Up with the larks

“Boating Lake”, Cleethorpes May 2012, Cleethorpes Light Railway

I decided I needed to get up an hour earlier as I have so much to do, and I was actually up before 7am today. It’s not 9am yet and already I’ve done so much, including had breakfast, put 2 washloads through, hung 1 washload out, swept and swilled the yard, cleared all the washing up, and done my daily comps. I’m washed and dressed and ready to go out, so I might walk the dog up to the chemist to collect some anti-histamines before it gets too hot.

And hasn’t it been hot? We’ve had a lovely end of May. I’m in shorts and showing signs of a suntan – although I need white bits (watch strap) to prove it to people.

I had another very busy weekend and was working so late on Saturday that I wasn’t able to go out. The others wanted to leave early to make sure they got seats, and there was just no way that I’d be ready on time. So I carried on working until I dropped, which turned out to be about 8pm, and I had tea in front of Eurovision – and quite enjoyed it.

I also made a strawberry trifle and 18 chocolate cherry brownies. These are my first ever brownies, and they’re gorgeous. I’m not a chocolate-cake fan usually, so these give me a chocolate fix as well as a cake fix all in one shot.

And it’s not over yet. I have another busy week ahead and once I’ve been to the village this morning and hung out the 2nd washload, I’m doing 2011/12 expenses this morning so I can do my 2011/12 tax return. I have all the paperwork I need for this now, and the sooner I get it in, the sooner I get my tax rebate.

Here, then, is this week’s list – some of which are hanging around from last week still:

  • daily comps
  • week-daily blog post
  • 2011/12 expenses
  • edit historical novel #1
  • write #1 health article
  • daily dog walk
  • household chores
  • write walks report, start to finish, and submit
  • collect prescription
  • 2011/12 tax return
  • write #1 writing filler
  • June gig list
  • write DVD script #1
  • write #2 health article
  • proof-read non-fiction book
  • plan new short story for autumn
  • write #2 writing filler
  • drop work off/pick work up
  • weekly invoices

6 thoughts on “Up with the larks

  1. Carol 28 May 2012 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve just crawled to the end of your list, already feeling exhausted today after quite a walk in this heat! I’m still coughing for England but have been assured that by the end of this week I should be at the end of it! Get the tax return out of the way, clear it off the desk and then you can forget about it. I can never understand why people let it hang about and then panic about it. Enjoy the weather while it lasts.


    • Diane 28 May 2012 / 8:16 pm

      Were you in my neck of the woods today? Wentworth is just around the corner. Tax return is done. 😀 Hope you feel better soon.


  2. Vikki (The View Outside) 29 May 2012 / 11:58 am

    Oooooo, chocolate cherry brownies!

    I really must try baking brownies one day 🙂



    • Diane 29 May 2012 / 1:16 pm

      It’s a WW recipe, and it really was my first time. They’re a bit sticky, but they do the trick. xx


  3. Diane 30 May 2012 / 9:44 am

    They’re hanging around a bit longer than my cakes usually do. I think that’s because they’re quite rich. xx


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