Thursday, 14 April 2011

A day in the life of Amareke

Renaissance Mama 
showed us what she did in a day so I have followed suit!
 My day started at 7am with a wonderfully warm greeting from my youngest!
 Ok onto the washing up- I hate washing dishes with a passion, so refuse to do it more than once a day! But I get to look at this wonderful stained glass panel by the talented ( and my school friend)Claire Seely
 The trouble is, when you lift the blind, you get this! But the garden is a playroom really, AND we've been having a huge clearout( I mean a once-a-decade type clearout!) so it isnt exactly magazine perfect ( ha ha as if it ever was, or  would I want it to be!)
 Oops forgot brekkie and it is 9 already- But ( forgot to mention) I have done an online grocery shop( half the products bought compared to what mysteriously ends up in the trolley when the kids coming with you)
So, Mrs Crimbles ginger cake and hot chocolate- healthy start eh? But see the lovely picture my littlest did for me?
 930, time to hit the shops...designer bags? new nail polish? yarn/beads/ gorgeousness? Nope, it is middle fella's birthday party tomorrow so I buy a pinata, wrapping paper, party bag gifts, pinata filling stuff, and little cakes to take to school on Monday! A well ,I am a bit nearer to being organised for the party! 
1030 Homework time- I hate homework in holidays- sorry I just do, I don't want my children to get lazy ...but I want a break from homework helping too! Anyway, reception spellings, yr 3 comprehension and Maths done.
 Also some stencilling! I hate my doors- cheapy ones with the plainest of plain surface and that cardboardy filling inside...but I also havent got the spare money to buy 7 new decent ones I would like sooooo we stick lining paper( the wallpaper stuff) on them and draw on them! Great fun for the kids and distracts from the door ugliness! Also good for height measuring...but the front room one has animals and dinosaurs on it now!
 STOP PLAYING AND GET SOME LAUNDRY DONE WOMAN! Well I have been on "holiday" for a bit! ps the orange bag is the clean stuff!
 New rug! yay I love it, even worth hoovering for( not keen on that either ,but I like it once it is done!) How fun is this( Ikea) rug? Also distracts from " death by beige" ( as named by my best mate) carpet underneath ( no point replacing with 2 young boys!)
 Lunch! at 12 noon- I get hungry ok? Jacket potato, garlic cream cheese and fried onions that were supposed to go into home made hummous but looked sooo goood! Oh and a big pile of watercress, which 1)I love 2) I am craving- must be needing iron and 3) slightly offsets the cakey breakfast!
 Now another reason I eat early might just be because I have found a series of House reruns starting at 1220! No big surprise what I did for a bit! But I managed some hooky goodness...having chosen all yellows ( see lunch pic!)and hooked 15 granny square middles...I decided ( with help from daughter- my artistic director!) that these colours were nicer! I have now done 25 middles, but I will show you them another time.
Hungry hubby at 3pm( night worker so mealtimes are rather fluid round here!) but after half an hour I realised the oven really wasnt working well- the top element is dead, so popped out to the takeaway ...which was shut due to water damage! to the local ( award winning) butchers and got some precooked stuff, which was dutifully scoffed at great speed by the troops!
After that was attempted negotiation by middle fella to stay up late , then stories/bedtime routine including 3 stories for youngest and a chapter of a book for middle fella. That takes me over the 12 hours!
Watched a bit of telly later including "New Tricks" which I like because it is about police detectives who are all older, but use this to their advantage as experience and contacts help. I love seeing older/ordinary looking people on screen, I am getting a bit bored with the airbrushed look!

Ok ,I am off now, have to find someone with a working oven to bake middle fella's birthday cake and my granny square middles are calling! 

1 comment:

  1. That was fun to read! Thanks for the little peak into your day. I love the colorful Ikea rug. :)