Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Wake up Wednesday
Good Morning, I hope you are having a good day.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will probably notice that I have gone away from the real reasons I started this blog in the first place...
It all began because life around here was getting difficult, the purse strings were getting tighter and life was becoming a lot more difficult, we had no home organisation and I was bearing the brunt of it by feeling tired, unhappy and worn out.
So, what has changed?
Nothing, our morning routine is a little more organised. Our house is still full of rubbish that I don't enjoy seeing or tidying up. We are certainly no better off in fact things are getting worse with the bills increasing dramatically, a pay rise halt in place for both of us, school trip bills for the thirteen year old and almost ten year old that we are unable to afford and go into the mid hundreds quickly becoming due. No fun days out or holidays in sight. And five of my most favourite people in the worlds birthday descending on us in the next three months.
And the answer to this is?
I honestly don't know. We both have jobs, one of average pay, mine admittedly is low paid but I do get to be there for my beautiful ones in the holidays. I have asked for more hours from September. So we will see.
But the whole point of this post is Full of daily delights needs to get back to basics and the whole point of this blog saving money and organising!
Yes I will still let you know what is going on around here because that's me, I love talking about my children and moaning about my weight (talking about that do you love the picture at the top? I do).
I know I haven't done a menu plan recently and at the moment I have no intention of doing one.
This is because we just didn't stick to it and I ended up spending more money. As a certain house member never fancies what's on the menu!
So I am going to trial a new daily piece on my blog. I am going to shop in the evenings as we all know that's when the yellow stickers come out and I cannot print coupons from my computer (don't get me into that... its a RT so considered to be a tablet and therefore has to use apps to print but the apps aren't available to Microsoft argh... I did say don't get me into that. Your mistake!)
Anyhow, I am going to list what we have eaten each day and what it has cost me and hopefully we will together be able to find A. Some cheap meals and B. A pattern of what is costing the most money and a way to lower it.
This was yesterdays lunch and I haven't kept a record of what it cost, the idea only just came to me, but the pitta were reduced, so were the new potatoes and the strawberries. Hopefully that will give you an idea of where I am intending to go with this.
Let me know what you think?
What's happening around here?
Now normal post stuff, its raining again, yes I wish I could send it to you Nathalie, so you don't have to water your garden. I have washed my bedding but its certainly not going to go out on the line. I guess the house will look like a Chinese laundry again with the Airers everywhere.
My youngest son is laying on the stairs crying that I starve him, yes he is a drama queen!, he had his breakfast about two and a half hours ago and desperately wants a blueberry muffin but has been told he has to wait for lunch which is as soon as I finish this post. Evil mummy!
Liam went to visit someone from another New York University yesterday but I think he has decided that New York is not somewhere he would want to live. He also saw the statue of liberty and he didn't eat bacon!
Today, he is back in Connecticut. He liked it there on his last visit.
Well now this evil mum had better go feed her kids.
Take care xx