So far so good with the ‘clawing back time’ plan. I got up 15 minutes early and washed up, put the bedsheet and pillowcases in the washing machine, cleaned the bath and took two portions of sausage casserole and mash (home-made of course!) out of the freezer before doing anything else. It only took ten minutes! I even had time to stop at the shop to get some milk, butter and fruit before going to work.
On my lunchbreak I went to the post office and the bank, then stopped at one of my favourite shops to get another little fold-up bag. Gran was admiring mine so I thought I’d get her one for her birthday. When I got back to the office, I ordered her a CD she said she’d like for her birthday as well. Since I was only a few pounds short of being eligable for free delivery I decided to order something else for another birthday in August – that way I have ‘finished’ both sets of birthday presents and made the most of the free delivery option.
As soon as I got home I went through the post that has arrived in the past week and filed it all away. Next I phoned my gas and electric supplier with my meter readings to check that we were on track. This is something I am really rubbish at doing. In the past we have ended up either paying way too much or not enough. Apparently we are right on track which is a relief! I’ve just made a huge pasta salad to last both of us for lunches for the next three days. I had everything finished by 6.40pm. All I have left to do is wait for the sheet to dry so I can put it back on the bed. That’s it! The house is relatively tidy and I don’t have any nagging voices in the back of my head telling me I ought to be doing something. So. I am going to jump in the bath with a good book, then have dinner and curl up with Husband on the sofa to watch the DVD that arrived from Lovefilm this morning.
I wonder how long all of this productivity will last?!
Mini-food shop £6.55 – from food fund
Fold-up bag £3.95 – from general spending fund
CD and DVD from Amazon £18.65 – from what is left in bank account unallocated/gift fund!
From the challenge-a-day list:
- Making better/good use: of my time! An evening free from the to-do lists – yippee!
- Financial planning: checking my gas/electric meter readings
- Financial planning: getting even more things in advance for the gift box