Saturday, 21 March 2009

Saturday Catch Up

The Secret Life of Insomniacs

Yesterday morning I woke up at 4am, which is not entirely uncommon for me. Thankfully it doesn't happen as often as it used to. By 5am I figured there was no point going back to sleep because I needed to be up at 6. I'd lain there for an hour thinking "I need to organise Mr Busy's room for Mum to stay over. The stuff needs to go back out to the caravan. I should've finished those dishes last night. That bloomin' Christmas tree......" Friday, being a work day for me, means an early leave so there's no time for mucking about at the best of times. Adding an extra lunch to be made for myself challenges my time management. So I got up at 5.15am and pulled all the stuff off the Christmas tree and took it down. See Jodie, you're way ahead of me and I really don't have it that together LOL. I had Mr Busy clean the kid's toilet from top to bottom, floor included. I have no idea how he did, I didn't have time to check. I really, really don't have it together LOL.

When I got to Morning Cuppa at school, my friend said "oh I was up at 4.30am". I told her we should get together for a cuppa because I was already awake and the mind was racing on! She only lives around the corner from me.

Spending Other People's Money

We all know it's a great fun thing to do, because it's an 'all fun, no responsibility' kind of thing. Yesterday I spent an hour shopping online at school for the Mother's Day stall. I have a shopping listed all organised for the kids, already (and some things they're not allowed to come home with!). There have to be some pluses to getting roped into these things.


The Weekend

Dh & I have a 20th Wedding Anniversary celeration to go to tonight. Dh phoned them last night to see if they needed anything and he says they've invited lots of friends from that era of their lives. Which means lots of old friends of ours too. It should be a good night. Mum has come down for a few days so that she can be here to care for the kids tonight. She and I are going shopping this morning for a 'china' gift and some black pants for me. The only trousers I have are the one pair of jeans I've been wearing. Suddenly that's just not enough!

My kids, in true BMPF fashion, said "Oh Mum, go Op Shopping for the china". I don't these friends would be terribly appreciative. While they're not snobbish at all, they are VERY well off. A $2 gift for a 20th anniversary just doesn't seem appropriate. Besides, I don't think I would be able to give up whatever Op Shop gem I might come across.

For me ~ if I were inclined to have such a shindig for such a personal milestone, I think I would put it on the invitation "Gifts of no more than $5 perfectly acceptable and preferred"!

While Mum & I are shopping this morning, I plan to stop in at one of the larger department stores to ask what they do with their china place settings when one piece of the display setting gets chipped or broken. You never know...I could end up with the odd piece of beautiful, well-priced Royal Doulton!

Well....Mum will be here for a few days and I don't work Monday's, so I'm all set for some fantastic catch-up time. Miss Mischief heads off on school camp on Monday, so we'll spend some time getting her organised over the next two days. I feel so out of that this year, because I'm not involved. I know they'll have fun though ~ we did last year!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Catching up on my blog-reading here! My insomnia never catches me at a reasonable wake-up time; it's always 2 a.m. How I hate it!

I like the idea of the $5 gift, or else requesting gifts that have been homemade or purchased second hand. Force folks to be creative!


Tracy said...

That's often the way with me too Frances. Wide awake at 2am for two hours, to the minute. Frustrating!

I like the idea of 2nd hand vintage plates for a 20th anniversary, seeing as how it's designated as the china anniversary. In that case $5 would be expensive!

mimi charmante said...

What a lovely post. I must admit, with four boys I am quite fond of all of your pink. I *love* your profile pic! Are those pink flowers yours? Gorgeous! Are they Japanese anemones?
Have a lovely Friday~

Tracy said...

Welcome Mimi Charmante.

I have no idea what the flowers are! I found the picture on and have it for my profile and my desktop picture because I love the flowers through the picket fence. Actually, I was searching for picket fence pictures when I came across it.

I'm very blessed to have two girls so lots of pink...and a boy who is the youngest and thinks that pink must surely be ok cos all the other kids like it. He still thinks you can tell who are boys because they have short hair though.