Hello, happy Monday. I hope you had a lovely weekend.
This week is quite a busy one for us, tomorrow my gorgeous thirteen year old is fourteen and we have my lovely mum coming over during the day to see him and then my brother and sister in law over in the evening to see him.
Then, on Wednesday he goes off on his ten day camp. He is very excited about this more so than for his birthday. It will seem very strange without him as we often sit together and have nice chats. I will miss our chats and him very much but he will be getting involved in lots of fun activities that will challenge him and I know he will thoroughly enjoy himself. He is much more adventurous than I have ever been.
This weeks cleaning challenge is the children's playroom and the downstairs toilet. I am also planning on cleaning out a couple of the kitchen cupboards each day so that when it comes to working on the kitchen it will be a fairly quick job.
I have already made a start this morning because I know I wont want to do much tomorrow other than spend the day celebrating with my son and family.
These photos are of the freshly scrubbed hall that I forgot to post yesterday.
And here is the toilet that is now fully cleaned. I do have a curtain up at the window but that has been put in the wash.
I have made a start on the playroom, we are removing all the toys from the playroom now as the children are getting older and just seem to either watch TV or play the Xbox in there. I have had a chat with the children and they want to keep their Lego, their cars, their games and card games but the rest they are happy to get rid of.
I have put a few items on Facebook sales and someone has just asked doe one of the items, they are hoping to pick them up tonight. I sold it for £2.00 which is quite cheap but they are items that I would get rid off so I'm happy to make any money to go towards my daughters trip.
I have also sold two more pairs of the little ones old trainers on Ebay today for £13.00, and £4.00. Yay its mounting up.
I have also cleaned out two kitchen cupboards today.
Everything taken out, can you see the toothbrush above that was used to scrub the corners.
Then everything was neatly returned. I checked the date on everything and sadly had to chuck away a couple of packs of flour and some baking powder.
I need to label the flour that I put in the glass jar.
I didn't get anything out of the freezer today for tea, partly because Ben had a bad stomach last night an I wasn't too sure what he would fancy eating and secondly because I was so busy cleaning that I lost track of the time. I will probably have to pop to the shop later.
We had some good news today, earlier this year Ben was told that no pay rises would be given this year but he found out today that they have decided to give pay rises so we will be a little bit better off. Big huge yay!
Here's my attempt at a menu plan for this week.
Tuesday - some form of birthday tea
Wednesday - Chicken fillet, new potatoes and veg
Thursday - Gammon steak with pineapple, egg. Chips, mushrooms and tomato
Friday - lasagne and garlic bread
Saturday - Panini's
Sunday - Chicken, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, Sweetcorn, French beans
Well I have just been for a run even though it was raining, are you impressed?
That's about it for today, take care xx