Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy Mother's Day

So it's been a relatively slow week. But given that we are going to go away for a short trip next weekend, this weekend meant a lot of extra work. Mainly just remaking the beds and putting stuff back into the van that comes out (towels, clothes, sheets etc) and making sure the housework gets done because I can't leave it another week so to speak.

So Saturday was pretty full on. I was feeling pretty bad because Fluffy had decided to work all weekend, and he didn't take Dobby shopping on Thursday night for a Mother's Day gift. I figured they didn't really care, and because I already had one little gift that Dobby picked for me last weekend, that I was set.

Admittedly, a lot of it was hormonal, but I was feeling terrible anyway. Then, when I had my weekend all planned, Fluffy asked me to go shopping Saturday and get us all track pants for the caravan. We have only had summer gear in the van so our clothes needed updating.

I agreed just to nip up to the local KMart and see what I could do, because I had so many other chores to take care of.

Then, before I left, he asked me could I go to a sign writer in our area, and wait while he put together some lettering for the van. Sigh. Okay, sure.

A little earlier Sarah's mum had asked if I could take Sarah for the weekend because she had stuff on and Sarah would be spending most of the day Saturday and a portion of Saturday evening alone, and she would be better off with people. She's 13 but can function on her own. Of course, I said yes.

So once she came (an hour later than the time mentioned, which meant I spent an hour not wanting to start anything so we could go out as soon as she arrived!) we went up to KMart.

I found us all trackies, and Dobby found some genie style pants for $10 that she loved. Maccas for lunch, then before we went home I got Fluffy to check if that bloke was ready for us yet. No, he'd be another half to three quarters of an hour yet.

So I took the girls around the corner to the video shop. Wasted half an hour there, and made our way back to the sign writers. I didn't want to go all the way home and come all the way back out. May as well wait. So we did. Another half hour. Finally he came back, and I went inside. Fluffy had faxed across what he wanted so all I had to do was pick out the blue for Fluffy. Blue, I said? Our van is maroon and silver...

And, of course, the only piece of maroon he had was two small pieces. She he had to fiddle and fix until he could get it to fit. Then he had to cut and assemble it. Long story short, I was inside for another 45 minutes. The girls were waiting in the car all that time.

Back home and I find Fluffy getting the washing in. Earlier in the day I had tried to clean the oven. Another chore Fluffy said needed doing. We put cleaner in Friday night, but Saturday it didn't shift much at all. I lack strength in my fingers now so couldn't scrub it like it needed. Fluffy did. He did a fantastic job and it looks like new.

The problem was that I needed the oven for dinner. Luckily we have a microwave/convection oven, so I used that. Chicken curry and rice for dinner. Yummo!

So Fluffy did a wonderful job on the oven and I had to dirty it Sunday night with roast potatoes :-)

Anyway, after doing chores all day Saturday, including cutting out the material for two cushions for the van, I was pretty miffed and tired.

Fluffy got a bit upset at me because I explained my frustration. I got angry at him, (sorry Fluffy) and tried to tell him why I was frustrated, that I was so busy and he had given me extra chores which really upset the rhythm of my day. After dinner he asked would I like him to sit with me while I finished the cushions. I would love that. So he did. It was nice. This is the end result:

He loves them. The fit right in. I made them like pillow cases, and the back is the brown fabric of the couches.

Then, after I finished those, he asked would I like to have a go at a table topper. Not quite a runner, and not a table cloth. So between the two of us we designed this:

We both hate the bright colour of the table (admittedly not quite as "yellow" as it looks here but bright anyway) so we put together this cover. Looks great we think.

Stuff cleaning up, we just went to bed.

Sunday he wished me happy Mother's day before he went to work. He also told me he had stopped on the way home after work Saturday and bought me a present, and gently chastised me for thinking he didn't love me enough to buy me a gift. Silly me (feels bad).

Sunday the girls slept in late, so I got up and made myself breakfast. Did some more housework. When they got up they had just enough time to scoff some toast before Sarah's mum came to get her.

As soon as they left Dobby and I headed down to Marion to pick up a few more things - slippers for Fluffy (and me), a couple more pairs of the genie pants (dubbed penis pants by Sarah because she thought they made it look like Dobby had one...) and a bite to eat.

KMart down at Marion didn't have any of the pants so we had to go back up to Kurrulta Park, where we had been yesterday. And to Coles for bread.

Back home and Dobby gave me my card she made and the $100 Millers gift voucher Fluffy had bought me, plus the gift set of bath products Dobby had bought last weekend.

Then it was straight back to work. And, I had to go back out again and return the videos and pick up cheese and milk I had forgotten earlier... this blonde brain thing I am having is sure driving me crazy! In between I put a lovely roast into the saucepan for a slow steam. Lovely! Vacuumed the lounge as well.

Dinner was beautiful, and afterwards Fluffy sat with me while I did two pages of mother's scrap book.

Well, what a weekend. I am quite looking forward to doing nothing this weekend. Fluffy is home today (he went to work for a short period this morning to do a couple of little things) and when I just spoke to him he said he was going to wash the floors for me. He has also said he'd get the washing off the line for me today. Aaah, lovely!

All I have to do now is the ironing while he takes Dobby to guitar tonight (new day new time).

Early night for me I think...


SOL's view said...

Wow. What a weekend. I'd suggest swapping, but I don't want yours! :)

Glad you had a good day after all.

Anonymous said...

Yeh I hate that too. Plan and organise your day and someone comes along and throws a spanner in the works and stuffs it all up for you! Aren't you's a pair of clever dicks for designing that table topper! Have a goood time this weekend on your trip! Love Rat

Chris H said...

Hell's bell's you did have a busy weekend.
I love the cushions and table topper! Well done.
I am right into table toppers/doilies at the moment! lol