Monday, 13 August 2018

Saturday Fails and Successes and Sunday at Home

I shopped in Tesco first on my way into town because they had things I wanted on offer but somewhere between Tesco check-outs and the town my shopping list vanished and at the moment I can't remember a thing without a list, it was a frustrating morning as I forgot where I was supposed to be going in town. So went home without the things that I hadn't got in Tesco and should have got from Asda. Duh!

In one charity shop I found four books** and two packs of curious craft stuff *, (do I need books and craft stuff? er................. no but yes)

but then forgot to go back to the charity shop that wasn't open when I arrived, the one that is jam-packed full of bits and bobs! Bother.

Got home and found a couple of things that were on offer in Tesco had gone through the till at full price - so annoying and  then remembered what it was that I'd forgotten which wasn't on the list. Bother again

Also found the £1 off voucher I should have handed in for cat food I bought. - Hopeless!

Oh well, it's a new  week  and maybe I'll get myself organised.

The afternoon was better as Son and DIL popped round with Willow, 4 months old next week and such a cutie.

 Son came to help me shift the other wardrobe out of the back bedroom, I thought I could do the decorating round it but decided it was too much in the way. They've also carted off a chest of drawers that I'd emptied by jiggling stuff around in other cupboards. They're going to sell it online for me. I'm trying to do a little bit of sorting from the garage or indoors each day, just a few things into a bag for charity shop or into the bin. Saturday it was  the chest of drawers out and  books and  vases went into two carrier bags and out into the car ready for the next time I'm near a charity shop and an ad sent to the Suffolk Smallholders Newsletter for something Col bought and wasn't able to use.
There is so much stuff in the workshop that  needs sorting, I want to get the garage done to make room for the things that need keeping they'll then be moved there from the workshop.

Didn't bother with boot sale on Sunday as it was spitting with rain first thing although we didn't actually have any proper rain until much later. I put a few more plum tomatoes into the freezer - I'm collecting them a few at a time until I've got enough for my favourite Red Hot Relish. Also a couple of peppers added to the freezer bag. Finished sanding down the bedroom walls and ceiling. Sundays tidying was finding £20 worth of books to go off to Ziffit and a couple of bits of old junk from the garage into the bin.

*When I opened them I found the curious craft packs are  3D decoupage sheets for making Huge A4 greetings cards. 2 for Christmas and 2 others. Bit big for posting!.
** I'm pleased with the books as The History of Stowmarket is a facsimile re-print of a very old book from the C19 full of fascinating information. We had a re-bound copy of the original when I worked in Stowmarket Library, but it wasn't allowed out of the library. I've never seen The History of Ipswich book so that will be interesting to look at. The crime novel by Cyril Hare is a reprint from the 1950s and co-incidentally I have just read one of the two of his books I have from the library. I'm not sure what the Georgette Heyer Christmas mystery will be like, it was originally published in 1941.

Back Tomorrow
Sue


44 comments:

  1. We always need books and craft stuff for the sake of our souls! Heyer stories are usually a good read so fingers crossed.
    xx

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    1. I'm not keen on the regency stuff she wrote but I'll give this mystery one a go

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  3. I do exactly that sort of thing. Write a good list and then promptly lose it, so you are not alone with that!
    Yesterday we went to the B&M, I'd written a list of cleaning products I needed to get from there. Could I find the wretched list? Nope. The only certain thing on there was the pink mop & bucket I knew they had, but couldn't buy last time I was in because I was walking with Violet and had other shopping to carry home.
    I'm still searching for my list to see what I've missed, it's in a notepad thing which I can't find anywhere!!

    You've had a good and busy weekend though :O) x

    p.s deleted & rewrote this comment, it didn't read properly the first time!

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    1. I've missed the pinkness! any plans to return to blogging?

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  4. Love your book haul. I also was given some of those giant decoupage cards and regifted them. It’s good you are slowly tidying/ rehoming/ selling/removing things that you won’t use. Willow is so bright and sitting up well. Is that an amber bracelet round her ankle? I believe they are used for teething.

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    1. Yes it is amber, I'd never heard of this but DIL said several people had told her it really works so she thought it worth a try, anything to help with the pain of teething will be good.

      I'll probably make the cards and give them to family so they wont need posting. Son and DIL loved the look of the Christmas card so that will be for them!

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  5. I once bought a CD which had a £3 sticker on it. When I got home I noticed I had been charged £14! I went back and got a refund of the £11. That was in Sainsbury's though. You could ring the number on the bottom of the till receipt and you might get a refund. I think it is done deliberately, they must have customers who don't check their receipts, store is quids in! I like your idea of buying Christmas stories early, ready for the season. Have a good week. Carole.

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    1. That amount was worth going back for a refund! Mine was less than a £1.
      I should look before leaving the shop

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  6. We too are hopeless without lists, in most rooms. So frustrating isn’t it!

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  7. Don't worry, the "can't remember anything" is normal. I forgot my PIN number for my bank card after a bereavement. Twice. Apart from the frustrating shopping trip, that sounds like a weekend full of achievement to me.

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    1. I've remembered my PIN number luckily - just forgetting everything else

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  8. I write a shopping list or a to do list for town and then promptly leave it on the table...duh!

