Then I decided to put all the photos I want printed together and took them to the local place which does them for 4p a print, and so help me, the machines are broken. Try next week. So the scrapbooking will have to wait too. I did play about with word art and inserted photos into words and letters, which I will use on the quilt one day and in the scrapbook, (when the photos are printed!)
That took an hour or so. Does that count? And I did see some friends and catch up. As I said, it is a lot harder than it seems to actually DO something for yourself!
I am plowing my way through the Pit book which so many have read, and maybe I am missing something, but I am finding it somewhat less inspiring than I expected. We seem to be going in circles and getting nowhere, and I am more than half way through it. Now give me a Max Lucado book and I am off and running. Anyway, so the reading idea is not a good one. I am not inclined to think....ooh I have an hour or 2, let me go and get my book....... No. It can stay up there next to my bed.
I sat down to watch uninterrupted TV and there was nothing scintillating to watch either, and I keep seeing things which need doing, which do NOT fall under the "do something for yourself" category. Cleaning, tidying and redecorating, etc etc.
I did think about laptops. I even looked at one or 2 in the shop (when I did the food shop, which is a chore, not a pleasure) and then became intensely practical and frugal and decided that I had no idea what to look for anyway, so stopping was a good idea, before I got quite carried away and actually bought one. When I came home, though, I suddenly thought that in all likelihood, a laptop is something I may very well need for the inquest, to be able to access the relevant notes fast, instead of paging through a zillion pieces of paper with post it notes attached to search for something quickly.
So actually, I am better off just plodding along doing what I have to do. When something does turn up which falls into the category of fun or for me, I will do it. I am just not very good at going out and finding it at the moment, and to be frank, worrying about being incapable of finding something only compounds the problem. I reckon church counts, and we had a great service this morning, so there you are....... I did something!
Schools finally go back on Wednesday, after the summer. It will be good to have some structure and routine back in our days, and David needs to get his prospective universities organised, so he can visit them in the next few weeks too. His application has to be in before Christmas, and the weeks will be flying by fast, as they always do when there are deadlines to meet.
Ah well. We have cousins visiting from South Africa this week, so my posting may be sporadic. And tomorrow, I will have to clean and tidy this house. It can't be put off any longer! I can hardly bear the excitement.........