Happy Sunday dear friends. I loved the picture above and whilst I know it is drastically different to the weather at lot of you are currently living with, I thought it might brighten your day and remind you that hopefully Spring won't be too far away.
I woke up very early this morning, 5am, so I got two loads of washing and some ironing done by 9am.
I then went to pick up two waste paper baskets that I got from someone on freecycle on my way to visiting my mum and dad.
I am very lucky because I have fantastic parents who are very good to me. I was never a spoilt child but both my brother and I got exactly what we needed and we still do. My mum will always bake cakes and cookies for the children and cook pies for me so that I can have a night off from cooking.
Today my mum gave me more cups of coffee than I normally have in a whole day at home, offered me a variety of home made delights which you will be very impressed to hear I declined, my daughter who at nine certainly does not need to worry about what she eats happily said yes to everything offered and we spent a lovely morning chatting and helping dad/granddad with his crossword.
It was just my daughter and I that visited today as since my dad fell ill we don't like to overcrowd him or wear him out.
We left my mum and dads at lunchtime with several packs of knickers for my daughter as mum apparently bought the wrong size for herself! Shampoo and conditioner for curly course hair which my daughter has, my mum has straight fine hair like myself, another apparent mistake! A bag full of sweets for the children and my dad insisted I take £5.00 to treat the kids to sweets for the next couple of weeks. Like I say I am very lucky to have such great parents.
I have been checking on and off all day but it seems like I am not going to be getting my slow cooker/crockpot so I guess this week I will be buying one. I know deep down it will eventually save us money because quite often if dinner is not ready when sweet man comes in he will request a take away. So not only will it save us money it will save me putting on weight. Win win!
Tomorrow I start with my menu plan, I was going to spend the day today working out what I had in the cupboards and what I need to buy but I know I have the items for tomorrow and Tuesdays breakfast, lunch and dinner and I thought it was more important to see my parents. I will not be following Fridays dinner plan as we are going to watch my daughter singing at the O2 and the children will all be having school dinners.
Well I am off to research sturdy shoes for teenage boys as pay day is almost here and if you have read my previous posts this week my son has gone through three pairs of shoes in three months so this time I intend to check the shoes that I buy are able to cope with big footed teenage boys!
My thoughts are with anyone struggling with diverse weather conditions, stay safe and take care xx