Sunday, 31 July 2016

Psyching Myself Up Sunday!

Thank you for all your comments about housework. It appears the general consensus is that it's a necessary evil that nobody particularly enjoys, which makes me feel better. 

According to my 'room a day' rota, Sunday is a day or rest. How lucky is that! So, I've taken today to psyche myself up for my new routine which starts tomorrow with the lounge and dining room. They're open plan so I've lumped them together because I have more rooms than days in the week, which threw out my carefully devised plan of action. 
I haven't been sat on my bum all day. I've done 'the usual' chores and I've also sorted through all the stuff that I'd put to one side for a car boot, although there wasn't that much really, just clothes, books, 2 glass tables and a few odds and ends. It's not worth getting up at 5am for as I doubt it would make much more than the £13 it costs per car, so it's going to the charity shop instead.
Amy has been posting leaflets for Matthew this afternoon. She loves walking so she may as well get paid for it. He's always asking her to do stuff for him but by the time she rolls out of bed there's not many daylight hours left. She should definitely think of a career that involves working nights. Her body clock seems that way inclined. 

And I'm missing something good to watch on Sunday evening. I used to enjoy settling down to Call The Midwife, Home Fires, Poldark or Last Tango In Halifax. There doesn't seem to be anything like that on at the moment unless I've missed something, in which case will you let me know. 

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  1. Have you been watching The Living and The Dead - it isn't on on Sundays but it has been very good?

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    1. No I've not seen that, but I'll have a look. Thanks for the recommendation. I think it tends to be more Autumn/Winter when the Sunday night dramas come back on TV. I'll just have to bide my time. xx

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  2. Any decluttered stuff I have now goes to the charity shops or the bin. I did so many carboots when I was getting rid of all my crafting stuff that I don't care if I never do another one as long as I live....lol.
    I wish I could get into a better routine with my housework but I have a week of hubby on nights so he is in bed all day and doesn't like noise so I can't do anything like hoovering. The other week he's on afternoons so under my feet all morning plus wanting a meal before he goes. By the time he's gone I've had enough.....which is why my routine is a mess. Mind you I did have him at home on early retirement for a good while which was a nightmare so the messy routine is a small price to pay for my sanity....lol-x-

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    1. I was quite surprised at how much I didn't have for a car boot this year. Must be getting better at not bringing things into the house!

      Nothing worse than having a man in the house when you're trying to do jobs. As my Mum says "just them being sat there makes the place look untidy lol". Can totally understand your lack of routine if your husband is working shifts, that must be hard to work around but as you say it's better than him being there all the time :)xx

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  3. Hope your home blessing schedule stays on track. I am now motivated to clean my house from pillar to post and tidy the garden as I am hosting a craft planning session next Tuesday-oops! Watch me go! Catriona

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    1. Catriona, I love your 'home blessing' terminology. Maybe that's how I should look at it rather than houseWORK. Yes, nothing like visitors descending to whip up a bit of motivation haha. Enjoy the crafting session, I'm sure it will be great fun. xx

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  4. I love how Catriona calls it home blessing! My routine is usually do it in the holidays!
    But in term time
    It seems to be a Wednesday after school is good for a Hoover through, kitchen is a daily battle , bathroom is every scrubbed every Saturday and Sunday's for if I feel like it!

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    1. You have such a long day at school I'm not surprised you leave the housework until the holidays. Yes, kitchen gets a daily going over, just clearing, wiping down, sweeping floor etc. and I swish the loo and sink in the bathroom every day, then clean it once a week(ish) haha. xx

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  5. When I get back I'll be all motivated to get cleaning and decluttering again. I love my home and I miss it. Don't get me wrong, we are having a lovely time, but when I've been away I like to show it some love and clean until things sparkle! ha ha. that's when I turn to Flylady. Have you ever looked on her website? It's just good for a bit of an inspirational boost. I get the emails too, but have to admit I mainly bin them without looking. Just because there are so many and they can be a bit much. But. When I need something to give me a little extra motivation, I like to go back and get some from Flylady.

    I'm struggling to find anything good on telly at the moment. Usually I have something, but right now there is nothing. I like stuff like The Apprentice and GBBO, so they'll be back at some point.

    Right. Better go. Told Violet we can go to Pleasurewood Hills today, so she's just a little bit excited! ;o) xx

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    1. I feel exactly the same when I get back from holiday, all raring to go and get organised and sorted out, which is probably what's happened to me after being in Blackpool for so long.

      I've heard of Flylady but never followed her or read her routines etc. Mum has mentioned a vlog Clean with Jen that I'm going to have a look at afterwards.

      Telly is rubbish at the moment. Luckily we have Netflix series that we watch, but sometimes I just want a good old fashioned British drama/series.

      Enjoy your day at Pleasurewood Hills. No idea what that is so I'm off to google again lol. xx

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  6. An hour a day per room or area sounds pretty good to me. I hope you will post which rooms you'll be doing on which day and what your tasks will be. Let us know how the lounge and dining room work out, tomorrow. Looking forward to reading all about it.

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    1. I think an hour is OK considering everything else that needs doing just to keep on top of things. I'll post a picture of the lounge especially for you Bless :) xx

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  7. I'm another Flylady fan. While I don't get the emails anymore I remember so much of it I don't really need them!

    Her system changed my life, ut helped me deal with my hoard, get the house organised and tidy and keep it that way (more or less). I can't say I like housework, I just do it!

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    1. Yes, I think a lot of people follow her and she's obviously very motivational. Although I don't like doing it, I'd like to get a bit more pleasure from it, but it's just so repetitive and never ending it's hard to summon up that feeling.xx

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  8. Sunday evenings is now Robot wars! great fun, Grown men playing with remote control big toys (actually now I write it like that it sound rubbish!)

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    1. I've seen the programme, from the corner of my eye while I've been knitting and Mark has been watching it. Can understand why you like it, it does look like they're having lots of fun. xx

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  9. A list is always good. I don't know what Flylady is but I'm going to take a look. It seems everyone has a better routine than me so I'm going to have to get some kind of system in place. X

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    1. Oh I love a list Jules, the satisfaction of crossing something off it is brilliant. I've never looked at what Flylady advocates but I've heard about her and she seems able to motivate people. I think most people are a bit hit and miss with their routines, but there's always something better to do than housework isn't there :) xx

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