Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Feeling a little bit better...

At last I am feeling a bit better today. Still coughing, still got a really sore throat, but at least able to do a few chores without feeling totally exhausted.

I pulled myself together today and:

  • stewed some apples that were going soft and put them in the freezer
  • made a tomato sauce to use up tomatoes
  • made a vegetable soup for lunch to use up old veg
  • made beef casserole and dumplings for tea
  • cleaned the fridge
  • cleaned the kitchen
  • cleared my washing pile
  • cleaned the bathroom
This doesn't seem like much, but much more than I managed yesterday. I hope to get loads of sorting out done tomorrow, as I continue on my mission to clear the clutter.

So far I have listed 14 items on ebay and have bids on one item! I will list some more tomorrow, but each item sold is less clutter around the house.

I also want to bake a couple of cakes tomorrow, but we'll see...

Mandy x

Sunday, 20 February 2011

I'm poorly!!!

Fed up of things not going according to plan...

Why is it that when you make plans ahead, something always crops up to spoil them?
I broke up for half term on Friday afternoon, but have achieved hardly anything so far because I feel so bad. Surrounded by snotty noses for the last week - I knew I would catch a cold just in time for my week off work. I actually had a sore throat from last Wednesday and now I am sat in bed feeling like poo!

Yesterday I did an hour of ironing and loaded the washing machine - that was pretty much it!!! Alice cooked tea (again) and it was really nice (what I could taste) - minced beef and onion pie (in my new enamel pie dish), mash, carrots, broccoli and gravy. THANK YOU ALICE xxx

I am going to get up now and tackle that ironing pile/mountain again and begin photographing and listing my 'stuff' on ebay. Motivation is nil cos I just feel like doing nothing :-(

Mandy x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Countdown to half-term...

Can't wait until half-term!!!

Hi, I'm back again, but only briefly. Soon it will be my half-term holiday and I will have time to add some photos and blog properly.

I have loads of ebaying to do - got to clear the clutter and raise some cash. I seriously need to sort my stuff, there is stuff in every room! What I really want to do is start my own business, selling vintage stuff - but I am a long way off from that. Once the stuff is cleared, the housework should get easier and I will have time for my new hobbies!!!

It's difficult to know where to start, but I have to get motivated. I will blog my progress to keep me on my toes.

We had a really busy weekend because Ashley turned 21 and we had a wedding reception to go to. This meant that little chores were done and I ate like a pig! I did manage to lose 1/4 pound at my weigh in today, despite my weekend of celebrating. I will do much better next week.

Until Saturday...

Mandy xxx 

Saturday, 5 February 2011

I'm back again!

I've been so busy since my birthday. To be honest, I have just been too tired to blog in the evenings. I have not been sleeping very well lately, which is really annoying, and you never seem to catch-up on lost sleep do you?

Since my last post, I had my birthday. I was spoilt rotten by my family and friends! My husband bought me a gorgeous rotary watch, Ashley gave me a silver bangle, Charlotte gave me a pair of diamond earrings, a leather purse, and some lovely bracelets. Alice bought me a book on crocheting, some wool and a hook. I am very happy and very lucky.

Since my birthday I have been busy with work and trying to declutter my house. I plan to start putting bits on ebay next week. My largest addiction to hoarding is books. I have far too many and especially keep on buying cook books. I have never had much luck selling books on ebay though. I think I will probably try car booting them in the spring. I will post my success in selling my junk as soon as it happens.

I have a busy week ahead again, but will post up some birthday photos during half-term week.

Bye for now

Mandy x