Saturday 2 May 2020

So ... I Didn't Do It


I did clean out the henhouse, I now only have to do it just once a week though.  

There's only so much shitting five big girls and two little bantam cockerels can do in the shorter hours of night time, so that's what I can get away with now.  And I only do what I can get away with.


I didn't wash my car.

Even though the poor thing is now sat sulking in the garage an inch deep in dust.  Maybe I'll wait for the rainiest of rainy days, chuck a bucket of soapy water over it and do wheel spins on the drive way.


I didn't start my six week exercise plan to come out of lockdown super trim, and as slim as a slim thing.  Stop grinning at me from that photo you stupid skinny woman!!



I didn't cook a healthy nutritious meal every night. 

Crisp butties are food, for goodness sake.  Shut up and eat up!!



I didn't mend anything or make anything.

But then I haven't broken anything mendable nor do I want anything makeable ... I do have a tin of green paint though ... now what could go green?


I didn't learn a new language, I don't need to I'm about to go live in England and I speak English ... that's handy then.  

When I moved to Wales I learnt the important words diolch, helo, merched.  They've stood me in good stead.  But I didn't do as I said I would and learn any more.




I also didn't go insane .... but there's time for that yet  不不不不不不不


Sue xx



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  1. Well, not going insane is a start!

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    1. Perhaps that's the one I'll work on then 不

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    2. I think that's a good idea Sue!

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  2. Not sure about that last sentence as I reckon anyone who eats a crisp butty is well on the way!!!

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    1. Haha ... I challenge you to eat a crisp butty. Bloody delicious, the bread, the butter, the crunch

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    2. Stop it ladies, cakes and chocolate I can leave alone but a crisp butty is irresistible!

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  3. A crisp butty is definitely a meal as a chocolate biscuit is a good breakfast as it’s the same as a bowl of cereal wheat and dairy. Heather

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    1. I was thinking of Apple Crumble for breakfast today. I mean it's basically fruit and cereal as there are oats in the topping

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    2. Potatoes are a vegetable, therefore crisps count as one of your 5 a day, erg crisp butties are a heathly meal! Enjoy!

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    3. Unfortunately normal potatoes do not count as one of your five a day ... shucks :-(

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  4. It all sounds pretty good to me!
    xx

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    1. It's just like it's the 'new normal' isn't it!!

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  5. During this strange time I feel I should be doing and doing, everything and anything just so that I am not wasting my newly acquired free time. In all truth I have never watched so many afternoon films and although enjoyable I do feel a tad guilty. Never mind I am on top of the garden and cleaning ... for now (the weeds certainly do not give up in this weather). As for crisp butties ... I am right with you on this one - delicious and easy. When I lived on Anglesey I went to my son's school on a Monday evening to learn Welsh. My god that language is hard! Picked up a few phrases, but that was about it. My son who was twelve at the time played with the local children and he picked it up marvellously. Try not to go insane yet Sue - I really find that a bottle of wine helps a great deal!!

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    1. I'm not quite into morning television yet, but yes ... I have watched a few films in the afternoons now. Some pretty good ones actually. I find the trick to not feeling guilty is to make a big cup of coffee and then sit down and start watching ... then it's just a looonnnggg coffee break :-)

      Although we don't speak Welsh we are now at the stage where we can pronounce most of the road signs and say some words so our Welsh friends can actually understand us.

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  6. I think we have all slumped into the 'slough of despond' Sue - I have started today telling myself to buck up and do something. I will report on how long the feeling lasts.

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    1. I hope the feeling does last for you, I told myself exactly the same thing this morning and instead of just having coffee and toast I made myself a nice healthy smoothie. Will it kick start a whole new me, I somehow doubt it but it HAS perked me up for this morning :-)

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  7. I have achieved very little except for a little sorting and tidying and lots of over eating, whereas this week my 85 year old mother has walked every day, baked for her freezer, stripped and cleaned her kitchen wall shelves, started a painting, completed a puzzle, played her keyboard and --- made a duvet set , stitched by hand !!!

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    1. My Mum is also busy in her kitchen. Instead of buying ready prepared vegetables she has been giving my brother shopping lists of whole veggies (very confusing for him, he has had to ask numerous times where things are and WHAT things look like while he's in the shops) and she has been busy chopping, blanching and freezing them. She's putting me to shame!!

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  8. This post is brilliant Sue! I feel I have done very little of what I should be doing during lockdown either. In a way I think I'm rebelling because my car certainly needs a wash as do the outside of the windows but I simply can't be arsed to do it. I'm too on edge even to do my crafting and I can't sell on ebay because I can't post parcels anywhere. My life consists of thinking about food, planning meals and mooching aimlessly about. Going insane is possibly on the cards ;)

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    1. As long as we all go insane together no-one will really notice any difference. Blog comments will just start being a bit more off the wall ;-)

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  9. I am learning nothing, decorating nowhere, nor am I cooking gourmet meals . I am, however, enabling the other 5 members of my household to do their school/ uni/ key industry work by shopping, cleaning, washing, cooking (normal things) and the odd bit in the garden - and quite often I'll take time out from that just to make sure I stay sane :) (seeing just the same people day after day means they can easily become hugely irritating for no real reason! :D- even though I love them and I'm very glad they are here and all safe and well)

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    1. Being the background enabler does mean that other perhaps slightly more important work can continue all over the country. It's exactly what I'm doing here, taking the pressure off Alan so he can continue his 40hr a week job from the office upstairs ... oh and trying to keep out of the room when he's having Skype and conference calls. He's been classiefied as a Critical Key Worker so his work has to go on.

      Oh yes, people are irritating ... especially the one I live with ;-)

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    2. I make semi-regular appearances in my husband's Skype/ Teams etc calls - delivering tea/ coffee/ biscuits/ lunch or watering seedlings on the windowsill in there :)

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    3. I slipped in one day, trying to stay hidden behind his big office chair, so I could snatch the socks and knickers off the radiator!!

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  10. I just Loved hearing the word 'butties' since I hadn't heard that since my Welsh Mom passed... Thank You, it cheered me this day!

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    1. I never know whether it should be 'buttys' or 'butties' ... I'm sort of guessing the latter, but either way you can't beat a good crisp or chip butty :-)

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  11. I did enjoy this post, you made me laugh. However I have to say I am one of thoose annoying people, this week I have cleaned and organised 4 bookcases, 3 more to do, maybe next week. I have made apple crumble, 3 lots of scones, chilli, bolognese enough to freeze 6 portions, shortned 3 pairs of hubby's work trousers, (they have only been waiting to be done for 4 months). This morning washed all the red glass, top and tailed some beans ready to freeze. I can't sit still, I am looking for things to do, not at all like me. I think I would be far more chilled if I followed your example. Helen S.

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    1. Bugger off!!

      Only kidding, I wish I had some of your enthusiasm ... or that I was in lockdown with you pootling around in the background getting things done for me.

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  12. As a housewife I am feeling that home is overcrowed!! Rooms are occupied all day long, computers are exhausted!!
    And the idea of doing something different to avoid boredom makes me a bit crazy...so I sit in my little garden and breath...I wish you a nice week!!
    PD: I'm learning english, sorry for the mistakes!!:)

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    1. Your English is brilliant :-)

      Taking time out to just sit and breathe is all that is keeping me sane some days.

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  13. Best thing ever that you did not go crazy as of yet. I might just reach that position sooner than I want.

    God bless.

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    1. I think that we are all having our moments ;-)

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