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    1. I still have no idea where my list went. I had it in Tesco then ........gone

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  9. Sue....I am permanently useless without a list when I go shopping but quite often I write one then walk out of the house without it.
    Must admit I was pretty sharp yesterday though and noticed I was being overcharged for some items in a clothes shop and got it sorted before I handed over any money.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I would wander hopelessly without a list.......but where did I lose it?

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  10. Oh yes, I need lists!! I now do 'double' lists. I write things I need on a whiteboard in the kitchen and take a photo of it on my phone. So as well as my written list I have a backup on my phone!

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    1. I sometimes go out without my phone! Very worrying

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  11. Another "list loser" here. Sometimes mine actually make it to the store only to fall out of the cart partway through. Frustrating. Or worse case, I have the list is right in front of me and I still forget to pick up one or more of the items. Think it is because I so dislike grocery shopping that I just want to get out of the store as fast as possible.

    Willow is certainly a sweet charmer. Such a cutie.

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  12. I hate it when I can't remember what's on the list. It's so frustrating. I've taken to taking s ohoto if the list as I don't go anywhere without my phone!

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  13. My dad would love the History of Ipswich, his an Ipswich man through and through. What an annoying shopping trip, especially being charged full price for reduced items. Willow is lovely, just like her beautiful name xx

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    1. It's got lots of old engravings ...... reading for winter I think

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  14. What a great post. You found some good things in the charity shop anyway - and commiserations on the shopping list being left behind, it is a standing joke between Keith and I that it will often be waiting for me on the kitchen table when we get back from town!! Today he left a cheque behind which he had intended to pay in, so I got my own back!

    I read ALL the Georgette Heyer books in my late teens and 20s, but I don't remember that one.

    Good luck with getting everything sorted out and rehomed. Keith needs to go through his workshop to clear the old woodworking planes he will never use again (and of course now they are no longer flavour of the month and only worth about £1 each).

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    1. I read some of her regency books back in my library days but when I read one recently I couldn't get on with it. I just looked on Fantastic Fiction and it was first published as Envious Casca, one of 4 crime fiction featuring Inspector Hemingway. Obviously a title change to boost Christmas sales!

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  15. Not sure if you remember me? I have had a long time off from blogging but attempting to start again.

    I am very sorry to hear about your husband xxx

    Looking forward to hearing about your CS finds and of course those grandchildren xx

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    1. Hi Vicki, good to hear from you, of course I remember you! Still in town once a week to see youngest and Florence even though we are now in Mid Suffolk.
      Your sons must be very grown up now.

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    2. Just popped over to read your return to blogging and find you are not in the same town now and married - congratulations!
      Lot's of changes for me too.

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    3. Now on Suffolk/Essex border. Boys both proper young men now - giants the pair of them!!

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  16. Can never have too many books or too much craft stuff (at least that's what I tell myself lol). I was consciously careful when I was going around the charity shops as there was so much I wanted, but knew I'd have to take it home in the suitcase in the end!

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    1. Excess baggage of craft stuff might be a bit expensive!

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  17. Join the club Sue. After eighteen months I still find it hard to focus and need to make careful notes and lists when I go into town otherwise I forget things. Also I always put the list in my purse so I know where it is when I go into the shop.

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    1. I had it when I went in but didn't have it after I came out! Still haven't found it

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  18. I must have my list and I have lost or forgotten it many times. The frustration, especially after spending the time to make it! One time I thought I'd be smart and make a list on an app on my phone. Well, I was using it in the store and accidently erased it! We all have those days!

    Willow is just adorable! She looks like such a happy baby. Isn't it wonderful being a Grandma!

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  19. I don't make lists of anything, but if there is something I want to remember I repeat it out loud. It may help if when you write the shopping list you actually speak each item as you write it, then if you forget the list it will be in your memory.

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  20. Hi Sue, I have been following your blog for some time and am full of admiration for your determination and the way you look for the good things in your life. My memory has been awful following the recent death of my mum and like you forget or lose shopping lists. A friend suggested taking a photo of the list on my phone which works well...if I remember my phone! Love the photo of Willow - she looks very content.

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  21. Egads.. I go crazy if I lose a list or forget it at home. Sounds like a frustrating shopping trip for you. Your little Willow is a delight! You're so wise to do a little each day instead of trying to do it all at once. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. One always needs more books and craft supplies. They keep a person busy and out of trouble.

    The one or two times I have forgotten my grocery list it has driven me crazy and ended up forgetting loads of stuff.

    God bless.

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  23. You got a lovely haul of books. Young Willow is looking as bright as a button and totally gorgeous. Hopefully your cat food coupon will still be in date, plus you found all those books for Ziffit - more successes than fails. Be kind to yourself.

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  24. Willow is a sweetie. Love those little chubby legs. It's hard to remember when mine were that small. I don't buy bound books much anymore. I'll get them on my Kindle and that's where I read. Once in a blue moon I'll get a soft cover trade if it's something I want to share. Now that my mom's gone, I don't have anyone to share books with.
    I was not gifted with the craft gene. It missed me completely. I got the cooking one as did my brother.
    Glad you're doing well.

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