so, "my" new cleaner accepted the challenge on Friday afternoon
i had drawn a list
she did stuff from the list + some other dusting i had not thought about
she didn't finish the list but it re-energised me
... to know that "deep dusting" would be done & i could do something else instead & i wouldn't be so tired afterwards so would have energy left for doing some other cleaning afterwards (i wiped the kitchen elements whilst preping the meal & supervising homework)
whilst she worked i sat down in the kitchen and did two sewing repairs that had been waiting for quite a while
then i try to reconcile some bank statements with the statements from the health expenses re-imbursement scheeme and the complementary re-imbursement scheeme, i wrote all i knew (what i had spent, when, for whom, with whom + what sum where re-imbursed when) & then tried to put colors everywhere to work out from the sums that were re-imbursed, which appear on the bank statement, which ones were which percentage of which initial health expenses ....
i spent one whole hour on that ... and still don't know if indeed we were re-imbursed "too much" by 23 euros something about DS' eye reeducation sessions, i don't think so, but i was not 100% clear about all the rest of the system either so was not sure how to articulate any claim i could have made to contest the demand that i write a cheque to re-imburse the 23 euros something ... so i wrote the cheque the next day and posted it & thinking it would declutter my mind instead !!!!!!
am still spending too much time at the computer (my drug of choice LOL)
but finished clearing up the back balcony on Friday, am so happy about that
went to drop the 6 donation bags too in the morning
now, am working on the front balcony because scaffolding is going up tomorrow & deep cleaning for the rolling blinds and other repairs are going to happen by Wednesday. On Tuesday evening DHis going to put out in the street a tall plastic cupboard that has a broken door (thus not protecting sports gear from dust anymore) since i have made an appointment with the town curb collecting for big furniture items; although it's partly broken, it might "disappear" during the night but the lady i made the appointment with told me they know about that and are used to it so it's ok if it happens ....
this afternoon a mom i got to know when DD1 was in kindergarten is coming to collect the high chair that we used with DS and DD2 (and that went to the US in a container with all our possessions and back !) and that had been collecting dust in the cellar for 2 years, she's now a childminder and the rules are more strict these days so her old broken wooden high chair with no harness is not meeting the safety requirements as set out by the lady who controls what she does every now and then. Am glad it's going to go to someone who is needs it. (Two weeks ago i sold her my old single stroller for 10 euros).
i still need to sort through paper clutter for find the leaflet that goes with it ... i know i saw it a few months back but cannot remember which pile it went to !!!
yesterday saturday, i did errands (two different shops), managed a nap in the afternoon, the roller blading class in the morning, two decent meals
- my latest discovery is green soup with half a can of "green" beans, the ones that are yellow all over, and one or two blocks of frozen spinash, with a dollop of cream, it was so yummy that DD1 ate a bowl of it, DH ate some too but out of politeness, didn't like it, so am not going to serve it to him any more, but am going to have some once a week from now on since it's rather easy to have the ingredients on hand
but only did washing up and two loads of laundry
i forgot , but over Fri and Sat, managed to change all 3 kids bedding in rotation (it dries up on racks, inside when there's too much wind or if it's raining )
right now i need to attend to the content of the outside shelf that has been spread out near the TV and
sort out, clean, put aside what i could maybe sell, or donate and reduce it to fit on the shelf space now available in the back balcony
went shopping last night but totally forgot to buy plain yogurts !
not sure i want to face the Sunday morning queue at our local supermarket ....
not sure what i'm going to serve for lunch or dinner either (but have options at least, following my last minute shopping foray of last night !)
...of course, am spending loads of time drinking tea & sitting at the computer INSTEAD of getting ready for the day (wash and dress) and starting tackling my "to do of the day" !!!!!!!
last night i spent too much time watching TV and knitting (very destressing in a way but eating in too much into my sleep time ....)