Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring Cleaning

I have been busy spring cleaning and have now completed six rooms with five left to go so over half way! Yeah

The weather hasn’t been too good, we had a glorious day on Monday and because of that it has been foggy yesterday and grey today!  We don’t seem to get any nice days in a row!
Treacle has been moping about the house and yesterday looked decidedly under the weather but then perked up again in the afternoon.  I think she is tired!  Her basket keeps being moved so we can clean I think she is thinking she will be moved permanently.  She will be back in her favourite space soon. 
Our new mattress is arriving today for our bed and can’t wait.  Oh for a good nights sleep.  I have spring cleaned our room and got fresh summer bedding out and it is all waiting for the new mattress.  Just wait they will no doubt ring and say they can’t deliver it today!  Husband and I will then no doubt be sleeping on the sofas! LOL
Susie x

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Pancake Day

Yes, Pancake Day yesterday. Nothing ever simple in our house though as we had to be at Youngest Son’s school for an hour from 6.00 until 7.00pm about the SATs coming up. We have already gone through this with our Eldest but things change so Husband and I were there. It has changed a little but still quite daunting for the children.
Of course the Teachers could not resist giving us one of the mental maths test sheets to do! I got them right but it was awful. Took me back all those years to when we were doing tests! I am glad I don’t have to do it anymore!
Anyway got back at 7.30pm to make pancakes. Made the mixture and started the treadmill. 12 pancakes later I had finished and managed to sit down and eat mine with orange juice and a small amount of sugar. I did manage, however, to burn my finger on the extremely hot pan, ouch! It is now blistered so I don’t think I will be doing any sewing today. In fact it even hurts to type.
Treacle enjoyed her pancake (she always gets the test one!).
Happy sewing.
Susie x

March – In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb?

No March has come in like a Lamb this year so the end is going to be very windy! I have started the dreaded spring cleaning and have gotten the kitchen, den, laundry and downstairs bathroom done so far! It is a job I hate! I love it when its done just doing it is a pain!

Spring is starting to appear here and the weather today is lovely, the sun is out, the birds are busy and the plants look happier. I really like these sorts of days even if there is still too much to do.

Eldest son is off school today not well and I had to call the school regarding some course work which was to be in today. However, he can take it in tomorrow so stress level has gone down a little. I will be glad when the exams are over.
I am tired today and everything I am doing seems like hard work. I was at Pilates this morning and that was hard work. What I really want to do is go to bed with my book but I can’t.

Two weekends ago Eldest son went on his third drive experience at the motor circuit and had a great time. The weather was not good and for the rest of us it was cold and wet and a lot of hanging around but he had a great time. Here are a few pictures.
I haven’t done any quilting this week as I have been busy with the Boys, Husband was away on business with a client in Spain for three days last week so it was a rush to do everything. By the time I sat down in the evening it was almost time to go to bed and start the whole process again. I also need to recover the chairs in the kitchen now that I have cleaned it so that needs to be done before the quilting. I also have my WIP to finish the dreaded bag. I will get it done!!

Susie x