I should really talk about my Deployment To Do List. Every time he goes away I have all these grand plans, you know they type; start a new hobby, learn a language, learn to garden (then landscape it), run for Prime Minster and change the world as we know it. I like to aim high.
In reality I know I am probably never going to achieve anything on my list but it’s a list and I LOVE a good list. That brings us to Spring 2019. I had all these plans when he said cheerio this time, this time I was going to get sh*t sorted. So I wrote a list, itemising things that seemed fairly achievable in the ‘New Year, New Me, its 2019, let’s smash it’ frame of mind. This years Deployment To Do List included:
- Get fit
- Get healthy
- Make family photo albums
- Paint the garden shed
- Upcycle Wee Mans bed
- Sort garage
It’s been 4 months so do you want to know how I’ve got on?
I have failed to get fit. I’m a fair weather runner and as the sun rarely makes an appearance here (it’s not called the Emerald Isle for nothing) there’s been a handful of runs completed. I do go to the odd lunchtime gym session but it’s more of a social event, if my legs worked as hard as my tongue I would have killer pins.
Getting healthy? Well, it really depends on what your idea of what healthy is doesn’t it? I buy the healthy stuff and then spend time and energy bribing the kids to eat it. Meanwhile, I’m reaching for a loaf of bread and jar of marmite and washing it down with a bottle of Irn Bru. As usual I told Braai Boy that I would go ‘dry’ to support him whilst he was away, and as usual I broke after a week, I blame a particularly tense Dancing on Ice skate-off.
Family albums? yeah one day, probably when the kids have left home. As for Wee Man’s bed, well let’s be honest he’s a toddler and as long as the duvet cover has dinosaurs on it he doesn’t care. Next week if its sunny I will make a start on the garage. However if its it’s raining, which is highly likely, I won’t, you see the garage floods and I have a hole in my wellies
So, there we have it in 4 months I have completed one of items on my list. The garden shed is painted. 6 weeks left to smash the rest of the list, I hear they’re looking for a new PM so watch this space!