Monday, 1 August 2011

What To Do On A Monday, Part 107

What I Should Be Doing:

  • sorting out the unspent tescos restaurant tokens from last week - how badly did I overestimate the boys' appetite for pizza? we only used them ONCE!!!
  • sorting out sending vital financial gubbins to some woman in a dark, windowless office several miles away so that the 13 year old will get a bus pass by the start of term
  • ordering school uniform so said 13 year old will have the right clobber, also by the same deadline
  • throwing away last year's scraps of paper from school. obvs books and other testimony to the 12 year old's achievements will be archived in a box under the bed...
  • mending a collapsed billy bookcase so that the books on the floor can go back onto it
  • taking old books and STUFF from their rooms to the charity shop
....umm, so thats pretty much all the boring not-done things that were on my pre-holiday list.....



What I Am Doing:
  • slowly realising that the urge to Get A Medium-Sized Dog is the same urge we get every holiday, seeing so many cute dogs at the seaside. It is Not Practical and must be denied....*
  • realising that it is Not Big and It Is Not Clever to reveal on here how last week I showed the kids you can eat Tunnocks Tea Cakes by putting stuffing one whole one into your mouth. To avoid dropping choccie bits on the carpet of our rented flat, y'see...
  • craving some metal old-school style reading lamps. Now then, white or red? Or both?
  • wondering how on earth I let myself get talked into going to see Cars 2 tomorrow - it was meant to be the 12 year old and his mate, having a bit of independence. My friend, aka the mate's mum, wants to come too... perhaps its not too late to persuade her we should just go for a nice long coffee while they get blasted by 3D cartoon nonsense...
  • spending ALL morning so far catching up on posts I didn't get time to read last week. It has now been over 2 hours....

Oh well, at least the fidgetty, restless mood I was in yesterday has subsided. I had NO concentration span all day yesterday, and couldn't settle down to do anything. Apart from 2 boring loads of laundry...


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* The To Get A Dog Or Not Get A Dog issue may be decided by your voting yes or no.
I'd sort of like people to say yes.....

3 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

If you have time to walk a dog and it wouldn't be at home on it's own all the time, get one.

Also, lamp wise, I vote for red!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I should have got a dog. Despite the walking, feeding, hoovering and picking up of poo issues (oh, and that both boys are pretty scared of them) it can't be harder than the 2 goldfish we just bought. I had NO IDEA how bloody complicated they are these days, filters, 50% water changes, bio-bacteria, water treatments, gravel cleaner...

trashsparkle said...

Lisa-Marie - you are the very voice of reason; its being out'n'about on holiday, ie walking a lot and having loads of time on your hands, that makes having a dog so appealing. Flat, cold hard reality of everyday life is much different... I will be sensible and resist dog-urge! For the time-being anyway...;) x

Lakota - we have fish as well; they can be a bit high maintenance. Luckily ours were unwanted babies out of a friend's pond, so they're fairly organic and have thrived for 7 years in neglected murk. I only bung in the chlorine-neutraliser when I renew a third of the water now and then, and just change the filter to keep them happy. Other than that, no chemicals... Ones from pet shops seem to need to be much more sterile, and don't seem to last as long. x