Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Housework Begone!

I am pooped!  This was meant to be a morning post, but I've been flat out since I took 4yr old to school.  I'm not sure where all this free time is that I'm meant to have now he's full time.  It's never ending isn't it?

My neighbour and I did our morning 'power' walk (read as saunter!), straight after dropping off the littlies.  Blimey, talk about cold and foggy.  We live right on the sea and couldn't see across the park to the sea this morning.  The fog horn has been going since 4.30am and only stopped at lunch time.  From walking, it was straight to bed changing, as 4yr old is still hit n miss at night time, and 18yr old daughter is coming back from Uni for a couple of days.  Another mountain of washing now resides by the washer/dryer.  The house was hoovered almost top to bottom.  I'd lost the will to live by the time I got to our loft room and decided it'll keep another day.  Coffee was needed by now.

I walked into the lounge to a discussion on Tantric Sex and something or other on This Morning....so kept walking..no time, no time!  The bolognese for the lasagne has been made and just needs some white sauce before I assemble it (although if 4yr old is particularly cantankerous after school, it may well stay as bolognese), and shove it in the oven before I go and retrieve daughter from the station, across tea time traffic I might add, urgh!

I've also ironed today.  That itself is a revelation in my house.  I LOATHE ironing and do it as little as possible, to the point where if something is too creased after being tumble dried, I'll re-wash it and make sure I get it from the dryer a bit quicker next time!  So a whole 6 shirts, yes 6, have been ironed and woe betide my lovely hubby if he should wear them all again by next week! ;-)

So after all that, I'm supposed to find some making time.  It's just not happening and I'm finding I'm continually behind in the November Sparks listing group on Folksy.  I think that I'm about 5 days short at the moment.  I managed to make a daisy hairband the other day, but have yet to photograph it and list it.  They do take a while to make, as I need to hand weave 47 tiny daisies, before gluing them to the band and then using illusion cord to securely lace them to the hairband for added strength.  I'm also trying to get stock together for a craft fair I'm doing with my friend in 3 weeks time.  I'm sure it'll happen....just n time.

I am however, loving the shop sections in Folksy.  It has made me think very carefully about how I list my creations.  How are you all finding it?

Uh oh, gotta dash.  It's 3pm and I've a 4yr old to pick up and a lasagne to assemble, although......bolognese anyone?!


  1. Ridiculous how time flies even when you're not having fun isn't it?! I just 'popped' onto Folksy forums an hour ago, and haven't done the vacuuming, hmmm....

  2. It is hard to balance out your time I agree. Then as Pirate Treasures says, once on the forums, thats it. Linda