Friday, October 10

Preparing and What I did yesterday

The girls go back to school on Tuesday, commencing the first of the 'summer terms' - different uniform, sandals, sun hats every day. This morning I thought 'I hope those uniforms fit'. So we got them out and tried everything on. They were fine. Hannah needed new school sandals so we went and bought those today. Boring brown school sandals. $85. All the nice shoes we could have bought for $85, but no...they were the ones we needed. And did I mention.......$85!!?

We also went to the pet shop and saw the puppies. I'd love a puppy. Just saying.

Then we went to the supermarket which was a hoot (no, I'm kidding, it was supermarket shopping - same as always).

Now we're home. We had lunch and now I have work to do (yes, the kind you get paid for). I'd really like to put my feet up for half an hour but I'd better not.

Speaking of such things remember how tired I was yesterday? Well, I don't know what happened but despite being so tired I started a couple of jobs I've been intending to do for a while.......and couldn't stop. I was like the energiser bunny on speed...I was still going at 11pm!! Tom was worried that when I did eventually go to bed I wouldn't be able to sleep I was so strung out and manic.


- Changed the sheets/quilt covers etc

- Vacuumed and dusted the whole house

- Did 4 loads of washing, the whole washing line was full plus two small dryer loads

- Completely tidied, ordered and organised the top drawer of the filing cabinet (got 4 supermarket plastic bags of papers – I really need a shredder)

- Tidied and organised the bills folder, did a new fortnightly budget spreadsheet and another financial spreadsheet

- Folded most of the clean washing and put it away

- Took a cup of tea to bed at 11pm and read until midnight.

This is all as well as the usual daily bits and pieces, supervising children, making lunch, making dinner, bathing children etc. Once I went to bed I did actually fall asleep easily and slept well. I've got no idea what caused the wild energy burst, especially considering I was operating on less than 3 hours sleep, but whatever it was I'd like some more of it.


Dave said...

Perhaps you've dicovered the real you only needs 3 hours sleep - it's all those extra hours in bed that train your body to be lazy.

Try getting up at 3 am every day and see how much more work you're able to do. By the end of the week you'll be buzzing.

Caitlin said...

You know Dave, you might be right....I'll try that!

Willow said...

Hi, Caitlin ... thanks for checking out my blog! I really felt for you yesterday - I remember those nights with my two children when they were younger. Isn't it amazing how you find these bursts of energy when you need them, though .. "energiser bunny on speed" ! I like that!
Willow x

Dave said...

Ahem. Withall this extra energy, I was rather hoping for two or three more blog-posts by now.

Dave said...

I'm going to bed now. When I return I expect to see 500 words on a topic of your choice.

Or some pictures.

Dave said...

I'm back.

miss*R said...

maybe you are spring cleaning and don't know it!! - $85 for a pair of sandals ?? geez, they went up in price since my kids went to school.
as to the fatigue, try rosehip tea, it is fantastic when you feel tired.

Cathy said...

i love those sort of energy bursts! except lately ive been getting them at odd hours and not sleeping at all!! we have our house on the market so it's created a NECESSITY for a tidy house (and schol/work starts back tomorrow! don't know how i'll cope!)

Dave said...

Hope you and yours are all OK. Can't think of any other explanation for your sudeen silence.

Caitlin said...

Sorry for the delay Dave. I've put a cricket photo on the latest post by way of an apology. :-)

I know Robyn, school shoes are outrageously priced, it's disgraceful. Now I find Aislin needs a pair too. Sigh.

Good luck with the house sale Cathy! I regularly suffer from insomnia unfortunately I'm not terribly productive at 3am - I wish I was, it would make the lack of sleep worthwhile.