather think that will be a financial saving for me but I will wait and see before I count it.
  • Baby son will be home on Friday (whoop!)
  • Petrol prices are down locally. £1.157 per litre. Still amazingly expensive but better than the all time high of £1.30 which we had not long ago.
  • I had another £10 amazon voucher this week for my postal survey thing, which went towards a winter wet suit for my lovely little great niece.

That's about it!