Catching up after a busy week

So last week we went to Alex’s football presentation,  I baked 120 cakes, they all went, I made two trays of egg sandwiches with a hint of paprika, they all went.  I was the designated driver so Allan could have a drink as he had the last week off work,  two pints and he had, had enough, in fact, he left the majority of his second pint grrrrrrrrrrr 😡 😡
If I had known he was going to be a lightweight he could have driven because with it being two years since dad passed and being busy baking, making sandwiches etc I could certainly have had a drink, oh well I made up for it once we were home and had a couple of G&T’s 🙄 😯 anyway it was a lovely evening and as always Alex made us very proud. 😀

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The rest of the last week we have been having a major declutter. and I mean major, we went through our bedroom, sorted stuff into piles, of either put away, get rid of or put in the loft, or give away,   we gave away the cot bed and all the baby related bits, such as clothes, walkers, travel cot, potty, you name it, that we had for when we had the adopted granddaughters ie, Shelby, Shannon and Georgia, stay over and then when Darren our grandson was born all the stuff we had for him.  all passed on via the free groups on facebook,  we even had bought a new cot bed mattress after the girls for Darren but it was never used as he was still in the travel cot when we last had him sleep over.   

We even had a declutter of the front room getting rid of a nest of tables that were taking up room, sorting the boxes of wedding stuff that was left over that I hadn’t sold, into another two piles of to keep and put in the loft. or give away on the free groups, the junk that was for some reason kept by Allan as it may have a use and a broken coffee table went on the front garden with the old desk, a chair, a ripped PC chair, and one of my year old kitchen hydraulic kitchen stools that Alex had used and that had broken , 😡 that was in Alex’s room along with all the black sacks from the boys room of old toys, ripped books and very old and tatty stuffed toys that Ali could finally part with.  oh and the packing from the new tumble dryer I had to buy a few weeks ago.  needless to say, the front garden was piled high with junk and rubbish, and next door was starting to moan,   😳 The original plan was Allan was going to take it to the tip on Friday but despite him being on holiday he was called in, the same for today and tomorrow. so yesterday while he was at work Alex and I broke everything up,  we filled the car with the 15 bags of rubbish first, and the second tip run we took all the bits of wood and broken furniture.  This evening, before Allan gets in, the plan is to get as much as possible up in the loft, well get Alex to put as much as possible in the loft. 

This week, well until payday on the 18th we are skint after direct debits and bills are paid, so I am trying to use as much as possible out of the freezer so some of our dinners will be a little funky, to say the least, sometimes there are a few bits of everything but not enough for all so I will be mixing it up a bit and there will be no trips out for the boys in their second week of the Easter holidays, not that they actually want to go anywhere.  maybe if Allan gets a day off we can go to the country park for a walk if the lovely weather holds out.  it’s like a lovely summers day out there today and tomorrow promises to be even warmer hitting 21°

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How did I manage to get so much done in the last week, it’s simple,  my FB jail term was extended to 7 days 😡 for trying to comment on something when I thought my 3-day ban was up, now the only thing worst than not having internet access to get on facebook is to actually be able to see and read everything but not being able to comment, like or post,  hence actually getting on with things in the house 😆 although If I am honest, I could do with a 30 day ban to get this place sorted right out and do a major spring clean 🙄  😕 😆 😆 

Tried and tested method on how to get a 19yr old to tidy her bedroom

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My stepdaughter has got to be the most minging person I have ever seen..  I don’t want to even say what I have found on her bedroom floor before but lets just say you know exactly what time of the month it is. 

she leaves clothes all over the place,  she does nothing in the house and I mean Nothing..  The string that broke the camels back was when she brought down a huge tall basket full of dirty washing the day after I had done everything of ours… having told her to bring it down a couple of days before hand… In this huge basket were clothes that had not even been worn from the last time I washed them… because she couldn’t be bothered to put them away…   so I washed them… and put them back in her basket for her to hang on the clothes airer she has in her room.. I am on economy mode at the moment and avoiding using the tumble dryer.. I have only used it three times since last July.   Anyway I went upstairs the other day and I could smell something musty so opened her bedroom door and there was the basket of damp clothes still she hadn’t hung anything up and it was really starting to smell now.  plus the mattress that we bought brand new when we got her bed was covered in make up… the room was a tip… I am not house proud by all means but her room was disgusting.
that’s it I have had enough.. I’m on my early spring clean at the moment..  so I had done the boy’s room, well I say done… bearing in mind all their electrical stuff like mp3 players, tablets, ds’s and games etc live downstairs.. I threw everything away except stuffed toys (only because this is the only thing that all really does) I filled up 5 huge black sacks full which are now on the front waiting for the next tip run.    we had to go out so I typed out a note to leave on Ambers door… as it goes just as I was going to put it up she walked in… I handed it to her… she went straight upstairs.. this was 2pm….. she finished at 11pm  room done, dirty sheets downs stairs.. (they had never been washed and she put them on the bed about July time)    what did the trick you ask… this is what worked.

 

TIDY ROOM PROPERLY GET RID OF ALL YOUR RUBBISH BOTH OFF FLOOR OR STUFF IN BAGS OR DRAWS.. RECYCLE PAPER BAGS AND CARDBOARD IN PLASTIC BAG IN KITCHEN.. THE REST CAN GO IN BLACK SACKS ON FRONT GARDEN WITH ALL THE BOYS TOYS…

PUT AWAY ALL CLOTHES PROPERLY EITHER HUNG UP OR FOLDED NEATLY IN WARDROBE AND DRAWS

ANYTHING JUST SHOVED IN WILL BE DEEMED RUBBISH AND PUT IN BLACK SACKS AND GO TO THE TIP.. (OH YES I WILL) BY THE WAY I HAVE GIVEN YOU A HELPING HAND BY EMPTYING THE WARDROBE FOR YOU TO MAKE A START…

BE WARNED IF YOU DON’T DO IT..

I WILL DO EXACTLY THE SAME AS I HAVE TO YOUR BROTHERS ROOM….. EMPTY IT OF EVERYTHING EXCEPT ELECTRICAL’S LIKE TV AND STEREO

CLEAN SHEETS ARE ON YOUR BED AND SO ARE EMPTY BLACK SACKS.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLEANED THE MAKE UP OFF THE NEW MATTRESS BEFORE YOU MAKE THE BED..

ALL WASHING TO BE BROUGHT DOWNSTAIRS… PLEASE NOTE DO NOT BRING PREVIOUSLY WASHED CLOTHES DOWN BECAUSE YOU COULDN’T BE ARSED TO PUT THEM AWAY OR THEY WILL GO IN THE BIN..

YOU HAVE UNTIL 9AM TOMORROW MORNING (THAT’S SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY ) TO GET IT DONE OR YOU CAN GUESS WHAT I WILL BE SPENDING THE DAY DOING.