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Monday, 16 June 2014

Shiny Stuff

You know, there's a lot to be said for being tidy.

I tend NOT to say much about it as I'm not.  Thank god I'm not a hoarder either is all I can say or life would be even more chaotic!

I'm also a real shiny stuff person - you know what I mean - a million and one things to do and .... Oooh:

SHINY STUFF!!!

This morning for instance, I've got a list!

Clearly SD actually WROTE the list for me but I have EVERY intention of looking at it at some point and ticking stuff off it, yes I DO!

I've got a day off today so as soon as Miss Mac went off to school I set about it with determination - first of all I made myself a coffee - then I sat in the garden for a while -  then my phone beeped (actually it vibrated as I always have it on silent which is why I ALWAYS miss your calls ...).

SHINY STUFF!!

it was a WhatsApp message from Matt The Op, remember him??  Despite the split lip and chipped tooth we do meet up for coffee every now and then when he's in town which he will be tomorrow so a pleasant half hour passed exchanging messages and arranging to meet up.

So, back to the list, but then ...

SHINY STUFF!!

My lovely friend Lou phoned (didn't hear it as phone on silent so had to phone her back) saying she too had a day off today and could she pop round for coffee.

I considered my list (that's a lie btw - It's under the dining table on the floor where the kitten knocked it off earlier and I left it ....).

Yay, of COURSE you can come round, Ive got nothing else on (which is true as none of the stuff on the list actually exists unless I read it does it?).

I'll be round at 11 she said, just got to clear a few jobs off my list ....

Which gave me an hour an a half to do MY stuff ...

But then ...

SHINY STUFF

That kitten I mentioned - the last one of a litter of four, three have gone to good homes which leaves me with a small, very demanding tortoiseshell bundle of fluff

with bloody ENORMOUS claws!
She's feeling lonely now that all her playmates have gone and follows me everywhere shouting at me for attention.  I spend all my time doing this weird hoppy, skipping thing around the house as she runs around like a bloody maniac getting under my feet.

Then I though I really OUGHT to get dressed before Lou arrived but I couldn't find my skirt.

This is where it can sometimes be a pain not being tidy.  I THOUGHT Id left it on the Ottoman at the end of my bed but (having thrown all the other clothes on to the floor) I discovered it wasn't there.  I checked the bed in the spare room which doubles as an ironing basket (except I don't iron ...), nothing ...  I looked in the bathroom and Miss Macs room and then came to the conclusion that I must have just accidentally taken it off when I was out somewhere and left it or something so I pulled on some shorts instead.

I am feeling RATHER virtuous having achieved so much so far this morning ...

One thing that SD seems to have missed off my list (and I can say this in all certainty not having even read it is REWRITE THAT BLOG POST!!).

Holly from English Girl Canadian Man very kindly passed the Liebster Award to me and I was chuffed to bits and sat down (almost) immediately to write my own Leibster post.

But, as Joe pointed out, it was a LAZY post and he told me to go back and do it properly (quite right Joe and I shall!) so, if you clicked on a non existent link then sorry and if you did see it and comment (thank you Joe and  Ann) then don't be surprised when a new post is up with the same name very soon because (as long as I don't have too much SHINY STUFF getting in the way then I am on it!).

Talking of SHINY STUFF, SD has his own too (see, it's NOT just me!) - look what we picked up this weekend ...


I forgot to take a photo so I've lifted this one from the previous owner.


And, well, I might have lost my skirt and list and been a little distracted this morning but SD clearly FORGOT that he already HAS a buggy because now he has TWO (and he says I'M disorganised!).

12 comments:

ann said...

I was going to award myself the liebster as I am awesome and nothing for tomorrow!!
Lucky you for having a day off!! That kitten is adorable. Tidiness is very over rated!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ROFL!!!
List me as one of your readers that enjoyed this immensely. Cute kitty.

Roan said...

A great read to start my day! I just tossed out my list for the day.

joeh said...

That dune buggy looks like fun, except the steering wheel is on the wrong side!

Brighton Pensioner said...

You've reminded me of the first date I had with the Old Bat...
Perhaps I'll tell the story some time about how she fainted on me and I didn't even know where she lived.

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

I was going to say well done on having a list, before I read a) about the shiny stuff (although I get that kittens can be very distracting) and b) about having gone and lost the list!!!

Beth said...

A fun post! Thanks!!

K Ville said...

Is your skirt hanging on the...ohhhh shiny thing...brb

SlapdashMama said...

I myself am very single minded when undertaking tasks, and....ooooh shiny things!!!

Hazel Ceej said...

I'm usually untidy and I'm a hoarder. I'm doomed. Love the way you described your kitty :)

Sarah said...

When I get that post out Ann you will be one of the people I nominate so you'll HAVE to do it them ;-) - the kitten is gorgeous but WE ARE NOT KEEPING HER - hmmm, well, probably not ...

Glad you enjoyed it Annie - she is lovely, Miss Mac has named her Azazel ...


Yay, for list tossing out Roan - life is so much more fun when you dont have a clue what you are doing :-)


Ha ha Joe, we could spend all day doing this couldn't we? They are a huge amount of fun and this one had great TYRES!


I know Holly, I KNOW - I am ashamed ... Not much mind, but a little :-)

Thank you Beth.

Ha ha, what would I do without you K? Cake??

Twins NS - TWINS!!

She is lovely Hazel (and funnily enough I suggested Hazel as apposed to Azazel) a name for her.



Sarah said...

I would LOVE to hear that story some time BP - go on, tell me!!