It’s quarter to four in the morning and I can’t sleep. So what do I do when I can’t sleep – I sort out receipts. Well at least I did this morning. There was a bucket full of them. I used to be so good at keeping them under control. There was a clip they hung on until the credit card statement came so I could tick them off. Everything I spent was recorded in my folder. I knew what I spent and where. Well I had to do it . We were on such a tight budget for soooooo long that it was a case of be organised or else. Thankfully those days are behind us and there is now a little leway in the spending side of things. Of course because there now isn’t so much pressure financially I let things slid – especially sorting out receipts. Honestly I need to be organised again.
It’s a bit like when I used to bake all the time. I enjoy baking. I enjoy seeing the family eat wholesome home cooked food and lets face it there’s nothing nicer than a bit of homemade cake or biscuit with your morning cuppa – even if the waist line doesn’t appreciate it. Life has got so busy that I have passed on most of the baking of treats to the girls – not that they mind but I miss it. It was another thing I did for sooooo long. Baked everything – bread, sausage rolls, made my own hamburgers. Casseroles are only made from scratch, pies lovely and golden baked by these hands. I have slacked off dreadfully and I know it. I’m not saying we eat store bought stuff all the time – I’m too picky for that – but I do miss my baking sessions. On the plus side I did manage to bake Friday and partially stocked the freezer ready for school to start again. Maybe next week I will manage another baking session and slowly get ack into the swing of it all again.
At this stage I’m not even going to mention the housework….shudder. It’s holidays I’m allowed to slack off….well that’s my excuse. Actually the housekeeping has moved outside instead. I spent part of yesterday morning mulching a garden bed all thanks to my new mulcher. It was so much fun – unfortunately the hayfever I had for the rest of the day wasn’t. At least at this point in time (3.50am to be exact) the drippy nose and itchy eyes seemed to have stopped). Some chives and garlic went into the new vegie garden last night. It was very pleasant out there. Ashley sat on a chair and watched me work, typical, while I sipped wine and planted and Elise cooked the chicken wings on the BBQ. Bliss.
On the crafty side of things I have the backing of three quilts done. No batting cut as yet – but I will do all of that in one hit – much easier on the knees and back as I have to lay the roll of batting on the floor in order to work out the sizes. Another quilt has had it’s borders put on – a ufo which has been there for donkey’s years so it’s nice to get it out of the road. Hopefully today I will get the backing sorted out for that as well. The fabric stash is reducing at an alarming rate but I’m determined not to buy fabric. I will use what I have no matter what. If I repeat that often enough maybe I will believe it.
Still no photos to share. I have been taking plenty but Ashley needs to find me a decent photo program so I can down load them. I need to put all the photos that are currently on the computer onto a disk too so they can’t be lost should the computer throw another hissy fit.
Ok off to make a cuppa then to crawl back into bed. I hope your weekend has been and will be a good one.
Early Morning Hugs