Back from our Easter break and back to the usual chaos I know and love (not)! We had a busy fortnight – and perhaps I should mention at this point that we were not really on holiday as such but working on renovating our cottage we call the ‘beach house’ with a 3/4 acre garden by the sea in South West Scotland and believe me I think re-building would have been the quicker and cheaper option! We bought the place in 2004 and it is a bit of a 10 year project that may even extend into a 15 year project! Stay tuned and one day soon I might just get to upload some pictures of our efforts so far.
But back once more to my daily routine at home – it always takes me a day or two to adjust back to my different surroundings and I often wake up forgetting which house I am in. We arrived home in the early hours of Sunday morning and slept in until about 10am then we had a leisurely breakfast and lunch and went off to the local supermarket to stock up with food – with no menu plan and a rather skeleton list and a poor memory of what was already in the cupboards I managed to run up a bill of £90! This morning – Monday – it was back to work again with all the problems I have there.
I cannot believe that we are midway through April and because we went away on the 1st I do not have a task list prepared so I feel quite out of touch with what I should be doing which probably suggests that my Master Task list works for me. I must admit the budget is non-existent and the house a mess with laundry, ironing and part unpacked bags everywhere. I need a plan to pull everything round again as quickly as I can and this must begin with me compiling a task list for what is left of April. I did exceptionally well with my March list and was quite pleased with myself. Somehow I will have to try to find a way of keeping the continuity going at home when we are away quite a lot of the time. One good thing – I have worked so many late nights recently that I will get a nice bit of overtime with my next pay slip. I must try to resist giving myself a treat and use it to build up some reserve funds again.