I moved here from a house with kitchen that was 18 ft square, not counting the recesses. That was a mammoth task and I was working full time, I spent all day Saturday cleaning and all day Sunday batch cooking.
I do tidy up after the last wash up of the day, work tops get cleaned and any spills get wiped up, but I like to "bottom" the kitchen weekly. Granny again! at least I no longer have to black lead the range.
I take the opportunity to stock take the dry goods and keep my shopping list up to date, I do still have a blonde moment and write self raising flour instead of plain but mostly it works.
I do the same to the bathroom in the afternoon and put the shower curtain in the wash with the bathmat, my system seems to have had a hiccup as I noticed last week that I had 5 bottles of shampoo. won't be buying any more for a while. I do have 12 deodorant sticks, but they were on a very good offer before Christmas so I emptied the shelf.
I have been out in the sunshine with Ben and Greg, they tore round the field like mad things, Ben is now snoring gently beside me.
I just had to take these while I was there.
The first blossom in the field is so joyful, a bit like a girl trying on her wedding dress. see how blue the sky is, it was so warm it could have been May.
Greg is looking a bit sheepish, he had just brought me a stick and wanted me to play. I do not throw sticks, I have read too many horror stories of dogs having their throats pierced when they jump to catch them. My toy of choice is a Frisbee, but the soft kind not the cheap brittle ones, they snap and shatter too easily. I threw last years away as they were the worst for wear so need to get out and buy new ones.
Ben would not sit or stand still for a photo, he was in "perpetual motion" mode.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. We seem to be heading for an early spring (fingers crossed)
2. I was given a bunch of flowers yesterday from the people who sell them in the village. The stems had been broken but they were plenty long enough for my vase.
3. 2 loads of washing done, line dried and ready to be ironed.
4. Nothing to put on the shopping list so far.
5. My scarf is growing quite quickly and painlessly.
The flowers were much appreciated, they could just as easily have binned them.
I am enjoying my crochet and hope to get some more wool during the week.
I have to look for what in the US are called Comic book Cards, quilters use them to store their fabric in mini bolts and I would be very happy to do that. It makes it easy to see and find what fabric you have and keeps it from getting crumpled up.
Dinner tonight is soup and bread, both homemade, lunch will be a bowl of cereal, that is all that I fancy plus I do not like working with a full tummy.
On that note I better haul my btm off the sofa and get that bathroom done.