Sunday late

31 Jan

Achieved today, after earlier posting:

  • Finished shelves etc for Bigster’s wardrobe
  • Tidied kids’ room
  • Deloused both children (again) – this is the tedious, clog-up-the-hair-with-conditioner and go through it with a fine tooth comb kind of delousing, rather than the throw-all-the-chemicals-you-can-at-it. Except that for the Bigster, I did use the pink hairspray that allegedly makes nits glow fluorescent pink. Now my hands and her scalp are a rather fine shade of fuchsia. Memo to self: Next time, use gloves. I have 2 client meetings tomorrow. This could be embarassing.
  • Sorted laundry and put it away. Memo to self: In future, only buy children 3 changes of clothes, to be washed on alternate days.
  • Got out both children’s school bags. At least we could find them.
  • OMG I forgot to find them hats!
  • Laundry, laundry, laundry. When I had children, a friend told me that I could resist all I wanted, but some day I would discover that a parent’s life really revolves around the washing machine. I have since succumbed.
  • Cleaned the living room. The girls have been Being Naughty in there while Fraser and I worked. It was a disaster. It is now less disastrous and ready for our cleaner, who comes tomorrow. When she is here, it is OK if I have tidied and OK if I have not – but if I have half-tidied then the tidied things get mixed in with the untidied things and it is all a Big Old Disaster. Memo to self: Put clothes away in the morning.
  • Grocery shopping. Including School Food Supplies. Ran into someone from the creche both girls attended, which was fun. Also ran into the mum of one of Otto’s friends. Also fun. We had both left our kids with our husbands while we got the better end of the deal did the grocery shopping.
  • Moved more stuff onto shelves and cupboards. Still not enough, though. I am starting to feel cautiously optimistic that there will be almost enough space – that what we are doing will actually make a difference.
  • Washed fruit & veggies ready for school lunches this week and packed little packs of fruit. Stupid rubbish-free lunches. Grrr. I am convinced that we now contribute more to landfill than we used to, by the time all the lost little plastic containers are counted.
  • Re-bagged all the op shop stuff and loaded it into the car. It may sit there for a week, it may get dropped off tomorrow. Either way, it is now out of my house.

Fraser has also been very very very busy:

  • Built 3 Benno CD/DVD towers. We wanted to check what they would look like where we want to put them. Answer: Very fine indeed. We also wanted to calculate how many DVDs we can expect to store on each. Because linear meters are important. (Answer: around 80, which means up to 480 across the 6 shelving units. I don’t think we have that many DVDs, which is a good thing. More room for card games!
  • Cleared stuff out of the girls’ room. Including big sheets of cardboard etc. There used to be a place where you could drop off waste cardboard for recycling, but I think now we are restricted to what our kerbside recycling will take. Unless Fraser starts taking bags of folded cardboard in to work every day, we estimate that it will take us about 35 years to get rid of the current boxes in addition to our regular recycling.
  • Cleared all the wine and booze off the big wall unit thingo and put it away. As in, in cupboards away, not “put it away”
  • Collected dirty laundry. Ugh.
  • Chopped carrots for school lunches.

We don’t feel as much further ahead as I had expected to by now.  My brother is coming round tomorrow evening to help move bookshelves etc outside. I am hoping that the big wall unit thingo will also be ready to go.

Mostly, though, I am ready for bed.


Posted by on January 31, 2010 in decluttering, house


7 responses to “Sunday late

  1. Gerald

    February 1, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Too bad you folks don’t hae anything to keep you busy.


  2. Gerald

    February 1, 2010 at 2:33 am

    I’m so laid-back, I don’t even type all the letters in the words I send.

    hae = have


  3. Melissa

    February 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I thought you were being Scottish on purpose 🙂

  4. Gerald

    February 1, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Hey, thanks for the excuse. I do this so often that I need a good reason for it (other than “senior moment” or “fingers faster than brain”).


  5. Friendless

    February 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    My DVD racks have been waiting more than 2 weeks to be assembled. They’re almost part of the problem.

    • Melissa

      February 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

      it’s amazing how much faster it goes with a cordless drill than when you just use an analog screwdriver 😉

      • Friendless

        February 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

        Yep, that was the best purchase I ever made.


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