Jobs for today –
- put luggage bags on spare room bed, start assembling non-clothes items to pack.
Sewing – a) – start making fitted sheets for the boat, adapting the new sheets bought yesterday. Check Pinterest for techniques in measuring sheets and inserting elastic around corners.
- Finish making cushions I promised to younger daughter several weeks ago.
- Cleaning. Check if enough products in cupboard for some heavy duty oven cleaning. Possibly defrost fridge.
- Check cards and presents for elder daughter’s birthday and book afternoon tea.
Oh dear. I’ll just have to give today a miss. Procrastination has reared its ugly head.
Again. I had such good intentions for today. It started so well…… I had to go to a shop to initiate some of the list items, so I drove to a big supermarket. As you may have learnt about me previously, I actually like shopping!
I arrived at the shopping emporium, looking for birthday cards and other food related items, on my list. It was virtually empty at 9am, I had a lovely wander around, and thought how I would miss this vast heaven of gorgeous delights when I return to Greece in just over two weeks’ time. To prevent me feeling too sad at this future lack of retail therapy, I managed to add to my trolley a blue and white stripy tee-shirt, a pair of canvas shoes, the latest copy of ‘Writing’ magazine, some half-price pens, a reduced packet of cakes and a bottle of wine……
On returning home, I did manage to put some washing in the machine, and unload the dishwasher. A shame they weren’t on the list…… Then I got distracted by my new copy of ‘Writing’ magazine. Last month I won the Star Prize on the letters page, but I haven’t received my prize yet. I checked whether this month’s star letter was as good as mine (it wasn’t), then I began to look for writing competitions I might have a chance of winning (99% unlikely), I also looked at adverts for writing retreats, should I ever find myself at a loose end (100% unlikely). Then time for lunch!
Over lunch I checked my emails, and also looked at how many comments had been made to my current blog posts, or whether blogs I am following had posted something new. I thought I should make some brief comments in return, or I would forget later. I saw that the daily prompt challenge was ‘Beach’. Beach! Right up my street! I could post dozens of photos of beaches, I could write an article on my top ten Greek beaches, my mind was whirring in enjoyment, as I made a few notes.
It’s Thursday, so I need to prepare a post for Norm’s Thursday Doors photo challenge. My previous door photos have been well received, and my fans will be waiting for my next one! I spent some time looking at my IPad photos, choosing suitable doors.
I then decide to wrap up the little presents I’ve got for my daughter’s birthday as she might pop round later and I don’t want her to see them unwrapped on the table.
Oh my goodness it’s now 4pm! I had wanted to at least start the fitted sheet sewing task. I’ll just check WordPress again first…..