On Friday evening one of our neighbours started jackhammering something and once they had hammered away for a few hours they stopped. Then on Saturday they started again so I decided that I didn't need to spend any time even closer to the noise sitting in the garden. The noise continued for most all of the day. My planned day in the garden didn't happen.
Instead I did a little napping on the sofa. Wandered around the house, finished reading my book - review coming tomorrow - wrote some blog posts for during the week and then moved on to tackling chores again. Despite being told not to by hubby.
I embarked upon "the spare room". In theory a light and bright pleasant place for guests to stay, but it had become rather overcrowded with stuff waiting to travel to other places in the house - and out of the house. After a few hours sorting and shifting things around I had half a dozen bags full of things to get rid of and had moved a few others elsewhere.
Then for the rest of the day I mooched around and did, quite frankly, not a lot! I was lovely!!! I had a whole day at home alone!!
Sunday was rather busier. We sorted the rest of the drawers in the spare room and I egged hubby on to get rid of some of his things and he did the same for me. Why is it always easier to get rid of someone elses stuff than your own. Not the same emotional attachment I suppose. I do love sorting out and getting rid of things though. I find it incredibly freeing! I have probably told you this before, but I consider myself to be a "hoarder/chucker" I gather and then dispose of!
We laughed a lot while we were doing it though about our tendencies to gather things and the way that we have to have them arranged!
A quick trip to our local recycling facility then happened to get rid of the real rubbish and to hand the rest over to the bric a brac area where it will be resold. I will take the clothes to the charity collection.
The afternoon was spent mostly on the phone to various familial departments, imparting information, receiving information and generally being told off by others. We laughed about that too! Then we rearranged our plans for the week to accommodate the needs of others.
I had been planning to make my veggie pasta bake thingy - recipe in the sidebar - for dinner, but hubby made it instead. Wasn't that just lovely of him!!
I would then say that we spent the evening relaxing and for the most part we did. Except for when we were watching Fake or Fortune which is a wonderful TV show where they investigate works of art to try and prove their history and that they are really by the painters they are suspected of being by. Oh gosh, I love love love this show, but it makes me so tense. I literally sit on the edge of my seat gripping the arms of the chair while I watch it! If you haven't seen it and you like art and mysteries, I can thoroughly recommend it. I can also recommend it even if you don't like art because it is so fascinating!!
That was my weekend! Not really the most interesting, but getting things sorted out and getting rid of things made me very very happy!! I am trying to not bring things into the house and have, to that end bought very little for ages, but I am enjoying the getting rid!
Oh, and it rained on Sunday, so I wouldn't have wanted to be in the garden in any case!
No pictures, because you don't want to see my mess and you might get envious of the empty drawers that we now have!!!
I will leave you with a shot of our delicious dinner though!
Hope you had a good one!
Thank you all for your comments and support yesterday. You of course said all the things that I would have said to you, and I totally agree with all that you said. Sometimes though you cannot see it for yourself can you and you need someone to point it out! So thank you!