This is probably my favourite photo lately (click through if you’re reading via RSS or email). It was taken when Lily was dancing while waiting for Mr Monkey at his work, using the VSCOcam app on my iPhone 4S. It’s just such a perfect summary of Lily’s personality.
Last week I was determined to get lot’s done. I almost succeeded.
I had planned to do lots of housework on Tuesday and Wednesday while Lily was at her grandparents’ house for a sleepover. But after minimal sleep Monday night and a sore back after a fall, I spent Tuesday morning asleep on the couch. I then got a call to come and pick Mr Monkey up from work as he wasn’t feeling well. My Mum apparently wasn’t well as well, and later my brother came down with it too. We think it was just a bit of a stomach bug that worked it way through most of the family. I was feeling rather unwell myself by Tuesday night so Tuesday was mostly spent on the couch.
Wednesday I was feeling better and Mr Monkey was back at work, but I thought I’d take it rather easily as I wasn’t 100%. But I did manage to complete my assignment and do a few other things on the laptop. I got a bit of housework done on Thursday before going to pick Lily up (and finding out that my mother-in-law had been sick overnight too!). Friday was spent grocery shopping and tidying and studying. Saturday was spent sleeping in and a trip into the city and Sunday was spent grocery shopping (again!) and laptop working.
But I did manage to do a tub clean and clean the outside of the washing machine and I stayed mostly on top of the dishes and the clothes washing. Mr Monkey fixed the broken clothesline on Sunday and also installed shelving the shed to organise everything stored out there. My father-in-law whipper-snippered the backyard for us on Tuesday when they came to pick Lily up and Mr Monkey did some weeding as well. The backyard looks better but definitely needs some TLC.
This week is the bedrooms and they have definitely been neglected lately. Chloe’s cot is full of clothes that need to be folded (we co-sleep so it’s never used) and both rooms are in desperate need of a tidy. I’d also like to sort through Lily’s toys and my clothes but they are down the list – let’s just get it clean first!