Today I have been painting 🙂 The office is now a nice pale blue. Even though I wanted grey, B&Q; didn’t have the colour I chose, so I let the other half choose the colour and it looked grey/blue on the label, but it’s blue.
It’s actually really nice though, although I’m fairly certain if the neighbours have been watching they now think we’re having a baby and I’ve just painted the nursery…
No, I’m not pregnant, we just got bored of having a magnolia house. Builder’s choice, not ours. So tomorrow, I am going to aim to be superwoman. I have washing coming out of my ears, a chicken and bacon pie to make, 2nd coat to the office and then wood work to do. Then I have to start on the kitchen and downstairs toilet. *Phew* I’m tired just thinking about it… :/
That’s another thing, I have to admit, and I am ashamed by this, that I haven’t done a proper days work since last September and I’m knackered after only two days of tidying and painting! I was quite used to doing 12-14 hour days and then getting up at 6 the next day to do it all over again. First with my Dad when I was growing up, and then with the care company I worked for last year.
However, I still want to go back to work and hate being a student as I hate having to watch every single penny in my bank account and not having any income. I got far too used to having money coming in 🙁 I’m now trying to get a part time job so I can work and study because, quite frankly, the last 6 or so months have been awful. There are far too many things I want, baking wise, for the little amount of money I have.
My Amazon wish list is growing and growing… cookbooks, cake tins, you name it. I also feel the need to buy half of Lakeland every time I walk through the doors and have a slight love affair with the home baking aisle in any supermarket as I’m simply amazed at what you can get these days at your local Sainsbury’s! I know they’ll never be as good as specialist shops, but every week when we go shopping I always go down there, even if it’s just to look and I don’t need anything 🙂
I also ventured upstairs in TK MAXX for the first time the other day… WOW is all I can say, I never knew they sold home stuff!! I was in heaven!! I could’ve spent every penny I have right there and then… which would mean I’d have to spend the rest of my life running from the bank as they’d be wanting my money for my credit card :O
It’s times like these that I’m glad I’m my father’s daughter. Much too serious and mature to spend when I can’t really afford it. Even if, in theory I have the money there, I have this thing in my head where I just can’t spend money if I know I don’t have any coming in for a while. It’s a buffer zone, if you like, if my car were to break down tomorrow, God forbid, I could afford to get it fixed.
Then I’d start crying as 1) I am far too attached to my car and freely admit it and 2) I really would have no money then…
So please car, don’t break down on me! 🙂