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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – READY
I’m so ready for the school holidays..how weird is that. The kids haven’t been to school yet this year, but I still can’t wait for a break. We need a break from the constant school work and nagging, and crying, and tantrums, sleepless nights, rough mornings, arguments, shouting I could go on and on but bring on the half term break..we are ready!
By the time you read this I’m hoping my boiler will be fixed and we will be warm again. At the moment it’s frosty outside, it’s been snowing but it’s now frozen over. My house is generally warm but not when it’s this cold outside. I wasn’t ready for this and I’m sitting here in a blanket, heated shoulder wrap and fingerless mittens. I will be ready for this happening again though, I’ve just bought an electric radiator.
The kitchen is nice and toasty though. I have been struggling to get my washing dry. I have a tumble dryer but there is always a reason we can’t have it on. The kitchen window has to be open and it’s too cold in there, we are cooking and it’s too hot with it on, it’s too noisy and disturbs sleep, there are so many clothes we can’t risk shrinking (boo, to being a tall family) and clothes with special materials, or transfers that can’t be tumble dried. So the tumble dryer doesn’t get much use. I had a clothes airer to put my wet washing on when I can’t hang it out, but when its cold it can take a couple of days to dry anything. So, I bought myself a heated clothes airer. I have wanted one for a long time but I didn’t feel ready to spend over a hundred pound on an airer when I had a tumble dryer. But honestly, it’s worth every penny. And it’s currently warming my cold kitchen while the heating is off. It’s silent and dries my clothes in a day. I’m actually thinking of bringing it into my living room to warm us up!
As I mentioned before we are so ready for the half term break. But a little more, the children are ready to start afresh. They have fallen behind with a lot of stuff so have spent a couple of days this week on special catch up sessions provided for them. When they start back after half term they will be ready and (hopefully) willing to just get on with it.
We are also getting ready for the garden makeover. Graham has booked a slot at the local tip and recycling centre to get rid of some of the rubbish that has accumulated at the side of the house. I have also sorted a clothes collection for all our unwanted clothes. After a bedroom clear out we have ended up with nine black bags full of unwanted clothes. The collection takes them off for charity or recycle use.
Have you seen that Sphock advertisement on TV where they get rid of everything with one click…ah if only it was that easy. Even listing all our stuff on Ebay wouldn’t be worth the money. I did it before with some of the kids clothes, spent about an hour photographing and listing, then the packaging, posting, printing lables etc. I earned about £7, probably worked out at about 50p an hour for the work put in.
So, this week I’m ready for anything, especially having the boiler fixed today! And I am so ready for some warmer weather…roll on Spring!
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?