Tuesday 31st May
|151/365: the garden on an overcast day|
I had a productive day yesterday. The shoe storage has been sorted out in the under stairs cupboard so that's been ticked off the list and I cooked 6 portions of chicken soup and 7 portions of turkey bolognese for the freezer. I also made a start on the housework and blitzed the en-suite from top to bottom, and caught up with some admin.
My BiL collected the pots which prompted a telephone conversation with my sister as she was only expecting one pot and I sent three! That's the last of the pots swapping, which means that, after another game of musical pots, I will now have room on the patio for the table and chairs. After he'd left I went to the nearest garden centre and ... this may disappoint some of you, but I didn't buy anything. See. I can do it! I was looking to see what was available locally but nothing stood out ... it was more that they had the plants I wanted though not the specific varieties. I'll probably look around the other two garden centres today but I think it's more likely to be online ordering again.
Today is hopefully going to be another productive day. I'll carry on with the housework and will be tackling my bedroom today, which also means at least one load of washing as I'll change the bedding. Today's batch cooking is a veggie chilli and a chicken casserole, and I also need to mix up some more of my favourite spice mixes. Today's task to address one of the things I've been tolerating is to sort out all the keys; I have loads, some of which I recognise and a lot that I don't. The plan is to identify the ones I need, label them and decide where and how to store them, and dispose of the ones that are not needed. As part of sorting out the keys I also need to determine which battery I need for my car key and then replace it without fail - I'm using the spare key at the moment and am annoyed with myself for not sorting out something that it so easy to do!