Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Anti-procrastination day

Today's challenge was to do something that you have been putting off. In my current state of cleaning frenzy the only thing I could think of was cleaning the bath/shower. So that's what I did. And now it is nice and clean!

Of course, I could also have fed the lemon tree, dead-headed the roses or watched Monsoon Wedding but cleaning was on my mind... :)

Had coffee with Suzie today.

The girlie is starting to use more and more recognisable words. "whoopwee!" is creeping in to replace "oh dear" at times and "joooosh" (pronounced like the queer eye boys do) for "juice" instead of "aha". Why "drink" is "aha" I will never fathom.

We all seem much better today so lets hope it stays that way.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I did it!!

I have a clean kitchen sink! It's almost shiny!!! I can't belive I actually did it!

On the other hand, gastro has reared it's ugly head again - I am okay so far though thank goodness! And the other two don't seem to be nearly as bad as they were last time so hopefully this might be the end of it.

I've read/finished a couple of books this weekend, The Glory Garage by Nadia Jamal and Taghreb Chandab and The Apricot Colonel by Marion Halligan. Although I found some of the writing clunky in the first one I found that the stories were so interesting that I read it right to the end in one sitting. Colonel took a bit more reading as the style is not one I usually read. There are no quotation marks for a start. But I enjoyed it anyway.

Am currently reading Chasing Charlie Duskin by Cath Crowley (from the CBC Older readers shortlist) and so far it's pretty good.

I aim to read at least all of the older readers list by the time the winner is announced mid-August. Gotta at least know why I don't agree with the judges! :)

Anyway, I am off to relax now that I have done all the gastro washing and shined my sink! :)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Urgh... :(

Well, after a recent bout of gastro for us all I have decided that this house is just too messy!!!! So I have decided to have a go at FlyLady to see if it will work for us. Even though it is American I know that lots of people have used it and it works, so let's just have a go.

We are all better now - The Girlie was he first to get it on Thursday night. SHe threw up all over me and our bed. ARGH!!! The poor thing was in so much pain adn had no idea of what was going on. We have been so lucky that she hasn't really gotten this sick before. After a restless night she bounce back on Friday (while I felt VERY sleep deprived!)

Then DH and I both came down with it on Saturday morning. What a way to spend the weekend. Thankfully DH's parents came to look after us - what a fantastic thing to do, especially considering it is a 5 hour trip to get here!!! They washed the dishes, disinfected the loo and the bath and looked after the girlie. Oh, and did the garden! Thanks Mum and Dad!!!

We did 3 loads of Napisan washing (I don't think I have washed so many sheets and towels at once in my life!!!) and finally things feel almost normal. Back to work tomorrow!

Hopefully that's the last we'll see of gastro for a while.