Saturday, January 05, 2013

5 days

It's the 5th of January 2013, I have been absent since last year, I haven't blogged at all, I have at least got a new look for the month but that is as far as it goes. I have been feeling the post Christmas blues and life has been rather dull. But I must pick myself up, dust myself down and start all over again.

New Year's day
, I didn't go anywhere or do anything except watch TV and eat chocolate. (they are all gone now so diet must begin)

and I needed so much from ASDA I came back loaded, but I've stocked my freezer so do not need to get much more in the way of dinners. (I thought).
Trying to tidy up my craft rooms, not getting very far very fast but at least I found a photo to scrap. This one is from a New Year's eve party many many moons ago and records how we sing Old Lang Syne but still forget the people we were in company with back then.

Should Old Aquaintance

the sale at the church, again very quiet but a few more people in than there was last week. I still felt extremely tired in the afternoon, and although I was determined not to sleep in my chair I'm afraid I did.

Friday I have decided that I really must do something about the muddle that is my home. I have made a list and going to try and cross one thing off the list each week day. Today's task is to take down and pack up all the Christmas decorations, but I will need help to get them back in the loft. I have such a lovely neighbour and he came in and did it for me. Thank you Tony I really do appreciate your help.
I've also made the lounge tidier though I still have to cull and de-clutter a lot of ornaments (not my cat ornaments though)
My reward for that work was to scrap another page, this time two photos of Ben running through the bus shelter

Ben and the Bus Shelter

It was a very cold but bright bright day and I just love the way the sunlight is throwing out shadows and Ben's bright red jacket adding just that bit of colour.

Saturday More shopping in ASDA, I had run out of potatoes, but then decided I needed this and that and before I knew it the trolley was full. Goodness I really must have enough food in now not to have to shop for a fortnight except for bread perhaps.
A bit more culling in the lounge and start on the bathroom. I have managed to clean all the dirt and grime off the window and frame. (the cat's entrance and exit)also the high shelf has been culled of all barring 4 vases, nothing else could be see anyway as the shelf is high above my head. It doesn't sound much but seems to have taken quite a time to do it all. But at least that is another think crossed off my list.

My thankfulness list today is
Thank you Jemma for suggesting the list
Thank you Tony for being such a good neighbour
Thank you Helen for phoning me this evening
Thank you Lord for my health and strength
Thank you Scrappy cats team for being there for each other
Thank you Cats for being there to greet me when I come in
Thank you my blog friends for all your comments I really do appreciate them.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Happy New Year Mary!
Love the new look on the blog and good for you on getting things done.
The bus shelter layout is Fab!

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye