We have a courtesy car while our Body Work is being done - in fact our car is ready for collection but the garage is closed until Tuesday. So we are not really venturing far. In any case, after that glorious Spring day yesterday, today is windy, cloudy and cold. Storm Katie is on its way and the wind has arrived already. Spare a thought for Yorkshire Pudding (on my side bar) who should be crossing the Irish Sea from the Isle of Man this morning. He will need his seasickness pills I think.
So, I have taken the opportunity this morning to do two jobs which have been bugging me for weeks, but which I have kept putting off (never a good idea). The first was to balance the ledger. It is our farm financial year end at the beginning of April and I like to send the ledgers to our accountant added up and balanced. I have to be in the right mood to do this otherwise I can add it up a dozen times (and yes I do mean with a calculator) and get a different answer each time. So this morning, after the usual household jobs, I sat down with the ledger, spoke firmly to it - and myself - and it balanced first time. First job done.
Then the post came. In the post was my Country Living Magazine (which my god-daughter buys me on subscription each year). No, the temptation was to sit down and have a look over a coffee. But another job was calling loudly.
Does everybody have a drawer somewhere into which they put things that haven't got a place anywhere else? Things like paper clips, elastic bands (I wonder how much the Post Office spend on elastic bands - many of which come through our letter box with our morning mail), batteries for various things, spare bulbs for Christmas tree lights, - these are just a few of the things which needed sorting out.
Jumping in at the deep end I tipped the drawer out on to the kitchen table. The paper clips were collected up and put where they should have been put in the first place - in the paper clip box in my desk. The elastic bands were put into a plastic bag, same with the curtain hooks - and so on. Now the drawer is tidy. Two jobs done in one morning and now it is time to get the lunch - so I am feeling rather pleased with my morning's work. What have you all been doing - something more exciting I hope.